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The Politics of Persuasion
The Politics of Persuasion (February 2017)
Economic Policy and Media Bias in the Modern Era
Anthony R. DiMaggio - Author

Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias.

Tracking the effects of media content on the public is a difficult endeavor, and media effects vary on a subject-to-subject basis. To address this challenge, The Politics of Persuasion employs a multifaceted, mixed method approach to studying mass media and public attitudes. Anthony R. DiMaggio analyzes...(Read More)
 
 
Selling War, Selling Hope
Selling War, Selling Hope (October 2015)
Presidential Rhetoric, the News Media, and U.S. Foreign Policy since 9/11
Anthony R. DiMaggio - Author

Details how presidents utilize mass media to justify foreign policy objectives in the aftermath of 9/11.
Modern presidents have considerable power in selling U.S. foreign policy objectives to the public. In Selling War, Selling Hope, Anthony R. DiMaggio documents how presidents often make use of the media to create a positive informational environment that, at least in the short term, successfully builds public support fo...(Read More)
 
 
Endtimes?
Endtimes? (March 2012)
Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times
Daniel R. Schwarz - Author

A groundbreaking study of ten difficult years in the life of America’s most important newspaper.

From false stories about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to growing competition from online and twenty-four-hour cable news, the first decade of the twenty-first century was not particularly kind to the New York Times. In this groundbreaking study of the recent life and times of America’s most...(Read More)
 
 
The Suffering Will Not Be Televised
The Suffering Will Not Be Televised (September 2009)
African American Women and Sentimental Political Storytelling
Rebecca Wanzo - Author

Explores how the suffering of African American women has been minimized and obscured in U.S. culture.

Why do some stories of lost white girls garner national media headlines, while others missing remain unknown to the general public? What makes a suffering person legible as a legitimate victim in U.S. culture? In The Suffering Will Not Be Televised, Rebecca Wanzo uses African American women as a case study ...(Read More)
 
 
Digital Diaspora
Digital Diaspora (February 2009)
A Race for Cyberspace
Anna Everett - Author

Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace.

Deftly interweaving history, culture, and critical theory, Anna Everett traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace, particularly during the early years of the Internet. She challenges the problematic historical view of black people as quintessential information-age outsiders or poster children for the digital divide by uncovering their early technolu...(Read More)
 
 
Now Playing
Now Playing (April 2008)
Early Moviegoing and the Regulation of Fun
Paul S. Moore - Author

2009 Gertrude J. Robinson Book Prize presented by the Canadian Communication Association

Locates the origins of the mass audience and the emergence of everyday moviegoing in the culture of cities.

Using Toronto as a case study, and focusing on a period from the opening of the first theaters showcasing moving pictures in 1906 to the end of World War I, Now Playing locates the origin...(Read More)
 
 
Spectacle Pedagogy
Spectacle Pedagogy (April 2008)
Art, Politics, and Visual Culture
Charles R. Garoian - Author
Yvonne M. Gaudelius - Author

Examines the interrelationships between art, politics, and visual culture post-9/11.

This book examines the complex interrelationships between art, politics, and visual culture through the concept of spectacle pedagogy. In a series of essays Charles R. Garoian and Yvonne M. Gaudelius utilize the narratives of collage, montage, assemblage, installation, and performance art to expose, examine, and critique the pervasi...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Representational Correctness
Beyond Representational Correctness (March 2008)
Rethinking Criticism of Popular Media
Edward Schiappa - Author

Argues that representational correctness can cause critics to miss the positive work that films and television shows can perform in reducing prejudice.

Representational correctness describes an implicit set of norms, including accuracy, purity, and innocence, that guide much of popular media criticism. In this provocative book, Edward Schiappa argues that representational correctness is unproductive, antagonistic t...(Read More)
 
 
Conspiracy Panics
Conspiracy Panics (February 2008)
Political Rationality and Popular Culture
Jack Z. Bratich - Author

Examines contemporary anxiety over the phenomenon of conspiracy theories.

While most other works focus on conspiracy theories, this book examines conspiracy panics, or the anxiety over the phenomenon of conspiracy theories. Jack Z. Bratich argues that conspiracy theories are portals into the major social issues defining U.S. and global political culture. These issues include the rise of new technologies, ...(Read More)
 
 
Negotiating Democracy
Negotiating Democracy (October 2007)
Media Transformations in Emerging Democracies
Isaac A. Blankson - Editor
Patrick Murphy - Editor

Explores the relationship between media and democracy against the broader background of globalization.

Negotiating Democracy addresses issues that have defined the challenges and consequences of media transformation faced by new and emerging democracies. These issues include the dismantling of national broadcasting systems, the promotion of private independent and pluralistic media, the clash between liberal...(Read More)
 
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