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1 online resource (viii, 295 p.) : ill.
  • Chapter 1. Media Commentary and the Space of Opinion -- Chapter 2. A History of Opinion in the U.S. Media -- Chapter 3. Media and Opinion Formation: Toward a New Theory of Deliberative Politics -- Chapter 4. Who Speaks in the Space of Opinion? -- Chapter 5. Formats and Norms in the U.S. Space of Opinion -- Chapter 6. Rhetorics in the Space of Contemporary U.S. Opinion -- Chapter 7. The Enron Scandal -- Chapter 8. The War on Terror -- Chapter 9. The Future of Opinion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199797929 20160614
While the newspaper op-ed page, the Sunday morning political talk shows on television, and the evening cable-news television lineup have an obvious and growing influence in American politics and political communication, social scientists and media scholars tend to be broadly critical of the rise of organized punditry during the 20th century without ever providing a close empirical analysis. What is the nature of the contemporary space of opinion? How has it developed historically? What kinds of people speak in this space? What styles of writing and speech do they use? What types of authority and expertise do they draw on? And what impact do their commentaries have on public debate? To describe and analyze this complex space of news media, Ronald Jacobs and Eleanor Townsley rely on enormous samples of opinion collected from newspapers and television shows during the first years of the last two Presidential administrations. They also employ biographical data on authors of opinion to connect specific argument styles to specific types of authors, and examine the distribution of authors and argument types across different formats. The result is a close mapping that reveals a massive expansion and differentiation of the opinion space. It tells a complex story of shifting intersections between journalism, politics, the academy, and the new sector of think tanks. It also reveals a proliferation of genres and forms of opinion; not only have the people who speak within the space of opinion become more diverse over time, but the formats of opinion-claims to authority, styles of speech, and modes of addressing publics-have also become more varied. Though Jacobs and Townsley find many changes, they also find continuities. Despite public anxieties, the project of objective journalism is alive and well, thriving in the older, more traditional formats, and if anything, the proliferation of newer formats has resulted in an intensified commitment (by some) to core journalistic values as clear points of difference that offer competing logics of distinction and professional justification. But the current moment does represent a real challenge as more and different shows compete to narrate politics in the most compelling, authoritative, and influential manner. By providing the first systematic study of media opinion and news commentary, The Space of Opinion will fill an important gap on research about media, politics, and the civil society and will attract readers in a number of disciplines, including sociology, communication, media studies, and political science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199797929 20160614
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viii, 295 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1. Media Commentary and the Space of Opinion -- Chapter 2. A History of Opinion in the U.S. Media -- Chapter 3. Media and Opinion Formation: Toward a New Theory of Deliberative Politics -- Chapter 4. Who Speaks in the Space of Opinion? -- Chapter 5. Formats and Norms in the U.S. Space of Opinion -- Chapter 6. Rhetorics in the Space of Contemporary U.S. Opinion -- Chapter 7. The Enron Scandal -- Chapter 8. The War on Terror -- Chapter 9. The Future of Opinion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199797936 20160614
While the newspaper op-ed page, the Sunday morning political talk shows on television, and the evening cable-news television lineup have an obvious and growing influence in American politics and political communication, social scientists and media scholars tend to be broadly critical of the rise of organized punditry during the 20th century without ever providing a close empirical analysis. What is the nature of the contemporary space of opinion? How has it developed historically? What kinds of people speak in this space? What styles of writing and speech do they use? What types of authority and expertise do they draw on? And what impact do their commentaries have on public debate? To describe and analyze this complex space of news media, Ronald Jacobs and Eleanor Townsley rely on enormous samples of opinion collected from newspapers and television shows during the first years of the last two Presidential administrations. They also employ biographical data on authors of opinion to connect specific argument styles to specific types of authors, and examine the distribution of authors and argument types across different formats. The result is a close mapping that reveals a massive expansion and differentiation of the opinion space. It tells a complex story of shifting intersections between journalism, politics, the academy, and the new sector of think tanks. It also reveals a proliferation of genres and forms of opinion; not only have the people who speak within the space of opinion become more diverse over time, but the formats of opinion-claims to authority, styles of speech, and modes of addressing publics-have also become more varied. Though Jacobs and Townsley find many changes, they also find continuities. Despite public anxieties, the project of objective journalism is alive and well, thriving in the older, more traditional formats, and if anything, the proliferation of newer formats has resulted in an intensified commitment (by some) to core journalistic values as clear points of difference that offer competing logics of distinction and professional justification. But the current moment does represent a real challenge as more and different shows compete to narrate politics in the most compelling, authoritative, and influential manner. By providing the first systematic study of media opinion and news commentary, The Space of Opinion will fill an important gap on research about media, politics, and the civil society and will attract readers in a number of disciplines, including sociology, communication, media studies, and political science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199797936 20160614
Business Library
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vi, 364 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Paris has always fascinated and welcomed writers. Throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first century, writers of American, Caribbean, and African descent were no exception. Paris, Capital of the Black Atlantic considers the travels made to Paris-whether literally or imaginatively-by black writers. These collected essays explore the transatlantic circulation of ideas, texts, and objects to which such travels to Paris contributed. Editors Jeremy Braddock and Jonathan P. Eburne expand upon an acclaimed special issue of the journal Modern Fiction Studies with four new essays and a revised introduction. Beginning with W. E. B. Du Bois's trip to Paris in 1900 and ending with the contemporary state of diasporic letters in the French capital, this collection embraces theoretical close readings, materialist intellectual studies of networks, comparative essays, and writings at the intersection of literary and visual studies. Paris, Capital of the Black Atlantic is unique both in its focus on literary fiction as a formal and sociological category and in the range of examples it brings to bear on the question of Paris as an imaginary capital of diasporic consciousness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421407791 20160614
Green Library
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xiv, 284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Artifice of authenticity in the age of digital reproduction / Russell Cobb.
  • A Matter of Taste: Authenticity and Innovation in Food Culture. Authenticity, tourism, and Cajun cuisine in Lafayette, Louisiana / Michael S. Martin
  • Food bureaucracy and the making of authentic pizza / Rossella Ceccarini
  • Currying flavor: authenticity, cultural capital, and the rise of Indian food in the United Kingdom / Stephen A. Fielding.
  • Performing the Real: Mediating Authenticity in Music, Television, and Publilshing. Performing cultural authenticity in CBS's "Good Times" / Nicola Mann
  • Buying into the monastic experience: are chant recordings the real thing? / Amanda Haste
  • Ancient, spiritual, and Indian: exploring narratives of autheticity in modern yoga / r Laura Christine Graham.
  • Stereotypes, Cliches, and the Real Thing: Authenticity in Cultural Contact Zones. Toilets tell truth about people: 150 years of plumbing for "real Japan" / Gavin James Campbell
  • Tourists as primitives? : inverting the tourist gaze in "The Lost Steps" by Alejo Carpentier / Jeannine M. Pitas
  • The Database as a distressed genre / John Venecek.
  • Cut, Paste, Authenticate: Literary Studies and the Question of Authenticity. 'There Is no such thing as originality anyway: authorship in the age of digital reproduction / Kaja Marczewska
  • "Like in the gringo movies" : translatorese in Roberto Boląo's 2666" / Juan Meneses
  • Norman Mailer, hipsters, and the authenticity of the white negro / Katharine Bausch
  • Privileged access: constructed memories and the autobiographical impulse / Katherine Edwards.
  • Real Politics: the Cultural Politics of Authenticity
  • Beyond the infinite loop? : subjectivity in the age of the copy / James E. Block
  • Real feminists and fake feminists / Kathryn Telling
  • The Narrative power of authentic class litigation/ Michael Brandon Lopez
  • "That old school Lonsdale" : authenticity and clothes in German skinhead culture / Aimar Ventsel.
Authenticity in our globalized world is a paradox: culture flows across borders with unprecedented ease while consumers demand "the real thing" like never before. This collection examines how authenticity relates to cultural products under globalization, looking closely at how a cuisine, musical genre, or artifact attains its aura of genuineness, of originality, when almost all traditional cultural products are invented in a certain time and place. The contributors in this volume identify how the aura - "the authority of the original object" - is generated in the first place. The methodologies and disciplines come from a variety of sources: cultural studies, qualitative sociology, musicology, literary studies, and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137353825 20160613
Green Library
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xiii, 375 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgments -- Note on Style and Conventions -- 1. The Mystery of Islam's Strength -- 2. Oases of Resistance and Reform -- 3. Guidance from the Center -- 4. Heralds of Renewal -- 5. Ibn Battuta and Medieval Pathways -- 6. Fahmi Huwaidi and Contemporary Networks -- 7. God's Signs for Democracy in Islam -- 8. The Islamist Imaginary -- 9. The Epochal Story of Islam and the Common People -- 10. The "River of Life" -- Glossary -- Notes -- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199846474 20160618
By all measures, the late twentieth century was a time of dramatic decline for the Islamic world, the Ummah, particularly its Arab heartland. Sober Muslim voices regularly describe their current state as the worst in the 1,400-year history of Islam. Yet, precisely at this time of unprecedented material vulnerability, Islam has emerged as a civilizational force strong enough to challenge the imposition of Western, particularly American, homogenizing power on Muslim peoples. This is the central paradox of Islam today: at a time of such unprecedented weakness in one sense, how has the Islamic Awakening, a broad and diverse movement of contemporary Islamic renewal, emerged as such a resilient and powerful transnational force and what implications does it have for the West? In One Islam, Many Worlds of Muslims Raymond W. Baker addresses this question. Two things are clear, Baker argues: Islam's unexpected strength in recent decades does not originate from official political, economic, or religious institutions, nor can it be explained by focusing exclusively on the often-criminal assertions of violent, marginal groups. While extremists monopolize the international press and the scholarly journals, those who live and work in the Islamic world know that the vast majority of Muslims reject their reckless calls to violence and look elsewhere for guidance. Baker shows that extremists draw their energy and support not from contributions to the reinterpretation and revival of Islamic beliefs and practices, but from the hatreds engendered by misguided Western policies in Islamic lands. His persuasive analysis of the Islamic world identifies centrists as the revitalizing force of Islam, saying that they are responsible for constructing a modern, cohesive Islamic identity that is a force to be reckoned with.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199846474 20160618
Green Library
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xiii, 223 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustration List of Tables Foreword Catherine Wanner Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Chapter 1. Turning Oppression into Opportunity. An Introduction Marian J Rubchak Chapter 2. Between Europe' and AfricaA": Building the New Ukraine on the Shoulders of Migrant Women Cinzia Solari Chapter 3 .Women as Migrants on the Margins of the European Union Alexandra Hrycak Chapter 4. Prove it to me: The Life of a Jewish Social Activist in Ukraine Sarah D. Phillips Chapter 5. Delimiting Time and Space: The Soviet Regime vs. Independent Ukraine in Women's Life Stories Oksana Kis' Chapter 6. Chronicle of Children's Holidays: Construction of Gender Stereotypes in Ukrainian Preschools and Elementary Education Victoria Haydenko Chapter 7. Gender, Language Attitudes, and Language Status in Ukraine Laada Bilaniuk Chapter 8. Feminizing Journalism in Ukraine: Changing the Paradigm Mariia Tytarenko Chapter 9. Nationalism and Women's Literary Discourse in Post-Soviet Ukraine Maria Rewakowicz Chapter 10. Feminist (de)Construction of Nationalism in the Post Soviet Space Tatiana Zhurzhenko Chapter 11. Three Conversations: Liudmyla Taran I: Gender Education - a Step Toward Democracy with Larysa Kobelianska II: Gender Research in Sociology: The current situation with Svitlana Oksamytn III: From the Philosophy of a Name to the Philosophy of Life with Yulia Tymoshenko Notes on contributors Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857451187 20160605
"Notably the authors resist the temptation to proclaim varied strategies proof of an actually existing feminism, offering instead a multi-voiced and rich narrative of the transformation of women's position in post-Soviet Ukraine." * Social Analysis "What makes the volume stand out is its rich offer of original empirical material and first-hand accounts. The fact that the authors are women with different cultural and academic heritage makes the volume an exciting example of 'East-West' dialogue on the meaning of gender and womanhood...this volume has a lot to offer to all those studying contemporary Ukraine from different disciplinary angles." * Slavonica "...[A]n impressive and multifaceted assessment of the monumental changes that have occurred for women in Ukraine since independence from the Soviet Union. The articles are all of considerable interest and topical, and mesh well together as a unified whole into a comprehensive and fine collection." * Michael M. Naydan, The Pennsylvania State University "A bold attempt to engage gender studies in constructing a narrative about modern Ukraine...This is Ukraine as it has never been seen before." * Ewa M. Thompson, Rice University "...a unique and unprecedented effort to bring together the views of Ukrainian and North American scholars on issues relating to gender and gender politics in Ukraine today." * from the Foreword Drawn from various disciplines and a broad spectrum of research interests, these essays reflect on the challenging issues confronting women in Ukraine today. The contributors are an interdisciplinary, transnational group of scholars from gender studies, feminist theory, history, anthropology, sociology, women's studies, and literature. Among the issues they address are: the impact of migration, education, early socialization of gender roles, the role of the media in perpetuating and shaping negative stereotypes, the gendered nature of language, women and the media, literature by women, and local appropriation of gender and feminist theory. Each author offers a fresh and unique perspective on the current process of survival strategies and postcommunist identity reconstruction among Ukrainian women in their current climate of patriarchalism. Marian J. Rubchak is a Senior Research Professor of History at Valparaiso University whose work focuses on reimagining Slavic identities in various contexts. She has written on the role of myth in shaping the identity of contemporary Ukrainian women, and the difficulties that they face in exerting agency in a transitional society with prejudices against women.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857451187 20160605
Green Library
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xi, 292 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
  • The Barack Obama Phenomenon: Politics, Symbol, and Reality - Ama Mazama and Molefi Kete Asante PART ONE: SEE HOW BARACK OBAMA RAN: THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENCY Deracializing Obama: White Voters and the 2004 Illinois U.S. Senate Race - David. J. Andersen and Jane Junn Southern Strategy 2.0: Conservatives, White Voters, and the Election of Barack Obama - Thomas Edge Turning Out the Center: Racial Politics and African Agency in the Obama Era - Phillip S. Howard An Immigrant's Dream and the Audacity of Hope: The 2004 Convention Addresses of Barack Obama and Arnold Schwarzenegger - Babak Elahi and Grant Cos Part PART TWO: THE ICONIC OBAMA: CONTROLLING THE IDENTITY OF A PRESIDENT Obama's Political Philosophy: Pragmatism, Politics, and the University of Chicago - Bart Schultz Barack Obama and the Politics of Blackness - Ron Walters Barack Obama's Faustian Bargain and the Fight for America's Racial Soul - Christopher J. Metzler PART THREE: THE LESSONS OF THE OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION Facing Barack Hussein Obama: Race, Globalization, and Transnational America - Radhika Parameswaran The Audacity of Hope - Dewey Clayton Obama and the White Vote - Todd Donovan Part PART FOUR: THE LIMITS OF GOVERNANCE IN OBAMA'S ADMINISTRATION Obama: The New Contours of Power - Jerry Harris and Carl Davidson Barack Obama and the Dilemma of Power: An Africological Observation - Molefi Kete Asante Obama's Whiteness - Shawn Michelle Smith Perceptions of Leadership and the Challenge of Obama's Blackness - Charlton D. McIlwain Barack Obama and the Politics of Race: The Myth of Postracism in America - Martell Teasley and David Ikard The Reality of American Life Has Strayed From its Myths: Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope and the Discourse of the American Reclamation Jeremiad - Willie J. Harrell, Jr.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781452216706 20160609
Mazama and Asante explore the Obama era-the confluence of the political, technological, social, economic, and religious dimensions of Obama's campaign, election, and presidency. Culled from hundreds of articles in journals across the social sciences-in political science, sociology, African American studies, and communication--this illuminating collection deals with the complexities of the Obama phenomenon from critical research perspective, marking the era as a transformation brought about by a transitional leader. Part introductions offer needed framing and context to facilitate debate and discussion.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781452216706 20160609
Green Library
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x, 164 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction The Middle East The Democratization Mirage No Clash of Civilizations China Fighting China? A New Approach for U.S.-China Relations EU The EU Community Deficit How to Not Assimilate New Immigrants Global Defining Down Sovereignty Spheres of Influence Self-determination: the Democratization Test Privacy vs. Security: Should the Tech Companies Decide?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138678330 20160912
Amitai Etzioni is Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University, USA. He served as the president of the American Sociological Association in 1994-95, and in 1989-90 was the founding president of the International Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. In 1990, he founded the Communitarian Network, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to shoring up the moral, social and political foundations of society. He was the editor of The Responsive Community: Rights and Responsibilities, the organization's quarterly journal, from 1991-2004. He is the author of over thirty books, including From Empire to Community: A New Approach to International Relations (2004), How Patriotic is the Patriot Act?: Freedom Versus Security in the Age of Terrorism (2004), and Security First: For A Muscular, Moral Foreign Policy (2007).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138678330 20160912
Green Library

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