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- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
In the eye-opening New York Times bestseller, The Mirror Effect, widely respected addiction and behavior specialist and producer/host of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew on VH1, Dr. Drew Pinsky takes a hard look at the profound changes blogging, tweeting, tabloids, and reality TV are having on the American way of life. An important wake up call... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00
"An odd but happy marriage of sociological observation and Gonzo- style adventure." - Wired Journalist and new media provocateur Bill Wasik journeys to the edge of our churning and rambunctious viral culture to illuminate how anyone with a computer can initiate a small ripple of a story that can turn into a tsunami. While exploring this fascinating... more...