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Diary Methods

by Lauri L. Hyers

Qualitative diary research is a unique tool with strengths that set it apart from other research methods. The diary prioritizes events embedded in context and time, a perspective that serves to destabilize constants,...

James Friedrich and Cathedral Films

by Kenneth Suit

James Friedrich and Cathedral Films: Independent Religious Film Production during the Classic Hollywood Period looks at the religious sub-genre of independent cinema during the golden age of Hollywood through...

Contemporary Christian Culture

by Kesha Morant Williams, Omotayo O. Banjo, Joel M. Solomon & Nathaniel Frederick Ii et al.

Contemporary Christian Culture: Messages, Missions, and Dilemmas studies Christian media, its meanings, and its impact on social perceptions and lived experiences in a multicultural context and from within a...

Holding Up The Sky Together

by Ronald Bishop, Sadie Pennington & Morgan Weiss

Even as kindness toward individuals with intellectual disabilities has increased, encountering an individual and his or her family whose lives revolve around the daily challenges that come with them is atypical,...

Beyond Free Speech and Propaganda

by Jay Douglas Steinmetz

In Beyond Free Speech and Propaganda: The Political Development of Hollywood, 1907–1927, Jay Douglas Steinmetz provides an original and detailed account of the political developments that shaped the American...

The Rhetoric of Religious Freedom in the United States

by Eric C. Miller, Matthew Hawkins, Cody Hawley & Andre E. Johnson et al.

The Rhetoric of Religious Freedom in the United States, fifteen scholars from this field address the variety of forms that free, public religiosity may assume, and which rhetorical techniques are operative in...

HBO's Treme and the Stories of the Storm

by Robin Andersen

This book analyses the HBO program Treme from multiple perspectives and argues that the series’ depictions of music, culture, cuisine, and identity are innovative and represent unique televisual storytelling...

Globalization and Media

by Jack Lule

The fully updated third edition of this lively and accessible book argues for the central role of media in understanding globalization. Indeed, Jack Lule convincingly shows that globalization could not have...

The Monstrous Discourse in the Donald Trump Campaign

by Debbie Jay Williams & Kalyn L. Prince

The Monstrous Discourse in the Donald Trump Campaign: Implications for National Discourse provides a lens through which to explore the implications of the monster metaphor as applied to Trump during the 2016...

Consuming Agency and Desire in Romance

by Jenni M. Simon

The romance industry has profited on the fantasies of women for centuries. However, as a new generation of women raised under the guidance of second-wave feminists take up the reins of romance production, romance...

Conflict, Mediated Message, and Group Dynamics

by Paul A. Wilson, Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Stephen M. Croucher & Mariyan Tomov et al.

Conflict, Mediated Message, and Group Dynamics: Intersections of Communication establishes up a framework to explore the ways in which emotions enter a conflict scenario and investigate their role either as...

Constructing Digital Cultures

by Judith E. Rosenbaum

Announcing presidential decisions, debating social issues, disputing the latest developments in television shows, and sharing funny memes—Twitter has become a space where ordinary citizens and world-leaders...

Feminists, Feminisms, and Advertising

by Peggy J. Kreshel, Kim Golombisky, Karen L. Mallia & Juliet Dee et al.

Feminists, Feminisms, and Advertising provides feminist analyses of the historical relationships between the advertising industry and the women’s movement in the United States. Contributors consider the ways...

The Motif of Hope in African American Preaching during Slavery and the Post-Civil War Era

by Wayne E. Croft Sr.

The Motif of Hope in African American Preaching during Slavery and the Post-Civil War Era: There's a Bright Side Somewhere explores the use of the motif of hope within African American preaching during slavery...

The Media Environment of Political Thought

by Asaf Y. Shamis

The Media Environment of Political Thought offers a novel way of looking at the tradition of political thought by reconstructing the historical media landscapes in which great political texts of the past were...

Communication, Culture, and Making Meaning in the City

by Jay Brower, Ahmet Atay, Ryan M. Lescure & Jon Dovey et al.

Separately Together: Ethnographic Engagements of the City, contributors focus on theorizing the notion of “the city” as a communicatively constituted cultural space, drawing on situated, reflexive ethnographic...

The Political Blame Game in American Democracy

by Mark Hickson Iii & Larry Powell

They Started It! looks at the forces that have developed over the past 50-plus years and created a dysfunctional political system in the United States. It argues that the current level of partisan polarization...

Actionable Media

by John Tinnell

In 1991, Mark Weiser and his team at Xerox PARC declared they were reinventing computers for the twenty-first century. The computer would become integrated into the fabric of everyday life; it would shift to...

Grassroots Approaches to Community-Based Peacebuilding Initiatives

by Kawser Ahmed

Grassroots Approaches to Community-Based Peacebuilding Initiatives examines how change is affected in society by studying the experiences of community leaders involved in social activism in Winnipeg, Canada....

A Communication Perspective on Margaret Thatcher

by Janet L. Fallon

A Communication Perspective on Margaret Thatcher: Stateswoman of the Twentieth Century represents broad analysis of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s communicative appeals, rhetorical efforts,...