New Books in Communications

Interviews with Scholars of Media and Communications about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 49m. Bisher sind 291 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts


episode 505: Martin Collins, "A Telephone for the World: Motorola, Iridium, and the Making of a Global Age" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2018)

Using Motorola as a case study, A Telephone for the World tracks how U.S. businesses navigated the end of the twentieth century, a moment marked by the rise of neoliberalism, the economic challenge of Japan, and the end of the Cold War.



Derrick Spires, "The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2019)

In The Practice of Citizenship, Derrick R. Spires examines the parallel development of early black print culture and legal and cultural understandings of U.S. citizenship...



episode 60: Nicholas Baer et al. "Unwatchable" (Rutgers UP, 2019)

We all have images that we find unwatchable...



episode 47: Peter Daou, "Digital Civil War: Confronting the Far-Right Menace" (Melville House, 2019)

Daou analyzes the daily political skirmishing that rages online, urges progressives to engage on the “digital battlefield.”



episode 46: Michael A. Cohen, "Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans" (Yale UP, 2019)

We are fed a steady stream of doom and gloom—terrorist attacks, erosion of democracy, robots taking our jobs...



episode 31: Crystal Abidin, "Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online" (Emerald Publishing, 2018)

What does it mean to be famous on the Internet?



episode 493: Matthew Fox-Amato, "Exposing Slavery: Photography, Human Bondage, and the Birth of Modern Visual Politics in America" (Oxford UP, 2019)

In the mid-19th century, photographs became key tools in debates surrounding slavery...



episode 40: Leslie Hahner, "To Become an American: Immigrants and Americanization Campaigns of the Early 20th Century" (Michigan State UP, 2017)

Hahner connects the Americanization campaigns at the turn of the century to contemporary political issues surrounding who counts as a "real" American and how we know...


 2019-04-05  57m

episode 84: Rósa Magnúsdóttir, "Enemy Number One: The United States of American in Soviet Ideology and Propaganda, 1945-1959" (Oxford UP, 2019)

Magnusdottir explores depictions of America in post-war Soviet propaganda. While the 1945 “meeting on the Elbe” marked a high point in United States/Soviet friendship, official relations deteriorated quickly thereafter...


 2019-04-04  1h4m

episode 336: Racquel J. Gates, "Double Negative: The Black Image and Popular Culture" (Duke UP, 2018)

Gates interrogates understandings of African-American representations on screen...


 2019-04-03  45m