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The Coordinated Management of Meaning: A Festschrift in Honor of W. Barnett Pearce

by Stephen W. Littlejohn & Sheila McNamee Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 05, 2013)

Honoring the work of W. Barnett Pearce, this volume of 16 essays explores various applications of the theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning. It anticipates futures in many areas of the communication...


Gossip Girl: A Critical Understanding

by Lori Bindig Lexington Books (November 12, 2014)

This book is a critical cultural studies analysis of the CW’s hit teen television drama Gossip Girl (2007–2012). Bindig examines the show in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and...


Mediated Nostalgia: Individual Memory and Contemporary Mass Media

by Ryan Lizardi Lexington Books (November 06, 2014)

Mediated Nostalgia works to help understand the cultural, historical, and sociological implications of a past-obsessed media industry. It takes a cross-media and interdisciplinary approach in its study of the...


Coarseness in U.S. Public Communication

by Philip Dalton & Eric Mark Kramer Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (August 31, 2012)

Proceeding from the assumption that all manner of public communication in the United States is becoming increasingly coarse, this book argues that shared cultural notions of decency are being eroded by market...


Masturbation in Pop Culture: Screen, Society, Self

by Lauren Rosewarne Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Through reference to over six hundred scenes from film and television—as well as a diverse and cross-disciplinary academic bibliography—Masturbation in Pop Culture investigates the role that masturbation...


Beyond Britain: Stuart Hall and the Postcolonializing of Anglophone Cultural Studies

by Lars Jensen Rowman & Littlefield International (September 18, 2014)

Presents a history of the key ideas that have shaped the evolution of the shared spaces of inquiry in British Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies to analyze the continued significance and relevance of...


Unlearning the Soviet Tongue: Discursive Practices of a Democratizing Polity

by Natalia Kovalyova Lexington Books (September 24, 2014)

This book refines the discursive theory of democratization by juxtaposing the elite and lay discourses in post-Soviet Russia (1996–2008). Through examining how Russians position themselves as political subjects,...


The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics

by LaChrystal D. Ricke Lexington Books (August 14, 2014)

The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics analyzes the broad and evolving political impact of YouTube, specifically addressing political campaigning, communication, and engagement. The text provides a synthesized...


The Responsibility to Protect in Darfur: The Role of Mass Media

by Abdel Salam Sidahmed, Walter C. Soderlund & Donald E. Briggs Lexington Books (February 15, 2010)

The Responsibility to Protect in Darfur traces the development of international intervention in domestic conflict, culminating in the concept of 'Responsibility to Protect' in 2001. The authors explain the background...


Scorpion Tongues New and Updated Edition: Gossip, Celebrity, And American Politics

by Gail Collins HarperCollins e-books (May 03, 2011)

From Thomas Jefferson to William Jefferson Clinton, Scorpion Tongues is a popular history of gossip in American politics. Complete with wickedly delightful anecdotes of major and minor politicians and entertainers...


Primetime Pundits: How Cable News Covers Social Issues

by Lynn Letukas Lexington Books (September 04, 2014)

Primetime Pundits explores the ascent of punditry and offers a new approach for understanding how social issues are covered in the changing media landscape. Based on extensive research of primetime news coverage...


In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age

by Nev Schulman Grand Central Publishing (September 02, 2014)

From the host of MTV's #1 show Catfish comes the definitive guide about how to connect with people authentically in today's increasingly digital world.

IN REAL LIFE: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age

As...


Electric Sounds: Technological Change and the Rise of Corporate Mass Media

by Steve J. Wurtzler Columbia University Press (January 23, 2007)

Electric Sounds brings to vivid life an era when innovations in the production, recording, and transmission of sound revolutionized a number of different media, especially the radio, the phonograph, and the...


Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery: An Essay on Popular Culture

by Eva Illouz Columbia University Press (November 05, 2003)

-- Amy B. Jordan, Director of the Media and the Developing Mind Sector, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania


Aging, Media, and Culture

by C. Lee Harrington, Denise Bielby, Anthony R. Bardo & Stephen Katz et al. Lexington Books (June 18, 2014)

This collection of original articles sits at the intersection of two interdisciplinary fields: media studies and aging studies. Drawing on both scholarly literatures, we explore the reciprocal influences of...


Blogging: How Our Private Thoughts Went Public

by Kristin Roeschenthaler Wolfe Lexington Books (June 04, 2014)

Public versus private is an ongoing concern in communication. This book examines this phenomenon through self-representational writing and the philosophical lens of Hannah Arendt’s public versus private theory,...


Media in the Digital Age

by John V. Pavlik Columbia University Press (May 12, 2008)

Digital technologies have fundamentally altered the nature and function of media in our society, reinventing age-old practices of public communication and at times circumventing traditional media and challenging...


Gender and the American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced

by Theodore F. Sheckels, Nichola D. Gutgold & Diana B. Carlin Lexington Books (March 08, 2012)

Gender and the American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced, by Theodore F. Sheckels, Nichola D. Gutgold, and Diana Bartelli Carlin, is a book that includes interviews with several...


Portrayals of Children in Popular Culture: Fleeting Images

by Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic & Debbie C. Olson Lexington Books (December 21, 2012)

This book examines how children and the concept of childhood are presented in media through the unique lens of childhood studies. This collection, authored by a cadre of international scholars, explores how...


Paris Is Burning: A Queer Film Classic

by Lucas Hilderbrand Arsenal Pulp Press (November 25, 2013)

A Queer Film Classic on the stunning 1991 documentary about New York's drag subculture in the 1980s.


Mom in the Movies

by Turner Classic Movies, Inc. & Richard Corliss Simon & Schuster (April 08, 2014)

Turner Classic Movies and film historian Richard Corliss present Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate), the definitive, fully illustrated book that shares the many...


Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle

by Carlen Lavigne, Kimberley McMahon-Coleman, Ryan Lizardi & Heather Marcovitch et al. Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle, edited by Carlen Lavigne, examines multiple definitions of television remakes, from reboots (like Charlie’s Angels) to adaptations (The Walking Dead) and sequels...


Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media

by Svitlana Malykhina Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media takes a unique perspective on Russian media, culture, and society by bridging linguistic anthropology and media studies. Svitlana Malykhina analyzes...


Gauchos and Foreigners: Glossing Culture and Identity in the Argentine Countryside

by Ariana Huberman Lexington Books (December 29, 2010)

In Ariana Huberman's manuscript titled Gauchos and Foreigners: Glossing Culture and Identity in the Argentine Countryside, she discusses the relationship between the gaucho figure and the 'foreigner' in Argentine...


The Mediation of Poverty: The News, New Media, and Politics

by Joanna Redden Lexington Books (February 19, 2014)

The Mediation of Poverty examines the impact of digital technologies on poverty politics in Canada and the United Kingdom. As the first transnational comparison of poverty coverage, this book provides several...


Television, Religion, and Supernatural: Hunting Monsters, Finding Gods

by Erika Engstrom & Joseph M. Valenzano Iii Lexington Books (February 19, 2014)

This book uses a theory-based inquiry of the nuanced religious messages in the TV series Supernatural, which presents religious themes through horror and fantasy to show a Christianity without Christ. It uncovers...


Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process: A Political Communication Perspective

by Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor & Kehbuma Langmia UPA (December 20, 2013)

Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process analyzes the effect of mass media on African elections. Featuring contributions by leading African scholars and professionals, this book covers a wide-array of...


Who Let the Blogs Out?

by Biz Stone & Wil Wheaton St. Martin's Press (March 11, 2014)

Blogs--or weblogs--are a huge phenomenon on the internet. From ultra-personal diary entries to specialized information on a wide variety of subjects (teen ranting to presidential campaigns), blogs are the new...


Weapons of Mass Distraction

by Matthew Fraser St. Martin's Press (March 04, 2014)

In its march to becoming the world's first hyper-power, the United States has been as dependent on its soft power - the allure of American lifestyles and culture - as it has been on the hard power of military...


Mad as Hell

by Dave Itzkoff Henry Holt and Co. (February 18, 2014)

The behind-the-scenes story of the making of the iconic movie Network, which transformed the way we think about television and the way television thinks about us

"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this...


Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice

by Kehbuma Langmia, Tia C. M. Tyree, Pamela O'Brien & Ingrid Sturgis UPA (December 23, 2013)

Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice examines how interactive technologies can be applied to teaching, research and the practice of communication. This book demonstrates how social media can be utilized in the...


The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism

by Dean Starkman Columbia University Press (January 07, 2014)

In this sweeping, incisive post mortem, Dean Starkman exposes the critical shortcomings that softened coverage in the business press during the mortgage era and the years leading up to the financial collapse...


Letters from Readers in the Polish American Press, 1902-1969: A Corner for Everybody

by Theodore L. Zawistowski & Anna D. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann Lexington Books (December 11, 2013)

A Corner for Everybody is a unique collection of close to five hundred letters from Polish American readers that were published in the Polish-language weekly Ameryka-Echo between 1902 and 1969. Ameryka-Echo,...


Shifting Perceptions of Migration in Senegalese Literature, Film, and Social Media

by Mahriana Rofheart Lexington Books (December 19, 2013)

Shifting Perceptions of Migration in Senegalese Literature, Film, and Social Media takes a multimedia approach to examining representations of emigration from Senegal through the analysis of novels, films, hip-hop...


Covering the Courts: A Handbook for Journalists

by S L. Alexander Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2004)

Detailed descriptions of each step of the judicial process along with tips from top journalists allow for a comprehensive analysis of courtroom activities.


Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

by Andrea Bachner Columbia University Press (January 21, 2014)

New communication and information technologies remain challenging for the Chinese script, which, unlike alphabetic or other phonetic scripts, relies on multiple signifying principles. In recent decades, this...


Rustics and Politics: The Political Theory of The Beverly Hillbillies

by Leslie Dale Feldman Lexington Books (December 05, 2013)

Leslie Dale Feldman’s Rustics and Politics: The Political Theory of The Beverly Hillbillies

looks at the political and economic themes in the classic post-World War II television show The Beverly Hillbillies....


The First Freedoms and America's Culture of Innovation: The Constitutional Foundations of the Aspirational Society

by Narain D. Batra Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 18, 2013)

The First Freedoms and America’s Culture of Innovation explores how the triangulation of the First Freedoms, open and competitive marketplace, and global brain-and-muscle-inflow into the Unites States generates...


Internodes

by Ken Belford Talonbooks (November 04, 2013)

Poetry that focuses on viral marketing, social networking, and environmental concerns.


Last Man Standing: Media, Framing, and the 2012 Republican Primaries

by Danielle Sarver Coombs Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 14, 2013)

When Barack Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, took the blame for being alternately too moderate or too conservative; his vast wealth made him unappealing...


Democratizing Global Media: One World, Many Struggles

by Yuezhi Zhao, Robert A. Hackett & Majid Tehranian Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 07, 2005)

Democratizing Global Media explores the complex relationship between globalizing media and the spread of democracy around the world. An international, interdisciplinary group of journalists and scholars discusses...


Media Disparity: A Gender Battleground

by Cory L. Armstrong, Julie L. Andsager, Dunja Antunovic & Kim Bissell et al. Lexington Books (October 29, 2013)

This book highlights the progress—or lack thereof—in media regarding portrayals of women, across genres and cultures within the twenty-first century.


War after September 11

by Verna V. Gehring, Paul W. Kahn, Robert K. Fullinwider & William A. Galston et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 10, 2002)

War After September 11 considers the just aims and legitimate limits of the United States' response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.


After the Future

by Franco Bifo Berardi, Gary Genosko & Nicholas Thoburn AK Press (September 20, 2011)

The future is now! But things still suck. Where do we go from here?


Women's Songs from West Africa

by Thomas A Hale & Aissata G Sidikou Indiana University Press (December 02, 2013)

Exploring the origins, organization, subject matter, and performance contexts of singers and singing, Women's Songs from West Africa expands our understanding of the world of women in West Africa and their complex...


Mind Candy

by Lawrence Watt-Evans Wildside Press (August 05, 2013)

Over the years, in a variety of venues, Lawrence Watt-Evans has turned his sharp, analytical, and slightly crazed mind to everything from weaponized poetry to why the Enterprise doesn't have seatbelts, and everyone...


Toward a Political Economy of Culture: Capitalism and Communication in the Twenty-First Century

by Colin Sparks, Andrew Calabrese, Robin Mansell & Richard Collins et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 22, 2003)

Several of the most important and influential political economists of communication working today explore a rich mix of topics and issues that link work, policy studies, and research and theory about the public...


Shop 'til You Drop: Consumer Behavior and American Culture

by Arthur Asa Berger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 26, 2004)

Are Americans obsessed with shopping? Shop 'til You Drop is a lively look at our consumer culture and its role in our everyday lives and society. Arthur Asa Berger considers the sacred roots of consumer culture,...


Technology and Values

by Laura Westra, Dr. Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Carl Mitcham & Stacey Edgar et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 1997)

Technology and Values provides a highly useful collection of essays organized around issues related to science, technology, public health, economics, the environment, and ethical theory. The editors present...


Making a Difference: A Comparative View of the Role of the Internet in Election Politics

by Stephen Ward, David Taras, Diana Owen & Richard Davis et al. Lexington Books (March 13, 2008)

This book is a cross-national analysis of the role of the Internet in elections. It examines the role of context in shaping candidate and party usage of the Internet in democratic electoral systems.