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New Books!

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: February 25, 2011
  • Filed Under: New Books

December and January book requests are arriving in the library.  Check out the full list of latest arrivals!

Because digital writing matters: improving student writing in online and multimedia environments
National Writing Project
Jossey-Bass
2010
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On the origin of stories: evolution, cognition, and fiction
by Brian Boyd
Belknap Harvard
2010
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Digitizing race: visual cultures of the Internet
by Lisa Nakamura
University of Minnesota Press
2008
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The portable film school: everything you’d learn in film school (without ever going to class)
by D.B. Gilles
St. Martin’s Griffin
2005
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Handbook of interpersonal psychology: theory, research, assessment, and therapeutic interventions
edited by Leonard M. Horowitz and Stephen Strack
Wiley
2011
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What people believe when they say that people believe: folk sociology and the nature of group intentions
by Todd Jones
Lexington Books
2010

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New Books, E-books, and DVDs!

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: January 31, 2011
  • Filed Under: New Books

This month’s new books list includes quite a few e-books and DVDs, in addition to paper books.  Beat the winter weather with an e-book!  Many of the new DVD selections were featured in the previous post, Native American Films.  Here is the highlight reel:

Watching YouTube: extraordinary videos by ordinary people
by Michael Strangelove
University of Toronto Press
2010
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Premediation: affect and mediality after 9/11
by Richard A. Grusin
Palgrave Macmillan
2010
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Cinema: a visual anthropology
by Gordon Gray
Berg
2010
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Covering Disaster: lessons from media coverage of Katrina and Rita
edited by Ralph Izard and Jay Perkins
Transaction Publishers
2010
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Communicator-in-chief: how Barack Obama used new media technology to win the White House
e-book version
edited by John Allen Hendricks and Robert E. Denton, Jr.
Lexington Studies in Political Communication Series
Lexington Books
2010

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Kristyna Carroll
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610-519-5391

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Native American Films

Falvey Library has recently required a collection of films about, starring, or directed by Native Americans, Aborigines, and other native groups.  Many of these films were featured on Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian, an installment of Independent Lens.  See the full list of films, or check out some highlights below:

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
2001
Directed by Zacharias Kunuk
Starring Natal Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, and Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq
The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior’s endurance and battle of its menace.*

Rabbit-Proof Fence
2002
Directed by Phillip Noyce
Starring Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, and Kenneth Branagh
In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.*

Smoke Signals
1998
Directed by Chris Eyre
Starring Adam Beach, Evan Adams, and Irene Bedard
When Victor hears Arnold has died, Thomas offers him funding for the trip to get Arnold’s remains, but only if Thomas will also go with him. Thomas and Victor hit the road.*

Flags of Our Fathers
2006
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Starring Ryan Phillippe, Barry Pepper, Adam Beach, and Joseph Cross
The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII.*

The Last of the Mohicans
1992
Directed by Michael Mann
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, and Russell Means
Three trappers protect a British Colonel’s daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.*

*Movie information from IMDb.com.

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New Books!

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: December 13, 2010
  • Filed Under: New Books

December orders are beginning to arrive in the library.  This month’s selections include a number of great DVD selections.

Here’s the highlight reel:

personalconnectionsPersonal Connections in the Digital Age
by NancyK. Baym
Cambridge Polity Press, 2010

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journalismethicsJournalism Ethics: a philosophical approach
edited by Christopher Meyers
Oxford University Press, 2010

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lossinnocenceA loss of innocence?: television and Irish society, 1960-72
by Robert J. Savage
Manchester University Press, 2010

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femaleleadershipThe Language of Female Leadership
by Judith Baxter
Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

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Featured DVDs

ranasweddingRana’s Wedding
a film by Hany Abu-Assad
2002
Rana wakes up one morning to an ultimatum delivered by her father: she must either choose a husband from a preselected list of men, or she must leave Palestine for Egypt with her father by 4:00 that afternoon. With ten hours to find her boyfriend in occupied Jerusalem, she sneaks out of her father’s house at daybreak to find her forbidden love Khalil.

thegardenThe Garden
a film by Scott Hamilton Kennedy
2008
From the ashes of the L.A. riots arose a lush, 14-acre community garden, the largest of its kind in the United States. Now bulldozers threaten its future.

powwow-highwayPow Wow Highway
directed by Jonathan Wacks
1989
Buddy Red Bow is struggling, in the face of persecution, by greedy developers and political in-fighting, to keep his nation on a Montana Cheyenne Reservation financially solvent and independent.

bus174Bus 174
directed by Jose Padilha
2002
Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers.

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Kristyna Carroll
Research Support Librarian
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
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New Books!

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: November 16, 2010
  • Filed Under: New Books

The new books for November are coming in!  Here are some highlights:

beyondelbarrioBeyond el barrio: everyday life in Latina/o America
Edited by Gina Perez, Frank Guridy, and Adrian Burgos
New York University Press, 2010
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designingresearchDesigning and conducting mixed methods research
John W. Creswell, Vicki L. Plano Clark
Sage Publications, 2011
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fictionnarrativeThe fiction of narrative: essays on history, literature, and theory, 1957-2007
Hayden White; edited and with an introduction by Robert Doran
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010
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flowtvFlow TV: Television in the age of media convergence
Edited by Michael Kackman, Marnie Binfield, Matthew Thomas Payne, Allison Perlman, and Bryan Sebok
Routledge, 2011
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islandsprivacyIslands of privacy
by Christena Nippert-Eng
University of Chicago Press, 2010
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presentationskillsPresentation skills for students
by Joan Van Emden and Lucinda Becker
Palgrave Study Skills Series
Palgrave Macmillin, 2010

televisionnewmediaTelevision and new media: Must-click TV
by Jennifer Gillan
Routledge, 2011
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Kristyna Carroll
Research Support Librarian
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
610-519-5391

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New Books!

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: October 19, 2010
  • Filed Under: New Books

New books related to communication

Most of September’s book orders are now available on library shelves.  Check out the complete list of new books in communication, or look over the highlights below.

44letters 44 letters from the liquid modern world
Zygmunt Bauman
Polity Press, 2010
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goinglocal Going local: presidential leadership in the post-broadcast age
Jeffrey E. Cohen
Cambridge University Press, 2010
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goodbye-cinema Goodbye cinema, hello cinephilia: film culture in transition
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago University Press, 2010
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relocatingtelevisionRelocating television: television in the digital context
edited by Jostein Gripsrud
Routledge, 2010
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morning-miracleMorning miracle inside the Washington Post: the fight to keep a newspaper alive
Dave Kindred
Doubleday, 2010

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tellingstoriesTelling stories: language, narrative, and social life
Georgetown University Round Table on Language and Linguistics
Georgetown University Press, 2010

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guerillafilmmakersThe guerilla film makers pocketbook
Chris Jones
Continuum, 2010

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Thanks to the Communication faculty for all of their great recommendations!

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Kristyna will return to the library on Monday, October 25th.  For communication questions, please contact Linda Hauck:

linda.hauck@villanova.edu
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New Books at Falvey

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: September 8, 2010
  • Filed Under: New Books

New Books!

Start off the new semester with some new titles at Falvey Library!  Some are hot off the presses while others were requested by you.  Here are some highlights:

Book cover

Quantitative research methods for communication: a hands-on approach
by Jason S. Wrench
New York: Oxford University Press, 2008
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katefieldKate Field: the many lives of a nineteenth-century American journalist
by Gary Scharnhorst
New York: Syracuse University Press, 2008
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fundingjournalismFunding journalism in the digital age: business models, strategies, issues and trends
by Jeff Kaye and Stephen Quinn
New York: Peter Lang, 2010

politicsdemandPolitics on demand: the effects of 24-hour news on American politics
by Alison Dagnes
Santa Barbara, Calif: Praeger, 2010
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glassceilingsGlass ceilings and 100-hour couples: what the opt-out phenomenon can teach us about work and family
by Karine Moe and Dianna Shandy
Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010

dynamicsintergroupcommThe dynamics of intergroup communication
edited by Howard Giles, Scott Reid, Jake Harwood
New York: Peter Lang, 2010
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Also see the full list of new books in communication.

E-books

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Image (c) Microsoft

Can’t make it into the library?  The library has also acquired some great e-books for you!

The dynamics of persuasion communication and attitudes in the 21st century
by Richard M. Perloff
Hoboken: Taylor & Francis, 2010

Handbook of implicit social cognition: measurement, theory, and applications
edited by Bertram Gawronski, B. Keith Payne
New York: Guilford Publications, Inc., 2010

Also check out the full list of new e-books for communication.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for?  Don’t forget about the library’s interlibrary loan services.  And, suggestions for new books or resources are always welcome!

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Kristyna Carroll
Research Support Librarian
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
610-519-5391

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