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Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

by Derek Thompson

“This book picks up where The Tipping Point left off." -- Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE

Nothing “goes viral.” If you think a popular...


Fridays of Rage

by Sam Cherribi

Fridays of Rage reveals Al Jazeera's rise to that most respected of all Western media positions: the watchdog of democracy. Al Jazeera served as the nursery for the Arab world's democratic revolutions, promoting...


Hollywood Made in China

by Aynne Kokas

China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001 ignited a race to capture new global media audiences. Hollywood moguls began courting Chinese investors to create entertainment on an international scale—from...


The Oracle Day

by Pierluigi Casalino

Here is the new International digital book (in english) of the eclectic Pierluigi Casalino scholar, already known as a modern protagonist of the italian futurist revival. He's often wandering around the world;...


Misfit Children: An Inquiry into Childhood Belongings

by Markus Bohlmann, Naja Later, Daniel Butler & Danette DiMarco et al.

This collection of essays turns to misfit children as those found in-between socio-cultural, psychological and physical realms. It explores both the possibilities and futilities of negotiating this in-betweenness....


Censored 2017

by Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth & Project Censored

The annual yearbook from Project Censored features the year's most underreported news stories, striving to unmask censorship, self-censorship, and propaganda in corporate-controlled media outlets. Featuring...


Public Opinion

by Walter Lippmann

Public Opinion exposes how media can shape public perception and how that perception changes society. Walter Lippmann is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and visionary.


Moments of Silence

by Arta Khakpour, Shouleh Vatanabadi & Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami

The Iran-Iraq War was the longest conventional war of the 20th century. The memory of it may have faded in the wake of more recent wars in the region, but the harrowing facts remain: over one million soldiers...


The Evil Side of the Web

by Aa. Vv. & Gilberto Marzano

There are various risks tied to the Web. Toxic evils like cybercrimes, cyberbullying, on-line harassment, aggressive online comments, defamation, hateful speech, plagiarism, etc. are growing among young people....


Image Operations

by Jens Eder & Charlotte Klonk

Still and moving images are crucial factors in contemporary political conflicts. They not only have representational, expressive or illustrative functions, but also augment and create significant events. Beyond...


All Ears

Recoding World Literature

Panel to the Screen

by Drew Morton

Over the past forty years, American film has entered into a formal interaction with the comic book. Such comic book adaptations as Sin City, 300, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World have adopted components of their...


Punks, Monks and Politics

by Julian C H Lee & Marco Ferrarese

Authenticity is much sought after; being described as inauthentic is an insult or an embarrassment. Being authentic suggests that a given behaviour or performance is reflective of a ‘trueness’ or ‘genuineness’...


Televised Redemption

by Carolyn Moxley Rouse, John L. Jackson, Jr. & Marla F. Frederick

The institutional structures of white supremacy—slavery, Jim Crow laws, convict leasing, and mass incarceration—require a commonsense belief that black people lack the moral and intellectual capacities of...


Maori Television: The First Ten Years

by Jo Smith

Established in 2004, Maori Television has had a major impact on the New Zealand broadcasting landscape. But over the past year or so, the politics of Maori Television have been brought to the foreground of public...


Studying Digital Media Audiences: Perspectives from Australasia

by Craig Hight & Ramaswami Harindranath

Although many digital platforms continue to appropriate and reconfigure familiar forms of media experience, this is an environment which no longer consistently constructs an identifiable 'mass' audience in the...


Style, Mediation, and Change

Weimar Cinema, Embodiment, and Historicity: Cultural Memory and the Historical Films of Ernst Lubitsch

by Mason Kamana Allred

In its retrieval and (re)construction, the past has become interwoven with the images and structure of cinema. Not only have mass media-especially film and television-shaped the content of memories and histories,...


Presidential Framing in the 21st Century News Media: The Politics of the Affordable Care Act

by Jennifer Rose Hopper

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act came into existence at a time when the president's ability to lead the public was in question, political polarization had intensified, and the media environment...