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- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 34.00
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...
- Taylor & Francis 2005; US$ 41.95
Tabloid Britain examines four popular tabloid newspapers and uncovers the variety of linguistic strategies they use to depict contemporary Britain. Martin Conboy considers how this imaginary community of the British nation is drawn through themes such as 'outsiders' and 'insiders', women, celebrity, history and politics. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00
How will local media deal with the challenge of the Internet? This work explains how regional newspapers and broadcast news are owned, regulated and organized; how these factors produce the outputs we see and hear; what we know of audiences' attitude to them; and discusses local media as places of work. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2002; US$ 125.00
This title delivers a range of theories and contemporary case studies in its coverage of media business and the influence of regulation and censorship. The major approaches to understanding audiences are also investigated. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 38.00
What are the main influences on the formation of self-identity? What role do language and non-verbal communication play in the construction and display of identity? This work explores the socio-cultural surrounding in which interpersonal communication takes place, and considers the interface between interpersonal and mass communication. more...
- HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99
Wedding the American oral storytelling tradition with progressive music journalism, Mitch Myers' The Boy Who Cried Freebird is a treatise on the popular music culture of the twentieth century. Trenchant, insightful, and wonderfully strange, this literary mix-tape is authentic music history . . . except when it isn't. Myers outrageously blends short... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
Dickens, Journalism, and Nationhood examines Charles Dickens? weekly family magazine Household Words in order to develop a detailed picture of how the journal negotiated, asserted and simultaneously deconstructed Englishness as a unified (and sometimes unifying) mode of expression. It offers close readings of a wide range of materials that self-consciously... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
What is emo? For starters it's a form of melodic, confessional, or EMOtional punk rock. But emo is more than a genre of music?it's the defining counterculture movement of the '00s. EVERYBODY HURTS is a reference book for emo, tracing its angsty roots all the way from Shakespeare to Holden Caufield to today's most popular bands. There's nothing... more...