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It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
by Danah Boyd
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What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major... (read more)

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The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age
The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age
by Astra Taylor
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From a cutting-edge cultural commentator, a bold and brilliant challenge to cherished notions of the Internet as the great leveler of our age The Internet has been hailed as an unprecedented democratizing force, a place where everyone can be heard and... (read more)

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Bangladesh's Changing Mediascape: From State Control to Market Forces
Bangladesh's Changing Mediascape: From State Control to Market Forces
by Brian (edt) Shoesmith
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With contributions from a diverse group of media and communications scholars from around the globe, Bangladesh’s Changing Mediascape presents a pioneering study of the trends, patterns, and prospects shaping the contemporary Bangladeshi media... (read more)

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Articulating Dissent: Protest and the Public Sphere
Articulating Dissent: Protest and the Public Sphere
by Pollyanna Ruiz
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Articulating Dissent analyses the new communicative strategies of coalition protest movements and how these impact on a mainstream media unaccustomed to fractured articulations of dissent. Pollyanna Ruiz shows how coalition protest movements against... (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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Black Code: Surveillance, Privacy, and the Dark Side of the Internet
Black Code: Surveillance, Privacy, and the Dark Side of the Internet
by Ronald J. Deibert
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Cyberspace is all around us. We depend on it for everything we do. We have reengineered our business, governance, and social relations around a planetary network unlike any before it. But there are dangers looming, and malign forces are threatening to... (read more)

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Dispossession: The Performative in the Political
Dispossession: The Performative in the Political
by Judith Butler
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Dispossession describes the condition of those who have lost land, citizenship, property, and a broader belonging to the world. This thought-provoking book seeks to elaborate our understanding of dispossession outside of the conventional logic of... (read more)

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Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents (Sign, Storage, Transmission)
Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents (Sign, Storage, Transmission)
by Lisa Gitelman
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Paper Knowledge is a remarkable book about the mundane: the library card, the promissory note, the movie ticket, the PDF (Portable Document Format). It is a media history of the document.... (read more)

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Arab Women in Arab News: Old Stereotypes and New Media
Arab Women in Arab News: Old Stereotypes and New Media
by Amal Al-malki
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This book addresses east-west understandings of Arab women as portrayed through translated media. The vast majority of media studies on Arab women are western-based. They study the effect of western stereotypes in western media depictions of Arab women... (read more)

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Tragedy and Farce (05 Edition)
Tragedy and Farce (05 Edition)
by Nichols
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How American media are failing our democracy, by the authors Bill Moyers calls "the Paul Revere and Tom Paine of our time." "As this book makes clear, the problem is deeper than the administration or the right-wing echo chamber…the very structure of... (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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Practicing Religion in Age of Media (02 Edition)
Practicing Religion in Age of Media (02 Edition)
by Stewart M. Hoover
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Focusing on this intersection of the sacred and the secular, this volume gathers together the work of media experts, religious historians, sociologists of religion, and authorities on American studies and art history. Topics range from Islam on the... (read more)

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Electronic Mediations #44: Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound
Electronic Mediations #44: Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound
by Lori Emerson
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Lori Emerson examines how interfaces—from today’s multitouch devices to yesterday’s desktops, from typewriters to Emily Dickinson’s self-bound fascicle volumes—mediate between writer and text as well as between writer and... (read more)

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Girls Make Media
Girls Make Media
by Mary Celeste Kearney
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More girls are producing media today than at any other point in history, and they are using virtually every format currently possible to do so. Tracing the sites in U.S. society where girls' media production is currently encouraged and supported, "Girls... (read more)

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The News: A User's Manual
The News: A User's Manual
by Alain de Botton
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The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?   We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author... (read more)

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Fifty Years of the Texas Observer
Fifty Years of the Texas Observer
by Char Miller
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For the past five decades the Texas Observer has been an essential voice in Texas culture and politics, championing honest government, civil rights, labor, and the environment, while providing a platform for many of the states most passionate and... (read more)

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The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media
The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media
by Brooke Gladstone
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Nearly one million weekly listeners trust NPR's Brooke Gladstone to guide them through the distortions and complexities of the modern media. This brilliant radio personality now bursts onto the page as an illustrated character in vivid comics drawn by... (read more)

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Remotely Controlled: How Television Is Damaging Our Lives
Remotely Controlled: How Television Is Damaging Our Lives
by Aric Sigman
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A startling exposé of Britain's growing addiction to television and why and what should be done to stop it, the author looks at the statistics that show television has become an obsession even more influential than parents inside the... (read more)

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Beyond Bylines: Media Workers and Women's Rights in Canada (Film and Media Studies)
Beyond Bylines: Media Workers and Women's Rights in Canada (Film and Media Studies)
by Barbara M. Freeman
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Beyond Bylines: Media Workers and Women's Rights in Canada explores the ways in which several of Canada's women journalists, broadcasters, and other media workers reached well beyond the glory of their personal bylines to advocate for the most... (read more)

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How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis
How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis
by N. Katherine Hayles
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“How do we think?” N. Katherine Hayles poses this question at the beginning of this bracing exploration of the idea that we think through, with, and alongside media. As the age of print passes and new technologies appear every day, this... (read more)

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