Traces the influence of the stock market on Americans' beliefs about politics.
Examines the organization, regulation, and enactment of civic engagement within AmeriCorps, an American volunteer service program.
Explains why and how local critical reporting can exist in China despite the kinds of media control that are the hallmarks of authoritarian rule.
Explores how improv-based teaching and training methods can bridge differences and promote the communication, leadership, and civil skills our world urgently needs.
Analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making.
Considers the impact of neo-racism during the Obama presidency.
Explores how journalists think and talk about changes in the news environment, with a focus on the increase in opinion and commentary.
Explores how the emotional experience of gratitude has been enlisted in neoliberal governance through the language of debt.
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.
Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias.
Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence.
First comprehensive account of how the Internet has impacted life in Iran.
The history of John Dewey's leadership of the progressive People's Lobby.
Demonstrates how activists and others use art and popular culture to strive for a more democratic future.
Examines how US cities have adopted the tactics of public relations and marketing firms to “brand” themselves.
Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.
Examines the relationship of Spain’s 1960s tourist boom to Franco’s right-wing dictatorship.
Explores the relationship between social movements and rhetorical theory and practice.
Investigates the theory and practice of transnational feminist approaches to scholarship and activism.
Explores the relationship between media and democracy against the broader background of globalization.
How music functions as a metaphor and model for democracy.
Using penetrating, in-depth interviews, examines the individual political development of young adults in post-1960s America, and the roles that news media play in that development.
The history of FDR's Office of Government Reports.
Investigates the effects of political consultants on American democracy.
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. ...
Using the theatric metaphors of a passion play in Poland, simultaneous ethnic dramas in Yugoslavia, a heroic poem in Armenia, and a bunraku puppet play in the People's Republic of China, the authors of ...
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 ...