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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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              Embodied Metaphors in Film, Television, and Video Games: Cognitive Approaches
               

              Embodied Metaphors in Film, Television, and Video Games: Cognitive Approaches (Hardback)

              Edited by Fahlenbrach, Kathrin

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              In cognitive research, metaphors have been shown to help us imagine complex, abstract, or invisible ideas, concepts, or emotions. Contributors to this book argue that metaphors occur not only in language, but in audio visual media well. This is all the more evident in entertainme...nt media, which strategically sell their products by addressing their viewers' immediate, reflexive understanding through pictures, sounds, and language. This volume applies cognitive metaphor theory (CMT) to film, television, and video games in order to analyze the embodied aesthetics and meanings of those moving images.
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              ISBN 9781138850835
              Released AU 12 Oct 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
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              Comics and the Senses: A Multisensory Approach to Comics and Graphic Novels

              Comics and the Senses: A Multisensory Approach to Comics and Graphic Novels (Paperback)

              By Hague, Ian

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              Attempts to define what comics are and explain how they work have not always been successful because they are premised upon the idea that comic strips, comic books and graphic novels are inherently and almost exclusively visual. This book challenges that premise, and asserts that... comics is not just a visual medium. The book outlines the multisensory aspects of comics: the visual, audible, tactile, olfactory and gustatory elements of the medium. It rejects a synaesthetic approach (by which all the senses are engaged through visual stimuli) and instead argues for a truly multisensory model by which the direct stimulation of the reader's physical senses can be understood. A wide range of examples demonstrates how multisensory communication systems work in both commercial and more experimental contexts. The book concludes with a case study that looks at the works of Alan Moore and indicates areas of interest that multisensory analysis can draw out, but which are overlooked by more conventional approaches.
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              ISBN 9781138548398
              Released AU 6 Feb 2018
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              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
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              Moral Panics, Social Fears, and the Media: Historical Perspectives

              Moral Panics, Social Fears, and the Media: Historical Perspectives (Paperback)

              Edited by Nicholas, Sian; O'Malley, Tom

              • RRP: $79.99
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              The media have always played a central role in organising the way ideas flow through societies. But what happens when those ideas are disruptive to normal social relations? Bringing together work by scholars in history, media and cultural studies and sociology, this collection ex...plores this role in more depth and with more attention paid to the complexities behind conventional analyses.a Attention is paid to morality and regulation; empire and film; the role of women; authoritarianism; wartime and fears of treachery; and fears of cultural contamination. The book begins with essays that contextualise the theoretical and historiographical issues of the relationship between social fears, moral panics and the media. The second section provides case studies which illustrate the ways in which the media has participated in, or been seen as the source of, the creation of threats to society. Finally, the third section then shows how historical research calls into question simple assumptions about the relationship between the media and social disruption.
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              ISBN 9781138548589
              Released AU 6 Feb 2018
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              Aesthetic Practices and Politics in Media, Music, and Art: Performing Migration
               

              Aesthetic Practices and Politics in Media, Music, and Art: Performing Migration (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Davis, Rocio G.; Fischer-Hornung, Dorothea; Kardux, Johanna C.

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              Though migration studies and media studies are ostensibly different fields, this transnational collection of essays addresses how their interconnection has shaped our understanding of the paradigms through which we think about migration, ethnicity, nation, and the transnational.

              ISBN 9780415835916
              Released AU 14 Feb 2013
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
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              Transnational Horror Across Visual Media: Fragmented Bodies

              Transnational Horror Across Visual Media: Fragmented Bodies (Paperback)

              Edited by Och, Dana; Strayer, Kirsten

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              This volume investigates the horror genre across national boundaries (including locations such as Africa, Turkey, and post-Soviet Russia) and different media forms, illustrating the ways that horror can be theorized through the circulation, reception, and production of transnatio...nal media texts. Perhaps more than any other genre, horror is characterized by its ability to be simultaneously aware of the local while able to permeate national boundaries, to function on both regional and international registers. The essays here explore political models and allegories, questions of cult or subcultural media and their distribution practices, the relationship between regional or cultural networks, and the legibility of international horror iconography across distinct media. The book underscores how a discussion of contemporary international horror is not only about genre but about how genre can inform theories of visual cultures and the increasing permeability of their borders.
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              ISBN 9781138549005
              Released AU 5 Feb 2018
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga: The Influence of Girl Culture

              International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga: The Influence of Girl Culture (Paperback)

              Edited by Toku, Masami

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              This collaborative book explores the artistic and aesthetic development of shojo, or girl, manga and discusses the significance of both shojo manga and the concept of shojo, or girl culture. It features contributions from manga critics, educators, and researchers from both manga'...s home country of Japan and abroad, looking at shojo and shojo manga's influence both locally and globally. Finally, it presents original interviews of shojo manga-ka, or artists, who discuss their work and their views on this distinct type of popular visual culture.
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              ISBN 9781138549036
              Released AU 5 Feb 2018
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Gender and Humor: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

              Gender and Humor: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives (Paperback)

              Edited by Chiaro, Delia; Baccolini, Raffaella

              • RRP: $79.99
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              In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy, history, a...nd literature, while early works in the area of humor studies initially concentrated on language, linguistics, and psychology. Since then, both fields have flourished, but largely independently. This book draws together and focuses the work of scholars from diverse disciplines on intersections of gender and humor, giving voice to approaches in disciplines such as film, television, literature, linguistics, translation studies, and popular culture.
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              ISBN 9781138548435
              Released AU 5 Feb 2018
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              American Representations of Post-Communism: Television, Travel Sites, and Post-Cold War Narratives

              American Representations of Post-Communism: Television, Travel Sites, and Post-Cold War Narratives (Paperback)

              By Borcila, Andaluna

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              With the televised events of 1989, territories of Eastern and Central Europe that had been marked as impenetrable and inaccessible to the Western gaze exploded into visibility. As the narratives of the Cold War crumbled, new narratives emerged and new geographies were produced on... and by American television. Using an understudied archive of American news broadcasts, and tracing their flashes and echoes through travel guides and narratives of return written by Eastern European-Americans, this book explores American ways of seeing and mapping communism's disintegration and the narratives articulated around post-communist sites and subjects.
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              ISBN 9781138548381
              Released AU 5 Feb 2018
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Serialization in Popular Culture

              Serialization in Popular Culture (Paperback)

              Edited by Allen, Rob; Van Den Berg, Thijs

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              From prime-time television shows and graphic novels to the development of computer game expansion packs, the recent explosion of popular serials has provoked renewed interest in the history and economics of serialization, as well as the impact of this cultural form on readers, vi...ewers, and gamers. In this volume, contributors-literary scholars, media theorists, and specialists in comics, graphic novels, and digital culture-examine the economic, narratological, and social effects of serials from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century and offer some predictions of where the form will go from here.
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              ISBN 9781138548510
              Released AU 6 Feb 2018
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              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
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