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Sensationalism: Murder, Mayhem, Mudslinging, Scandals, and Disasters in 19th-Century Reporting

by David B. Sachsman & David W. Bulla Transaction Publishers (August 22, 2013)

David B. Sachsman and David W. Bulla gather a colorful collection of essays exploring sensationalism in nineteenth-century newspaper reporting. Contributors tell stories of both the rise of the penny press in...

Mobile Communication: Bringing Us Together and Tearing Us Apart

by Rich Ling & Scott W. Campbell Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

“Although perspectives differ on whether the effects of mobile communication are beneficial, these essays make clear that this topic is worthy of investigation . . . Recommended.” —R. Davis, Choice  Mobile...

The Gutenberg Revolution: A History of Print Culture

by Richard Abel Transaction Publishers (September 25, 2012)

“The Gutenberg Revolution: A History of Print Culture describes the history and impact of the radical printing revolution." —California Bookwatch Richard Abel delineates how the cultural revolution was shaped...

After Piaget

by Eduardo Marti & Cintia Rodriguez Transaction Publishers (August 14, 2012)

“Highly recommended.” —D. M. Chirico, Choice This collection of essays looks at the achievements of Jean Piaget and how his ideas have advanced long after his death. This cutting edge work brings together...

The Age of Distraction: Reading, Writing, and Politics in a High-Speed Networked Economy

by Robert Hassan Transaction Publishers (November 30, 2011)

“[O]ne of the best books available on current issues in social time.” —Mark Aultman, KronoScope Robert Hassan offers a perspective permeated by a sense of history, beginning with the invention of writing...

Expression and Interpretation in Language

by Susan Petrilli & Vincent Colapietro Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

“The volume presents a politically committed framework engaged in a critical conversation with major semioticians’ concepts and constructs, with emphasis on the construction of identity and otherness and...

Mobile Communication: Dimensions of Social Policy

by James E. Katz Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

This volume addresses the social policy dimension of the mobile communication revolution. Subjects include the role of mobiles in policy formation and evaluation in several areas, including the mobile-digital...

A Philosophical History of Love

by Wayne Cristaudo Transaction Publishers (August 14, 2012)

"[A] sprawling study of love in all its forms . . . recalling Plato, Christ, Dante, Marquis de Sade, and other key figures whose ideas and teachings have shaped its development in Western thought. . . . The...

Dawn: The Origins of Language and the Modern Human Mind

by Rik Smits Transaction Publishers (February 10, 2016)

In this work, originally published in Dutch, Rik Smits theorizes that language could not have developed originally as a system of communication. It is, instead, the result of combining separate abilities, each...

Victoria Welby and the Science of Signs: Significs, Semiotics, Philosophy of Language

by Susan Petrilli Transaction Publishers (January 31, 2015)

Victoria Welby (1837–1912) dedicated her research to the relationship between signs and values. She contended that signifying cannot be constrained to any one system, type of sign, language, field of discourse,...

Profanity, Obscenity and the Media

by Melvin J. Lasky Transaction Publishers (October 15, 2014)

In the second volume to his trilogy, Melvin J. Lasky documents the growing crisis affecting honest, thoughtful, and independent journalism in the Western world. Lasky’s examination on the use of formerly forbidden...

A Press Divided: Newspaper Coverage of the Civil War

by David B. Sachsman Transaction Publishers (September 08, 2014)

A Press Divided studies the sharp political divisions that existed among Civil War era newspapers. It discusses the roles played by newspapers in splitting the nation, newspaper war coverage, and the responses...

Lincoln Mediated: The President and the Press through Nineteenth-Century Media

by David W. Bulla, Gregory A. Borchard & David B. Sachsman Transaction Publishers (May 01, 2015)

Lincoln Mediated describes how Abraham Lincoln worked with the press throughout his political career. It details how his ties to various newspapers played a central role in the success of his presidency. Gregory...