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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dickens, Journalism, and Nationhood: Mapping the World in Household Wordsby Sabine Clemm

    Taylor and Francis 2008; 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...

  • Everybody Hurtsby Trevor Kelley; Leslie Simon

    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...

  • Living Oprahby Robyn Okrant

    Center Street 2010; US$ 11.99

    eBook Bonus:New Photos plus Video, Blog and Interview links. What happens when a thirty-five-year-old average American woman spends one year following every piece of Oprah Winfrey's advice on how to "live your best life"? Robyn Okrant devoted 2008 to adhering to all of Oprah's suggestions and guidance delivered via her television show, her Web... more...

  • Reality Hungerby David Shields

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    With this landmark book, David Shields fast-forwards the discussion of the central artistic issues of our time. Who owns ideas? How clear is the distinction between fiction and nonfiction? Has the velocity of digital culture rendered traditional modes obsolete? Exploring these and related questions, Shields orchestrates a chorus of voices, past... more...

  • Tag Teaming the Pressby James E. Mueller

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 36.99

    Tag Teaming the Press, James Mueller's lively account of the evolution of the press relations of Bill and Hillary Clinton, spans the period that begins with the couple's earliest student political activism in the sixties and continues through Hillary's run for the White House in 2008. Based largely on interviews with the journalists who covered them,... more...

  • The Japanification of Children's Popular Cultureby Mark I. West

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 54.99

    A variety of contributors discuss the impact of such Japanese cultural exports as anime, manga, and electronic/video games and explain why these forms of culture are so popular with many American children. more...

  • Celluloid Deitiesby Preminda Jacob

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 94.99

    This book focuses attention on an aspect of India's dynamic and vibrant street art: billboard size advertisements, hand-painted for the entertainment cinema industry and local political parties, that unfurl mural-like across the urban landscape of Chennai, located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. The making and consuming of this public art... more...

  • The World Is Bigger Nowby Euna Lee; Lisa Dickey

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    For the first time, Euna Lee?the young wife, mother, and film editor detained in North Korea?tells a harrowing, but ultimately inspiring, story of survival and faith in one of the most isolated parts of the world.   On March 17, 2009, Lee and her Current TV colleague Laura Ling were working on a documentary about the desperate lives of North Koreans... more...