Communication & Media Studies
Long before Europeans came to America, the Aztecs created a unique culture based on myth and a love of language. Myths and poems were an important part of their culture, and a successful speech by a royal orator was pronounced "a great scattering of jades." A Scattering of Jades is an anthology of the best of Aztec ...
How Journalists Influence the News
A controversial study showing how the political beliefs of journalists significantly affect the ideological slant of the news, skewing it further to the left than the political stance of the average Canadian.
Female Masculinity in Twentieth-Century Fictions
This work explores how the construction of gender was thrown into crisis during the twentieth century, opening a permanent rupture in the gender system, destabilizing masculinity as an unstable category.
Best known for their ritual use of peyote, the Huichol people of west-central Mexico carried much of their original belief system into the twentieth century unadulterated by the influence of Christian missionaries. Among the Huichol, reciting myths and performing rituals pleases the ancestors and helps maintain a world in which ...
Ethics in Canadian Journalism
This revised edition of the groundbreaking text covers the many changes in the Canadian media in the last decade, including further concentration of media ownership, media convergence, the rise of the blog, and the tightening economic pressures on the industry as a whole, and new “Tough Calls” at the end of each chapter, inviting readers to test their own ethics in scenarios drawn from real news stories.
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