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Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies > Media studies

AQA Media Studies for A level Year 1 & AS Revision Guide (Paperback): Stephanie Hendry AQA Media Studies for A level Year 1 & AS Revision Guide (Paperback)
Stephanie Hendry
R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Designed to complement the AQA Media Studies for A Level Year 1 and AS Student Book, this practical and concise Revision Guide supports students preparing for their AQA AS Media Studies assessment. / Written by an experienced Media Studies teacher and senior examiner and presented in a clear and straightforward way making it accessible and easy to use. / Contains just the right amount of detail students need to recap and revise the key content from the course. / Provides examples of detailed analysis across the nine media forms using the theoretical framework and a selection of both the targeted and in-depth CSPs. / Offers advice and guidance on approaching the various types of questions students may encounter in the exam.

World Media Ethics - Cases and Commentary (Paperback): Robert S. Fortner, P. Mark Fackler World Media Ethics - Cases and Commentary (Paperback)
Robert S. Fortner, P. Mark Fackler
R1,493 R1,398 Discovery Miles 13 980 Save R95 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

* Emphasizing the intertwined concepts of freedom of the press and social responsibility, this is the first book to cover media ethics from a truly global perspective. Case studies on hot topics and issues of enduring importance in media studies are introduced and thoroughly analyzed, with particular focus on ones involving social media and public protest * Written by two global media ethics experts with extensive teaching experience, this work covers the whole spectrum of media, from news, film, and television, to advertising, PR, and digital media * End-of-chapter exercises, discussion questions, and commentary boxes from a global group of scholars reinforce student learning, engage readers, and offer diverse perspectives

Keywords - A Vocabulary of Culture and Society (Paperback, New Ed): Raymond Williams Keywords - A Vocabulary of Culture and Society (Paperback, New Ed)
Raymond Williams
R282 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R76 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Raymond Williams' seminal exploration of the history of meaning of some of the most important words in the English language. First published in 1976, and expanded in 1983, KEYWORDS reveals how the meanings of 131 words - including 'art', 'class', 'family', 'media', 'sex' and 'tradition' - were formed and subsequently altered and redefined as the historical contexts in which they were used changed. Neither a defining dictionary or glossary, KEYWORDS is rather a brilliant investigation into how the meanings of some of the most important words in the English language have shifted over time, and the forces that brought about those shifts.

From Filmmaker Warriors to Flash Drive Shamans - Indigenous Media Production and Engagement in Latin America (Hardcover):... From Filmmaker Warriors to Flash Drive Shamans - Indigenous Media Production and Engagement in Latin America (Hardcover)
Richard Pace
R3,000 R1,999 Discovery Miles 19 990 Save R1,001 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Filmmaker Warriors to Flash Drive Shamans broadens the base of research on Indigenous media in Latin America through thirteen chapters that explore groups such as the Kayapo of Brazil, the Mapuche of Chile, the Kichwa of Ecuador, and the Ayuuk of Mexico, among others, as they engage video, DVDs, photography, television, radio, and the Internet. The authors cover a range of topics such as the prospects of collaborative film production, the complications of archiving materials, and the contrasting meanings of and even conflict over ""embedded aesthetics"" in media production, i.e., how media reflects in some fashion the ownership, authorship, and/or cultural sensibilities of its community of origin. Other topics include active audiences engaging television programming in unanticipated ways, philosophical ruminations about the voices of the dead captured on digital recorders, the innovative uses of digital platforms on the Internet to connect across generations and even across cultures, and the overall challenges to obtaining media sovereignty in all manners of media production. The book opens with contributions from the founders of Indigenous Media Studies, with an overview of global Indigenous media by Faye Ginsburg and an interview with Terence Turner that took place shortly before his death.

Bonfire of the Humanities - Television, Subliteracy, and Long-Term Memory Loss (Paperback, New Ed): David Marc Bonfire of the Humanities - Television, Subliteracy, and Long-Term Memory Loss (Paperback, New Ed)
David Marc
R463 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This work focuses on the relationship between the rise of the multi-media environment - television and motion pictures - and the decline of the humanities in academia, the changing role of print literacy, and the disintegration of historical consciousness.

Intern Insider - Getting the Most Out of Your Internship in the Entertainment Field (Paperback): Tammy Trujillo Intern Insider - Getting the Most Out of Your Internship in the Entertainment Field (Paperback)
Tammy Trujillo
R530 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R30 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Internships have all but became a requirement when starting out in the fields of entertainment and broadcasting. Students need these internships not only to get their foot in the door, but to gain valuable experience that gives them an advantage when going for that first job in the industry. Intern Insider helps students navigate the often daunting task of finding an internship, and equips readers to use the experience learned to begin a strong career in the entertainment world. As both a professional broadcaster and college professor, author Tammy Trujillo approaches the topic of internships from both sides: what the student and intern site hope to gain. She provides various valuable perspectives throughout the book, including student assessments on their internship experiences, case studies of those who have turned their internships into careers, and interviews with internship site coordinators. Her breadth of knowledge and experience make for a ground-level book both informative and useful. In the competitive landscape of today's entertainment and broadcasting worlds, Intern Insider provides students with all the tools they need to make the most of their internships and jumpstart their careers! Also visit http://www.interninsider-thebook.com/

Guns, an American Conversation - How to Bridge Political Divides (Standard format, CD): Nicole Lewis Guns, an American Conversation - How to Bridge Political Divides (Standard format, CD)
Nicole Lewis; The Editors at Spaceship Media
R700 R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Save R188 (27%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Neoliberal Nonfictions - The Documentary Aesthetic from Joan Didion to Jay-Z (Paperback): Daniel Worden Neoliberal Nonfictions - The Documentary Aesthetic from Joan Didion to Jay-Z (Paperback)
Daniel Worden
R829 Discovery Miles 8 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With the ascendancy of neoliberalism in American culture beginning in the 1960s, the political structures governing private lives became more opaque and obscure. Neoliberal Nonfictions argues that a new style of documentary art emerged to articulate the fissures between individual experience and reality in the era of finance capitalism. In this wide-ranging study, Daniel Worden touches on issues ranging from urban poverty and criminal justice to environmental collapse and international politics. He examines the impact of local struggles and global markets on music, from D. A. Pennebaker's infamous Dylan documentary Dont Look Back to Kendrick Lamar's breakthrough album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. He details the emergence of the hustler as an icon of neoliberal individualism in Jay-Z's autobiography Decoded, Alex Haley's Autobiography of Malcom X, and Hunter S. Thompson's "gonzo" journalism. He looks at how contemporary works such as Maggie Nelson's memoir The Red Parts and Taryn Simon's photography series The Innocents challenge the moral simplifications of traditional true crime writing. In his conclusion, he explores the dominance of memoir as a literary mode in the neoliberal era, particularly focusing on works by Joan Didion and Dave Eggers. Documentary has become the aesthetic of our age, harnessing the irreconcilable distance between individual and society as a site for aesthetic experimentation across media, from journalism and photography to memoir, music, and film. Both a symptom of and a response to the emergence of economic neoliberalism, the documentary aesthetic is central to how we understand ourselves and our world today.

Merchants of Truth - Inside the News Revolution (Hardcover): Jill Abramson Merchants of Truth - Inside the News Revolution (Hardcover)
Jill Abramson 1
R729 R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Save R152 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Merchants of Truth by Jill Abramson, former editor of The New York Times, is the gripping and definitive in-the-room account of the revolution that has swept the news industry over the last decade and reshaped our world. 'A cracking, essential read ... [Abramson] knows where most of the bodies are buried and is prepared to draw the reader a detailed map' Guardian 'A masterwork ... vastly useful' Financial Times Drawing on revelatory access, Abramson takes us behind the scenes at four media titans during the most volatile years in news history. Two are maverick upstarts: BuzzFeed, the brain-child of virtuoso clickbait scientist Jonah Perretti, and VICE, led by the booze-fuelled anarcho-hipster Shane Smith. Their viral technology and disregard for the long-established standards of news journalism allow them to build game-changing billion-dollar businesses out of the millennial taste for puppies and nudity. The two others are among the world's most venerable news institutions: The New York Times, owned and run for generations by the Sulzberger dynasty, and The Washington Post, also family-owned but soon to be bought by the world's richest merchant of all, Jeff Bezos. Here Abramson reveals first-hand the seismic clashes that take place in the boardrooms and newsrooms as they are forced to choose between their cherished principles - objectivity and impartiality - and survival in a world where online advertising via Facebook and Google seems the only life-raft. We are with the deal-making tycoons, thrusting reporters and hard-bitten editors, the egomaniacs, bullshitters, provocateurs and bullies, as some surf and others drown in the breaking wave of change. And we watch as the survivors confront the horrifying cost of their success: sexual scandal, fake news, the election of President Trump, the shaking of democracy. Exposing the people and decisions that brought us to now, Merchants of Truth is a major book that breaks the ultimate news story of our times.

The Future of Change - How Technology Shapes Social Revolutions (Hardcover): Ray Brescia The Future of Change - How Technology Shapes Social Revolutions (Hardcover)
Ray Brescia
R660 R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Save R142 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In The Future of Change, Ray Brescia identifies a series of "social innovation moments" in American history. Through these moments-during which social movements have embraced advances in communications technologies-he illuminates the complicated, dangerous, innovative, and exciting relationship between these technologies, social movements, and social change. Brescia shows that, almost without fail, developments in how we communicate shape social movements, just as those movements change the very technologies themselves. From the printing press to the television, social movements have leveraged communications technologies to advance change. In this moment of rapidly evolving communications, it's imperative to assess the role that the Internet, mobile devices, and social media can play in promoting social justice. But first we must look to the past, to examples of movements throughout American history that successfully harnessed communications technology, thus facilitating positive social change. Such movements embraced new communications technologies to help organize their communities; to form grassroots networks in order to facilitate face-to-face interactions; and to promote positive, inclusive messaging that stressed their participants' shared dignity and humanity. Using the past as prologue, The Future of Change provides effective lessons in the use of communications technology so that we can have the best communicative tools at our disposal-both now and in the future.

The Media and Public Life - A History (Paperback): John Nerone The Media and Public Life - A History (Paperback)
John Nerone
R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 In this lucid and intelligent guide, John Nerone traces the history of the media in public life. His unconventional account decenters professional journalism from its central role in providing information to the people and reconceives it as part of a broader set of media practices that work together to represent the public. The result is a sensitive study of the relationship between media and society that sheds light on the past, present and future of news and public life. The book demonstrates clearly that the media have always been deeply embedded in social, economic, and political institutions and structures. Large transformations and historical shifts are brought to life in the book through closer study of key moments of change such as the rise of liberal political institutions, the market revolution, the industrial revolution, bureaucratization and professionalization, globalization, and the ongoing digital revolution. By integrating theoretical concepts with detailed and vivid historical examples, Nerone shows how print and news media became entangled with public institutions. The Media and Public Life brings new light on the ways in which people have understood the meaning of a free and democratic media system. It is essential reading for all students and scholars of media, history and society.

Prime Time, Prime Movers - From I Love Lucy to L.A. Law America's Greatest TV Shows and the People Who Created Them... Prime Time, Prime Movers - From I Love Lucy to L.A. Law America's Greatest TV Shows and the People Who Created Them (Paperback, New Ed)
David Marc
R483 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Television is the most maligned of the modern media. Critics and even viewers casually call it the "boob tube" or the "idiot box" or even "bubble gum for the eyes". But in the hands of certain individuals it can become a creative canvas, a dramatic art that opens a distinctive window on our culture. There is a growing argument--an auteur theory--that despite all the commercial constraints, the television producer is capable of using TV as a medium of personal expression. Prime Time, Prime Movers is an entertaining and informative guide to the major creators of televisual art who have emerged over the past forty-five years. From dominant performers such as Jackie Gleason and Carol Burnett to powerhouse producers such as Norman Lear and Steven Bochco, it reviews the stories and styles of the most important architects of the airwaves. Milton Berle brought a "hellzapoppin'" vaudeville aesthetic to TV. Gleason used it as an autobiographical medium. Red Skelton was the classic clown from the heartland. Paul Henning, who created, wrote, and produced The Beverly Hillbillies, was himself a kid from Missouri who grew up to become a millionaire in Los Angeles. Norman Lear modeled Archie Bunker after his own cantankerous father. Steven Bochco productions, such as Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law, made TV watching respectable for yuppies. Authors David Marc and Robert J. Thompson are the most outspoken proponents of the auteur argument. Covering a broad spectrum of TV programming formats, from old-time variety shows to sitcoms, from action/adventure shows to documentaries, from gameshows to soap operas, they challenge the tastes and interests of television viewers--a group roughly equivalent to theAmerican population at large.

Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Ian Hargreaves Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Ian Hargreaves
R223 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R44 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Journalism entered the twenty-first century caught in a paradox. The world had more journalism, across a wider range of media, than at any time since the birth of the western free press in the eighteenth century. Western journalists had found themselves under a cloud of suspicion: from politicians, philosophers, the general public, anti-globalization radicals, religious groups, and even from fellow journalists. Critics argued that the news industry had lost its moral bearings, focusing on high investment returns rather than reporting and analysing the political, economic, and social issues of the day. Journalism has a central and profound impact on our worldview; we find it everywhere from newspapers and television, to radio and the Internet. In the new edition of this thought-provoking and provocative Very Short Introduction, Ian Hargreaves examines the world of contemporary journalism. By looking not only at what journalism has been in the past, but also what it is becoming in the digital age, he examines the big issues relating to reportage, warfare, celebrity culture, privacy, and technology worldwide. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Location Technologies in International Context (Paperback): Rowan Wilken, Gerard Goggin, Heather A. Horst Location Technologies in International Context (Paperback)
Rowan Wilken, Gerard Goggin, Heather A. Horst
R946 Discovery Miles 9 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Location Technologies in International Context offers the first international account of location technologies (in an expanded sense) and brings together a range of contributions on these technologies and their various cultures of use within the Global South. This collection asks: How, within the Global South, do location technologies differ across national markets, geo-linguistic communities and cultural contexts? What are the contrasting or shared meanings and practices associated with location technologies? And what innovative practices and new (or reinvigorated) theory may emerge from attention to the Global South? In exploring these questions, the collection contributes to our understanding of social, cultural, gendered and political relations on a global and local scale. Location Technologies in International Context is ideal for a range of disciplines, including cultural, communication and media studies; anthropology, sociology and geography; new media, Internet and mobile studies; and informatics and development studies.

The Media Education Manifesto (Paperback): David Buckingham The Media Education Manifesto (Paperback)
David Buckingham
R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the age of social media, fake news and data-driven capitalism, the need for critical understanding is more urgent than ever. Half-baked ideas about 'media literacy' will lead us nowhere: we need a comprehensive and coherent educational approach. We all need to think critically about how media work, how they represent the world, and how they are produced and used. In this manifesto, leading scholar David Buckingham makes a passionate case for media education. He outlines its key aims and principles, and explores how it can and should be updated to take account of the changing media environment. Concise, authoritative and forcefully argued, The Media Education Manifesto is essential reading for anyone involved in media and education, from scholars and practitioners to students and their parents.

LIFE Story - The Education of an American Journalist (Paperback): Gerald Moore LIFE Story - The Education of an American Journalist (Paperback)
Gerald Moore
R604 R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Before Americans got their news from television, they got it from LIFE, the weekly magazine that set the standard for photojournalism. In LIFE Story Gerald Moore-a writer and editor who worked at the magazine in the last glory years before TV made it obsolete-recalls the dizzying excitement and glamor of LIFE's fast-moving, powerful approach to spreading the news. Moore covered the major stories of the late 1960s and early 1970s: LSD, assassinations, the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, the McCarthy campaign, urban riots, the My Lai massacre, and the beginnings of feminism. Before joining LIFE at the age of twenty-five, he worked as a police officer in Albuquerque and then a reporter at the Albuquerque Tribune-both jobs teaching him the tools of his trade. His story offers a wonderful look back at the good and the bad old days of journalism.

Landscapes of Capital (Paperback): Robert Goldman, Stephen Papson Landscapes of Capital (Paperback)
Robert Goldman, Stephen Papson
R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Every era has its dominant representations. Just as landscape painters of previous centuries captured and expressed new modes of perceiving history, corporate advertisers now devise the imagined landscapes of global capitalism. Advertising functions as an omnipresent discursive form, publicly assembling and circulating the predominant tropes of our era. This project is based on the premise that corporate advertising's landscapes help shape our epoch's imaginative conceptualizations of the spatial relations, the temporal flows, and the cultural geographies that correspond to the emergence of a high-tech global economy.

In "Landscapes of Capital" Robert Goldman and Steven Papson examine how corporate television ads from the last fifteen years have organized predominant images, tropes and narrative representations of a world in transition. The volume takes particular interest in how relations of space, time, speed, capital, technology and globalization are narratively represented in advertising. Goldman and Papson skillfully demonstrate how Capital represents itself at a moment of critical historical transition - the passage into high-tech globalization and the crises associated with it. They argue that corporate ads can be read to reveal how Capital represents itself and the world that is being wrought - in terms of the signifiers it prefers and the stories it tells.

Ribbon of Darkness - Inferencing from the Shadowy Arts and Sciences (Paperback): Barbara Maria Stafford Ribbon of Darkness - Inferencing from the Shadowy Arts and Sciences (Paperback)
Barbara Maria Stafford
R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over the course of her career, Barbara Stafford has established herself the preeminent scholar of the intersections of the arts and sciences, articulating new theories and methods for understanding the sublime, the mysterious, the inscrutable. Omnivorous in her research, she has published work that embraces neuroscience and philosophy, biology and culture, pinpointing connections among each discipline's parallel concerns. Ribbon of Darkness is a monument to the scope of her work and the range of her intellect. At times associative, but always incisive, the essays in this new volume take on a distinctly contemporary purpose: to uncover the ethical force and moral aspects of overlapping scientific and creative inquiries. This shared territory, Stafford argues, offers important insights into--and clarifications of--current dilemmas about personhood, the supposedly menial nature of manual skill, the questionable borderlands of gene editing, the potentially refining value of dualism, and the limits of a materialist worldview. Stafford organizes these essays around three concepts that structure the book: inscrutability, ineffability, and intuitability. All three, she explains, allow us to examine how both the arts and the sciences imaginatively infer meaning from the "veiled behavior of matter," bringing these historically divided subjects into a shared intellectual inquiry and imbuing them with an ethical urgency. A vanguard work at the intersection of the arts and sciences, this book will be sure to guide readers from either realm into unfamiliar yet undeniably fertile territory.

Emotions, Media and Politics (Paperback): Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Emotions, Media and Politics (Paperback)
Karin Wahl-Jorgensen
R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Emotions have long been neglected in media research, although their role is a vital ingredient in shaping our shared stories and the ways we engage with them. But emotions, as they circulate through the media, can also be divisive and exclusionary. Karin Wahl-Jorgensen makes the case for researching the role of emotions in mediated politics. Drawing on a series of studies, she explores the complex relationship between emotions, politics and media. The book includes analyses of how Facebook structures emotional reactions; the anger of Donald Trump; the use of personal storytelling in feminist Twitter hashtags; the role of emotionality in award-winning journalism; and the communities created by political fandoms. Essential reading for scholars and students, this important volume opens up new ways of thinking about and researching emotions, media and politics.

Participatory Culture in a Networked Era - A Conversation on Youth, Learning, Commerce, and Politics (Paperback): Henry... Participatory Culture in a Networked Era - A Conversation on Youth, Learning, Commerce, and Politics (Paperback)
Henry Jenkins, Mizuko It o, Danah Boyd
R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the last two decades, both the conception and the practice of participatory culture have been transformed by the new affordances enabled by digital, networked, and mobile technologies. This exciting new book explores that transformation by bringing together three leading figures in conversation. Jenkins, Ito and boyd examine the ways in which our personal and professional lives are shaped by experiences interacting with and around emerging media. Stressing the social and cultural contexts of participation, the authors describe the process of diversification and mainstreaming that has transformed participatory culture. They advocate a move beyond individualized personal expression and argue for an ethos of doing it together in addition to doing it yourself. Participatory Culture in a Networked Era will interest students and scholars of digital media and their impact on society and will engage readers in a broader dialogue and conversation about their own participatory practices in this digital age.

Life after Privacy - Reclaiming Democracy in a Surveillance Society (Paperback): Firmin DeBrabander Life after Privacy - Reclaiming Democracy in a Surveillance Society (Paperback)
Firmin DeBrabander
R584 Discovery Miles 5 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Privacy is gravely endangered in the digital age, and we, the digital citizens, are its principal threat, willingly surrendering it to avail ourselves of new technology, and granting the government and corporations immense power over us. In this highly original work, Firmin DeBrabander begins with this premise and asks how we can ensure and protect our freedom in the absence of privacy. Can-and should-we rally anew to support this institution? Is privacy so important to political liberty after all? DeBrabander makes the case that privacy is a poor foundation for democracy, that it is a relatively new value that has been rarely enjoyed throughout history-but constantly persecuted-and politically and philosophically suspect. The vitality of the public realm, he argues, is far more significant to the health of our democracy, but is equally endangered-and often overlooked-in the digital age.

Outsiders at Home - The Politics of American Islamophobia (Paperback): Nazita Lajevardi Outsiders at Home - The Politics of American Islamophobia (Paperback)
Nazita Lajevardi
R592 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Discrimination against Muslim Americans has soared over the last two decades with hostility growing especially acute since 2016 - in no small part due to targeted attacks by policymakers and media. Outsiders at Home offers the first systematic, empirically driven examination of status of Muslim Americans in US democracy, evaluating the topic from a variety of perspectives. To what extent do Muslim Americans face discrimination by legislators, the media, and the general public? What trends do we see over time, and how have conditions shifted? What, if anything, can be done to reverse course? How do Muslim Americans view their position, and what are the psychic and sociopolitical tolls? Answering each of these questions, Nazita Lajevardi shows that the rampant, mostly negative discussion of Muslims in media and national discourse has yielded devastating political and social consequences.

Truth - 13 Reasons to Question Everything You Are Told (Paperback): Hector Macdonald Truth - 13 Reasons to Question Everything You Are Told (Paperback)
Hector Macdonald 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Macdonald zeros in on the slipperiness of factuality, offering an array of case studies from the worlds of history, commerce and – of course – politics.' New York Times

True or false? It’s rarely that simple.

There is always more than one truth in every story. Eating meat is nutritious but it’s also damaging to the environment. The Internet disseminates knowledge but it also spreads hatred. As communicators, we select the truths that are most useful to our agenda.

We can select truths constructively to inspire nations, encourage children, and drive progressive change. Or we can select truths that give a false impression of reality, misleading people without actually lying. Others can do the same, motivating or deceiving us with the truth.

In Truth, communications strategy expert Hector Macdonald explores how truth is used and abused in politics, business, the media and everyday life. Combining great storytelling with practical takeaways and a litany of fascinating, funny and insightful case studies, Truth is a chilling and engaging read about how profoundly our mindsets and actions are influenced by the truths that those around us choose to tell.

For fans of Factfulness, A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics and The Art of Thinking Clearly, a fascinating dive into the many ways in which ‘competing truths’ shape our opinions, behaviours and beliefs.

Multilingual Youth Practices in Computer Mediated Communication (Hardcover): Cecelia Cutler, Unn Royneland Multilingual Youth Practices in Computer Mediated Communication (Hardcover)
Cecelia Cutler, Unn Royneland
R2,571 R2,117 Discovery Miles 21 170 Save R454 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With an eye to the playful, reflexive, self-conscious ways in which global youth engage with each other online, this volume analyzes user-generated data from these interactions to show how communication technologies and multilingual resources are deployed to project local as well as trans-local orientations. With examples from a range of multilingual settings, each author explores how youth exploit the creative, heteroglossic potential of their linguistic repertoires, from rudimentary attempts to engage with others in a second language to hybrid multilingual practices. Often, their linguistic, orthographic, and stylistic choices challenge linguistic purity and prescriptive correctness, yet, in other cases, their utterances constitute language policing, linking 'standardness' or 'correctness' to piety, trans-local affiliation, or national belonging. Written for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in linguistics, applied linguistics, education and media and communication studies, this volume is a timely and readymade resource for researching online multilingualism with a range of methodologies and perspectives.

Information Wars - How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do about It (Paperback): Richard Stengel Information Wars - How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do about It (Paperback)
Richard Stengel
R428 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R78 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Disinformation is as old as humanity. When Satan told Eve nothing would happen if she bit the apple, that was disinformation. But the rise of social media has made disinformation even more pervasive and pernicious in our current era. In a disturbing turn of events, governments are increasingly using disinformation to create their own false narratives, and democracies are proving not to be very good at fighting it. During the final three years of the Obama administration, Richard Stengel, the former editor of Time and an Under Secretary of State, was on the front lines of this new global information war. At the time, he was the single person in government tasked with unpacking, disproving, and combating both ISIS's messaging and Russian disinformation. Then, in 2016, as the presidential election unfolded, Stengel watched as Donald Trump used disinformation himself, weaponizing the grievances of Americans who felt left out by modernism. In fact, Stengel quickly came to see how all three players had used the same playbook: ISIS sought to make Islam great again; Putin tried to make Russia great again; and we all know about Trump. In a narrative that is by turns dramatic and eye-opening, Information Wars walks readers through of this often frustrating battle. Stengel moves through Russia and Ukraine, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, and introduces characters from Putin to Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Mohamed bin Salman to show how disinformation is impacting our global society. He illustrates how ISIS terrorized the world using social media, and how the Russians launched a tsunami of disinformation around the annexation of Crimea - a scheme that became the model for their interference with the 2016 presidential election. An urgent book for our times, Information Wars stresses that we must find a way to combat this ever growing threat to democracy.

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