Download Media and Identity in Contemporary Europe: Consequences of by Richard Collins PDF

By Richard Collins

An built-in research of the primary concerns in modern media coverage. Chapters concentrate on technological swap and its effect on cultural and political identities, the function of the cultural industries within the 'New economic climate' and the influence of ecu integration on nationwide associations - public carrier broadcasting particularly. simply because technological switch in broadcasting has enabled us to open up media markets, the form of media and of society has develop into extra internationally-oriented. certainly, smooth foreign media has acquired into query the very legitimacy of nationwide groups and ideologies. And it is a phenomenon whose maximum effect has been in Europe. those stories handle the way forward for public provider broadcasting and the facility of nationwide regulators to form trans-national media relationships. the writer takes an empirical method of research of those concerns, exploring media and conversation stories a great deal as a social technology.

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Download Girl Reading Girl in Japan by Tomoko Aoyama, Barbara Hartley PDF

By Tomoko Aoyama, Barbara Hartley

Publish yr note: First released in 2009
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Girl examining Girl presents the 1st evaluate of the cultural importance of ladies and interpreting in smooth and modern Japan with emphasis at the techniques concerned whilst women examine different girls.

The assortment examines the studying practices of actual lifestyles ladies from differing social backgrounds during the 20th century whereas a couple of chapters additionally examine how fictional ladies learn consciousness is given to the various cultural representations of the woman, or shojo, who're the items of the interpreting wants of Japan's actual lifestyles and fictional ladies.

These representations look in numerous genres, together with prose fiction, comparable to Yoshiya Nobuko's Flower tales and Takemoto Nobara's Kamikaze ladies, and manga, reminiscent of Yoshida Akimi's The Cherry Orchard. This quantity provides the paintings of pioneering ladies students within the box of woman stories together with translations of a ground-breaking essay by means of Honda Masuko on studying ladies and Kawasaki Kenko's reaction to prejudicial masculine reviews of best-selling novelist, Yoshimoto Banana.

Other subject matters variety from the reception of Anne of eco-friendly Gables in Japan to ladies who write and browse male homoerotic narratives.

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Download The Female Nude by Lynda Nead PDF

By Lynda Nead

Someone who examines the historical past of Western paintings needs to be struck via the superiority of pictures of the feminine physique. greater than the other topic, the feminine nude connotes `art'. The framed picture of a feminine physique, held on the partitions of an paintings gallery, is an icon of Western tradition, a logo of civilization and accomplishment. yet how and why did the feminine nude collect this status?The girl Nude brings jointly, in a wholly new manner, research of the old culture of the feminine nude and dialogue of modern feminist paintings, and by way of exploring the ways that appropriate and unacceptable pictures of the feminine physique are produced and maintained, renews contemporary debates on excessive tradition and pornography.The lady Nude represents the 1st feminist survey of the main major topic in Western paintings. It unearths how the feminine nude is now either on the centre and on the margins of excessive tradition. on the centre, and inside of paintings ancient discourse, the feminine nude is visible because the visible end result of enlightenment aesthetics; on the aspect, it hazards wasting its repectability and spilling over into the obscene.

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Download Lesbianism, Cinema, Space: The Sexual Life of Apartments by Lee Wallace PDF

By Lee Wallace

During this leading edge quantity, Wallace identifies a different development in post-Production Code movies that care for lesbian content: stories of lesbianism perpetually interact with an condo environment, a spatial motif now not regularly linked to lesbian heritage or cultural illustration. in the course of the formal research of 5 lesbian condominium movies, Wallace demonstrates how the traditional repertoire of visible ideas and spatial units (the components of mise-en-scène, favoured destinations and units, classical structures of enhancing, and the implied tale international itself) are used to scaffold woman sexual visibility. With its sustained specialize in the filmic syntax surrounding lesbian illustration on reveal within the post-Production Code period, the book includes an unique contribution to queer movie reports. In addition, Wallace additionally deploys its dialogue of lesbianism and cinematic house to critique a couple of traits in modern social concept, rather the theoretical identity of public intercourse cultures because the foundation for a queer counterpublic sphere.

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Download Journalism in the Movies by Matthew C. Ehrlich PDF

By Matthew C. Ehrlich

Now in paperback, Matthew C. Ehrlich's "Journalism within the video clips" is the tale of Hollywood's depiction of yank journalism from the beginning of the sound period to the current. Ehrlich argues that movies have relentlessly performed off similar to the journalist as anyone who sees via lies and hypocrisy, sticks up for the little man, and serves democracy. targeting movies approximately key figures and occasions in journalism, together with "Mr. Smith is going to Washington", "All the President's Men", and "The Insider", "Journalism within the videos" offers a special chance to mirror on how videos relate not just to journalism but in addition American lifestyles and democracy.

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Download Critical Trajectories: Culture, Society, Intellectuals by Tony Bennett PDF

By Tony Bennett

Critical Trajectories: tradition, Society, Intellectuals brings jointly for the 1st time writings from one of many best figures in cultural experiences -- Tony Bennett. the choices within the quantity span the interval from the past due Nineteen Seventies to the current, representing problems with enduring difficulty in Bennett's paintings over this era and all through his wide-ranging highbrow profession.

  • Charts the vast impact of Bennett’s considering around the humanities and social sciences - from cultural background to museums and reminiscence, and from Bond and pop culture to cultural coverage and governance
  • Tackles essentially the most very important matters in cultural reports, together with aesthetics, textuality, the highbrow, and the position of cultural historical past
  • Includes a brand new introductory essay pinpointing Bennett’s issues in altering highbrow and political contexts

Content:
Chapter 1 Severing the classy Connection (pages 19–39):
Chapter 2 Texts, Readers, studying Formations (pages 40–53):
Chapter three Figuring Audiences and Readers (pages 54–67):
Chapter four tradition and Governmentality (pages 71–85):
Chapter five performing on the Social: artwork, tradition, and executive (pages 86–100):
Chapter 6 Archaeological post-mortem: Objectifying Time and Cultural Governance (pages 103–120):
Chapter 7 Civic Seeing: Museums and the association of imaginative and prescient (pages 122–137):
Chapter eight Intellectuals, tradition, coverage: The Technical, the sensible, and the severe (pages 141–162):
Chapter nine The old common: The position of Cultural worth within the historic Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu (pages 163–182):

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Download Re-Enchantment (The Art Seminar) by James Elkins PDF

By James Elkins

Part 1. creation : attraction, disenchantment, re-enchantment / David Morgan -- part 2. beginning issues : paintings and faith within the smooth age / David Morgan -- From the shape of spirit to the spirit of shape / Randall ok. Van Schepen -- How a few students take care of the query / James Elkins -- faith as medium / Boris Groys -- Mary Warhol, Joseph Duchamp / Thierry de Duve -- part three. The artwork seminar : contributors: Gregg Bordowitz, Thierry de Duve, Wendy Doniger, James Elkins, Boris Groys, Kajri Jain, Tomoko Masuzawa, David Morgan, and Taylor Worley -- part four. exams : Jeremy Biles ; Ann Pellegrini ; Chris Parr ; Norman Girardot ; S. Brent Plate ; Stephen Pattison ; Lisa DeBoer ; Kevin Hamilton ; Sally M. Promey ; James Panero ; William Dyrness ; Ena Giurescu Heller ; Daniel A. Siedell ; Robin M. Jensen ; Diane Apostolos-Cappadona ; Theodore Prescott ; Amy Sillman ; Graham Howes ; Samantha Baskind ; Jens Baumgarten ; David Brown ; Insoo Cho ; Cordula Grewe ; Deborah J. Haynes ; Pepe Karmel ; Anna Niedzwiedz ; Kristin Schwain ; Jorgelina Orfila ; Christopher Pinney -- part five. Afterwords : lacking faith, overlooking the physique / Jojada Verrips -- the next move? / Erika Doss -- part 6. Envoi to the artwork seminar sequence / James Elkins

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Download Mainstreaming Islam in Indonesia: Television, Identity & the by Inaya Rakhmani PDF

By Inaya Rakhmani

This leading edge publication considers the query of Islam and commercialisation in Indonesia, a majority Muslim, non-Arab state. Revealing the cultural heterogeneity in the back of emerging Islamism in a democratizing society, it highlights the case of tv construction and the identification of its audience. Drawing from specified case reviews from throughout islands within the varied archipelagic nation, it contends that advertisement tv has democratised the connection among Islamic authority and the Muslim congregation, and investigates the responses of the heterogeneous heart type in the direction of advertisement da’wah. through taking the case of industrial tv, the publication argues that what's taking place in Indonesia is much less on the topic of Islamic ideologisation than it's a symbiosis among Muslim center category anxieties and the workings of marketplace forces. It examines the net of relationships that hyperlinks Islamic expression, advertisement tv, and nationwide mind's eye, arguing that the commercialisation of Islam via nationwide tv discloses unrequited expectancies of equality among ethnic and spiritual teams in addition to among regions.

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