Media and Identity in Contemporary Europe: Consequences of by Richard Collins

By Richard Collins

An built-in research of the important concerns in modern media coverage. Chapters specialize in technological swap and its impression on cultural and political identities, the function of the cultural industries within the 'New economic system' and the influence of ecu integration on nationwide associations - public provider broadcasting particularly. simply because technological switch in broadcasting has enabled us to open up media markets, the form of media and of society has develop into extra internationally-oriented. certainly, smooth overseas media has acquired into query the very legitimacy of nationwide groups and ideologies. And it is a phenomenon whose maximum influence has been in Europe. those reviews tackle the way forward for public carrier broadcasting and the ability of nationwide regulators to form trans-national media relationships. the writer takes an empirical method of research of those concerns, exploring media and verbal exchange experiences a great deal as a social technology.

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Hollywood Genres: Formulas, Filmmaking, and the Studio by Thomas Schatz

By Thomas Schatz

The important thesis of this e-book is style procedure presents the simplest skill for knowing, studying and appreciating the Hollywood cinema. taking into consideration not just the formal and aesthetic features of function filmmaking, yet quite a few different cultural points to boot, the style strategy treats motion picture construction as a dynamic strategy of alternate among the movie and its viewers. This technique, embodied via the Hollywood studio approach, has been sustained basically via genres, these well known narrative formulation just like the Western, musical and gangster movie, that have ruled the display arts all through this century.

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Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema: Traces of a Lost Decade by Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare, Charlie Ellbé, Kristopher Woofter,

By Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare, Charlie Ellbé, Kristopher Woofter, Paul Corupe, Blair Davis, Louise Fenton, Anne Golden, David Hanley, Karen Herland, Mark Jancovich, Kier-La Janisse, Cory Legassic, Peter Marra, Ian Olney author of Euro Horror: Classic European

The Forties is a misplaced decade in horror cinema, undervalued and written out of such a lot horror scholarship. This assortment revises, reframes, and deconstructs chronic serious binaries which have been installed position through scholarly discourse to label Forties horror as someway not so good as a “classical” interval or “canonical” mode of horror within the Thirties, specifically as represented by means of the monster motion pictures of common Studios. The book's 4 sections re-examine the historic, political, monetary, and cultural elements informing Forties horror cinema to introduce new theoretical frameworks and to open up area for scholarly dialogue of Forties horror style hybridity, periodization, and aesthetics. Chapters excited by Gothic and Grand Guignol traditions working in forties horror cinema, Forties proto-slasher motion pictures, the self sustaining horrors of the Poverty Row studios, and demanding reevaluations of overlooked hybrid motion pictures resembling The Vampire’s Ghost (1945) and “slippery” auteurs reminiscent of Robert Siodmak and Sam Neufield, paintings to get well a decade of horror that has been framed as having fallen sufferer to repetition, exhaustion, and decline.

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Jacques Ellul and the technological society in the 21st by Helena M. Jerónimo, José Luís Garcia, Carl Mitcham

By Helena M. Jerónimo, José Luís Garcia, Carl Mitcham

This quantity rethinks the paintings of Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) at the centenary of his beginning, by way of offering an summary of the present debates in line with Ellul's insights. As probably the most major twentieth-century thinkers approximately expertise, Ellul used to be one of the first thinkers to gain the significance of subject matters akin to globalization, terrorism, conversation applied sciences and ecology, and research them from a Read more...


at the centenary of his start, this e-book re-examines the paintings of Jacques Ellul, proposing present debates in line with his insights, discussing his analysis of recent society, exploring matters he saw Read more...

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Sound Media: From Live Journalism to Music Recording by Lars Nyre

By Lars Nyre

Sound Media considers how track recording, radio broadcasting and muzak impression people's day-by-day lives and introduces the numerous and sundry inventive innovations that experience built in track and journalism in the course of the 20th century. Lars Nyre starts off with the modern cultures of sound media, and works again to the archaic soundscapes of the 1870s. the 1st a part of the ebook devotes 5 chapters to modern electronic media, and provides the web, the private laptop, electronic radio (news and speak) and diverse different types of loudspeaker media (muzak, DJ-ing, clubbing and pop systems). the second one half examines the historic accumulation of ideas and sounds in sound media, and offers multitrack song within the Nineteen Sixties, the golden age of radio within the Fifties and again to the Nineteen Thirties, microphone recording of song within the Thirties, the experimental section of instant radio within the 1910s and 1900s, and the discovery of the gramophone and phonograph within the overdue 19th century. Sound Media encompasses a soundtrack CD with thirty-six examples from broadcasting and song recording in Europe and america, from Edith Piaf to Sarah Cox, and is richly illustrated with figures, timelines and technical drawings.

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The Routledge Companion to Media & Gender by Cynthia Carter, Linda Steiner, Lisa McLaughlin

By Cynthia Carter, Linda Steiner, Lisa McLaughlin

The Routledge better half to Media and Gender bargains a accomplished exam of media and gender reviews, charting its histories, investigating ongoing controversies, and assessing destiny trends.

The fifty nine chapters during this quantity, written by means of top researchers from around the globe, supply students and scholars with an interesting and authoritative survey of present considering in media and gender research.

The Companion contains the next features:

  • With each one bankruptcy addressing a unique, concrete set of matters, the quantity contains learn from all over the world to interact readers in a huge array of worldwide and transnational concerns and intersectional perspectives.
  • Authors handle a sequence of significant questions that experience effects for present and destiny considering within the box, together with postfeminism, sexual violence, masculinity, media industries, queer identities, games, electronic coverage, media activism, sexualization, docusoaps, teenager drama, plastic surgery, media Islamophobia, activity, telenovelas, information audiences, pornography, and social and cellular media.
  • A variety of educational disciplines tell exploration of key concerns round creation and policymaking, illustration, viewers engagement, and where of gender in media studies.

The Routledge spouse to Media and Gender is a necessary advisor to the valuable principles, recommendations and debates at present shaping media and gender research.

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Muslims and the News Media by Elizabeth Poole, John E. Richardson

By Elizabeth Poole, John E. Richardson

Set in either British and foreign contexts, this article is designed as a finished and significant textbook which sincerely establishes the hyperlinks among context, content material, construction and audiences. taking a look heavily at quite a lot of journalistic genres the authors study the impact of Muslims within the methods of stories creation, and the ways that audiences, either Muslim and non-Muslim, devour this media. The booklet brings jointly various views to supply insights into the representation--and misrepresentation--of Islam and Muslims this day.

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Armed Madhouse: Undercover Dispatches from a Dying Regime by Greg Palast

By Greg Palast

‘Razor sharp learn … indicates why each US citizen will be quaking of their boots’ Metro, Books of the Year

‘Bill Hicks with a press cross’ The List

Award-winning guerrilla journalist Greg Palast has long past the place such a lot were too scared to unearth the gruesome fact in regards to the haves and have-mores who rule our international … the USA.

Here he studies from at the back of enemy strains to bare simply how undesirable it’s received in a deadly regime: how elections are received and loose speech comes at a value. How electorate are governed via worry. and the way our courageous new globalized global ability the bad get hammered, whereas enterprises silently purchase up the planet. It’s no longer beautiful – yet it’s all real …

‘Palast is likely one of the few newshounds writing who has either the anger and the wit to provide himself up as a persuasive – and extra importantly, readable – voice of the left’ Observer

‘A rollercoaster trip from Baghdad to New Orleans and Osama bin Laden’s cave to the again rooms of the Pentagon’ Big Issue

‘Very humorous … For someone who thinks that nobody from the U.S. is aware what’s happening, Palast is the ideal riposte’ Guardian

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Print Culture: From Steam Press to Ebook by Frances Robertson

By Frances Robertson

With the arrival of recent electronic conversation applied sciences, the tip of print tradition once more seems to be as inevitable to a few fresh commentators because it did to Marshall McLuhan. And simply as print tradition has so frequently been associated with the increase of recent commercial society, so the alleged loss of life of print below the onslaught of latest media is usually additionally correlated with the death of modernity.

This ebook charts the weather curious about such claims―print, tradition, know-how, history―through a style that examines the iconography of fabrics, marks and tactics of print, and during this experience recognizes McLuhan’s suggestion of the medium because the bearer of which means. Even within the electronic age, many various kinds of print proceed to stream and achieve that means from their fabric expression and their background. even if, Frances Robertson argues that print tradition can in basic terms be understood as a constellation of numerous practices and for that reason discusses a number of print cultures from 1800 the current ‘post-print’ culture.

The ebook could be of curiosity to undergraduate and postgraduate scholars in the components of cultural heritage, artwork and layout background, publication and print background, media reviews, literary reviews, and the historical past of expertise.

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Obesity, Eating Disorders and the Media by Karin Eli, Stanley Ulijaszek

By Karin Eli, Stanley Ulijaszek

How do the media signify weight problems and consuming issues? How are those representations relating to each other? and the way do the scoop media decide upon which medical findings and coverage judgements to document? Multi-disciplinary in strategy, weight problems, consuming issues and the Media offers severe new views on media representations of weight problems and consuming problems, with analyses of print, on-line, and televisual media framings. Exploring abjection and alarm because the universal subject matters linking media framings of weight problems and consuming issues, weight problems, consuming problems and the Media indicates how the media equally place those stipulations as harmful extremes of physique dimension and meals perform. the amount then investigates how information media selectively disguise and signify technological know-how and coverage bearing on weight problems and consuming problems, with shut realization to the impression of pre-existing framings along institutional and ethical agendas. A wealthy, complete research of media framings of weight problems and consuming problems - as embodied stipulations, complicated issues, public well-being matters, and culturally major phenomena - this quantity should be of curiosity to students and scholars around the social sciences and all these attracted to knowing cultural features of weight problems and consuming issues.

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