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Real Lives Celebrity Stories

Author : Bronwen Thomas
ISBN : 9781501308635
Genre : Social Science
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Explores the processes by which we narrate our own lives and the lives of others; our motives; and the role of media.

Internet Celebrity

Author : Crystal Abidin
ISBN : 9781787560796
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 72. 48 MB
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This book presents a framework for thinking about different forms of internet celebrity that have emerged in the last decade. Through cross-cultural case studies, the book offers a brief history of internet celebrity; analysis on recent developments in the industry; and commentary on emergent trends.

American Story

Author : Bob Dotson
ISBN : 9780142180761
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 50. 71 MB
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Celebrates the inspirational stories of everyday, unrecognized people who changed the world for the better, from a truck driver who taught microsurgery, to the doctor who developed the vaccine for pertussis.

Literacy Playshop

Author : Karen E. Wohlwend
ISBN : 9780807771969
Genre : Electronic books
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Building on her award-winning research (featured in Playing Their Way into Literacies) which emphasizes that play is an early literacy, Wohlwend has developed a curricular framework for children ages 3 to 8. The Literacy Playshop curriculum engages children in creating their own multimedia productions, positioning them as media makers rather than passive recipients of media messages. The goal is to teach young children to critically interpret the daily messages they receive in popular entertainment that increasingly blur toys, stories, and advertising. The first half of this practical resource features case studies that show how six early childhood teachers working together in teacher study groups developed and implemented play-based literacy learning and media production. The second half of the book provides a Literacy Playshop framework with professional development and classroom activities, discussion questions, and technology try-it sections. This user-friendly book will inspire and support teachers in designing their own Literacy Playshops.

Adland

Author : Mark Tungate
ISBN : 9780749464325
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 65. 63 MB
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Adland is a ground-breaking examination of modern advertising, from its origins and evolution to the current advertising landscape. Bestselling author and journalist Mark Tungate examines key developments in advertising, from copy adverts, radio and television, to the opportunities afforded by the explosion of digital media and then interviews leading names in advertising today, including Jean-Marie Dru, Sir Alan Parker, Sir John Hegarty and Sir Martin Sorrell, as well as 20th century industry luminaries such as Phil Dusenberry and George Lois. Exploring the roots of the advertising industry in New York and London, from Hopkins and Lasker to the Mad Men of the 50s, Tungate then covers today's big communication groups and the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America. Adland offers a comprehensive examination of a global industry and suggests ways in which it is likely to develop in the future.

Stardom And Celebrity

Author : Sean Redmond
ISBN : 9781446202388
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 65. 80 MB
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"Acts as a concise introduction to the study of both contemporary and historical stardom and celebrity. Collecting together in one source companion an easily accessible range of readings surrounding stardom and celebrity culture, this book is a worthwhile addition to any library." - Kerry Gough, Birmingham City University "Absolutely wonderful. The inclusion of seminal works and more recent works makes this a very valuable read." - Beschara Karam, University of South Africa "An engaging and often insightful book." - Media International Australia This book brings together some of the seminal interventions which have structured the development of stardom and celebrity studies, while crucially combining and situating these within the context of new essays which address the contemporary, cross-media and international landscape of today's fame culture. From Max Weber, Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes to Catherine Lumby, Chris Rojek and Graeme Turner. At the core of the collection is a desire to map out a unique historical trajectory - both in terms of the development of fame, as well as the historical development of the field.

Twenty First Century Celebrity

Author : David C. Giles
ISBN : 9781787542129
Genre : Social Science
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David Giles examines digital culture’s impact on established celebrities from traditional media while charting the rise of new forms of celebrity such as vloggers and influencers, offering novel insights on topics such as parasocial relationships, micro-celebrity, memes and celetoids.

Lessons Learned

Author : Brian Scott Sherman
ISBN : 1517658373
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Lessons Learned will have you Laughing. Crying. Shouting. By most standards, Brian Scott Sherman is an ordinary man, who's had experiences like most of us-some comical, idiotic, breathtaking, and joyous. When he began sharing his stories, colleagues and friends suggested he put them in a book. So he wrote Lessons Learned. Often called the "real life Clark Griswold," Sherman's experiences will touch your heart and inspire you to live each moment, love your family and friends, and follow adventure where it might take you, at least some of the time. From having a man die in his arms, to several near misses with death, to the gut-wrenching pain of leaving his family behind to serve his country, divorce, infidelity by a spouse, a troubled pregnancy, and the tragic accident that took his brother's life, Sherman has lived a lifetime in a few decades. His mother has won millions in the lottery, he has created a pop culture icon, and gotten involved with marketing James Dean's tomb and more. Each story is followed by lessons he's learned from to encourage and inspire you. Experience the life and adventures of Brian Scott Sherman. "Lessons Learned comes across as honest and endearing, God-fearing writing." - Paul Frazier, Adjunct Professor, Webster University "Lessons Learned will definitely blow your mind!" - Kathryn Hutchins, Book Enthusiast

Understanding Celebrity

Author : Graeme Turner
ISBN : 9781446292716
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 57. 40 MB
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“An outstanding achievement... Graeme Turner writes with power and persuasion, and brilliantly explores what it is about celebrity today that should concern us all” - Sean Redmond, Deakin University “A key touchstone for celebrity studies. Turner thoughtfully illuminates the variety of production and consumption practices through which celebrity circulates today, whilst remaining sensitive to the complexity of power relations in play. An essential read for students and scholars in the field” - Sue Holmes, University of East Anglia “Cements Turner’s status as the most important figure in celebrity studies... Turner’s gaze fixes on developments in digital, social and global mediascapes, drawing media and celebrity studies into complex critical, political and cultural debates in his indomitable style" - James Bennett, Royal Holloway, University of London “An extraordinary synthesis of research and theory... Understanding Celebrity remains the go-to text of celebrity studies" - Joshua Gamsom, University of San Francisco Where does the production of celebrity end and its consumption begin? Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and reality TV allow us a previously unimagined engagement with the manufactured 'persona' of celebrity. Understanding Celebrity has become the go-to text for understanding the connection between the production and consumption of this 'persona'. The long-awaited second edition assesses the changing nature of this pivotal relationship in celebrity studies. The book: Explains how social media is key in establishing an online presence for celebrities Critically analyses the changing nature of fan culture within the online environment Delves into a richer and more detailed account of the history of celebrity Examines in greater depth the increased role of reality TV Incorporates recent contributions from feminist scholars to the field Enriched with new examples drawn from popular culture, this is a contemporary and incisive look at celebrity studies. Understanding Celebrity is not only an essential text, but a stimulating read for students studying celebrity and popular culture across media studies, cultural studies and sociology.

Everyman News

Author : Michele Weldon
ISBN : UOM:39015073868948
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"Examines how newspapers have changed over the past few years, becoming story papers. Comparing 850 stories, story approaches, and unofficial sourcing in twenty American newspapers from 2001 and 2004, Weldon reveals a shift toward features over hard news, along with an increase in anecdotal or humanistic approaches to all stories"--Provided by publisher.

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