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Imagining the Global: Transnational Media and Popular Culture Beyond East and West

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ISBN: 9780472072439 9780472052431 9780472900152 9780472120796 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Anthropology
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Based on a series of case studies of globally distributed media and their reception in different parts of the world, Imagining the Global reflects on what contemporary global culture can teach us about transnational cultural dynamics in the 21st century. A focused multisited cultural analysis that reflects on the symbiotic relationship between the local, the national, and the global, it also explores how individuals’ consumption of global media shapes their imagination of both faraway places and their own local lives. Chosen for their continuing influence, historical relationships, and different geopolitical positions, the case sites of France, Japan, and the United States provide opportunities to move beyond common dichotomies between East and West, or United States and “the rest.” From a theoretical point of view, Imagining the Global endeavors to answer the question of how one locale can help us understand another locale. Drawing from a wealth of primary sources—several years of fieldwork; extensive participant observation; more than 80 formal interviews with some 160 media consumers (and occasionally producers) in France, Japan, and the United States; and analyses of media in different languages—author Fabienne Darling-Wolf considers how global culture intersects with other significant identity factors, including gender, race, class, and geography. Imagining the Global investigates who gets to participate in and who gets excluded from global media representation, as well as how and why the distinction matters.

Carlos Gardel. Su vida, su música, su época

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ISBN: 9789568416164 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 245 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_617555 Language: Spanish;
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: Social Sciences --- Economics
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Biography of one of the leading figures of Argentine tango, Carlos Gardel.

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argentina --- popular culture --- songs --- tango

How Canadians Communicate III: Contexts of Canadian Popular Culture

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ISBN: 9781897425596 9781897425602 Year: Pages: 369 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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What does Canadian popular culture say about the construction and negotiation of Canadian national identity? This third volume of How Canadians Communicate describes the negotiation of popular culture across terrains where national identity is built by producers and audiences, government and industry, history and geography, ethnicities and citizenships. Canada does indeed have a popular culture distinct from other nations. How Canadians Communicate III gathers the country’s most inquisitive experts on Canadian popular culture to prove its thesis.

Sportdiktatur

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ISBN: 9783851325157 Year: Pages: 719 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_574814 Language: German
Publisher: Turia und Kant Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3955
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The intention of the book is to reduce the enormous Austrian research deficiency concerning the reappraisal of the sporting life during the NS-era. Therefore it will depict all sportive areas on the "Austrian" territory between March 1938 and April 1945, including top sports and sports for all, mass and monority sports, sports in clubs, youth sports and also sports practices of the formations of the NSDAP. Due to the enormous quantity of material, this overview will be contrasted by a precise analysis of three specific periods: the months after the "Anschluss", the autumn 1939 and the period after Stalingrad.It can be shown, that and how the regime dictated the basic conditions of sports, but there can also be found some grey area, in which those who were involved found resp. created freedom by strategies of mutual adaption. This freedom was used by different groups in specific ways: by the regime to calm down the working class or to soothe anti-prussian resentments, by the athletes to get some privileges and by the spectators to keep a glimpse of good luck. Not instrumentalization defined sports, but a negotiation of interests.It is just gaze on the everyday life of sports and the inherent permanent negotioations between regime and the people, that refer to the book´s contribution to the long term discussion on national socialism, which exceeds the field of sports: The political and cultural system of the Nazi-era could not be understood by looking at power, competences or possibilities of the regime in comparison with the people´s experiences and feelings of subjection, from which historical sciences construct the image of an interlude, which cannot be included in the evolutionary development of modernity.Looking on sports not only claryfies, to which extent cultural traditions led on and how "normality" was kept alive, but shows, in which ways changes and new valuations were obviously shared and use by the people. This concerned changing definitions of the sense of community, of gender, youth, work and performance. The special importance of sports can be found in substantiating these articulations by giving them authenticity and tracing them back to the nature of men.The analysis of sporting life in the NS-era may serve as an cause for questioning the contemporarygaze on the Nazi state. For all people, who were allowed to be included, life in national socialism offered - in spite of holocaust and World War - supply of a pleasant, self-detemined and enjoyable livehood. Who leaves aside or overlooks this facet of the Nazi dictatorship, will not be able to understand the acceptance and fascination of the regime and evoke just this often senseless metaphors of refusal, which mostly shape actual discourses.

Popular Music, Stars and Stardom

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ISBN: 9781760462123 9781760462123 Year: DOI: 10.22459/PMSS.06.2018 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Media and communication --- Social Sciences --- Music
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A popular fascination with fame and stardom has existed in Western culture since the late eighteenth century; a fascination that, in the twenty‑first century, reaches into almost every facet of public life. The pervasive nature of stardom in modern society demands study from the perspectives of a range of distinct but thematically connected disciplines. The exploration of intersections between broader considerations of stardom and the discourses of popular music studies is the genesis for this volume. The chapters collected here demonstrate the variety of work currently being undertaken in stardom studies by scholars in Australia. The contributions range from biographical considerations of the stars of popular music, contributions to critical discourses of stardom in the industry more broadly, and the various ways in which the use of astronomical metaphors, in both cultural commentary and academic discourse, demonstrate notions of stardom firmly embedded in popular music thought. Not only do these chapters represent a range of perspectives on popular music, stars and stardom, they provide eloquent and innovative contributions to the developing discourse on stardom in popular music.&#xD;

O trágico e o contraste : O Fado no bairro de Alfama

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ISBN: 9791036516382 DOI: 10.4000/books.etnograficapress.1592 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Etnográfica Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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Partimos para Alfama com algumas perguntas iniciais. Onde está o fado em Alfama? Como é ele? E antes disso: haverá de facto fado em Alfama? Para nossa surpresa, as primeiras respostas que obtivemos foram rotundamente negativas. Primeiro contacto: almoço com o Vitalha (na altura, para nós era ainda o Victor). Cerca de 30 anos. Vive em Alfama. Nasceu lá. Aparece bem vestido, fato completo, colete e gravata. E com aquele ar malicioso, desenrascado, espertalhão, que de boa vontade se associa ao personagem característico dos bairros populares de Lisboa. O ar «gingão» — dizia ele de si próprio, meses mais tarde, em animada conversa. O Vitalha está plenamente disposto a ajudar («embora tenha pouco tempo…»: é árbitro de futebol, tem os fins-de-semana sempre ocupados). Mostra a sua aprovação por termos escolhido o bairro de Alfama como centro de interesse para o nosso estudo. E surge de imediato o termo de comparação: o Bairro Alto. Esse já não seria bom porque… «Não tem nada!… A não ser aquilo que se sabe…» Ou seja, é «muito ordinário» para nós. O tema da forte identidade colectiva bairrista e da rivalidade com outros bairros lisboetas é uma constante que se nos foi deparando em Alfama. Ainda lhe faremos referência. Veja-se para já, a este respeito, o trabalho de João Catarino e Madalena Pereira sobre os Santos Populares em Alfama e as descrições das cenas de pancadaria das «púrrias» dos bairros alfacinhas em Alfama — Gente do Mar, de Eduardo de Noronha.

Etnográfias portuguesas (1870-1970) : Cultura popular e identidade nacional

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ISBN: 9791036516337 DOI: 10.4000/books.etnograficapress.2562 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Etnográfica Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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Este livro explora a importância que tiveram no desenvolvimento histórico da etnografia portuguesa dois tópicos centrais: a) a cultura popular de matriz rural, como objecto fundamental de pesquisa; b) uma perspectiva interpretativa que fez desta um terreno estratégico para o tratamento de temas relacionados com a identidade nacional portuguesa. Na prossecução desse objectivo, João Leal – professor de Antropologia do ISCTE – adoptou um enfoque disciplinar amplo, por forma a levar em conta um conjunto de discursos que, embora originários de campos como a arqueologia, a literatura ou a arquitectura, partilham com a etnografia o mesmo fascínio pelo popular como instância de fundamentação da identidade nacional. Para além do tratamento de temas como as teses lusitanistas, a saudade e as discussões sobre a psicologia étnica, a dialéctica entre nação e região, «Etnografias Portuguesas» propõe ainda uma abordagem detalhada das principais expressões de interesse pela arquitectura popular no decurso do século XX: da «casa portuguesa» aos trabalhos de Veiga de Oliveira e seus colaboradores, passando pelo «Inquérito à Habitação Rural» e pelo «Inquérito à Arquitectura Popular Portuguesa».

Los claroscuros del debate. Pueblos Indígenas, Colonialismo y Subalternidad en América del Sur. Siglos XX y XXI

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ISBN: 9789568416461 Year: Pages: 395 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_619613 Language: Spanish;
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones Grant: Internacional del Conocimiento
Subject: Sociology
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History and culture of Latin American ethnic communities and political challenges today

Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling

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ISBN: 9789462986213 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462986213 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Media and communication
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The collection places Star Wars at the center of those studies’ projects by examining video games, novels and novelizations, comics, advertising practices, television shows, franchising models, aesthetic and economic decisions, fandom and cultural responses, and other aspects of Star Wars and its world-building in their multiple contexts of production, distribution, and reception. In emphasizing that Star Wars is both a media franchise and a transmedia storyworld, Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling demonstrates the ways in which transmedia storytelling and the industrial logic of media franchising have developed in concert over the past four decades, as multinational corporations have become the central means for subsidizing, profiting from, and selling modes of immersive storyworlds to global audiences. By taking this dual approach, the book focuses on the interconnected nature of corporate production, fan consumption, and transmedia world-building. As such, this collection grapples with the historical, cultural, aesthetic, and political-economic implications of the relationship between media franchising and transmedia storytelling as they are seen at work in the world’s most profitable transmedia franchise.

As festas do Espírito Santo nos Açores : Um estudo de antropologia social

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ISBN: 9791036516252 DOI: 10.4000/books.etnograficapress.1989 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Etnográfica Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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As Festas do Espírito Santo nos Açores. Um Estudo de Antropologia Social procura interrogar um dos mais complexos e sedutores rituais que integram o calendário cerimonial em Portugal. Desenvolvendo-se a partir da observação intensiva dos Impérios numa freguesia da ilha de Santa Maria, o estudo percorre depois, numa perspectiva comparativa, outras ilhas açorianas. Com base no relevo que tem nas Festas do Espírito Santo um conjunto muito diversificado de dádivas e contra-dádivas de alimentos cerimoniais, o autor propõe uma interpretação do ritual assente na consideração simultânea da sua dimensão religiosa, da sua relação com os principais círculos de relacionamento social e do vínculo que ele exibe com as formas de conceptualização do tempo nas comunidades estudadas. Aspectos controversos como a procura de prestígio individual através das despesas requeridas pelos festejos ou as relações entre povo e clero em torno do ritual são também examinados. Pela natureza dos problemas discutidos, As Festas do Espírito Santo nos Açores constitui não apenas uma contribuição para uma Antropologia Social do arquipélago, mas uma oportunidade para o reexame de alguns dossiers mais genéricos relacionados com o estudo antropológico das comunidades rurais em domínio europeu.

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