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Wag the Dog

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ISBN: 9781441189363 9781501307270 9781441198716 9781441122810 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101130
Subject: Performing Arts
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Wag the Dog became a media event and a cultural icon because it inadvertently short-circuited the distance that is  supposed to separate reality and fiction. The examination of the historical and social context in which it was  produced, exhibited and received worldwide enables the author to illuminate a series of changes in the way a fiction film reflects and  interacts with reality, urging us to reconsider some of our central and  long-standing concepts or even paradigms in film theory. Eleftheria  Thanouli provides new insights into a series of issues from both  classical and contemporary film theory, such as the conceptual and  ontological stakes in the use of digital technology, the impact of mass  media on public memory and the political role of cinema in a globalized  and conglomerated world.

The Cultural Set-up of Comedy

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ISBN: 9781783200313 9781783201457 9781783201440 Year: DOI: 10.1386/9781783200313 Language: English
Publisher: Intellect Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102755
Subject: Social Sciences
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How do various forms of comedy – including stand up, satire and film and television – transform contemporary invocations of nationalism and citizenship in youth cultures? And how are attitudes about gender, race and sexuality transformed through comedic performances on social media? The Cultural Set Up of Comedy seeks to answer these questions by examining comedic performances by Chris Rock and Louis C.K., news parodies like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, the role of satire in the Arab Spring and women’s groundbreaking comedic performances in television and the film Bridesmaids. Breaking with the usual cultural studies debates over how to conceptualize youth, the book instead focuses on the comedic cultural and political scripts that frame them through affective strategies post-9/11.

Fabricating the Absolute Fake - Revised Edition

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ISBN: 9789089645593 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_610630 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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When rock star Bono told Oprah Winfrey that America is an ideal that is supposed to be contagious, the talk show host was moved to tears. Such an imagined America, rather than the nation-state USA, is the topic of Fabricating the Absolute Fake. Pop and politics become intertwined, as Hollywood, television, and celebrities spread the American Dream around the world. Using concepts such as the absolute fake and karaoke Americanism, the book examines this global mediation as well as the way America is appropriated in pop culture produced outside of the USA, as demonstrated by such diverse cultural icons as the Elvis-inspired crooner Lee Towers and the Moroccan-Dutch rapper Ali B. This revised and extended edition includes a new chapter on Barack Obama and Michael Jackson as global celebrities and a new afterword on teaching American pop culture.

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media --- pop culture --- culture

Bad News for Refugees

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ISBN: 9780745334332 9781849649575 9781849649582 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100866
Subject: History --- Migration
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Bad News for Refugees analyses the political, economic and environmental contexts of migration and looks specifically at how refugees and asylum seekers have been stigmatised in political rhetoric and in media coverage.Through forensic research it shows how hysterical and inaccurate media accounts act to legitimise political action which can have terrible consequences both on the lives of refugees and also on established migrant communities.Based on new research by the renowned Glasgow Media Group, Bad News for Refugees is essential reading for those concerned with the negative effects of media on public understanding and for the safety of vulnerable groups and communities in our society.

Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out

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ISBN: 9780262013369 9780262518543 Year: Pages: 440 Language: English
Publisher: The MIT Press
Subject: Science (General) --- Education
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An examination of young people's everyday new media practices—including video-game playing, text-messaging, digital media production, and social media use.Conventional wisdom about young people's use of digital technology often equates generational identity with technology identity: today's teens seem constantly plugged in to video games, social networking sites, and text messaging. Yet there is little actual research that investigates the intricate dynamics of youths' social and recreational use of digital media. Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out fills this gap, reporting on an ambitious three-year ethnographic investigation into how young people are living and learning with new media in varied settings—at home, in after-school programs, and in online spaces.Integrating twenty-three case studies—which include Harry Potter podcasting, video-game playing, music sharing, and online romantic breakups—in a unique collaborative authorship style, Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out is distinctive for its combination of in-depth description of specific group dynamics with conceptual analysis.

Music and Levels of Narration in Film

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ISBN: 9781841506258 9781783202096 9781783202102 Year: Pages: 290 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_625671 Language: English
Publisher: Intellect Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100296
Subject: Performing Arts
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This is the first book-length study of the narratology of film music, and an indispensable resource for anyone researching or studying film music or film narratology. It surveys the so far piecemeal discussion of narratological concepts in film music studies, and tries to (cautiously) systematize them, and to expand and refine them with reference to ideas from general narratology and film narratology (including contributions from German-language literature less widely known in Anglophone scholarship).The book goes beyond the current focus of film music studies on the distinction between diegetic and nondiegetic music (music understood to be or not to be part of the storyworld of a film), and takes into account different levels of narration: from the extrafictional to ‘focalizations’ of subjectivity, and music’s many and complex movements between them.

Wir sind die Medien

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783837623116 9783839423110 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839423110 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103279
Subject: Media and communication
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Ob "Twitter-Revolution" oder "Cyberdemokratie" - häufig prägen Schlagworte die Debatte zum politischen Potenzial des Internets. Jenseits von Mythisierungen untersucht Marcus Michaelsen die Nutzung neuer Medien durch Opposition und Zivilgesellschaft im Iran - angefangen von den ersten Reformwebseiten über die Blogs von Journalisten und Frauenrechtlerinnen bis hin zu den sozialen Medien der Grünen Bewegung. Durch die Verknüpfung präziser Landeskenntnis mit Theorien der Politik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft entsteht eine ebenso fundierte wie anschauliche Analyse der Leistungen und Grenzen von Internetanwendungen in Prozessen des politischen Wandels.

Being a Young Citizen in Estonia: An Exploration of Young People’s Civic and Media Experiences

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Book Series: Politics and Society in the Baltic Sea Region ISBN: 9789949322749 9789949322756 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 133 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_474311 Language: English
Publisher: University of Tartu Press
Subject: Sociology --- Media and communication --- Languages and Literatures
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The book gives an intriguing insight into how young people in Estonia, twenty years after the establishment of democracy, perceive their own role as citizens. It does so in a theoretical framework that stresses the embeddedness of the civic experiences in a media-dominated environment, thus closely linking civic and media experiences. Based on the analysis of both qualitative interview data and a relatively new method of using the internet as a complementary tool for engaging with open-ended diaries, the study explores the extent to which young citizens experience the media as being interwoven with their everyday lives and, in fact, constitutive of their social reality as citizens. With its particular focus on young Estonians, i.e. on a generation that has been brought up in a context of rapid political, economic and social change and that is well-known for its fascination with new communication technologies, the book is a valuable contribution to the growing international research on media and civic experiences.

Thinking Media Aesthetics

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ISBN: 9783631642979 9783653031621 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-03162-1 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103071
Subject: Linguistics
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Thinking Media Aesthetics investigates the field between media studies and the aesthetic disciplines. It presents an interdisciplinary program for aesthetic analysis and theoretical reflection. It stages a conversation around basic concepts in the field, like «medium» and «media», and about how we might best go about studying these terms.

The Emergence of the Digital Humanities

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ISBN: 9780415635516 9780203093085 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102652
Subject: Media and communication
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In The Emergence of the Digital Humanities, Steven E. Jones examines this shift in our relationship to digital technology and the ways that it has affected humanities scholarship and the academy more broadly. Based on the premise that the network is now everywhere rather than merely "out there," Jones links together seemingly disparate cultural events—the essential features of popular social media, the rise of motion-control gaming and mobile platforms, the controversy over the "gamification" of everyday life, the spatial turn, fabrication and 3D printing, and electronic publishing—and argues that cultural responses to changes in technology provide an essential context for understanding the emergence of the digital humanities as a new field of study in this millennium.

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