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Plagiarism (March 2007)
Alchemy and Remedy in Higher Education
Bill Marsh - Author

An in-depth look at the history of plagiarism in light of today’s Web-based plagiarism detection services.

Plagiarism takes an in-depth look at the history of plagiarism in higher education in light of today’s Web-based plagiarism detection services. Challenging the widespread assumption that plagiarism is a simple matter of student cheating or scriptural error, Bill Marsh argues that today’...(Read More)
The Trouble with Culture
The Trouble with Culture (February 2007)
How Computers Are Calming the Culture Wars
F. Allan Hanson - Author

2007 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

How the computer revolution can ease polarization and help calm the culture wars.

In this highly original book, anthropologist F. Allan Hanson reveals an entirely unanticipated but vital link between two of the most widely discussed features of contemporary American society: the computer revolution and the culture wars. Hanson argues that the culture...(Read More)
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)
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