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The International Relations Discipline in France

by Henrik Breitenbauch

Why is the French International Relations (IR) discipline different from the transnational-American discipline? By analysing argument structures in research articles across time, this book shows how the discipline...


Television News and the Elderly: Broadcast Managers' Attitudes Toward Older Adults

by Michael L. Hilt

This concise survey investigates the television general managers' and news directors' attitudes towards the elderly in the United States. Originally published in 1997, it raises important issues of ageing in...


Television and the Aggressive Child: A Cross-National Comparison

by L. Rowell Huesmann & Leonard D. Eron

The research presented in this book, originally published in 1986, looks to pinpoint the psychological processes involved in the media violence-aggression relation. Expanding on earlier studies, the compilation...


The Language of Television: Uses and Abuses

by Albert Hunt

The first part of this book assesses how television presents viewers with information - contrasting the 'official reality' of news and current affairs programmes with the anarchic view of the world put out by...


The Ideological Octopus: An Exploration of Television and Its Audience

by Justin Lewis

Originally published in 1991, this introduction to studying the television audience discusses developments in semiology and cultural studies and their contribution to our understanding of the power of television....


China Turned on: Television, Reform and Resistance

by James Lull

The years following the Cultural Revolution saw the arrival of television as part of China's effort to 'modernize' and open up to the West. Endorsed by the Deng Xiaoping regime as a 'bridge' between government...


Satellite Broadcasting: The Politics and Implications of the New Media

by Ralph Negrine

Originally published in 1988, this book provides a thorough examination of the possibilities and key issues in satellite technology which at the time already seemed likely to change the face of broadcasting...


The Use and Abuse of Television: A Social Psychological Analysis of the Changing Screen

by J. Mallory Wober

A critical review of the harms and benefits of television that also examines systems for maximizing television's benefits. The author breaks away from the conventional jargon of audience measurement and other...


Remote Control: Television, Audiences, and Cultural Power

by Ellen Seiter, Hans Borchers & Gabriele Kreutzner

The ways in which we watch television tell us much about our views of gender, the family and society. Bringing together the leading experts in the field of audience studies, this book investigates how viewers...


The Future of Broadcasting: A Report Presented to the Social Morality Council, October 1973

by Social Morality Council

At the time when this book was originally published, broadcasting in Britain had become a huge industry undergoing major changes. There were questions over the release of a new television channel, and commercial...


Videology and Utopia: Explorations in a New Medium

by Alfred Willener, Guy Milliard & Alex Ganty

When this book was originally published in 1976, video represented a new instrument, a new medium, and a new field of research with largely unrealized potential. The video-taperecorder was an addition to the...


Conspicuous and Inconspicuous Discriminations in Everyday Life

by Victor N. Shaw

In everyday life, people negotiate on issues, entertain offers and counteroffers, and gain or lose in terms of economic capital, political power, communal status, and social influence. Although life goes on...


Cable Television and the Future of Broadcasting

by Ralph Negrine

Originally published in 1985, this book surveys developments in cable television in the major industrialised countries with chapters specifically authored on each area. It looks at the technology, its potential,...


Theory, Practice, and Community Development

by Mark Brennan, Jeffrey Birdger & Theodore R. Alter

For many scholars, the study of community and community development is at a crossroads.  Previously dynamic theories appear not to have kept pace with the major social changes of our day. Given our constantly...


Right-Wing Radicalism Today: Perspectives from Europe and the Us

by Sabine von Mering & Timothy Wyman McCarty

This book highlights recent developments in the radical right providing comparative analysis of current extremist activity in Eastern and Western Europe and the United States. It reveals the growing amount of...


The American Soul: Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders

by Jacob Needleman

Looking at the lives of America's founders-including Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin-scholar and bestselling author Jacob Needleman explores their core of inner beliefs; their religious and spiritual sensibilities;...


American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare

by Jason DeParle

In this definitive work, two-time Pulitzer finalist Jason DeParle cuts between the mean streets of Milwaukee and the corridors of Washington to produce a masterpiece of literary journalism. At the heart of the...


The Witch's Dream: A Healer's Way of Knowledge

by Florinda Donner-Grau & Carlos Castaneda

This is the extraordinary account of Donner-Grau's experiences with doña Mercedes, an aged healer in a remote Venezuelan town known for its spiritualists, sorcerers, and mediums.


Christian Science

by Mark Twain

Though Mark Twain is best remembered as perhaps the quintessential American humor writer, he was also a keen observer and critic of cultural and social trends. In this vein, he undertook a book-length discussion...


What to Do?

by Leo Tolstoy & Isabel Florence Hapgood

Today, Leo Graf Tolstoy is regarded as one of world's foremost masters of prose. In his lifetime, he was responsible for creating such works of genius as War and Peace and Anna Karenina. In addition to his keen...