Explores how popular novels, short stories, and television shows from the United States and Britain illustrate the positive effects of feminism and promote gender equity.
Traces the influence of the stock market on Americans' beliefs about politics.
Traces the circulation of Hollywood films in North Africa and the Middle East from the early twentieth century to the present.
Looks at how a group of aesthetically innovative independent films contested and imagined alternatives to urban planning in midcentury New York.
Explains why and how local critical reporting can exist in China despite the kinds of media control that are the hallmarks of authoritarian rule.
Develops a new kind of epistemological position that highlights virtue over more standard epistemological theories.
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 an all too often neglected period of postwar British cinema and popular culture.
Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias.
Examines movie romance in light of our emotional bond to the actors and characters on screen.
Investigates the cultural value of film violence.
Details how presidents utilize mass media to justify foreign policy objectives in the aftermath of 9/11.
A groundbreaking study of ten difficult years in the life of America's most important newspaper.
Explores how the suffering of African American women has been minimized and obscured in U.S. culture.
Explores the relationship between media and democracy against the broader background of globalization.
Argues that representational correctness can cause critics to miss the positive work that films and television shows can perform in reducing prejudice.
Explores atheist Michael Newdow’s constitutional challenge and how the news media marginalized him from the moment the Ninth Circuit handed down its controversial ruling that the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional.
Offers a variety of perspectives on the sitcom genre and its influence on American culture.
Provides insight into the ritual lures and effects of mass media spectatorship, especially regarding the pleasures, risks, and purposes of violent display.
Confronts globalization and technology from philosophical perspectives.
Shows how dominant commercial media practices secure a hold among and affect diverse national cultures.
Explores how we come to feel connected to those we have never met face-to-face.
Explorations in the aesthetics of waste and the material infrastructure of memory.
Analyzes the depiction of rape on television network news, daytime shows, prime time programming, and alternative programming.
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.
Focuses on strategies for solving communication problems in presidential campaigns.
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 ...