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The Global Village: Transformations in World Life and Media in the 21st Century

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Extending the visionary early work of the late Marshall McLuhan, The Global Village, one of his last collaborative efforts, applies that vision to today's worldwide, integrated electronic network. When McLuhan's groundbreaking Understanding Media was published…
Towards A Praxis-based Media And Journalism Research
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This volume brings together current scholarly debates about how to bridge the gap between theory and practice in media and journalism research. Drawing on work from media scholars and media practitioners that focuses on how both sides can work together for the…
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…
Canada before Television: Radio, Taste, and the Struggle for Cultural Democracy
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|November 21, 2016

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Before screens could be stared at, listeners lent their ears to radio, and Canadian listeners were as avid as any. In Canada before Television, Len Kuffert takes us back to the earliest days of broadcasting, paying particular attention to how programs were…
Metro Newspaper Journalists In China: The Aspiration-frustration-reconciliation Framework

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This book explores how journalists at local metro papers in a south-western China metropolis give meaning to their work and how these meanings are shaped by the specific social environment within which these journalists operate. These metro papers provide the…
The American Myth Of Markets In Social Policy: Ideological Roots Of Inequality
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|September 10, 2015

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"The American Myth of Markets in Social Policy examines how implementing American tropes in policy design inadvertently frustrates policy goals. The book investigates multiple market-oriented designs including funding for private organizations to deliver public…
Faked In China: Nation Branding, Counterfeit Culture, And Globalization
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|November 15, 2015

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Faked in China is a critical account of the cultural challenge faced by China following its accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001. It traces the interactions between nation branding and counterfeit culture, two manifestations of the globalizing…
The Films of Mike Leigh: Embracing the World
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|June 19, 2000

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The Films of Mike Leigh is the first critical study of one of the most important and eccentric directors of British independent filmmaking. Although active since 1971, Leigh has only come to the attention of an international audience in the 1990s through films…
The Music Industries: From Conception to Consumption
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|May 29, 2012

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The music industry is undergoing immense change. This book argues that the transformations occurring across the various music industries - recording, live performance, publishing - can be characterized as much by continuity as by change, raising complex questions…
Brazilian Telenovelas and the Myth of Racial Democracy
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|March 29, 2012

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Brazilian Telenovelas and the Myth of Racial Democracy, by Samantha Nogueira Joyce, examines what happens when a telenovela directly addresses matters of race and racism in contemporary Brazil. This investigation provides a traditional textual analysis of Duas…
Everyone Says No: Public Service Broadcasting and the Failure of Translation
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|November 8, 2011

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Focusing on the English- and French-language networks of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Kyle Conway draws on the CBC/Radio Canada rich print and video archive as well as journalists' accounts of their reporting to revisit the story of the accords and the…
Living in the Crossfire: Favela Residents, Drug Dealers, and Police Violence in Rio de Janeiro

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Communities organizing to end Brazil's urban war on drugs