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Media, Communication and Cultural Studies

  • The End of Absenceby Michael Harris

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    "Every revolution in communication technolog y?from papyrus to the printing press to Twitter ?is as much an opportunity to be drawn away from something as it is to be drawn toward something. And yet, as we embrace technology's gifts, we usually fail to consider what we're giving up in the process. Why would we bother to register the end of solitude,... more...

  • Heidegger and the Mediaby David Gunkel; Paul A. Taylor

    Wiley 2014; US$ 59.95

    The most significant philosopher of Being, Martin Heidegger has nevertheless largely been ignored within communications studies. This book sets the record straight by demonstrating the profound implications of his unique philosophical project for our understanding of today’s mediascape. The full range of Heidegger’s writing from Being... more...

  • Avatar and Philosophyby George A. Dunn; William Irwin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 17.95

    James Cameron’s critically acclaimed movie Avatar was nominated for nine Academy Awards and received countless accolades for its breath-taking visuals and use of 3D technology. But beyond its cinematic splendour, can Avatar also offer us insights into business ethics, empathy, disability, and the relationship between mind and body? Can getting... more...

  • Media Sociologyby Silvio Waisbord

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    Where is sociology in contemporary media studies? How do sociological questions and arguments shape media analysis? These are the questions addressed in this timely collection on media sociology. Sociology was fundamental in defining the analytical boundaries of early media studies, from the study of news and communities to media effects and public... more...

  • Counting Down Bruce Springsteenby Jim Beviglia

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    In Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs , rock writer Jim Beviglia reflects not only on why each song has earned its place on list but lays out the story behind each of the 100, supplying fresh insights on the musical and lyrical content of Springsteen's remarkable body of work. Counting Down Bruce Springsteen brings together... more...

  • Bloggingby Kristin Roeschenthaler Wolfe

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 69.99

    Public versus private is an ongoing concern in communication. This book examines this phenomenon through self-representational writing and the philosophical lens of Hannah Arendt?s public versus private theory, the Boundary Management theory, and the Parasocial Framework theory to examine the first social networking platform: personal blogs. more...

  • Sexts, Texts and Selfiesby Susan McLean

    Penguin Group Australia 2014; Not Available

    Cyber bullying, sexting, gaming addiction, online predators - these terms are all too common for today's parents. Children have greater access to social media than ever before and while they intuitively know how to use the technology, their brains are not yet developed enough to make sensible decisions all the time. Australia's expert cyber... more...

  • Extreme Meanby Paula Todd

    McClelland & Stewart 2014; US$ 27.95

    From one of Canada's foremost investigative writers, a groundbreaking exposť on the motives and machinations behind cyberabuse - tormenting, trolling, harassment, cyberbullying, stalking, and sexual extortion - and the toll it is taking on children, youth, and adults around the world. † It seems as if each week our news broadcasts, newspaper headlines,... more...

  • The Vagendaby Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett; Holly Baxter

    Random House 2014; US$ 18.90

    As students, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter spent a lot of time laughing at magazine pieces entitled things like '50 Sex Tips to Please Your Man' (particularly the ones that encouraged bringing baked goods into the bedroom). They laughed at the ridiculous 'circles of shame' detailing minor weight fluctuations of female celebs, or the shocking... more...

  • Media and the Sexualization of Childhoodby Barrie Gunter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Media and the Sexualization of Childhood examines the on-going debates surrounding the prominence of sexual themes in children?s lives, from clothes and accessories, toys and games, to music, entertainment media, advertising, and new media platforms. Parents, educators and politicians around the developed world have raised concerns about the... more...