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Media, Communication and Cultural Studies

  • 'Un-American' Hollywoodby Peter Stanfield; Frank Krutnik; Brian Neve; Steve Neale

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 27.95

    The concept of "un-Americanism," so vital to the HUAC crusade of the 1940s and 1950s, was resoundingly revived in the emotional rhetoric that followed the September 11th terrorist attacks. Today's political and cultural climate makes it more crucial than ever to come to terms with the consequences of this earlier period of repression... more...

  • 100 Media Moments That Changed Americaby Jim Willis

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 85.00

    From the launching of America's first newspaper to YouTube's latest phone-videoed crime, the media has always been guilty of indulging America's obsession with controversy. This encyclopedia covers 100 events in world history from the 17th century to the presentÑmoments that alone were major and minor, but ones that exploded in the... more...

  • 21st Century Journalism in Indiaby Nalini Rajan

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 32.95

    The Indian media is witnessing an explosive situation with newspaper and magazine. circulations increasing in great numbers and television news channels—in. both English and regional languages—going up by the day. Internet news portals,. too, are recording a good number of hits. Journalism, then, holds tremendous promise for both seasoned... more...

  • 50 Ways to Understand Communicationby Arthur Asa Berger

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 23.99

    In 50 Ways to Understand Communication, Arthur Asa Berger familiarizes readers with important concepts written by leading communication and cultural theorists, such as Saussure, LZvi-Strauss, de Certeau, McLuhan, Postman, and many others. Organized in fifty short segments, this concise guide covers a wide range of important ideas from psychoanalysis... more...

  • About to Dieby Barbie Zelizer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99

    Images of people about to die surface repeatedly in the news, particularly around the difficult and unsettled events of war, political revolution, terrorism, natural disaster, and other crises. Their appearance raises questions: What equips an image to deliver the news; how much does the public need to know to make sense of what they see; and what... more...

  • Active Radioby Jeff Land

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 70.50

    In April 1949, KPFA in Berkeley, California, went on the air. From the beginning, the station broadcast an utterly new combination of political commentary and cultural discussion, dedicated to creative expression and dissent. In this fascinating account, Jeff Land tells the heroic story of the Pacifica radio network and the practical model it pioneered... more...

  • Ad Nauseamby Carrie McLaren; Jason Torchinsky

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 19.99

    With the style and irreverence of Vice magazine and the critique of the corporatocracy that made Naomi Klein?s No Logo a global hit, the cult magazine Stay Free! ?long considered the Adbusters of the United States?is finally offering a compendium of new and previously published material on the impact of consumer culture on our lives. The... more...

  • Adolescents, Media, and the Lawby Roger J. R. Levesque

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 68.99

    There is much controversy about the dangers of a free media when it comes to children and adolescents. Many believe that this constitutional right should be amended, altered, or revoked entirely to prevent the young from being negatively influenced. Graphic violence, sexual content, and the depiction of cigarette smoking have all come under fire as... more...

  • The Adoring Audienceby Lisa A. Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ads, Fads, and Consumer Cultureby Arthur Asa Berger; Fred S. Goldberg

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 23.99

    Now in its fourth edition, the popular Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture is an engaging cultural studies critique of contemporary advertising and its impacts on American society. Arthur Asa Berger looks at marketing strategies, sex and advertising, consumer culture, political advertising, and communication theory and process to give an accessible overview... more...