At the risk of tempting fate or even history, we suggest that there is a spectre
stalking the global mediasphere. This spectre is the tabloid. Like any good spectre,
it is hard to pin down. Critical neglect has played a part in this. It is a tendency we
aim to correct. For a time in the 1990s, discussions of the tabloid or the... The Cold War (Questions and Analysis in History) Designed to aid undergraduate and advanced study, this invaluable reference work provides an up-to-date summary of the latest research on the origins, escalation, and end of the Cold War. The major phases of the war are clearly organized and presented in eight chapters--each consisting of a factual overview of events, a detailed analysis of key...
Violence at Sea: Piracy in the Age of Global Terrorism Violence at Sea is an overview of maritime piracy, examining threats that piracy poses to global security and commerce, as well as measures and policies to mitigate the threat. The essays analyze piracy activities in key shipping lanes (including the African coast, the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Straits of Malacca-South China... Digital Matters: The Theory and Culture of the Matrix Digital Matters analyzes the complex interaction between the material and immaterial aspects of new digital technologies. It draws upon a mix of theoretical approaches including sociology, media theory and history, cultural studies, and the philosophy of technology to suggest that the matrix of science fiction and Hollywood is but an... Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Architecture Focusing on architecture from all regions of the world, this three-volume set profiles the twentieth century's vast chronicle of architectural achievements, both within and well beyond the theoretical confines of modernism. Unlike existing works, this encyclopedia examines the complexities of rapidly changing global conditions that have dispersed...
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