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  • Dexter and Philosophyby

    Open Court 2011; US$ 17.95

    What explains the huge popular following for Dexter , currently the most-watched show on cable, which sympathetically depicts a serial killer driven by a cruel compulsion to brutally slay one victim after another? Although Dexter Morgan kills only killers, he is not a vigilante animated by a sense of justice but a charming psychopath animated by... more...

  • Advertising in Modern and Postmodern Timesby Pamela Odih

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 40.00

    This richly illustrated, incisive text produces the most complete critical introduction to advertising culture. Filling a critical gap in the literature, Advertising in Modern and Postmodern Times examines the forms of consumer subjectivity resulting from of postmodern disruptions in time and space and the significance of advertising for the identity... more...

  • MediaSportby Lawrence Wenner

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 75.95

    Mediasport is a comprehensive introduction, written by leading experts from around the world in the field of sports studies, sports journalism and leisure studies to the ways in which sport and the media interact. more...

  • Hollywood, Interruptedby Andrew Breitbart; Mark Ebner

    Wiley 2004; US$ 23.50

    Hollywood, Interrupted is a sometimes frightening, occasionally sad, and frequently hysterical odyssey into the darkest realms of showbiz pathology, the endless stream of meltdowns and flameouts, and the inexplicable behavior on the part of show business personalities. Charting celebrities from rehab to retox, to jails, cults, institutions, near-death... more...

  • Televisionby Ederyn Williams; Raymond Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 31.95

    Williams' study of television, first published in 1974, was ahead of its time, introducing ideas the full implications of which we are only now beginning to appreciate. It is now reissued with updating by his son Ederyn. more...

  • Parodyby Professor Simon Dentith

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 24.95

    This lively introduction demonstrates the importance of parody for literary and cultural studies, clearly explaining complex arguments around it. more...

  • The Boy Genius and the Mogulby Daniel Stashower

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 24.95

    The world remembers Edison, Ford, and the Wright Brothers. But what about Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of television, an innovation that did as much as any other to shape the twentieth century? That question lies at the heart of The Boy Genius and the Mogul , Daniel Stashower's captivating chronicle of television's true inventor, the battle he... more...

  • The Cognitive Semiotics of Filmby Warren Buckland

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 38.00

    Warren Buckland examines the conflict between cognitive film theory and contemporary film theory. more...

  • O. J. Simpson Facts and Fictionsby Darnell M. Hunt

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 39.00

    Analyses media coverage of O. J. Simpson trial and divided reactions of 'White' and African Americans. more...

  • Concepts in Film Theoryby J. Dudley Andrew

    Oxford University Press 1984; US$ 27.99

    A remarkable continuation of Dudley Andrew's classic, The Major Film Theories, this work focuses on the key concepts in film study: perception, representation, signification, narrative structure, adaptation, evaluation, identification, figuration, and interpretation. Beginning with a lucid introductory chapter on the current state of film theory, Andrew... more...