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Making Martyrs

by Yuliya Minkova

In Making Martyrs: The Language of Sacrifice in Russian Culture from Stalin to Putin, Yuliya Minkova examines the language of canonization and vilification in Soviet and post-Soviet media, official literature,...


Framing referendum campaigns in the news

by Marina Dekavalla

This book discusses the framing of referendum campaigns in the news media, focusing particularly on the case of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. Using a comprehensive content analysis of print and...


Disability in the Media

by Tracy R. Worrell

Disability in the Media: Examining Stigma and Identity looks at how disabilities are portrayed within the media and how individuals with disabilities are affected by their representation. The effects of media...


Big Data Shocks

by Andrew Weiss

"Big data," as it has become known in business and information technology circles, has the potential to improve our knowledge about human behavior, and to help us gain insight into the ways in which we organize...


Comedy and Critical Thought

by Iain MacKenzie, Fred Francis & Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone

Throughout history, comedians and clowns have enjoyed a certain freedom to speak frankly often denied to others in hegemonic systems. More recently, professional comedians have developed platforms of comic license...


Intercourse in Television and Film

by Carol Siegel, Lindsay Coleman, Amber Strother & Kyle Sittig et al.

As many critics and theorists have noted, non-pornographic films, documentaries, and quality television series have increasingly included explicit sex scenes since the 1990s, some of such scenes featuring the...


Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era

by Francis L.F. Lee & Joseph M. Chan

Digital and social media are increasingly integrated into the dynamics of protest movements around the world. They strengthen the mobilization power of movements, extend movement networks, facilitate new modes...


Magazine Advertising in Life during World War II

by Monica Brasted

Magazine Advertising in Life during World War II: Patriotism through Service, Thrift, and Utility is a descriptive analysis that examines how the cultural values of service, thrift, and utility were framed in...


A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance

by Emma Gray

An illustrated big-sister's guide to activism—the perfect gift for young feminists and long-time observers looking to enter the fray.

Have recent events given you pause? Does Trump’s America make you fearful...


Digital Demagogue

by Christian Fuchs

From 'Covfefe' to #FraudNewsCNN and #FakeNews, Donald Trump's tweets have caused an international frenzy. He is a reality TV and Twitter-President, who uses digital and entertainment culture as an ideological...


Dressed Up for a Riot

by Michael Idov

A memoir of revolution, reaction, and Russian men’s fashion

In this crackling memoir, the journalist and novelist Michael Idov recounts the tempestuous years he spent living alongside—and closely observing—the...


Branding Latin America

by Rebecca Ogden, Dunja Fehimović, Paula Gómez Carrillo & Andrew Ginger et al.

As public and private sectors become stakeholders, nation-states become corporations, interests become strategic objectives, and identities become brands, branding emerges as a key feature of the pervasiveness...


Gifts from the Heart

by Randy Fujishin

Gifts from the Heart is a friendly, concise, and easy-to-read book that helps students learn, practice, and improve ten fundamental communication skills needed for any long-term relationship. Each skill is presented...


No More...No, More

by Jaron Roseman & Kirkus

The latest Spectrum Auction concluded in the year of 2017, raking in over $19 billion in sales. With limited spectrum, the rise in mobile technology and the deregulation of the media market by the FCC competition...


Transpacific Attachments

by Lily Wong

The figure of the Chinese sex worker—who provokes both disdain and desire—has become a trope for both Asian American sexuality and Asian modernity. Lingering in the cultural imagination, sex workers link...


Religion, Media, and Marginality in Modern Africa

by Felicitas Becker, Joel Cabrita & Marie Rodet

In recent years, anthropologists, historians, and others have been drawn to study the profuse and creative usages of digital media by religious movements. At the same time, scholars of Christian Africa have...


Integrated Marketing Communication

by Robyn Blakeman

Now in its third edition, this comprehensive text offers a classroom-tested, step-by-step approach to the creative processes and strategies for effective integrated marketing communication (IMC). Blakeman covers...


Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

by Vanessa Joosen

Contributions by Gökçe Elif Baykal, Lincoln Geraghty, Verónica Gottau, Vanessa Joosen, Sung-Ae Lee, Cecilia Lindgren, Mayako Murai, Emily Murphy, Mariano Narodowski, Johanna Sjöberg, Anna Sparrman, Ingrid...


From Tahrir Square to Ferguson

by Juliet Dee

The last several years have seen mass uprisings and dynamic social movements across the globe, from the onset of the Arab Spring in 2011, to the Black Lives Matter movement following Michael Brown’s death...


Political Theory and Film

by Ian Fraser

The actions, images and stories within films can impact upon the political consciousness of viewers, enabling their audience to imagine ways of resisting the status quo, politically, economically and culturally....