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Seeing Symphonically

Looks at how a group of aesthetically innovative independent films contested and imagined alternatives to urban planning in midcentury New York.

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.

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.

Ripping England!

Examines an all too often neglected period of postwar British cinema and popular culture.

Gestures of Love

Examines movie romance in light of our emotional bond to the actors and characters on screen.

The Politics of Persuasion

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

Selling War, Selling Hope

Details how presidents utilize mass media to justify foreign policy objectives in the aftermath of 9/11.

Endtimes?

A groundbreaking study of ten difficult years in the life of America's most important newspaper.

The Suffering Will Not Be Televised

Explores how the suffering of African American women has been minimized and obscured in U.S. culture.

Negotiating Democracy

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

Globalization, Technology, and Philosophy

Confronts globalization and technology from philosophical perspectives.

Connecting

Explores how we come to feel connected to those we have never met face-to-face.

Split Screen

Explores the historical evolution of Belgian cinema as well as its contemporary situation within the evolving contexts of global media and European unity.

Images of the U.S. around the World

Examines how peoples of other nations perceive the U.S., how media of other nations portray the U.S., and how exported media products impact the U.S. image around the world.

Visual Intelligence

Cuts across perceptual psychology, art, television, film, literature, advertising, and political communication to give the reader critical insight into the holistic logic and emotional power of the images that dominate our lives.

The Swimsuit Issue and Sport

Explores the cultural meanings of the swimsuit issue and shows how Sports Illustrated secures a large audience of men by creating a climate of hegemonic masculinity.

The Influentials

Although opinion leadership has been the subject of numerous studies, in areas ranging from politics to fashion and in many societies and cultures, The Influentials represents the first systematic analysis ...

Media Knowledge

This book calls for a way of reading and responding to the media culture that is more than passive reception. It argues for the fostering of critical citizenship as the key to engaging, debating, and ...