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The Ideology of Civic Engagement

Examines the organization, regulation, and enactment of civic engagement within AmeriCorps, an American volunteer service program.

Convenient Criticism

By Dan Chen
Subjects: Communication

Explains why and how local critical reporting can exist in China despite the kinds of media control that are the hallmarks of authoritarian rule.

Breaking Boundaries

Analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making.

Neo-race Realities in the Obama Era

Edited by Heather E. Harris
Subjects: Communication

Considers the impact of neo-racism during the Obama presidency.

From News to Talk

Explores how journalists think and talk about changes in the news environment, with a focus on the increase in opinion and commentary.

Hearts and Minds

By Nachman Shai
Subjects: Area Studies

Uses Israel’s public diplomacy efforts during the second intifada (2000–2005) as a prime example of interactions between state security, diplomacy, and the media.

The Art of Gratitude

Explores how the emotional experience of gratitude has been enlisted in neoliberal governance through the language of debt.

The Politics of Persuasion

Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias.

Trendy Fascism

Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence.

Social Media in Iran

First comprehensive account of how the Internet has impacted life in Iran.

The Philosopher-Lobbyist

The history of John Dewey's leadership of the progressive People's Lobby.

Cities for Sale

Examines how US cities have adopted the tactics of public relations and marketing firms to “brand” themselves.

The Obama Effect

Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.

Destination Dictatorship

Examines the relationship of Spain’s 1960s tourist boom to Franco’s right-wing dictatorship.

Active Voices

Explores the relationship between social movements and rhetorical theory and practice.

Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis

Investigates the theory and practice of transnational feminist approaches to scholarship and activism.

Negotiating Democracy

Explores the relationship between media and democracy against the broader background of globalization.

For Better or Worse?

Investigates the effects of political consultants on American democracy.

Composing Useful Pasts

Edited by Edmund E. Jacobitti
Subjects: Communication

Argues that history is written from the present tense, meaning that its purpose is to construct convincing political arguments about who or what caused a current problem and how that problem should be addressed.

Controversial Issues in Presidential Selection

This new edition provides the latest on controversies surrounding the presidential selection process. The text is two-thirds new material, with new articles by John F. Bibby, Robert D. Brown, Emmett H. ...

The Strategic Defense Initiative

Through an analysis of the language and persuasive strategies used by the Reagan and Bush administrations in selling the SDI program to the Congress and the American public, Bjork takes a fresh approach ...