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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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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.


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.


Picturing China in the American Press: The Visual Portrayal of Sino-American Relations in Time Magazine

by David D. Perlmutter Lexington Books (March 29, 2007)

Picturing China is the first postDCold War intensive study comparing and contrasting press coverage of an important period in East-West relations to the 'what we know now' of archival history. The book reveals...


Advertising, Sex, and Post-Socialism: Women, Media, and Femininity in the Balkans

by Elza Ibroscheva Lexington Books (June 20, 2013)

The book traces the evolution of gender ideologies in the Balkans, through emancipating women’s roles during socialism and into the proliferation and normalization of hyper-sexualized images of women in advertising...


The Cinema of Michael Mann

by Steven Rybin Lexington Books (August 29, 2007)

The Cinema of Michael Mann traces the work of this important Hollywood director through a critical study of his film style and its relationship to genre, film criticism, auteurism, and historical context. The...


Iconic Events: Media, Politics, and Power in Retelling History

by Patricia Leavy Lexington Books (June 07, 2007)

Iconic Events explores the social forces that have shaped the meanings around and enduring significance of events that have captured the public's imagination, including: Titanic, Pearl Harbor, Columbine, and...


Tribal Warfare: Survivor and the Political Unconscious of Reality Television

by Christopher J. Wright Lexington Books (June 15, 2006)

Tribal Warfare thoroughly investigates a central element of the hit reality television show Survivor that the existing literature on reality television has overlooked: class politics. Christopher J. Wright combines...


Jews and Judaism in The New York Times

by Ph. D Vecsey Lexington Books (June 28, 2013)

Jews and Judaism have been profoundly affected by the horrific course of the Holocaust, and by the formation of Israel as a Jewish nation-state. These have been the major themes in the Times' treatment of Judaism,...


The Communicated Stereotype: From Celebrity Vilification to Everyday Talk

by Anastacia Kurylo Lexington Books (June 15, 2013)

The Communicated Stereotype extends current work in psychology and communication by delineating a distinctly communicative process whereby stereotypic knowledge is maintained through the stereotypes communicated...


Identity Research and Communication: Intercultural Reflections and Future Directions

by Mark P. Orbe, NILANJANA BARDHAN, Kent Ono & Karma R. Chávez et al. Lexington Books (April 05, 2012)

Identity Research in Intercultural Communication, edited by Nilanjana Bardhan and Mark P. Orbe, is unique in scope because it brings together a vast range of positions on identity scholarship within intercultural...


Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World: Eastern Europe's Tortured Path to Change

by Peter Gross & Karol Jakubowicz Lexington Books (October 18, 2012)

Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World: Eastern Europe’s Tortured Path to Change, edited by Peter Gross and Karol Jakubowicz, is a collection of analyses of Eastern European media by some of the...


Modern Jeremiahs: Contemporary Visions of American Decline

by Mark Stephen Jendrysik Lexington Books (March 20, 2008)

This book identifies where modern Jeremiahs place the sources of national decline and their purposed solutions and its analysis also reveals the central problem faced by this form of writing: the need to balance...


Nuclear Legacies: Communication, Controversy, and the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex

by Bryan C. Taylor, William J. Kinsella, Stephen P. Depoe & Maribeth S. Metzler Lexington Books (April 13, 2007)

Over the past two decades, citizens, organizations, and governments have passionately debated the nature of the consequences of nuclear production, and how they should be managed. This volume focuses on the...


Chinese Cyber Nationalism: Evolution, Characteristics, and Implications

by Xu Wu Lexington Books (February 23, 2007)

Chinese Cyber Nationalism offers the first comprehensive examination of the social and ideological movement that mixes Confucian cultural traditions and advanced media technology. Over the past decade, the Internet...


Stagecraft and Statecraft: Advance and Media Events in Political Communication

by Dan Schill Lexington Books (May 16, 2009)

This book examines media events and advance in political communication from Kennedy through Obama by exploring the way media events are conceived and staged, the strategy and tactics advance staffers use to...


Race and Reconciliation in America

by William S. Cohen, Janet Langhart Cohen, Minyon Moore & Adele Logan Alexander et al. Lexington Books (June 16, 2009)

Convinced that what is needed in America is a serious, open, civil dialogue on racial, ethnic, and religious prejudice, William S. Cohen and Janet Langhart Cohen brought together an august and varied group of...


Regulating the Web: Network Neutrality and the Fate of the Open Internet

by Zack Stiegler, Mark Grabowski, Benjamin Cline & Michael Daubs et al. Lexington Books (December 16, 2012)

Although the FCC established a net neutrality policy in 2010, debate continues as to who ultimately should have authority to shape and maintain the Internet’s structure. Regulating the Web brings together...


The O.C.: A Critical Understanding

by Lori B. Bindig & Andrea M. Bergstrom Lexington Books (October 25, 2012)

The O.C.: A Critical Understanding, by Lori Bindig and Andrea M. Bergstrom, is a feminist cultural studies analysis of the hit television series The O.C. (2003-2007). The show is examined in terms of five ideological...


Latin American Telecommunications: Telef-nica's Conquest

by Martinez Lexington Books (January 01, 1955)

Latin American Telecommunications: Telefónica's Conquest offers an excellent overview of the political, economic, and social factors in Spain and Latin America that have aided the miraculous transformation...


Toward the Visualization of History: The Past as Image

by Mark Moss Lexington Books (June 19, 2008)

This book discusses the impact of visuals on the study of history by examining visual culture and the future of print, providing an analysis of photography, film, television, and computer culture. The author...


The Egyptian Press and Coverage of Local and International Events

by Mohamed El-Bendary Lexington Books (March 01, 2010)

The book focuses on the Egyptian press since Egyptian newspapers and magazines deserve study because of their large readership. Written in Cairo, the author offers an in depth analysis of the state of various...


Fear, Cultural Anxiety, and Transformation: Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Films Remade

by John Marmysz, Scott A. Lukas, Zilia Papp & Daniel Herbert et al. Lexington Books (June 22, 2010)

The contributors to this volume explore the themes of fear, cultural anxiety, and transformation as expressed in remade horror, science fiction, and fantasy films. While opening on a note that emphasizes the...


Education and Its Discontents: Teaching, the Humanities, and the Importance of a Liberal Education in the Age of Mass Information

by Mark Moss Lexington Books (November 21, 2011)

Education and Its Discontents: Teaching, the Humanities, and the Importance of a Liberal Education in the Age of Mass Information, by Mark Moss, is an exploration of how the traditional educational environment,...


Trans-Reality Television: The Transgression of Reality, Genre, Politics, and Audience

by Carpentier & Van Bauwel Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

Trans-Reality Television offers an overview of contributions which engage with the phenomenon of reality television as a tool to reflect on societal and mediated transformations and transgressions. The chapters...


Internet Policy in China: A Field Study of Internet Cafés

by Helen Sun Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

Internet Policy in China: A Field Study of Internet Cafés reports the results of a multi-layered study of the Internet café phenomenon in the People's Republic of China. Helen Sun investigates how the Internet...


The Media and the Models of Masculinity

by Mark Moss Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

Employing the most recent works in the a variety of different disciplines, Mark Moss's The Media and the Models of Masculinity makes the current discourse(s) on masculinity accessible to students in media studies,...


Tweencom Girls

by Patrice A. Oppliger Lexington Books (December 17, 2018)

Banet-Weiser (2004) marked the debut of Clarissa Explains it All in 1991 as a crucial turning point for recognition of girls as “important empowered subjects in the social world.” The current study of tweencoms...


Pornography, Ideology, and the Internet

by Zhang Mei Lexington Books (October 22, 2018)

This book starts from the discussion of a pornography, but does not end with pornography. Rather, it suggests that a pornographic star can be treated as a cultural product which obtains rich cultural meanings....


Daring to Feel: Violence, the News Media, and Their Emotions

by Jody Santos Lexington Books (December 22, 2009)

Like social scientists, reporters are expected to be immune to, and even aloof from, the pain and suffering they chronicle. Daring to Feel: Violence, the News Media, and Their Emotions challenges this journalistic...


Liberalization and Culture in Contemporary Israel

by Ari Ofengenden Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

In this book Ari Ofengenden examines the ways that Israel’s integration into global economy has affected its main stream culture. Ofengenden uses works of Israeli film, literature, and television, from the...


Television Storyworlds as Virtual Space

by M. King Adkins Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Television Storyworlds as Virtual Space examines television as a series of virtual realities viewers enter and explore one episode at a time. Drawing on specific examples, from Westworld to Green Acres, Twin...