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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...


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....


Promiscuous Media

by Hikari Hori

In Promiscuous Media, Hikari Hori makes a compelling case that the visual culture of Showa-era Japan articulated urgent issues of modernity rather than serving as a simple expression of nationalism. Hori makes...


Language as Hermeneutic

by Walter J. Ong, Thomas D. Zlatic & Sara van den Berg

Language in all its modes—oral, written, print, electronic—claims the central role in Walter J. Ong’s acclaimed speculations on human culture. After his death, his archives were found to contain unpublished...


Reel Pleasures

by Laura Fair

Reel Pleasures brings the world of African moviehouses and the publics they engendered to life, revealing how local fans creatively reworked global media—from Indian melodrama to Italian westerns, kung fu,...


Good Sweden, Bad Sweden

by Paul Rapacioli

You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden! Who would believe this?

The idea of Sweden as a nation in crisis is spreading. With influential news outlets reporting stories of no-go zones, lawlessness...


Civil Servants on the Silver Screen

by Michelle C. Pautz

In the movies, government often finds itself in a variety of roles from villain to supporting cast, and rarely, if ever, the hero. A frequent component of that role is the bureaucracy and as documented in Civil...


Master Class

by The Aejmc Elected Standing Committee on Teaching & Chris Roush

In Master Class: Teaching Advice for Journalism and Mass Communication Instructors, members of the AEJMC Elected Standing Committee on Teaching take readers behind the scenes to explain the teaching strategies,...


Speculative Imperialisms

by Susana Loza

Speculative Imperialisms: Monstrosity and Masquerade in Postracial Times explores the (settler) colonial ideologies underpinning the monstrous imaginings of contemporary popular culture in the Britain and the...


Online Philanthropy in the Global North and South

by Radhika Gajjala, Anca Birzescu, Erika Behrmann & Hannah Ackermans et al.

Online Philanthropy in the Global North and South: Connecting, Microfinancing, and Gaming for Change offers a critical examination how online philanthropy operates through digital connectivity, affective networks...


Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies

by Sean Parson, J. L. Schatz, Chantelle Gray van Heerden & Matheus da Cruz e Zica et al.

Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies explores and puts into dialogue two growing field of studies, comic studies and critical animal studies. The book’s aim is to create a form of praxis that people can...


Transnational Communities in the Smartphone Age

by Dae Young Kim, Young A. Jung & Gyu Tag Lee

Transnational Communities in the Smartphone Age: The Korean Community in the Nation’s Capital examines the durable ties immigrants maintain with the home country and focuses in particular on their transnational...


Crime, Media, and Reality

by Venessa Garcia & Samantha G. Arkerson

In today's society, the public perception of crime has been skewed by how the media depicts it. People use the media for enjoyment, companionship, surveillance, and interpretation. The problem is that it becomes...


True Detective

by Michael Samuel, Scott F. Stoddart, Rick Elmore & Isabell Große et al.

Throughout its limited run beginning in 2014, the HBO series True Detective has presented viewers with unique takes on the American crime drama on television, marked by literary and cinematic influences, heavyweight...


Analyzing Christmas in Film

by Lauren Rosewarne

Film plays a vital role in the celebration of Christmas. For decades, it has taught audiences about what the celebration of the season looks like – from the decorations to the costumes and to the expected...