Mass Media and Communications

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


Transient Images

Personal Media in Public Frameworks

Eric Freedman

Whither the life of online images?

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 figures, 31 halftones


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



Stylistics of Hieroglyphic Time

James Tobias

The profound historical appeal of films, video, and digital works emphasizing synchronized musicality and gesture

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 halftones


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Troubled Pasts

News and the Collective Memory of Social Unrest

Jill A. Edy

How the media shape collective memory and use that memory to shape our understanding of current events.

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 4 tables


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



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