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Poverty, it seems, is a constant in today's news, usually the result of famine, exclusion or conflict. In Blaming the Victim , Jairo Lugo-Ocando sets out to deconstruct and reconsider the variety of ways in which the global news media misrepresent and…

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Today's journalists need a wide range of knowledge, technical skills, and digital savvy. In this innovative book, experts on digital journalism share their perspectives on what digital journalism is, where it came from, and where it may be going. Addressing some…

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In 1933 Congress granted American laborers the right of collective bargaining, but farmworkers got no New Deal. Cindy Hahamovitch's pathbreaking account of migrant farmworkers along the Atlantic Coast shows how growers enlisted the aid of the state in an…

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Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, scenes of brutality and torture have appeared in mainstream comedies, dramatic narratives, and action films, for little other reason than to titillate and delight. In these films, torture is devoid of any…

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Through the lens of feminist criminology, this volume examines the complex interrelationship of women, violence, and media presentations. The book is divided into three sections. The first, “Gendering Constructions,” lays the groundwork for the volume by…

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Ce livre écrit plus de dix ans après l'émergence des premiers sites Web d'information, répond aux prophètes en communication en apportant un éclairage cru sur la réalité économique et sociologique des médias Web d'information, au moment même où sévit la mode du…

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Social movements throughout contemporary Latin America are successfully influencing and shaping media policy. In this highly original, detailed, and in-depth study, Silvio Waisbord and María Soledad Segura scrutinize the goals, tactics, and impact of civic media…

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Heralding a new period of creativity, In the Wake of the Poetic explores the aesthetics and politics of Palestinian cultural expression in the last two decades. As it increasingly gains a significant presence on the international scene, much of Palestinian art…

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The sonic has come to occupy center stage in the arts and humanities. In the age of computational media, sound and its subcultures can offer more dynamic ways of accounting for bodies, movements, and events. In The Rhythmic Event , Eleni Ikoniadou explores traces…

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Increasingly, the religious practices people engage in and the ways they talk about what is meaningful or sacred take place in the context of media culture-in the realm of the so-called secular. Focusing on this intersection of the sacred and the secular, this…

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Are Americans obsessed with shopping? Shop 'til You Drop is a lively look at our consumer culture and its role in our everyday lives and society. Is the United States different from other first-world nations in the amount of time we spend shopping or in our…

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Ce tome est consacré aux effets de l'Internet sur l'art, la politique et la science et, par rebond, sur l'économie. Ses effets pervers peuvent être endigués, encore faut-il les identifier correctement. On s'en doute : intelligence collective, société de…