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Media and Power


About the Series

Media and Power is a series that publishes work uniting media studies with studies of power.

This innovative and original series features books that challenge, even transcend, conventional disciplinary boundaries, construing both media and power in the broadest possible terms. At the same time, books in the series are designed to fit into several different types of college courses in political science, public policy, communication, journalism, media, history, film, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies.

Intended for the scholarly, text, and trade markets, the series should attract authors and inspire and provoke readers.

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Politics, Journalism, and The Way Things Were: My Life at The Times, The Hill, and Politico

Politics, Journalism, and The Way Things Were: My Life at The Times, The Hill, and Politico

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Martin Tolchin
November 26, 2019

In this book, Martin Tolchin describes his journey from New York Times copy boy to White House correspondent, and as founder of The Hill and co-founder of Politico. He tells of the talented and eccentric colleagues he encountered en route, and the conflicts and tensions that beset him during his 40...

Star Power: American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate

Star Power: American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate

1st Edition

Lauren Wright
July 16, 2019

Are celebrity politics the spice of American public life or a pox on policy progress? This book identifies and measures the attributes of celebrities that make them well-equipped to win campaigns and yet poorly prepared to govern effectively. The framers of the U.S. Constitution worried about the...

Presidents and the Media: The Communicator in Chief

Presidents and the Media: The Communicator in Chief

1st Edition

Stephen E. Frantzich
August 16, 2018

Is Donald Trump’s "War on the Media" new news, fake news, or business as usual? Presidents have always "used" the media and felt abused by it. Tried and true vehicles such as press conferences, routine speeches and the State of the Union address have served presidents’ interests and received...

Politics in Popular Movies: Rhetorical Takes on Horror, War, Thriller, and Sci-Fi Films

Politics in Popular Movies: Rhetorical Takes on Horror, War, Thriller, and Sci-Fi Films

1st Edition

John S. Nelson
July 30, 2015

Popular movies can be surprisingly smart about politics - from the portentous politics of state or war, to the grassroots, everyday politics of family, romance, business, church and school. Politics in Popular Movies analyses the politics in many well-known films across four popular genres: horror,...

Presidential Road Show: Public Leadership in an Era of Party Polarization and Media Fragmentation

Presidential Road Show: Public Leadership in an Era of Party Polarization and Media Fragmentation

1st Edition

Diane J. Heith
February 28, 2013

In The Presidential Road Show: Public Leadership in an Era of Party Polarization and Media Fragmentation, Diane J. Heith evaluates presidential leadership by critically examining a fundamental tenet of the presidency: the national nature of the office. The fact that the entire nation votes for the...

Media and Conflict: Escalating Evil

Media and Conflict: Escalating Evil

1st Edition

Cees Jan Hamelink
July 30, 2011

The world faces explosive conflicts about the distribution and scarcity of resources, about ethnicity and religion, and about the risks of urban life. These conflicts can easily spiral out of control toward mass slaughter-an evil of huge proportions that is often escalated by the media. What should...

Evil and Silence

Evil and Silence

1st Edition

Richard Fleming
November 30, 2010

Inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein and Stanley Cavell, this book is a profoundly original philosophical work put together as a network of quotations, to show that our language is never our own and that ethics can be understood as an effect of our attitude to language. It is a meditation on justice and...

Sex and Violence: The Hollywood Censorship Wars

Sex and Violence: The Hollywood Censorship Wars

1st Edition

Tom Pollard
January 30, 2010

Sex and Violence examines the history and social dynamics of film censorship in the United States. It examines censorship controversies throughout film history, from the beginning of cinema in the 1890s to the present. The book focuses both on formal censorship systems, including state and local...

Art/Museums: International Relations Where We Least Expect it

Art/Museums: International Relations Where We Least Expect it

1st Edition

Christine Sylvester
July 30, 2009

Art/Museums takes the study of international relations to the art museum. It seeks to persuade those who study international relations to take art/museums seriously and museum studies to take up the insights of international relations. And it does so at a time when both international relations and...

Netroots: Online Progressives and the Transformation of American Politics

Netroots: Online Progressives and the Transformation of American Politics

1st Edition

Matthew Robert Kerbel
April 30, 2009

The progressive "netroots," fueled by bloggers writing on websites like the Daily Kos and working through online organizations like MoveOn, are on the verge of spearheading a revolution that may well define the coming political era. Still, their purpose, goals, and track record remain largely...

Spinner in Chief: How Presidents Sell Their Policies and Themselves

Spinner in Chief: How Presidents Sell Their Policies and Themselves

1st Edition

Stephen J. Farnsworth
September 30, 2008

As the U.S. enters the last lap of the 2008 presidential election season, the media and the candidates are in full gear exploiting each other, often at the expense of public information and awareness. This book looks at how presidents and presidential candidates use television, the Internet, and...

Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era

Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era

1st Edition

Janice Peck
May 30, 2008

Over the last two decades Oprah Winfrey's journey has taken her from talk show queen to-as Time Magazine has asserted-"one of the most important figures in popular culture." Through her talk show, magazine, website, seminars, charity work, and public appearances, her influence in the social,...

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