Mass Media and Communications

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


New Advances in the Study of Civic Voluntarism

Resources, Engagement, and Recruitment

Edited by Casey A. Klofstad

Cutting-edge research by prominent social scientists on new topics and methods of inquiry in the field of civic participation

294 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 tables, 29 line drawings


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


Religion and Political Tolerance in America

Advances in the State of the Art

Edited by Paul A. Djupe

Cutting-edge scholarship that sets the agenda for research on religion and political tolerance

276 pages | 6 x 9 | 24 tables, 18 figures


Reverse Engineering Social Media

Software, Culture, and Political Economy in New Media Capitalism

Robert Gehl

Revealing the underside of our technology-laden world

236 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The White Savior Film

Content, Critics, and Consumption

Matthew Hughey

Surveying the prevalence and popularity of films in which heroic white characters uplift racial others

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 tables, 2 figs.


Savage Portrayals

Race, Media, and the Central Park Jogger Story

Natalie P Byfield

How the media's racialized coverage of the Central Park Jogger case influenced the conviction of five young minority men accused of "wilding" and affected the American juvenile justice system

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 4 figs.


Serial Fu Manchu

The Chinese Supervillain and the Spread of Yellow Peril Ideology

Ruth Mayer

How mass media serials featuring Fu Manchu reinforced the cultural notion of the Yellow Peril

216 pages | 6 x 9 | 30 halftones


Rebuilding the News

Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age

C.W. Anderson

An inside account of dramatic changes in journalism at a large metropolitan newspaper.

236 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 2 figures,16 halftones


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


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


The Renewal of Cultural Studies

Edited by Paul Smith

A collective manifesto for the future of Cultural Studies

274 pages | 6 x 9


Public Financing in American Elections

Edited by Costas Panagopoulos

The first book-length treatment of the public financing of elections in the United States

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 59 tables


The Persuasive Power of Campaign Advertising

Travis N Ridout and Michael M. Franz

How campaign ads persuade voters

200 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 24 tables, 14 figures


The Production of Modernization

Daniel Lerner, Mass Media, and The Passing of Traditional Society

Hemant Shah

How Daniel Lerner's seminal work contributed to the overall professionalization of communication theory and sociology

226 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 tables, 1 figure