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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Football in the New Media Ageby Raymond Boyle; Richard Haynes

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95

    Football in the New Media Age analyzes the impact of media change on the football industry, drawing on extensive interviews with key people in the media and football industry. It examines the finances of the game; the rising importance of rights and rights management in the industry; and attempts by clubs to develop their own media capacity. At... more...

  • Advertising and Identity in Europeby Jackie Cannon; Patricia Odber de Baubeta; Robin Warner

    Intellect 2000; US$ 10.00

    As European Business ties develop, how are they reflected in the way companies promote themselves? And as our sense of group identity is broken down by global communications technologies, how do adverts continue to target mass audiences? This is the first analysis of the impact of adverstising, in terms of culture and of business, across the national... more...

  • Media, Politics and the Network Societyby Robert Hassan

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00

    The suffusion of the economy, culture, and society with digital interconnectivity is known as the network society. In this innovative book, Robert Hassan unpacks the dynamics of this new information order and shows how media and politics have been affected. Drawing on ideas from media theory, cultural studies, and the politics of the newly evolving... more...

  • Trading Upby Michael J. Silverstein; Neil Fiske; John Butman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Trading up isn?t just for the wealthy anymore. These days no one is shocked when an administrative assistant buys silk pajamas at Victoria?s Secret. Or a young professional buys only Kendall-Jackson premium wines. Or a construction worker splurges on a $3,000 set of Callaway golf clubs. In dozens of categories, these ?new luxury? brands now sell... more...

  • Baseball and the Mediaby George Castle

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Chronicles the decline of baseball reporting and shows in practical terms how ill-served sports followers are by those they trust for the straight story. Charting the path of a veteran sports reporter's career, this book traces the changes in baseball coverage. more...