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The Natural History of the Newspaper

by Robert E. Park

The newspaper has a history; but it has, likewise, a natural history. The press, as it exists, is not, as our moralists sometimes seem to assume, the willful product of any little group of living men. On the...


Follow Me, Akhi

by Hussein Kesvani

What does it mean to be Muslim in Britain today? If the media is anything to go by, it has something to do with mosques, community leaders, whether you wear a veil, and what your views on religious extremists...


Not Buying It

by Charlotte A. Henry

We are living in the era of “post-truth”. People in this country have had enough of experts, apparently. Instead, we are offered alternative facts, fake news, social media echo chambers, dodgy statistics...


LCM Journal. Vol 5, No 2 (2018). Emerging Chinese Theory and Practice of Media

by AA.VV., Emma Lupano, Hugo de Burgh & Bettina Mottura

TABLE of CONTENTS: Emerging Chinese Theory and Practice of Media, Hugo de Burgh, Emma Lupano, Bettina Mottura - Dual Identity and Multiple Tasks: Contemporary Chinese Party Media's Involvement in Political Communication,...


Ain't I a Diva?

by Kevin Allred & Cheryl Clarke

  • Beyoncé is a major factor in feminism's rise in mainstream media during the last few years, and interested in anything Beyoncé-related remains high. Rather than a critical analysis of her work that risks...


Indecent Advances

by James Polchin

  • Blends true crime, cultural history, queer history, and propulsive narrative nonfiction to publish in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots (June 2019)
  • A debut for fans of the podcasts "My Favorite...

  • No Longer Newsworthy

    by Christopher R. Martin

    Until the recent political shift pushed workers back into the media spotlight, the mainstream media had largely ignored this significant part of American society in favor of the moneyed "upscale" consumer for...


    The Rising Clamor

    by David P. Hadley

    The US intelligence community as it currently exists has been deeply influenced by the press. Although considered a vital overseer of intelligence activity, the press and its validity is often questioned, even...


    Beauty in a Box

    by Cheryl Thompson

    One of the first transnational, feminist studies of Canada’s black beauty culture and the role that media, retail, and consumers have played in its development, Beauty in a Box widens our understanding of...


    In the News, 3rd edition

    by William Wray Carney, Colin Babiuk & Mark Hunter LaVigne

    Now in its third edition, In the News is the standard Canadian textbook on media relations, used across the country. The authors provide an introduction to media relations, grounded in both communications theory...


    You Are What You Read

    by Jodie Jackson

    Do you ever feel overwhelmed and powerless after watching the news? Does it make you feel sad about the world, without much hope for its future? Take a breath – the world is not as bad as the headlines would...


    Ridley Scott

    by Vincent LoBrutto

    With celebrated works such as Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, and Gladiator, Ridley Scott has secured his place in Hollywood. This legendary director and filmmaker has had an undeniable influence on art...


    Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American Dream

    by Paul A. Cantor

    The many con men, gangsters, and drug lords portrayed in popular culture are examples of the dark side of the American dream. Viewers are fascinated by these twisted versions of heroic American archetypes, like...


    Scandal and Democracy

    by Mary E. McCoy

    When a popular uprising topples an authoritarian leader,, the moment of regime change sparks hope for a more open, democratic society. Yet making a successful transition to an enduring democracy has proven to...


    Scroungers

    by James Morrison

    Scroungers, spongers, parasites …

    These are just are some of the terms that are typically used, with increasing frequency, to describe the most vulnerable in our society, whether they be the sick, the disabled,...


    Recursivity and Contingency

    by Yuk Hui

    This book employs recursivity and contingency as two principle concepts to investigate into the relation between nature and technology, machine and organism, system and freedom. It reconstructs a trajectory...


    Fear in Front of the Screen

    by Maya Gotz, Dafna Lemish & Andrea Holler

    Experiencing fear in front of the screen is a common phenomenon in childhood, and a focus of public concern. Yet, research has encountered ethical and methodological challenges and has focused largely on the...


    The Arab-Israeli Conflict in the Arab Press

    by William Haddad

    This monograph remedies the general lack of information that exists in the West regarding the Arab press by providing a short history of the Arab print media as well as an in-depth study of translated Arab media...


    Augmenting Alice

    by Galit Ariel

    Augmented Reality is fast becoming one of the most important emerging technologies, with unprecedented investment growth and interest from big tech platforms and accelerator industries. The book introduces Augmented...


    Monetising the Dividual Self

    by Julian Hopkins

    Combining theoretical and empirical discussions with shorter case studies, this book offers an anthropological exploration of the emergence in Malaysia of lifestyle bloggers – precursors to current “microcelebrities”...