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Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales Children and the Culture Industry: Fairy Tales, Children, and the Culture Industry

Health and Medical Public Relations

by Myc Riggulsford

Health and Medical Public Relations takes a fresh look at media relations and news values. It examines how information about medical research from the academic, pharmaceutical and charitable sectors is disseminated...


The Audience in Everyday Life: Living in a Media World: Living in a Media World

by S. Elizabeth Bird

The Audience in Everyday Life argues that a media audience cannot be studied in front of the television alone--their interaction with media does not simply end when the set is turned off. Instead, we must study...


Say It Loud!: African American Audiences, Media and Identity

Home, Exile, Homeland: Film, Media, and the Politics of Place

Ill Effects: The Media Violence Debate

by Martin Barker & Julian Petley

Ill Effects is a radical re-examination of the whole 'media effects' debate. It questions not only whether the media is capable of directly influencing people's views and actions, but also whether the idea of...


Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection

by Ethan Zuckerman

A rousing call to action for those who would be citizens of the world—online and off. We live in an age of connection, one that is accelerated by the Internet. This increasingly ubiquitous, immensely powerful...


Human Rights Discourse in a Global Network: Books beyond Borders

by Lena Khor

Rather than viewing human rights as an immutable and ill-defined entity, Khor argues for the recognition of human rights as a social construct comprised of language and language use. Her case studies of Doctors...


The Drama of Social Life: A Dramaturgical Handbook

by Charles Edgley

Whatever else they may be doing, human beings are also and always expressing themselves whenever they are in the awareness of others. As such, the metaphor of life as theater - of people playing roles to audiences...


Emotion and the Structure of Narrative Film: Film As An Emotion Machine

by Ed S. Tan

Introduced one hundred years ago, film has since become part of our lives. For the past century, however, the experience offered by fiction films has remained a mystery. Questions such as why adult viewers cry...


Government Communication: Cases and Challenges

by Karen Sanders & Maria Jose Canel

The importance of political communication to the study of media and politics is generally accepted. Why has government communication been neglected? This book provides the first account of the government communication...


Meanings of Audiences: Comparative Discourses

by Richard Butsch & Sonia Livingstone

In today's thoroughly mediated societies people spend many hours in the role of audiences, while powerful organizations, including governments, corporations and schools, reach people via the media. Consequently,...


Public Relations: The Basics

by Ron Smith

Public Relations: The Basics is a highly readable introduction to one of the most exciting and fast-paced media industries. Both the practice and profession of public relations are explored and the focus is...


The Emergence of the Digital Humanities

by Steven E. Jones

The past decade has seen a profound shift in our collective understanding of the digital network. What was once understood to be a transcendent virtual reality is now experienced as a ubiquitous grid of data...


Tribal Warfare: Survivor and the Political Unconscious of Reality Television

by Christopher J. Wright

Tribal Warfare thoroughly investigates a central element of the hit reality television show Survivor that the existing literature on reality television has overlooked: class politics. Christopher J. Wright combines...


Playing for Keeps

by John Goldlust

A highly regarded text on the intersection of mass media and sports. First published 1987; this edition with new foreword 2013. This book is a brief introductory inquiry that, in the early chapters, provides...


The Drift: Affect, Adaptation, and New Perspectives on Fidelity

by John Hodgkins

The Drift: Affect, Adaptation, and New Perspectives on Fidelity offers a new perspective on the complex interrelations between literature and cinema. It does so by articulating an 'affective turn' for adaptation...


News Media in the Arab World: A Study of 10 Arab and Muslim Countries

by Barrie Gunter

News Media in the Arab World: A Study of 10 Arab and Muslim Countries is based on ongoing research at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Leicester, and has investigated the rapidly changing...


Audience Transformations: Late Modernity's Shifting Audience Positions: Shifting Audience Positions in Late Modernity

by Nico Carpentier, Kim Christian Schrøder & Lawrie Hallett

The concept of the audience is changing. In the twenty-first century there are novel configurations of user practices and technological capabilities that are altering the way we understand and trust media organizations...


Audience Research Methodologies: Between Innovation and Consolidation

by Geoffroy Patriarche, Helena Bilandzic & Jakob Linaa Jensen

The transformations of people's relations to media content, technologies and institutions raise new methodological challenges and opportunities for audience research. This edited volume aims at contributing...