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Communication. Mass media

  • Handbook on the Economics of the Mediaby R. G. Picard; S. S. Wildman

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    This Handbook explores the economic features of the media and its infrastructure to provide readers with a sophisticated understanding of the critical issues and their influence on companies, audiences and regulators. The contributors explore and explain the impact of underlying factors such as multi-sided platforms, advertising and industry structure.... more...

  • Racism in American Popular Media: From Aunt Jemima to the Frito Banditoby Brian Behnken; Gregory Smithers

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00

    This book examines how the media?including advertising, motion pictures, cartoons, and popular fiction?has used racist images and stereotypes as marketing tools that malign and debase African Americans, Latinos, American Indians, and Asian Americans in the United States. more...

  • Media and Politics in a Globalizing Worldby Alexa Robertson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95

    Alexa Robertson is Associate Professor at the Department of Media Studies (IMS), Stockholm University, Sweden. Her previous book, Mediated Cosmopolitanism, was published by Polity in 2010. more...

  • Digital Shiftby Jeff Scheible

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Emoticons matter. Equal signs do, too. This book takes them seriously and shows how and why they matter. Digital Shift explores the increasingly ubiquitous presence of punctuation and typographical marks in our lives?using them as reading lenses to consider a broad range of textual objects and practices across the digital age. Jeff Scheible argues... more...

  • Time Travel in Popular Mediaby Matthew Jones; Joan Ormrod

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    In recent years numerous films, television series, comic books, graphic novels and video games have featured time travel narratives, with characters jumping backward, forward and laterally through time. No rules govern time travel in these stories. Some characters move by machine, some by magic, others by unexplained means. Sometime travelers can alter... more...

  • Play it again, Vilém!by Hermann Haarmann; Michael Hanke; Steffi Winkler

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 29.09

    Spiel und Medien gehören zu den Menschen, umso mehr, je weiter die Computerisiserung und Mediatisierung der Gesellschaft voranschreiten. All dies nimmt bei Vilém Flusser, einem der Pioniere der Kommunikations- und Medienphilosophie, eine bedeutsame Stellung ein, was den Anlaß dafür bot, dem Thema Medien und Spiel das II. Internationale Symposium zur... more...

  • Medienskandaleby Steffen Burkhardt

    Herbert von Halem Verlag 2015; US$ 29.09

    Medienskandale sind publizistische Brandbomben. Steffen Burkhardt analysiert, wie Skandale bereits seit über zwei Jahrtausenden aus Gemeinschaften mächtige Gesellschaften formen - und sie wieder zu Fall bringen. Mit der Erfindung der Massenmedien haben sich Skandale zur gefährlichen Waffe politischer Einflussnahme entwickelt: als Informationsvirus... more...

  • Einführung in die Intermedialitätby Gunter E. Grimm; Klaus-Michael Bogdal

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 163.57

    Intermedialität hat sich in den vergangenen Jahren als Forschungsgebiet an der Schnittstelle zwischen Literatur-, Kunst- und Medienwissenschaft etabliert. Die Frage nach der Kombination und Konkurrenz der Medien und Künste betrifft ein weites Spektrum von Phänomenen. Es reicht von den Kontroversen um den Vorrang der Künste in Antike und Früher Neuzeit... more...

  • Seeing Greenby Finis Dunaway

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    American environmentalism is defined by its icons: the ?Crying Indian,? who shed a tear in response to litter and pollution; the cooling towers of Three Mile Island, site of a notorious nuclear accident; the sorrowful spectacle of oil-soaked wildlife following the Exxon Valdez spill; and, more recently, Al Gore delivering his global warming slide... more...

  • Audience Responses to Real Media Violenceby Mary Grace Antony

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book examines audiences? cognitive and affective responses to user-generated real media violence. Using Knockout Game videos, Antony examines the extent to which realism assessments interact with moral disengagement, and the (in)ability to empathize with victims of real media violence. more...