By Maurice Berger
This anthology takes us past the prestige of masculinity itself, wondering society's and the media's normative ideas of the masculine, and contemplating the level to which women and men can go beyond those stereotypes and prescriptions.
By Piers D. Britton
Doctor Who has continually thrived on multiplicty, unpredictability and transformation, its worlds and characters kaleidoscopic and moving - and its complexity has exponentially elevated over the past 20 years. With its effective go back to television in 2005, Doctor Who existed in 4 diversified fictional kinds, throughout 3 diversified media, with 5 actors concurrently taking part in the eponymous hero. TARDISbound is the 1st ebook to deal either with the television sequence and with the "audio adventures," unique novels, and brief tale anthologies produced because the Nineties, attractive with the typical components of those various texts and with specified positive factors of each.</i> <i>TARDISbound areas Doctor Who less than a number of lenses, from reading the best features of those Doctor Who texts, to problems with classification, ethnicity and gender when it comes to the Doctor(s), different TARDIS crew-members, and the non-human/inhuman beings they come across. TARDISbound additionally addresses significant questions about the aesthetics and moral implications of Doctor Who.
By Lyombe Eko
Lyombe Eko contains out an ancient and cultural survey of the rules of visible depictions of particular human sexual behavior from their earliest visual appeal at the clay capsules of the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in old Mesopotamia, to the pill desktops of Silicon Valley. The law of Sex-Themed visible Imagery analyzes the modern challenge of the applicability of the human correct of freedom of expression to particular imagery within the face of societal pursuits within the rules of representations of human sexuality. This e-book should be of curiosity to students, scholars, and large audiences attracted to comparative reports in pornography rules, the heritage of pornography, the legislation of pornography and obscenity, and visible tradition and historical past alike.
By Douglas Brode
In his most up-to-date iconoclastic paintings, Douglas Brode--the simply educational author/scholar who dares to protect Disney entertainment--argues that "Uncle Walt's" output of movies, tv exhibits, subject matter parks, and spin-off goods promoted variety a long time ahead of this type of proposal received well known foreign money within the Nineties. totally understood, It's a Small World--one of the most well-liked points of interest on the Disney topic parks--encapsulates Disney's prophetic imaginative and prescient of an appealingly different global, each one race respecting the distinctiveness of all of the others whereas at the same time celebrating a typical human center. during this pioneering quantity, Brode makes a compelling case that Disney's continually confident presentation of "difference"--whether or not it's race, gender, sexual orientation, ideology, or spirituality--provided the most important paradigm for an eventual emergence of multiculturalism in our society.
Using examples from dozens of movies and television courses, Brode demonstrates that Disney leisure has continually portrayed local american citizens, African american citizens, girls, gays, person recognition of one's sexual orientation, and possible choices to Judeo-Christian spiritual values in a hugely confident mild. Assuming a contrarian stance, Brode refutes the overpowering physique of "serious" feedback that dismisses Disney leisure as racist and sexist. in its place, he unearths via shut textual research how Disney brought audiences to such politically right ideas as mainstream feminism. In so doing, Brode demanding situations the preferred conception of Disney fare as a bland nutrition of programming that folks worldwide both uncritically deem appropriate for his or her little ones or angrily revile as reactionary pabulum for the masses.
Providing an extended late and carefully special replacement, Brode makes a hugely convincing argument that with an unwavering dedication to racial variety and sexual distinction, coupled with an unlimited worldwide attractiveness, Disney leisure enabled these successive generations of impressionable early life who skilled it to create today's air of secrecy of multiculturalism and our politically right worth system.
By Gerhard Vowe, Philipp Henn
As a end result of the swift diffusion of on-line media, the stipulations for political conversation, and study relating it have substantially replaced. Is empirical conversation study in a position to continuously describing and explaining the adjustments in political conversation within the on-line international either from a theoretical and methodological viewpoint?
In this e-book, Gerhard Vowe, Philipp Henn, and a gaggle of prime overseas specialists within the box of verbal exchange experiences consultant the reader during the complexities of political communique, and review no matter if and to what quantity latest theoretical techniques and study designs are suitable to the net international. within the first a part of the ebook, 9 chapters provide researchers the chance to check the elemental assumptions of favorite theories within the box, to specify them by way of the stipulations of political verbal exchange within the on-line international and to switch them in view of the systematically won stories. the second one methodological part checks the diversities of content material research, surveys, professional interviews and community analyses in a web surroundings and files how profitable those tools of empirical research have confirmed to be in political communique.
Written accessibly and contributing to key debates on political verbal exchange, this bookshelf crucial provides an imperative account of the mandatory instruments had to let researchers come to a decision which process and process is best fitted to solution their on-line problem.
By James Curran, David Morley
Containing new pondering and unique surveys, MediaВ & Cultural Theory brings jointly best foreign students to deal with key matters and debates inside media and cultural studies.
Through using modern media and picture texts akin to Bridget JonesвЂ™ Diary and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and utilizing case stories of the united states and the united kingdom after September eleventh, James Curran and David Morley study vital issues including:
- media representations of the recent lady in modern society
- the construction of self in way of life media
- the nature of globalization
- the upward thrust of electronic actors and media.
Ideal as a path reader, with each one essay overlaying a distinct significant quarter or improve in unique study, MediaВ & Cultural Theory is worldwide in its succeed in. via its engagement with large questions, it truly is a useful e-book that may be utilized to the reviews of media and cultural reviews scholars the English-speaking global over.
By Leslie Haddon; Nicola Green
By Henry Jenkins
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Winner of the 2007 Society for Cinema and Media experiences Katherine Singer Kovacs ebook Award
2007 selection awesome educational Title
Convergence Culture maps a brand new territory: the place outdated and new media intersect, the place grassroots and company media collide, the place the ability of the media manufacturer and the ability of the shopper have interaction in unpredictable ways.
Henry Jenkins, one in every of America's most beneficial media analysts, delves underneath the recent media hype to discover the $64000 cultural ameliorations which are happening as media converge. he's taking us into the key global of Survivor Spoilers, the place avid web clients pool their wisdom to unearth the show's secrets and techniques earlier than they're published at the air. He introduces us to younger Harry Potter lovers who're writing their very own Hogwarts stories whereas executives at Warner Brothers fight for regulate in their franchise. He indicates us how The Matrix has driven transmedia storytelling to new degrees, making a fictional global the place shoppers music down bits of the tale throughout a number of media channels. Jenkins argues that struggles over convergence will redefine the face of yankee pop culture. leaders see possibilities to direct content material throughout many channels to extend profit and develop markets. even as, shoppers envision a liberated public sphere, freed from community controls, in a decentralized media surroundings. occasionally company and grassroots efforts strengthen one another, growing nearer, extra worthwhile family members among media manufacturers and shoppers. occasionally those forces are at war.
Jenkins presents a riveting advent to the area the place each tale will get informed and each model will get bought throughout a number of media structures. He explains the cultural shift that's happening as shoppers struggle for regulate throughout disparate channels, altering the best way we do company, pick our leaders, and train our kids.
By Paul Jones (auth.)
This certain research of Williams unlocks his past due sociology of tradition. It covers formerly missed facets, reminiscent of his critique of Birmingham cultural reviews, his use of an Adorno-like method of 'cultural production', his 'social formalist' substitute to structuralism and post-structuralism and his method of 'the media'.
By Hugh Jones, Christopher Benson
Publishing Law is a entire advisor to the legislation because it impacts the publishing method. Written by way of the Copyright information of the Publishers organization and a practicing solicitor with decades event of the publishing alternate, this paintings will function a finished instruction manual for all those that desire a useful knowing of the place and the way the legislation may possibly practice, together with publishers, authors and brokers, and all these concerned with released material.
Hugh Jones and Christopher Benson tackle more than a few key felony concerns within the publishing approach, together with:
- copyright, ethical rights, commissioning and contracts, together with on-line and ebook issues
- libel and different criminal dangers reminiscent of negligence, privateness and obscenity
- infringement and defences reminiscent of reasonable dealing, logos and passing off
- consumer legislation, facts security, advertisements and merchandising, distribution and export
This absolutely up-to-date fourth version gains:
- full insurance of digital rights and e-commerce issues
- up so far assurance of alterations in ecu and united kingdom laws, together with the electronic economic climate Act 2010
Legal issues are defined just about vital statutes, circumstances and appropriate alternate practices. A revised word list, lists of precious addresses and extra examining also are supplied.