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New Media: An Introduction, Canadian Edition
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|March 3, 2014

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This concise yet comprehensive survey examines the social, political, and economic impacts of new media from the early days of the telegraph to the latest network technologies. Featuring an in-depth treatment of new media theories, engaging case studies, and…
Toronto?s Poor: A Rebellious History
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|November 12, 2016

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Toronto?s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people?s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food and shelter in the wake of the many panics, downturns,…
Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity

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In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of…
I Can't Breathe: A Killing On Bay Street
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|This title releases October 24, 2017

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A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police—from the bestselling author of The Divide   On July 17, 2014, a forty-three-year-old black man named…
Weaponized Lies: How To Think Critically In The Post-truth Era

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Winner of the National Business Book Award  Winner of the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction Previously Published as  A Field Guide to Lies We’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting…
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
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|January 15, 2002

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In this pathbreaking work, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic,…
Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions Of A Media Manipulator
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|July 2, 2013

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You've seen it all before. A malicious online rumor costs a company millions. A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate. Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation. What you don't know is that…
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
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|May 24, 2016

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Sebastian Junger, the bestselling author of War and The Perfect Storm , takes a critical look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges today’s returning veterans face in modern society. There are ancient tribal human behaviors-loyalty,…
Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture

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Ideal for students studying visual culture for the first time, Practices of Looking, Second Edition, explores the ways we use and understand images. Truly interdisciplinary, this comprehensive and engaging introduction can be used in courses across a range of…
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power Of Talk In A Digital Age
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|October 4, 2016

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Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity — and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground. We live in a technological universe in…
Irresistible: The Rise Of Addictive Technology And The Business Of Keeping Us Hooked

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“One of the most mesmerizing and important books I’ve read in quite some time. Alter brilliantly illuminates the new obsessions that are controlling our lives and offers the tools we need to rescue our businesses, our families, and our…
Amusing Ourselves To Death: Public Discourse In The Age Of Show Business

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What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984 , Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read …