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The Media Studies Reader

Author : Tim O'Sullivan
ISBN : 0340645474
Genre : Social Science
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A stimulating introduction to the key debates and dimensions in media studies, this is a valuable resource for undergraduate students. Posing questions about the nature of culture in modern society, it looks at the historical development of the various media, their relationship with modernity, and the critical commentaries that have evolved as a result of their public and private presence. The readings encompass a wide range of media forms, from television, radio, film, magazines, newspapers, and advertising to emergent and changing media forms focusing on media production, media texts, and media reception.

The Media Studies Reader

Author : Laurie Ouellette
ISBN : 0415801257
Genre : Social Science
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Designed for the critical media studies curriculum, The Media Studies Reader is an entry point into the major theories and debates that have shaped critical media studies from the 1940s to the present. Combining foundational essays with influential new writings, this collection provides a tool box for understanding old and new media as objects of critical inquiry. It is comprised of over 40 readings that are organized into seven sections representing key concepts and themes covered in an introductory media studies course: culture, technology, representation, industry, identity, audience and citizenship. Critical introductions frame each section to help students place each reading in context and within a broader scholarly dialogue. Rather than relegating the issue of difference to just one section, each section includes scholarship that foregrounds the politics of gender, ethnicity, race, class, sexuality, and geopolitics. Longer readings were selectively edited for conciseness and accessibility, and to maximize breath of coverage. A map of a rapidly growing---and changing---field, The Media Studies Reader is an invaluable resource to students as well as established scholars.

Media Studies

Author : Sue Thornham
ISBN : 9780814796269
Genre : Social Science
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Why are some people more capable than others? What are the reasons for someone gaining unusual abilities or special expertise, or being especially creative? What has to happen in order for a young person to become a child prodigy or genius? How can we help today's children to reach high levels of ability, and to shine in the arts or the sciences, in sports or games, or to excel in other fields of expertise? The Psychology of High Abilities explains how, when, and why people acquire such special expertise, and illuminates ways to make it possible for larger numbers of young people to extend their capabilities. Examining how and why people differ in their capabilities, it investigates the actual causes underlying impressive accomplishments and achievements. The volume reveals the kinds of influences that contribute to high abilities and provides practical insights into the most effective ways for extending the abilities of young people and creating higher levels of expertise.

A Media Studies Reader

Author : Kevin Williams
ISBN : 1935551566
Genre : Social Science
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Collected in this volume are some of the most important, provocative, and groundbreaking studies of mediation, communication, and culture. A Media Studies Reader traces the breadth and depth of media studies. Some papers collected here define the field. Others are less-known, but no less important. All mark out ways for understanding a territory a technological lifeworld in which the dominant forms of capital include information, communication, and mediation. Think of this collection as a guide book, a collection of maps, a rough guide. This guide, like any, does not reproduce a territory, but rather creates a way of seeing a field a world in which media is not only entertainment, but education and enculturation symbolically and iconically. This particular guide emphasizes media literacy, the impact of new technologies on everyday life, and philosophies of communication most with a political, feminist, and radical humanist twist. It can be used in a variety of contexts. It can suit the needs of the undergraduate and graduate alike who share a thirst for observations that bring the field of media studies inquiry to light. Kevin Williams holds a PhD in the philosophy of communication and media studies from Ohio University. He teaches media criticism and production at Shepherd University in WV. He is also a musician a drummer turned electric violinist. He lives with his partner TC and a rather large assortment of cats who showed up one day and never left. He can be reached for further discussion at [email protected] and http: //"

Media Studies Institutions Theories And Issues

Author : Pieter Jacobus Fourie
ISBN : 0702156558
Genre : Social Science
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This outcomes-based textbook provides comprehensive information on the makeup of media institutions, theories in media studies, and critical issues that face the media today. With this guide media students learn the history of the media and learn how to keep up with the latest trends and developments in broadcasting, printed press, and film. Outlined is how to develop an internal media policy with company mission statements, news, and programming policies. The relationship of the media to the economy, politics, and society and how the media represents race, gender, violence, and terrorism are also discussed.

The Lesbian And Gay Studies Reader

Author : Henry Abelove
ISBN : 9781136751172
Genre : Social Science
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Bringing together forty-two groundbreaking essays--many of them already classics--The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader provides a much-needed introduction to the contemporary state of lesbian/gay studies, extensively illustrating the range, scope, diversity, appeal, and power of the work currently being done in the field. Featuring essays by such prominent scholars as Judith Butler, John D'Emilio, Kobena Mercer, Adrienne Rich, Gayle Rubin, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader explores a multitude of sexual, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic experiences. Ranging across disciplines including history, literature, critical theory, cultural studies, African American studies, ethnic studies, sociology, anthropology, psychology, classics, and philosophy, this anthology traces the inscription of sexual meanings in all forms of cultural expression. Representing the best and most significant English language work in the field, The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader addresses topics such as butch-fem roles, the cultural construction of gender, lesbian separatism, feminist theory, AIDS, safe-sex education, colonialism, S/M, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, children's books, black nationalism, popular films, Susan Sontag, the closet, homophobia, Freud, Sappho, the media, the hijras of India, Robert Mapplethorpe, and the politics of representation. It also contains an extensive bibliographical essay which will provide readers with an invaluable guide to further reading. Contributors: Henry Abelove, Tomas Almaguer, Ana Maria Alonso, Michele Barale, Judith Butler, Sue-Ellen Case, Danae Clark, Douglas Crimp, Teresa de Lauretis, John D'Emilio, Jonathan Dollimore, Lee Edelman, Marilyn Frye, Charlotte Furth, Marjorie Garber, Stuart Hall, David Halperin, Phillip Brian Harper, Gloria T. Hull, Maria Teresa Koreck, Audre Lorde, Biddy Martin, Deborah E. McDowell, Kobena Mercer, Richard Meyer, D. A. Miller, Serena Nanda, Esther Newton, Cindy Patton, Adrienne Rich, Gayle Rubin, Joan W. Scott, Daniel L. Selden, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Barbara Smith, Catharine R. Stimpson, Sasha Torres, Martha Vicinus, Simon Watney, Harriet Whitehead, John J. Winkler, Monique Wittig, and Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano

The Cultural Studies Reader

Author : Simon During
ISBN : 9780415137546
Genre : Social Science
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Written for students wanting to know how cultural studies developed, where it is now, and its future directions, this text contains essays covering major methods and theories, and takes account of changes in the field with articles on areas such as technology and science and globalization.

The Television Studies Reader

Author : Robert Clyde Allen
ISBN : 0415283248
Genre : Performing Arts
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A discussion of a truly international range of television programs, this title covers alternative modes of television such as digital and satellite.

Feminist Media Studies

Author : Liesbet van Zoonen
ISBN : 1446240002
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Feminists have long recognized the significance of the media as a site for the expression of - or challenges to - existing constructions of gender. In this broad-ranging analysis, Liesbet van Zoonen explores the ways in which feminist theory and research contribute to the fuller understanding of the multiple roles of the media in the construction of gender in contemporary societies. The text initially outlines some major themes in feminist media studies and the ways in which they offer specific models for understanding the media. The author goes on to examine the key questions posed by a gendered approach within communication and cultural studies. Issues explored include: theories of transmission, representation, construction and discourse; the structures of media organization and production; the analysis of media representations through content analysis and semiotics; the contradictions of the gendered image as spectacle; new approaches to understanding the audience and the politics of media reception; and the potential of feminist and interpretive research strategies.

Kultur Von Den Cultural Studies Bis Zu Den Visual Studies

Author : Stephan Moebius
ISBN : 9783839421949
Genre : Philosophy
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In den vergangenen Jahren haben immer mehr jene Kulturanalysen an Bedeutung gewonnen, die sich als umfassende Deutungen der Gegenwart verstehen, wie beispielsweise die Cultural Studies, Governmentality Studies, Queer Studies, Gender Studies, Disability Studies, Space Studies, Science Studies, Visual Studies, Media Studies, Performative Studies, Memory Studies, Sound Studies, Surveillance Studies oder Postcolonial Studies. Diese Ansätze stehen mittlerweile im Zentrum der Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften. Der Band führt in diese Positionen anhand von Einzelbeiträgen ausgewiesener Expertinnen und Experten ein.

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