New books by IAMCR Members

IAMCR Newsletter | November 2013

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New books by IAMCR Members

IAMCR members are invited to announce their recently published books and book chapters to the IAMCR community and website visitors. Information is published in the Members' Books section of the website and highlighted books appear on the front page.
A selection of the most recent appears below.

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Media Structures and Media Performance

Editors: Manuel Puppis, Matthias Künzler & Otfried Jarren

Media structures play an important role in explaining media performance. The research on media systems, institutions and organizations developed significantly over the last decade. This volume contains contributions that deal with media structures and their change, the influence of media structures on both media organizations and media content as well as the state of the research field.

The volume Media Structures and Media Performance was initiatied by the Netzwerk Medienstrukturen and is published within the series "Relation: Communication Research in Comparative Perspective" of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Title:    Media Structures and Media Performance
Editors:    Manuel Puppis, Matthias Künzler, and Otfried Jarren
Published:        2013
Imprint:    Vienna: ÖAW (Relation N.F., Vol. 4)
ISBN:    978-3-7001-7363-2

The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

The Struggle for Canadian Copyright: Imperialism to Internationalism

By Sara Bannerman 

The book chronicles Canadian copyright history from 1842 to 1971 with a focus on Canada's international copyright relations, and in particular on Canada's relationship to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the foundational treaty of international copyright.  Canada's history with copyright has long been tumultuous and conflicted, and this book examines Canada’s struggle for copyright sovereignty as one that continues to this day.

A companion web site is available at  The archival documents that are the foundation of the research for the book will soon be made available on the site. 


"The Struggle for Canadian Copyright is a rare contribution: a political history of imperial and international copyright from a Canadian perspective. Sara Bannerman has produced a richly researched, well-written, and original account."
David Vaver, Emeritus Professor of Intellectual Property & IT Law at the University of Oxford and Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Osgoode Hall Law School

"A much-needed summary of the various international copyright conventions, their changing terms, and their influence on Canadian policy over the last one hundred plus years."
C. Ian Kyer, Counsel to the Toronto office of Fasken Martineau

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Title: The Struggle for Canadian Copyright: Imperialism to Internationalism
Author: Sara Bannerman  
Published:  2013
Imprint: UBC Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780774824057  

Communication and Human Rights

Edited by Aimée Vega Montiel

Book from IAMCR Mexico conference

Communication and Human Rights / Comunicación y derechos humanos was the theme of IAMCR's 2009 Conference in Mexico City. This bilingual (English & Spanish) book is a collection drawn from the conference held at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). It features thoughtful and expert discussions of a wide range of issues related to communication and human rights.

Download a PDF file of the book in English or Spanish.

Edited by Aimée Vega Montiel with contributions by Néstor García Canclini, Jo Glanville, Kwame Boafo, Agnès Callamard, Frank La Rue Lewy, Ibrahim Saleh, Aimée Vega Montiel, Divina Frau-Meigs, Maria Immacolata Vasallo de Lopes, Margaret Gallagher, Cees Hamelink, Raúl Trejo Delarbre, Antonio Pasquali, Fátima Fernández Christlieb, Miquel de Moragas and Jesús Martín Barbero. 

Title: Communication and Human Rights / Comunicación y derechos humanos
Editor: Aimée Vega Montiel
Published:  2013
Imprint: UNAM
Pages: 360