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McLuhan for Beginners

by W. Terrence Gordon & Susan Willmarth

Marshall McLuhan was one of the most brilliant and original thinkers of the 20th century. He was so far ahead of his time that he predicted the future and offered a critique of human behavior in a media saturated...


Global Terrorism and New Media

by Philip Seib & Dana M Janbek

Global Terrorism and New Media carefully examines the content of terrorist websites and extremist television programming to provide a comprehensive look at how terrorist groups use new media today.


Global Mobile Media

by Gerard Goggin

Global Mobile Media offers an overview of the complex topic of mobile media, looking at the emerging industry structures, new media economies, mobile media cultures and network politics of mobiles as they move...


Cognitive Poetics and Cultural Memory

by Mikhail Gronas

In this volume, Gronas addresses the full range of psychological, social, and historical issues that bear on the mnemonic existence of modern literary works, particularly Russian literature. He focuses on the...


Introduction to Communication Studies

by John Fiske

Fiske's essential text aims to equip the reader with a range of methods of analysing examples of communication in our society, together with a critical awareness of the theories underpinning them.


The Memory of Sound: Preserving the Sonic Past: Preserving the Sonic Past

by Seán| Street

This book explores the connections between sound and memory across all electronic media, with a particular focus on radio. Street explores our capacity to remember through sound and how we can help ourselves...


Television Culture

by John Fiske

A comprehensive introduction to television studies. Fiske analyzes both the economic and cultural aspects of television and investigates it in terms of both theory and text based criticism.


Online Games, Social Narratives

by Esther MacCallum-Stewart

The study of online gaming is changing. It is no longer enough to analyse one type of online community in order to understand the plethora of players who take part in online worlds and the behaviours they exhibit....


Media and Social Inequality: Innovations in Community Structure Research

by John C. Pollock

This book is among the first to systematically explore the impact of community inequality on reporting political and social change. Although most journalism scholars are still fascinated by the impact of media...


Cultural Studies of Rights: Critical Articulations

by John Nguyet Erni

At a time of global uncertainties and erosion of liberties, how will cultural studies clear a space for a parallel intellectual and political engagement with human rights practice? How will human rights thinking...


Entertainment Industries: Entertainment as a Cultural System

by Alan McKee, Christy Collis & Ben Hamley

Entertainment Industries is the first book to map entertainment as a cultural system. Including work from world-renowned analysts such as Henry Jenkins and Jonathan Gray, this innovative collection explains...


Chinese Entertainment

by Kwok-Bun Chan

Scholarly studies of Chinese culture, history and society, both within and outside of China, generally pay little attention to leisure, entertainment and amusement, though it has long been known that this aspect...


Cultural Policy Review of Books

by Oliver Bennett

Cultures are shaped by many institutions and agencies, including governments, corporations, education and the media. In recent years, research into these culture-shaping activities has been increasingly associated...


Policy and the Popular

by David Looseley

The book is an interdisciplinary exploration of the complexities of 'popular' culture as a category of public policy. It approaches the notions of 'cultural policy' and 'popular culture' flexibly, examining...


Media Accountability: Who Will Watch the Watchdog in the Twitter Age?

by William Babcock

A small collection of well-honed tools has been employed for some time by media practitioners and the public to help maintain and improve the credibility of journalism and the mass media. These media accountability...


Popular Culture in a New Age

by Marshall Fishwick

With a Foreword by Dr. Fishwick's student--Tom Wolfe.This book redefines popular culture in the light of the revolutionary changes brought about by the information revolution and the digital divide. It explores...


The Transformation of the Media: Globalisation, Morality and Ethics

by Nicholas Stevenson

The changing pattern of contemporary media is one of the most striking and important transformations of our age. This major new work seeks to understand the implications of a series of mediated processes in...


Message Received

by Greg Philo

Message Received brings together the most recent research findings of the Glasgow Media Group. It focuses on major public issues such as the impact of fictional violence on children and media coverage of ethnic...


Reading Media Theory: Thinkers, Approaches and Contexts

by Brett Mills & David M. Barlow

What does the Frankfurt School have to say about the creative industries? Does the spread of Google prove we now live in an information society? How is Madonna an example of postmodernism? How new is new media?...


Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age

by Chris Hables Gray

The growing synergy of humans and technology--from dialysis to genetically altered foods to PET scans--is transforming how we view our minds and our bodies. But how has it changed the body politic? How can we...