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Media, Communication and Cultural Studies

  • Media and Migrationby Russell King; Nancy Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 165.00

    This title explores the close and vital relationship between the contemporary media and immigration. Drawing on newspapers, magazines, film, television and photography, the contributors examine the effects of mass media on migration behaviour and ethnic identity. Using examples from a range of countries, Media and Migration illustrates how the media... more...

  • Media and Social Lifeby Mary Beth Oliver; Arthur A. Raney

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    Our use of media touches on almost all aspects of our social lives, be they friendships, parent-child relationships, emotional lives, or social stereotypes. How we understand ourselves and others is now largely dependent on how we perceive ourselves and others in media, how we interact with one another through mediated channels, and how we share,... more...

  • Webcamby Daniel Miller; Jolynna Sinanan

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    The use of webcam, especially through Skype, has recently become established as one more standard media technology, but so far there has been no attempt to assess its fundamental nature and consequences. Yet webcam has profound implications for many facets of human life, from self-consciousness and intimacy to the sustaining of long-distance relationships... more...

  • Fan Phenomena: The Hunger Gamesby Nicola Balkind

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    An exciting dystopian fantasy thriller series, The Hunger Games began its life as a trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins, the first released in 2008. more...

  • The International Distribution of Newsby Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 68.00

    This book traces the history of international news agencies and associations around the world from 1848 to 1947. more...

  • Cult Collectorsby Lincoln Geraghty

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Cult Collectors examines cultures of consumption and the fans who collect cult film and TV merchandise. Author Lincoln Geraghty argues that there has been a change in the fan convention space, where collectible merchandise and toys, rather than just the fictional text, have become objects for trade, nostalgia, and a focal point for fans? personal... more...

  • Setting the Agendaby Maxwell McCombs

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    Setting the Agenda describes the mass media’s significant and sometimes controversial role in determining which topics are at the centre of public attention and action. In this new edition of his comprehensive book, Max McCombs, one of the founding fathers of the agenda-setting tradition of research, extends his previous synthesis of hundreds... more...

  • Social Physicsby Alex Pentland

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    From one of the world?s leading data scientists, a landmark tour of the new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence If the Big Data revolution has a presiding genius, it is MIT?s Alex ?Sandy? Pentland. Over years of groundbreaking experiments, he has distilled... more...

  • Media Lifeby Mark Deuze

    Wiley 2014; US$ 25.95

    Research consistently shows how through the years more of our time gets spent using media, how multitasking our media has become a regular feature of everyday life, and that consuming media for most people increasingly takes place alongside producing media. Media Life is a primer on how we may think of our lives as lived in rather than with media.... more...

  • The Media and Communications in Australiaby Stuart Cunningham; Sue Turnbull

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 50.00

    The most widely used introduction to the Australian media, fully updated to reflect the increasing prominence of the internet in the communication and entertainment industries. more...