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Personal Connections in the Digital Age (10 Edition)
Personal Connections in the Digital Age (10 Edition)
by Nancy K. Baym
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The internet and the mobile phone have disrupted many of our conventional understandings of ourselves and our relationships, raising anxieties and hopes about their effects on our lives. This timely and vibrant book provides frameworks for thinking... (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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The Independence of the Media and Its Regulatory Agencies: Shedding New Light on Formal and Actual Independence Against the National Context (European Communication Research and Education Association)
The Independence of the Media and Its Regulatory Agencies: Shedding New Light on Formal and Actual Independence Against the National Context (European Communication Research and Education Association)
by Wolfgang (edt) Schulz
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Media independence is vital for media democracies, and so is the independence of the regulatory bodies governing it. The Independence of the Media and its Regulatory Agencies explores the complex relationship between media governance and independence of... (read more)

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Crime Films (02 Edition)
Crime Films (02 Edition)
by Thomas Leitch
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This book surveys the entire range of crime films, including important subgenres such as the gangster film, the private eye film, film noir, as well as the victim film, the erotic thriller, and the crime comedy. Focusing on ten films that span the range... (read more)

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Heavenly Bodies : Film Stars and Society (2ND 03 Edition)
Heavenly Bodies : Film Stars and Society (2ND 03 Edition)
by Richard Dyer
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Dyer's illuminating study is based around case studies of three major stars: Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson and Judy Garland. He draws on a wide range of sources, including the films in which each star appeared, to illustrate how each star's persona was... (read more)

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First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game
First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game
by Noah Wardrip-fruin
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andlt;Pandgt;Electronic games have established a huge international market, significantly outselling non-digital games; people spend more money on The Sims than on "Monopoly" or even on "Magic: the Gathering." Yet it is widely believed that the market... (read more)

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America Calling
America Calling
by Claude S. Fischer
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"A model for historians and sociologists and . . . a standard to which all future research on technology will refer."—Daniel Bell, Harvard University "Will be essential reading in the social history of the telephone for a long time to come."—... (read more)

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New Keywords (05 Edition)
New Keywords (05 Edition)
by Tony Bennett
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Over 25 years ago, Raymond Williams’ Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society set the standard for how we understand and use the language of culture and society. Now, three luminaries in the field of cultural studies have assembled a volume... (read more)

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Media Life (12 Edition)
Media Life (12 Edition)
by Mark Deuze
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Research consistently shows how through the years more of our time gets spent using media, how multitasking our media has become a regular feature of everyday life, and that consuming media for most people increasingly takes place alongside producing... (read more)

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The Language of New Media
The Language of New Media
by Lev Manovich
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In this book Lev Manovich offers the first systematic and rigorous theory of new media. He places new media within the histories of visual and media cultures of the last few centuries. He discusses new media's reliance on conventions of old media, such... (read more)

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Psychophysiological Measurement and Meaning: Cognitive and Emotional Processing of Media (10 Edition)
Psychophysiological Measurement and Meaning: Cognitive and Emotional Processing of Media (10 Edition)
by Robert F. Potter
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This research volume serves as a comprehensive resource for psychophysiological research on media responses. It addresses the theoretical underpinnings, methodological techniques, and most recent research in this area. It goes beyond current volumes by... (read more)

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Cinema
Cinema
by Alain Badiou
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For Alain Badiou, films think, and it is the task of the philosopher to transcribe that thinking. What is the subject to which the film gives expressive form? This is the question that lies at the heart of Badiou’s account of cinema. He contends... (read more)

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Global Indigenous Media (08 Edition)
Global Indigenous Media (08 Edition)
by Pamela Wilson
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In this exciting interdisciplinary collection, scholars, activists, and media producers explore the emergence of Indigenous media: forms of media expression conceptualized, produced, and created by Indigenous peoples around the globe. Whether discussing... (read more)

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Acculturated
Acculturated
by Naomi Schaefe Riley
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“Sizing up and taking down the things we read, watch, and play, this all-star team of analysts provides a series of delightsand surprises that will make you ponder anew the deep structures that inform our lives, even when we think we’re off... (read more)

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Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action Against TV Movie and Video Game Violence
Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action Against TV Movie and Video Game Violence
by Dave Grossman
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There is perhaps no bigger or more important issue in America at present than youth violence. Columbine, Sandy Hook, Auroroa: We know them all too well, and for all the wrong reasons: kids, some as young as eleven years old, taking up arms and, with... (read more)

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Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine
Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine
by Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler
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Girl power, Riot Grrrl, first-, second-, or third-wave feminist — however you choose to label your gender-equality insistence, Bitch magazine has had you covered. To celebrate their ten year anniversary, Bitch has released this cultural compendium; a... (read more)

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Making Sense of Media and Politics: Five Principles in Political Communication
Making Sense of Media and Politics: Five Principles in Political Communication
by Gadi Wolfsfeld
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Politics is above all a contest, and the news media are the central arena for viewing that competition. One of the central concerns of political communication has to do with the myriad ways in which politics has an impact on the news media and the... (read more)

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Gaming: Essays on Algorithmic Culture
Gaming: Essays on Algorithmic Culture
by Alexander R. Galloway
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A groundbreaking examination of the rise of video games. Video games have been a central feature of the cultural landscape for over twenty years and now rival older media like movies, television, and music in popularity and cultural influence. Yet... (read more)

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The New Media Monopoly
The New Media Monopoly
by Ben H Bagdikian
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When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 1983, critics called Ben Bagdikian's warnings about the chilling effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation's news "alarmist." Since then, the number of corporations... (read more)

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Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper
Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper
by Laurel Leff
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This book reveals how The New York Times failed in its coverage of the holocaust.... (read more)

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