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Violent Peace Media, Truth, and Power at the League of Nations
ISBN: PB: 9780226766423, ISBN: HB: 9780226766393, University of Chicago Press, April 2021
216 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The newly born League of Nations confronted the post-WWI world – from growing stateless populations to the resurgence of right-wing movements – by aiming to create a transnational, cosmopolitan dialogue on justice. As part of these efforts, a veritab...
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£28,00
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£76,00
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Rise and Fall of the International Organization of Journalists Based in Prague 1946–2016 Useful Recollections Part III
ISBN: PB: 9788024645056, University of Chicago Press, Karolinum Press, March 2021
540 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! In this book, Finnish scholar Kaarle Nordenstreng provides a unique account of the Prague-based International Organization of Journalists, a group that was at one time the world's largest...
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£20,00
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Aristocracy of Critics Luce, Hutchins, Niebuhr, and the Committee That Redefined Freedom of the Press
ISBN: HB: 9780300111897, Yale University Press, January 2021
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 19 black&white illus.
In 1943, Time Inc. editor-in-chief Henry R. Luce sponsored the greatest collaboration of intellectuals in the twentieth century. He and University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins summoned the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, the Pulitzer-win...
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£25,00
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Mind Abuse Media Violence and Its Threat to Democracy
ISBN: PB: 9781551647326, ISBN: HB: 9781551647333, University of Chicago Press, Black Rose Books, January 2021
180 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm
Although rogue elements on the internet have spawned concerns about foreign interference in elections, invasion of privacy, and the impact of hate speech, most people are still in denial about the harmful effects of media violence as entertainment. T...
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£17,99
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£45,99
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Social Media, Social Justice and the Political Economy of Online Networks
ISBN: PB: 9781947602847, University of Chicago Press, University of Cincinnati Press, January 2021
225 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 20 halftones
While social network analyses often demonstrate the usefulness of social media networks to affective publics and otherwise marginalized social justice groups, this book explores the domination and manipulation of social networks by more powerful poli...
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£31,00
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Connect and Divide The Practice Turn in Media Studies
ISBN: PB: 9783035800517, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, January 2021
386 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Media is a kind of gatekeeper, connecting disparate entities and shielding them from one another at the same time. When we speak of media, we often refer to those entities themselves – to persons, organizations, artifacts, signals, and inscriptions –...
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£64,00
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Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities Volume 2
ISBN: PB: 9781649590084, University of Chicago Press, Iter Press, December 2020
513 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 37 colour plates, 5 halftones, 42 figures
In the humanities, the field of "social knowledge creation" has helped define how social media platforms and other collaborative spaces have shaped humanistic critique in the twenty-first century. The ability to access and organize information and pe...
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£64,00
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Anti-Journalist Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe
ISBN: PB: 9780226754574, University of Chicago Press, November 2020
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, Karl Kraus created a bold new style of media criticism, penning incisive satires that elicited both admiration and outrage. Kraus's spectacularly hostile critiques often focused on his fellow Jewish journalists, which b...
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£34,00
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Lie Machines How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives
ISBN: HB: 9780300250206, Yale University Press, June 2020
224 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm
Artificially intelligent "bot" accounts bolster or berate politicians on Twitter. Conspiracy theorists publish junk news sites to promote their bunk. Campaigners create fake dating profiles to attract young voters. We live in a world of technologies...
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Jet Age Aesthetic The Glamour of Media in Motion
ISBN: HB: 9780300247466, Yale University Press, February 2020
232 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 98 colour illus., 52 black&white illus.
Vanessa R. Schwartz engagingly presents the jet plane's power to define a new age at a critical moment in the mid-20th century, arguing that the craft's speed and smooth ride allowed people to imagine themselves living in the future. Exploring realms...
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