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The Unreality of Memory: And Other Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374538347
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Published: FSG Originals - August 11th, 2020

"Terror, disaster, memory, selfhood, happiness . . . leave it to a poet to tackle the unthinkable so wisely and so wittily."* A literary guide to life in the pre-apocalypse, The Unreality of Memory collects profound and prophetic essays on the Internet age’s media-saturated disaster coverage and our addiction to viewing and discussing the world’s ills.


The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media--from the Founding Fathers to Fake News Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781524745264
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Published: Dutton - August 25th, 2020

An award-winning presidential historian offers an authoritative account of American presidents' attacks on our freedom of the press.


The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health--and How We Must Adapt Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525574514
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Published: Currency - September 15th, 2020

A landmark insider’s tour of how social media affects our decision-making and shapes our world in ways both useful and dangerous, with critical ideas on how to protect ourselves in the 2020 election and beyond
 


Lying in State: Why Presidents Lie -- And Why Trump Is Worse Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781541616820
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Published: Basic Books - August 11th, 2020

This definitive history of presidential lying reveals how our standards for truthfulness have eroded -- and why Trump's lies are especially dangerous.


Stranger Faces Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945492433
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Published: Transit Books - October 20th, 2020

If evolutionary biologists, ethical philosophers, and social media gurus are to be believed, the face is the basis for what we call "humanity." The face is considered the source of identity, truth, beauty, authenticity, and empathy. It underlies our ideas about what constitutes a human, how we relate emotionally, what is pleasing to the eye, and how we ought to treat each other.


Political Junkies: From Talk Radio to Twitter, How Alternative Media Hooked Us on Politics and Broke Our Democracy Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781541644991
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Published: Basic Books - July 7th, 2020

A wide-ranging history of seventy years of change in political media, and how it transformed -- and fractured -- American politics


A Woman's Place: Inside the Fight for a Feminist Future Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781623174842
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Published: North Atlantic Books - July 21st, 2020

A fearless primer on the feminism we need now: tactics for advancing reproductive justice, promoting intersectionality, and pushing back against patriarchal systems of oppression


Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781510755772
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Published: Skyhorse - June 2nd, 2020

The Earth is flat, the World Trade Center collapse was a controlled demolition, planes are spraying poison to control the weather, and actors faked the Sandy Hook massacre….

All these claims are bunk: falsehoods, mistakes, and in some cases, outright lies. But many people passionately believe one or more of these conspiracy theories.


The Drama of Celebrity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780691210186
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Published: Princeton University Press - August 11th, 2020

A bold new account of how celebrity works


The Femme Fatale (Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780813598246
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Published: Rutgers University Press - September 18th, 2020

Ostensibly the villain, but also a model of female power, poise, and intelligence, the femme fatale embodies Hollywood’s contradictory attitudes toward ambitious women.


Constructing the Outbreak: Epidemics in Media and Collective Memory Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781625345288
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Published: University of Massachusetts Press - September 25th, 2020

When an epidemic strikes, media outlets are central to how an outbreak is framed and understood. While reporters construct stories intended to inform the public and convey essential information from doctors and politicians, news narratives also serve as historical records, capturing sentiments, responses, and fears throughout the course of the epidemic.


How media and conflicts make migrants (Studies in Imperialism) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781526138132
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Published: Manchester University Press - June 1st, 2020

The book explores how we understand global conflicts as they relate to the "European refugee crisis", and draws on a range of empirical fieldwork carried out in the UK and Italy. It examines how global conflict has been constructed in both countries through media representations - in a climate of changing media habits, widespread mistrust, and fake news.


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