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- Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.00
Self-help: To millions of Americans it seems like a godsend. To many others it seems like a joke. But as investigative reporter Steve Salerno reveals in this groundbreaking book, it?s neither?in fact it?s much worse than a joke. Going deep inside the Self-Help and Actualization Movement (fittingly, the words form the acronym SHAM), Salerno offers the... more...
- University of California Press 2005; US$ 12.95
Hollywood celebrities feared her. William Randolph Hearst adored her. Between 1915 and 1960, Louella Parsons was America's premier movie gossip columnist and in her heyday commanded a following of more than forty million readers. This first full-length biography of Parsons tells the story of her reign over Hollywood during the studio era, her lifelong... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 195.00
This is the first book in the English language to examine the tangled web of relationships linking newspaper owners, editors and reporters, with leading politicians and power-holders. Duncan McCargo has been granted unique access to the editorial meetings of Thailand's leading newspapers, and drawing on this, the book uncovers the contradictions and... more...
- Intellect 2007; US$ 10.00
Against the claims of increasing sexualisation of culture, one truism is constantly rehearsed ? that women have little taste for pornography. In One for the Girls!, a new basis for understanding women?s pleasures in sexually explicit materials is offered focusing on the production and consumption of For Women magazine. more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 9.99
The greatest interviews with the greatest rock stars, movie stars, and cultural icons--uncensored and unfiltered--are published together in one remarkable volume in celebration of "Rolling Stones" 40th anniversary. more...
- Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 13.99
The ultimate biography of National Lampoon and its cofounder Doug Kenney, this book offers the first complete history of the immensely popular magazine and its brilliant and eccentric characters. With wonderful stories of the comedy scene in New York City in the 1970s and National Lampoon ?s place at the center of it, this chronicle shares how... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 35.00
By examining the changing ways in which Reader?s Digest has explained America and its relation to the world, Sharp exposes the links that the magazine has forged between the individual reader and the destiny of the United States, particularly as this relates to the Soviet Union, the Cold War enemy whose character the Digest is often credited with helping... more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 58.00
This book provides a practical and richly informative introduction to feature writing and the broader context in which features journalists operate. As well as covering the key elements and distinctive features that constitute good feature writing, Feature Writing: A Practical Introduction also offers a rich resource of real life examples, case... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00
This volume takes a critical discourse approach to the ways women's magazines contribute to the social construction of particular kinds of female body - as ideal, beautiful, ugly, overweight or engineered. Looking at the language used, it provides an insight into the experience of the female reader, and the likely impact upon her self-image. more...
- Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 75.00
This third volume in Mike Ashleys four-volume study of the science-fiction magazines focuses on the turbulent years of the 1970s, when the United States emerged from the Vietnam War into an economic crisis. It saw the end of the Apollo moon programme and the start of the ecology movement. This proved to be one of the most complicated periods... more...