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Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media

Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essays on Mass Media Lowest new price: $19.98
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Author: Beth A Haller
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Towson University journalism professor Beth A. Haller's 20 years of research into disability and mass media inform this one-of-a-kind collection on advertising, news, entertainment television, film and Internet new media. Ideal for disability studies students and researchers as well as disability activists. "[T]his textual analysis is a gem of clarity. . . . a welcome addition to disability studies literature in general, and in particular, to those who feel strongly about the necessity of educating students about responsible consuming, reporting and reviewing of disability issues in the news, and in culture at large. . . . "I like this book enormously, and would recommend it especially to those teaching in the fields of Disability or Media Studies. Its clarity makes it an ideal text for newcomers to the field, and the richness of its samples and methodologies render it equally valuable to those who have been in either field over many years, and who may be looking for a new way to think about the issues Haller examines with thoroughness and perspicacity." -- From the review by Celest Martin in Disability Studies Quarterly (Vol 31, No 2 (2011).

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Our Word is Our Weapon: Selected Writings

Our Word is Our Weapon: Selected Writings Lowest new price: $63.76
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Author: Subcomandante Marcos

In this landmark book, Seven Stories Press presents a powerful collection of literary, philosophical, and political writings of the masked Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos. Introduced by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, and illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs, Our Word Is Our Weapon crystallizes "the passion of a rebel, the poetry of a movement, and the literary genius of indigenous Mexico."
Marcos first captured world attention on January 1, 1994, when he and an indigenous guerrilla group calling themselves "Zapatistas" revolted against the Mexican government and seized key towns in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas. In the six years that have passed since their uprising, Marcos has altered the course of Mexican politics and emerged an international symbol of grassroots movement-building, rebellion, and democracy. The prolific stream of poetic political writings, tales, and traditional myths that Marcos has penned since January 1, 1994 fill more than four volumes. Our Word Is Our Weapon presents the best of these writings, many of which have never been published before in English.
Throughout this remarkable book we hear the uncompromising voice of indigenous communities living in resistance, expressing through manifestos and myths the universal human urge for dignity, democracy, and liberation. It is the voice of a people refusing to be forgotten the voice of Mexico in transition, the voice of a people struggling for democracy by using their word as their only weapon.

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Media Impact: An Introduction to Mass Media (Wadsworth Series in Mass Communication and Journalism: General Mass Communication)

Media Impact: An Introduction to Mass Media (Wadsworth Series in Mass Communication and Journalism: General Mass Communication) Lowest new price: $43.99
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Author: Shirley Biagi
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From media history to today's rapid-fire changes, MEDIA/IMPACT takes you on a tour of the events, people, and technologies that have shaped and are shaping the industry. Known for its engaging writing style, currency, and visual appeal, this book explores the converged mass media--its industries and support industries as well as the legal, ethical, social, global, and technological issues these businesses face very day. Emphasizing the impact of the media on individuals and society, the book illustrates that the media are foremost in the business of making money and shows you students what it's like to work in each industry. Included are detailed timelines and an extensive online media careers guide.

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We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People

We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People Lowest new price: $4.99
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Author: Dan Gillmor

"We the Media, has become something of a bible for those who believe the online medium will change journalism for the better." -Financial Times

Big Media has lost its monopoly on the news, thanks to the Internet. Now that it's possible to publish in real time to a worldwide audience, a new breed of grassroots journalists are taking the news into their own hands. Armed with laptops, cell phones, and digital cameras, these readers-turned-reporters are transforming the news from a lecture into a conversation. In We the Media, nationally acclaimed newspaper columnist and blogger Dan Gillmor tells the story of this emerging phenomenon and sheds light on this deep shift in how we make--and consume--the news.

Gillmor shows how anyone can produce the news, using personal blogs, Internet chat groups, email, and a host of other tools. He sends a wake-up call tonewsmakers-politicians, business executives, celebrities-and the marketers and PR flacks who promote them. He explains how to successfully play by the rules of this new era and shift from "control" to "engagement." And he makes a strong case to his fell journalists that, in the face of a plethora of Internet-fueled news vehicles, they must change or become irrelevant.

Journalism in the 21st century will be fundamentally different from the Big Media oligarchy that prevails today. We the Media casts light on the future of journalism, and invites us all to be part of it.

Dan Gillmor is founder of Grassroots Media Inc., a project aimed at enabling grassroots journalism and expanding its reach. The company's first launch is Bayosphere.com, a site "of, by, and for the San Francisco Bay Area."

Dan Gillmor is the founder of the Center for Citizen Media, a project to enable and expand reach of grassroots media. From 1994-2004, Gillmor was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's daily newspaper, and wrote a weblog for SiliconValley.com. He joined the Mercury News after six years with the Detroit Free Press. Before that, he was with the Kansas City Times and several newspapers in Vermont. He has won or shared in several regional and national journalism awards. Before becoming a journalist he played music professionally for seven years.

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Communication Theories: Origins, Methods and Uses in the Mass Media (5th Edition)

Communication Theories: Origins, Methods and Uses in the Mass Media (5th Edition) Lowest new price: $51.47
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Author: Werner J. Severin
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The Fifth Edition addresses ongoing changes in mass communications and new developments in mass communications theory. The book also applies communication theories to the mass media with current examples from journalism, broadcasting, advertising and public relations to clarify the concepts. A new chapter on cyber communications explores the influential new medium, using discussions of mediamorphosis, hypertext, multimedia, interface design, Internet addiction and Internet dependency. An extensively rewritten chapter on media chains and conglomerates addresses key developments in the field. The book also includes unique coverage of media uses and institutions, meant as an alternative way to think about mass communication. For readers interested in exploring mass communication theory.

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The Red Pill: The Cure for Today's Mass Media Culture

The Red Pill: The Cure for Today's Mass Media Culture Lowest new price: $14.37
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Author: Mr. Harold Hay
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The Red Pill, A Cure for Today's Mass Media Culture offers the reader a choice to take either the red pill or the blue pill. By taking the blue pill, we will continue to live in a world that is controlled and manipulated by the media. This world is a reflection of what the mass media culture wants us to believe. Just like in the movie The Matrix, this world is based on a false reality and is not a reflection of what God intended for us. The red pill offers us hope and truth. By taking it, we will come to understand how the media has manipulated and controlled our thoughts and actions. The Red Pill is a book that offers real possibilities that enable us to re-engage the culture by using mass media and entertainment as a means to interject Christian and Biblical principles into our society. The Red Pill offers five core principles that will impact and change our culture and, ultimately, the direction of our society.

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Mass Media in a Changing World

Mass Media in a Changing World Lowest new price: $83.51
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Author: George Rodman

Mass Media in a Changing World introduces students to the world of media through a unique structure that makes the material easily intelligible and meaningful to their lives. Each chapter is divided into three-part narrative sections: history, industry, and controversy. Mass Media in a Changing World is the story of where the media came from, why they do what they do, and why those actions cause controversies. The new fourth edition features coverage of new media and the significance of mobile media in mass communication including new sections on the convergence of economics of the online and mobile industries and the history of mobile media.

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The Reality of the Mass Media (Cultural Memory in the Present)

The Reality of the Mass Media (Cultural Memory in the Present) Lowest new price: $12.78
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Author: Niklas Luhmann
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In The Reality of the Mass Media, Luhmann extends his theory of social systems―applied in his earlier works to the economy, the political system, art, religion, the sciences, and law―to an examination of the role of mass media in the construction of social reality. Luhmann argues that the system of mass media is a set of recursive, self-referential programs of communication, whose functions are not determined by the external values of truthfulness, objectivity, or knowledge, nor by specific social interests or political directives. Rather, he contends that the system of mass media is regulated by the internal code information/noninformation, which enables the system to select its information (news) from its own environment and to communicate this information in accordance with its own reflexive criteria. Despite its self-referential quality, Luhmann describes the mass media as one of the key cognitive systems of modern society, by means of which society constructs the illusion of its own reality. The reality of mass media, he argues, allows societies to process information without destabilizing social roles or overburdening social actors. It forms a broad reservoir (memory) of options for the future coordination of action, and it provides parameters for the stabilization of political reproduction of society, as it produces a continuous self-description of the world around which modern society can orient itself. In his discussion of mass media, Luhmann elaborates a theory of communication in which communication is seen not as the act of a particular consciousness, nor the medium of integrative social norms, but merely the technical codes through which systemic operations arrange and perpetuate themselves.

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Socio-Cultural Conflict Between African American and Korean American

Socio-Cultural Conflict Between African American and Korean American Lowest new price: $77.51
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Author: Molefi Kete Asante
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Tragic relations between African Americans and Korean Americans began when the two cultures came together without having a sense of communion or a mutual understanding. In other words, this tragic relationship is the product of severe communication and cultural gaps. Socio-Cultural Conflict between African American and Korean American is the first book to base an integrated treatment of the relation between the two cultures with in-depth theorizing, survey, and analyses. First, this book identifies the nature of relations between African Americans and Korean Americans by investigating the cognitive roots of negative perceptions and some of the structural problems. Second, it explores the socio-economic and cultural reasons for this racial conflict. Third, it examines the impact of various media messages about multicultural relations and portrayals of both African Americans and Korean Americans. And finally, it suggests possible communicative strategies to promote and enhance race relations. This book will be useful to college students, and interesting to anyone concerned over racial and ethnic studies, as well as intercultural communications.

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Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture

Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture Lowest new price: $9.99
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Author: Stanley Baran

This text encourages students to be active media consumers and gives them a deeper understanding of the role that the media play in both shaping and reflecting culture. Through this cultural perspective, students learn that audience members are as much a part of the mass communication process as are the media producers, technologies, and industries. This was the first, and remains the only, university-level text to make media literacy central to its approach, and given recent national and global turmoil, its emphasis on media use and democracy could not be more timely.

Building on this tested emphasis, the sixth edition features a complete updating of industry statistics throughout, numerous new examples from the ongoing Iraq war, the Presidential election, and the emergence of wildly popular Internet applications such as massive multiplayer online worlds like Second Life and social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace.

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