• December 2009

      Critical Pedagogy, Ecoliteracy, and Planetary Crisis

      The Ecopedagogy Movement

      by Richard Kahn

      We live in a time of unprecedented planetary ecocrisis, one that poses the serious and ongoing threat of mass extinction. What role can critical pedagogy play in the face of such burgeoning catastrophe? Drawing upon a range of theoretical influences – inc

    • January 2015

      Mediated Authenticity

      How the Media Constructs Reality

      by Gunn Enli

      This book explores the paradox of mediated authenticity – the idea that our understanding of society is based on mediated representations of reality. Enli argues that mediated authenticity is established through negotiations between producers and audience

    • December 2012

      Deconstructing Twilight

      Psychological and Feminist Perspectives on the Series

      by Donna M. Ashcraft

      Using feminist and psychological theory, Deconstructing Twilight examines the behavior, relationships, and gender roles depicted in the popular Twilight series. Using perspectives from both fans and detractors of the series, it discusses whether the chara

    • October 2012

      After Spirituality

      Studies in Mystical Traditions

      by Philip Wexler, Jonathan Garb

      After Spirituality: Studies in Mystical Traditions is the first volume in a new series of the same name. The book is devoted to the comparative study of contemporary mysticism, bringing together papers presented as part of the 2008-2009 research group on

    • October 2013

      Communication and the Economy

      History, Value and Agency

      by Joshua S. Hanan, Mark Hayward

      This collection brings together established and emerging scholars in communication studies to examine the relationship between communication and the economy in contemporary society. Providing context for ongoing debates in the field as well as opening new

    • January 2013

      A Literary Map of Spain in the 21st Century

      by Graciela Susana Boruszko

      A Literary Map of Spain in the 21st Century is a unique scholarly publication that participates in the debates of literary researchers by exploring the linguistic and literary map of Spain in the twenty-first century. Each chapter is centered in a particu

    • June 2015


      Video Games and the Militarization of Society

      by John Martino

      The impact that First Person Shooter video games have had on the evolution of youth culture over a decade or more has been the focus of attention from political leaders; medical and legal specialists; and the mass media. Much of the discussion concerning

    • February 2014

      Mircea Eliade

      From Magic to Myth

      by Moshe Idel

      Mircea Eliade: From Magic to Myth addresses a series of topics that have been neglected in scholarship. First and foremost, the book looks at the early Romanian background of some of Eliade’s ideas, especially his magical universe, which took on a more my

    • February 2015

      The Conceptualization of Race in Colonial Puerto Rico, 1800–1850

      by Kathryn Dungy

      With the growing interest in the history of peoples of African descent in the Americas, narratives addressing regions outside of the United States are becoming increasingly popular. The Conceptualization of Race in Colonial Puerto Rico, 1800–1850 illumina

    • May 2015

      Princess Cultures

      Mediating Girls’ Imaginations and Identities

      by Miriam Forman-Brunell, Rebecca C. Hains

      Princesses today are significant figures in girls’ culture in the United States and around the world. Although the reign of girls’ princess culture has generated intense debate, this anthology is the first to bring together international and interdiscipli

    • May 2015

      Dolls Studies

      The Many Meanings of Girls’ Toys and Play

      by Miriam Forman-Brunell, Jennifer Dawn Whitney

      Dolls are the focus of this pioneering anthology establishing Dolls Studies as an interdisciplinary field of scholarly inquiry. This work revises conventional understandings of what constitutes a doll; broadens the age range to include female adolescents,

    • November 2013

      Twitter and Society

      by Katrin Weller, Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Merja Mahrt, Cornelius Puschmann

      This book has won the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title award 2014. Since its launch in 2006, Twitter has evolved from a niche service to a mass phenomenon; it has become instrumental for everyday communication as well as for political debates, crisis com

    • July 2015

      Gender at Work

      A Social Psychological Perspective

      by Melanie C. Steffens, Ma. Àngels Viladot

      While many women receive equal education, such equality is nowhere in sight when it comes to women’s and men’s career success: men still earn significantly more than women and are more likely to be promoted. In this book, the authors offer a state of the

    • August 2016

      Philosophy for Multisensory Communication and Media

      by Keith Kenney

      Multisensory media – hybrid media that engage more than the auditory and visual senses – is beginning to change the way that we communicate. While hardware and software for capturing and emitting different types of sensory data are still being developed,

    • February 2015

      World Religions and Their Missions

      by Aaron J. Ghiloni

      Schleiermacher maintained that «to make proselytes out of unbelievers is deeply engrained in the character of religion.» But why do religions proselytize? Do all religions seek conversions? How are religions adapting their proclamations in a dee

    • March 2015

      Lost Histories of Youth Culture

      by Christine Feldman-Barrett

      Young people and their activities always have been a part of history – yet such narratives have remained mostly untold and often lost in the sands of time. This unprecedented and international collection sheds light on youth’s hidden histories from the ni

    • October 2014

      Public Relations Case Studies from Around the World

      by Judy VanSlyke Turk, Jean Valin

      The case studies in this book, many of which have won national or international awards, represent an impressive scope of public relations practice – from public diplomacy to corporate social responsibility to community relations to tourism to fundraising.

    • June 2015

      Attracting Attention

      Promotion and Marketing for Tourism Attractions

      by Andi Stein

      From theme parks and museums to zoos and aquariums, attractions draw millions of visitors each year. Regardless of type, they all share one common denominator – they are intended to provide visitors with memorable experiences. This book offers information

    • April 2015

      Global News

      Reporting Conflicts and Cosmopolitanism

      by Alexa Robertson

      Global News explores how media representation is conceived and enacted in a world of diversity and transborder flows. Among the ‘new media’ crowding the global mediascape are influential television outlets that promise viewers alternative vantage points t

    • July 2014

      Journalism and PR

      Unpacking ‘Spin’, Stereotypes, and Media Myths

      by Jim Macnamara

      The interrelationship between journalism and public relations (PR) is one of the most contentious in the field of media studies. Numerous studies have shown that 50–80 per cent of the content of mass media is significantly shaped by PR. But many editors,

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