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Sounds: The Ambient Humanities
Sounds: The Ambient Humanities
by John Mowitt
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"Sounds is a call to criticism, an invocation that compels us or enables us to take a very different approach not so much to sound studies but rather to the work of criticism itself. The work consists of amplifying sonic aspects of the texts under... (read more)

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Eco-Sonic Media
Eco-Sonic Media
by Jacob Smith
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"This is an eye-opening if not game-changing book. Readers will be startled, as I was, that eco-criticism and sound studies go together, but I'm now convinced that they do. Smith's talents as a writer and researcher who is able to pull great examples... (read more)

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Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times
Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times
by Robert W. Mcchesney
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First published to great acclaim in 2000, Rich Media, Poor Democracy is Robert W. McChesneys magnum opus. Called a “rich, penetrating study” by Noam Chomsky, the book is a meticulously researched exposition of how U.S. media and communication... (read more)

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Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age
Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age
by Cory Doctorow
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Doctorow's expertise and honesty about the state of copyright and digital control in the entertainment industry (books included) makes for a fascinating and sometimes frightening read. Information Doesn't Want to Be Free made me rethink everything I know... (read more)

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Regarding the Pain of Others
Regarding the Pain of Others
by Susan Sontag
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Twenty-five years after her classic On Photography, Susan Sontag returns to the subject of visual representations of war and violence in our culture today. How does the spectacle of the sufferings of others (via television or newsprint) affect us? Are... (read more)

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Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
by Chris Hedges
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We now live in two Americas. One—now the minority—functions in a print-based, literate world that can cope with complexity and can separate illusion from truth. The other—the majority—is retreating from a reality-based world into one... (read more)

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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
by Neil Postman
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Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with... (read more)

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Digital Broadcasting: An Introduction to New Media (Berg New Media)
Digital Broadcasting: An Introduction to New Media (Berg New Media)
by Jo Pierson
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Digital Broadcasting introduces students to the issue of how the classic notion of 'broadcasting' has evolved, and is being reinterpreted due to the far-reaching effects of digitization, while also demonstrating how this has implications for other new... (read more)

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Digital Broadcasting: An Introduction to New Media (Berg New Media)
Digital Broadcasting: An Introduction to New Media (Berg New Media)
by Jo Pierson
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Digital Broadcasting introduces students to the issue of how the classic notion of 'broadcasting' has evolved, and is being reinterpreted due to the far-reaching effects of digitization, while also demonstrating how this has implications for other new... (read more)

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Sounds: The Ambient Humanities
Sounds: The Ambient Humanities
by John Mowitt
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"Sounds is a call to criticism, an invocation that compels us or enables us to take a very different approach not so much to sound studies but rather to the work of criticism itself. The work consists of amplifying sonic aspects of the texts under... (read more)

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The Best American Infographics 2014 (Best American)
The Best American Infographics 2014 (Best American)
by Nate Silver and Gareth Cook
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A good infographic uses elegant visuals to convey compelling information. An exceptional infographic can also surprise, entertain, even inspire. From a whimsical map of one cat's secret life to an exquisite charting of unmanned space missions to the... (read more)

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NO LOGO: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs
NO LOGO: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs
by Naomi Klein
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NO LOGO was an international bestseller and "a movement bible" (The New York Times).  Naomi Klein's second book, The Shock Doctrine, was hailed as a "master narrative of our time," and has over a million copies in print worldwide. In the last... (read more)

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The Plug-in Drug
The Plug-in Drug
by Marie Winn
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How does the passive act of watching television and other electronic media-regardless of their content-affect a developing child's relationship to the real world? Focusing on this crucial question, Marie Winn takes a compelling look at television's... (read more)

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Double Fold : Libraries and the Assault on Paper (01 Edition)
Double Fold : Libraries and the Assault on Paper (01 Edition)
by Nicholson Baker
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Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism
Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism
by W. Joseph Campbell
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Did the Washington Post bring down Richard Nixon by reporting on the Watergate scandal? Did a cryptic remark by Walter Cronkite effectively end the Vietnam War? Did William Randolph Hearst vow to and#147;furnish the warand#8221; in the 1898 conflict with... (read more)

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PostHumanities #33: Necromedia
PostHumanities #33: Necromedia
by Marcel O'gorman
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In Necromedia, media activist Marcel Oandrsquo;Gorman takes aim at andldquo;the collusion of death and technology,andrdquo; drawing on a broad arsenal that ranges from posthumanist philosophy and social psychology to digital art and handmade andldquo... (read more)

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How To Watch Television (13 Edition)
How To Watch Television (13 Edition)
by Ethan Thompson
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We all have opinions about the television shows we watch, but television criticism is about much more than simply evaluating the merits of a particular show and deeming it ‘good or ‘bad. Rather, criticism uses the close examination of a... (read more)

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What Really Happened to the 1960s: How Mass Media Culture Failed American Democracy
What Really Happened to the 1960s: How Mass Media Culture Failed American Democracy
by Edward P. Morgan
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Wherever we turn these days, we encounter reminders of the sixties. They're invoked in presidential campaigns, American military actions, and outbursts of mass protest. We're bombarded with media-saturated anniversaries of iconic events, from JFK's... (read more)

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The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)
The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)
by Mark Bauerlein
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This shocking, surprisingly entertaining romp into the intellectual nether regions of today's underthirty set reveals the disturbing and, ultimately, incontrovertible truth: cyberculture is turning us into a society of know-nothings.... (read more)

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Transnational Protests and the Media (11 Edition)
Transnational Protests and the Media (11 Edition)
by Simon Cottle
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The 19 essays in this collection examine not only how media transmits information about crises, but also how they help constitute them. Differing approaches from the humanities and social sciences look at not just how media transforms how protests are... (read more)

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