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Participation and Power
Participation and Power (February 2007)
Civic Discourse in Environmental Policy Decisions
W. Michele Simmons - Author

Takes a firsthand look at a case of public participation in environmental policy.

Participation and Power examines the ways in which citizens are allowed to participate in environmental policy decision making. Despite requirements that mandate public participation, institutional practices and current models of public participation often exclude citizens from anything other than a superficial role. W. Michele ...(Read More)
 
 
Globalization, Cultural Identities, and Media Representations
Globalization, Cultural Identities, and Media Representations (February 2006)
Natascha Gentz - Editor
Stefan Kramer - Editor


Explores the role of media in the construction of cultural identities.

Globalization, Cultural Identities, and Media Representations provides a multidirectional approach for understanding the role of media in constructing cultural identities in a newly globalized media environment. The contributors cover a wide range of topics from different geopolitical areas, historical periods, and media g...(Read More)
 
 
Apprehending Politics
Apprehending Politics (January 2006)
News Media and Individual Political Development
Marco Calavita - Author

Using penetrating, in-depth interviews, examines the individual political development of young adults in post-1960s America, and the roles that news media play in that development.

This groundbreaking book examines the significance of the news media for the political beliefs and behavior of contemporary Americans. Relying on original, in-depth interviews with members of the group known as Generation X, Marco Calavita...(Read More)
 
 
From Ballroom to DanceSport
From Ballroom to DanceSport (January 2006)
Aesthetics, Athletics, and Body Culture
Caroline Joan S. Picart - Author

An insider explores the transformation of ballroom dance into an Olympic sport.

Drawing on recent media portrayals and her own experience, author and dancer Caroline Joan S. Picart explores ballroom dancing and its more “sporty” equivalent, DanceSport, suggesting that they are reflective of larger social, political, and cultural tensions. The past several years have seen a resurgence in the popularity of ball...(Read More)
 
 
In the Name of Terrorism
In the Name of Terrorism (October 2005)
Presidents on Political Violence in the Post-World War II Era
Carol K. Winkler - Author

2008 Outstanding Book Award, presented by the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association

Traces the shifts in presidential discourse on terrorism since World War II.

The topic of terrorism has evolved into an ideological marker of American culture, one that has fundamentally altered the relationship between the three branches of government, between the governme...(Read More)
 
 
In the Public Domain
In the Public Domain (October 2005)
Presidents and the Challenges of Public Leadership
Lori Cox Han - Editor
Diane J. Heith - Editor


Explores how recent presidents have managed communications with the American public.

The “public presidency”—how presidents rely on the mass media, public opinion, and various communication strategies—has become an increasingly important aspect of presidential governance and leadership during the past two decades. In the Public Domain gathers together noted presidency and...(Read More)
 
 
The Internet in the Middle East
The Internet in the Middle East (October 2005)
Global Expectations and Local Imaginations in Kuwait
Deborah L. Wheeler - Author

A surprising look at how the Internet does, and does not, affect public discourse and social practice in the Middle East and Kuwait in particular.

Providing one of the first ethnographies of the Internet revolution in the Arab world, The Internet in the Middle East analyzes the ways in which the Internet affects public discourse and social practice in Islamic society. With a special focus on Kuwait, Deb...(Read More)
 
 
Speaking the Lower Frequencies
Speaking the Lower Frequencies (April 2005)
Students and Media Literacy
Walter R. Jacobs - Author

Shows how using texts from popular culture in the classroom can help young people to become critical consumers of media without losing the pleasure they derive from it.

Speaking the Lower Frequencies
demonstrates how students can be critical consumers of media while retaining the pleasure they derive from it. In Walter R. Jacobs's classes on media and society, students use the instructor's experiences as a model for inv...(Read More)
 
 
The Impact of the Internet on Our Moral Lives
The Impact of the Internet on Our Moral Lives (February 2005)
Robert J. Cavalier - Editor

Leading theorists explore how the Internet impacts privacy issues, sensitivity to wrongdoing, and cultural and personal identity.

Investigating the impact of the Internet from multiple philosophical perspectives, this book explores issues the Internet poses for our sense of privacy, sensitivity to wrongdoing, and our cultural and personal identity. The electronic culture that influences almost every aspect of our dail...(Read More)
 
 
The Dao of Rhetoric
The Dao of Rhetoric (January 2005)
Steven C. Combs - Author

Examines the ways Daoist (Taoist) thought may contribute to an understanding of human communication.

In the first book to systematically deal with Daoism (Taoism) from a rhetorical perspective, author Steven C. Combs advances the idea that the works of Daoist (Taoist) sages Laozi (Lao Tzu), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), and Sunzi (Sun Tzu) can be fused into a coherent rhetorical genre, which can then form a methodology for r...(Read More)
 
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