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Digital Disability: The Social Construction of Disability in New Media

by Gerard Goggin & Christopher Newell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 23, 2002)

Media representation of and for the disabled has been recharged in recent years with the expansion of new media worldwide. Interactive digital communications-such as the Internet, new varieties of voice and...

Democratizing Global Media: One World, Many Struggles

by Yuezhi Zhao, Robert A. Hackett & Majid Tehranian Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 07, 2005)

Democratizing Global Media explores the complex relationship between globalizing media and the spread of democracy around the world. An international, interdisciplinary group of journalists and scholars discusses...

Toward a Political Economy of Culture: Capitalism and Communication in the Twenty-First Century

by Colin Sparks, Andrew Calabrese, Robin Mansell & Richard Collins et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 22, 2003)

Several of the most important and influential political economists of communication working today explore a rich mix of topics and issues that link work, policy studies, and research and theory about the public...

Deliberation, Democracy, and the Media

by Simone Chambers & Anne Costain Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 26, 2000)

Is deliberative democracy the ideal goal of free speech? How do social movement organizations, activists, and political candidates use the media to frame their discourse? What responsibilities does the media...

Culture Conglomerates: Consolidation in the Motion Picture and Television Industries

by William M. Kunz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 29, 2006)

This succinct overview explains conglomeration and regulation in the film and television industries, covering its history as well as the contemporary scene. Former producer William M. Kunz shows how the structure...

Changing Concepts of Time

by Harold A. Innis & James W. Carey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 10, 2004)

This classic book, Harold A. Innis's last, returns to print with a new introduction by James W. Carey. An elaboration of Innis's earlier theories, Changing Concepts of Time looks at then-new technological changes...

Netporn: DIY Web Culture and Sexual Politics

by Katrien Jacobs Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 20, 2007)

Netporn delves into the aesthetics and politics of sexuality in the era of do-it-yourself (DIY) Internet pornography. Katrien Jacobs, drawing on digital media theory and interviews with Web porn producers and...

The Film Studio: Film Production in the Global Economy

by Ben Goldsmith & Tom O'Regan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 05, 2005)

The Film Studio sheds new light on the evolution of global film production, highlighting the role of film studios worldwide. The authors explore the contemporary international production environment, identifying...

Global Media Governance: A Beginner's Guide

by Seán Ó Siochrú, Bruce Girard & Amy Mahan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2002)

This book is a primer on media governance at a global level and the key influencing forces and organizations, such as ITU, WTO, UNESCO, WIPO, and ICANN. Anyone interested in the media and its progressively rising...

Contesting Media Power: Alternative Media in a Networked World

by Nick Couldry & James Curran Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 22, 2003)

Contesting Media Power explores the worldwide growth of alternative media that challenge the power concentration in large media corporations. Media scholars and political scientists analyze alternative media...

Why TV Is Not Our Fault: Television Programming, Viewers, and Who's Really in Control

by Eileen R. Meehan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 03, 2005)

This book dispels the myth that the television industry is just giving viewers the programming they want to see and, thus, we as viewers are "responsible" for the existence of shows like Fear Factor and yet...

Tabloid Tales: Global Debates over Media Standards

by John Tulloch, Colin Sparks, Kaori Hayashi & Andrew Calabrese et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 22, 2000)

The increasing interest in private lives and the falling off of coverage of serious news is often described as 'tabloidization.' The essays in this book are the first serious scholarly studies of what is going...

Feminist Interventions in International Communication: Minding the Gap

by Katharine Sarikakis & Leslie Regan Shade Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 05, 2007)

This cutting-edge work critiques today's global mediascape through feminist perspectives, highlighting concerns of policy, power, labor, and technology. Starting with the state of international communications,...

Community Media: A Global Introduction

by Ellie Rennie Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 27, 2006)

This concise text will help readers understand the ongoing fascination with do-it-yourself media around the world. Ellie Rennie explains how community media has, since its beginning, challenged the mainstream....

Critical Communication Theory: Power, Media, Gender, and Technology

by Sue Curry Jansen Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 19, 2002)

Looking at issues of globalization, science, politics, gender, etc. this book advocates a new agenda not only for communication research, but also for the writing that comes out of it.

Mass Communication and American Social Thought: Key Texts, 1919-1968

by Peter Simonson, John Durham Peters, David Riesman & Sherwood Anderson et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 03, 2004)

This anthology of hard-to-find primary documents provides a solid overview of the foundations of American media studies. Focusing on mass communication and society and how this research fits into larger patterns...

Reality TV: The Work of Being Watched

by Mark Andrejevic Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2004)

Drawing on cultural theory and interviews with fans, cast members, and producers, this book places the reality TV trend within a broader social context, tracing its relationship to the development of a digitally...

Gendered Media: Women, Men, and Identity Politics

by Karen Ross Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2009)

Karen Ross provides the necessary historical context against which to read recent sex- and gender-based media phenomena such as Big Brother, Terminator, girls' use of mobile phones, women news editors, the Wonderbra...

Contracting Out Hollywood: Runaway Productions and Foreign Location Shooting

by Greg Elmer & Mike Gasher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 11, 2005)

Contracting Out Hollywood addresses the American trend of 'runaway productions'_the growing practice of producing American films and television programs on foreign shores. Greg Elmer and Mike Gasher have gathered...

Floating Lives: The Media and Asian Diasporas

by Stuart Cunningham & John Sinclair Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 06, 2001)

Floating Lives is a unique examination of media and communication within diasporic ethnic communities, using in-depth studies of some of Australia's main Asian diasporic groups: the Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese,...

The Medium and the Magician: Orson Welles, the Radio Years, 1934-1952

by Paul Heyer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 24, 2005)

Well-known for his work in film and theater as director, actor, and writer, Welles' influence in the field of radio has often been overlooked for the more glamorous entertainment of his movies. The Medium and...

Social Theories of the Press: Constituents of Communication Research, 1840s to 1920s

by Hanno Hardt & James W. Carey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 11, 2001)

Hanno Hardt has thoroughly revised and expanded his 'pre-history' of communication research in the United States. With the notable addition of Karl Marx's journalism-focused writings and a new foreword by James...

Global Communications: Toward a Transcultural Political Economy

by Yuezhi Zhao & Paula Chakravartty Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 29, 2007)

This provocative book takes a new approach toward understanding the uneven flows of global communications, focusing on areas of the state, the market, and society. Wielding a political-economic view of communication...