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Media Studies

Media Studies Book List

Cover of 'Media and Dependency in South Africa'

Media and Dependency in South Africa
A Case Study of the Press and the Ciskei “Homeland”
By Les Switzer

Switzer looks at how South Africa’s communications industry, the largest and most powerful on the continent, promotes dependency among the subject African populations. This study of the Ciskei “Homeland”, which has long been a fountainhead of African nationalism and a zone of conflict between blacks and whites, focuses on the privately owned, commercial press and its role in helping to frame a consensus in support of the political, economic and ideological values of the ruling alliance.

Cover of 'The Movies Grow Up'

The Movies Grow Up
1940–1980
By Charles Champlin
· Foreword by Alfred Hitchcock

Nearly 200 photos enhance Champlin’s readable, fascinating survey of the movies from the Golden Age up through the year 1980. According to Champlin, movies are the art form of our time—perhaps even the art form of this century. With this revised and enlarged edition of his book, one of the most comprehensive and eloquent works on film is available once again.

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Antonin Artaud
Man of Vision
By Bettina L. Knapp
· Preface by Anaïs Nin

The extraordinary actor–director–writer who developed his talent for self-torture into art to become one of the most vital creative forces of the century.