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Political Campaign Communication: Principles and Practices

by Judith S. Trent

Now in its seventh edition, Political Campaign Communication provides a realistic understanding of the strategic and tactical communication practices utilized in contemporary political campaigns. Trent, Friedenberg,...


First Contact

by Nancy A. Greenwood

The Introduction to Sociology course is usually the first contact that students have with the discipline of sociology. This course can determine whether students take other sociology courses or learn to use...


The Politics of Post-9/11 Music: Sound, Trauma, and the Music Industry in the Time of Terror

by P. Fisher & Flota

Seeking to extend discussions of 9/11 music beyond the acts typically associated with the September 11th attacks-U2, Toby Keith, The Dixie Chicks, Bruce Springsteen-this collection interrogates the politics...


Creating Second Lives

by Astrid Ensslin & Eben Muse

This book aims to provide insights into how 'second lives' in the sense of virtual identities and communities are constructed textually, semiotically and discursively, specifically in the online environment...


In the Space of a Song: The Uses of Song in Film

by Richard Dyer

Songs take up space and time in films. Richard Dyer's In the Space of a Song takes off from this perception, arguing that the way songs take up space indicates a great deal about the songs themselves, the nature...


Watching the World Change

by David Friend

The terrorist attack on the World Trade Center was the most universally observed news event in human history. That the event was so visual is owing to the people who, facing disaster, took photographs of it:...


Controlling Knowledge

by Lorna Stefanick

Digital communications technology has immeasurably enhanced our capacity to store, retrieve, and exchange information. But who controls our access to information, and who decides what others have a right to...


The Graphic Communication Handbook

by Simon Downs

The Graphic Communication Handbook is a comprehensive and detailed introduction to the theories and practices of the graphics industry. It traces the history and development of graphic design, explores issues...


Transnational Migration, Media and Identity of Asian Women

by Youna Kim

This book explores the unstudied nature of diaspora among young Korean, Japanese and Chinese women living and studying in the West. Why do women move? What are the actual conditions of their transnational lives?...


Race and New Media

by Lisa Nakamura & Peter Chow-White

In Race After the Internet, Lisa Nakamura and Peter Chow-White bring together a collection of interdisciplinary, forward-looking essays exploring the complex role that digital media technologies play in shaping...


Voicing Diasporas: Ethnic Radio in Paris and Berlin Between Cultural Renewal and Retention

by Nabil Echchaibi

Exploring the neglected reality of ethnic radio in Paris and Berlin, Voicing Diasporas examines how Muslim minorities of North African descent in France and Germany challenge bounded narratives and laws of cultural...


Early '70s Radio: The American Format Revolution

by Kim Simpson

Providing a fresh reevaluation of a specific era in popular music, the book contextualizes the era in terms of both radio history and cultural analysis.


Afghanistan Declassified: A Guide to America's Longest War

by Brian Williams

Originally published by the U.S. Army to provide an overview of the terrain, tribes, history, and course of the war for American troops, Afghanistan Declassified provides an essential background to the war in...


Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema

by Hilary Radner & Rebecca Stringer

Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema examines the way that contemporary film reflects today's changing gender roles. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the central...


Grunge: Music and Memory: Music and Memory

by Strong

This book explores how grunge has been remembered by the fans who grew up with it, and asks how memory is both formed by and forms popular culture. It looks at the relationship between media, memory and music...


Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status

by Michael Z Newman & Elana Levine

Legitimating Television explores the increasingly prevalent idea that TV has gotten better. This notion, circulating in the popular press, the TV industry, and media scholarship, typically references shows like...


Reasonable Doubt: The Fashion Writer, Cape Cod, and the Trial of Chris McCowen

by Peter Manso

In January 2002, forty-six-year-old Christa Worthington was found stabbed to death in the kitchen of her Truro, Cape Cod, cottage, her curly-haired toddler clutching her body. A former Vassar girl and scion...


How Media Inform Democracy

by Toril Aalberg & James Curran

In this timely book, leading researchers consider how media inform democracy in six countries--the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. Taking as their starting point...


The Ascent of Media: From Gilgamesh to Google via Gutenberg

by Roger Parry

Media’s story from its earliest incarnation in the clay tablets of Gilgamesh up to the world of digital content


Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

by Edward S. Herman & Noam Chomsky

An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news.

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