Mass Media and Communications


The Video Data Bank Catalog of Video Art and Artist Interviews

Edited by Kate Horsfield and Lucas Hilderbrand

Historic documentation of the development of art-based, activist, and alternative media in the U.S.

360 pages | 8.5 x 11 | 325 halftones


The Forgotten Network

DuMont and the Birth of American Television

David Weinstein

A history of one of the original television networks through its programs and personalities

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 39 halftones


Gender Politics and MTV

Voicing the Difference

Lisa A. Lewis

Challenging the idea that MTV presents only negative and sexist images of women

300 pages | 145 tables, 9 duotones


Global Television

Co-Producing Culture

Barbara Selznick

How the importation of global television in the United States affects the nature of programming

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 8 halftones


The Great Refusal

Herbert Marcuse and Contemporary Social Movements

Edited by Andrew T. Lamas, Todd Wolfson, and Peter N. Funke

An in-depth examination of the relevance of Marcuse's writing for today's social movements

440 pages | 6 x 9


Growing Up with Television

Everyday Learning Among Young Adolescents

JoEllen Fisherkeller

A powerful interdisciplinary book on how young adults watch—and learn from—television

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables


Hybridity, or The Cultural Logic of Globalization

Marwan M. Kraidy

A guide to understanding hybridity-the interaction of cultures

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table


Invasion of the Mind Snatchers

Television's Conquest of America in the Fifties

Eric Burns

How the baby boomers learned about the world in their most formative years

352 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 halftones


Invisible People

Stories of Lives at the Margins

Alex Tizon

Now in Paperback—an anthology of richly reported and beautifully written stories about marginalized people

264 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 1 halftone


Larry Kane's Philadelphia

Larry Kane

A first-hand look at Philadelphia's important events and people

280 pages | 6 x 9 | 52 halftones


Managing the Infosphere

Governance, Technology, and Cultural Practice in Motion

Steven D. McDowell, Philip E. Steinberg, and Tami K. Tomasello

Comprehending the issues at stake in the networked world

248 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 5 tables


Mediating America

Black and Irish Press and the Struggle for Citizenship, 1870-1914

Brian Shott

How black and Irish journalists in the Gilded Age used newspapers to shape and constrain the struggle for American belonging

250 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 halftones


Metro Dailies in the Age of Multimedia Journalism

Mary Lou Nemanic

How daily metro newspapers can continue to survive in the age of digital journalism

208 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 1 line drawing, 18 halftones


Multiple Modernities

Cinemas and Popular Media in Transcultural East Asia

Edited by Jenny Kwok Wah Lau

A comprehensive book on the complex relationship between media and modernity in east Asia

264 pages | 7 x 10 | 2 figs., 17 halftones


A Nation Fragmented

The Public Agenda in the Information Age

Jill A. Edy and Patrick C. Meirick

Evaluates how the lack of public consensus on issue priorities has affected the way public opinion is represented in U.S. democratic institutions

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 tables, 21 figures, 3 line drawings