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  • The End of Absenceby Michael Harris

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    "Every revolution in communication technolog y?from papyrus to the printing press to Twitter ?is as much an opportunity to be drawn away from something as it is to be drawn toward something. And yet, as we embrace technology's gifts, we usually fail to consider what we're giving up in the process. Why would we bother to register the end of solitude,... more...

  • The Birth of Korean Coolby Euny Hong

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; Not Available

    How did a really unhip country suddenly become cool? How could a nation that once banned miniskirts, long hair on men and rock 'n' roll come to mass produce pop music and a K-pop star that would break the world record for the most YouTube hits? Who would have predicted that a South Korean company that used to sell fish and fruit (Samsung) would one... more...

  • Weapons of Mass Distortionby L. Brent Bozell

    Crown Publishing Group 2004; US$ 13.95

    Could Al Franken and his left-wing cronies possibly be right? Is liberal media bias just a myth propagated by conservatives, and have the mainstream media actually swung to the right? Absolutely not. In the new book Weapons of Mass Distortion , L. Brent Bozell III?founder and president of the Media Research Center, America?s largest and most respected... more...

  • Television and Criticismby Solange Davin; Rhona Jackson

    Intellect 2008; US$ 10.00

    Television and Criticism unites distinguished scholars from the fields of literary criticism, media studies, and film studies to challenge the traditional boundaries between high and low culture. Through a theoretical lens, this volume addresses such topics as the blurring of genres, television and identity, and the sophistication of television audiences... more...

  • 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$ 21.00

    ?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$ 25.00

    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...

  • Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Warsby Douglas Brode; Leah Deyneka

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 54.99

    In 1977, Star Wars blazed across the screen to become one of the highest grossing and most beloved movies of all time. In Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Wars: An Anthology , Douglas Brode and Leah Deyneka have assembled a provocative collection of essays that explore such hot topics as race and racism in the Star Wars galaxy,... more...

  • Fifty Key Writers on Photographyby Mark Durden

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    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. more...