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  • The Legend of Zelda and Philosophyby Luke Cuddy

    Open Court 2008; US$ 21.95

    With both young and adult gamers as loyal fans, The Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved video game series ever created. The contributors to this volume consider the following questions and more: What is the nature of the gamer?s connection to Link? Does Link have a will, or do gamers project their wills onto him? How does the gamer experience... more...

  • Reading 'Desperate Housewives'by Janet McCabe; Kim Akass

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    ?Everyone has a little dirty laundry.? The darkly comic series about the secret lives of the ladies living on Wisteria Lane became an instant breakthrough hit for ABC. 21 million viewers tuned in for the first episode and this figure has steadily grown as audiences from around the globe have switched on to the shenanigans in suburbia. Desperate Housewives... more...

  • Investigating Firefly and Serenityby Rhonda V. Wilcox; Tanya Cochran

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Joss Whedon, probably the first recognised tv auteur, who brought us Buffy and Angel, is also the creator of the remarkable space Western 'Firefly' and the major Firefly film 'Serenity'. 'Firefly' ran for twelve hour-long episodes in 2002 before being cancelled by the network. But this premature burial had an extraordinary outcome: the fans - self-named... more...

  • Transnational Celebrity Activism in Global Politicsby Liza Tsaliki; Christos A. Frangonikolopoulos; Asteris Huliaras

    Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00

    In recent years, celebrities from George Clooney to Bono to Angelina Jolie have attempted to play an increasingly important role in global politics. Celebrity activism is an ever-growing, internationally visible phenomenon—yet the impact of these high-profile humanitarians on public awareness, government support, and mobilization of resources... more...

  • Fifty Key Writers on Photographyby Mark Durden

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    A clear and concise survey of some of the most significant writers on photography who have played a major part in defining and influencing our understanding of the medium. It provides a succinct overview of writing on photography from a diverse range of disciplines and perspectives and examines the shifting perception of the medium over the course... more...

  • Youth and Mediaby Andy Ruddock

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 39.00

    A fascinating student introduction to the popular subject of how the media influence young people. Covering all the key topics and full of international case studies, it will be adopted on courses on youth media and youth culture across media studies, cultural studies and sociology. more...

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahby Bob Stanley

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 18.94

    Modern pop began in 1952 when the first British chart was published and the first 7" singles were released. It ended (perhaps) in 1995 when Robson and Jerome reached the top of the charts with the first number one not to be available on vinyl since 1953. The internet age ushered in the death rites of over 40 years of pop. A Complete History Pop... more...

  • European Media in the Digital Ageby Richard Rooke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95

    This introductory textbook for Media and Communication Studies students is designed to encourage observation and evaluation of the European media in the digital age, enabling students to grasp key concepts and gain a broad and clear overview of the area. It also introduces the principal debates, developments (legislative, commercial, political and... more...

  • Going Viralby Karine Nahon; Jeff Hemsley

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95

    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...