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Belo: From Newspapers to New Media

by Judith Garrett Segura

Founded in Galveston in 1842 with the launch of the Daily News, the Belo Corporation entered the twenty-first century as a powerhouse conglomerate, owning four daily newspapers (including the Dallas Morning...


Brown Tide Rising: Metaphors of Latinos in Contemporary American Public Discourse

by Otto Santa Ana

"...awash under a brown tide...the relentless flow of immigrants..like waves on a beach, these human flows are remaking the face of America...." Since 1993, metaphorical language such as this has permeated mainstream...


Inequity in the Technopolis: Race, Class, Gender, and the Digital Divide in Austin

by Joseph Straubhaar, Jeremiah Spence & Zeynep Tufekci

Over the past few decades, Austin, Texas, has made a concerted effort to develop into a "technopolis," becoming home to companies such as Dell and numerous start-ups in the 1990s. It has been a model for other...


Border Radio: Quacks, Yodelers, Pitchmen, Psychics, and Other Amazing Broadcasters of the American Airwaves, Revised Edition

by Gene Fowler & Bill Crawford

Before the Internet brought the world together, there was border radio. These mega-watt "border blaster" stations, set up just across the Mexican border to evade U.S. regulations, beamed programming across the...


The First Texas News Barons

by Patrick Cox

Newspaper publishers played a crucial role in transforming Texas into a modern state. By promoting expanded industrialization and urbanization, as well as a more modern image of Texas as a southwestern, rather...


Harry Reasoner: A Life in the News

by Douglass K. Daniel

Harry Reasoner was one of the most trusted and well-liked journalists of the golden age of network television news. Whether anchoring the evening newscast on CBS in the 1960s or on ABC in the 1970s, providing...


Latin Politics, Global Media

by Elizabeth Fox & Silvio Waisbord

The globalization of media industries that began during the 1980s and 1990s occurred at the same time as the establishment of or return to democratic forms of government in many Latin American countries. In...


10/40/70: Constraint as Liberation in the Era of Digital Film Theory

by Nicholas Rombes

A bold experiment in film theory for the digital era.


Who Let the Blogs Out?

by Biz Stone & Wil Wheaton

Blogs--or weblogs--are a huge phenomenon on the internet. From ultra-personal diary entries to specialized information on a wide variety of subjects (teen ranting to presidential campaigns), blogs are the new...


Technoscience and Cyberculture

by Stanley Aronowitz

Technoculture is culture--such is the proposition posited in Technoscience and Cyberculture, arguing that technology's permeation of the cultural landscape has so irrevocably reconstituted this terrain that...


The Persistence of History: Cinema, Television and the Modern Event

by Vivian Sobchack

The Persistence of History examines how the moving image has completely altered traditional modes of historical thought and representation. Exploring a range of film and video texts, from The Ten Commandments...


Mass Culture and Everyday Life

by Peter Gibian

Mass Culture and Everyday Life is a collection of lively work from the small but seminal journal Tabloid. The book offers a clarification of the study of mass culture as it transforms daily life, providing a...


Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race

by Ann Pellegrini

Performance Anxieties looks at the on-going debates over the value of psychoanalysis for feminist theory and politics--specifically concerning the social and psychical meanings of racialization. Beginning with...


When the Moon Waxes Red: Representation, Gender and Cultural Politics

by Trinh T. Minh-ha

In this new collection of her provocative essays on Third World art and culture, Trinh Minh-ha offers new challenges to Western regimes of knowledge. Bringing to her subjects an acute sense of the many meanings...


Turning the Page: The Evolution of the Book: The Evolution of the Book

by Angus Phillips

This is an exciting period for the book, a time of innovation, experimentation, and change. It is also a time of considerable fear within the book industry as it adjusts to changes in how books are created and...


Weapons of Mass Distraction

by Matthew Fraser

In its march to becoming the world's first hyper-power, the United States has been as dependent on its soft power - the allure of American lifestyles and culture - as it has been on the hard power of military...


Moving Images: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Film: Psychoanalytic reflections on film

by Andrea Sabbadini

The experience of watching films - entertaining, moving, instructive, frightening or exciting as they may be - can be enriched by the opportunity to reflect upon them from unconventional perspectives.Psychoanalytic...


Magazine Writing

by Christopher D. Benson & Charles F. Whitaker

What does it take to launch a career writing for magazines?

In this comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to magazine writing, students will learn everything from the initial story pitch all the way through...


Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love

by Simon Blackburn

Everyone deplores narcissism, especially in others. The vain are by turns annoying or absurd, offending us whether they are blissfully oblivious or proudly aware of their behavior. But are narcissism and vanity...


The Handbook of Development Communication and Social Change

by Karin Wilkins, Thomas Tufte & Rafael Obregon

This valuable resource offers a wealth of practical and conceptual guidance to all those engaged in struggles for social justice around the world. It explains in accessible language and painstaking detail how...