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Media, Communication and Cultural Studies

  • 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...

  • Teaching Communication and Media Studiesby Jan Fernback

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Designed for communication/media educators and graduate students, Teaching Communication and Media Studies is a practical and conceptual guide to teaching university courses in communication and media studies. Relying on her extensive experience instructing graduate students on the ins and outs of teaching, Jan Fernback discusses theoretical and... more...

  • Pop Culture Panicsby Karen Sternheimer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    Moral panics reveal much about a society?s social structure and the sociology embedded in everyday life. This short text examines extreme reactions to American popular culture over the past century, including crusades against comic books, music, and pinball machines, to help convey the "sociological imagination" to undergraduates. Sternheimer creates... more...

  • Eminem and Rap, Poetry, Raceby Scott F. Parker

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Eminem is the best-selling musical artist of the 21st century. He is also one of the most contentious and most complex artists of our time. His verbal dexterity ranks him among the greatest technical rappers ever. The content of his songs combines the grotesque and the comical with the sincere and the profound, all told through the sophisticated layering... more...

  • Tell Everyoneby Alfred Hermida

    Doubleday Canada 2014; US$ 29.95

    Social media is fuelling our human urge to share, affecting the information we depend on to make smart decisions, from choosing politicians to doing business to raising money for charity. Tell Everyone delves into contemporary culture to reveal how social media has become the planet's nervous system?amplifying the power of individuals, informing... more...

  • A World Gone Socialby Ted COINÉ; Mark Babbitt

    AMACOM 2014; US$ 14.95

    The impact of the Social Media Revolution on the business world cannot be underestimated. Social is the catalyst in an extinction event--and business will never be the same. Offering an eye-opening look at the fundamental and powerful changes the social collaboration era has set in motion, A World Gone Social examines how: customers now have the power;... more...