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Communication. Mass media

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Media Geographyby Paul C. Adams; Jim Craine; Jason Dittmer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    This Companion provides an authoritative source for scholars and students of the nascent field of media geography. By indicating the sub-discipline’s evolution and hinting at its future, this volume not only serves to encapsulate what geographers have learned about media but also will help to set the agenda for expanding this type of interdisciplinary... more...

  • Obesity, Eating Disorders and the Mediaby Karin Eli; Stanley Ulijaszek

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    How do the media represent obesity and eating disorders? How are these representations related to one another? And how do the news media select which scientific findings and policy decisions to report? Multi-disciplinary in approach, Obesity, Eating Disorders and the Media presents critical new perspectives on media representations of obesity and eating... more...

  • Misunderstanding in Social Lifeby Juliane House; Gabriele Kasper; Steven Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 94.95

    Misunderstanding is a pervasive phenomenon in social life, sometimes with serious consequences for people's life chances. Misunderstandings are especially hazardous in high-stakes events such as job interviews or in the legal system. In unequal power encounters, unsuccessful communication is regularly attributed to the less powerful participant, especially... more...

  • Prezi Essentialsby Domi Sinclair

    Packt Publishing 2014; US$ 15.99

    If you want to learn Prezi, and specifically design within Prezi, this is the book for you. Perhaps you already know a bit about Prezi but have never used it, or perhaps you have used Prezi before but want to learn how to incorporate your own custom design elements. In either case, this book will get you up and running quickly. It would be helpful... more...

  • Introduction to Spoken Interaction, Anby Anna-Brita Stenstrom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Describes how conversation works, providing a systematic and exhaustive account of the structure of spoken discourse and the diverse strategies speakers use to have a conversation. It is illustrated throughout with excerpts from genuine conversation and contains numerous exercises with suggested answers based on conversations in the London-Lund Corpus... more...

  • The Truth of the Technological Worldby Friedrich Kittler; Erik Butler

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Friedrich Kittler (1943?2011) combined the study of literature, cinema, technology, and philosophy in a manner sufficiently novel to be recognized as a new field of academic endeavor in his native Germany. "Media studies," as Kittler conceived it, meant reflecting on how books operate as films, poetry as computer science, and music as military equipment.... more...

  • Multiactivity in Social Interactionby Pentti Haddington; Tiina Keisanen; Lorenza Mondada; Maurice Nevile

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    This paper analyses paramedic emergency interaction as multi-modal multi-activity. Based on a corpus of video-recordings of emergency drills performed by professional paramedics during advanced training, the focus is on paramedics’ participation in multiple joint projects which become simultaneously relevant. Simultaneity and fast succession... more...

  • Interacting with Objectsby Maurice Nevile; Pentti Haddington; Trine Heinemann; Mirka Rauniomaa

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This chapter develops an ethnomethodologically-informed view regarding the sociality of objects, building upon Garfinkel’s various descriptions of object constitution. We examine a particular case of diagnostic reasoning produced in the course of carrying out a surgical procedure at a teaching hospital. Our interest is in the methods employed... more...

  • Fictive Interactionby Esther Pascual

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Language is intimately related to interaction. The question arises: Is the structure of interaction somehow mirrored in language structure and use? This book suggests a positive answer to this question by examining the ubiquitous phenomenon of fictive interaction, in which non-genuine conversational turns appear in discourse, even within clauses, phrases,... more...

  • Contemporary Latina/o Mediaby Arlene Dávila; Yeidy M. Rivero

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    Just ten years ago, discussions of Latina/o media could be safely reduced to a handful of TV channels, dominated by Univision and Telemundo. Today, dramatic changes in the global political economy have resulted in an unprecedented rise in major new media ventures for Latinos as everyone seems to want a piece of the Latina/o media market. While current... more...