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- 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...
- 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...
- 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 channelsin. both English and regional languagesgoing up by the day. Internet news portals,. too, are recording a good number of hits. Journalism, then, holds tremendous promise for both seasoned... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95
With stories of hysterical teenagers and obsessive fans killing for their heroes, fans and fandom get a bad press. The Adoring Audience looks deeper into fan culture, particularly as it relates to identity, sexuality and textual production. more...
- 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...