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Occupy: Dissecting Occupy Wall Street

by Danny Schechter

Danny Schechter the "News Dissector," a veteran journalist, filmmaker, and participant in many social movements, began covering Occupy Wall Street for Al Jazeera and other leading websites, international TV...


Media and the Ecological Crisis

by Richard Maxwell, Jon Raundalen & Nina Lager Vestberg

Media and the Ecological Crisis is a collaborative work of interdisciplinary writers engaged in mapping, understanding and addressing the complex contribution of media to the current ecological crisis. The book...


Spanish Cinema

by Rob Stone

From the surrealist films of Luis Buñuel to the colourful melodramas of Pedro Almodóvar, Spain has produced a wealth of exciting and distinctive film-makers who have consistently provided a condoning or dissenting...


The Western

by David Lusted

The Western introduces the novice to the pleasures and the meanings of the Western film, shares the excitement of the genre with the fan, addresses the suspicions of the cynic and develops the knowledge of...


Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema

by Tim Palmer

A major survey of contemporary French cinema’s leading films and filmmakers


The Ashgate Research Companion to Media Geography

by Paul C. Adams, Jim Craine & Jason Dittmer

This Companion provides an authoritative source for scholars and students of the nascent field of media geography. By indicating the sub-discipline's evolution and hinting at its future, this volume not only...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures

by Linda Duits, Koos Zwaan & Stijn Reijnders

The chapters of this volume elucidate the key themes of the fan studies vernacular. As the contributing authors draw from recent empirical work around the globe, the book provides fresh insights and innovative...


Modeling Dyadic and Interdependent Data in the Developmental and Behavioral Sciences

by Noel A Card & James P Selig

This book reviews methods of conceptualizing, measuring, and analyzing interdependent data in developmental and behavioral sciences. Quantitative and developmental experts describe best practices for modeling...


Arnheim for Film and Media Studies

by Scott Higgins

Rudolf Arnheim (1904-2007) was a pioneering figure in film studies, best known for his landmark book on silent cinema Film as Art. He ultimately became more famous as a scholar in the fields of art and art history,...


Television and New Media

by Jennifer Gillan

Television and New Media introduces students to the ways that new media technologies have transformed contemporary television production, distribution, and reception practices. Drawing upon recent examples including...


Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984 2014: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change

by Clarence Page & Chris Matthews

Pulitzer Prize winner Clarence Page is one of the most nationally recognized and highly regarded syndicated columnists in the country, and his newest book, Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014, commemorates...


The 21st Century Journalism Handbook: Essential Skills for the Modern Journalist

by Tim Holmes, Sara Hadwin & Glyn Mottershead

Set against the background of the fundamental issues facing the industry today, The 21st Century Journalism Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the core principles and practices essential to the modern journalist. ...


Elsewhere, Within Here

by Trinh T Minh-ha

Elsewhere, Within Here is an engaging look at travel across national borders--as a foreigner, a tourist, an immigrant, a refugee-in a pre- and post-9/11 world. Who is welcome where? What does it mean to feel...


John Ford

by Brian Spittles

John Ford is a monumental figure in Hollywood and world cinema. Throughout his long and varied career spanning the silent and sound era, he produced nearly 150 films of which Iron Horse (1924), Stagecoach (1939),...


Contemporary Us Cinema

by Michael Allen

Contemporary U.S. Cinema is a forceful exploration of the tumultuous changes that have dominated the shifting landscape of American film-making over the past three decades. From the explosive release of Easy...


Russian Cinema

by David Gillespie

Russian Cinema provides a lively and informative exploration of the film genres that developed during Russia's tumultuous history, with discussion of the work of Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Mikhalkov, Paradzhanov,...


Insulting the Public?: The British Press and the European Union

by Peter J. Anderson & Tony Weymouth

Insulting the Public? examines the way in which the European Union and issues relating to it are represented to the public. Combining theoretical and empirical research, the text explores and provides an assessment...


The Media and Human Rights: The Cosmopolitan Promise

by Ekaterina Balabanova

In recent years there has been an explosion in the usage and visibility of the language of human rights, but what does this mean for the role of the media? For evolving ideas about human rights? And for the...


Journalism: A Beginner's Guide

by Sarah Niblock

Journalism today is moving faster than ever before. With web 2.0, blogging, huge media conglomerates, 24-hours news networks, and tight legal frameworks, what is the purpose of journalism in the digital age?...


American Tantalus: Horizons, Happiness, and the Impossible Pursuits of US Literature and Culture

by Andrew Warnes

American Tantalus argues that modern US fictions often grow preoccupied by tantalisation. This keyword might seem commonplace; thesauruses, certainly, often lump it in with tease and torment in their general...