Mass Media and Communications

Renovating Value

HGTV and the Spectacle of Gentrification

Robert Goldman

Reveals how the comforting story told by HGTV programs obscures the reality of housing investment, renovation, and flipping

250 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 figures, 7 halftones


Whose Game?

Gender and Power in Fantasy Sports

Rebecca Joyce Kissane and Sarah Winslow

How fantasy sport participants experience gendered power

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables


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


Stan Hochman Unfiltered

50 Years of Wit and Wisdom from the Groundbreaking Sportswriter

Edited by Gloria Hochman

50 years of classic columns from one of Philadelphia's most beloved sportswriters

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 17 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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