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  • Journalismby Jason R. Detrani

    Apple Academic Press 2016; US$ 129.95

    Journalism: Theory and Practice presents a short history of journalism and focuses on the many important issues facing the media today, including bridging the divide between science and journalism, war reporting, media coverage of natural disasters, the current difficulties facing U.S. newspapers, and more. The book also includes a history of and... more...

  • The Four Stages of Highly Effective Crisis Managementby Jane Jordan-Meier

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 71.95

    From the Japanese tsunami and the Egyptian revolution to the Haitian earthquake and the Australian floods, social media has proven its power to unite, coalesce, support, champion, and save lives. Presenting cutting-edge media communication solutions, The Four Stages of Highly Effective Crisis Management explains how to choose the appropriate language... more...

  • Reading Soundsby Sean Zdenek

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    Imagine a common movie scene: a hero confronts a villain. Captioning such a moment would at first glance seem as basic as transcribing the dialogue. But consider the choices involved: How do you convey the sarcasm in a comeback? Do you include a henchman?s muttering in the background? Does the villain emit a scream , a grunt , or a howl as he... more...

  • Cussing Dixie, Loving Dixieby H. Brandt Ayers; Carol Nunnelley

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Cussing Dixie, Loving Dixie: Fifty Years of Commentary by H. Brandt Ayers collects in one volume the essential writing of the legendary publisher and editor of the Anniston Star .   The decades-long ribbon of prose that spilled from Ayers?s pen captured the epochal milestones of our times, such as the 1965 March on Washington, the civil rights... more...

  • The Believer, Issue 112by Heidi Julavits; Vendela Vida; Karolina Waclawiak

    McSweeney's, Believer Magazine 2015; US$ 11.99

    The Believer ?s mission is to introduce readers to the best and most interesting work in the world of art, culture, and thoughtwhether that means literature, painting, wrestling, philosophy, or cooking. Its content (including essays, interviews, comics, poetry, and reviews) offers fresh perspectives from editors Heidi Julavits, Vendela Vida, and... more...

  • On the Origin of Superheroesby Chris Gavaler

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    Most readers think that superheroes began with Superman?s appearance in Action Comics No. 1, but that Kryptonian rocket didn?t just drop out of the sky. By the time Superman?s creators were born, the superhero?s most defining elements?secret identities, aliases, disguises, signature symbols, traumatic origin stories, extraordinary powers, self-sacrificing... more...

  • McLuhan's Global Village Todayby Angela Krewani

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Marshall McLuhan was one of the leading media theorists of the twentieth century. This collection of essays explores the many facets of McLuhan?s work from a transatlantic perspective, balancing applied case studies with theoretical discussions. more...

  • The Venice Mythby David Barnes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Venice holds a unique place in literary and cultural history. Barnes looks at the themes of war, occupation, resistance and fascism to see how the political background has affected the literary works that have come out of this great city. He focuses on key British and American writers, including Byron, Ruskin, Pound and Eliot. more...

  • Venice and the Cultural Imaginationby Michael O'Neill; Mark Sandy; Sarah Wootton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    In the era of the Grand Tour, Venice was the cultural jewel in the crown of Europe and the epitome of decadence. This edited collection of eleven essays draws on a range of disciplines and approaches to ask how Venice?s appeal has affected Western culture since 1800. more...

  • Dying to be Englishby Kelly McGuire

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This study examines the presentation of suicide within the genre of the eighteenth-century novel. Referencing several key writers of the period, McGuire demonstrates that their work inscribes a nationalist imperative to frame suicide as self-sacrifice. more...