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              Biopolitical Media: Catastrophe, Immunity and Bare Life
                 

              Biopolitical Media: Catastrophe, Immunity and Bare Life (Hardback)

              By Meek, Allen

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              This book presents an historical account of media and catastrophe that engages with theories of biopolitics in the work of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri and others. It explains how responses to catastrophe in both media and cultu...ral criticism over the past 150 years are embedded in biological conceptions of life and death, health and illness, and human and non-human species. Mediated violence and destruction are often understood today in terms of the transmission of collective memory and according to therapeutic or redemptive accounts of cultural trauma. In contrast to these approaches this book emphasizes the use of media to capture viewer attention through shock, monitor and control bodies in economies of production and consumption, enmesh social relations in information networks, and situate subjects in discourses of victimhood, immunity, survival, and resilience.
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              ISBN 9781138887060
              Released AU 2 Dec 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
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              American Icons: The Genesis of a National Visual Language
               

              American Icons: The Genesis of a National Visual Language (Hardback)

              By Feldges, Benedikt

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              Dismantling the aura of apparently timeless icons and spectacles with their seductive power to attract the eye, this book offers ways of seeing the mechanisms at work in a modern pictorial culture. It sets out to reframe the history of the television screen and to dissect the vis...ual core of a medium that is still poorly understood.
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              ISBN 9780415956352
              Released AU 13 Nov 2007
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
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              Tracing the Borders of Spanish Horror Cinema and Television
               

              Tracing the Borders of Spanish Horror Cinema and Television (Hardback)

              Edited by Mari, Jorge

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              This critical anthology sets out to explore the boom that horror cinema and TV productions have experienced in Spain in the past two decades. It uses a range of critical and theoretical perspectives to examine a broad variety of films and filmmakers, such as works by Alejandro Am...enabar, Alex de la Iglesia, Pedro Almodovar, Guillermo del Toro, Juan Antonio Bayona, and Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza. The volume revolves around a set of fundamental questions: What are the causes for this new Spanish horror-mania? What cultural anxieties and desires, ideological motives and practical interests may be behind such boom? Is there anything specifically Spanish about the Spanish horror film and TV productions, any distinctive traits different from Hollywood and other European models that may be associated to the particular political, social, economic or cultural circumstances of contemporary Spain?
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              ISBN 9780415348638
              Released AU 17 Apr 2017
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Middle Class in Emerging Societies: Consumers, Lifestyles and Markets
               

              The Middle Class in Emerging Societies: Consumers, Lifestyles and Markets (Hardback)

              Edited by Marsh, Leslie L.; Li, Hongmei; Kardes, Ilke

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              This volume examines the discursive construction of the meanings and lifestyle practices of the middle class in the rapidly transforming economies of Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, focusing on the social, political and cultural implications at local and global l...evels. While drawing a comparative analysis of what it means to be middle class in these different locations, the essays offer a connective understanding of the middle class phenomenon in emerging market economies and lay the groundwork for future research on emerging, transitional societies. The book addresses three key dimensions: the discursive creation of the middle class, the construction of the cultural identity through consumption practices and lifestyle choices, and the social, political and cultural consequences related to globalization and neoliberalism.
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              ISBN 9781138858824
              Released AU 17 Nov 2015
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              Girlhood, Schools, and Media: Popular Discourses of the Achieving Girl
               

              Girlhood, Schools, and Media: Popular Discourses of the Achieving Girl (Hardback)

              By Paule, Michele

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              This book explores the circulation and reception of popular discourses of achieving girlhood, and the ways in which girls themselves participate in such circulation. It examines the figure of the achieving girl within wider discourses of neoliberal self-management and post-femini...st possibility, considering the tensions involved in being both successful and successfully feminine and the strategies and negotiations girls undertake to manage these tensions. The work is grounded in an understanding of media, educational, and peer contexts for the production of the successful girl. It traces narratives across school, television and online in texts produced for and by girls, drawing on interviews with girls in schools, online forum participation (within the purpose-built site www.smartgirls.tv), and girls' discussions of a range of teen dramas.
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              ISBN 9781138840065
              Released AU 20 Sep 2016
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              A Social History of Contemporary Democratic Media
               

              A Social History of Contemporary Democratic Media (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Drew, Jesse

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              The last few decades have helped dispel the myth that media should remain driven by high-end professionals and market share. This book puts forward the concept of communications from below in contrast to the globalization from above that characterizes many new developments in int...ernational organization and media practices. By examining the social and technological roots that influence current media evolution, Drew allows readers to understand not only the Youtubes and Facebooks of today, but to anticipate the trajectory of the technologies to come. Beginning with a look at the inherent weaknesses of the U.S. broadcasting model of mass media, Drew outlines the early 1960s and 1970s experiments in grassroots media, where artists and activists began to re-engineer electronic technologies to target local communities and underserved audiences. From these local projects emerged national and international communications projects, creating production models, social networks and citizen expectations that would challenge traditional means of electronic media and cultural production. Drew's perspective puts the social and cultural use of the user at the center, not the particular media form. Thus the structure of the book focuses on the local, the national, and the global desire for communications, regardless of the means.
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              ISBN 9781138888258
              Released AU 24 Apr 2015
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              Cognitive Poetics and Cultural Memory: Russian Literary Mnemonics
               

              Cognitive Poetics and Cultural Memory: Russian Literary Mnemonics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gronas, Mikhail

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              In this volume, Gronas addresses the full range of psychological, social, and historical issues that bear on the mnemonic existence of modern literary works, particularly Russian literature. He focuses on the mnemonic processes involved in literary creativity, and the question of... how our memories of past reading experiences shape the ways in which we react to literary works. The book also examines the concrete mnemonic qualities of poetry, as well as the social uses to which poetry memorization has historically been put to use. This study will appeal to scholars of cognitive poetics, Russian literature, and cultural studies.
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              ISBN 9781138879614
              Released AU 23 Apr 2015
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              Global Perspectives on Tarzan: From King of the Jungle to International Icon
               

              Global Perspectives on Tarzan: From King of the Jungle to International Icon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Wannamaker, Annette; Abate, Michelle Ann

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              This collection seeks to understand the long-lasting and global appeal of Tarzan: Why is a story about a feral boy, who is raised by apes in the African jungle, so compelling and so adaptable to different cultural contexts and audiences? How is it that the same narrative serves a...s the basis for both children's cartoons and lavish musical productions or as a vehicle for both nationalistic discourse and for light romantic fantasy? Considering a history of criticism that highlights the imperialistic, sexist, racist underpinnings of the original Tarzan narrative, why would this character and story appeal to so many readers and viewers around the world? The essays in this volume, written by scholars living and working in Australia, Canada, Israel, The Netherlands, Germany, France and the United States explore these questions using various critical lenses. Chapters include discussions of Tarzan novels, comics, television shows, toys, films, and performances produced or distributed in the U.S., Canada, Israel, Palestine, Britain, India, The Netherlands, Germany and France and consider such topics as imperialism, national identities, language acquisition, adaptation, gender constructions, Tarzan's influence on child readers and Tarzan's continued and broad influence on cultures around the world. What emerges, when these pieces are placed into dialogue with one another, is an immensely complex picture of an enduring, multi-faceted global pop culture icon.
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              ISBN 9781138642720
              Released AU 7 Dec 2015
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              Materiality and Popular Culture: The Popular Life of Things
               

              Materiality and Popular Culture: The Popular Life of Things (Hardback)

              Edited by Malinowska, Anna; Lebek, Karolina

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              This book critically approaches contemporary meanings of materiality and discuses ways in which we understand, experience, and engage with objects through popular culture in our private, social and professional lives. Appropriating Arjun Appadurai's famous phrase: the social life... of things , with which he inspired scholars to take material culture more seriously and, as a result, treat it as an important and revealing area of cultural studies, the book explores the relationship between material culture and popular practices, and points to the impact they have exerted on our co-existence with material worlds in the conditions of late modernity.
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              ISBN 9781138657809
              Released AU 1 Sep 2016
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              Explorations in Critical Studies of Advertising
               

              Explorations in Critical Studies of Advertising (Hardback)

              Edited by Hamilton, James F.; Bodle, Robert; Korin, Ezequiel

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              This volume provides a thoughtful and wide-ranging exploration of approaches to the critical study of advertising. Current and impending practices of advertising have in many ways exceeded the grasp of traditional modes of critique, due at least in part to their being formulated ...in very different historical conditions. To begin to address this lag, this edited collection explores through critical discussion and application a variety of critical approaches to advertising. Authors address a variety of concrete examples in their chapters, drawing on existing research while presenting new findings where relevant. In order to maintain the relevance of this collection past this particular historical moment, however, chapters do not simply report on empirical work, but develop a theoretical argument.
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              ISBN 9781138649521
              Released AU 10 Nov 2016
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