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Guns, Grenades, and Grunts: First-Person Shooter Games
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|August 9, 2012

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Known for their visibility and tendency to generate controversy, first-person shooter (FPS) games are cultural icons and powder-kegs in American society. Contributors will examine a range of FPS games such as the Doom, Half-Life, System Shock, Deus Ex, Halo,…
Understanding Media Theory
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|February 28, 2003

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Understanding Media Theory is an accessible introduction to mass media theory. The book emphasizes the importance of using theory not only to make sense of the role of the media in society but also to understand particular aspects of the process of mass…
News Culture
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|March 16, 2010

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News Culture offers a timely examination of the forms, practices, institutions and audiences of journalism. Having highlighted a range of pressing issues confronting the global news industry today, it proceeds to provide a historical consideration of the rise of…
Media Control: News as an Institution of Power and Social Control

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Media Control: News as an Institution of Power and Social Control challenges traditional (and even some radical) perceptions of how the news works. While it's clear that journalists don't operate objectively - reporters don't just cover news, but they make it…
Race After the Internet
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|October 5, 2011

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In Race After the Internet, Lisa Nakamura and Peter Chow-White bring together a collection of interdisciplinary, forward-looking essays exploring the complex role that digital media technologies play in shaping our ideas about race. Contributors interrogate…
The Digital Difference: Media Technology And The Theory Of Communication Effects

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Race, Racism and Sports Journalism: Black, white and read all over

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Beginning with a theoretical discussion of race, sport and media, this book critically examines issues of race, racism and sports journalism and offers practical advice on sports reporting, including a discussion of guidelines for ethical journalism. In a series…
Genre and Hollywood
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|December 16, 1999

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Genre and Hollywood provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of genre. In this important new book, Steve Neale discusses all the major concepts, theories and accounts of Hollywood and genre, as well as the key genres which theorists have written about,…
The Art of Subtraction: Digital Adaptation and the Object Image

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The Art of Subtraction is the first full-length study on the CD-ROM as a creative platform. Bruno Lessard traces the rise and relatively rapid fall of the CD-ROM in the 1980s and 1990s and its impact as a creative platform for media artists such as Jean-Louis…
Media, Culture and Society: An Introduction
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|December 7, 2016

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'In his beautifully balanced, clear and broad-ranging account of a fast-changing field, Paul Hodkinson has successfully brought together myriad perspectives with which to critically analyse today's media culture and media society.' – Sonia Livingstone, Professor…
Comparing Political Journalism
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|July 26, 2016

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Comparing Political Journalism is a systematic, in-depth study of the factors that shape and influence political news coverage today. Using techniques drawn from the growing field of comparative political communication, an international group of contributors…
Hollywood Censored: Morality Codes, Catholics, and the Movies

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In response to a series of sex scandals that rocked the movie industry in the early 1920s, the Production Code Administration and the Catholic Legion of Decency implemented a code stipulating that movies stress proper behavior, respect for government, and…