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Feminism's Progress

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.

Following the Ticker

Traces the influence of the stock market on Americans' beliefs about politics.

Hollywood Films in North Africa and the Middle East

Traces the circulation of Hollywood films in North Africa and the Middle East from the early twentieth century to the present.

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.

Epistemic Responsibility

By Lorraine Code
Subjects: Philosophy

Develops a new kind of epistemological position that highlights virtue over more standard epistemological theories.

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.

The Politics of Persuasion

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

Gestures of Love

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

Passionate Detachments

Investigates the cultural value of film violence.

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.

Beyond Representational Correctness

Argues that representational correctness can cause critics to miss the positive work that films and television shows can perform in reducing prejudice.

David Dinkins and New York City Politics

Studies the role of the media in shaping public perceptions of David Dinkins’ mayoral leadership.

Globalization, Technology, and Philosophy

Confronts globalization and technology from philosophical perspectives.

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 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 ...