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Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area Instructor Publishes Book on Ethics and Media

(Alameda, Calif. – August 8, 2013)   Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area adjunct instructor, Dr. Tony Kashani is the contributing principal editor to a new book, co-edited with Dr. Benjamin Frymer titled Lost in Media: The Ethics of Everyday Life.

Lost in Media examines collectively the ethical issues that have arisen in media-driven everyday life and that will arise as paradigm shifts occur on a global scale. Films, television, and new media often serve the   globalization aims of a capitalist society as they function to socially reproduce the hegemonic norms, values, and styles of the larger society,” says Kashani. “Chapters in this book use critical theory to look at issues of free market fundamentalism; journalism’s erosion of communication of truth; public relations ethics of perception management; yielding self censorship in the media; entertainment media pedagogically cultivating consumerism and docility; music and morality; misrepresentation of resistance movements; ethics of spectatorship; and the transformation of everyday ethics.”

Kashani received his Ph.D. in humanities from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is a faculty member for Argosy University and in the Liberal Arts Department of Brandman University. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Cinema Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Art from San Francisco State University.

Aside from many scholarly articles, Dr. Kashani is the author of two editions of Deconstructing the Mystique: An Interdisciplinary Introduction to Cinema (2005, 2009), a textbook used at various universities in the United States. He is also a co-editor and a contributor to Hollywood’s Exploited: Public Pedagogy, Corporate Movies, and Cultural Crisis (2010). Currently, Dr. Kashani is working on a book manuscript on learning ethics through cinema.

About Argosy University
Argosy University (, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and online, is a private, accredited academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Clinical Psychology, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law. Degree levels and programs offered vary by location. Argosy University is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges  (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610, 2630. Certified by SCHEV to operate in Virginia. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area is located at 1005 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501.

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