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Profanity, Obscenity and the Media

by Melvin J. Lasky

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...


Charisma and Patronage: Reasoning with Max Weber

by Andrew D. McCulloch

A detailed and richly illustrated analysis of charisma and the political and cultural conditions in which charismatic figures arise, this work of historical sociology critically engages with Max Weber's ambiguous...


OccupyMedia!: The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism

by Christian Fuchs

OccupyMedia! shows how Occupy activists confront capitalism and communication in a world of crisis, capitalism, surveillance and social media.


Obesity, Eating Disorders and the Media

by Karin Eli & Stanley Ulijaszek

How do the media represent obesity and eating disorders? How are these representations related to one another? And how do the news media select which scientific findings and policy decisions to report? Multi-disciplinary...


Normative Experience in Internet Politics

by Mireille Delmas-Marty, Paul Mathias, Dominique Boullier & Laurence Monnoyer-Smith et al.

The ways in which the Internet is managed and controlled -often labeled as Internet Governance- are usually considered as standing on four main pillars: Technology, Market Laws, State Regulation and Uses. Nevertheless,...


The Universal Exception

by Slavoj Žižek, Rex Butler & Scott Stephens

Slavoj Žižek is one of the world's foremost cultural commentators: a prolific writer and thinker, whose adventurous, unorthodox and wide-ranging writings have won him a unique place as one of the most...


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

by Nev Schulman

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...


The New Arab Media, The: Technology, Image and Perception

by Mahjoob Zweiri

"The New Arab Media: Technology, Image and Perception" provides a valuable introduction and analysis of some of the most important issues surrounding the new media revolution in the Middle East, in particular...


Islam in the British Broadsheets: The Impact of Orientalism on Representations of Islam in the British Press

by Elzain Elgamri

From the late Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa against Salman Rushdie, to the extremism of the Taliban and the mass murder of the September 11th attacks, the image of Islam as a violent and anti-Western faith has...


Brann and the Iconoclast

by Charles Carver

"They wouldn't let him rest-even in his grave." Thus Charles Carver opens his story of the climactic years of a journalist who had poured out such blazing prose that readers from England to Hawaii mourned his...


Mass Media and Free Trade: NAFTA and the Cultural Industries

by Emile G. McAnany & Kenton T. Wilkinson

As United States television programs, movies, music, and other cultural products make their way around the globe, a vigorous debate over "cultural imperialism" is growing in many countries. This book brings...


Mediating and Remediating Death

by Dorthe Refslund Christensen & Kjetil Sandvik

Presenting rich, new interdisciplinary empirical case studies and fieldwork from the US and Europe, Asia, The Middle East, Australasia and Africa, Mediating and Remediating Death shows how different media forms...


African Video Movies and Global Desires: A Ghanaian History

by Carmela Garritano

African Video Movies and Global Desires is the first full-length scholarly study of Ghana's commercial video industry, an industry that has produced thousands of movies over the last twenty years and has grown...


Hollywood's Africa after 1994

by MaryEllen Higgins

Hollywood's Africa after 1994 investigates Hollywood's colonial film legacy in the postapartheid era, and contemplates what has changed in the West's representations of Africa. How do we read twenty-first-century...


Beyond Hate: White Power and Popular Culture

by C. Richard King & David J. Leonard

Drawing on a range of new media sources, including websites, chat rooms, blogs and forums, this book explores the concerns expressed by advocates of white power, with regard to racial hierarchy and social order,...


Approaching the Future: 64 Things You Need to Know Now for Then

by Ben Hammersley

In 64 Things You Need to Know Now For Then, Editor-at-Large for Wired magazine and guru of the digital age Ben Hammersley offers the essential guide to things we need to know for life in the 21st century. Explaining...


Electric Sounds

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


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...