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Television at the Movies: Cinematic and Critical Responses to American Broadcasting

Tracy Biga MacLean, academic director of Intercollegiate Media Studies, and her co-author Jon Nelson Wagner have a unique approach to the study of television. They view its history and reception not only through important articles about the medium, but also through analyzing how Hollywood auteur cinema has commented on television over the decades. Television at the Movies argues that the study of television is a crucial aspect of understanding our recent and contemporary culture, and it provides an illuminating point of entry for students and researchers in the field.

Continuum, 2008 · 240 pages · $29.95

An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations: Continuity and Change in the Twenty-First Century

Rudi Volti, professor emeritus of sociology, introduces students to highly relevant analyses of today’s industrial and post-industrial society by connecting work and occupations to the key subjects of sociological inquiry— social and technological change, race, ethnicity, gender, social class, education, social networks, and modes of organization. The text provides useful analysis of a broad range of topics, covering the changes in the world of work from hunting and gathering to today's Information Age. Featuring a broad range of topics, this book provides crucial insight into how life and work are evolving in the twenty-first century.

Pine Forge Press, 2007 · 296 pages · $49.95


Protogaea, an ambitious account of terrestrial history, was central to the development of the earth sciences in the eighteenth century and provides key philosophical insights into the unity of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz's thought and writings. Even though Protogaea has languished in its original Latin for centuries, now Andre Wakefield, assistant professor of history, and Claudine Cohen offer the first English translation of this central text in natural philosophy and natural history.

University of Chicago Press, 2008 · 204 pages · $55.00