Subject Area: Media and Communications

Analisis y Valoracion De Sitios web de Centros Escolares
2003 0-7734-6788-2
This study analyzes and evaluates websites in Spanish scholastic centers.

Anti-Arab and Anti-Muslim Bias in American Newspapers. How They Reported the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah and Israeli-Hamas Wars
2010 0-7734-3901-3
This research compares the New York Times news coverage of the Israeli-Hezbollah War of 2006 (July War) and the Israeli-Gaza conflict of 2006 (Operation Summer Rain) with war coverage as reported by the Chicago Tribune and theWashington Times,. Using Herman and Chomsky’s (1988) Propaganda Model and Edward Said’s (1994) notion of Orientalism, this research investigates the range of permitted opinion and the representations of Arabs and Muslims in news articles.

Anti-Indecency Groups and the Federal Communications Commission
2003 0-7734-6761-0
By examining the activities of Morality in Media and the American Family Association as related to the FCC, this research provides a clear picture of whether these groups have had any impact on the policy-making process. It fills an important gap in the understanding of how the FCC has regulated indecent speech on the broadcast spectrum as well as how it has responded to the pressure of interest groups. Despite the popular notion of the dominance of the religious right, this research demonstrates that the groups have not been as successful in pushing their agenda as some think. In addition, this research also gives scholars further insight on how the FCC makes policy in general.

Articulación de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación en la educación
2003 0-7734-6780-7
This study examines the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education, especially in the field of Spanish linguistics. It discusses the need to carry out innovative training and didactic strategies in order to prepare teachers and students to use the internet and ICT resources.

BBC Broadcasts to Portugal in World War 2. How Radio Was Used as a Weapon of War
2011 0-7734-1487-8
The study employs archival research to produce a narrative of the early history of radio in Portugal, from its emergence through to the end of World War II. It analyzes foreign broadcasters' impact in the country during the War.

British Techniques of Public Relations and Propaganda for Mobilizing East and Central Africa During World War II
2000 0-7734-7805-1
This monograph presents a detailed account of how the British government developed new techniques of public relations and propaganda during the Second World War and in the early post-war period to mobilize the British empire in the war effort and in a new imperial relationship of partnership. Through the efforts of the Colonial Office and Ministry of Information, they used propaganda to explain the war to populations in the empire and exhort them to maximize their war effort, and to educate the British public about imperial contributions. Propaganda was employed in the United States to combat the threat posed by American anti-imperialism. It was also used to promote racial tolerance in Britain and the empire. After the war, the long-term educative process aimed to contain the political aspirations of the Africans and white settler communities in East and Central Africa.

Broadcast, Internet and TV Media in the Arab World and Small Nations: Studies in Recent Developments
2010 0-7734-1302-2
In this collection, scholars from various backgrounds discuss how emerging changes in media content and delivery influence culture, education, international relations, and human expectations. It traces global media trends of convergence and competition for a fragmented and diverse audience. Nine essays are included in the collection.

Bureau of Motion Pictures and Its Influence on Film Content During World War II. The Reasons for Its Failure
1998 0-7734-8304-7
This book examines the United States government’s efforts to use the motion picture industry to aid the war effort and maintain high public morale during the Second World War.

Comparative Study of the Political Communication Styles of Bill Clinton and Tony Blair
2005 0-7734-5976-6
This research expands the data base in comparative cross-national political communication. It thereby establishes the basis for generalizations about, and comparisons of, the campaign styles of Blair and Clinton. Throughout, the larger question is to what extent Great Britain has imported American communication methods.

Comparing and Contrasting Marketing Assumptions and Advertising Strategies in Japan and the United States
2006 0-7734-5904-9
This study explores the practice and dynamics of advertising in the second largest democratic economy in the world – Japan. The work examines advertising practices through seven case studies, dramatically framed by individual vignettes written in the style of the Japanese business novel. The case problems and chosen solutions illustrate successful Japanese adaptations of advertising from around the world, in addition to advertising practices that are culturally unique to Japan. The analysis highlights similarities and differences in Japanese and American advertising practice. The study concludes that an understanding of the external and internal influences in developing creative objectives and strategies, combined with an identification of the structural components in advertising, is key to a greater understanding of how social, political and other cultural trends affected the evolution of advertising in modern Japan. In a conclusion, the author recommends new advertising strategies that are in response to changing national and international trends since the collapse of the bubble economy.

Critical Edition of the Life and Death of Jack Straw (1594)
2002 0-7734-7118-9
Essential to an understanding of the politics of the history play in the 1590s through its presentation of the original `peasants' revolt' of 1381. This first-ever annotated edition in English will help to broaden the debates around the politics of the drama at the end of Elizabeth's reign, combining a synthesis of previous scholarship and criticism with the fruits of new research. It offers a lightly modernized and corrected edition of the text and of the play's history, it features a long critical discussion placing the play in its intellectual and critical context. Extensive selections from the two major chronicle sources, Holinshed's and Grafton's Chronicles, and the relevant sections of two other texts often associated with the play, Nelson's Lord Mayor's Pageant of 1590 and Richard Johnson's 1592 Worthies of London.

Cultural Reflections and the Role of Advertising in the Socio-Economic and National Development of Nigeria
2005 0-7734-6162-0
Few studies have examined the cultural reflections and the role of advertising in the national development of Nigerian or other African countries. This study, which explored the meaning of development, the debate on the role of culture and mass media on social modernization, African political economy as well as Nigerian history, politics, economic and communication development efforts, serves as an attempt to bridge that gulf. The study focused on the role of advertising in the process of social mobilization and modernization in Nigeria by examining the cultural reflections, the nature and characteristics of the messages, and the values and symbols conveyed in Nigerian mass media advertisements. In order to accomplish the task, the study used content and ideological analyses to analyze 500-plus advertisements published or aired in the last quarter of 1998 and the first quarter of 1999. .

Democracy and the Philippine Media, 1983-93
2000 0-7734-7816-7
This study examines the relationships between the Philippine media, class power, and the state. It focuses particularly on the economic and political actors and agencies, including the press, which have promoted or hindered democratization in the Philippines during the decade 1983-1993. It argues that although the role of the Philippine press has been considerable, it has been inextricably bound to the interests of the ruling elites who have disproportionate control over mainstream media agendas.

Democracy and the Role of the Haitian Media
2001 0-7734-7314-9
This study includes an explanation of the origins of the exiled Haitian press, the revolutionary character of the Haitian-American press, historical development of media in Haiti, and the relationship between media and the government from 1986 to 1999. It also contains a review of the literature and a theoretical base developed after reviewing the political systems of the press. It uses this most-difficult-case scenario to illustrate the changing pattern media may take in helping to create a democratic society.

Editing Rape: Editorial Cleansing in Richard Wright’s Native Son
2015 1-4955-0341-0


Effects of United States' Political Communication and the Liberian Experience (1960-1990). An Afrocentric Analysis
1997 0-7734-2210-2
This study examines the dynamics of U.S. communications and information systems, and the extent to which they are used to maximize American interests in Liberia in particular and in Africa in general. This conceptual approach delineates the foundation and hence the implementation of U.S. economic, cultural, political and military interests vis-a-vis other nation-states.

Fifty Year Role of the United States Air Force in Advancing Information Technology. A History of the Rome, New York Ground Electronics Laboratory
2003 0-7734-6538-3
This work provides information previously unavailable to the wider scholarly community: the role of the US Air Force in advancing information and electronics technology. The Air Force established a far-reaching research effort upon becoming a separate service in 1947 and maintains it today. Rome Laboratory, established in 1951, became the Air Force’s primary ground electronics laboratory. Relying on previously classified as well as documentation in the public sphere, this work details Air Force involvement in the development of radio, radar, communications satellites, computers, solid state devices, and photonics. The Cold War serves as backdrop until the last chapter, when attention shifts to more contemporary activities. Each chapter examines an Air Force mission, the technologies employed to accomplish it, and Rome Laboratory’s role. Originality and unique documentation make this work a must-read for those interested in the history of science and technology, Air Force and Department of Defense roles in the information revolution, military history, Cold War history, and the social and economic impact of Air Force R&D on the communities of central New York.

Gulf War as Popular Entertainment. An Analysis of the Military-Industrial Media Complex
1997 0-7734-8666-6
Essays presented here provide analyses of war in the post-modern era, specifically the Persian Gulf War. Scholars interested in war, applications of post-modern theory, the media, communications, a history of modern warfare, and international affairs will find the analyses illuminating, applicable as they are to any post-modern combative event, such as Chechnea or Bosnia. The introduction details the focus of each paper, and the concluding chapter connects them conceptually, offering a new, post-modern perspective of war.

History and Advancement of African Americans in the Advertising Industry, 1895-1999
2002 0-7734-6945-1


History of the Press in Nigeria From 1859-2015 and the Origins of the Nigerian Broadcasting and Film Industry
2015 1-4955-0324-0
This study contends that democracy and political change is deeply rooted in the mass media’s ability to become a major agent of political socialization that was capable of mobilizing local populations into changing longstanding African attitudes about politics and election outcome behaviors.


How America Markets Its Wars. A Case Study
2013 0-7734-4541-2
Democratic governments who need public opinion on their side to make decisions use different strategies to win popular support for their wars. This book chronicles that process in specific how popular support for the Iraq Wars were won by the two Bush Presidents, and how the leaders can often twist the truth. There is a tacit assumption that the public wants to trust the President, and that there are things the leaders know that the general public is not privy to. In certain cases, like wars of retaliation, little marketing is necessary. The use of polling data can also aide the government in determining with certainty which marketing strategies will convince people to support the war policy.

How the American Media Packaged Lynching: 1850-1940
2006 0-7734-5628-7
Examines the manner in which the national media in the United States treated lynching and vigilante activity between 1850 and 1940. The perspective emphasizes the importance of media framing, sponsor and opponent activity, and media balance. Since not all lynching incidents can be studied, critical discourse moments are selected.

How the Internet is Changing the Practice of Politics in the Middle East: Political Protest, New Social Movements, and Electronic Samizdat
2009 0-7734-4734-2
This work examines the socio-economic and socio-political factors that make modern information technology a useful and viable tool for expatriate political and social movements in dealing with the rigid state control of the traditional media in the Middle East.

How the Media Shape Young Women's Perceptions of Self-Efficacy, Social Power and Class
2006 0-7734-5659-7
This book addresses the interaction of the media, sexuality and self-efficacy in teenage women. In doing so, it is also inclusive of class and power issues and the perceptual reactions of young women to an increasingly sexualized media. It includes a combination of qualitative and quantitative research examining the interaction of self-efficacy, as individual empowerment, with sexualized media imagery. It demonstrates how sexualized images projected by advertising, and the media in general, are perceived as power by adolescent females. Power is defined as self-efficacy or a personal power. Sexualized imagery proved to be an indicator of perceptions of both empowerment and a stratified class structure, with the more sexualized the imagery, the higher the perception of both self-efficacy and high social status or class. The book provides an in-depth exploration of young women’s perceptions of sexuality and power. Additionally, the book examines sexualized imagery from a historical standpoint and as a component in adolescent sexual development.

Influence of Communication Technologies on Political Participation and Social Interaction
2003 0-7734-6691-6
This study, using a new theoretical approach called cultural catalysis theory, argues that it was the diffusion of many communication technologies – not solely television – that contributed to a decline in Localism (participating in local political issues) and Cosmopolitanism (interest in presidential campaign). Cultural catalysis theory posits that there are four groups in society: Localists, Cosmopolitans, Community Leaders, and Displaced. The theory also posits that technologies changed the composition of these groups over time because they permitted people to look outside their local community for socializing and entertainment, and allowed people to entertain themselves alone in their homes. Two longitudinal datasets, the National Election Study (1960-2000) and the General Social Survey (1974-2000) were used to test the hypotheses.

Influence of Mass Media on Divorce Referenda in Ireland
2010 0-7734-3797-5
This work utilizes quantitative research methods to analyze twenty seven opinion polls dealing with the issue of constitutional change in Ireland. It provides a framework for anyone interested in understanding the intricate relationships between media, public opinion and constitutional ballot issues in an Irish/European context.

Information, Its Forms and Functions the Elements of Semiology
1997 0-7734-8675-5
A synthesis which takes account of the many forms and purposes of human expression and communication. It includes topics like the recording of information, the use of signs for the elaboration of ideas, for the design and execution of projects, signs and the representation of experience, esthetics, and rituals. The author argues that language and signs are best understood as a sort of technology rather than as the manifestation of a faculty.

Internet Discourse of Arab- American Groups. A Study of Web Linguistics
2009 0-7734-4859-4
This work examines the discursive construction of social identity of Arab-American groups on the World Wide Web (WWW).

Interpersonal Culture on the Internet. Television, the Internet and the Making of a Community
2004 0-7734-6380-1
“Community” is a highly contested concept, and in the milieu of mass media, it is even more highly fraught. The book bolsters our understandings of the substantive processes involved, particularly those of boundary formation, spatial dimensions of communities, and how communities are always both embedded and emerging entities. Finally, it deals with the question of how seamless and/or disruptive the new technology of the Internet is vis-à-vis our traditional practices of community formation and maintenance. Ethnographic in method, and deals with community concepts such as networks, geography, boundaries, and politics.

Media and Communications Industries in Nigeria: Impacts of Neoliberal Reforms Between 1999 and 2007
2009 0-7734-4699-0
This book is a comprehensive analysis of the impacts of neoliberal reforms on the media and communications industries in Nigeria between 1999 and 2007, with the return of democratic governance to the country. It is the first book-length assessment of impacts of economic policy on media and communications industries in Nigeria.

Media Censorship in the Middle East
2007 0-7734-5286-9
This book examines, for the first time ever, Middle-Eastern media censorship. By using an analytical and comparative approach this book, explicitly, shows how the censorial culture grew as the media developed in this region. It also illustrates the illusionary and deceptive arguments presented by the authorities citing articles and stipulations from the constitution that speaks for the freedom of the press and free speech. This book also shows the possibility for emerging models of media in the Middle East that highlight a direction toward democracy and the application of laws and regulations.

Media in South Africa after Apartheid
2006 0-7734-5744-5
This collection of essays provides a systemic evaluation of the transition experience of media and correlate institutions in the decade following the introduction of a multiracial democracy in South Africa. The contributors, from inside and outside South Africa, assess the transition experience from multiple perspectives.

Modeling Behavior From Images of Reality in Television. Narratives, Myths, Information and Socialization
2001 0-7734-7674-1
Examples of what may be considered inappropriate aggressive behavior modeled in television programs as a focus for the textual analysis. It provides ideological, cultural, narrative, semiotic, and political economy analyses of representative content and programs and discusses implications. Readers will gain a broad understanding of the concerns for television effects, and be able to judge the potential of television narratives to influence socialization and acculturation. The study shows that television narratives have the ability to create meanings which reinforce or refute dominant ideas and myths of the society. Examines such shows as Beavis and Butt-Head; Family Matters; Home Improvement; Jenny Jones; Married With Children; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; Oprah; Roseanne; Sally Jesse Raphael; South Park, and The Simpsons.

Politics of Television Policy
2009 0-7734-5223-0
This book, drawing on primary sources, provides an in-depth analysis of the politics of the introduction of digital television in the United Kingdom. The author highlights the emergence of a more complex system of United Kingdom television policy-making, encompassing an ever increasing range of policy actors and political institutions.

Press and Politics in Africa
2000 0-7734-7684-9
This book deals with the relations between public communications and politics in the context of the nation-state system in Africa. It adopts an approach that interweaves theory and practice and, in this sense, stands apart from previous, mostly descriptive studies. It begins with an overview that presents a general theoretical model of communication and influence processes in politics. Other chapters focus on the practical issues. The final chapter, noting that many of the state –press interaction problems are partly matters of politics and partly matters of interpretation, integrates the descriptions, suggestions, and prescriptions of the earlier chapters in an interpretive analysis that also serves as a guide for future research and policymaking.

Reform, Organizational Players and Technological Developments in African Telecommunications - An Update
2003 0-7734-6658-4
This study provides up to date information in the field of African telecommunications policy and access. It includes information on a broad range of topics, including the growth of wireless telephones, documentation of bilateral and multilateral participation in African telecommunications development, organizations that run the gamut from broadcasting to new media, policy structures, country case studies, and more. Continent-wide information is provided along with specific, in-depth analyses of Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa

Representations of Murderous Women in Literature, Theatre, Film, and Television. Examining the Patriarchal Presuppositions Behind the Treatment of Murderesses in Fiction and Reality
2011 0-7734-1458-4
This collection examines the meaning, construction and deconstruction of the murdering woman. These essays suggest that the ways in which gender, race, class and sexuality play into representations of women murderers is key to understanding the patriarchal underpinnings of our judicial system as they apply to women criminals.

Role of Radio in the American Presidential Election of 1924: How a New Communications Technology Shapes the Political Process
2010 0-7734-3702-9
This study investigates how. for the first time the new medium of radio impacted upon a presidential campaign. Prior to 1924 candidates were known to the public by their photographs and by the printed versions of their major speeches published in the press. Beginning in 1924, however, party standard-bearers were recognized by their voices.

Short Fiction and the Press in France 1829-1841 Followed by a Selection of Short Fiction From the Periodical and Daily Press
1995 0-7734-8956-8
After 1829 the appearance in France of a number of magazines and newspapers which promoted original short fiction brought about a revolution in the dissemination, form and development of new literature. At first restricted to literary reviews, after 1836 newspapers also adopted short fiction. This led to the influence of editors and the public in dictating literary taste, and the commercialization soon provoked a critical debate on the role of literature and the press. This work examines this phenomenon and analyses the enormous output of short fiction by concentrating on two major reviews, La Revue de Paris and La Revue des Deux Mondes, and two leading newspapers, La Presse and Le Siècle, supplemented by a wide selection of other titles. This is followed by a cross section of stories which constitutes a unique collection of hitherto unpublished short fiction, thus allowing the reader to gain firsthand experience of a process that was to shape the future of French literature.

Social Learning and the History of U.S. Telecommunications Policy, 1900-1996
2003 0-7734-6660-6
With the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Congress opened the door for an industry that was once heavily regulated to take bold steps in the directions of competition. Through an examination of nine major Federal Communications Commission rulemakings, more than fifteen years of legislative activity in Congress, and several other policy decisions undertaken during the 20th century, this study argues that the Telecommunications Act was part of a process of social learning in which federal regulators entered an enduring mindset of competition beginning in the late 1970s. Scholars interested in telecommunications issues and developmental theories of policy change will find this book particularly engaging.

Study in Eighteenth-Century Advertising Methods the Anodyne Necklace
1992 0-7734-9177-5
By tracking the rise of the Anodyne Necklace with all its associated nostrums through the various forms of print by which a gullible public was to be manipulated (from the handout in the street to the constant and systematic exploitation of newspaper columns) we have a microtome slice through the century's uses of text in promotion and advertising. The size and scale of the activities involved, the amount of print generated, the interrelationships between such activities as almanac-making and the invention and promotion of nostrums, the plagiarizing of other people's texts and the playing on the public's fears are all part of the story of this time of vicious fighting for the public's attention and purse. Of great interest to the student of eighteenth-century life and letters, as well as to those interested in the development of advertising.

Study of Audience Responses to the Media Discourse About the “other”: The Fear of Terrorism Between Australian Muslims and the Broader Community
2010 0-7734-3770-3
This book examines the fear of terrorism and its impact on community well being and public perception of government counter terrorism strategies. The author’s discussion of the audience and their role in encoding/ decoding raises questions about the relationship between the audience and the media in an era of new technologies.

Truth in Advertising
1984 0-88946-912-1
A report from a symposium at the Toronto School of Theology, the first of a continuing series on the ethical implications of advertising.

U. S. Aid to Israel and Its Reflection in the New York Times and the Washington Post 1948-1973. The Pen, the Sword, and the Middle East
1992 0-7734-9435-9
With the assistance of the Faculty for Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Israel The study describes and analyzes the press's reaction to the events in the Middle East at critical stages of the evolving relationship within the context of the broader regional and international systems. These findings are crucial to understanding the attitudes toward Israel that prevailed in America during the period examined. The New York Times and The Washington Post were singled out because they are considered the most prestigious and influential papers both in the United States and abroad. In order to achieve a comprehensive evaluation of these papers' attitudes toward U.S. aid policy vis-a-vis Israel, every editorial and commentary that appeared in each paper during the entire period was examined.

Visual Images of Women in the Arts and Mass Media
1993 0-7734-9329-8
ARTS AND MASS MEDIA This collection of research by ten sociologists makes it clear that women's images in the media and arts exert a tremendous influence on perceptions of women. Includes examinations of Vogue photographs from the 1940s to the 1990s; a semiological examination of a rock video; advertisements and stories in women's romance magazines; Latin American photonovellas; the catwoman image; changing portrayals of the Madonna; portrayals of women by sculptor Harriet Hosmer and artist deKooning; and three dance works by two women choreographer/dancers, Hanstein and Ziaks. Illustrated with photographs.

What Newspapers, Films, and Television Do Africans Living in Britain See and Read? The Media of the African Diaspora
2012 0-7734-2920-4
Sociologists can learn a lot from studying a group’s media consumption patterns. In this study, Ogunyemi researches what stories are most resonant with Black Africans living in England. The book tries to discover whether or not this minority group adopts normative approaches to media coverage, by not only consuming but participating in media. It also discusses the omission of African stories by the mainstream media in England. This book will contribute to understanding ethnic media trends.

Women's Use of Public Relations for Progressive Era Reform
2007 0-7734-5320-2
This study examines the confluence of social, economic and political conditions that characterized the Progressive era in the United States, women’s influence and actions to bring about social reforms at a time when they could not vote, and their use of public relations tactics designed to bring about reforms that they hoped would improve the lives of all Americans. This book explores women’s use of public relations strategies and tactics in charitable and social service organizations, women’s clubs and government agencies during the same time period that the nascent public relations profession was being used by businesses as a means to defend their status and to see support of the public by providing information about their operations more openly. This study also addresses the notion that women reformers tended to focus heavily on building relationship with individuals, groups and organizations to promote their causes.