Deconstructing South Park

Author: Brian Cogan
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739167456
Size: 33.66 MB
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Deconstructing South Park: Critical Examinations of Animated Transgression is the first book to systematically analyze the cultural phenomenon of South Park from a wide scope of theoretical approaches. Brian Cogan and the other contributors address the show from perspectives as diverse as media studies, disability studies, and literary theory to ideological analysis, deviancy studies and media studies. Deconstructing South Park represents an essential contribution to television/media studies for both academics and popular audiences alike.

The O C

Author: Lori Bindig
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739133160
Size: 67.81 MB
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The O.C.: A Critical Understanding, by Lori Bindig and Andrea M. Bergstrom, is a feminist cultural studies analysis of the hit television series The O.C. (2003-2007). The show is examined in terms of five ideological aspects as well as audience reception, auteur theory, aesthetics, and reality television imitators. Bindig and Bergstrom place The O.C. in a larger social context and explore the potential ramifications of popular media texts, as well as its lasting influence on media and culture.

Branded Women In U S Television

Author: Peter Bjelskou
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739187945
Size: 20.89 MB
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This book examines product placement and brand integration in U.S. television. Using examples from 1950s television sponsorship to The Real Housewives, Bjelskou illustrates how the commercialization of TV programing affects both formats and narratives and how these genres are in conversation with contemporary political and social environments.

Gossip Girl

Author: Lori Bindig
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739184822
Size: 43.46 MB
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This book is a critical cultural studies analysis of the CW’s hit teen television drama Gossip Girl (2007–2012). Bindig examines the show in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and she explores the potential ramifications of popular media texts like Gossip Girl.

The Pedagogy Of Pop

Author: Edward A. Janak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739176005
Size: 70.50 MB
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The Pedagogy of Pop: Theoretical and Practical Strategies for Success, edited by Edward A. Janak and Denise Blum, is a tool for educators at all levels to embrace infusing popular culture into their teaching in ways that both embrace and resist contemporary thinking. Its chapters provide a range of theoretical and practical suggestions—some widely accepted, some somewhat controversial—to elicit discussion and spark creativity amongst all students.

Deconstructing Dads

Author: Laura Tropp
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781498516051
Size: 60.71 MB
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Deconstructing Dads explores a variety of media, including ads, magazines, television, and film, to provide historical and current examples of shifts from the bumbling dad to new types of participatory fathers, questioning just how revolutionary these new images are for families.

Popular Culture In The Classroom

Author: Donna E. Alvermann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135853096
Size: 40.47 MB
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This book is written for teachers, researchers, and theorists who have grown up in a world radically different from that of the students they teach and study. It considers the possibilities involved in teaching critical media literacy using popular culture, and explore what such teaching might look like in your classroom. Published by International Reading Association

Critical Theory Today

Author: Lois Tyson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317643232
Size: 36.59 MB
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This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new historicism and cultural criticism; lesbian, gay, and queer theory; African American criticism and postcolonial criticism. This new edition features: a major expansion of the chapter on postcolonial criticism that includes topics such as Nordicism, globalization and the ‘end’ of postcolonial theory, global tourism and global conservation an extended explanation of each theory, using examples from everyday life, popular culture, and literary texts a list of specific questions critics ask about literary texts an interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby through the lens of each theory a list of questions for further practice to guide readers in applying each theory to different literary works updated and expanded bibliographies Both engaging and rigorous, this is a "how-to" book for undergraduate and graduate students new to critical theory and for college professors who want to broaden their repertoire of critical approaches to literature.

How To Watch Television

Author: Jason Mittell
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814763987
Size: 29.44 MB
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We all have opinions about the television shows we watch, but television criticism is about much more than simply evaluating the merits of a particular show and deeming it ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Rather, criticism uses the close examination of a television program to explore that program’s cultural significance, creative strategies, and its place in a broader social context. How to Watch Television brings together forty original essays from today’s leading scholars on television culture, writing about the programs they care (and think) the most about. Each essay focuses on a particular television show, demonstrating one way to read the program and, through it, our media culture. The essays model how to practice media criticism in accessible language, providing critical insights through analysis—suggesting a way of looking at TV that students and interested viewers might emulate. The contributors discuss a wide range of television programs past and present, covering many formats and genres, spanning fiction and non-fiction, broadcast and cable, providing a broad representation of the programs that are likely to be covered in a media studies course. While the book primarily focuses on American television, important programs with international origins and transnational circulation are also covered. Addressing television series from the medium’s earliest days to contemporary online transformations of television, How to Watch Television is designed to engender classroom discussion among television critics of all backgrounds. Read: Introduction / Table of Contents / Sample Essays Online View: Clips from the Essays Visit the Facebook page.

Saturday Night Live And American Tv

Author: Ron Becker
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025301090X
Size: 26.56 MB
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For over 35 years, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" has greeted late night–TV viewers looking for the best in sketch comedy and popular music. SNL is the variety show that launched the careers of a mass of comedians including Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Chris Farley, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Adam Sandler, among others. Week after week, SNL has produced unforgettable sketches and provocative political satire, adapting to changing times while staying true to its original vision of performing timely topical humor. With essays that address issues ranging from race and gender to authorship and comedic performance, "Saturday Night Live" and American TV follows the history of this 36-time Emmy-winning show and its place in the shifting social and media landscape of American television.