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.
Presidential Road Show Public Leadership in an Era of Party Polarization and Media Fragmentation
Media and Conflict Escalating Evil
Sex and Violence The Hollywood Censorship Wars
By Diane J. Heith
April 24, 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 ...
By Stephen J. Farnsworth
December 20, 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 ...
By Cees Jan Hamelink
September 16, 2011
The world faces explosive conflicts about the distribution and scarcity of resources, about ethnicity and religion, and about the risks of urban life. These conflicts can easily spiral out of control toward mass slaughter-an evil of huge proportions that is often escalated by the media. What should...
By Tom Pollard
April 20, 2010
Sex and Violence examines the history and social dynamics of film censorship in the United States. It examines censorship controversies throughout film history, from the beginning of cinema in the 1890s to the present. The book focuses both on formal censorship systems, including state and local ...
By John S. Nelson
December 22, 2015
Popular movies can be surprisingly smart about politics - from the portentous politics of state or war, to the grassroots, everyday politics of family, romance, business, church and school. Politics in Popular Movies analyses the politics in many well-known films across four popular genres: horror,...