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Books & eBooks on Mass Media Topics

Sample titles of a few books that are available on mass media issues.

      Media and politics or government regulation

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Mass Media, Politics and Democracy - John Street
Call Number: 302.23 STREET
ISBN: 9781403947345
Publication Date: 2011

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Media Power in Politics - Doris A. Graber
Call Number: 302.23 MEDIA
ISBN: 9781604266108
Publication Date: 2010

Media and crisis journalism.

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Film and Television after 9/11 - Wheeler Winston Dixon
Call Number: eBook ONLINE
ISBN: 9780809325566
Publication Date: 2004

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Come Hell or High Water - Michael Eric Dyson
Call Number: Request from SCC
ISBN: 0465017614
Publication Date: 2006

Islam in Mass Media

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Reel Bad Arabs - Jack Shaheen
Call Number: 791.4365 SHAHEEN
ISBN: 1566563887
Publication Date: 2004

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Muslims and the News Media - Elizabeth Poole; John E. Richardson (Editor)
Call Number: eBook ONLINE
ISBN: 9781845111717
Publication Date: 2006
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Use Body image AND mass media

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The Media and Body Image: If Looks Could Kill - Barrie Gunter; Maggie Wykes
Call Number: eBook ONLINE
ISBN: 9780761942474
Publication Date: 2005
Use Body image AND mass media

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So Sexy So Soon - Diane E. Levin; Jean Kilbourne
ISBN: 9780345505071
Publication Date: 2009

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Killer Fat: Media, Medicine, and Morals in the American 'obesity Epidemic' - Natalie Boero
Call Number: eBook ONLINE
ISBN: 9780813553719
Publication Date: 2012

video games AND violence OR aggression

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Media and the American Child - George Comstock; Erica Scharrer
Call Number: eBook ONLINE
ISBN: 9780123725424
Publication Date: 2007

Social media AND politic*

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Alternative and Activist New Media - Leah Lievrouw
Call Number: 302.23 LIEVROU
ISBN: 9780745641843
Publication Date: 2011

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Web of Deceit: misinformation and manipulation in the age of social media - Anne P. Mintz (Editor)
Call Number: 364.163 WEB 2012
ISBN: 9780910965910
Publication Date: 2012

Hate speech AND freedom of speech

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Hate Speech, Sex Speech, Free Speech - Nicholas Wolfson
Call Number: 342.730853 WOLFSON
ISBN: 0275957705
Publication Date: 1997

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Understanding Words That Wound - Richard Delgado; Jean Stefancic
Call Number: 305.8009 DELGADO
ISBN: 081334140X
Publication Date: 2004

Regulation and the Music Industry

There is no clear heading for music industry consolidation. Some keywords are music internet monopoly

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Ripped: how the wired generation revolutionized music - Greg Kot
Call Number: 780.2854 KOT
ISBN: 9781416547310
Publication Date: 2010

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Music and Cyberliberties - Patrick Burkart
Call Number: 306.4842 BURKHART
ISBN: 9780819569189
Publication Date: 2010
Defining the celestial jukebook as "an always-on entertainment appliance with all possible media selections available on demand," Burkart is among activists who resist the concept as they witness increased media monopolization in the wake of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. This law, which was supposed to foster competition, has actually stifled it. The resulting situation raises the specter of a few media giants in total control of the intellectual property of the music industry and many other fields.

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Peer to Peer and the Music Industry: the criminalization of sharing - Matthew David
Call Number: 338.4778 DAVID
ISBN: 9781847870056
Publication Date: 2009
Also available as an eBook

Mass media AND political

Locating Books

Check the following subjects in the online Book & Video catalog for indepth information on issues involving mass media:


Film Criticism (791.43)

Freedom of the Press (343)

Journalism (0.70--0.74)

Journalistic ethics (174.9)

Mass Media--Political Aspects (302.23) 

Mass Media --Psychological aspects

Privacy, Right of (323.44)


      Television Broadcasting of the News (791.45)

      Television and Children (302.2345)

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      Reference Books



      These are books that are always available in print in the library for general, historic and background information.

      History of the Mass Media in the United States (R302.23 History)
      Articles explain the legal, economic, political and technical developments that have shaped American media from 1690 to 1990. Bibliography included.

      Censorship (R363.31 Censors) 3 volumes
      Includes almost 1000 articles on censorship in broadcasting, publishing, film and music. Also information on the laws and people involved in censorship issues.

      The Media in America (R 302.2308 Hollis)
      Short articles on important events in the history of the mass media.

      Women and American Television: An Encyclopedia (R791.45 Women)
      Female celebrities, shows featuring women and important events that affected women in television in America.

      Mass Media and the Constitution: An Encylopedia of Supreme Court Decisions (R343.43099 H642)
      A summary of Supreme Court decisions to 1987.

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