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Heritage, Diaspora and the Consumption of Culture: Movements in Irish Landscapes

by Diane Sabenacio Nititham & Rebecca Boyd

Using an interdisciplinary and transhistorical framework this book examines the cultural, material, and symbolic articulations of Irish migration relationships from the medieval period through to the contemporary...


Popular Music Matters: Essays in Honour of Simon Frith

by Lee Marshall & Dave Laing

Simon Frith has been one of the most important figures in the emergence and subsequent development of popular music studies. The contributions to this volume of essays and memoirs seek to honour Frith's achievements,...


Adaptation, Intermediality and the British Celebrity Biopic

by Márta Minier & Maddalena Pennacchia

Beginning with the premise that the biopic is a form of adaptation and an example of intermediality, this collection examines the multiplicity of 'source texts' and the concurrent issues of celebrity, fidelity...


Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism: Representation, Cognition and Everyday Talk

by Rusi Jaspal

Drawing upon media and visual sources and rich interview data from Iran, Britain and Israel, Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism examines the concepts of antisemitism and anti-Zionism, tracing their evolution and...


Tourism, Performance, and Place: A Geographic Perspective

by Jillian M. Rickly-Boyd, Daniel C. Knudsen & Lisa C. Braverman

Drawing upon theories of landscape and performance, this work weaves together existing tourism literature with new scholarship to forge a geographically informed theory of tourism. Such a theory integrates the...


The Festivalization of Culture

by Andy Bennett, Jodie Taylor & Ian Woodward

The Festivalization of Culture explores the links between various local and global cultures, communities, identities and lifestyle narratives as they are both constructed and experienced in the festival context....


Film and the City: The Urban Imaginary in Canadian Cinema

by George Melnyk

Film and the City is the first comprehensive study of Canadian film and "urbanity"-the totality of urban life and culture. Building upon issues of identity formation in Canadian studies, Melnyk considers how...


Media Freedom and Pluralism

by Beata Klimkiewicz, Péter Bajomi-Lázár, Miyase Christensen & Fausto Colombo et al.

Addresses a critical analysis of major media policies in the European Union and Council of Europe at the period of profound changes affecting both media environments and use, as well as the logic of media policy-making...


Normative Experience in Internet Politics

by Mireille Delmas-Marty, Paul Mathias, Dominique Boullier & Laurence Monnoyer-Smith et al.

The ways in which the Internet is managed and controlled -often labeled as Internet Governance- are usually considered as standing on four main pillars: Technology, Market Laws, State Regulation and Uses. Nevertheless,...


Human No More: Digital Subjectivities, Unhuman Subjects, and the End of Anthropology

by Neil L. Whitehead & Michael Wesch

Turning an anthropological eye toward cyberspace, Human No More explores how conditions of the online world shape identity, place, culture, and death within virtual communities. Online worlds have recently thrown...


The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption

by Clay A. Johnson

The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information ceaselessly spewed from the screens and speakers we hold dear. Just...


Faith in Democracy

by Giovanni R. D'agostino & Fabrizio Elefante

"An outstanding work, but however written with an aphoristic light touch." Massimo Cacciari "It deals with topics that stand deep in the heart of the world we are living in, and with our chances of freedom."...


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...


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...


Network Journalism

by Ansgard Heinrich

Drawing on current theoretical debates in journalism studies, and grounded in empirical research, Heinrich here analyzes the interplay between journalistic practice and processes of globalization and digitalization....


How Canadians Communicate III

by Bart Beaty, Derek Briton & Gloria Filax

What does Canadian popular culture say about the construction and negotiation of Canadian national identity? This third volume of How Canadians Communicate describes the negotiation of popular culture across...


Bomb Canada and Other Unkind Remarks in the American Media

by Chantal Allan

Canada and the United States. Two nations, one border, same continent. Anti-American sentiment in Canada is well documented, but what have Americans had to say about their northern neighbour? Allan examines...


Latsploitation, Exploitation Cinemas, and Latin America

by Victoria Ruétalo & Dolores Tierney

Exploring the much neglected area of Latin American exploitation cinema, this anthology challenges established continental and national histories and canons which often exclude exploitation cinema due to its...


The Al Jazeera Effect: How the New Global Media Are Reshaping World Politics

by Philip Seib

A fresh look at the role of today's new media in current affairs


We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People

by Dan Gillmor

"We the Media, has become something of a bible for those who believe the online medium will change journalism for the better." -Financial Times

Big Media has lost its monopoly on the news, thanks to the Internet....