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buttonAlternative Media & Public Broadcasting
buttonConsumerism / Branding
buttonCulture Jamming
buttonGender / Sexism
buttonGlobalization / Corp. Politics
buttonMedia Deconstruction & Criticism
buttonMedia Ownership / Monopoly
buttonMedia History
buttonPhotography & Photojournalism
button Philosophy
buttonPolitics & Cultural Criticism
buttonPropaganda Studies / Public Relations
buttonRacism / Ethnicity / Xenophobia
buttonTexts - Recommended Mass Media Text
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bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, by Jerry Mander, 1977 Quill AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)In the Absence of the Sacred, by Jerry Mander, 1991, Sierra Club Books. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Smoke and Mirrors: Violence, Television, and Other American Cultures. by John Leonard.  The New Press. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Big World, Small Screen; The Role of Television in American Society, Huston et al., 1992, Univ of Nebraska Press. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)One Nation Under Television, by J. Fred MacDonald, 1990, Pantheon Press. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Television and Human Behavior, by George Comstock et al., 1978 Columbia.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Watching Television, by Todd Gitlin, Pantheon. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The Age of Missing Information, by Bill McKibben, 1992, Random House. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Cracked Coverage; Television News, The Anti-Cocaine Crusade and the Reagan Legacy, Jimmie L. Reeves and Richard Campbell, 1994, Duke University Press.  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
On Television, by Pierre Bourdieu (France), 1999, New Press (English Translation). AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
The More Your Watch the Less You Know, by Danny Schechter, 1997, 7 Stories Press. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Prime Time Society: An Anthropological Analysis of Television and Culture, by Conrad Phillip Kottak, 1990, Wadworth. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
On Television and Journalism by Pierre Bourdieu 1998 AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)

Culture Jamming

bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Culture Jam, The Uncooling of America, by Kalle Lasn, 1999, Morrow.AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics, by Kalle Lasn, 2012 7 Stories Press. Buy from 7 Stories
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Adbusters MagazineSubscribe 1-800-663-1243
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Negativland (music on CD) AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)EBN / Emergency Broadcast Network (music on CD) AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Jamming the Media - A Citizen's Guide - Reclaiming the Tools of Communication, by Gareth Bronmyn, 1997, Chronicle Books. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)

Media Ownership / Monopoly

bullet.gif (1145 bytes) Who Owns The Media? Global Trends and Local Resistance, Edited by Pradip N. Thomas and Zaharom Nain AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The New Media Monopoly (7th Edition), Ben Bagdikian, 2004, Beacon Press. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Networks of Power, by Dennis W. Mazzocco, 1994, South End Press. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Invisible Crises; What Conglomerate Control of the Media Means for America and the World, Edited by George Gerbner, Herbert Schiller and Hamid Mowlana, 1996, Westview AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Manufacturing Consent; The Political Economy of the Mass Media, by Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman, 1988, Pantheon AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Conglomerates and the Media Patricia Aufderheide et al. New Press AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)

Globalization/Corporate Politics

bullet.gif (1145 bytes) The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media by Peter Steven, 2004, Between the Lines. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Mass Communication and the American Empire (2nd Edition), by Herbert Schiller, 1992, Westview. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Articulating the Global and The Local; Globalization and Cultural Studies, Edited by Ann Cvetkovich and Doug Kellner, 1997, Westview   AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Understanding Global News; A Critical Introduction, by Japp van Ginneken, 1998, Sage AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism, by Richard Robbins, 2002 (2nd ed) Allyn & Bacon. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The Global Media; The New Missionaries of Corporate Capitalism, by Edward S. Herman and Robert W. McChesney, 1997, Cassell.    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Capitalism and the Information Age; The Political Economy of the Global Communication Revolution, Robert McChesney, Ellen Meikins Wood and John Bellamy Foster, 1997, Monthly Review Press.AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)One World, Ready or Not by William Greider, 1997, Touchstone.    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)When Corporations Rule the World, by David Korten, 1996, Kumarian Press.AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The Case Against the Global Economy, Edited by Jerry Mander, 1996 Sierra Club.     AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Corporations Are Gonna Get Your Mama: Globalization and the Downsizing of the American Dream, by Edited by Kevin Danaher 1997 AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Robbing Us Blind: The Return of the Bush Gang and the Mugging of America by Steve Brouwer, 2003AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)

Consumerism / Branding

NO LOGO: Money, Marketing and the Growing Anti-Corporate Movement, by Naomi Klein, 1999, Picador USA. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Marketing Madness; A Survival Guide for a Consumer Society, by Michael F. Jacobson and Laurie Ann Mazur, 1995, Westview. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
The Consumer Society Reader, edited by Juliet Schor & Douglas B. Holt, 2000, The New Press. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Consumer Culture and TV Programming, by Robin Anderson, 1995, Westview. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)KinderCulture; The Corporate Construction of Childhood, Shirley R. Steinberg, Joe Kincheloe et al., 1997, Westview Press.  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The Overspent American, Upscaling, Downshifting & The New Consumer, by Juliet B. Schor, 1998, Basic Books.  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Do Americans Shop Too Much?, by Juliet B. Schor, 2000 Beacon. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Credit Card Nation by Robert Manning. 2000, Basic Books. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes) 
Affluenza: The All Consuming Epidemic by John De Graff & David Wann (2001) Berrett-Koehler AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
An All Consuming Century: Why Commercialism Won in America by Gary Cross (2000). Columbia Univ. Press.AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)


bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Ads, Fads & Consumer Culture (2nd Edition), by Arthur Asa Berger 2004 AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel by Jean Kilbourne, 2000, Touchstone.  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
The Erotic History of Advertising by Thomas Reichert, 2003, Prometheus Books AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)

Racism / Ethnicity / Xenophobia /

bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Banned in Arizona Schools), by Paulo Freire AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The Possessive Investment in Whiteness, by George Lipsitz, 2006, Temple. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege, by Robert Jensen, Rutgers Univ. Press, 2005. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama , Tim Wise, City Lights, 2009 AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Cultural Diversity and the US Media, Edited by Yahya Kamalipour and Theresa Carilli, SUNY Press 1998 AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Black Film/White Money, by Jesse A. Rhines, 1996, Rutgers Univ. Press. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Gender, Race and Class in Media 2nd Edition , Edited by Gail Dines and Jean Humez, 2003, Sage    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Covering Islam; How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World, by Edward W, Said, 1981, Pantheon.   AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Culture and the Ad; Exploring Otherness in the World of Advertising, By William M. O'Barr, 1994, Westview.     AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Race, Myth and the News, by Christopher P. Campbell, 1995, Sage.    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Fantasies of the Master Race, Literature, Cinima & the Colonization of American Indians, by Ward Churchill, 1992, Common Courage Press    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Within the Veil; Black Journalists, White Media, by Pamela Newkirk, 2000, NYU Press. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)

Gender / Sexism

bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity , by Robert Jensen, 2007, South End Press AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Pornified: How Pornography is Damaging our Lives, our Relationships and our Families , by Pamela Paul, 2006, Holt AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf, Harper, 2002 AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women , by Susan Faludi, Three Rivers, 2006 AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Real Majority, Media Minority; the Costs of Sidelining Women in Reporting, by Laura Flanders, 1998, Common Courage Press.    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
The Gender Communication Connection (textbook) by Teri K. Gamble, 2003 AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Where the Girls Are; Growing Up Female with the Mass Media, by Susan J. Douglas,1994, Times Books.    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Gender, Race and Class in Media 2nd Edition , Edited by Gail Dines and Jean Humez, 2003, Sage    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Pornography, Feminism and the Individual, by Alison Assiter, 1989
With Other Eyes: Looking at Race and Gender in Visual Culture edited by Lisa Bloom  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Shaded Lives: African-American Women and Television edited by Beretta E. Smith-Shomade AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Sexing the Groove: Popular Music and Gender edited by Sheila Whiteley AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)

Propaganda Studies / Public Relations

bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Media Wars: News in a Time of Terror by Danny Schechner, 2003, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Tragedy & Farce: How the American Media Sell Wars, Spin Elections and Destroy Democracy by John Nichols and Robert McChesney w/ illustrations by Tom Tomorrow. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq, by Sheldon Rampton, John C. Stauber 2003,AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Tell Me Lies: Propaganda and Media Distortion in the Attack on Iraq, edited by David Miller, 2004, Pluto AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Information War: American Propaganda, Free Speech, and Opinion Control Since 9/11 by Nancy Snow, 2004, 7 Stories Press AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Propaganda, by Edward Bernays, Ig. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Propaganda & Persuasion (3rd edition) by Garth Jowett, 1999 Sage AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
War, Media and Propaganda: A Global Perspective edited by Kamalipour and Snow, 2004, Rowman & Littlefield AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Bring 'Em On: Media and Politics in the Iraq War edited by Lee Artz, 2005, Rowman & Littlefield AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Munitions of the Mind: A History of Propaganda, by Philip Taylor, 2003,Manchester AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Slanting the Story: The Forces that Shape the News.  by Trudy Lieberman.  The New Press. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Toxic Sludge is Good For You, Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry, by John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton, 1995, Common Courage Press.    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Trust Us, We're Experts, by John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton, 2000, J.P. Tarcher.  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion, by Anthony Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson, 2000, W.H. Freeman Publishing AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Propaganda and the Public Mind: Interviews With Noam Chomsky, by David Barsamian, 2001, South End Press AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes) PR! A Social History of Spin, by Stuart Ewen, 1996 Basic Books.   AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
The Father of Spin: Edward Bernays and the Birth of Public Relations by Larry Tye, 1998, Owl AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Media Mythmakers: How Journalists, Activists, and Advertisers Mislead Us by Benjamin Radford , 2003, Prometheus Books AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Triumph of the Image; The Media's War in the Persian Gulf, Hamid Mowlana, George Gerbner and Herbert Schiller, 1992, Westview.    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Inventing Reality(2nd edition), by Michael Parenti, 1993, St. Martins Press.    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The Mind Managers, by Herbert Schiller, 1973, Beacon.    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Necessary Illusions; Thought Control in Democratic Socieities, by Noam Chomsky, 1989, South End Press.    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Wizards of Media Oz; Behind the Curtain of Manistream News, by Normon Solomon and Jeff Cohen, 1997, Common Courage Press.    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes) Buy from FAIR
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Beyond Hypocrisy; Decoding the News in an Age of Propaganda, by Edward S. Herman, South End Press. 
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)On Power and Ideology; The Managua Lectures, by Noam Chomsky, 1987, South End Press.    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda 2nd Edition (Open Media Series), by Noam Chomsky, 2002, 7 Stories Press AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)

Visual Communication

bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Ways of Seeing by John Berger, BBC/Penguin 1972   AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Visual Culture Reader Edited by Nicholas Mirzoeff, Routledge 1998   AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
The Rise of the Image; The Fall of the World, by Mitchell Stephens, 1998, Oxford, AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Visual Literacy: Image, Mind and Reality, by Paul Messaris, 1994, Westview AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Visual and Other Pleasures, by Laura Mulvey, 1989, Indiana. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Society of the Spectacle, by Guy Debord, 1983, Black and Red Publishers.  No ISBN.  Good Luck Finding It.
Phototruth or Photofiction?  Ethics and Media Imagry in the Digital Age, by Thomas Wheeler, 2002, Erlbaum. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)

Media History

The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications by Paul Starr, 2005, Basic Books AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the 21st Century by Robert McChesney, 2004, Monthly Review Press AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Lost History:Contras, Cocaine, The Press and Project Truth by Robert Parry, 1999, Media Consortium AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Stories that Changed America : Muckrakers of the 20th Century by Robert Jenson, 2002, 7 Stories AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)

Media Deconstruction & Criticism 

The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right by David Neiwert, 2009, Polipoint. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Lapdogs : How the Press Rolled Over for Bush by Eric Boehlert, 2006, Free Press. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
War Made Easy: How Presdients and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death by Normon Solomon, 2006 Wilely AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
The Future of Media: Resistance and Reform in the 21st Century edited by Robert McChesney et al. 2005, 7 StoriesAmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the 21st Century by Robert McChesney, 2004, Monthly Review Press AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Bad News From Israel by Greg Philo and Mike Berry, 2004 AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly, by Peter Hart, Robert W. McChesney, 7 Stories AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and the News, by Eric Alterman, 2003, Basic Books. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Rich Media Poor Democracy by Robert W. McChesney, 1999, University of Illinois Press.   AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Unreliable Sources, A Guide to Detecting Bias in News Media, by Martin a Lee and Normon Solomon, 1990, Lyle Stuart.    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes) Out of date.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)White House to Your House; Media and Politics in Virtual America, Edwin Diamond and Robert Silverman, 1997, MIT Press.    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media: Decoding Spin and Lies in Mainstream News, by Normon Solomon, Common Courage Press, 1999.    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Governing the News; The News Media as a Political Institution, by Timothy E. Cook, 1998, U Chicago Press.
Information Inequality; The Communications Industry & The Deepening Social Crisis, by Herbert Schiller, 1996, Routledge. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)

Politics & Cultural Criticism 

Making the Future Occupations, Interventions, Empire and Resistancee, by Noam Chomsky, 2012, City Lights Buy From City Lights
Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free by Charles Pierce, 2009, Doubleday. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle by Chris Hedges, 2009, Nation Books. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot by Naomi Wolf, Chelsea Green, 2007 AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, by William Blum, 2000, Common Courage. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)

Alternative Media / Public Broadcasting

bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Alternative and Activist New Media (Digital Media & Society Series), by Leah Lievrouw, 2011 Polity Press.  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)People's Movements People's Press: The Journalism of Social Justice Movements, by Bob Ostertag, 2006m Beacon Press.  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America, by John McMillian, 2011 Oxford.  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Friends, Followers and the Future, by Rory O'Connor, 2012 City Lights. Buy from City Lights
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Re:Imaginging Change, by Patrick Reinsborough & D. Canning, 2011 PM Press.  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics, by Kalle Lasn, 2012 7 Stories Press. Buy from 7 Stories
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Arguing for Our Lives A User's Guide to Constructive Dialog by Robert Jensen , 2012 City Lights. Buy from City Lights
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Air Wars: The Fight to Reclaim Public Broadcasting, by Jerold Starr, 2000 Beacon Press.  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Pacifica Radio: The Rise of an Alternative Network, by Matthew Lasar, 2000, Temple Univ. Press.   AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Made Possible By...  The Death of Public Broadcasting in the United States, by James Ledbetter, 1997, Verso. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)


Censored 2013: The Top 25Censored Stories, by Peter Phillips & Project Censored, 2012, Seven Stories.Buy from 7 Stories
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Censored 2007: The Top 25Censored Stories, by Peter Phillips & Project Censored, 2006, Seven Stories.AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Censored 2006: The Top 25Censored Stories, by Peter Phillips & Project Censored, 2005, Seven Stories.AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Censored 2005: The Top 25Censored Stories, by Peter Phillips & Project Censored, 2004, Seven Stories.AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Censored 2004: The Top 25Censored Stories, by Peter Phillips & Project Censored, 2003, Seven Stories.AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Dark Days in the Newsroom: McCarthyism and the Press , by Edward Alwood, 2007, Temple Univ. Press AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press , Edited by Kristina Borjesson
Foreword by Gore Vidal,
2002, Prometheus Books AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Embedded: Weapons of Mass Destruction - How the Media Failed to Cover the War on Iraq, by Danny Schechter, 2003, Prometheus Books AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Stories That Changed America: Muckrakers of the 20th Century, Edited by Carl Jenson, Seven Stories. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes) Buy from FAIR
Journalism After September 11, edited by Barbie Zelizer and Stuart Allan, 2002,  Routledge. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Double Vision; Reflections on My Heritage, Life and Profession, by Ben Bagdikian, 1995, Beacon   AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The Reporter's Handbook: An Investigator's Guide to Documents and Techniques, by Steve Weinberg, Bedford St. Martin, 1996.  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
The Business of Journalism: Ten Leading Reporters and Editors on the Perils and Pitfalls of the Press. Edited by William Serrin. The New Press. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Drive-By Journalism; The Assault on Your Need to Know, by Arthur E. Rowse, 2000, Common Courage. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Muckraking!: The Journalism that Changed America, edited by Judith Serrin.  The New Press. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Citizen Muckraking; How to Investigate and Right Wrongs in Your Community, by The Center for Public Integrity, 2000, Common Courage Press.
The Business of Journalism -- 10 Leading Reporters & Editors on the Perils and Pitfalls of the Press, Edited by William Serrin, 2000, New Press. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)

Photography & Photojournalism

bullet.gif (1145 bytes) Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq by Thorne Anderson et al. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)

Recommended Mass Media Textbooks

bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Propaganda and Persuasion (4th Edition) by Garth Jowett and Victoria O'Donnell, 2006, Sage. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
We the Media; A Citizen's Guide to Fighting for Media Democracy, Edited by Don Hazen and Julie Winokur, The New Press 1997.   AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Media and Society: A Critical Reader, by Arthur Asa Berger, 2003 AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Media/Society 2nd Edition, by David Croteau & William Hoynes, Pine Forge Press 2002 .  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Introduction to Mass Communication; Media Literacy & Culture, by Stanley J. Baran, Mayfield 2003   AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes) Good book but too pricy -- a real rip-off.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Readings in Mass Coomunication; Media Literacy & Culture, Edited by Kimberly B. Massey, Mayfield 1999    AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Media & Culture; An Introduction to Mass Communication 4th Edition, by Richard Campbell, Bedford St. Martins 2004  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes) Good book but too pricy -- a real rip-off.
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)The Media Studies Reader, Editd by Tim O'Sullivan & Yvonne Jewkes, Arnold (UK) 1997.   AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)


bullet.gif (1145 bytes) The Culture of Make Beleive by Derrick Jensen, 2002, Chelsea Green AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes) Running on Empty: The Pathology of Civilization by John Zerzan, 2008, Feral House AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes) Against Civilization: Readings and Reflections by John Zerzan, 2005, Feral House AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes) Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilzation by Derrick Jensen, 2006, 7 Stories AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes)Utopian Legacies: A History of Conquest & Oppression in the Western World by John Mohawk, 1999, Clear Light AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
bullet.gif (1145 bytes) Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution by Peter Kropotkin, 1902 (2009), Cosimo Classics AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Utopian Legacies; A History of Conquest and Oppression in the Western World, by John C. Mohawk, 2000, Clear Light..  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)

Misc. Recommendations

bullet.gif (1145 bytes)People of the Rainbow; A Nomadic Utopia (2nd Edition), Michael I. Niman, 2011, University of Tennessee Press. My Book! Written by Me.   AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
"Here our Culture is Hard" Stories of Domestic Violence from a Mayan Community in Belize, by Laura J. McClusky, 2001, University of Texas Press.  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Homage to Chiapas; The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico, by Bill Weinberg (Pogo), 2000, Verso.  AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility by Zack Furness, 2010, Temple Univ. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)
Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser, 2001, Houghton Mifflin. AmazonShopHere.gif (1194 bytes)

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