Mass Media and Communications

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


A New Brand of Business

Charles Coolidge Parlin, Curtis Publishing Company, and the Origins of Market Research

Douglas B. Ward

How a dominant magazine publisher developed the business of market research

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 9 tables, 10 halftones, 2 maps


New Jack Jocks

Rebels, Race, and the American Athlete

Larry Platt

The hero and anti-hero in contemporary sport, from a best-selling journalist

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


On the Stump

Campaign Oratory and Democracy in the United States, Britain, and Australia

Sean Scalmer

The story of how the “stump speech” was created, diffused, and helped to shape the modern democracies of the Anglo-American world

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 halftones


Pacifica Radio

The Rise of an Alternative Network

Matthew Lasar

A profile of America's first listener-supported alternative radio station

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 halftones


Painting Publics

Transnational Legal Graffiti Scenes as Spaces for Encounter

Caitlin Frances Bruce

Argues that public art generates spaces for encounter as well as places and moments that can reenergize the felt sense of possibility in urban spaces

276 pages | 6 x 9 | 54 color photos


The Palestinian Idea

Film, Media, and the Radical Imagination

Greg Burris

A window into the Palestinian freedom struggle, drawing on an analysis of Palestinian film and media

270 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 halftones


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


Phil Jasner "On the Case"

His Best Writing on the Sixers, the Dream Team, and Beyond

Edited by Andy Jasner

Three decades of reporting by renowned Philadelphia Hall of Fame sportswriter Phil Jasner

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 halftones


Policing Pop

edited by Martin Cloonan and Reebee Garofalo

The sounds of surveillance

256 pages | 7 x 10 | 3 tables, 3 halftones


Pop Music and the Press

Edited by Steve Jones

Seeing pop music journalism as a form of cultural criticism

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables


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


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


Race Appeal

How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns

Charlton D McIlwain, and Stephen M. Caliendo

Why, when, and how often candidates use race appeals, and how the electorate responds

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 38 tables, 23 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