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Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media: A Critical Overview

by Graeme Harper, Ruth Doughty & Jochen Eisentraut

comprehensive work defining and encapsulating concepts, issues and applications in and around the use of sound in film and the cinema, media/broadcast and new media


The Coming Swarm: DDOS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet

by Molly Sauter & Ethan Zuckerman

What is Hacktivism?

In The Coming Swarm, rising star Molly Sauter examines the history, development, theory, and practice of distributed denial of service actions as a tactic of political activism. The internet...


American Tantalus: Horizons, Happiness, and the Impossible Pursuits of US Literature and Culture

by Andrew Warnes

American Tantalus argues that modern US fictions often grow preoccupied by tantalisation. This keyword might seem commonplace; thesauruses, certainly, often lump it in with tease and torment in their general...


Diana and Beyond: White Femininity, National Identity, and Contemporary Media Culture

by Raka Shome

Analyzes the global circulation of white femininity through Princess Diana and other celebrity figures


Into the Field: A Foreign Correspondent's Notebook

by Tracy Dahlby

Tracy Dahlby is an award-winning journalist who has reported internationally as a contributor to National Geographic magazine and served as a staff correspondent for Newsweek and the Washington Post. In this...


The First Lady of Radio: Eleanor Roosevelt's Historic Broadcasts

by Stephen Drury Smith & Blanche Wiesen Cook

On the afternoon of December 7, 1941, as a stunned nation gathered around the radio to hear the latest about Pearl Harbor, Eleanor Roosevelt was preparing for her weekly Sunday evening national radio program....


Deconstructing Brad Pitt

by Christopher Schaberg & Robert Bennett

The reactions evoked by images of and stories about Brad Pitt are many and wide-ranging: while one person might swoon or exclaim, another rolls his eyes or groans. How a single figure provokes such strong, often...


Postcolonial Piracy: Media Distribution and Cultural Production in the Global South

by Lars Eckstein & Anja Schwarz

Across the global South, new media technologies have brought about new forms of cultural production, distribution and reception. The spread of cassette recorders in the 1970s; the introduction of analogue and...


The Universal Exception

by Slavoj Žižek, Rex Butler & Scott Stephens

Slavoj ��i��ek is one of the world's foremost cultural commentators: a prolific writer and thinker, whose adventurous, unorthodox and wide-ranging writings have won him a unique place as one of the most...


Dictionary of Media and Communications

by Marcel Danesi

Accessible to wide range of readers from student to lay people, this authoritative reference provides a complete listing of media concepts, figures, and techniques with illustrations and historical commentaries....


Law and Ethics for Today's Journalist: A Concise Guide

by Mathewson Joe

Law and Ethics for Today's Journalist offers aspiring and working journalists the practical understanding of law and ethics they must have to succeed at their craft. Instead of covering every nuance of media...


Mathew Brady: Photographer of Our Nation: Photographer of Our Nation

by Stuart A P Murray

In a spellbinding account of her two-year teaching stint and travels in China, Woronov provides, through numerous anecdotes, insight into the everyday life of the modern Chinese people. 20 photos.


Media Messages: What Film, Television, and Popular Music Teach Us About Race, Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation

by Linda Holtzman & Leon Sharpe

The new edition of this widely adopted book reveals how the popular media contribute to widespread myths and misunderstanding about cultural diversity. While focused on the impact of television, feature film,...


Queer Airwaves: The Story of Gay and Lesbian Broadcasting: The Story of Gay and Lesbian Broadcasting

by Gail Johnson & MICHAEL C KEITH

This book is both a retrospective history of the gay community's use of electronic media as a way of networking and creating a sense of community, and an examination of the current situation, an analysis and...


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.


Urban Constellations: Spaces of Cultural Regeneration in Post-Industrial Britain

by Zoë|| Thompson

This book investigates the iconic architectural cultural spaces of the contemporary cityscape as engines of regeneration. Promising much to their fading locales, these spaces locate culture in the space where...


Disability and Popular Culture: Focusing Passion, Creating Community and Expressing Defiance

by Katie Ellis

As a response to real or imagined subordination, popular culture reflects the everyday experience of ordinary people and has the capacity to subvert the hegemonic order. Drawing on central theoretical approaches...