The Rise of the Network Society (The Information Age: by Manuel Castells

By Manuel Castells

This primary booklet in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a considerable new preface, highlights the commercial and social dynamics of the knowledge age and indicates how the community society has now totally risen on a world scale. * Groundbreaking quantity at the impression of the age of data on all elements of society* comprises assurance of the effect of the net and the net-economy* Describes the accelerating speed of innovation and social transformation* in line with examine within the united states, Asia, Latin the United States, and Europe

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On Screen Rivals: Cinema and Television in the United States by Jane Stokes

By Jane Stokes

On reveal Rivals explores the connection among the movie and tv industries in Britain and the US, charting the adjustments within the courting among them and their relative prestige within the cultural box. construction on ancient scholarship, the textual content deals a brand new paradigm for theorising the media, analysing the best way media are dependent in the milieu of 'cultural technologies'. a variety of movies approximately tv are mentioned together with such classics as Network and Videodrome.

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FutureNatural (Futures, New Perspectives for Cultural by G. Robertson

By G. Robertson

We live in an age while 'nature' looks on the point of extinction but, whilst, 'nature' is turning into more and more ubiquitous and risky as a class for illustration and debate.Futurenatural brings jointly major theorists of tradition and technological know-how to debate the idea that of 'nature' - its prior, current and destiny. members talk about the impression on our everyday life of contemporary advancements on biotechnologies, digital media and ecological politics. more and more, clinical theories and versions were taken up as cultural metaphors that experience fabric results in remodeling 'ways of seeing' and 'structures of feeling'.The e-book addresses the difficulty of no matter if political and cultural debates concerning the physique and atmosphere can happen regardless of 'nature' or the 'natural'. This assortment considers how we would 'think' a destiny constructing from emergent medical theories and discourses. What cultural varieties should be produced while new knowledges problem and undermine conventional methods of conceiving the 'natural'.

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Media and Revolt: Strategies and Performances from the 1960s by Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Erling Sivertsen, Rolf Werenskjold

By Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Erling Sivertsen, Rolf Werenskjold

In what methods have social routine attracted the eye of the mass media because the sixties? How have activists prompted public recognition through visible symbols, photographs, and protest performances in that interval? and the way do mass media hide and body particular protest matters? Drawing on contributions from media students, historians, and sociologists, this quantity explores the dynamic interaction among social pursuits, activists, and mass media from the Sixties to the current. It introduces the main appropriate theoretical ways to such matters and provides quite a few case stories starting from print media, movie, and tv to web and social media.

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Scripting the Black Masculine Body: Identity, Discourse, and by Ronald L. Jackson II

By Ronald L. Jackson II

Traces the origins of Black physique politics within the usa and its modern manifestations in hip-hop track and film.

Scripting the Black Masculine Body lines the origins of Black physique politics within the usa and its modern manifestations in well known cultural productions. From early blackface cinema via modern portrayals of the Black physique in hip-hop track and movie, Ronald L. Jackson II examines how African American identities were socially developed, constituted, and publicly understood, and argues that renowned track artists and picture manufacturers usually are complicit with Black physique stereotypes. Jackson bargains a communicative point of view on physique politics via a mix of social clinical and arts techniques and gives probabilities for the liberation of the Black physique from its present ineffectual and paralyzing representations.

“This subject is important to the sphere of conversation, and Jackson is advancing an important quantity of innovation into the dialogue of the Black physique. He integrates historic and modern illustrations into his argument, grasps latest scholarship, and does so with a fascinating writing style.” — Mark P. Orbe, writer of Constructing Co-Cultural thought: An Explication of tradition, strength, and Communication

“Jackson increases issues which are on the center of conversation scholarship, and his questions are primary to the research of pop culture, the replica of racism, and the cultivation of complicated identities.” — Oscar H. Gandy Jr., writer of Communication and Race: A Structural Perspective

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MediaSport by Lawrence Wenner

By Lawrence Wenner

MediaSport is a entire creation to the ways that recreation and the media engage. it really is written through best specialists from world wide within the box of activities reviews, activities journalism and rest studies.
Among the topics lined are:
* activities ethics
* activity and race
* activity and gender
* recreation and violence on television
* the globalization of sports
* advertising activities on the web.

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The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social by Jose van Dijck

By Jose van Dijck

Social media penetrate our lives: fb, YouTube, Twitter and lots of different systems outline day-by-day behavior of conversation and inventive construction. This publication stories the increase of social media, delivering either a ancient and a severe research of the emergence of significant systems within the context of a speedily altering surroundings of connective media. writer José van Dijck bargains an analytical prism that may be used to view techno-cultural in addition to socio-economic facets of this modification in addition to to envision shared ideological rules among significant social media systems. This interesting learn will entice all readers drawn to social media.

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