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- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 63.95
The ability to use language in more literate ways has always been a central outcome of education. Today, however, "being literate" requires more than functional literacy, the recognition of printed words as meaningful. It requires the knowledge of how to use language as a tool for analyzing, synthesizing, and integrating what is heard or read in order... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 110.00
This book reports findings from a major, multidisciplinary study of the impact of broadcast television on the remote island community of St. Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean. Broadcast television was introduced to the island for the first time in March 1995. This introduction represented a major event on the island, whose only televisual experience... more...
- Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 2.99
This is all about the people who think the world revolves around them. Includes celebritiy maxims, the A-Z of celebrity twattage, twat names, celebrity prat clothes, soundbites that we will never hear, the reality shows we'd actally like to see, 'You know you've had too much work done when...' and lots more. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 13.95
"What I wanted after college was a job and my own apartment, but what I needed was a good comeuppance, and that?s what I got." When Dave Itzkoff graduated from Princeton in 1998?the first member of his family to earn a college degree?he expected to be rewarded with a career, and a life, that mattered. Instead, he ended up convinced that he was... more...
- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
The arts in America are entering a new era that will pose many challenges for the arts community. However, our current knowledge of the operation of the arts world and its underlying dynamics is limited. These limits are particularly pronounced with regard to the newest and most dynamic component of the arts world: the media arts. Defined as art that... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
Despite the many thousands of dictionary words at our disposal, our language can be dismayingly inadequate. How many times have you searched for a word that means just what you want it to but failed to find anything suitable anywhere? Most of us, it turns out, lead lives rife with experiences, people, and things that have no names. At least, they... more...
- LSU Press 2011; US$ 24.95
In all of journalism, nowhere are the stakes higher than in foreign news-gathering. For media owners, it is the most difficult type of reporting to finance; for editors, the hardest to oversee. Correspondents, roaming large swaths of the planet, must acquire expertise that home-based reporters take for grantedfacility with the local language,... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 30.00
Few features of contemporary American culture are as widely lamented as the public's obsession with celebrity--and the trivializing effect this obsession has on what appears as news. Nevertheless, America's "culture of celebrity" remains misunderstood, particularly when critics discuss its historical roots. In this pathbreaking book, Charles Ponce... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 180.00
This book brings together for the first time David Morley and Charlotte Brunsdon's classic texts, Everyday Television: Nationwide and The Nationwide Audience . Originally published in 1978 and 1980 these two research projects combine innovative textual readings and audience analysis of the BBC's current affairs programme Nationwide . In a specially... more...