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In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media

by Diana C. Mutz

Americans are disgusted with watching politicians screaming and yelling at one another on television. But does all the noise really make a difference? Drawing on numerous studies, Diana Mutz provides the first...


Pinkoes and Traitors: The BBC and the nation, 1974-1987

by Jean Seaton

During the Margaret Thatcher years, Britain experienced mass unemployment, trade union strikes, bloody war in Northern Ireland and the Falklands, and an existential threat to its public service broadcaster,...


The Internet Unconscious: On the Subject of Electronic Literature

by Sandy Baldwin

There is electronic literature that consists of works, and the authors and communities and practices around such works. This is not a book about that electronic literature. It is not a book that charts histories...


Internet Literature in China

by Michel Hockx

Since the 1990s, Chinese literary enthusiasts have explored new spaces for creative expression online, giving rise to a modern genre that has transformed Chinese culture and society. Ranging from the self-consciously...


Sport, Media and Society

by Eileen Kennedy & Laura Hills

Sport is an integral component of today's media, from prime-time television to interactive websites. This book is a theoretical and methodological guide to analysing sport in its diverse mediated forms. Students...


Bias in the Booth: An Insider Exposes How the Sports Media Distort the News

by Dylan Gwinn

Most of us see sports as a welcome—even blessed—relief from the challenges and frustrations of everyday life. We want to sit back, open a beer, and enjoy the game.

But many of those who bring us the game have...


Media, Propaganda and Politics in 20th-Century Japan

by The Asahi Shimbun Company, Barak Kushner & Yoichi Funabashi

This book investigates the role played by the Asahi Newspaper, one of Japan's largest daily newspapers, as a mediator of information and power during the 20th century. Members of the staff at the paper, including...


Why Current Affairs Needs Social Theory

by Rob Stones

This book will demonstrate the ability of academic social theory to provide sets of tools with which to read and interpret current affairs coverage.


Global Media Entertainment: A Critical Introduction

by Lee Artz

Balancing provocative criticism with clear explanations ofcomplex ideas, this student-friendly introduction investigates thecrucial role global entertainment media has played in the emergenceof transitional...


Driver's License

by Meredith Castile

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

A classic teenage fetish object, the American driver's license has long symbolized freedom and mobility...


Drone

by Adam Rothstein

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Drones are in the newspaper, on the TV screen, swarming through the networks, and soon, we're told,...


Remote Control

by Caetlin Benson-Allott

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

While we all use remote controls, we understand little about their history or their impact on our daily...


Golf Ball

by Harry Brown

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Harry Brown explores the composition, history, kinetic life, and the long deterioration of golf balls,...


Post-Object Fandom: Television, Identity and Self-narrative

by Rebecca Williams

Fandom is generally viewed as an integral part of everyday life which impacts upon how we form emotional bonds with ourselves and others in a modern, mediated world. Whilst it is inevitable for television series...


Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

by Mark McLelland, Kazumi Nagaike & Katsuhiko Suganuma

A critical examination of the "beautiful boy" love comics that enthralled fans in Japan and then worldwide


Ethnography for the Internet: Embedded, Embodied and Everyday

by Christine Hine

The internet has become embedded into our daily lives, no longer an esoteric phenomenon, but instead an unremarkable way of carrying out our interactions with one another. Online and offline are interwoven in...


Rethinking Biblical Literacy

by Katie Edwards

What do people know about the Bible, and how much do they know? The media often discusses the worrying 'decline' in biblical literacy, but what does this really mean, and how can we measure this assumed 'decline'?...


Digital Platforms, Imperialism and Political Culture

by Dal Yong Jin

In the networked twenty-first century, digital platforms have significantly influenced capital accumulation and digital culture. Platforms, such as social network sites (e.g. Facebook), search engines (e.g....


The Foundations of Organizational Evil

by Carole L. Jurkiewicz

Numerous reprehensible corporate, governmental, and nonprofit activities over recent years have highlighted the existence of organizational evil. Unlike other works on the topic, this book fully develops the...


Film and the American Presidency

by Jeff Menne & Christian B. Long

The contention of Film and the American Presidency is that over the twentieth century the cinema has been a silent partner in setting the parameters of what we might call the presidential imaginary. This volume...