Posts in category: Media Studies
By Judith Baxter (eds.)
Focusing at the lady voice in public contexts, language and gender experts examine the obstacles and possibilities encountered by way of girls in gaining acceptance in politics, legislations, the church, schooling, company and the media, the place individuals are more and more judged through their speech and the place female and male speech is frequently evaluated differently.
By Noah A. Tsika
In this accomplished examine of Nollywood stardom worldwide, Noah A. Tsika explores how the industry’s best on-screen skills have helped Nollywood to extend past West Africa and into the diaspora to turn into one of many globe's such a lot prolific and numerous media manufacturers. wearing VHS tapes and DVDs onto airplanes and publicizing new equipment of movie distribution, the celebrities are energetic brokers within the worldwide circulate of Nollywood movie. From Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde’s cameo position on VH1’s renowned seriesHit the Floorto Oge Okoye’s startling impersonation of girl Gaga, this booklet follows Nollywood stars from Lagos to London, Ouagadougou, Cannes, Paris, Porto-Novo, Sekondi-Takoradi, Dakar, Accra, Atlanta, Houston, big apple, and la. Tsika tracks their efforts to combine into a number of leisure cultures, yet by no means to the purpose of effacing their African roots.
By Robert Cole
Allied propaganda and ireland censorship have been an integral part of the clash over Irish neutrality within the moment global warfare. dependent upon unique examine in data in eire, nice Britain, the us and Canada, this research opens a brand new web page within the background of wartime propaganda and censorship. It examines the channels of propaganda, together with the clicking and different print media, broadcasting and movie, hired in ireland and the corporations which operated them, and the constitution and operations of the ireland censorship bureau which sought to repress them. It additionally appears to be like on the position performed by way of Irish-Americans within the clash, a few of whom supported, whereas others hostile, Irish neutrality. Which facet might win this "war of words"? may well British and American propaganda conquer ireland neutrality, or might ireland censorship be sure that it will probably now not? during this specified and wide-ranging exam of the "war of phrases" over ireland neutrality, the writer addresses such topics as public opinion, govt regulations, propaganda making plans, goals, content material and channels of dissemination, and the aim and strategies of censorship.
By Katherine Orrison
From inspiration degree via creation in Egypt to liberate of the movie: Katherine Orrison rigorously recreates the behind-the-scenes tale of Cecil B. DeMille's cherished epic.
By Robert E. Bartholomew, Benjamin Radford
Heritage is replete with examples of media-created scares and panics. This booklet provides greater than 3 dozen experiences of media scares from the seventeenth century to the twenty first century, together with hoaxes perpetrated through newspapers, radio, tv and our on-line world. From the 1835 batmen at the Moon hoax to more moderen poultry flu scares and storm Katrina myths, this ebook explores hoaxes that spotlight the effect of the media on our lives and its tendency to sensationalize. lots of the hoaxes coated happened within the usa, notwithstanding incidents from Europe, Asia, Africa, South the US and Australia are featured to boot. numerous are international in scope, revealing the facility international media wields.
By Jan Zielonka
This ebook analyses the connection among the media and politics in new democracies in Europe and different components of the area. It does so from either theoretical and empirical angles.
How is strength being mediated in new democracies? Can media functionality independently within the volatile and polarised political surroundings skilled after the autumn of autocracy? Do significant shifts in fiscal and possession buildings aid or prevent the standard of the media? How a lot can new media legislation modify outdated journalistic behavior and political cultures? and the way do new applied sciences impression the media and democracy? The publication examines those questions, drawing on an unlimited set of knowledge assembled via a wide foreign undertaking.
Media and Politics in New Democracies focuses mainly on new democracies in primary and jap Europe, yet chapters analysing new democracies in Latin the US, Africa, and Southeast Asia also are incorporated. those new democracies symbolize various what sociologists name 'glocalism': homogenisation and heterogenisation coexist, revealing hybrid types and a number of modernities. it really is neighborhood tradition that assigns aspiring to international and local impacts. 'Ideal' liberal versions and most sensible practices are being promoted and aspired to, yet those types and practices are frequently being followed in opaque methods producing effects contrary to these meant. The ebook unearths many new democracies to be fragile if no longer poor, and attempts to teach what's fairly happening in those nations, how they examine to one another, and what they could research from every one other.
By Gillian Rose
This booklet is an advent to analyzing visible tradition. It explains which tools can be found to the undergraduate pupil and exhibits precisely the best way to use them. The booklet starts with a dialogue of common subject matters and up to date debates, at the which means of tradition and the functionality of the visible, that gives a severe inquiry into the relation of visible pictures to social identities and social kinfolk. Gillian Rose then is going directly to examine intimately different tools for reading visible photos. The strengths and weaknesses of every technique are mentioned in terms of a close case learn, in addition to to the extra common matters defined within the advent.
By John Izod, Joanna Dovalis
Loss is an inescapable truth of existence, and participants have to boost a potential to grieve with a view to mature and dwell existence to the full. but such a lot western motion picture audiences stay in cultures that don't price this invaluable approach and filmgoers discovering themselves deeply moved by way of a selected movie are usually left considering why. In Cinema as Therapy, John Izod and Joanna Dovalis got down to fill a niche in paintings at the conjunction of grief, remedy and cinema.
Looking at movies together with Million greenback child, The Son’s Room, delivery and The Tree of lifestyles, Cinema as Therapy bargains an knowing of the way deeply emotional existence might be stirred on the videos. Izod and Dovalis be aware that cinema is a medium which engages humans in a digital discussion with their very own and their culture’s subconscious, extra deeply than is often inspiration. by means of analysing the that means of every movie and the foundation explanation for the actual losses featured, the authors show how our reports within the motion picture theatre create a chance to organize psychologically for the inevitable losses we needs to all finally face. In recognising that the motion picture theatre stocks symbolic positive factors with either the church and the treatment room, the reader sees the way it turns into a sacred house the place humans can stumble upon the archetypal and simplicity own discomfort via laughter or tears, with no inhibition or worry, to arrive a deeper realizing of themselves.
Cinema as Therapy might be crucial analyzing for therapists, scholars and lecturers operating in movie reports and searching to interact with mental reviews extensive in addition to filmgoers who are looking to discover their courting with the reveal. The publication incorporates a thesaurus of Jungian and Freudian phrases which boosts the readability of the textual content and the knowledge of the reader.
By Brian Larkin
Media applied sciences have been brought to Nigeria by means of colonial regimes as a part of an try and form political topics and create smooth, city Africans. Larkin considers the advent of media besides electrical crops and railroads as a part of the broader infrastructural venture of colonial and postcolonial urbanism. targeting radio networks, cellular cinema devices, and the development of cinema theaters, he argues that what media turn out to be in Kano is the result of technology’s stumble upon with the social formations of northern Nigeria and with norms formed by means of colonialism, postcolonial nationalism, and Islam. Larkin examines how media applied sciences produce the modes of rest and cultural varieties of city Africa by means of reading the movement of Hindi motion pictures to Muslim Nigeria, the relaxation practices of Hausa cinemagoers in Kano, and the dynamic emergence of Nigerian video motion pictures. His research highlights the various, unforeseen media types and practices that thrive in city Africa. Signal and Noise brings anthropology and media jointly in an unique research of media’s position in city existence.
By Masaaki Morishita
This ebook examines the methods in which public artwork museums, as smooth Western associations, have been brought to Japan within the overdue 19th century and the way they in this case constructed exact nationwide features. the writer specializes in some of the most precise sorts of eastern museums: the 'empty museums' - museums with no collections, everlasting monitors, and curators. Morishita exhibits how they built, on the subject of social and cultural stipulations at definite sessions in glossy jap historical past, by means of enticing with a variety of interdisciplinary theories, specifically, Pierre Bourdieu's box idea and the conceptual framework of transculturation. Japan is used as a case learn to teach usually phrases how the tactics of recent Western tradition linked to public artwork museums have been brought and reworked within the neighborhood stipulations of non-Western areas. With its distinct empirical instances and theoretical concentration, the publication makes an important contribution to current literature within the box of museum reports, either within the English-speaking global and in Japan, and may be of curiosity to students and scholars of sociology, artwork heritage, cultural reports and eastern experiences.