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  • Media, Ritual and Identityby James Curran; Tamar Liebes

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 52.95

    Media, Ritual and Identity examines the role of the media in society; its complex influence on democratic processes and its participation in the construction and affirmation of different social identities. It draws extensively upon cultural anthropology and combines a commanding overview of contemporary media debates with a series of fascinating... more...

  • Media Ritualsby Nick Couldry

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 37.95

    Media Rituals rethinks our accepted concepts of ritual behaviour for a media-saturated age. It connects ritual directly with questions of power, government, and surveillance and explores the ritual space which the media construct and where their power is legitimated. Drawing on sociological and anthropological approaches to the study of ritual, Couldry... more...

  • Interpersonal Communication Researchby Mike Allen; Raymond W. Preiss; Barbara Mae Gayle; Nancy Burrell

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 72.95

    This exceptional collection--a compilation of meta-analyses related to issues in interpersonal communication--provides an expansive review of existing interpersonal communication research. Incorporating a wide variety of topics related to interpersonal communication, including couples and safe sex, parent-child communication, argumentativeness, and... more...

  • Women and Men As Friendsby Michael Monsour

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 48.95

    This monograph studies women and men as friends from a developmental perspective. Women and Men as Friends examines cross-sex friendships from early childhood through old age, then summarizes the findings and offers recommendations on how friendship between males and females can be encouraged throughout the life span. In each chapter three themes... more...

  • Media Sexby Barrie Gunter

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 59.95

    This book examines the representation, impact, and issues relating to the control and regulation of sex in the media. It covers work that has been conducted around the world on the depiction of sex in the mainstream mass media, especially the audio-visual media of film, television, and video, and the alleged effects that such content may have upon... more...

  • Theory and Research in Mass Communicationby David K. Perry

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 45.95

    This updated edition presents a civic journalism treatment of the field of mass communication research. The sine qua non of the civic journalism movement seems to center around an implicit assumption that the human mind is an evolved part in the natural world, not a detached spectator as much traditional philosophy assumes. Thus, it has attempted... more...

  • Critical Literacy in A Digital Eraby Barbara Warnick

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 25.95

    Critical Literacy in a Digital Era offers an examination of the persuasive approaches used in discussions on and about the Internet. Its aim is to increase awareness of what is assumed, unquestioned, and naturalized in our media experience. Using a critical literacy framework for her analysis, author Barbara Warnick argues that new media technologies... more...

  • Parental Control of Television Broadcastingby Monroe E. Price; Stefaan Verhulst; Dee H. Andrews; Harold F. O'Neil

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 58.95

    This project, originally developed for the European Community, examines parental roles in controlling television programs watched by children in Europe. The structure of the study includes: *an analysis of the technical devices available to assist in parental control of television broadcasting services, including descriptions of devices, their cost,... more...

  • Advertising to Children on TVby Barrie Gunter; Caroline Oates; Mark Blades

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 45.95

    Concern is growing about the effectiveness of television advertising regulation in the light of technological developments in the media. The current rapid growth of TV platforms in terrestrial, sattelite, and cable formats will soon move into digital transmission. These all offer opportunities for greater commercialization through advertising on media... more...

  • Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Mediaby Mary-Lou Galician

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 64.95

    This accessible yet research-based text offers both foundational theories and practical applications of analysis and criticism of mass media portrayals of sex, love, and romance in a wide variety of mass media, from entertainment to advertising to news. The multidisciplinary methodological perspective comes out of a media literacy approach and embraces... more...