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Jack Cristil: Voice of the MSU Bulldogs, Revised Edition

by Sid Salter & John Grisham

The biography of the last of the iconic sports announcers from the Golden Age of Radio


Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word

by Matthew Battles

A profound, eloquent meditation on the history of writing, from Mesopotamia to multimedia.

Why does writing exist? What does it mean to those who write? Born from the interplay of natural and cultural history,...


The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Comsumption

by Clay A. Johnson

This is a softcover version of the title released in 2011; there is no new material.

The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging...


The Cherokee Kid: Will Rogers, Tribal Identity, and the Making of an American Icon

by Amy M. Ware

The ways the Cherokee Nation's stories, arts, technologies, and history influenced the work of one of the United States' most prominent celebrities: Will Rogers (1879-1935). The Cherokee Kid makes clear that...


Environment, Politics and Activism: The Role of Media

by Somnath Batabyal

This book examines the role of the media in environmental politics and activism in the 21st century. It highlights how politics is mediated in myriad ways through newspapers and news channels, through mobile...


Sounds: The Ambient Humanities

by John Mowitt

This is not a book about sound. It is a study of sounds that aims to write the resonance and response they call for. John Mowitt seeks to critique existing models in the expanding field of sound studies and...


Eco-Sonic Media

by Jacob Smith

The negative environmental effects of media culture are not often acknowledged: the fuel required to keep huge server farms in operation, landfills full of high tech junk, and the extraction of rare minerals...


Superheroes on World Screens

by Rayna Denison & Rachel Mizsei-Ward

Essays exploring the many ways in which superheroes no longer belong solely to America


Lords of Fleet Street: The Harmsworth Dynasty

by Richard Bourne

Originally published in 1990. The Harmsworth family, starting with Lord Northcliffe (1865-1922) is the greatest and most influential press dynasty Britain has known. The dynasty has had by far the greatest impact...


Spaces of the Cinematic Home: Behind the Screen Door

by Eleanor Andrews, Stella Hockenhull & Fran Pheasant-Kelly

This book examines the ways in which the house appears in films and the modes by which it moves beyond being merely a backdrop for action. Specifically, it explores the ways that domestic spaces carry inherent...


Racism and the Press

by Teun A. van Dijk

Originally published in 1991. This book presents the results of an interdisciplinary study of the press coverage of ethnic affairs. Examples are drawn mainly from British and Dutch newspapers, but data from...


McLuhan's Global Village Today: Transatlantic Perspectives

by Angela Krewani

Marshall McLuhan was one of the leading media theorists of the twentieth century. This collection of essays explores the many facets of McLuhan's work from a transatlantic perspective, balancing applied case...


Business Journalism: A Critical Political Economy Approach

by Ibrahim Seaga Shaw

Business Journalism: A Critical Political Economy Approach critically explores the failures of business journalists in striking the balance between the bottom line business model and their role in defending...


Public Service Media in Europe: A Comparative Approach

by Karen Arriaza Ibarra, Eva Nowak & Raymond Kuhn

Public service media (PSM) have been the mainstay of Western European broadcasting for a number of decades. Yet despite a general political consensus in favour of PSM, recent technological, economic and political...


Technology, Literature, and Digital Culture in Latin America: Mediatized Sensibilities in a Globalized Era

by Matthew Bush & Tania Gentic

Grappling with the contemporary Latin American literary climate and its relationship to the pervasive technologies that shape global society, this book visits Latin American literature, technology, and digital...


Digital Technology and the Future of Broadcasting: Global Perspectives

by John V. Pavlik

This volume presents timely discussions on how digital technology is reshaping broadcasting and the media in the United States and around the world. It features contributions from distinguished scholars and...


Mediated Identities

by Deniz Derman

This book explores the critical concepts in identity theories...


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...


Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media: Narrative Minds and Virtual Worlds

by Mari Hatavara, Matti Hyvärinen & Maria Mäkelä

Offering an interdisciplinary approach to narrative, this book investigates storyworlds and minds in narratives across media, from literature to digital games and reality TV, from online sadomasochism to oral...


Gender and Media: Representing, Producing, Consuming

by Tonny Krijnen & Sofie Van Bauwel

Why do some TV genres have the label feminine or masculine? Why do we worry about boys playing video games too much while girls play just as often? Is the TV show Sex and the City empowering or not? Why are...