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Technology, Gender and China S Great Transformations

by Francesca Bray

What can the history of technology contribute to our understanding of late imperial China? Most stories about technology in pre-modern China follow a well-worn plot: in about 1400 after an early ferment of creativity...


International and Comparative Criminal Justice: A Critical Introduction

by Mark J. Findlay

International criminal justice is in transition. This book explores the growing internationalisation of criminal justice as a phenomenon of global governance. It provides students with a critical understanding...


Food and Development

by E.M. Young

The relationship between food and development has always been controversial. Over the last thirty years, development in the north and south has failed to deliver people a decent diet. While some people have...


North American Integration: An Institutional Void in Migration, Security and Development

by Gaspare M. Genna & David A. Mayer-Foulkes

The course of events since the implementation of NAFTA has had unexpected elements with significant impacts on North American integration. First has been the rise of China as a larger source of imports and production...


Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication: Communicating as a Global Citizen

by Miriam Sobré-Denton & NILANJANA BARDHAN

This book engages the notion of cosmopolitanism as it applies to intercultural communication, which itself is undergoing a turn in its focus from post-positivistic research towards critical/interpretive and...


Class, States and International Relations: A Critical Appraisal of Robert Cox and Neo-Gramscian Theory

by Adrian Budd

This book provides an outline and a critique of neo-Gramscian international relations theory, from a Marxist perspective.

Focusing on the pioneering work of Robert Cox, but also drawing on the wider neo-Gramscian...


Religion in International Relations

by Nukhet Sandal & Jonathan Fox

There is a growing realization among international relations scholars and practitioners that religion is a critical factor in global politics. The Iranian Revolution, the September 11 attacks, the ethno-religious...


Creativity and Advertising: Affect, Events and Process

by Andrew McStay

Creativity and Advertising develops novel ways to theorise advertising and creativity. Arguing that combinatory accounts of advertising based on representation, textualism and reductionism are of limited value,...


Televising Democracies

by Bob Franklin

Published in 1992, this was the first book to assess the impact of television broadcasting on the House of Commons and its Member's behaviour. It looks at the implications for political journalism as well as...


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...