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Media, Communication and Cultural Studies

  • House of Cards and Philosophyby J. Edward Hackett

    Wiley 2015; US$ 17.95

    Is Democracy overrated? Does power corrupt? Or do corrupt people seek power? Do corporate puppet masters pull politicians? strings? Why does Frank talk to the camera? Can politics deliver on the promise of justice? House of Cards depicts our worst fears about politics today. Love him or loathe him, Frank Underwood... more...

  • The Global Codeby Clotaire Rapaille

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    The bestselling author of The Culture Code explains why marketing and social psychology must evolve to acknowledge new, universally held human values more...

  • This Year's Modelby Elizabeth Wissinger

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 23.00

    Over the last four decades, the fashion modeling industry has become a lightning rod for debates about Western beauty ideals, the sexual objectification of women, and consumer desire. Yet, fashion models still captivate, embodying all that is cool, glam, hip, and desirable. They are a fixture in tabloids, magazines, fashion blogs, and television.... more...

  • Consumed Nostalgiaby Gary Cross

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Nostalgia isn?t what it used to be. For many of us, modern memory is shaped less by a longing for the social customs and practices of the past, or family heirlooms handed down over generations, and more by childhood encounters with ephemeral commercial goods and media moments. This phenomenon has given rise to communities of nostalgia built around... more...

  • Orange Is the New Black and Philosophyby Richard Greene; Rachel Robison-Greene

    Open Court 2015; US$ 19.95

    This collection of eighteen chapters by talented philosophical minds probes some of the many lessons to be learned from Orange Is the New Black (mostly the addictive Netflix comedy-drama but with some attention to the best-selling real-life book by Piper Kerman). The show and the book that inspired it both dramatically highlight the troubling, stressful... more...

  • 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

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2015 WINNER OF THE JERWOOD PRIZE ?Mercurially brilliant? Will Self ?A delightfully tender and humane guide to transformations that might amaze Ovid and new forms of nostalgia to rival Proust? Alexandra Harris ?Entertaining and insightful? Sunday Times ?Elegant and artful?... 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...