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The Interplay of Influence: News, Advertising, Politics, and the Internet (6th Edition)
The Interplay of Influence: News, Advertising, Politics, and the Internet (6th Edition)
by Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Karlyn Kohrs Campbell
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Is there such a thing as unfiltered information? Not in today's age. THE INTERPLAY OF INFLUENCE: NEWS, ADVERTISING, POLITICS, AND THE INTERNET gives you an understanding of how mass media operates in your world and how powerful it can be. And, you'll... (read more)

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Theories of Contemporary Culture #7: Studies in Entertainment
Theories of Contemporary Culture #7: Studies in Entertainment
by Tania Modleski
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"This is an important book for all students of literature and history." --American Studies International "... thoughtful and provocative.... the essays... grant complexity and contradiction to mass culture, while interrogating its objects from positions... (read more)

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Crisis of Political Communication
Crisis of Political Communication
by Jay G. Blumler
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The role of the mass media in the world of politics has become increasingly influential and controversial. Over the past few years, one disturbing question has cast a shadow over the entire issue: who is dictating to who? Jay Blumler and Michael... (read more)

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Approaches to Media Literacy: A Handbook
Approaches to Media Literacy: A Handbook
by Art Silverblatt
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As the media increases in use as our prime source for information and values, there is a great need to impart methods to critically evaluate all aspects of film, television, the Internet, advertising, radio, and print media. Silverblatt, Ferry, and Finan'... (read more)

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Sloterdijk Now
Sloterdijk Now
by Stuart Elden
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Peter Sloterdijk is one of the most challenging and contentious thinkers currently working within the European tradition. This is the first collection devoted to his work for English-language audiences and will act as an introduction to his work, set an... (read more)

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Going Viral
Going Viral
by Karine Nahon
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We live in a world where a tweet can be instantly retweeted and read by millions around the world in minutes, where a video forwarded to friends can destroy a political career in hours, and where an unknown man or woman can become an international... (read more)

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The Post-Racial Mystique: Media and Race in the Twenty-First Century (Critical Cultural Communication)
The Post-Racial Mystique: Media and Race in the Twenty-First Century (Critical Cultural Communication)
by Catherine R. Squires
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Despite claims from pundits and politicians that we now live in a post-racial America, people seem to keep finding ways to talk about race—from celebrations of the inauguration of the first Black president to resurgent debates about police... (read more)

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Feminist Media Studies (94 Edition)
Feminist Media Studies (94 Edition)
by Liesbet Van Zoonen
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Feminists have long recognized the significance of the media as a site for the expression of - or challenges to - existing constructions of gender. In this broad-ranging analysis, Liesbet van Zoonen explores the ways in which feminist theory and research... (read more)

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How to Watch Television
How to Watch Television
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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Fueling Our Fears: Stereotyping, Media Coverage, and Public Opinion of Muslim Americans
Fueling Our Fears: Stereotyping, Media Coverage, and Public Opinion of Muslim Americans
by Brigitte L. Nacos
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After September 11, many in the American public and media zeroed in on Muslims in America and the world, irresponsibly linking intentionally or not Muslims at large with terrorism. This well-researched book explores this focus and its implications. At... (read more)

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Technologies for Supporting Reasoning Communities and Collaborative Decision Making: Cooperative Approaches
Technologies for Supporting Reasoning Communities and Collaborative Decision Making: Cooperative Approaches
by John Yearwood And Andrew Stranieri.
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The underlying notions are that decision making has become increasingly complex because of the quantity of data now being collected and stored, and that decisions are increasingly made not by a single entity but in some degree and pattern of... (read more)

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Voicing Diasporas: Ethnic Radio in Paris and Berlin Between Cultural Renewal and Retention (After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial Fra)
Voicing Diasporas: Ethnic Radio in Paris and Berlin Between Cultural Renewal and Retention (After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial Fra)
by Nabil Echchaibi
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The events of 9/11 have cast a shadow of suspicion on Muslims in Western Europe and fostered a public discourse of arbitrary associations with violence and resistance to social and cultural integration. The antagonistic ascendancy of militant Islam... (read more)

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African Appropriations: Cultural Difference, Mimesis, and Media (African Expressive Cultures)
African Appropriations: Cultural Difference, Mimesis, and Media (African Expressive Cultures)
by Matthias Krings
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Why would a Hollywood film become a Nigerian video remake, a Tanzanian comic book, or a Congolese music video? Matthias Krings explores the myriad ways Africans respond to the relentless onslaught of global culture. He seeks out places where they have... (read more)

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Interpreting Audiences: The Ethnography of Media Consumption (Media, Culture & Society Series)
Interpreting Audiences: The Ethnography of Media Consumption (Media, Culture & Society Series)
by Shaun Moores
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In this comprehensive guide to important new developments in the study of media reception, Shaun Moores reviews a wide range of qualitative audience research and charts the emergence of a critical ethnographic perspective on everyday consumer practices... (read more)

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The Journalist's Guide to Media Law
The Journalist's Guide to Media Law
by Mark Pearson
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This widely used introduction to media law takes a journalist's perspective. Written in a clear, non-legalistic fashion, it shows how journalists can produce ethical, hard-edged reportage while staying on the right side of the law. The authors also... (read more)

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Bad News: The Decline of Reporting, the Business of News, and the Danger to Us All
Bad News: The Decline of Reporting, the Business of News, and the Danger to Us All
by Tom Fenton
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At a time when the world has been blindsided by failures of intelligence, a veteran CBS News correspondent reveals how the news media has betrayed our trust and endangered our democracy. Tom Fenton is the senior European correspondent for CBS News. In... (read more)

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Vox Populi: The O'Shaughnessy Files
Vox Populi: The O'Shaughnessy Files
by William Oshaughnessy
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Vox Populi is the long-awaited fourth collection of interviews, editorials, essays, observations and keen insight from legendary New York broadcaster William O'Shaughnessy. With this inspiring new anthology, Bill is back in a big way, offering compelling... (read more)

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Cultural Turns
Cultural Turns
by Simon During
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Exit Capitalism explores a new path for cultural studies and re-examines key moments of British cultural and literary history. Simon During argues that the long and liberating journey towards democratic state capitalism has led to an unhappy dead-end... (read more)

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Beyond Black: Race and Celebrity in Obama's America
Beyond Black: Race and Celebrity in Obama's America
by Ellis Cashmore
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Beyond Black is Ellis Cashmore's compelling appraisal of the impact of black celebrities on the cultural landscape of contemporary America. In recent years a new variety of African American celebrity has emerged: acquisitive, ambitious, flamboyantly... (read more)

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The Sociology of News (Contemporary Societies)
The Sociology of News (Contemporary Societies)
by Michael Schudson
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reviews and synthesizes not only what is happening to journalism but also what is happening to the scholarly understanding of journalism. In the Second Edition, each chapter of the book has been updated to account for the radical changes that have... (read more)

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