New Books in Communications

Interviews with Scholars of Media and Communications about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 52m. Bisher sind 454 Folge(n) erschienen.

episode 188: Bethany Klein, "Selling Out: Culture, Commerce and Popular Music" (Bloomsbury, 2020)

Klein explores the relationship between music and money, from the early years of the pop industry to contemporary society’s ‘promotional culture’...



episode 799: Teresa A. Goddu, "Selling Antislavery: Abolition and Mass Media in Antebellum America" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2020)

Goddu a richly illustrated history of the American Anti-Slavery Society and its print, material, and visual artifacts...



episode 116: Jonathan Haber, "Critical Thinking" (The MIT Press, 2020)

"Critical Thinking." You hear a lot about it, but what is it?



episode 795: S. J. Potter, "Wireless Internationalism and Distant Listening: Britain, Propaganda, and the Invention of Global Radio, 1920-1939" (Oxford UP, 2020)

Potter describes the efforts to use radio to promote global harmony and how they were eclipsed by nationalism and the weaponization of broadcasting as a propaganda tool...



episode 16: Nick Morgan, "Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World" (HBRP, 2018)

How is communicating virtually Is like eating Pringles forever?



episode 6: Dana Renga, "Watching Sympathetic Perpetrators on Italian Television: Gomorrah and Beyond" (Palgrave MacMillan, 20

Dana Renga offers the first comprehensive study of recent, popular Italian television...



episode 54: E. F. Bloomfield, "Communication Strategies for Engaging Climate Skeptics" (Routledge, 2019)

Bloomfield positions religion as an important factor in environmentalism and focuses on how identities play a role in environmental conversation...



episode 83: Allison L. Rowland, "Zoetropes and the Politics of Humanhood" (Ohio State UP, 2020)

The way that we talk about living beings can raise or lower their perceived value...


 2020-08-19  1h0m

episode 341: Ting Zhang, "Circulating the Code: Print Media and Legal Knowledge in Qing China" (U Washington Press, 2020)

How could a peasant in Shandong in the Qing dynasty come to know enough about a specific law that he felt confident enough to kill his own wife and his lover’s husband and think that he could get away with it?


 2020-08-14  1h4m

episode 103: Kyle Barnett, "Record Cultures: The Transformation of the U.S. Recording Industry" (U Michigan Press, 2020)

Barnett also engages the early recording industry as entertainment media, considering the ways in which sound recording, radio, and film converge in the late 1920s...


 2020-08-13  1h10m