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Media, Communication and Cultural Studies

  • Paparazziby Kim McNamara

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95

    Paparazzi photography has emerged as a key element in today’s media landscape. This book charts the historical and cultural significance of the industry, profiles its protagonists and discusses how its imagery of celebrity have become a major part of media consumption. Kim McNamara examines the various ways in which the controversial paparazzi... more...

  • Divergent and Philosophyby Courtland Lewis

    Open Court 2015; US$ 19.95

    Courtland Lewis has scoured the planet to bring together the most talented faction members, factionless, and even a few from the Bureau to discuss the philosophy of Divergent . Divergent and Philosophy begins by examining the personal struggles that all people face at some time: What sort of person should I be? What if I find out my life is a... more...

  • 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...

  • Social Media and the Good Lifeby Mark Y. Herring

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    Social media has accelerated communication, expanded business horizons and connected millions of individuals who otherwise would never have met. But not everything social media touches turns to gold--much of it is brass. Social networking sites are used by scammers, criminals and sexual predators, and many people now self-diagnose illness based on... 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...