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The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography

by Wendy Maltz & Larry Maltz

Breaking the silence, removing the shame

In this highly acclaimed recovery guide, renowned sex and relationship therapists Wendy and Larry Maltz shed new light on the compelling nature and destructive power of...


Mind Candy

by Lawrence Watt-Evans

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...


Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad

by Brett Martin

A riveting and revealing look at the shows that helped cable television drama emerge as the signature art form of the twenty-first century.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape of television began...


The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption

by Clay A. Johnson

The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information ceaselessly spewed from the screens and speakers we hold dear. Just...


Pop Goes Korea: Behind the Revolution in Movies, Music, and Internet Culture

by Mark James Russell

How Korea became a surprise entertainment and Internet powerhouse: a guide to the innovators, stars, and the emerging new media.


Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

by Edward S. Herman & Noam Chomsky

An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema

by Tim Palmer

A major survey of contemporary French cinema’s leading films and filmmakers


Modeling Dyadic and Interdependent Data in the Developmental and Behavioral Sciences

by Noel A Card & James P Selig

This book reviews methods of conceptualizing, measuring, and analyzing interdependent data in developmental and behavioral sciences. Quantitative and developmental experts describe best practices for modeling...


Arnheim for Film and Media Studies

by Scott Higgins

Rudolf Arnheim (1904-2007) was a pioneering figure in film studies, best known for his landmark book on silent cinema Film as Art. He ultimately became more famous as a scholar in the fields of art and art history,...


Television and New Media

by Jennifer Gillan

Television and New Media introduces students to the ways that new media technologies have transformed contemporary television production, distribution, and reception practices. Drawing upon recent examples including...


Elsewhere, Within Here

by Trinh T Minh-ha

Elsewhere, Within Here is an engaging look at travel across national borders--as a foreigner, a tourist, an immigrant, a refugee-in a pre- and post-9/11 world. Who is welcome where? What does it mean to feel...


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

by Gail Collins

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...


Film Genre for the Screenwriter

by Jule Selbo

Film Genre for the Screenwriter is a practical study of how classic film genre components can be used in the construction of a screenplay. Based on Jule Selbo's popular course, this accessible guide includes...


Advanced Reporting: Essential Skills for 21st Century Journalism

by Miles Maguire

News gathering is a large, complicated and often messy task that has traditionally been viewed by journalists as irretrievably idiosyncratic, best learned through trial and error. Advanced Reporting takes the...


Cultural Studies and Finance Capitalism: The Economic Crisis and After

by Mark Hayward

While many discussions of the economic crisis of 2007-2008 have sought to explain the causes of the financial collapse, this volume looks to supplement these accounts by exploring possible alternatives for the...


Shakespeare on Film

by Judith R. Buchanan

 From the earliest days of the cinema to the present, Shakespeare has offered a tempting bank of source material than the film industry has been happy to plunder. Shakespeare on Film deftly examines an extensive...


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...


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