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Media, Communication and Cultural Studies

  • Personal Connections in the Digital Ageby Nancy K. Baym

    Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95

    The internet and the mobile phone have disrupted many of our conventional understandings of ourselves and our relationships, raising anxieties and hopes about their effects on our lives. In this second edition of her timely and vibrant book, Nancy Baym provides frameworks for thinking critically about the roles of digital media in personal relationships.... more...

  • The Media and The Publicby Stephen Coleman; Karen Ross

    Wiley 2015; US$ 99.95

    The Media and the Public explores the ways a range of media, from the press to television to the Internet, have constructed and represented the public. Provides a new synthesis of recent research exploring the relationship between media and their publics Identifies ways in which different publics are subverting the gatekeeping of mainstream... more...

  • The Four-Dimensional Humanby Laurence Scott

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    Winner of the Jerwood Prize A constellation of everyday digital phenomena is rewiring our inner lives. We are increasingly coaxed from the third-dimensional containment of our pre-digital selves into a wonderful and eerie fourth dimension, a world of ceaseless communication, instant information and global connection. Our portals to this new world... more...

  • Twitter: A Digital Socioscopeby Yelena Mejova; Ingmar Weber; Michael W. Macy

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    A resource for social scientists on how Twitter data can be used to study individual behavior and social interaction. more...

  • Disconnected America: The Future of Mass Media in a Narcissistic Societyby Ed Shane; Michael C. Keith

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Ed Shane here traces a change in the American pervasive mass media that once disseminated information quickly and stimulated mass cultural response, to a de-massified individual media that incubate a new electronic narcissicism, producing an inwardly-focused society. more...

  • Japanese Visual Culture: Explorations in the World of Manga and Animeby Mark Wheeler Macwilliams; Mark W. MacWilliams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Born of Japan's cultural encounter with Western entertainment media, manga (comic books or graphic novels) and anime (animated films) are two of the most universally recognized forms of contemporary mass culture. Because they tell stories through visual imagery, they vault over language barriers. Well suited to electronic transmission and distributed... more...

  • Media Messagesby Linda Holtzman; Leon Sharpe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The new edition of this widely adopted book reveals how the popular media contribute to widespread myths and misunderstanding about cultural diversity. While focused on the impact of television, feature film, and popular music, the authors reach far beyond media to explore how our understanding, values, and beliefs about race, class, gender and sexual... more...

  • Branded Women in U.S. Televisionby Peter Bjelskou

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book examines product placement and brand integration in U.S. television. Using examples from 1950s television sponsorship to The Real Housewives , Bjelskou illustrates how the commercialization of TV programing affects both formats and narratives and how these genres are in conversation with contemporary political and social environments.... more...

  • Children and Mediaby Dafna Lemish

    Wiley 2014; US$ 89.95

    Taking a global and interdisciplinary approach, Children and Media explores the role of modern media, including the internet, television, mobile media and video games, in the development of children, adolescents, and childhood. Primer to global issues and core research into children and the media integrating work from around the world ... more...

  • Fameby Mark Rowlands

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    One of the most distinctive cultural phenomena of recent years has been the rise and rise of fame. In this book, Mark Rowlands argues that our obsession with fame has transformed it. Fame was once associated with excellence or achievement in some or other field of endeavour. But today we are obsessed with something that is, in effect, quite different:... more...