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Rhetoric, Humor, and the Public Sphere: From Socrates to Stephen Colbert

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Rhetoric, Humor, and the Public Sphere: From Socrates to Stephen Colbert investigates classical and contemporary understandings of satire, parody, and irony, and how these genres function within a deliberative democracy. Elizabeth Benacka examines the rhetorical…
The South Korean Development Experience: Beyond Aid
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|June 25, 2014

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This volume explores South Korea's successful transition from an underdeveloped, authoritarian country to a modern industrialized democracy. South Korea's experience of foreign aid gives a unique perspective on how to use foreign aid for economic development as…
Journalism and Social Media: Practitioners, Organisations and Institutions

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This book offers a comprehensive investigation of the ways in which social media has affected change to the constitution of mainstream journalism. The volume does this in a unique way – by tracing the links between the different changes social media has brought…
Rethinking Media Development through Evaluation: Beyond Freedom
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This book argues for an overhaul of the way media assistance is evaluated, and explores how new thinking about evaluation can reinforce the shifts towards better media development. The pursuit of media freedom has been the bedrock of media development since its…
Exploring Mass Media for A Changing World
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|October 23, 2017

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Beautifully written and class tested, Exploring Mass Media for a Changing World provides a comprehensive but modestly priced text around which instructors can develop a customized teaching package. Written for introductory courses, it covers essential information…
News, Neoliberalism, and Miami's Fragmented Urban Space
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|November 23, 2016

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News, Neoliberalism, and Miami’s Fragmented Urban Space examines cultural and social forces responsible for inequalities that have emerged in the rampant development of Miami as a “world city.” This book argues that neoliberal movements rely on the power of…
Transgender and Intersex: Theoretical, Practical, and Artistic Perspectives

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This book takes both transgender and intersex positions into account and asks about commonalities and strategic alliances in terms of knowledge, theory, philosophy, art, and life experience. It strikes a balance between works on literature, film, photography,…
The Posthuman Body in Superhero Comics: Human, Superhuman, Transhuman, Post/Human

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This book examines the concepts of Post/Humanism and Transhumanism as depicted in superhero comics. Recent decades have seen mainstream audiences embrace the comic book Superhuman. Meanwhile there has been increasing concern surrounding human enhancement…
Reimagining Rural: Urbanormative Portrayals of Rural Life
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|June 20, 2016

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Reimagining Rural: Urbanormative Portrayals of Rural Life examines the ways in which rural people and places are being portrayed by popular television, reality television, film, literature, and news media in the United States. It is also an examination of the…
Digital Participatory Culture and the TV Audience: Everyone's a Critic

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In this study, Falero explores how online communities of participatory audiences have helped to re-define authorship and audience in the digital age. Using over a decade of ethnographic research, *Digital Participatory Culture and the TV Audience* explores the…
The Ethics of Memory in a Digital Age: Interrogating the Right to be Forgotten
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|November 16, 2014

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This edited volume documents the current reflections on the 'Right to be Forgotten' and the interplay between the value of memory and citizen rights about memory. It provides a comprehensive analysis of problems associated with persistence of memory, the…
Locative Social Media: Place in the Digital Age
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|May 19, 2015

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This book offers a critical analysis of the effect of usage of locative social media on the perceptions and phenomenal experience of lived in spaces and places. Drawing on users accounts of location-based social networking, a digital post-phenomenology of place…
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