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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...


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...


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...


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...


European Media in Crisis: Values, Risks and Policies

by Josef Trappel, Jeanette Steemers & Barbara Thomass

When the financial markets collapsed in 2008, the media industry was affected by a major slump in advertising revenues, and a formerly highly successful business model fell into a state of decay. This economic...


The Borders of Subculture: Resistance and the Mainstream

by Alexander Dhoest, Steven Malliet & Jacques Haers

This book aims to revisit the notion of subculture for the 21st century, reinterpreting it and extending its scope. On the one hand, the notion of resistance is redefined and applied to contemporary practices...


Understanding Counterplay in Video Games

by Alan F. Meades

This book offers insight into one of the most problematic and universal issues within multiplayer videogames: antisocial and oppositional play forms such as cheating, player harassment, the use of exploits,...


The Dark Side of Game Play: Controversial Issues in Playful Environments

by Torill Elvira Mortensen, Jonas Linderoth & Ashley ML Brown

Games allow players to experiment and play with subject positions, values and moral choice. In game worlds players can take on the role of antagonists; they allow us to play with behaviour that would be offensive,...


The Cultural Politics of Colorblind TV Casting

by Kristen J. Warner

This book fills a significant gap in the critical conversation on race in media by extending interrogations of racial colorblindness in American television to the industrial practices that shape what we see...


International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga: The Influence of Girl Culture

by Masami Toku

This collaborative book explores the artistic and aesthetic development of shojo, or girl, manga and discusses the significance of both shojo manga and the concept of shojo, or girl culture. It features contributions...


Activism on the Web: Everyday Struggles against Digital Capitalism

by Veronica Barassi

Activism on the Web examines the everyday tensions that political activists face as they come to terms with the increasingly commercialized nature of web technologies and sheds light on an important, yet under-investigated,...


Monitoring the News: The Brilliant Launch and Sudden Collapse of the Monitor Channel: The Brilliant Launch and Sudden Collapse of the Monitor Channel

by Susan Bridge

In her colorful insider's account, Susan Bridge analyzes the bitter struggle that ensued when a sophisticated entrepreneurial leadership tried to diversify and reposition "The Christian Science Monitor" beyond...


Philosophy and Computer Science

by Timothy Colburn

Colburn (computer science, U. of Minnesota-Duluth) has a doctorate in philosophy and an advanced degree in computer science; he's worked as a philosophy professor, a computer programmer, and a research scientist...


Ethical Principles for the Information Age

by Richard Severson

This text presents the author's model of following principled ethics together with by chapters on each of the guiding principles: respect for intellectual property, principle of fair representation, privacy,...


The Western in the Global South

by MaryEllen Higgins, Rita Keresztesi & Dayna Oscherwitz

The Western in the Global South investigates the Western film genre's impact, migrations, and reconfigurations in the Global South. Contributors explore how cosmopolitan directors have engaged with, appropriated,...


Interactive Digital Narrative: History, Theory and Practice

by Hartmut Koenitz, Gabriele Ferri & Mads Haahr

The book is concerned with narrative in digital media that changes according to user input-Interactive Digital Narrative (IDN). It provides a broad overview of current issues and future directions in this multi-disciplinary...