What Moroccan Cinema?: A Historical and Critical Study, by Sandra Gayle Carter

By Sandra Gayle Carter

From its early specialise in documentary movie and state development to its more moderen highlight on modern tradition and have filmmaking, Moroccan cinema has gone through great swap because the country's independence in 1956. In What Moroccan Cinema? A historic and significant research, 1956-2006, Sandra Gayle Carter chronicles the alterations in Moroccan legislation, associations, ancillary impacts, members energetic within the box, consultant motion pictures, and picture tradition in this fifty-year span.

Focusing on Moroccan background and associations relative to the cinema resembling tv, newspaper feedback, and Berber videomaking, What Moroccan Cinema? is an exciting learn of the ways that 3 ancient sessions formed the Moroccan cinema undefined. Carter presents an insightful and thorough remedy of the cinema establishment, discussing exhibition and distribution, censorship, and cinema golf equipment and caravans. Carter grounds her research by way of exploring consultant movies of every respective period. The groundbreaking research provided in What Moroccan Cinema? will end up specially necessary to these in movie and center jap experiences.

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Mainstreaming Islam in Indonesia: Television, Identity, and by Inaya Rakhmani

By Inaya Rakhmani

This innovative booklet considers the query of Islam and commercialisation in Indonesia, a majority Muslim, non-Arab state. Revealing the cultural heterogeneity at the back of emerging Islamism in a democratizing society, it highlights the case of tv construction and the identification of its audience. Drawing from distinct case reports from throughout islands within the different archipelagic kingdom, it contends that advertisement tv has democratised the connection among Islamic authority and the Muslim congregation, and investigates the responses of the heterogeneous heart type in the direction of advertisement da’wah. via taking the case of business tv, the ebook argues that what's happening in Indonesia is much less concerning Islamic ideologisation than it's a symbiosis among Muslim center classification anxieties and the workings of marketplace forces. It examines the net of relationships that hyperlinks Islamic expression, advertisement tv, and nationwide mind's eye, arguing that the commercialisation of Islam via nationwide tv discloses unrequited expectancies of equality among ethnic and non secular teams in addition to among regions.

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Virgin or Vamp: How the Press Covers Sex Crimes by Helen Benedict

By Helen Benedict

The nationwide press has lately lavished insurance on a number of significant sex-related scandals: the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings, the William Kennedy Smith rape trial, and the Mike Tyson case. With each one occasion got here lurid tales pitting both a free or a virginal girl opposed to an unwilling or gigantic guy. Such severe insurance, argues Helen Benedict, perpetuates myths which are destructive to the sufferers of those crimes (and occasionally to the accused). With the increase in mentioned rapes, extra such myth-mongering tales are absolute to be obvious sooner or later. In Virgin or Vamp, Benedict addresses the press's tendency to misrepresent rape, denigrate sufferers, and invade the privateness of its topics, whereas additionally mentioning the press's serious position in informing and teaching the public.
during this well timed ebook, Benedict attracts on her adventure as a reporter and professor of journalism to check the print press's remedy of 4 admired intercourse crimes from the previous decade--the Rideout marital rape trial in Oregon, the large Dan's pool desk gang rape in New Bedford , Massachusetts, the "Preppy homicide" in manhattan, and the vital Park jogger rape. via reading the language of the unique information tales and interviewing the unique newshounds, Benedict identifies the press's tendency to label sufferers as both virgins or vamps, a tradition she condemns as deceptive and destructive. for instance, she unearths that the clicking labored so challenging at portraying Jennifer Levin, the sufferer of the "Preppy Murder," as a man-chasing vamp that it made her look as chargeable for her loss of life as used to be her killer, Robert Chambers. Likewise, Benedict exhibits how the clicking depicted Greta Rideout as a hysterical spouse who accused her husband of rape for revenge, instead of as a sufferer of family battery who finally escaped--the fact of the case.
Benedict additionally appears to be like at different elements that perpetuate the misperception of rape. for example, she indicates how the hot York press awarded the principal Park jogger rape case as encouraged via racism as a result of its unwillingness to contemplate rape a subject of gender. She additionally addresses our inherent language bias (more confident phrases exist to explain males than women), the press's tendency to take advantage of sexually suggestive language to explain crime sufferers, and its choice for crimes opposed to whites. In her end, Benedict analyzes the William Kennedy Smith rape case, and argues that the talk over naming sufferers is misconceived in mild of the press's present lack of knowledge approximately rape.
greater than a critique concerning the method the print press covers intercourse crimes, Virgin or Vamp additionally unearths the roots of rape insurance within the days of lynching, and indicates how deep traditionalist perspectives of ladies nonetheless run. Benedict concludes with either sensible and radical feedback of the way newshounds can problem such perspectives by means of masking those more and more universal crimes with out extra harming the sufferers, the defendants, or public figuring out.

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Trust and Virtual Worlds: Contemporary Perspectives (Digital by Charles Ess, May Thorseth

By Charles Ess, May Thorseth

Belief is key to human society and the nice lifestyles. even as, electorate of built nations spend progressively more time in digital environments. This assortment asks how a ways digital environments, specifically these affiliated with «Web 2.0», problem and foster trust?
The book’s early chapters determine historic, linguistic, and philosophical foundations for key strategies of belief, embodiment, virtuality, and digital worlds. 4 philosophers then research how belief – traditionally interwoven with embodied co-presence – will be superior via on-line environments. ultimate contributions take on the categorical demanding situations of digital baby pornography and democratic deliberation online.
this can be the 1st assortment dedicated solely to the philosophical dimensions of belief and digital worlds. It is helping carry the reader modern at the correct techniques and concerns, and on ways that generally ranging insights and techniques may possibly still cohere right into a quite finished account of belief.

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Life On Air: A History of Radio Four by David Hendy

By David Hendy

Radio 4 has been defined as 'the maximum broadcasting channel within the world', the 'heartbeat of the BBC', a cultural icon of Britishness, and the voice of center England. outlined through its wealthy combine, encompassing every thing from journalism and drama to comedy, quizzes, and short-stories. lots of its programmes - comparable to this day ,The Archers, Woman's Hour, The Hitchhiker's advisor To the Galaxy, Gardeners' query Time, and The delivery Forecast - were half of
British lifestyles for many years. Others, much less profitable, have prompted offence and caused derision. Born because it was once within the Swinging Sixties, Radio Four's valuable problem has been to alter with the days, whereas attempting to not lose religion with those that see it as a standard-bearer for caliber, authoritativeness,
or easily 'old-fashioned' BBC values.

In this primary significant behind-the-scenes account of the station's historical past, David Hendy - a former manufacturer for Radio 4 - attracts on privileged entry to the BBC's personal information and new interviews with key body of workers to light up the arguments and controversies in the back of the production of a few of its most well-liked programmes. He finds the station's fight to justify itself in a tv age, favouring transparent branding and tightly-targeted audiences, with sour disputes among the BBC and its
fiercely unswerving listeners. the tale of those struggles is set greater than the survival of 1 radio community: Radio 4 has been a lightning rod for all types of wider social anxieties during the last 40 years. A kaleidoscopic view of the altering nature of the BBC, the e-book presents a gripping insight
into the very nature of British existence and tradition within the final a long time of the 20th century.

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Women's Contemporary Lives: Within and Beyond the Mirror, by Dr Chris Hughes

By Dr Chris Hughes

As expanding numbers of girls go back to paintings or schooling after beginning or elevating a kin, it may well not be assumed that schooling, employment, relations is a defining development for girls within the Western global. Women's modern Lives questions notions of good fortune and equality as they're measured for girls in and around the interconnected domain names of labor, schooling and relations. Christina Hughes asks no matter if equivalent chance feminism is promising the very unlikely, and questions those that recommend that women's excessive success in schooling and the office signifies that there's no longer a necessity for feminism in social coverage. Exploring how age, type, race and sexuality have inspired and proceed to steer women's expectancies and checks, Women's modern Lives issues to a feminist schedule for social switch in keeping with a extra inclusive and fluid interpretation of lady subjectivity.

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The Femme Fatale: Images, Histories, Contexts by Helen Hanson, Catherine O'Rawe

By Helen Hanson, Catherine O'Rawe

Those essays hint the femme fatale throughout literature, visible tradition and cinema, exploring the ways that deadly femininity has been imagined in several cultural contexts and old epochs, and relocating from legendary ladies similar to Eve, Medusa and the Sirens through old figures corresponding to Mata Hari to deadly ladies in modern cinema.

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