"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.
An award-winning presidential historian offers an authoritative account of American presidents' attacks on our freedom of the press.
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 insights into the social media trends of the 2020 election and beyond
This definitive history of presidential lying reveals how our standards for truthfulness have eroded -- and why Trump's lies are especially dangerous.$15.95ISBN: 9781945492433Availability: BackorderedPublished: Transit Books - October 20th, 2020
A New Yorker Best Book of 2020
"Wise, warm, witty and dizzyingly wide-ranging."--The New York Times
"Serpell's vital treatise is one readers will find themselves returning to again and again."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review$32.00ISBN: 9781541644991Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Basic Books - July 7th, 2020A wide-ranging history of seventy years of change in political media, and how it transformed -- and fractured -- American politics$16.95ISBN: 9781623174842Availability: Special OrderPublished: 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$18.99ISBN: 9781510755772Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$18.95ISBN: 9780691210186Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Princeton University Press - August 11th, 2020
A bold new account of how celebrity works$17.95ISBN: 9780813598246Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$26.95ISBN: 9781625345288Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.Call or email to see if a used copy is available.ISBN: 9781526138132Availability: Out of PrintPublished: 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.