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Transcultural Communication

by Andreas Hepp

In Transcultural Communication, Andreas Hepp provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the exciting possibilities and inevitable challenges presented by the proliferation of transcultural communication...


Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics: The Gaze of the Fl¿¿neur and 19th-Century Media

by Marit Gr¿¿tta

Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics situates Charles Baudelaire in the midst of 19th-century media culture. It offers a thorough study of the role of newspapers, photography, and precinematic devices in Baudelaire's...


Digital Broadcasting: An Introduction to New Media

by Jo Pierson & Joke Bauwens

Digital Broadcasting presents an introduction to how the classic notion of 'broadcasting' has evolved and is being reinterpreted in an age of digitization and convergence. The book argues that 'digital broadcasting'...


18 Holes with Teddy Greenstein: Teeing Up with Big Hitters, Hall of Famers and Legendary Talkers

by Teddy Greenstein

18 Holes with Teddy Greenstein is a collection of articles from Greenstein's Chicago Tribune column detailing his time golfing with and interviewing various sports coaches, broadcasters, and players — some...


Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up

by Philip N. Howard

Should we fear or welcome the internet's evolution? The "internet of things" is the rapidly growing network of everyday objects-eyeglasses, cars, thermostats-made smart with sensors and internet addresses. Soon...


It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality

by Michelangelo Signorile

One of the most prominent voices on LGBT rights boldly confronts the forces still standing in the way of full equality, and charts a course toward victory.


The Media Against Democracy

by Thomas Field

A radical critique of existing institutions.


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...


Revolutions without Borders: The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World

by Janet Polasky

Nation-based histories cannot do justice to the rowdy, radical interchange of ideas around the Atlantic world during the tumultuous years from 1776 to 1804. National borders were powerless to restrict the flow...


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...


The Western in the Global South

by MaryEllen Higgins, Rita Keresztesi & Dayna Oscherwitz

The Western in the Global South investigates the Western film genre's impact, migrations, and reconfigurations in the Global South. Contributors explore how cosmopolitan directors have engaged with, appropriated,...


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 Entertainment Media: A Critical Introduction

by Lee Artz

Balancing provocative criticism with clear explanations of complex ideas, this student-friendly introduction investigates the crucial role global entertainment media has played in the emergence of transitional...


Lincoln Mediated: The President and the Press through Nineteenth-Century Media

by David W. Bulla, Gregory A. Borchard & David B. Sachsman

Lincoln Mediated describes how Abraham Lincoln worked with the press throughout his political career. It details how his ties to various newspapers played a central role in the success of his presidency. Gregory...


Interactive Digital Narrative: History, Theory and Practice

by Hartmut Koenitz, Gabriele Ferri & Mads Haahr

The book is concerned with narrative in digital media that changes according to user input-Interactive Digital Narrative (IDN). It provides a broad overview of current issues and future directions in this multi-disciplinary...