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  • Disconnected America: The Future of Mass Media in a Narcissistic Societyby Ed Shane; Michael C. Keith

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Ed Shane here traces a change in the American pervasive mass media that once disseminated information quickly and stimulated mass cultural response, to a de-massified individual media that incubate a new electronic narcissicism, producing an inwardly-focused society. more...

  • Twitter: A Digital Socioscopeby Yelena Mejova; Ingmar Weber; Michael W. Macy

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 29.00

    A resource for social scientists on how Twitter data can be used to study individual behavior and social interaction. more...

  • Zombiesby Roger Luckhurst

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 18.00

    Add a gurgling moan with the sound of dragging feet and a smell of decay and what do you get? Better not find out. The zombie has roamed with dead-eyed menace from its beginnings in obscure folklore and superstition to global status today, the star of films such as  28 Days Later ,  World War Z , and the outrageously successful comic book,... more...

  • Mad Menby M. Keith Booker; Bob Batchelor

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99

    Mad Men : The Cultural History brings to life the cultural importance of the television show as it engages with ideas central to the American experience, from the evolution of gender roles to family dynamics and workplace relationships. This book demonstrates how viewers use quality television to define and redefine themselves and their lives... more...

  • Crime Uncovered: Antiheroby Fiona Peters; Rebecca Stewart

    Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 24.96

    Crime Uncovered: Antihero is a fascinating and timely collection of essays that all examine the antihero in crime fiction, television and film. The antihero has enticed readers and audiences for generations: why is it that we root for characters such as Tom Ripley, Dexter Morgan and Walter White, despite our conscious revulsion at some of their actions?... more...

  • Arab Mediaby Noha Mellor; Khalil Rinnawi; Nabil Dajani; Muhammad I. Ayish

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    This book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to the emerging Arab media industries in the context of globalization and its impacts, with a focus on publishing, press, broadcasting, cinema and new media. Through detailed discussions of the regulation and economics of these industries, the authors argue that the political, technological... more...

  • Children and the Internetby Sonia Livingstone

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    Is the internet really transforming children and young people’s lives? Is the so-called ‘digital generation’ genuinely benefiting from exciting new opportunities? And, worryingly, facing new risks? This major new book by a leading researcher addresses these pressing questions. It deliberately avoids a techno-celebratory approach... more...

  • The Hunger Games and Philosophyby George A. Dunn; Nicolas Michaud; William Irwin

    Wiley 2012; US$ 18.95 US$ 16.50

    A philosophical exploration of Suzanne Collins's New York Times bestselling series, just in time for the release of The Hunger Games movie Katniss Everdeen is "the girl who was on fire," but she is also the girl who made us think, dream, question authority, and rebel. The post-apocalyptic world of Panem's twelve districts is a divided society... more...

  • Ender's Game and Philosophyby Kevin S. Decker; William Irwin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95 US$ 15.99

    A threat to humanity portending the end of our species lurks in the cold recesses of space. Our only hope is an eleven-year-old boy. Celebrating the long-awaited release of the movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel about highly trained child geniuses fighting a race of invading aliens, this collection of original essays probes key philosophical... more...

  • Parodyby Professor Simon Dentith

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 24.95

    Parody is part of all our lives. It occurs not only in literature, but also in everyday speech, in theatre and television, architecture and films. Drawing on examples from Aristophanes to The Simpsons , Simon Dentith explores: * the place of parody in the history of literature * parody as a subversive or conservative mode of writing * parody's pivotal... more...