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Neil Postman’s most popular work, Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985), provided an insightful critique of the effects of television on public discourse in America, arguing that television’s bias towards entertaining content trivializes serious issues and undermines the basis of democratic culture. Lance Strate, who earned his doctorate under Neil Postman and is one of the leading media ecology scholars of our time, re-examines Postman’s arguments, updating his analysis and critique for the twenty-first-century media environment that includes the expansion of television programming via cable and satellite as well as the Internet, the web, social media, and mobile technologies. Integrating Postman’s arguments about television with his critique of technology in general, Strate considers the current state of journalism, politics, religion, and education in American culture. Strate also contextualizes Amusing Ourselves to Death through an examination of Postman’s life and career and the field of media ecology that Postman introduced. This is a book about our prospects for the future, which can only be based on the ways in which we think and talk about the present.

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9781433119316 | 2 edition (Peter Lang Pub Inc, March 20, 2014), cover price $159.95

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9781433119309 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, February 28, 2014, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Neil Postman’s most popular work, Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985), provided an insightful critique of the effects of television on public discourse in America, arguing that television’s bias towards entertaining content trivializes serious issues and undermines the basis of democratic culture.

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Product Description: Does living in a globally networked society mean that we are moving toward a single, homogenous world culture? Or, are we headed for clashes between center and periphery, imperial and subaltern, Western and non-Western, First and Third World? The interdisciplinary essays in Beyond Globalization present us with another possibility—that new media will lead to new kinds of “worldmaking...read more
By Patrice Petro (editor)

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9780813551531 | Rutgers Univ Pr, November 17, 2011, cover price $72.00 | About this edition: Does living in a globally networked society mean that we are moving toward a single, homogenous world culture?

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9780813551548 | Rutgers Univ Pr, November 22, 2011, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Does living in a globally networked society mean that we are moving toward a single, homogenous world culture?

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Product Description: Beyond New Media: Discourse and Critique in a Polymediated Age examines a host of differing positions on media in order to explore how those positions can inform one another and build a basis for future engagements with media theory, research, and practice...read more
By Art Herbig (editor), Andrew F. Herrmann (editor) and Adam W. Tyma (editor)

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9780739191026 | Lexington Books, November 14, 2014, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Beyond New Media: Discourse and Critique in a Polymediated Age examines a host of differing positions on media in order to explore how those positions can inform one another and build a basis for future engagements with media theory, research, and practice.

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Product Description: Media are incorporated into our physical environments more dramatically than ever before - literally opening up new spaces of interactivity and connection that transform the experience of being in the city. Public gatherings and movement, even the capabilities of democratic ideology, have been redefined...read more

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9780773543027 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, April 11, 2014, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Media are incorporated into our physical environments more dramatically than ever before - literally opening up new spaces of interactivity and connection that transform the experience of being in the city.

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9780773543034 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, April 1, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Media are incorporated into our physical environments more dramatically than ever before - literally opening up new spaces of interactivity and connection that transform the experience of being in the city.

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Product Description: new paperback book

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9780143119586 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, May 31, 2011), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: new paperback book

By Stig A. Nohrstedt (editor)

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9789186523138, titled "Communicating Risks: Towards the Threat Society" | Coronet Books Inc, April 1, 2011, cover price $87.50

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Product Description: This book re-visits how we think about communication and power in the global era. It takes stock of the last fifty years of scholarship, maps key patterns and concepts and sets an agenda for theory and research. The book addresses such questions as: How are national and cultural identities re-fashioned and expressed in the global era? How can we best understand the emergence of multiple and sometimes antagonistic modernities worldwide? How are political struggles fought and communicated on the local-national-global nexus? How do we integrate emerging media environments in global communication studies? Bringing together essays from a range of internationally renowned scholars, this book will be useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students on Media and Communication Studies courses, particularly those studying globalisation and global media...read more
By Marwan M. Kraidy (editor)

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9780415627344 | Routledge, January 8, 2013, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: This book re-visits how we think about communication and power in the global era.

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9780415627351 | Routledge, January 14, 2013, cover price $43.95 | About this edition: This book re-visits how we think about communication and power in the global era.

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Product Description: Communication has often been understood as a realm of immaterial, insubstantial phenomena―images, messages, thoughts, languages, cultures, and ideologies―mediating our embodied experience of the concrete world. Communication Matters challenges this view, assembling leading scholars in the fields of Communication, Rhetoric, and English to focus on the materiality of communication...read more

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9780415782241 | Routledge, January 17, 2012, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: Communication has often been understood as a realm of immaterial, insubstantial phenomena―images, messages, thoughts, languages, cultures, and ideologies―mediating our embodied experience of the concrete world.

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9780415782258, titled "Communication Matters: Materialist Approaches to Media, Mobility, and Networks" | Routledge, December 14, 2011, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Communication has often been understood as a realm of immaterial, insubstantial phenomena―images, messages, thoughts, languages, cultures, and ideologies―mediating our embodied experience of the concrete world.

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Product Description: We live in the midst of a revolution in communication technologies that affects the way in which people feel, think, and behave. The media have become the space where power strategies are played out. In the current technological context mass communication goes beyond traditional media and includes the Internet and mobile communication...read more

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9780199567041 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, August 31, 2009, cover price $58.00 | About this edition: We live in the midst of a revolution in communication technologies that affects the way in which people feel, think, and behave.

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9780199681938 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, October 15, 2013), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: We live in the midst of a revolution in communication technologies that affects the way in which people feel, think, and behave.
9780199595693 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, April 30, 2011), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: We live in the midst of a revolution in communication technologies that affects the way in which people feel, think, and behave.

By Mehmet Ali Icbay (editor)

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9783631666098 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, October 7, 2015, cover price $117.95

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Product Description: Media power is a crucial, although often taken for granted, concept. We assume, for example, that the media are 'powerful'; if they were not, why would there be so many controversies over the regulation, control and impact of communicative institutions and processes? Further, we assume that this 'power' is somehow problematic; audiences are often treated as highly susceptible to media influence and too much 'power' in the hands of one organization or individual is seen as risky and potentially dangerous...read more

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9781849660730 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 20, 2014, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Media power is a crucial, although often taken for granted, concept.

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9781849660693 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 20, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Media power is a crucial, although often taken for granted, concept.
9780253203298, titled "Main Street on the Middle Border" | Indiana Univ Pr, August 1, 1984, cover price $11.95 | also contains Main Street on the Middle Border

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Product Description: A lot of personal data is being collected and stored as we use our media devices for business and pleasure in mobile and online spaces. This book helps us contemplate what a post-Facebook or post-Google world might look like, and how the tensions within capitalist information societies between corporations, government and citizens might play out...read more

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9781137306869 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 19, 2015, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: A lot of personal data is being collected and stored as we use our media devices for business and pleasure in mobile and online spaces.

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Product Description: Crisis in the Global Mediasphere examines the evolution of contemporary global crises as an effect of mediation and cultural change. The book argues that a crisis consciousness has emerged through the interaction of crisis conditions and a more expansive human desire for pleasure...read more

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9780230247420 | 1 edition (Palgrave Macmillan, January 15, 2011), cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Crisis in the Global Mediasphere examines the evolution of contemporary global crises as an effect of mediation and cultural change.

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Product Description: Cult Collectors examines cultures of consumption and the fans who collect cult film and TV merchandise. Author Lincoln Geraghty argues that there has been a change in the fan convention space, where collectible merchandise and toys, rather than just the fictional text, have become objects for trade, nostalgia, and a focal point for fans’ personal narratives...read more

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9780415617642 | Routledge, February 21, 2014, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: Cult Collectors examines cultures of consumption and the fans who collect cult film and TV merchandise.

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9780415617666 | Routledge, February 13, 2014, cover price $41.95 | About this edition: Cult Collectors examines cultures of consumption and the fans who collect cult film and TV merchandise.

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Product Description: What does it mean that we can be reached on our mobile phones wherever we are and at all times? What are the cultural consequences if we are informed about ‘everything and anything important’ via television? How are our political, religious and ethnic belongings impacted through being increasingly connected by digital media? And what is the significance of all this for our everyday lives? Drawing on Hepp’s fifteen-year research expertise on media change, this book deals with questions like these in a refreshingly straightforward and readable way...read more

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9780745662268 | Polity Pr, November 13, 2012, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: What does it mean that we can be reached on our mobile phones wherever we are and at all times?

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9780745662275 | Polity Pr, November 13, 2012, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: What does it mean that we can be reached on our mobile phones wherever we are and at all times?

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Product Description: Emoticons matter. Equal signs do, too. This book takes them seriously and shows how and why they matter. Digital Shift explores the increasingly ubiquitous presence of punctuation and typographical marks in our lives⎯using them as reading lenses to consider a broad range of textual objects and practices across the digital age...read more

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9780816695737 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, March 20, 2015, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: Emoticons matter.

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9780816695744 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, March 15, 2015, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Emoticons matter.

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Product Description: This book engages with the mediatized dynamics of political, military and cultural conflicts. In today’s global and converging media environment, the interrelationship between media and conflict has been altered and intensified...read more
By Mette Mortensen (editor)

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9781433128097 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, July 29, 2015, cover price $159.95 | About this edition: This book engages with the mediatized dynamics of political, military and cultural conflicts.

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9781433128080 | 1 edition (Peter Lang Pub Inc, July 24, 2015), cover price $40.95 | About this edition: This book engages with the mediatized dynamics of political, military and cultural conflicts.

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Product Description: Media do not simply portray places that already exist; they actually produce them. In exploring how world populations experience "place" through media technologies, the essays included here examine how media construct the meanings of home, community, work, nation, and citizenship...read more
By Lynn Spigel (editor)

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9780816647361 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, January 12, 2010, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Media do not simply portray places that already exist; they actually produce them.

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9780816647378 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, January 12, 2010, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Media do not simply portray places that already exist; they actually produce them.

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Product Description: Following on from the ground-breaking collection Fashion Cultures, this second anthology, Fashion Cultures Revisited, contains 26 newly commissioned chapters exploring fashion culture from the start of the new millennium to the present day...read more
By Stella Bruzzi (editor) and Pamela Church Gibson (editor)

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9780415680059 | Routledge, November 20, 2013, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: Following on from the ground-breaking collection Fashion Cultures, this second anthology, Fashion Cultures Revisited, contains 26 newly commissioned chapters exploring fashion culture from the start of the new millennium to the present day.

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9780415680066 | 2 edition (Routledge, November 19, 2013), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Following on from the ground-breaking collection Fashion Cultures, this second anthology, Fashion Cultures Revisited, contains 26 newly commissioned chapters exploring fashion culture from the start of the new millennium to the present day.

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Product Description: ELECTRACY AND TRANSMEDIA STUDIES | Series Editors: JAN RUNE HOLMEVIK and Cynthia Haynes | "FUTURE TEXTS offers fresh and exciting work by a range of inspiring contributors on the cultural possibilities of Afrofuturism and new media...read more
By Virginia Kuhn (editor)

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9781602357679 | Parlor Pr, October 25, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: ELECTRACY AND TRANSMEDIA STUDIES | Series Editors: JAN RUNE HOLMEVIK and Cynthia Haynes | "FUTURE TEXTS offers fresh and exciting work by a range of inspiring contributors on the cultural possibilities of Afrofuturism and new media.
9781602357686 | Parlor Pr, October 25, 2015, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: ELECTRACY AND TRANSMEDIA STUDIES | Series Editors: JAN RUNE HOLMEVIK and Cynthia Haynes | "FUTURE TEXTS offers fresh and exciting work by a range of inspiring contributors on the cultural possibilities of Afrofuturism and new media.

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Product Description: Media history is millions, even billions, of years old. That is the premise of this pioneering and provocative book, which argues that to adequately understand contemporary media culture we must set out from material realities that precede media themselves—Earth’s history, geological formations, minerals, and energy...read more

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9780816695515 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, March 27, 2015, cover price $87.50 | About this edition: Media history is millions, even billions, of years old.

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9780816695522 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, March 27, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Media history is millions, even billions, of years old.

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Product Description: Media events have been described as broadcasts that involve an engaged audience viewing the same event simultaneously; though this definition is still relevant, the way media outlets interact with and react to their audiences has greatly changed...read more
By Bianca Mitu (editor)

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9781466699670 | Idea Group Reference, February 25, 2016, cover price $165.00 | About this edition: Media events have been described as broadcasts that involve an engaged audience viewing the same event simultaneously; though this definition is still relevant, the way media outlets interact with and react to their audiences has greatly changed.

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Product Description: You will never look at your cell phone, TV, or computer the same way after reading this book. Greening the Media not only reveals the dirty secrets that hide inside our favorite electronic devices; it also takes apart the myths that have pushed these gadgets to the center of our lives...read more

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9780199914678 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, May 25, 2012, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: You will never look at your cell phone, TV, or computer the same way after reading this book.

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Product Description: You will never look at your cell phone, TV, or computer the same way after reading this book. Greening the Media not only reveals the dirty secrets that hide inside our favorite electronic devices; it also takes apart the myths that have pushed these gadgets to the center of our lives...read more

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9780195325201 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 25, 2012, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: You will never look at your cell phone, TV, or computer the same way after reading this book.

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