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  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • Social Mediaby Christian Fuchs

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 44.00

    "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...

  • IPOD, Therefore I Amby Dylan Jones

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2008; US$ 11.99

    First came fire, the wheel, and penicillin...and then, according to Dylan Jones, a compulsive album collector, music journalist, and multi award-winning men's magazine editor, the next great invention to bless the human race was the iPod, Apple's groundbreaking mp3 player. Small, sleek, and sexy, but with the capacity to hold up to ten thousand songs,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...