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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tabloid Britainby Martin Conboy

    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...

  • Understanding The Local Mediaby Meryl Aldridge

    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...

  • Media, Institutions and Audiencesby N. Lacey

    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...

  • The Boy Who Cried Freebirdby Mitch Myers

    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...

  • Battleground: The Media [Two Volumes]by Robin Andersen; Jonathan Gray

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 175.00

    There are many controversial aspects of today's media system, and this captivating encyclopedia examines the most significant of the topics currently being debated. Arranged alphabetically, approximately 100 entries cover background, definitions, notable programs, significant media events and their historical significance, and important future trends.... more...