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Running the Numbers: A Practical Guide to Regional Economic and Social Analysis: 2014: A Practical Guide to Regional Economic and Social Analysis

by John Quinterno

Through use of practical examples and a plainspoken narrative style that minimises the use of maths, this book demystifies data concepts, sources, and methods for public service professionals interested in understanding...


South Asia in the World: An Introduction: An Introduction

by Susan S Wadley

This first book in the new Foundations in Global Studies series offers a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary introduction to South Asia. The variations in social, cultural, economic, and political life in...


Strategic Uses of Alternative Media: Just the Essentials: Just the Essentials

by Robyn Blakemen

Designed for students and practitioners in the fields of organizational behavior and human resource training and development, this book examines improving organizational communication. Terrence Gargiulo shows...


The Presidency and Political Science: Paradigms of Presidential Power from the Founding to the Present: 2014: Paradigms of Presidential Power from the

by Warren Tatalovich & Steven E Schier

This history of presidential studies surveys the views of leading thinkers and scholars about the constitutional powers of the highest office in the land from the founding to the present.


Cinema as Therapy: Grief and transformational film

by John Izod & Joanna Dovalis

Loss is an inescapable reality of life, and individuals need to develop a capacity to grieve in order to mature and live life to the full. Yet most western movie audiences live in cultures that do not value...


Sports Journalism: A Multimedia Primer

by Rob Steen

Sports Journalism is a comprehensive guide to the purpose, principles and practice of this unique profession. Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, including important new material on social media...


Bangladesh Cinema and National Identity: In Search of the Modern?

by Zakir Hossain Raju

Throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, cinema has been adopted as a popular cultural institution in Bangladesh. At the same time, this has been the period for the articulation of modern nationhood...


Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

by Gabriella Coleman

Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says “knows all of Anonymous’ deepest,...


Radio Audiences and Participation in the Age of Network Society

by Tiziano Bonini & Belén| Monclús

This book maps, describes and further explores all contemporary forms of interaction between radio and its public, with a specific focus on those forms of content co-creation that link producers and listeners....


Global Media, Biopolitics, and Affect: Politicizing Bodily Vulnerability: Politicizing Bodily Vulnerability

by Britta Timm Knudsen & Carsten Stage

Global Media, Biopolitics and Affect shows how mediations of bodily vulnerability have become a strong political force in contemporary societies. In discussions and struggles concerning war involvement, healthcare...


Reframing Disability?: Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics

by Daniel Jackson, Caroline E.M. Hodges & Mike Molesworth

The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society,"...


The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture

by Toby Miller

Research on popular culture is a dynamic, fast-growing domain. In scholarly terms, it cuts across many areas, including communication studies, sociology, history, American studies, anthropology, literature,...


Advertising: A Critical Introduction: Critical Approaches

by Chris Wharton

Advertising: Critical Approaches explores a broad range of critical theories and perspectives to shed new light on the organisation, workings and effects of the advertising industry today.

Chris Wharton presents...


Neuroscience and Media: New Understandings and Representations: New Understandings and Representations

by Michael Grabowski

This volume explores how advances in the fields of evolutionary neuroscience and cognitive psychology are informing media studies with a better understanding of how humans perceive, think and experience emotion...


The Promiscuity of Network Culture: Queer Theory and Digital Media: Queer Theory and Digital Media

by Robert Payne

Liking, sharing, friending, going viral: what would it mean to recognize these current modes of media interaction as promiscuous? In a contemporary network culture characterized by a proliferation of new forms...


Celebrity Capital: Assessing the Value of Fame

by Barrie Gunter

Celebrities attract the attention of commercial interests and other public figures. They receive payments from sponsors to endorse brands. They are sought out to appear with politicians during election campaigns....


Women in Politics and Media: Perspectives from Nations in Transition

by Maria Raicheva-Stover & Elza Ibroscheva

Although women constitute half of the world's population, their participation in the political sphere remains problematic. While existing research on women politicians from the United States, the United Kingdom...


The Media, the Court, and the Misrepresentation: The New Myth of the Court

by Rorie Spill Solberg & Eric N. Waltenburg

The Court's decisions are interpreted and disseminated via the media. During this process, the media paints an image of the Court and its business. Like any artist, the media has license regarding what to cover...


Cultural Science: A Natural History of Stories, Demes, Knowledge and Innovation

by John Hartley & Jason Potts

Cultural Science is a new way of thinking about culture. The book synthesises recent work across different disciplines, setting out a new, evolutionary approach to cultural studies. Engaging with scientific...


Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984 2014: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change

by Clarence Page & Chris Matthews

Pulitzer Prize winner Clarence Page is one of the most nationally recognized and highly regarded syndicated columnists in the country, and his newest book, Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014, commemorates...