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Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies > Media studies

Persuasive Communication Skills - Public Speaking (Paperback): Sheila L Steinberg Persuasive Communication Skills - Public Speaking (Paperback)
Sheila L Steinberg
R378 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R63 (17%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The "Introduction to Communication" series is a seven-book series developed by the Department of Communication of the University of South Africa (UNISA) as a successor to the Communicamus monographs. Covering topics in interpersonal, small-group, organizational and mass communication, the series forms the basis of UNISA's undergraduate programme in communication studies. Its graphic, interactive format complemented by an informal style makes it suitable for use by anyone needing insight into one of our most natural but complicated tools - communication. Each chapter gives the reader an overview, a list of key terms and a set of learning objectives before introducing its content. Activities reinforce and expand learning through self-evaluation, a concluding summary contextualises new knowledge and suggested-reading lists encourage further learning. The communication series is being revised and modularised along outcomes based education principles. The new series will be very suitable for semesterised courses.

The Artist in the Machine - The World of AI-Powered Creativity (Hardcover): Arthur I.Miller The Artist in the Machine - The World of AI-Powered Creativity (Hardcover)
Arthur I.Miller
R586 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R165 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An authority on creativity introduces us to AI-powered computers that are creating art, literature, and music that may well surpass the creations of humans. Today's computers are composing music that sounds "more Bach than Bach," turning photographs into paintings in the style of Van Gogh's Starry Night, and even writing screenplays. But are computers truly creative-or are they merely tools to be used by musicians, artists, and writers? In this book, Arthur I. Miller takes us on a tour of creativity in the age of machines. Miller, an authority on creativity, identifies the key factors essential to the creative process, from "the need for introspection" to "the ability to discover the key problem." He talks to people on the cutting edge of artificial intelligence, encountering computers that mimic the brain and machines that have defeated champions in chess, Jeopardy!, and Go. In the central part of the book, Miller explores the riches of computer-created art, introducing us to artists and computer scientists who have, among much else, unleashed an artificial neural network to create a nightmarish, multi-eyed dog-cat; taught AI to imagine; developed a robot that paints; created algorithms for poetry; and produced the world's first computer-composed musical, Beyond the Fence, staged by Android Lloyd Webber and friends. But, Miller writes, in order to be truly creative, machines will need to step into the world. He probes the nature of consciousness and speaks to researchers trying to develop emotions and consciousness in computers. Miller argues that computers can already be as creative as humans-and someday will surpass us. But this is not a dystopian account; Miller celebrates the creative possibilities of artificial intelligence in art, music, and literature.

Zucked - Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe (Hardcover): Roger McNamee Zucked - Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe (Hardcover)
Roger McNamee 1
R405 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R120 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the dramatic story of how a noted tech venture capitalist, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it. If you had told Roger McNamee three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying democracy, he would have howled with laughter. He had mentored many tech leaders in his illustrious career as an investor, but few things had made him prouder, or been better for his fund's bottom line, than his early service to Mark Zuckerberg. Still a large shareholder in Facebook, he had every good reason to stay on the bright side. Until he simply couldn't. Zucked is McNamee's intimate reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the world's most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is doing. It's a story that begins with a series of rude awakenings. First there is the author's dawning realization that the platform is being manipulated by some very bad actors. Then there is the even more unsettling realization that Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are unable or unwilling to share his concerns, polite as they may be to his face. And then comes Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, and the emergence of one horrific piece of news after another about the malign ends to which the Facebook platform has been put. To McNamee's shock, Facebook's leaders still duck and dissemble, viewing the matter as a public relations problem. Now thoroughly alienated, McNamee digs into the issue, and fortuitously meets up with some fellow travellers who share his concerns, and help him sharpen its focus. Soon he and a dream team of Silicon Valley technologists are charging into the fray, to raise consciousness about the existential threat of Facebook, and the persuasion architecture of the attention economy more broadly - to our public health and to our political order. Zucked is both an enthralling personal narrative and a masterful explication of the forces that have conspired to place us all on the horns of this dilemma. This is the story of a company and its leadership, but it's also a larger tale of a business sector unmoored from normal constraints, at a moment of political and cultural crisis, the worst possible time to be given new tools for summoning the darker angels of our nature and whipping them into a frenzy. This is a wise, hard-hitting, and urgently necessary account that crystallizes the issue definitively for the rest of us.

WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies for A Level Year 2 & A2 (Paperback): Christine Bell, Lucas Johnson WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies for A Level Year 2 & A2 (Paperback)
Christine Bell, Lucas Johnson
R653 Discovery Miles 6 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Written by experienced Media Studies teachers and examiners, and endorsed by WJEC, this new student book provides high quality support you can trust. / Created especially for the new WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies A Level Year 2 and A2 specifications being taught from September 2017. / Designed to encourage students to become confident, independent learners and develop the skills needed as a Media student. / All areas of the new specification are covered and supported by numerous highly-illustrated examples taken from the set products and optional choices. / The theoretical framework underpinning media studies is explored and applied to a range of media forms and products. / A dedicated chapter on the Non-Examined Assessment element of the specification provides clear guidance on how students will be assessed. / Exam guidance sections introduce students to practice questions and the new assessment objectives helping students with the skills they need for assessment. / Extension tasks help to stretch and challenge higher ability students.

The Contagious Commandments - Ten Steps to Brand Bravery (Hardcover): Paul Kemp Robertson, Chris Barth The Contagious Commandments - Ten Steps to Brand Bravery (Hardcover)
Paul Kemp Robertson, Chris Barth 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Contagion may alarm doctors but marketers thrive on it. Some concepts are so compelling you have to share them. But what makes an idea so infectious you can't keep it to yourself? And how can brands produce these kinds of ideas intentionally rather than by chance? Contagious, the globally renowned intelligence resource for the marketing industry, is dedicated to identifying and interrogating the world's most exceptional creative trends. And in The Contagious Commandments, Paul Kemp-Robertson and Chris Barth condense this valuable research into ten strategic takeaways for your own marketing revolution. Taking inspiration from disruptive campaigns from the likes of Patagonia, Nike, Safaricom, BrewDog, LEGO, Kenco, and dozens more, The Contagious Commandments explores how companies fuse creativity, technology and behavioural psychology to achieve truly original marketing ideas that have a positive impact on society and profits - and how your brand can too.

Zucked - Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe (Paperback): Roger McNamee Zucked - Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe (Paperback)
Roger McNamee 1
R403 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R142 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the dramatic story of how a noted tech venture capitalist, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it.

If you had told Roger McNamee three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying democracy, he would have howled with laughter. He had mentored many tech leaders in his illustrious career as an investor, but few things had made him prouder, or been better for his fund's bottom line, than his early service to Mark Zuckerberg. Still a large shareholder in Facebook, he had every good reason to stay on the bright side. Until he simply couldn't.

Zucked is McNamee's intimate reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the world's most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is doing. It's a story that begins with a series of rude awakenings. First there is the author's dawning realization that the platform is being manipulated by some very bad actors. Then there is the even more unsettling realization that Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are unable or unwilling to share his concerns, polite as they may be to his face.

And then comes Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, and the emergence of one horrific piece of news after another about the malign ends to which the Facebook platform has been put. To McNamee's shock, Facebook's leaders still duck and dissemble, viewing the matter as a public relations problem. Now thoroughly alienated, McNamee digs into the issue, and fortuitously meets up with some fellow travellers who share his concerns, and help him sharpen its focus. Soon he and a dream team of Silicon Valley technologists are charging into the fray, to raise consciousness about the existential threat of Facebook, and the persuasion architecture of the attention economy more broadly – to our public health and to our political order.

Zucked is both an enthralling personal narrative and a masterful explication of the forces that have conspired to place us all on the horns of this dilemma. This is the story of a company and its leadership, but it's also a larger tale of a business sector unmoored from normal constraints, at a moment of political and cultural crisis, the worst possible time to be given new tools for summoning the darker angels of our nature and whipping them into a frenzy. This is a wise, hard-hitting, and urgently necessary account that crystallizes the issue definitively for the rest of us.

AQA Media Studies for A Level Year 2: Student Book (Paperback): Stephanie Hendry, Elspeth Stevenson AQA Media Studies for A Level Year 2: Student Book (Paperback)
Stephanie Hendry, Elspeth Stevenson
R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Approved by AQA and created especially for the new AQA Media Studies A Level Year 2 specifications being taught from September 2017. / Written by experienced Media Studies teachers and examiners, this new student book offers high quality support you can trust. / Knowledge, understanding and skills are developed through the textbook and presented in a highly accessible way. / Includes practical approaches to developing skills, and contemporary case studies of media industries throughout. / The Non-Examined Assessment is supported with a chapter containing clear, student-focused guidance. / Contains practical suggestions for effective ways to deliver the subject content. / Designed for students of all ability levels with extension questions and tasks to stretch and challenge the most able learners.

Dataclysm - What Our Online Lives Tell Us About Our Offline Selves (Paperback): Christian Rudder Dataclysm - What Our Online Lives Tell Us About Our Offline Selves (Paperback)
Christian Rudder 1
R253 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R86 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An irreverent, provocative, and visually fascinating look at what our online lives reveal about who we really are - and how this deluge of data will transform the science of human behaviour. Big Data is used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us things we don't need. In `Dataclysm', Christian Rudder, founder of one of the world's biggest dating websites OkCupid, puts this flood of information to an entirely different use: understanding human nature. Drawing on terabytes of data from Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, OkCupid, and many other sites, Rudder examines the terrain of human experience to answer a range of questions: Does it matter where you went to school? How racist are we? How do political views alter relationships? Philosophers, psychologists, gene hunters and neuroscientists have tried to explain our flaws and foibles. Rudder shows that in today's era of social media, a powerful new approach is possible, one that reveals how we actually behave when we think no one's looking. Outrageous and illuminating, `Dataclysm', is a portrait of our essential selves - dark, absurd, occasionally noble - and a first look at a revolution in the making.

We Are in Open Circuits - Writings by Nam June Paik (Hardcover): Nam June Paik We Are in Open Circuits - Writings by Nam June Paik (Hardcover)
Nam June Paik; Edited by John G. Hanhardt, Gregory Zinman, Edith Decker-Phillips
R961 R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Save R221 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Essays, project plans, and correspondence from across Nam Jun Paik's career, much of it previously out of print or unpublished. Nam June Paik (1932-2006) is a pivotal figure in the history of modern art. Arguably the most important video artist of all time, and certainly among the most influential and prolific, Paik was a legendary innovator who transformed the electronic moving image into an artist's medium. He wrote incessantly-corresponding with friends, composing performance scores, making production notes for television projects, drafting plans for video installations, writing essays and articles. Celebrated for his visionary development of new artistic tools and for his pioneering work in video and television, Paik often wrote to sharpen his thinking and hone his ideas. He used the typewriter to fashion sentences that broke apart and reassembled themselves as he wrote, producing both poetic texts and aesthetic objects on the page. This first extensive collection of Paik's writings includes many previously unpublished and out-of-print texts. Drawing on materials from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Nam June Paik Archive and from a range of international publications, We Are in Open Circuits offers important but long-unavailable essays, including "Global Groove and Video Common Market"; unpublished writings on such topics as his creative partnership with the cellist Charlotte Moorman and the role of public television; a substantial part of his compilation "Scrutable Chinese"; and detailed plans for some of his groundbreaking broadcast works, including the trio Good Morning, Mr. Orwell (1984), Bye Bye Kipling (1986), and Wrap Around the World (1988). It also includes nearly 150 pages that reproduce Paik's original typed and handwritten pages, letting readers see his writing in various stages of inspiration and execution.

The Flickering Page - The Reading Experience in Digital Times (Paperback): M. Allen Cunningham The Flickering Page - The Reading Experience in Digital Times (Paperback)
M. Allen Cunningham; Illustrated by Nathan Shields
R225 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R44 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
American Indians and the Mass Media (Paperback, New): Meta G. Carstarphen, John P. Sanchez American Indians and the Mass Media (Paperback, New)
Meta G. Carstarphen, John P. Sanchez
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Mention "American Indian," and the first image that comes to most people's minds is likely to be a figment of the American mass media: A war-bonneted chief. The Land O' Lakes maiden. Most American Indians in the twenty-first century live in urban areas, so why do the mass media still rely on Indian imagery stuck in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? How can more accurate views of contemporary Indian cultures replace such stereotypes? These and similar questions ground the essays collected in "American Indians and the Mass Media, " which explores Native experience and the mainstream media's impact on American Indian histories, cultures, and communities.

Chronicling milestones in the relationship between Indians and the media, some of the chapters employ a historical perspective, and others focus on contemporary practices and new technologies. All foreground American Indian perspectives missing in other books on mass communication. The historical studies examine treatment of Indians in America's first newspaper, published in seventeenth-century Boston, and in early Cherokee newspapers; "Life" magazine's depictions of Indians, including the famous photograph of Ira Hayes raising the flag at Iwo Jima; and the syndicated feature stories of Elmo Scott Watson. Among the chapters on more contemporary issues, one discusses campaigns to change offensive place-names and sports team mascots, and another looks at recent movies such as "Smoke Signals" and television programs that are gradually overturning the "movie Indian" stereotypes of the twentieth century.

Particularly valuable are the essays highlighting authentic tribal voices in current and future media. Mark Trahant chronicles the formation of the Native American Journalists Association, perhaps the most important early Indian advocacy organization, which he helped found. As the contributions on new media point out, American Indians with access to a computer can tell their own stories--instantly to millions of people--making social networking and other Internet tools effective means for combating stereotypes.

Including discussion questions for each essay and an extensive bibliography, "American Indians and the Mass Media" is a unique educational resource.

The Bootle Boy - an untidy life in news (Paperback): Les Hinton The Bootle Boy - an untidy life in news (Paperback)
Les Hinton 1
R319 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R117 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A brilliantly evocative memoir from the golden age of newspaper publishing, from a man who helped define our modern media. As Rupert Murdoch's right-hand man for over five decades, Les Hinton witnessed the transformation of our media landscape. From copy boy at Murdoch's first paper to senior executive at News Corp, his stories about Clinton and Blair, Brown and Cameron, Princess Diana, Johnny Rotten, phone-hacking, and the man himself, Rupert Murdoch, are as insightful as they are revolutionary. This is one of the defining media memoirs of our age.

New media in the information society (Paperback): Z. Lesame, B. Mbatha, S. Sindane New media in the information society (Paperback)
Z. Lesame, B. Mbatha, S. Sindane 1
R495 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R36 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

Since their emergence around 1985, the new media have significantly changed the way in which we, the consumers, view and interact with our everyday world. Developed countries already have access to advanced new media applications, while developing countries are continually making innovations and increasing their presence in the new media sector. New media in the information society discusses social, economic, educational, political and regulatory aspects of the new media, as well as their impact on society and users in general. New media in the information society guides the student through the world of new media - from earliest history to modern-day theories and applications. Large-scale issues such as e-government, cyber crime and Internet policy are explored, although the focus remains on the impact of new media on the individual. Revision questions are provided for each chapter. Contents include the following: Social networking; virtual worlds; new media and journalism: offline and online newspapers and magazines; mobile telecommunications, promotion and distribution; globalisation and the public broadcaster; information and communication technology infrastructure in South Africa and the rest of Africa; internet addiction disorder. New media in the information society is aimed at senior undergraduate students who are studying new media courses or information and communication technology modules, as well as at students of telecommunications policy and regulation. Telecommunications policy researchers and ICT sector analysts will also find this book useful.

The Medium is the Massage - An Inventory of Effects (Paperback): John Berger, Marshall McLuhan, Susan Sontag, Bruno Munari The Medium is the Massage - An Inventory of Effects (Paperback)
John Berger, Marshall McLuhan, Susan Sontag, Bruno Munari
R212 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R75 (35%) In stock

In a dazzling fusion of Quentin Fiore's bold and inventive graphic design and Marshall McLuhan's unique insight into technology, advertising and mass-media, The Medium is the Massage is a unique study of human communication in the twentieth century, published in Penguin Modern Classics Marshall McLuhan is the man who predicted the all-pervasive rise of modern mass media. Blending text, image and photography, his 1960 classic The Medium is the Massage illustrates how the growth of technology utterly reshapes society, personal lives and sensory perceptions, so that we are effectively transformed by the means we use to communicate. His theories, many of which are illustrated in this astonishing 'inventory of effects', force us to question how modes of communication have shaped society. This concept, and his ideas such as rolling, up-to-the-minute news broadcasts and the media 'Global Village' have proved decades ahead of their time. How do we see the world around us? The 'Penguin on Design' series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) was a Canadian educator, philosopher and scholar - a professor of English Literature, a literary critic and a communications theorist. McLuhan's work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory. Among his other works are The Mechanical Bride (1951), The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962) and Understanding Media (1964). Quentin Fiore (b. 1920) is a graphic designer renowned for his collaborations with writers including the academic Marshall McLuhan and the futurist and engineer Buckminster Fuller. If you enjoyed The Medium is the Massage, you might like Bruno Munari's Design as Art, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The media prophet of the 1960s' The New York Times 'In the tumult of the digital revolution, McLuhan is relevant anew' Wired

Shooting the Messenger - The Political Impact of War Reporting (Paperback): Paul Moorcraft, Philip M. Taylor Shooting the Messenger - The Political Impact of War Reporting (Paperback)
Paul Moorcraft, Philip M. Taylor
R352 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R93 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As the literature on military-media relations grows, it is informed by antagonism either from journalists who report on wars or from ex-soldiers in their memoirs. Academics who attempt more judicious accounts rarely have any professional military or media experience.A working knowledge of the operational constraints of both professions underscores "Shooting the Messenger." A veteran war correspondent and think tank director, Paul L. Moorcraft has served in the British Ministry of Defence, while historian-by-training Philip M. Taylor is a professor of international communications who has lectured widely to the U.S. military and at NATO institutions. Some of the topics they examine in this wide-ranging history of military-media relations are: the interface between soldiers and civilian reporters covering conflicts the sometimes grey area between reporters right or need to know and the operational security constraints imposed by the military the military 's manipulation of journalists who accept it as a trade-off for safer battlefield access the resultant gap between images of war and their reality the evolving nature of media technology and the difficulties and opportunities this poses to the military journalistic performance in reporting conflict as an observer or a participantMoorcraft and Taylor provide a bridge over which each side can pass and a path to mutual understanding.

How to Read Donald Duck - Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic (Paperback): Ariel Dorfman, Armand Mattelart How to Read Donald Duck - Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic (Paperback)
Ariel Dorfman, Armand Mattelart 1
R345 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R71 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

First published in 1971, How to Read Donald Duck shocked readers by revealing how capitalist ideology operates in our most beloved cartoons. Having survived bonfires, impounding and being dumped into the ocean by the Chilean army, this controversial book is once again back on our shelves. Written and published during the blossoming of Salvador Allende's revolutionary socialism, the book examines how Disney comics not only reflect capitalist ideology, but are active agents working in this ideology's favour. Focusing on the hapless mice and ducks of Disney, curiously parentless, marginalised and always short of cash, Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart expose how these characters established hegemonic ideas about capital, race, gender and the relationship between developed countries and the Third World. A devastating indictment of a media giant, a document of twentieth-century political upheaval, and a reminder of the dark undercurrent of pop culture, How to Read Donald Duck is once again available, together with a new introduction by Ariel Dorfman.

How Change Happens (Hardcover): Cass R. Sunstein How Change Happens (Hardcover)
Cass R. Sunstein
R645 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R198 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The different ways that social change happens, from unleashing to nudging to social cascades. How does social change happen? When do social movements take off? Sexual harassment was once something that women had to endure; now a movement has risen up against it. White nationalist sentiments, on the other hand, were largely kept out of mainstream discourse; now there is no shortage of media outlets for them. In this book, with the help of behavioral economics, psychology, and other fields, Cass Sunstein casts a bright new light on how change happens. Sunstein focuses on the crucial role of social norms-and on their frequent collapse. When norms lead people to silence themselves, even an unpopular status quo can persist. Then one day, someone challenges the norm-a child who exclaims that the emperor has no clothes; a woman who says "me too." Sometimes suppressed outrage is unleashed, and long-standing practices fall. Sometimes change is more gradual, as "nudges" help produce new and different decisions-apps that count calories; texted reminders of deadlines; automatic enrollment in green energy or pension plans. Sunstein explores what kinds of nudges are effective and shows why nudges sometimes give way to bans and mandates. Finally, he considers social divisions, social cascades, and "partyism," when identification with a political party creates a strong bias against all members of an opposing party-which can both fuel and block social change.

Hashtag (Paperback): Elizabeth Losh Hashtag (Paperback)
Elizabeth Losh
R228 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R52 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Hashtags silence as well as shout. They originate in the quiet of the archive and the breathless suspense of the control room, as well as in the roar of rallies in the streets. The #hashtag is a composite creation, with two separate design histories: one involving the crosshatch symbol and one about the choice of letters after it. Celebration and criticism of hashtag activism rarely addresses the hashtag itself as an object or tries to locate its place in the history of writing for machines. Although hashtags tend to be associated with Silicon Valley invention myths or celebrity power users, the story of the hashtag is much more interesting and surprising, speaking to how we think about naming, identity, and ownership. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.

War and the Media - A Random Searchlight (Hardcover): John Stanier, Miles Hudson War and the Media - A Random Searchlight (Hardcover)
John Stanier, Miles Hudson
R1,987 Discovery Miles 19 870 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

During the Gulf war, news of the conflict was virtually harnessed by the American-led alliance. Yet, when U.S. soldiers moved on Somalia without resistance, their landing was lent a surreal quality by hordes of journalists filming their every maneuver. In this age of instant communication, wars are often defined by their coverage, as with Vietnam; yet the symbiosis between warriors and journalists has a long history.

War and the Media provides a sweeping overview of how the media has covered international conflicts in this century. Devoting each of the book's twelve chapters to a particular conflict, from the world wars to Vietnam, the Falklands, the Gulf War, and the Balkans, Miles Hudson and John Stanier here trace the evolution of the often contentious and always dramatic role of the media in twentieth-century military campaigns.

Not Buying It (Paperback): Charlotte A. Henry Not Buying It (Paperback)
Charlotte A. Henry
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We are living in the `post-truth' era - a time of alternative facts, fake news, social media echo chambers, dodgy statistics and outright lies. Caught in the middle of a tsunami of information, we are arguably more politically engaged than ever; but when politicians and the media tell us the truth, we're just not buying it. How did it come to this? And what responsibility do citizens have to check sources, to educate ourselves, and to pay for news? How do we stay reliably informed in a world where truth is supposedly a thing of the past? In Not Buying It, Charlotte Henry looks at the facts behind fake news, talking to some of the major players and key thinkers in politics and media to provide context, explanation, and, crucially, solutions. It's time to take the truth back.

Propaganda & Persuasion (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Garth S. Jowett, Victoria J. O'Donnell Propaganda & Persuasion (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Garth S. Jowett, Victoria J. O'Donnell
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Propaganda and Persuasion, Sixth Edition, by Garth S. Jowett and Victoria O'Donnell, is the only book of its kind to comprehensively cover the history of propaganda and offer insightful definitions and methods to analyze it. Fascinating examples, from ancient times to present day, facilitate a solid understanding of what propaganda is. The book includes current research in propaganda and persuasion, discusses the use of propaganda in psychological warfare, and offers students a systematic approach to analyzing the propaganda and persuasion they will encounter in everyday life.

Abstinence Cinema - Virginity and the Rhetoric of Sexual Purity in Contemporary Film (Hardcover): Casey Ryan Kelly Abstinence Cinema - Virginity and the Rhetoric of Sexual Purity in Contemporary Film (Hardcover)
Casey Ryan Kelly
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From the perspective of cultural conservatives, Hollywood movies are cesspools of vice, exposing impressionable viewers to pernicious sexually-permissive messages. Offering a groundbreaking study of Hollywood films produced since 2000, Abstinence Cinema comes to a very different conclusion, finding echoes of the evangelical movement's abstinence-only rhetoric in everything from Easy A to Taken. Casey Ryan Kelly tracks the surprising sex-negative turn that Hollywood films have taken, associating premarital sex with shame and degradation, while romanticizing traditional nuclear families, courtship rituals, and gender roles. As he demonstrates, these movies are particularly disempowering for young women, concocting plots in which the decision to refrain from sex until marriage is the young woman's primary source of agency and arbiter of moral worth. Locating these regressive sexual politics not only in expected sites, like the Twilight films, but surprising ones, like the raunchy comedies of Judd Apatow, Kelly makes a compelling case that Hollywood films have taken a significant step backward in recent years. Abstinence Cinema offers close readings of movies from a wide spectrum of genres, and it puts these films into conversation with rhetoric that has emerged in other arenas of American culture. Challenging assumptions that we are living in a more liberated era, the book sounds a warning bell about the powerful cultural forces that seek to demonize sexuality and curtail female sexual agency.

The Spectacle of Democracy - Spanish Television, Nationalism and Political Transition (Paperback): Richard Maxwell The Spectacle of Democracy - Spanish Television, Nationalism and Political Transition (Paperback)
Richard Maxwell
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"The Spectacle of Democracy " was first published in 1994. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

In this age of increased global communication the media seem like juggernauts paving the way from dictatorship to democracy. Richard Maxwell's study of television in Spain overturns this myth of technological power. He shows us how transitions themselves have a profound impact on the media, as controllers of national television clash with commercial media promoters and with regionalists who want television to extend their nationalist politics and collective identity. Maxwell's sophisticated analysis of the many variables shaping communication policy within the nation-state draws on a decade of research into Spanish culture, mass media, and political economy. Although focused on Spain, his work provides general insight into the nature of communication policy debates in today's globalized economy. A study of the transformation of television in Spain following the end of Franco's dictatorship, Maxwell's book examines the politics of the privatization of television, the rise of regional television, and the transnational realignment of national media space.

Richard Maxwell is assistant professor in the department of radio, television, and film in the School of Speech at Northwestern University.

Television, Tabloids and Tears - Fassbinder and Popular Culture (Paperback, Minnesota Archi): Jane Shattuc Television, Tabloids and Tears - Fassbinder and Popular Culture (Paperback, Minnesota Archi)
Jane Shattuc
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"Television, Tabloids, and Tears " was first published in 1995. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

"I am Biberkopf," Rainer Werner Fassbinder declared, aligning himself with the protagonist of his widely seen television adaptation of Berlin Alexanderplatz. The statement provoked an unprecedented national debate about what constituted an acceptable German artist and who has the power to determine art. More than any recent German director, Fassbinder embodied this debate, and Jane Shattuc shows us how much this can tell us, not just about the man and his work, but also about the state of "culture" in Germany.

It is fascinating in itself that Fassbinder, a highly controversial public figure, was chosen to direct Berlin Alexanderplatz, Germany's longest, costliest, and most widely viewed television drama. Shattuc exposes the dichotomy of institutional support for this project versus the scandalous controversial reputation of Fassbinder as a gay man who flaunted his sexuality and involvement with drugs.

Fassbinder built his reputation on two separate images of the director-the faithful adapter and the underground star; with Berlin Alexanderplatz these two identities came together explosively. Tracing the two artistic paths that led Fassbinder to this moment, Shattuc offers us a look at cultural class divisions in Germany. Her account of Fassbinder's history as an Autor reveals both the triumph and the failure of bourgeois cultural domination in postwar West Germany.

Abstinence Cinema - Virginity and the Rhetoric of Sexual Purity in Contemporary Film (Paperback): Casey Ryan Kelly Abstinence Cinema - Virginity and the Rhetoric of Sexual Purity in Contemporary Film (Paperback)
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From the perspective of cultural conservatives, Hollywood movies are cesspools of vice, exposing impressionable viewers to pernicious sexually-permissive messages. Offering a groundbreaking study of Hollywood films produced since 2000, Abstinence Cinema comes to a very different conclusion, finding echoes of the evangelical movement's abstinence-only rhetoric in everything from Easy A to Taken. Casey Ryan Kelly tracks the surprising sex-negative turn that Hollywood films have taken, associating premarital sex with shame and degradation, while romanticizing traditional nuclear families, courtship rituals, and gender roles. As he demonstrates, these movies are particularly disempowering for young women, concocting plots in which the decision to refrain from sex until marriage is the young woman's primary source of agency and arbiter of moral worth. Locating these regressive sexual politics not only in expected sites, like the Twilight films, but surprising ones, like the raunchy comedies of Judd Apatow, Kelly makes a compelling case that Hollywood films have taken a significant step backward in recent years. Abstinence Cinema offers close readings of movies from a wide spectrum of genres, and it puts these films into conversation with rhetoric that has emerged in other arenas of American culture. Challenging assumptions that we are living in a more liberated era, the book sounds a warning bell about the powerful cultural forces that seek to demonize sexuality and curtail female sexual agency.

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