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American Representations of Post-Communism: Television, Travel Sites, and Post-Cold War Narratives

by Andaluna Borcila

With the televised events of 1989, territories of Eastern and Central Europe that had been marked as impenetrable and inaccessible to the Western gaze exploded into visibility. As the narratives of the Cold...


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

by Steve J. Wurtzler

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

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


Encountering Affect: Capacities, Apparatuses, Conditions

by Ben Anderson

In Encountering Affect, Ben Anderson explores why understanding affect matters and offers one account of affective life that hones in on the different ways in which affects are ordered. Intervening in debates...


Online Gambling and Crime: Causes, Controls and Controversies

by James Banks

With attention to the manner in which online gambling can be a source of criminal activity, not only on the part of players, but also criminal entrepreneurs and legitimate gambling businesses, Online Gambling...


Simulating War: Studying Conflict through Simulation Games

by Philip Sabin

Over the past fifty years, many thousands of conflict simulations have been published that bring the dynamics of past and possible future wars to life. In this new work, Philip Sabin explores the theory and...


Sacrificial Logics: Feminist Theory and the Critique of Identity

by Allison Weir

Allison Weir sets forth a concept of identity which depends on an acceptance of nonidentity, difference, and connection to others, defined as a capacity to participate in a social world. Weir argues that the...


Introduction to Game Analysis

by Clara Fernández-Vara

Game analysis allows us to understand games better, providing insight into the player-game relationship, the construction of the game, and its sociocultural relevance. As the field of game studies grows, videogame...


Making Chaplaincy Work: Practical Approaches

by Laurel A Burton

With compassion and commitment, practicing chaplains draw on a wide range of professional experiences and discuss principles, themes, and guidelines that have enhanced their ministries. These practical and successful...


Design for Media: A Handbook for Students and Professionals in Journalism, PR, and Advertising

by Di Hand & Steve Middleditch

This essential guide provides you with a tailored introduction to the design techniques and production practices employed in the media industry. It presents clear and relevant explanations of how to design...


Design for Media: A Handbook for Students and Professionals in Journalism, PR, and Advertising

by Di Hand & Steve Middleditch

This essential guide provides you with a tailored introduction to the design techniques and production practices employed in the media industry. It presents clear and relevant explanations of how to design...


Media Studies: Texts, Production, Context

by Paul Long & Tim Wall

Media Studies: Texts, Production, Context, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the various approaches in the field. From outlining what media studies is to encouraging active engagement in research...


In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

by Darryl Mace

On August 28, 1955, fourteen-year-old Chicago native Emmett Till was brutally beaten to death for allegedly flirting with a white woman at a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam were...


In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

by Darryl Mace

On August 28, 1955, fourteen-year-old Chicago native Emmett Till was brutally beaten to death for allegedly flirting with a white woman at a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam were...


China Under Western Gaze: Representing China in the British Television Documentaries 1980-2000

by Qing Cao

This book presents a critical analysis of the images of China portrayed in British television documentaries between 1980 and 2000. The examination is contextualized within the profound transformations of the...


The Unleashed Scandal: The End of Control in the Digital Age

by Bernhard Poerksen & Hanne Detel

In an age of ubiquitous digital media and permanent mutual observation scandals are omnipresent. Everybody can release them, everybody can become their victim. Videos on mobile phones terminate careers, Twitter...


Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World

by Anya Schiffrin

Crusading journalists from Sinclair Lewis to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have played a central role in American politics: checking abuses of power, revealing corporate misdeeds, and exposing government corruption....


Oil and Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

by Andrea Miller, Shearon Roberts & Victoria LaPoe

Along the Gulf Coast, history is often referenced as pre-Katrina or post-Katrina. However, the natural disaster that appalled the world in 2005 has been joined by another catastrophe, this one man-made--the...


Ethical Practice of Social Media in Public Relations

by Marcia W. DiStaso & Denise Sevick Bortree

Given the high rate of social media use by the public, organizations are compelled to engage with key audiences through these outlets. Social media engagement requires organizations to actively participate with...


Inside Book Publishing

by Giles Clark & Angus Phillips

Now in its fifth edition, Inside Book Publishing remains the classic introduction to the book publishing industry, being both a manual for the profession for over two decades and the bestselling textbook for...