the media at war in Iraq
Author: Bill Katovsky,Timothy Carlson
Publisher: The Lyons Press
Category: History
Page: 422
View: 8309
Collects numerous personal accounts of war correspondents and photographers detailing their experiences during the Iraq War.

Reporters on the Battlefield

The Embedded Press System in Historical Context
Author: Christopher Paul,James J. Kim
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 083304057X
Category: Political Science
Page: 174
View: 4112
Focusing on the embedded press system deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, this book attempts to answer the following questions: How effective was the embedded press system in meeting the needs of the three main constituencies-the press, the military, and the citizens of the United States? What policy history led to the innovation of an embedded press system? Where are press-military relations likely to go in the future?

The Second Media Age

Author: Mark Poster
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745677983
Category: Social Science
Page: 194
View: 2818
This book examines the implications of new communication technologies in the light of the most recent work in social and cultural theory and argues that new developments in electronic media, such as the Internet and Virtual Reality, justify the designation of a "second media age".


Media Philosophy
Author: Mark C. Taylor,Esa Saarinen
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415103374
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 7759
Imagologies: Media Philosophyis no ordinary book. Provocative, irritating and stimulating, this is a work to be engaged with, questioned and pondered. As the web of telecommunications technology spreads across the globe, the site of economic development, social change, and political struggle shifts to the realm of media and communications. In this remarkable book, Mark Taylor and Esa Saarinen challenge readers to rethink politics, economics, education, religion, architecture, and even thinking itself. When the world is wired, nothing remains the same. To explore the new electronic frontier with Taylor and Saarinen is to see the world anew. A revolutionary period needs a revolutionary book. Get a head start of the 21st Century: Read Imagologies: Media Philosophy

Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War

Author: Alexander Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486227316
Category: History
Page: 8
View: 8119
Photographs taken in the field provide an extraordinary commentary upon the Civil War

Ethical challenges in librarianship

Author: Robert Hauptman
Publisher: Oryx Pr
Category: Philosophy
Page: 110
View: 6579

The Ghosts of Berlin

Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape
Author: Brian Ladd
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022655886X
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 7697
In the twenty years since its original publication, The Ghosts of Berlin has become a classic, an unparalleled guide to understanding the presence of history in our built environment, especially in a space as historically contested—and emotionally fraught—as Berlin. Brian Ladd examines the ongoing conflicts radiating from the remarkable fusion of architecture, history, and national identity in Berlin. Returning to the city frequently, Ladd continues to survey the urban landscape, traversing its ruins, contemplating its buildings and memorials, and carefully deconstructing the public debates and political controversies emerging from its past.

The Dash for Khartoum

A Tale of the Nile Expedition
Author: George Alfred Henty
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Category: Adoption
Page: 382
View: 8738

Sharing the land of Canaan

human rights and the Israeli-Palestinian struggle
Author: Mazin B. Qumsiyeh
Publisher: Pluto Pr
Category: History
Page: 236
View: 9577
Examines human rights issues in the Occupied Territories and lays out plans for a lasting peace.

Honour Killing

Stories of Men Who Killed
Author: Ayse Onal
Publisher: Saqi
ISBN: 0863568076
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 9778
Honour killing persists around the Middle East, where regimes refrain from tackling primitive traditions for fear of sparking unrest. Ayse Onal interviewed imprisoned men in Turkey convicted of killing their mothers, sisters, and daughters. The result is a revealing and ultimately tragic account of ruined lives - both the victims' and the killers' - in a country where state and religion conspire to hush up the killing of hundreds of women every year. 'Ayse Onal has done an immense service by revealing what it is like to live in an honour-based society and the terrible cost, not just to the women who are beaten and eventually killed, but to the perpetrators and other relatives.' Joan Smith. 'A compelling, disturbing examination of a tradition that stubbornly persists in modern Turkey' Guardian

Degraded Capability

The Media and the Kosovo Crisis
Author: Philip Hammond,Edward S. Herman
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745316314
Category: History
Page: 222
View: 4039
'Required reading for anyone wishing to understand the war and the media's role in it.' --The New Internationalist

The Lillian Lectures

Author: Wendy Agnew
Publisher: Coach House Books
ISBN: 9781552450154
Category: Poetry
Page: 112
View: 9125
Hide under your bed! Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret meets South Park in The Lillian Lectures, a collection of short poems and cheerfully nasty illustrations that will turn your universe on its head. Remember how strange you thought sex and God were when you were little? Six-year-old Melanie is weirder and naughtier than you ever were, and now she's passing her wealth of wacky wisdom on to her little sister, Lillian. Your mom would never let you play with them, but you sure would have wanted to; Melanie is the ultimate bad influence.

Republican Empire

Alexander Hamilton on War and Free Government
Author: Karl-Friedrich Walling
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780700609956
Category: Republicanism
Page: 356
View: 5665

Framing Europe

Television News and European Integration
Author: Claes Holger Vreese
Publisher: Transaction Pub
ISBN: 9789052600802
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
View: 1885
"This book deals with the role of television news in the process of European integration. The book analyses the editorial policies of news organizations in Britain, Denmark, and the Netherlands. It describes the characteristics of news about European affairs and it investigates the effects of television news on the formation of public opinion."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Film Tradition and Women's Cinema
Author: Lucy Fischer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400859956
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 362
View: 1514
Do films made by women comprise a "counter-cinema" radically different from the dominant tradition? Feminist film critics contend that women filmmakers do present from a distinctive vision, or "countershot," and Lucy Fischer argues persuasively for this view. In rich detail this book relates the idea of a counter-cinema to theories of intertextuality and locates it in the broad context of recent feminist film, literary, and art criticism. Fischer also employs an original critical model of the dialogue between women's cinema and film tradition in the very organization of the book. Each chapter discusses a theme or genre (such as the musical, the "double," the myth of womanhood, and the figure of the actress), counterposing two or more works--from the feminist and from the dominant cinema. What emerges is a fascinating picture of a women's film tradition that not only addresses but reworks and remakes the mainstream cinema. Fischer successfully combines two main strains of feminist criticism: the deconstructive critique of the dominant culture from a feminist standpoint and the study of a feminist counterculture. Examining films from Persona and The Lady from Shanghai to Girlfriends and Sisters, or the Balance of Happiness, the book offers fresh interpretations of individual works and can, incidentally, serve as an introduction to the field of feminist film criticism. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Topography and Literature

Berlin and Modernism
Author: Reinhard Zachau
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3862340597
Category: Fiction
Page: 187
View: 2651
Die Beiträge der gleichnamigen Tagung an der University of the South in Tennessee, USA, untersuchen die Beziehung zwischen der Auswirkung des Berliner Stadtraums auf künstlerische Darstellungen. In einem ersten Teil werden die Wilhelminischen Stadtsymbole und die einsetzende moderne Stadtplanung in Beziehung zu Berliner Flaneuren wie Georg Hermann und Robert Walser gebracht. Der Schwerpunkt des Bandes liegt im zweiten Teil, wo die Auswirkungen der Stadtplanung auf Kunst und Literatur im Berlin der Weimarzeit im Mittelpunkt stehen. In diesem Teil zeigen eine Reihe von Einzeldarstellungen Aspekte der Wechselwirkung von Raum und Kunstprodukt u. a. bei Otto Dix, Walter Ruttmann, Hans Fallada und Alfred Döblin. Den Abschluss bilden Beiträge über das Fortwirken von Weimars Moderne in der heutigen Zeit.

The Decline of Bismarck's European Order

Franco-Russian Relations 1875-1890
Author: George Frost Kennan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691007845
Category: History
Page: 480
View: 1852
The political interactions of Germany, France and Russia in the late nineteenth century are analyzed in terms of their contributions to the start of World War.

Time Maps

Collective Memory and the Social Shape of the Past
Author: Eviatar Zerubavel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226924904
Category: Social Science
Page: 187
View: 1399
"Time Maps extends beyond all of the old clichés about linear, circular, and spiral patterns of historical process and provides us with models of the actual legends used to map history. It is a brilliant and elegant exercise in model building that provides new insights into some of the old questions about philosophy of history, historical narrative, and what is called straight history."-Hayden White, University of California, Santa Cruz Who were the first people to inhabit North America? Does the West Bank belong to the Arabs or the Jews? Why are racists so obsessed with origins? Is a seventh cousin still a cousin? Why do some societies name their children after dead ancestors? As Eviatar Zerubavel demonstrates in Time Maps, we cannot answer burning questions such as these without a deeper understanding of how we envision the past. In a pioneering attempt to map the structure of our collective memory, Zerubavel considers the cognitive patterns we use to organize the past in our minds and the mental strategies that help us string together unrelated events into coherent and meaningful narratives, as well as the social grammar of battles over conflicting interpretations of history. Drawing on fascinating examples that range from Hiroshima to the Holocaust, from Columbus to Lucy, and from ancient Egypt to the former Yugoslavia, Zerubavel shows how we construct historical origins; how we tie discontinuous events together into stories; how we link families and entire nations through genealogies; and how we separate distinct historical periods from one another through watersheds, such as the invention of fire or the fall of the Berlin Wall. Most people think the Roman Empire ended in 476, even though it lasted another 977 years in Byzantium. Challenging such conventional wisdom, Time Maps will be must reading for anyone interested in how the history of our world takes shape.

Literature and German Reunification

Author: Stephen Brockmann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521027847
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 260
View: 7492
This book is a systematic attempt to examine the literary consequences of German reunification. Placing the concept of the Kulturnation at the centre of its analysis, the book explores the ways in which literature both responds to and helps to constitute notions of German national identity. Previous studies of German literature have tended to avoid the problem of nationhood: this is one of the few books in any language to treat contemporary Germany as a cultural and national unity. The book discusses German literature from the early 1980s through the late 1990s, with a primary focus on the way in which authors of the 1990s have sought to cope with and respond to reunification and emerging questions about history, politics and identity. Larger questions are addressed about the role of both the nation and a national literature in the context of economic and political globalization.

Newspaper Use and Community Ties

Toward a Dynamic Theory
Author: Keith R. Stamm
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 210
View: 5613
Why do people read newspapers? How is community possible in an urban setting? Answers to both these questions have been attempted in the theorizing of urban sociologist and in journalist accounts of the role of local newspapers. Newspapers are said to foster a sense of community. The existence of local community ties, on the other hand, is said to foster newspaper circulation and readership. By focusing on the community/communication relationship, this book raises questions and analyzes the nature of these relationships and how they work.