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  • Console Warsby Blake J. Harris; Blake Harris

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    In 1990 Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But that would all change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a man who knew nothing about video games and everything about fighting uphill battles. His unconventional tactics,... 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$ 39.95

    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... more...

  • Youth and Mediaby Andy Ruddock

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 49.00

    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...

  • Social Mediaby Christian Fuchs

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 46.00

    "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...

  • Weapons of Mass Distortionby L. Brent Bozell

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2004; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Bully Pulpitby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 34.00

    The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin - the new biography of Teddy Roosevelt from the bestselling author of Team of Rivals , the inspiration for Spielberg's Lincoln Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the acclaimed multi-million copy bestseller Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln , now turns to the birth of... 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...

  • 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...