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"Brother Soldier Back On The Front Line"

by Brother Soldier

<p>Thinking about “Coming to America”, this is the book of social commentary that you will need if you really want to acquaint yourself with life in America.</p><p>Already in America, this is the book of social commentary that allows you to ...

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(Mis)Understanding Political Participation

Digital Practices, New Forms of Participation and the Renewal of Democracy

by Jeffrey Wimmer, Cornelia Wallner, Rainer Winter & others

<p>The practices of participation and engagement are characterised by complexities and contradictions. All celebratory examples of uses of social media, e.g. in the Arab spring, the Occupy movement or in recent LGBTQ protests, are deeply rooted ...

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(Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love

Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work

by Brooke Erin Duffy

<DIV><B>An illuminating investigation into a class of enterprising women aspiring to “make it” in the social media economy but often finding only unpaid work</B><BR /><BR /> Profound transformations in our digital society have brought many ...

ISBN: 9780300227666

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1968

Year of Media Decision

by Robert Snyder

<p>Thirty years ago American political life was all relentless, painful, and confounding: the Tet Offensive brought new intensity to the Vietnam War; President Lyndon Johnson would not seek re-election; Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy

ISBN: 9781351535892

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9/11 Culture

by Jeffrey Melnick

<i>9/11 Culture</i> serves as a timely and accessible introduction to the complexities of American culture in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. <ul> <li>Gives balanced examinations of a broad catalogue of artifacts from film, music, photography, ...

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A Companion to Media Authorship

by Jonathan Gray & Derek Johnson

<p><em>A Companion to Media Authorship</em> offers 28 groundbreaking chapters which investigate the practices, attributions, and meanings of authorship. Revitalizing the study within media and cultural studies, this diverse and global collection

ISBN: 9781118495254

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A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies

by Paul Booth

<p><em>A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies</em> offers scholars and fans an accessible and engaging resource for understanding the rapidly expanding field of fan studies. International in scope and written by a team that includes many ...

ISBN: 9781119237204

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A Companion to Sport

by David L. Andrews & Ben Carrington

<p><em>A Companion to Sport</em> brings together writing by leading sports theorists and social and cultural thinkers, to explore sport as a central element of contemporary culture.</p> <ul> <li>Positions sport as a crucial subject for ...

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A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disorders

Psychological and Aesthetic Interpretations

by E. Deidre Pribram

<p>In her latest contribution to the growing field of emotion studies, Deidre Pribram makes a compelling argument for why culturalist approaches to the study of emotional &quot;disorders&quot; continue to be eschewed, even as the sociocultural ...

ISBN: 9781317700654

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A Force for Good

How the American News Media Have Propelled Positive Change

by Rodger Streitmatter

<p>America’s news media are relentlessly criticized as too negative, sensationalistic, profit-oriented, and biased, not to mention unpatriotic and a miserable failure at reflecting the nation’s diversity. Rodger Streitmatter makes clear that ...

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A Geology of Media

by Jussi Parikka

<p>Media history is millions, even billions, of years old. That is the premise of this pioneering and provocative book, which argues that to adequately understand contemporary media culture we must set out from material realities that precede ...

ISBN: 9781452944579

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A Grammar of Cinepoiesis

Poetic Cameras of Italian Cinema

by Silvia Carlorosi

<p><em>Cinepoiesis</em>, or cinema of poetry, strikes us as a strange combination, a phrase we initially read as an oxymoron. Poetry is often associated with the abstract and the evocative, while cinema suggests the concrete and the visible. ...

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A History of Digital Media

An Intermedia and Global Perspective

by Gabriele Balbi & Paolo Magaudda

<p>From the punch card calculating machine to the personal computer to the iPhone and more, this in-depth text offers a comprehensive introduction to digital media history for students and scholars across media and communication studies, ...

ISBN: 9781351807234

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A History of Evil in Popular Culture: What Hannibal Lecter, Stephen King, and Vampires Reveal About America [2 volumes]

What Hannibal Lecter, Stephen King, and Vampires Reveal about America

by Sharon Packer MD & Jody Pennington

<p>Evil isn't simply an abstract theological or philosophical talking point. In our society, the idea of evil feeds entertainment, manifests in all sorts of media, and is a root concept in our collective psyche. This accessible and appealing ...

ISBN: 9780313397714

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A History of Journalism and Communication in China

by Yunze Zhao & Ping Sun

<p>From a modern perspective, journalism is highly relevant to modern society, along with the emergence of mass printing system and professionalisation. This book, however, expands the meaning of journalism and views it as a social process. It ...

ISBN: 9781317519300

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A Networked Self and Birth, Life, Death

by Zizi Papacharissi

<p>We are born, live, and die with technologies. This book is about the role technology plays in sustaining narratives of living, dying, and coming to be. Contributing authors examine how technologies connect, disrupt, or help us reorganize ways

ISBN: 9781351784115

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A Networked Self and Human Augmentics, Artificial Intelligence, Sentience

by Zizi Papacharissi

<p>Every new technology invites its own sets of hopes and fears, and raises as many questions as it answers revolving around the same theme: Will technology fundamentally alter the essence of what it means to be human? This volume draws ...

ISBN: 9781351783996

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A Networked Self and Love

by Zizi Papacharissi

<p>We fall in love every day, with others, with ideas, with ourselves. Stories of love excite us and baffle us. This volume is about love and the networked self. It focuses on how love forms, grows, or dissolves. Chapters address how ...

ISBN: 9781351758185

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A Networked Self and Platforms, Stories, Connections

by Zizi Papacharissi

<p>We tell stories about who we are. Through telling these stories, we connect with others and affirm our own sense of self. Spaces, be they online or offline; private or public; physical, augmented or virtual; or of a hybrid nature, present the

ISBN: 9781351758062

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A Private Sphere

Democracy in a Digital Age

by Zizi A. Papacharissi

<p><strong>Online technologies excite the public imagination with narratives of democratization. The Internet is a political medium, borne of democracy, but is it democratizing?</strong></p> <p>Late modern democracies are characterized by civic

ISBN: 9780745658995

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