Hampton Press Book Series

Between 1995 and 2012, IAMCR partnered with Hampton Press to co-publish books with the Association and its members. Below, you will find an overview of these publications. These books are still available from Hampton Press.

Virtual Radio Ga-Ga, Youths and Net Radio: Exploring Subcultural Models of Audiences

By Andrea Baker, 2012

Primarily based on a transnational study of college students’ net-radio consumption practices, this book uncovers two types of audiences (radio online or net-only radio audiences) and a three-tiered net-radio subculture (conservatives, swingers, and radicals), which is determined by users’ taste distinctions and how much power they have over their net-radio consumption and production practices. It contends that net-radio, its synergy with radio and music journalism and youth subcultures is not a trivial flash in the pan, but an important and ongoing social-cultural and global phenomenon. In doing so the book contributes to cultural studies research on the Internet.

Political Economy, Communication and Knowledge: A Latin American Perspective

C. Bolaño, G. Mastrini & F. Sierra (eds.), 2012

Recent changes in the economic and political world scenario have been dominated by an increasing globalizing process and a constant capital mobilization. This process has left a significant mark on nation-based economies and cultural systems, giving a prominent role to the economic agencies and sectors involved in information and communication industries. The influence and side-effects of this new scenario for public policies in southern countries are just uncertain. This book provides the analytical and conceptual framework from which to explore the issue of political economy of communication.

Deliberation, the Media and Political Talk

By Rousiley C. Maia, 2012

In recent years democratic theory has taken a deliberative turn and one central question that needs to be answered is how to connect face-to-face conversations and deliberations in particular forums to broader discussions in the larger society. Working within the cutting edges of deliberative theories, this book surveys the role of the mass media in the deliberative system and investigates, through a set of empirical cases, a range of key problems in the media arena: the interplay between arguing and strategic maneuvering; public demands for accountability; emotional appeal for deliberation; tensions between agonistic and diplomatic deliberation; and the public construction of general claims.

International Communication and Global News Networks: Historical Perspectives

Edited by Peter Putnis, Chandrika Kaul and Jürgen Wilke, 2011

This book demonstrates how the histories of empires, nations, and large business enterprises are embedded in international communication and media history. In its focus on historical case studies, it shows how the large-scale processes we associate with globalization, such as "time-space compression," work themselves out in specific local and regional contexts. It also deals with the history of news as an internationally traded commodity.

Down There and Up Here. Orientalism and Othering in Feature Stories

By Elizabeth Eide, 2011

This book is dedicated to the exploration of a specific subfield of journalism—reporting on the Other across real and perceived borders. It is meant to reveal some of the dilemmas and challenges involved in this kind of reporting, concentrating on the long-distance genre of the feature story (reportage); and to open some perspectives when it comes to historical change. It also suggests a methodology of analysis leaning on postcolonial theory, critical discourse analysis, and journalistic experiences.

Ideologies of the Internet

Edited by Katharine Sarikakis and Daya K. Thussu, 2006

This book includes in one volume some of the most significant debates surrounding the development, use and potential of the Internet. Twenty scholars from four continents address some of the more pertinent questions surrounding the presence and future of the Internet. These are organized into questions regarding the role of the Internet as a mediator of communicative space and process: as an object of current and future policy and as a tool for development. The debates are preceded by a discussion of the contextual positioning of the medium in terms of arts, the market, gender, and education.

From the Margins to the Cutting Edge: Community Media and Empowerment

Edited by Peter M. Lewis and Susan Jones, 2006

“A voice for the voiceless”—that is how community radio has often been described. This book is about the training needed for the effective use of community radio by social groups whose voices and opinions are rarely head in mainstream media. Such training includes Internet and computer skills, but bridging the “digital divide” is not simply a technical matter. Those whose opinions are rarely given a hearing may have forgotten, or never learned, how to express them. The self-confidence that can come from the radio or Internet experience helps people see that change is possible, in themselves as well as in the world around them.

Spaces of Intercultural Communication. An Interdisciplinary Introduction to Communication, Culture, and Globalizing Localizing Audiences

By Rico Lie, 2002

This volume explores spaces where cultures meet and mix in entangled flows and levels of globality and locality. It makes a contribution to our understanding of the complex processes of communications across and beyond borders. It provides an introduction to intercultural/international communication and changing identities. Through its interdisciplinary approach it integrates theories from communication studies, cultural studies, media studies and social anthropology.

Global Trends in Media Education

Edited by Tony Lavender, Brigitte Tufte and Dafna Lemish, 2002

Over the last decades Media Education has gradually obtained an educational status in many countries throughout the world although few countries have actually incorporated this subject in their formal school curricula. Where Media Education is taught today, it is principally carried out using a relaxed, pluralistic and a cross- or multidisciplinary approach.

Propaganda in the 20th Century: Contributions to History

Edited by Jürgen Wilke, 1998

Never before has propaganda been as powerful as in the 20th century. Although propaganda has been studied for the past 50 years, it has by no means been described and analyzed completely—there are still large gaps in the scholarly literature. This volume not only fills some of these gaps but illustrates the internationality of the subject.

The Global Journalist: News People Around the World

Edited by David Weaver, 1998

This volume is the first book-length comparative cross-national study of journalists. It includes reports of systematic surveys of journalistis in 21 countries or territories, including Algeria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Poland, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States.

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