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Gossip Girl

by Lori Bindig

Gossip Girl: A Critical Understanding provides a critical analysis of The CW’s hit teen television drama Gossip Girl. Lori Bindig analyzes episodes as a set of media texts that blur the boundaries between...


Say What You Really Mean!

by Debra Johanyak

Most of us claim to value honesty and openness in communication, but we often settle for insincerity and ambiguity. We valiantly try to say what we mean, all the while using words, attitudes, and expressions...


The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics

by LaChrystal D. Ricke

The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics provides a historical, descriptive, and conceptual analysis of the broad and evolving political impact of YouTube. It specifically addresses how politicians, campaigns,...


Primetime Pundits

by Lynn Letukas

Primetime Pundits explores the ascent of punditry and offers a new approach for understanding how social issues are covered in the changing media landscape. Based on extensive research of primetime news coverage...


Giovanni Pintori. The Stark Tension between Flair and Discretion.

by Massimiliano Musina

Giovanni Pintori (Tresnuraghes 1912–Milan 1999) was one of the best-known, widely admired and respected Italian designers worldwide. The winner of sought-after international awards, he designed impressive...


Economic Actors, Economic Behaviors, and Presidential Leadership

by C. Damien Arthur

There is considerable disagreement about whether the U.S. president has a direct and measurable influence over the economy. The analysis presented in Economic Actors, Economic Behaviors, and Presidential Leadership:...


Living Room Revolution

by Cecile Andrews

Every man for himself! For too long we have lived in a competitive, consumer-oriented culture, destroying the well-being of people and the planet. We believe that money brings happiness, yet all too often,...


Blogging

by Kristin Roeschenthaler Wolfe

Blogging: How Our Private Thoughts Went Public examines self-representational writing from its historical roots in personal diaries to its current form in personal blogs. Widely available on the Internet, personal...


Writing Well in the 21st Century

by Linda Spencer

Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials provides students, career-builders, and professional writers with the basic elements needed for writing in the 21st century. The book fully explains—and...


Impact of Globalization on the Local Press in China

by Shixin Ivy Zhang

Impact of Globalization on the Local Press in China investigates Chinese news production and content, as well as the main factors that have caused significant changes to Chinese newspapers over the past three...


A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements

by William L. Benoit

A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements examines theory and research on election advertisements. William Benoit employs the Functional Theory of Political Campaign Discourse to understand...


Communicating Across Cultures

by Carmen Valero-Garcés

Communicating Across Cultures: A Coursebook on Interpreting and Translating in Public Services and Institutions is a manual which addresses the complex task of interpreting and translating through reflection...


Television, Religion, and Supernatural

by Erika Engstrom & Joseph M. Valenzano

This book examines the text of the CW network television series Supernatural, a program based in the horror genre that offers viewers myriad religious-based antagonists, through the portrayals of monsters which...


Islam in Liberal Europe

by Kai Hafez

Islam in "Liberal" Europe provides the first comprehensive overview of the political and social status of Islam and of Muslim migrants in Europe. Kai Hafez shows that although legal and political systems have...


The Style and Rhetoric of Elizabeth Dole

by Rachel B. Friedman & Ronald E. Lee

This book analyses the public discourse of Elizabeth Dole. It explores the way in which this trail-blazing public figure navigated the double binds that confront women who obtain and exercise political power....


Computer Simulation, Rhetoric, and the Scientific Imagination

by Aimee Kendall Roundtree

Computer simulations help advance climatology, astrophysics, and other scientific disciplines. They are also at the crux of several high-profile cases of science in the news. How do simulation scientists, with...


The First Freedoms and America's Culture of Innovation

by Narain D. Batra

This is a book about the dynamics of the aspirational society. It explores the boundaries of permissible thought--deviations and transgressions that create constant innovations. When confronted with a problem,...


The Diversity Paradox

by J. Jacob Jenkins

In recent years, a sense of community has declined throughout the United States. This trend is especially evident among younger generations, whether measured by civic participation, political involvement, or...


Last Man Standing

by Danielle Sarver Coombs

When Barack Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, took the blame for being alternately too moderate or too conservative. Critics from both within and outside...


Forensics in America

by Michael Bartanen & Robert Littlefield

Here is the story of the process by which competitive speech and debate evolved in the United States during the 20th Century.

This authoritative history shows how forensics, as practiced in the United States,...