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Taras, David 1950-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 186 publications in 2 languages and 6,285 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, dgs
Classifications: P92.C3, 302.230971
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Taras
A passion for identity : introduction to Canadian studies( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes chapter on the north pp.387-98 incorporating "Contemporary native life: images and realities" by Michael Asch
Power and betrayal in the Canadian media by David Taras( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Canadians communicate by David Taras( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a timely collection that chronicles the extraordinary changes that are shaking the foundations of Canada's cultural and communications industries in the twenty-first century. With essays from some of Canada's foremost media scholars, this book discusses the major trends and developments that have taken place in government policy, corporate strategies, creative communities, and various communication mediums: newspapers, films, cellular and palm technology, the Internet, libraries, TV, music, and book publishing. This volume addresses many issues unique to Canada in a broader framework of global communications. Specifically, it looks at new media communications in Aboriginal communities, the changing role of the state in cultural institutions, the conglomeratisation of the media, the threat of American and global communications to Canadian voices, and the struggle to retain and reclaim local and national identities in the face of globalisation. With articles from academics and professionals across Canada, this book provides the most current perspectives on communication in Canada in a rapidly changing world of technology and global communication
The domestic battleground : Canada and the Arab-Israeli conflict by David Taras( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle East has always been a source of great power confrontations, vast religious movements, and historic "about- faces." It has also had a magnetic pull, enticing commitments and allegiances from other countries. The conflict between Israel and the Arab states has been characterized by failure to compromise, deep animosities, and drastic misperceptions that have remained, despite the passage of generations, bitter and intractable. Although this conflict is essentially a struggle between two national movements - Arab and Jewish - its impact reaches far beyond the Middle East
The last word : media coverage of the Supreme Court of Canada by Florian Sauvageau( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and French and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Canadians communicate( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume embarks upon a new examination of Canada's current media health and turns its attention to the impact of globalization on Canadian communication, culture, and identity. This collection of essays includes contributions from experts from a wide range of specialties in the areas of communication and technology.--[book cover]
Parliament and Canadian foreign policy( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing ourselves : media power and policy in Canada( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prime ministers and premiers : political leadership and public policy in Canada( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital mosaic : media, power, and identity in Canada by David Taras( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Digital Mosaic, David Taras both embraces and challenges new media by arguing that coinciding crises bring exciting opportunities as well as considerable dangers to democratic life and citizen engagement in Canada
The newsmakers : the media's influence on Canadian politics by David Taras( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A passion for identity : Canadian studies for the 21st century( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Canadians communicate( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media and politics( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Substantial changes have occurred in the nature of political discourse over the past thirty years. Once, traditional media dominated the political landscape, but in recent years Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Blackberrys have emerged as important tools and platforms for political campaigns. While the Canadian party system has proved surprisingly resilient, the rhythms of political life are now very different. A never-ending 24-hour news cycle has resulted in a never-ending political campaign. The implications of this new political style and its impact on political discourse are issues vigorously debated in this new volume of How Canadians Communicate, as is the question on every politician's mind: How can we draw a generation of digital natives into the current political dialogue? With contributions from such diverse figures as Elly Alboim, Richard Davis, Tom Flanagan, David Marshall, and Roger Epp, How Canadians Communicate IV is the most comprehensive review of political communication in Canada in over three decades - one that poses questions fundamental to the quality of public life."--Publisher's description
How Canadians communicate( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fewer Canadians than ever are lacing up skates, swimming lengths at the pool, practicing their curve ball, and experiencing the thrill of competition. However, despite a decline in active participation, Canadians spend enormous amounts of time and money on sports, as fans and followers of sporting events and sports culture. Never has media coverage of sports been more exhaustive, and never has it been more driven by commercial interests and the need to fuel consumerism, on which corporate profits depend. The power plays now occurring in the arena of sports are by no means solely a matter of money, however. At issue as well in the media capture of sports are the values that inform our daily lives, the physical and emotional health of the population, and the symbols so long central to a sense of Canadian identity. Writing from a variety of perspectives, the contributors to this collection set out to explore the impact of the media on our reception of, and attitudes toward, sports to unpack the meanings that sports have for us as citizens and consumers. Well-known hockey writer Roy MacGregor delves into the influence of big media and big sports on the practice of objective journalism; Richard Gruneau examines the worrisome relationship between sports participation and socioeconomic class; blogger Derrick Newman investigates the impact of fantasy leagues on sports coverage; sociologist Harry Hiller looks at the iconic dimensions of the Vancouver Olympics. Other contributors shed light on the way in which the media serve to transform sports--including, of course, hockey--into a vehicle for the expression of identity and nationalism. Still others probe the function of sports as spectacle: the escalation of violence, controversies over drug use, and the media's coverage of tragic deaths. The goal is not to score points but to prompt critical discussion of why sports matter in Canadian life and culture and how they contribute to the construction of Canadian identity."--
Justices and journalists : the global perspective( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A key intermediary between courts and the public are the journalists who monitor the actions of justices and report their decisions, pronouncements, and proclivities. Justices and Journalists: The Global Perspective is the first volume of its kind - a comparative analysis of the relationship between supreme courts and the press who cover them. Understanding this relationship is critical in a digital media age when government transparency is increasingly demanded by the public and judicial actions are the subject of press and public scrutiny. Richard Davis and David Taras take a comparative look at how justices in countries around the world relate to the media, the interactive points between the courts and the press, the roles of television and the digital media, and the future of the relationship."--Page i and back cover
How Canadians Communicate V by David Taras( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making a difference : a comparative view of the role of the Internet in election politics by Richard Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a cross-national analysis of the role of the Internet in elections. It examines the role of context in shaping candidate and party usage of the Internet in democratic electoral systems
How Canadians Communicate IV: Media and Politics by David Taras( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive, up to date, and probing examination of media and politics in Canada
Sports( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Fewer Canadians than ever are lacing up skates, swimming lengths at the pool, practicing their curve ball, and experiencing the thrill of competition. However, despite a decline in active participation, Canadians spend enormous amounts of time and money on sports, as fans and followers of sporting events and sports culture. Never has media coverage of sports been more exhaustive, and never has it been more driven by commercial interests and the need to fuel consumerism, on which corporate profits depend. The power plays now occurring in the arena of sports are by no means solely a matter of money, however. At issue as well in the media capture of sports are the values that inform our daily lives, the physical and emotional health of the population, and the symbols so long central to a sense of Canadian identity. Writing from a variety of perspectives, the contributors to this collection set out to explore the impact of the media on our reception of, and attitudes toward, sports to unpack the meanings that sports have for us as citizens and consumers. Well-known hockey writer Roy MacGregor delves into the influence of big media and big sports on the practice of objective journalism; Richard Gruneau examines the worrisome relationship between sports participation and socioeconomic class; blogger Derrick Newman investigates the impact of fantasy leagues on sports coverage; sociologist Harry Hiller looks at the iconic dimensions of the Vancouver Olympics. Other contributors shed light on the way in which the media serve to transform sports--including, of course, hockey--into a vehicle for the expression of identity and nationalism. Still others probe the function of sports as spectacle: the escalation of violence, controversies over drug use, and the media's coverage of tragic deaths. The goal is not to score points but to prompt critical discussion of why sports matter in Canadian life and culture and how they contribute to the construction of Canadian identity."--
 
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How Canadians communicate
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How Canadians communicateThe last word : media coverage of the Supreme Court of CanadaHow Canadians communicateSeeing ourselves : media power and policy in CanadaA passion for identity : Canadian studies for the 21st century