Members\' books

From NWICO to WSIS: 30 Years of Communication Geopolitics


Divina Frau-Meigs, Jérémie Nicey, Patricio Tupper, Michael Palmer and Julia Pohle, editors.

Two major regulatory activities have framed global media policies since World War II: the New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO) and the more recent World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).


Political Economy, Communication and Knowledge: A Latin American Perspective


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

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.


Public Memory, Public Media and the Politics of Justice & Global and Local Televangelism

altPhilip Lee and Pradip Ninan Thomas, editors.

IAMCR members Philip Lee and Pradip Thomas have recently co-edited two books, one on televangelism and the other on media, memory and justice.


Mediatization and Religion - Nordic Perspectives


Stig Hjarvard and Mia Lövheim

This book presents new research on the changing relationship between the media, religion and culture from a Nordic perspective, while engaging with the theory of the mediatization of religion. In contemporary society, news journalism, film and television series, as well as new digital media, provide critical commentary on religion while also enabling new forms of religious imagery and interaction.


Picturing Afghanistan: The Photography of Foreign Conflict


Paul Verschueren

This book is an in-depth account of the Euro-American visualization of the conflict in Afghanistan. Comparing images in public affairs, psychological warfare, journalism and the photo-book, the author argues that there are no strong boundaries between photography in war and photography about war.


Corporations and Cultural Industries: Time Warner, Bertelsmann, and News Corporation


Scott Fitzgerald

This book provides an introduction to the political economy of international media corporations. The author focuses on the growth of three specific media conglomerates: Time Warner, Bertelsmann and News Corporation.


Scandalous! The Mediated Construction of Political Scandals in Four Nordic Countries

scandalousS. Allern & E. Pollack (eds.)

The purpose of this book is to spotlight the way in which political scandals in four Nordic countries have been launched, directed, dramatized and interpreted through different genres of journalism – in an interactive tug-of-war between editors and various political actors.

News institutions help to build political careers – and to tear them down. A mediated scandalization process can make the path from power to powerlessness, from a top position to exclusion, very short.


Explorations in New Cinema History - Approaches and case studies

explorations_in_new_cinema_historyR. Maltby, D. Biltereyst & P. Meers (eds.)

This book is concerned with the circulation and reception of cinema, rather than its prodution. It considers the commercial activities of film distribution and exhibition, the political and legal issues that underpinned them, and the history of cinema's audiences.


Media in Motion - Cultural complexity and migration in the Nordic region


E. Eide & K. Nikunen (eds.)

This collection draws together the latest research from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden to look at different aspects of the relationship between media and migration in the Nordic region.


Negotiating Communication Rights - Case studies from India

negotiating_communication_rightsPradip N. Thomas

Communication Rights is a key issue in contemporary societies, especially in a country like India, which faces major communication deficits. Negotiating Communication Rights explores some of the most important aspects of communication rights movements in India.