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Welcome to the MEF Bookstore. Here you can find books written by scholars featured in MEF videos. These books can be purchased through Powell’s Books, an online independent seller of new and used books. As an added benefit, a portion of your purchase will help support the nonprofit Media Education Foundation. Thank you!

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Featured Scholars

Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky is a leading linguistic scientist and a longtime professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His 1957 book Syntactic Structures outlined his theories of transformational generative grammar and made him a prominent and controversial figure in the field. Chomsky is also known as a political activist suspicious of big media, big business and big government. His books include Manufacturing Consent (1988) and Propaganda and the Public Mind (2001).
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George Gerbner
George Gerbner (1919-2005) was dean emeritus of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania for over thirty years. In 1968 Gerbner implemented the Cultural Indicators Project, an ongoing study designed to examine television content and its effect on Americans.
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Stuart Hall
Stuart Hall, a leading figure of the British left over the past thirty years and a visionary race theorist, had made profound contributions to the field of cultural studies at the Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University. His work has made possible multiple conversations taking place around questions of culture, race and ethnicity.
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Sut Jhally

Sut Jhally
Sut Jhally is Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Founder and Executive Director of the Media Education Foundation (MEF). He is one of the world’s leading scholars looking at the role played by advertising and popular culture in the processes of social control and identity construction.
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Jackson Katz
Jackson Katz
Jackson Katz is one of America’s leading anti-sexist male activists. An educator, lecturer, author and filmmaker, he is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education with men and boys. He is the co-founder of the Mentors In Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading gender violence prevention initiative in professional and college athletics.
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Jean Kilbourne
Jean Kilbourne is internationally recognized for her pioneering work on alcohol and tobacco advertising and the image of women in advertising. Her films, slide lectures and television appearances have been seen by millions of people throughout the world. She was named by The New York Times Magazine as one of the three most popular speakers on college campuses today.
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Michael Kimmel
Michael Kimmel is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world today. The author or editor of more than twenty volumes, his books include Men Confront Pornography and the documentary history Against the Tide: Pro-Feminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990, which chronicled men who supported women’s equality since the founding of the country.
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Michael Klare
Michael Klare
Michael T. Klare, one of the world’s most renowned experts on energy and security issues, is the Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies and Director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (a joint appointment at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst). He is the defense correspondent of The Nation magazine and a Contributing Editor of Current History.
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Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist for the New York Times, and author. Two of her books The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies were both international bestsellers. In 2004, she released The Take, a feature documentary about Argentina’s occupied factories, co-produced with director Avi Lewis.
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Robert McChesney
Robert W. McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2002, he co-founded Free Press, and served as its president until April 2008. McChesney hosts the Media Matters weekly radio program every Sunday afternoon on NPR-affiliate WILL-AM. McChesney has written or edited 17 books. His most recent books are The Political Economy of Media and Communication Revolution.
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Mary Pipher
Dr. Mary Pipher is a clinical psychologist and best-selling author. Dr. Pipher’s work combines her training in both the fields of psychology and anthropology, examining how American culture influences the mental health of its people. She has received two American Psychological Association Presidential Citations. Dr. Pipher has appeared on the Today Show, 20/20, The Charlie Rose Show, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and NPR’s Fresh Air.
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Juliet Schor
Juliet Schor, a professor of Sociology at Boston College, is the author of several books. Her research over the last ten years has focused on issues pertaining to trends in work & leisure, consumerism, the relationship between work & family, women’s issues, and economic justice. Schor is beginning research on environmental sustainability and its relation to Americans’ lifestyles. She is also a board member and co-founder of the Center for a New American Dream.
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Jack Shaheen
Shaheen’s lectures and writings, with a focus on the representation of Arabs, illustrate that damaging racial and ethnic stereotypes injure innocent people. He has had many national media appearances including CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Nightline, Good Morning America, 48 Hours, and The Today Show. Shaheen has served as a consultant with film and TV companies: DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, Hanna-Barbera, and Showtime.
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Norman Solomon
Norman Solomon
Norman Solomon is the author of several books and of “Media Beat,” a weekly nationally syndicated column on media and politics. The founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a national consortium of policy researchers and analysts, Solomon has appeared as a guest on many media outlets including the PBS NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, and NPR’s Talk of the Nation.
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Tim Wise
Tim Wise
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the US. Wise has provided anti-racism training to teachers, physicians, medical industry professionals, and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions. He has lectured on the same subject on more than 350 college campuses. Wise has served as adjunct faculty member of the School of Social Work at Smith College and currently serves as the Race and Ethnicity Editor for LIP Magazine.
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