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  • Going Viralby Karine Nahon; Jeff Hemsley

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29

    We live in a world where a tweet can be instantly retweeted and read by millions around the world in minutes, where a video forwarded to friends can destroy a political career in hours, and where an unknown man or woman can become an international celebrity overnight. Virality: individuals create it, governments fear it, companies would die for it.... more...

  • The Media and Communications in Australiaby Stuart Cunningham; Sue Turnbull

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 50.00

    The most widely used introduction to the Australian media, fully updated to reflect the increasing prominence of the internet in the communication and entertainment industries. more...

  • Social Mediaby Christian Fuchs

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 37.00

    "That rarest of academic creations: a truly, unabashedly critical textbook on a timely and important topic for contemporary media studies. If you want your students to think about issues of power and social justice... and if you want an alternative to the anodyne and borderline fan-like writing that has become the stuff of new media texts, this is... more...

  • Postmodernism For Beginnersby Jim Powell; Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2007; US$ 16.99

    If you are like most people, you?re not sure what Postmodernism is. And if this were like most books on the subject, it probably wouldn?t tell you. Besides what a few grumpy critics claim, Postmodernism is not a bunch of meaningless intellectual mind games. On the contrary, it is a reaction to the most profound spiritual and philosophical crisis... more...

  • Media and the Sexualization of Childhoodby Barrie Gunter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Media and the Sexualization of Childhood examines the on-going debates surrounding the prominence of sexual themes in children?s lives, from clothes and accessories, toys and games, to music, entertainment media, advertising, and new media platforms. Parents, educators and politicians around the developed world have raised concerns about the effects... more...

  • Harold Innis's History of Communicationsby William J. Buxton; Michael R. Cheney; Paul Heyer; John Durham Peters

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 72.99

    Exploring how social order changes as the means of communication change, this volume makes widely accessible, for the first time, three extant chapters from Harold Innis?s History of Communications ?a legendary manuscript known of by many media historians, but seen by very few. more...

  • Consumed Nostalgiaby Gary Cross

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Nostalgia isn?t what it used to be. For many of us, modern memory is shaped less by a longing for the social customs and practices of the past, or family heirlooms handed down over generations, and more by childhood encounters with ephemeral commercial goods and media moments. This phenomenon has given rise to communities of nostalgia built around... more...

  • House of Cards and Philosophyby J. Edward Hackett

    Wiley 2015; US$ 17.95 US$ 15.56

    Is Democracy overrated? Does power corrupt? Or do corrupt people seek power? Do corporate puppet masters pull politicians’ strings? Why does Frank talk to the camera? Can politics deliver on the promise of justice? House of Cards depicts our worst fears about politics today. Love him or loathe him, Frank Underwood... more...

  • Divergent and Philosophyby Courtland Lewis

    Open Court 2015; US$ 19.99

    Courtland Lewis has scoured the planet to bring together the most talented faction members, factionless, and even a few from the Bureau to discuss the philosophy of Divergent . Divergent and Philosophy begins by examining the personal struggles that all people face at some time: What sort of person should I be? What if I find out my life is a... more...

  • Media Sociologyby David Barrat

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 55.95

    The British post-war campaign to ban American horror comics neatly illustrates many of the pitfalls of media research. It is the first case-study used by David Barrat as he reviews this rapidly growing field of sociology. He gives a clear account of how and why sociologists have studied the media, looking in particular at the arguments about the effects... more...