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  • Politics and the Press in Thailandby Duncan McCargo

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    This is the first book in the English language to examine the tangled web of relationships linking newspaper owners, editors and reporters, with leading politicians and power-holders. Duncan McCargo has been granted unique access to the editorial meetings of Thailand's leading newspapers, and drawing on this, the book uncovers the contradictions and... more...

  • One for the Girls!by Clarissa Smith

    Intellect Books Ltd 2007; US$ 44.00

    Against the claims of increasing sexualisation of culture, one truism is constantly rehearsed – that women have little taste for pornography. In One for the Girls!, a new basis for understanding women’s pleasures in sexually explicit materials is offered focusing on the production and consumption of For Women magazine. This thought-provoking book argues... more...

  • A Futile and Stupid Gestureby Josh Karp

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    Now a Netflix original film starring Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson, and Emmy Rossum. Comic genius Doug Kenney cofounded National Lampoon , cowrote Animal House and Caddyshack , and changed the face of American comedy before mysteriously falling to his death at the age of 33. This is the first-ever biography of Kenney--the heart and soul of... more...

  • Condensing the Cold Warby Joanne P. Sharp

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 35.00 US$ 29.75

    By examining the changing ways in which Reader’s Digest has explained America and its relation to the world, Sharp exposes the links that the magazine has forged between the individual reader and the destiny of the United States, particularly as this relates to the Soviet Union, the Cold War enemy whose character the Digest is often credited with helping... more...

  • Feature Writingby Susan Pape; Susan Featherstone

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 46.00

    This book provides a practical and richly informative introduction to feature writing and the broader context in which features journalists operate. As well as covering the key elements and distinctive features that constitute good feature writing, Feature Writing: A Practical Introduction also offers a rich resource of real life examples, case... more...

  • Textual Construction of the Female Bodyby Professor Lesley Jeffries

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    This volume takes a critical discourse approach to the ways women's magazines contribute to the social construction of particular kinds of female body - as ideal, beautiful, ugly, overweight or engineered. Looking at the language used, it provides an insight into the experience of the female reader, and the likely impact upon her self-image. more...

  • Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledgeby Jean-Noël Jeanneney; Teresa Lavender Fagan; Ian Wilson

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 11.00 US$ 9.35

    The recent announcement that Google will digitize the holdings of several major libraries sent shock waves through the book industry and academe. Google presented this digital repository as a first step towards a long-dreamed-of universal library, but skeptics were quick to raise a number of concerns about the potential for copyright infringement... more...

  • The Earth on Showby Ralph O'Connor

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 36.00 US$ 30.60

    At the turn of the nineteenth century, geology—and its claims that the earth had a long and colorful prehuman history—was widely dismissedasdangerous nonsense. But just fifty years later, it was the most celebrated of Victorian sciences. Ralph O’Connor tracks the astonishing growth of geology’s prestige in Britain, exploring how a new geohistory... more...

  • Bestsellers: A Very Short Introductionby John Sutherland

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99

    For the last century, the tastes and preferences of readers of fiction have been reflected in the American and British bestseller lists, and this Very Short Introduction takes an engaging look through the lists to reveal what we have been reading - and why. more...

  • The Best of Emerge Magazineby George E. Curry; William Sandifer; Brenda L. Webber; Sylvester Monroe; Les Payne

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.32

    The 1990s. African Americans achieved more influence–and faced more explosive issues–than ever before. One word captured those times. One magazine expressed them. Emerge . In those ten years, with an impressive circulation of 170,000 and more than forty national awards to its credit, Emerge became a serious part of the American mainstream. Time... more...