Media Communication: Book Series

Media and Power

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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.

  • Politics, Journalism, and The Way Things Were

    My Life at The Times, The Hill, and Politico, 1st Edition

    By Martin Tolchin

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-18 
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  • Star Power

    American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate, 1st Edition

    By Lauren Wright

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-07-16
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  • Presidents and the Media

    The Communicator in Chief, 1st Edition

    By Stephen E. Frantzich

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-08-16
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  • Politics in Popular Movies

    Rhetorical Takes on Horror, War, Thriller, and Sci-Fi Films, 1st Edition

    By John S. Nelson

    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,…

    Paperback – 2015-07-30
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  • Presidential Road Show

    Public Leadership in an Era of Party Polarization and Media Fragmentation, 1st Edition

    By Diane J. Heith

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-02-28
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  • Media and Conflict

    Escalating Evil, 1st Edition

    By Cees Jan Hamelink

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-07-30
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  • Evil and Silence

    1st Edition

    By Richard Fleming

    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…

    Paperback – 2010-11-30
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  • Sex and Violence

    The Hollywood Censorship Wars, 1st Edition

    By Tom Pollard

    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…

    Paperback – 2010-01-30
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  • Art/Museums

    International Relations Where We Least Expect it, 1st Edition

    By Christine Sylvester

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-07-30
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  • Netroots

    Online Progressives and the Transformation of American Politics, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Robert Kerbel

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-04-30
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  • Spinner in Chief

    How Presidents Sell Their Policies and Themselves, 1st Edition

    By Stephen J. Farnsworth

    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…

    Paperback – 2008-09-30
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  • Age of Oprah

    Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era, 1st Edition

    By Janice Peck

    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,…

    Paperback – 2008-05-30
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  • Mousepads, Shoe Leather, and Hope

    Lessons from the Howard Dean Campaign for the Future of Internet Politics, 1st Edition

    By Zephyr Teachout, Thomas Streeter

    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…

    Paperback – 2007-09-30
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