By James Curran, David Morley
Containing new pondering and unique surveys, Media & Cultural Theory brings jointly best foreign students to handle key matters and debates inside media and cultural studies.
Through using modern media and picture texts equivalent to Bridget Jones’ Diary and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and utilizing case reports of the us and the united kingdom after September eleventh, James Curran and David Morley learn vital subject matters including:
- media representations of the hot girl in modern society
- the construction of self in way of life media
- the nature of globalization
- the upward push of electronic actors and media.
Ideal as a path reader, with every one essay protecting a distinct significant zone or enhance in unique learn, Media & Cultural Theory is worldwide in its achieve. via its engagement with large questions, it really is a useful booklet that may be utilized to the experiences of media and cultural reports scholars the English-speaking global over.
By Sanjukta Dasgupta
In modern India, as one aspect of the coin celebrates conventional stereotypes, the opposite facet subverts an identical photo, occasionally subtly, yet frequently noticeably. the rush and pulls of those elements are altering the cultural panorama of India decisively. This quantity evaluations media representations of pop culture and gender because the Nineteen Fifties and tracks the adjustments that experience taken position in Indian society. The authors supply us incisive analyses of those ameliorations, represented during the candid lens of the digital camera in motion pictures, tv, ads and magazines, all of which specialize in gender and familial representations and patriarchal norms in Indian society. The energy of this publication is that it rejects grand narratives in prefer of the micro-politics of day-by-day dwelling. during exploring the metamorphosis of India, the authors achieve dissolving the bounds among mass/low tradition, elite/high tradition and local/national/global affiliations.
By Daniel J. Levitin
From The New York instances bestselling writer of THE equipped brain and this can be YOUR mind ON song, a primer to the severe considering that's extra beneficial now than ever.
We are bombarded with additional info on a daily basis than our brains can process—especially in election season. it really is raining undesirable facts, half-truths, or even outright lies. New York Times bestselling writer Daniel J. Levitin shows how you can realize deceptive bulletins, records, graphs, and written experiences revealing the methods mendacity weasels can use them.
it really is turning into tougher to split the wheat from the electronic chaff. How will we distinguish incorrect information, pseudo-facts, distortions, and outright lies from trustworthy details? Levitin teams his box consultant into categories—statistical infomation and defective arguments—ultimately displaying how technological know-how is the bedrock of severe considering. Infoliteracy capability figuring out that there are hierarchies of resource caliber and bias that variously distort our info feeds through each media channel, together with social media. We may possibly anticipate newspapers, bloggers, the govt, and Wikipedia to be factually and logically right, yet they so frequently usually are not. we have to imagine seriously concerning the phrases and numbers we come upon if we wish to prevail at paintings, at play, and in benefiting from our lives. this suggests checking the plausibility and reasoning—not passively accepting info, repeating it, and making judgements in line with it. Readers learn how to steer clear of the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. Levitin's captivating, pleasing, available advisor may also help an individual get up to a complete lot of items that are not so. And capture a few mendacity weasels of their tracks!
By Stavroula Kalogeras
Stories, whether or not they are truth or fiction, well known or no longer, are a confirmed approach to pedagogy. within the age of media convergence and with the development of expertise, tales have morphed into new kinds; in spite of the fact that, their center objective is still an analogous, that is to move on wisdom and data. the web, with its inherent interactivity, and tale, with its inherent potential to interact, can result in leading edge and transformative studying studies in media-rich environments. This ebook specializes in web-based Transmedia Storytelling Edutainment (TmSE) as an andragogical perform in greater schooling. tale is on the vanguard of this research simply because narrative is the foundation for constructing leisure media franchise that may be integrated into pedagogical perform. The propulsion of this research includes practice-based learn via narrative inquiry and an e-module case learn awarded on multimedia storytelling within the lecture room. A Transmedia Storytelling Framework is equipped for growing screenplays for cross-media initiatives and for interpreting their appropriateness in schooling. also, a hypertext screenplay, which allowed scholars to dig deeper into the tale note and to construct extra wisdom, is evaluated for its use in larger schooling. due to the fact screenplays are through nature writing for the reveal, it really is believed that the extra visible the enter, the much more likely it truly is to be memorized and recalled.
A hyperlink to The Goddess Within screenplay is on the market for obtain at the correct hand part of this page.
By Shanti Kumar
Kumar argues that India's hybrid nationwide identification is manifested within the discourses present in this number of empirical resources. He deconstructs representations of Mahatma Gandhi because the Father of the state at the state-sponsored community Doordarshan and people came upon on Rupert Murdoch's celebrity television community. The booklet heavily analyzes print ads to track the altering prestige of the tv set as a cultural commodity in postcolonial India and examines exposure brochures, promotional fabrics and programming schedules of Indian-language networks to stipulate the position of vernacular media within the discourse of digital capitalism. The empirical proof is illuminated through theoretical analyses that mix assorted methods equivalent to cultural experiences, poststructuralism and postcolonial feedback.
By Dror Abend-David
During the last decade there was a dramatic bring up in courses on media and translation. in truth, there are those that think that loads has been released during this box that to any extent further courses are superfluous. but when one perspectives media and translation as whatever starting from movie and tv drama to news-casting, ads, games, web-pages and digital highway symptoms, it should look that learn in media and translation has slightly scratched the skin.
The examine during this box is shared principally via students in verbal exchange and translation stories, usually with out wisdom of one another or entry to their respective equipment of scholarship. This assortment will rectify this loss of verbal exchange by way of bringing such students jointly and making a context for a theoretical dialogue of the full rising box of Media and Translation, with a choice for theoretical paintings (rather than case reports) on translation and communications of assorted kinds, and during numerous media.
By Lars Nyre
Sound Media considers how song recording, radio broadcasting and muzak impression people's day-by-day lives and introduces the numerous and sundry inventive options that experience constructed in tune 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 first a part of the booklet devotes 5 chapters to modern electronic media, and provides the net, the private machine, electronic radio (news and speak) and diverse varieties of loudspeaker media (muzak, DJ-ing, clubbing and dad systems). the second one half examines the historic accumulation of options and sounds in sound media, and provides multitrack track within the Sixties, the golden age of radio within the Nineteen Fifties and again to the Thirties, microphone recording of song within the Nineteen Thirties, the experimental part of instant radio within the 1910s and 1900s, and the discovery of the gramophone and phonograph within the past due 19th century.
Sound Media features a soundtrack CD with thirty-six examples from broadcasting and tune recording in Europe and america, from Edith Piaf to Sarah Cox, and is richly illustrated with figures, timelines and technical drawings.
By Silke Arnold-de Simine (auth.)
Mediating reminiscence within the Museum is a contribution to an rising box of study that's located on the interface among reminiscence stories and museum experiences. It highlights the position of museums within the proliferation of the so-called reminiscence increase in addition to the impression of reminiscence discourses on foreign traits in museum cultures.
By James Elkins
The near-absence of faith from modern discourse on paintings is among the such a lot basic concerns in postmodernism. Artists serious of faith can locate voices within the paintings global, yet faith itself, together with spirituality, is taken to be excluded by means of the very undertaking of modernism. The elegant, "re-enchantment" (as in Weber), and the air of secrecy (as in Benjamin) were used to smuggle spiritual techniques again into educational writing, yet there's nonetheless no direct conversation among "religionists" and scholars. Re-Enchantment, quantity 7 within the artwork Seminar sequence, stands out as the first e-book to bridge that gap.
The quantity will contain an creation and ultimate, synoptic essays, in addition to contributions from probably the most admired thinkers on faith and artwork together with Boris Groys, James Elkins, Thierry de Duve, David Morgan, Norman Girardot, Sally Promey, Brent Plate, and Christopher Pinney.
By Paul Jones (auth.)
This distinct learn of Williams unlocks his overdue sociology of tradition. It covers formerly neglected features, comparable to his critique of Birmingham cultural stories, 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'.