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Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia

by David H. Mould

Central Asia has long stood at the crossroads of history. It was the staging ground for the armies of the Mongol Empire, for the nineteenth-century struggle between the Russian and British empires, and for the...


Pulitzer's Gold: A Century of Public Service Journalism

by Roy J. Harris

The Joseph Pulitzer Gold Medal for meritorious public service is an unparalleled American media honor, awarded to news organizations for collaborative reporting that moves readers, provokes change, and advances...


Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency

by David Greenberg

The most powerful political tool of the modern presidency is control of the message and the image.

In Republic of Spin—a vibrant history covering more than one hundred years of politics—presidential historian...


Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society: 2015/2: Double Special Issue: Back from Afghanistan: The Experiences of Soviet Afghan War Vete

by Julie Fedor

This double special issue investigates the experiences of Soviet Afghan veterans and the ongoing impact of the Soviet-Afghan war (1979-89); and the new and reconstituted narratives of martyrdom that have been...


Sepinwall On Mad Men and Breaking Bad

by Alan Sepinwall

From the updated edition of The Revolution Was Televised, Alan Sepinwall’s analysis of Breaking Bad and Mad Men, featuring new commentary and insights on the complete series and controversial finales.


Media, Culture and Human Violence: From Savage Lovers to Violent Complexity

by Jeff Lewis

This book examines the role of media and culture in shaping contemporary conditions of violence. It argues that the collective pursuit and expression of our economic, sexual, social and political desires has...


Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives

by David M. Levy

From email to smart phones, and from social media to Google searches, digital technologies have transformed the way we learn, entertain ourselves, socialize, and work. Despite their usefulness, these technologies...


Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shape Collective Action

by Helen Margetts, Peter John & Scott Hale

As people spend increasing proportions of their daily lives using social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, they are being invited to support myriad political causes by sharing, liking, endorsing, or downloading....


Celebrity Philanthropy

by Elaine Jeffreys & Paul Allatson

There is no question that celebrities these days are some of the most prominent faces of philanthropic activity - yet their participation raises questions about efficacy, motivations, and activism overall. This...


Reporting Always: Writings from The New Yorker

by Lillian Ross & David Remnick

From the inimitable veteran New Yorker journalist Lillian Ross—a stunning collection of Ross’s iconic New Yorker pieces.

A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1945, Lillian Ross is one of the few journalists...


Syria's Democratic Years: Citizens, Experts, and Media in the 1950s

by Kevin W. Martin

The years 1954-1958 in Syria are popularly known as "The Democratic Years," a brief period of civilian government before the consolidation of authoritarian rule. Kevin W. Martin provides a cultural history of...


Critical Perspectives on Social Media and Protest: Between Control and Emancipation

by Lina Dencik & Oliver Leistert

This book critically interrogates the relationship between social media and protest from an interdisciplinary perspective, examining the multiple ways in which we need to politicize and contextualise commercial...


Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

by Sherry Turkle

Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivityand why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost...


Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, & the Modern Revolution

by Lightning Guides

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, and the Modern Revolution, explores the myriad ways in which social media has influenced, created, and exposed some of the 21st century's most pivotal moments. From the early...


Congregational Music-Making and Community in a Mediated Age

by Anna E, Asst Prof Nekola, Tom, Mr Wagner & Monique, Dr Ingalls

Congregational music can be an act of praise, a vehicle for theology, an action of embodied community, as well as a means to a divine encounter. This multidisciplinary anthology approaches congregational music...


Censored 2016: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2014#15

by Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth & Project Censored

The annual yearbook from Project Censored features the year's most underreported news stories, striving to unmask censorship, self-censorship, and propaganda in corporate-controlled media outlets. Censored 2016...


Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860

by Heather A. Haveman

From the colonial era to the onset of the Civil War, Magazines and the Making of America looks at how magazines and the individuals, organizations, and circumstances they connected ushered America into the modern...


Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human

by Tom Boellstorff

Millions of people around the world today spend portions of their lives in online virtual worlds. Second Life is one of the largest of these virtual worlds. The residents of Second Life create communities, buy...


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,...