Mass Media and Communications

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Film, Trauma, and the Holocaust

Joshua Hirsch

How films on the Holocaust gave birth to a new cinematic genre

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 23 halftones


Air Wars

The Fight to Reclaim Public Broadcasting

Jerold M. Starr

An absorbing account of one of the most contentious battles for community media control ever waged in the U.S.

352 pages | 6 x 9


All Talk

The Talkshow in Media Culture

Wayne Munson

The postmodern phenomenon of the talkshow and its place in American culture

288 pages | 6 x 9

Blow Up the Humanities

Toby Miller

A crisp and engaging book that proposes how to save the dying humanities

172 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table, 1 figure


Blue Skies

A History of Cable Television

Patrick R. Parsons

The first comprehensive history of cable television in the United States

816 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables


Campaign Advertising and American Democracy

Michael M Franz, Paul Freedman, Ken Goldstein, and Travis N Ridout

Surprising findings about the positive effects of political advertising

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 30 tables 29 figures 7 halftones


Chinese Connections

Critical Perspectives on Film, Identity, and Diaspora

Edited by See-Kam Tan, Peter X Feng, and Gina Marchetti

How Chinese cinema and global Chinese culture intersect over questions of identity

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 16 halftones


The Chinese Diaspora on American Screens

Race, Sex, and Cinema

Gina Marchetti

A look at American filmmaking in the post-1989 Chinese diaspora

258 pages | 6 x 9 | 44 halftones


Consuming Catastrophe

Mass Culture in America's Decade of Disaster

Timothy Recuber

Examines the media’s coverage of four American disasters, arguing that media attention directs our concern for the suffering of others toward efforts to soothe our own emotional turmoil

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 5 tables


Cultural Citizenship

Cosmopolitanism, Consumerism, and Television in a Neoliberal Age

Toby Miller

A lively, incisive view of what citizenship means today

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 1 figure, 1 halftone


Dark Days in the Newsroom

McCarthyism Aimed at the Press

Edward Alwood

Shines a new light on a dark era in American journalism

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Drumming for the Gods

The Life and Times of Felipe García Villamil, santero, palero, and abakuá

María Teresa Vélez

The world through the eyes of a master religious drummer

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 27 halftones


Emergency Broadcasting and 1930s American Radio

Edward D. Miller

Radio, the nation, and the rise of the voice in broadcasting, in a clearly written, significant history of the birth of the first mass medium

264 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The Eternal Present of Sport

Rethinking Sport and Religion

Daniel A. Grano

Rethinking the changes surrounding religion and elite sport cultures

282 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone


Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative

Edited by Renee Hobbs

Leading scholars reveal insights into the core concepts and historical roots of digital and media literacy education

264 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 figure