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Media and Power


About the Series

Media and Power is a series that publishes work uniting media studies with studies of power.

This innovative and original series features books that challenge, even transcend, conventional disciplinary boundaries, construing both media and power in the broadest possible terms. At the same time, books in the series are designed to fit into several different types of college courses in political science, public policy, communication, journalism, media, history, film, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies.

Intended for the scholarly, text, and trade markets, the series should attract authors and inspire and provoke readers.

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Fixing American Politics Solutions for the Media Age

Fixing American Politics: Solutions for the Media Age

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Roderick P. Hart
November 30, 2021

Fixing American Politics: Solutions for the Media Age brings together original chapters from 34 noted scholars from two disciplines – Political Science and Communication – asked to identify the most pressing problems facing the American people and how they can be solved. Authors address the ...

The Political Voices of Generation Z

The Political Voices of Generation Z

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Laurie L Rice, Kenneth W Moffett
September 28, 2021

This book explores political expression of members of Generation Z old enough to vote in 2018 and 2020 on issues and movements including MeToo, Supreme Court nominations, March for Our Lives, immigration and family separation, and Black Lives Matter. Since generational dividing lines blur, we study...

Politics, Journalism, and The Way Things Were My Life at The Times, The Hill, and Politico

Politics, Journalism, and The Way Things Were: My Life at The Times, The Hill, and Politico

1st Edition

By Martin Tolchin
December 03, 2019

In this book, Martin Tolchin describes his journey from New York Times copy boy to White House correspondent, and as founder of The Hill and co-founder of Politico. He tells of the talented and eccentric colleagues he encountered en route, and the conflicts and tensions that beset him during his 40...

Star Power American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate

Star Power: American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate

1st Edition

By Lauren Wright
July 16, 2019

Are celebrity politics the spice of American public life or a pox on policy progress? This book identifies and measures the attributes of celebrities that make them well-equipped to win campaigns and yet poorly prepared to govern effectively. The framers of the U.S. Constitution worried about the ...

Presidents and the Media The Communicator in Chief

Presidents and the Media: The Communicator in Chief

1st Edition

By Stephen E. Frantzich
August 16, 2018

Is Donald Trump’s "War on the Media" new news, fake news, or business as usual? Presidents have always "used" the media and felt abused by it. Tried and true vehicles such as press conferences, routine speeches and the State of the Union address have served presidents’ interests and received ...

Age of Oprah Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era

Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era

1st Edition

By Janice Peck
May 30, 2008

Over the last two decades Oprah Winfrey's journey has taken her from talk show queen to-as Time Magazine has asserted-"one of the most important figures in popular culture." Through her talk show, magazine, website, seminars, charity work, and public appearances, her influence in the social, ...

Art/Museums International Relations Where We Least Expect it

Art/Museums: International Relations Where We Least Expect it

1st Edition

By Christine Sylvester
July 30, 2009

Art/Museums takes the study of international relations to the art museum. It seeks to persuade those who study international relations to take art/museums seriously and museum studies to take up the insights of international relations. And it does so at a time when both international relations and ...

Evil and Silence

Evil and Silence

1st Edition

By Richard Fleming
November 30, 2010

Inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein and Stanley Cavell, this book is a profoundly original philosophical work put together as a network of quotations, to show that our language is never our own and that ethics can be understood as an effect of our attitude to language. It is a meditation on justice and...

Mousepads, Shoe Leather, and Hope Lessons from the Howard Dean Campaign for the Future of Internet Politics

Mousepads, Shoe Leather, and Hope: Lessons from the Howard Dean Campaign for the Future of Internet Politics

1st Edition

By Zephyr Teachout, Thomas Streeter
September 30, 2007

Howard Dean's campaign for president changed the way in which campaigns are run today. With an unlikely collection of highly talented and motivated staffers drawn from a variety of backgrounds, the Dean campaign transformed the way in which money was raised and supporters galvanized by using the ...

Netroots Online Progressives and the Transformation of American Politics

Netroots: Online Progressives and the Transformation of American Politics

1st Edition

By Matthew Robert Kerbel
April 30, 2009

The progressive "netroots," fueled by bloggers writing on websites like the Daily Kos and working through online organizations like MoveOn, are on the verge of spearheading a revolution that may well define the coming political era. Still, their purpose, goals, and track record remain largely ...

Presidential Road Show Public Leadership in an Era of Party Polarization and Media Fragmentation

Presidential Road Show: Public Leadership in an Era of Party Polarization and Media Fragmentation

1st Edition

By Diane J. Heith
February 28, 2013

In The Presidential Road Show: Public Leadership in an Era of Party Polarization and Media Fragmentation, Diane J. Heith evaluates presidential leadership by critically examining a fundamental tenet of the presidency: the national nature of the office. The fact that the entire nation votes for the ...

Spinner in Chief How Presidents Sell Their Policies and Themselves

Spinner in Chief: How Presidents Sell Their Policies and Themselves

1st Edition

By Stephen J. Farnsworth
September 30, 2008

As the U.S. enters the last lap of the 2008 presidential election season, the media and the candidates are in full gear exploiting each other, often at the expense of public information and awareness. This book looks at how presidents and presidential candidates use television, the Internet, and ...

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