BOOKS RECEIVED: Stewart M. Hoover, ed., “The Media and Religious Authority” (Penn State UP, 2016)
As the availability and use of media platforms continue to expand, the cultural visibility of religion is on the rise, leading to questions about religious authority: Where does it come from? How is it established? What might be changing it?… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Carl Love, “From Two Lanes To The Fast Lane: Stories of Change in America From Temecula and Murrieta” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
Here are the stories of a people in a rural community transformed by explosive growth starting in the late 20th century, a community of people who came for the good life who now deal with all the issues so many… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Karin Olson, “Essentials of Qualitative Interviewing” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
Karin Olson’s brief, accessible guide to the principles and practices of qualitative interviewing is a welcome addition for students and novice practitioners in a wide array of fields. Interview is the most common method for gaining information in the social… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Damien Smith Pfister, “Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics: Attention and Deliberation in the Early Blogosphere” (Penn State UP, 2014)
In Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics, Damien Pfister explores communicative practices in networked media environments, analyzing, in particular, how the blogosphere has changed the conduct and coverage of public debate. Pfister shows how the late modern imaginary was susceptible to… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Nancy MacKay, “Curating Oral Histories: From Interview to Archive” 2nd ed.  (Routledge, 2015)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley For the past ten years, Nancy MacKay’s Curating Oral Histories (2006) has been the one-stop shop for librarians, curators, program administrators, and project managers who are involved in turning an oral history interview into… Read More
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