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Digital Orientations

by Shaun Moores Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 15, 2017)

Might it be possible to rearticulate the term digital in digital media, so that it refers at least as much to the deft movements or orientations of hands and fingers (of digits) as it does to the new media technologies...


Reconsidering Obama

by Robert E. Terrill Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 30, 2017)

Perhaps no other presidential candidate or sitting president has attracted as much attention from rhetorical critics as Barack Obama. Much of this work was conceived and written during Obama’s initial presidential...


Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age

by Michael Zimmer & Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 06, 2017)

The continuous evolution of internet and related social media technologies and platforms have opened up vast new means for communication, socialization, expression, and collaboration. They also have provided...


Sweetwater

by Robin Boylorn Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 01, 2017)

Sweetwater: Black Women and Narratives of Resilience is a multi-generational story of growing up black and female in the rural south. At times heartbreaking, at times humorous, Sweetwater captures the artistry,...


White Out

by Christopher S. Collins & Alexander Jun Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 10, 2017)

Colleges across the country, and the nation as a whole continue to be divided along racial lines. White Out: Understanding White Privilege and Dominance in the Modern Age is about the role of Whiteness and a...


Media Interventions

by Kevin Howley Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 30, 2012)

This collection of essays, the first book-length treatment of its kind, explicates the concept of «media interventions», which are herein defined as activities and projects that secure, exercise, challenge...


Digital Media

by Paul Messaris & Lee Humphreys Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 28, 2017)

The age of digital media has given rise to a new social world. It is a world in which the transmission of information from the few to the many is steadily being supplanted by the multi-directional flow of facts,...


Real World Career Preparation

by Douglas J. Swanson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 31, 2017)

University student-run communications agencies allow students to work with real clients and get real world experience before they graduate from college and enter the workforce. Student-run agencies are increasing...


Global Journalism

by Peter Berglez Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 01, 2011)

Recent instances of global crisis reporting on climate change and the financial crisis are early embryos of a new form of journalism that is increasingly needed in global times: global journalism.

Instead of...


Foreign News on Television

by Akiba Cohen Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 30, 2012)

Spanning several years of research, this book compares and contrasts how public and commercial TV stations present foreign, domestic, and hybrid news from a number of different countries. It examines what viewers...


Educating for Democratic Consciousness

by Ali A. Abdi & Paul R. Carr Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 01, 2012)

This book has received the AESA (American Educational Studies Association) Critics Choice Award 2013.

There is a widespread, but mainly untenable, assumption that education in Western societies (and elsewhere)...


Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen

by Paul Mihailidis Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 30, 2014)

Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen is about enhancing engagement in a digital media culture and the models that educators, parents and policy makers can utilize to place media-savvy youth into positions...


Political History of Guinea since World War Two

by Mohamed Saliou Camara Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 05, 2014)

Political History of Guinea since World War Two provides an in-depth study of the political evolution of Guinea from World War Two to the present. Based on primary-source information, it examines with rare depth...


Journalists and Media Accountability

by Susanne Fengler, Tobias Eberwein, Gianpietro Mazzoleni & Colin Porlezza Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 31, 2013)

Media accountability is back on the political agenda. Debates about the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World have shown that the need for free and responsible journalism is more pressing...


Citizen Journalism

by Stuart Allan & Einar Thorsen Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 01, 2013)

The second volume of Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives seeks to build upon the agenda set in motion by the first volume, namely by: Offering an overview of key developments in citizen journalism since...


Doing Critical Educational Research

by Peter McInerney, Barry Down, John Smyth & Robert Hattam Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 01, 2014)

John Smyth’s remarkable body of writing, research and scholarship has spanned four decades, and the urgency of our times makes it imperative to look in some depth at the breadth of his research and its trajectory,...


Why Discourse Matters

by Monika Weronika Kopytowska & Yusuf Kalyango, Jr. Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 01, 2013)

This volume draws on issues and cases from more than 20 countries to provide empirical evidence and theoretical insights into why discourse matters. Covering a wide range of concepts and topical issues, contributors...


Journalism and PR

by Jim Macnamara Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 16, 2014)

The interrelationship between journalism and public relations (PR) is one of the most contentious in the field of media studies. Numerous studies have shown that 50–80 per cent of the content of mass media...


On Language, Democracy, and Social Justice

by Pierre W. Orelus & Noam Chomsky Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 01, 2013)

Every century has witnessed the birth of a few world-transcending intellectuals as well as talented emerging scholars. Noam Chomsky and Pierre W. Orelus are no exception. Using dialogues exchanged over the course...


A Quiet Revolution

by Joseph F. Mali Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 26, 2014)

In A Quiet Revolution: Some Social and Religious Perspectives on the Nigerian Crisis, Joseph F. Mali argues that contrary to popular belief, corruption and failed leadership are not at the heart of the Nigerian...


The ‘People’s Joan of Arc’

by Brooke Speer Orr Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 05, 2014)

The ‘People’s Joan of Arc’: Mary Elizabeth Lease, Gendered Politics and Populist Party Politics in Gilded-Age America is the first comprehensive biography tracing the captivating life of renowned activist...


alieNATION

by Mitchell S. McKinney, Dianne G. Bystrom & Mary C. Banwart Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2014)

alieNATION presents research conducted by a national election team and leading scholars in political communication that explores a range of important topics and variables affecting voter attitudes and behavior...


The Quicksands of Belief

by Janet Winn Boehm Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 16, 2014)

The Quicksands of Belief: The Need for Skepticism draws on history, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, and the cognitive sciences in an accessible, non-academic style in order to argue that humans don’t...


Hollywood Raises Political Consciousness

by Michael Haas Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 15, 2014)

Feature films are jam-packed with political messages. This volume provides the tools for analyzing the politics embedded in films. Contributors reveal how subliminal messages are a clue to how the public perceives...


«All Men and Women Are Created Equal»

by Wolfgang Mieder Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 10, 2014)

Even a cursory glance at the letters, speeches, and essays of Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902) and Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906) reveals that these two nineteenth-century feminists relied on Biblical and...


Sacred Matters, Stately Concerns

by John M. Thompson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 01, 2014)

Politics and religion have been major forces throughout history, and they still are as anyone who pays attention to current events can see. Understandably, the relationship between religion and politics calls...


Emerging Perspectives on ‘African Development’

by George J. Sefa Dei & Paul Banahene Adjei Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 01, 2012)

Emerging Perspectives on ‘African Development’: Speaking Differently discusses numerous areas of interest and issues about Africa, including contemporary challenges and possibilities of development. The...


Talking Tobacco

by Kandi L. Walker, Stuart L. Esrock & Joy L. Hart Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2014)

Despite the widely recognized toll of tobacco and increasing action to curb tobacco use (e.g., increased excise taxes, smoking bans), smoking continues. Numerous messages about tobacco, smoking, and health circulate...


Emerging from out of the Margins

by Fredericke White Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 05, 2014)

This book provides an insider view of Haida language, history, and culture, and offers a perspective on Haida culture that comes not only from external research but also from intimate knowledge and experiences...


Transparency 2.0

by Charles N. Davis & David Cuillier Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 01, 2012)

Transparency 2.0 investigates a host of emerging issues around the collision of information and personal privacy in a digital world. Delving into the key legal concepts of information access and privacy, such...


African Americans in the History of Mass Communication

by Clark Naeemah Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2011)

African Americans in the History of Mass Communication offers a variety of stories focusing on how African Americans use the media to educate, advocate, empower, and serve others. Stories ranging from the Civil...


Curriculum and the Culture Wars

by Melissa Deckman & Joseph Prud'homme Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 01, 2012)

Curriculum and the Culture Wars offers a fresh perspective on perennial debates about the role of religion in public schools, focusing on the intersection of religion and curriculum. This debate has been renewed...


Social Media, Culture and Politics in Asia

by Lars Willnat & Annette Aw Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2013)

The Internet’s explosive growth over the past decade is nowhere more visible than in Asia. Fueled by an expanding middle class, thousands of people connect to the Internet for the first time each day to explore...


Privacy and Philosophy

by Andrew McStay Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 14, 2015)

What can philosophy tell us about privacy? Quite a lot as it turns out. With Privacy and Philosophy: New Media and Affective Protocol Andrew McStay draws on an array of philosophers to offer a refreshingly novel...


The Business of Counterterrorism

by Nathan E. Busch & Austen D. Givens Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 30, 2014)

The Business of Counterterrorism focuses on the opportunities and challenges that public-private partnerships (PPPs) face in the post-9/11 world. Although these partnerships are a major topic of discussion and...


Institutional Racism, Organizations & Public Policy

by James D. Ward & Mario A. Rivera Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 31, 2013)

Institutional racism may be described as a self-perpetuating and opaque process where, either intentionally or unintentionally, barriers and procedures which disadvantage ethnic minority groups are supported...


Defining Critical Animal Studies

by Anthony J. Nocella, John Sorenson, Kim Socha & Atsuko Matsuoka Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 02, 2015)

This is the first book to define the philosophical and practical parameters of critical animal studies (CAS). Rooted in anarchist perspectives that oppose all systems of domination and authoritarianism, CAS...


Patents, Pills, and the Press

by Thomas Owen Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 01, 2014)

HIV/AIDS is a global health crisis of unprecedented proportions. Afflicting millions worldwide, its social, political, economic, and ethical dimensions have rendered explicit the vast inequalities of our «negatively...


Crowdfunding the Future

by Bertha Chin, Bethan Jones & Lucy Bennett Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 01, 2014)

The concept of crowdfunding, where grassroots creative projects are funded by the masses through websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, has been steadily gaining attention over the last few years. Crowdfunding...


The Trayvon Martin in US

by Emmanuel Harris Ii & Antonio D. Tillis Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 01, 2014)

The events surrounding the Trayvon Martin murder, trial and acquittal bring to public and private discourse the violent, brutal murders of Emmett Till, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Dr. King, while bringing back...


Global News

by Alexa Robertson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2014)

Global News explores how media representation is conceived and enacted in a world of diversity and transborder flows. Among the ‘new media’ crowding the global mediascape are influential television outlets...


Capitalism’s Educational Catastrophe

by Ricardo D. Rosa & Joao J. Rosa Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 01, 2013)

Neoliberal capitalism has paved the way to educational catastrophe. It has also opened paths for politically productive and transformative forms of localized resistance(s). This book examines the perilous catastrophe...


Worker Resistance and Media

by Lina Dencik & Peter Wilkin Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2015)

With developments in media technologies creating new opportunities and challenges for social movements to emerge and mobilize, this book is a timely and necessary examination of how organized labour and workers...


Somali Oral Poetry and the Failed She-Camel Nation State

by Ali Mumin Ahad Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 31, 2015)

Somali Oral Poetry and the Failed She-Camel Nation State: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Deelley Poetry Debate (1979–1980) examines the most expressive medium in Somali culture and politics, that is,...


Reimagining the Public Intellectual in Education

by Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin & Cynthia Reyes Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2015)

While the term «public intellectual» has been used to describe scholars who seek to share their re-search with the public, little work has been done to examine the role of a public intellectual in the field...


Sacramental Politics

by Brian Kaylor Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 28, 2014)

Religion and politics have often been called taboo topics for polite dinner conversation, but in political campaigns and religious services, the two often mix. This book looks at how religious worship remains...


Becoming Activist

by Elizabeth Bishop Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 15, 2014)

Becoming Activist is a revolutionary study of youth human rights activism and literacy learning. The book follows five urban youth organizers from the Drop Knowledge Project in New York City. Intentionally polyvocal,...


Public Policy Argumentation and Debate

by John R. Butler & Philip Dalton Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 30, 2012)

Through an exclusive focus on public policy advocacy as a practical endeavor, Philip Dalton and John R. Butler depart from approaches to debate education that focus on the rules of simulated, academic debate...


Bearslayers

by William D. Prigge Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 20, 2015)

The 1959 purge of the Latvian national communists has long been cast in black-and-white terms: Russification and resistance; victimizers and victims. Conventional wisdom holds that Nikita Khrushchev was behind...


A Policy History of Standards-Based Education in America

by Boyce Brown Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2015)

A Policy History of Standards-Based Education in America is a narrative history of the development of standards-based education in the United States over the last several decades, from the perspective of anarchist...