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  • Everything Bad is Good for Youby Steven Johnson

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00

    Forget everything you?ve ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing big idea book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and media theory to argue that the pop culture we soak in every day?from... more...

  • Traumatic Encounters in Italian Filmby Fabio Vighi

    Intellect 2006; US$ 10.00

    Traumatic Encounters brings together film and psychoanalysis in an vibrantly original way. By fusing Lacanian theory with Italian cinema, the book excavates the repressed knowledge that lurks in the subconscious structure of the film narrative. Essentially, the book explores the relationship between filmmaking and its subliminal underside by locating... more...

  • Architectures of Illusionby Franç Penz; ois; Maureen Thomas

    Intellect 2003; US$ 10.00

    The world of media production is in a state of rapid transformation. In this age of the Internet, interactivity and digital broadcasting, do traditional standards of quality apply or must we identify and implement new criteria? This profile of the work of the Cambridge University Moving Image Studio (CUMIS), presents a strong argument that new developments... more...

  • Trustby Kieron O'Hara

    Icon Books 2004; US$ 19.99

    How faith in authority was destroyed by mad cows and government spin doctors...and how we can get it back again. From Socrates to government spin doctors, Trust is a popular, gripping account of the most vital political issue of the 21st century. From Aristotle to Francis Fukuyama, Machiavelli to Naomi Klein, the Book of Job to Blairite newspeak... more...

  • Blogging, Citizenship and the Future of Mediaby Mark Tremayne

    Taylor & Francis 2006; US$ 26.95

    We have all heard that Americans are increasingly turning to blogs for news, information, and entertainment. But what is the content of blogs? Who writes them? What is the consequence of the population's growing dependence on blogs for political information? What are the effects of blogging? Do readers trust blogs as credible sources of information?.... more...

  • Journalismby Stuart Allan

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00

    This edited collection introduces news media studies to the undergraduate reader. Drawing together an exciting selection of original essays from journalism, cultural studies and media studies, this text highlights several of the most significant topics and debates in this field. Journalism is organized to address a series of themes pertinent to the... more...

  • Ordinary Lifestylesby David Bell; Joanne Hollows

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00

    Lifestyle media books, magazines, websites, radio and television shows that focus on topics such as cookery, gardening, travel and home improvement have witnessed an explosion in recent years. Ordinary Lifestyles explores how popular media texts bring ideas about taste and fashion to consumers, helping audiences to fashion their lifestyles as well... more...

  • Anime from Akira to Princess Mononokeby Susan J. Napier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 32.00

    With the popularity of Pokemon still far from waning, Japanese animation, known as anime to its fans, has a firm hold on American pop culture. However, anime is much more than children's cartoons. It runs the gamut from historical epics to sci-fi sexual thrillers. Often dismissed as fanciful entertainment, anime is actually quite adept at portraying... more...

  • South Park and Philosophyby Robert Arp

    Wiley 2009; US$ 25.95

    If you think Saddam and Satan make a kinky couple, wait till you get a load of South Park and Philosophy . Get your Big Wheels ready, because we’re going for a ride, as 22 philosophers take us down the road to understanding the big-picture issues in this small mountain town. A smart and candid look at one of television’s most subversive... more...

  • Channels of Desireby Stuart Ewen; Elizabeth Ewen

    University of Minnesota Press 1992; US$ 67.50

    Stuart Ewen and Elizabeth Ewen offer a telling examination of the rise of mass-produced imagery in the United States, tracing the pivotal role that such images played in the genesis and development of the American imagination. Beginning with the rise of the machine and the emergence of consumerism as a common way of life, the authors lay a strong foundation... more...