Representation

Author: Jenny Kidd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317356144
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Written especially for undergraduate students, Representation synthesises and updates our understandings of representation - and the tools for its analysis - for use in the new mediascape. Jenny Kidd uses an engaging range of current examples and a lively style to explore a number of key questions reflecting existing and contemporary debates about representation. These key questions include: Who ‘owns’ and manages representations? Whose realities are foregrounded, and whose are consigned to invisibility? To what extent are increased opportunities for self-representation altering the landscape? And what happens to representation within the noisy, playful and often subversive communications of the Internet? Kidd considers the political, social and cultural importance of representation across a broad spectrum of cultural and creative industries. This examination of the relationship between media/cultural representations and the construction of reality, identity and society makes it an ideal text for students that need to get to grips with this core thematic of media and cultural studies.

Key Ideas In Media

Author: Mike Edwards
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748773190
Size: 32.13 MB
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Designed for AS & A2 level students, this series encapsulates the fundamental concepts that shape the study of Media and Communications. It offers quick and easy-to-read summaries of key ideas and key theories enabling students to attain and assimilate knowledge quickly.

Introducing Cultural Studies

Author: Brian Longhurst
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317864581
Size: 40.93 MB
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A rapidly changing world – in part driven by huge transformations in technology and mobility - means we all encounter shifting cultures, and new cultural and social interactions daily. Powerful forces such as consumption and globalization exert an enormous influence on all walks and levels of life across both space and time. Cultural Studies remains at the vanguard of consideration of these issues. This completely revised second edition of Introducing Cultural Studies gives a systematic overview of the concepts, theories, debates and latest research in the field. Reinforcing the interdisciplinary nature of Cultural Studies, it first considers cultural theory before branching out to examine different dimensions of culture in detail. Key features: Collaboratively authored by an interdisciplinary team Closely cross-referenced between chapters and sections to ensure an integrated presentation of ideas Figures, diagrams, cartoons and photographs help convey ideas and stimulate Key Influence, Defining Concepts, and Extract boxes focus in on major thinkers, ideas and works Examines culture along the dividing lines of class, race and gender Weblinks and Further Reading sections encourage and support further investigation Changes for this edition: Brand new chapter addresses how culture is researched and knowledge in cultural studies is produced Brand new chapter on the Postmodernisation of Everyday Life Includes hot topics such as globalization, youth subcultures, ‘virtual’ cultures, body modification, new media, technologically-assisted social networking and many more This text will be core reading for undergraduates and postgraduates in a variety of disciplines - including Cultural Studies, Communication and Media Studies, English, Geography, Sociology, and Social Studies – looking for a clear and comprehensible introduction to the field.

How To Do Media And Cultural Studies

Author: Jane Stokes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446271706
Size: 21.53 MB
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The Second Edition of this student favourite takes readers step-by-step through the theories, processes and methods of each stage of research, from how to create a research question to designing the project and writing it up. It gives students a clear sense of how their own work relates to broader scholarship and inspires understanding of why studying the media matters. Now 20% bigger, new features include: • Brand new chapters on the how and why of researching media and culture • All new case studies spotlighting the international media landscape • Online readings showing how methods get used in real research • Essential new material on ethnography, digital content analysis, online surveys and researching blogs. Perfect for students of all ranges, How to Do Media and Cultural Studies continues to provide the clearest and most accessible guide to media and cultural studies as students embark on their own research.

Image And Representation

Author: Nick Lacey
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9780230203358
Size: 60.45 MB
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Image and Representation 2e is a clear and straight-talking introduction to two of the most important concepts in film and media studies. Exploring media language and representation throughout a variety of visual texts, the book offers a balanced, in-depth guide to the essential theories and key issues. The book begins by introducing the basic components of image analysis, including mise en scene, framing and anchorage. It then elaborates on these key ideas to provide the reader with a more advanced understanding of media language and representation. From the contribution of semiotics and debates around authorial intent, to ideas about hegemony and issues around propaganda, Nick Lacey offers approachable explanations of complex ideas and terms. The new edition is also now updated to reflect recent changes in the field, with particular attention paid to new media technologies. Each chapter is packed with memorable examples from a wider range of media and provides greater global perspective on today's media landscape. Gradually building up the reader's knowledge to encourage independent thinking, this is an essential resource for students taking courses in media, cultural, communication and film studies at school, college or university.

Reality Tv

Author: June Deery
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745690424
Size: 73.45 MB
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Reality TV has changed television and changed reality, even if we are not among the millions who watch. Written for a broad audience, this accessible overview addresses questions such as: How real is reality TV? How do its programs represent gender, sex, class, and race? How does reality TV relate to politics, to consumer society, to surveillance? What kind of ethics are on display? Drawing on current media research and the author’s own analysis, this study encompasses the history and evolution of reality television, its production of reflexive selves and ordinary celebrity, its advertising and commercialization, and its spearheading of new relations between television and social media. To dismiss this programming as trivial is easy. Deery demonstrates that reality television merits serious attention and her incisive analysis will interest students in media studies, cultural studies, politics, sociology, and anyone who is simply curious about this global phenomenon.

Communication Cultural And Media Studies

Author: John Hartley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136706038
Size: 30.45 MB
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This fourth edition of Communication, Cultural and Media Studies: The Key Concepts is an indispensible guide to the most important terms in the field. It offers clear explanations of the key concepts, exploring their origins, what they’re used for and why they provoke discussion. The author provides a multi-disciplinary explanation and assessment of the key concepts, from ‘authorship’ to ‘censorship’; ‘creative industries’ to ‘network theory’; ‘complexity’ to ‘visual culture’. The new edition of this classic text includes: Over 200 entries including 50 new entries All entries revised, rewritten and updated Coverage of recent developments in the field Insight into interactive media and the knowledge-based economy A fully updated bibliography with 400 items and suggestions for further reading throughout the text

Celebrity

Author: Sean Redmond
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415527446
Size: 54.86 MB
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Celebrity: Key Ideas in Media and Cultural Studieswill introduce students to the key terms and concepts, dilemmas and issues that are central to the study and critical understanding of celebrity. There is an imagined relational trajectory that the book intends to navigate. While each chapter will stand as a coherent block of knowledge, analysis and appreciation, conversations and connections will also be foregrounded, and ‘echo’ summaries will enable the reader to follow the connections in the arguments that are made. The book builds a critical story about celebrity that takes in image production, branding and marketing, the political economy of celebrity, celebrity in the everyday, identity politics, structures of feeling and narratives of damage, and celebrity in relation to resistant strategies and energies. Topical, current and popular examples will be utilised to bring the material alive for the reader.

Autism And Representation

Author: Mark Osteen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135911487
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Autism, a neuro-developmental disability, has received wide but often sensationalistic treatment in the popular media. A great deal of clinical and medical research has been devoted to autism, but the traditional humanities disciplines and the new field of Disability Studies have yet to explore it. This volume, the first scholarly book on autism in the humanities, brings scholars from several disciplines together with adults on the autism spectrum to investigate the diverse ways that autism has been represented in novels, poems, autobiographies, films, and clinical discourses, and to explore the connections and demarcations between autistic and "neurotypical" creativity. Using an empathetic scholarship that unites professional rigor with experiential knowledge derived from the contributors’ lives with or as autistic people, the essays address such questions as: In what novel forms does autistic creativity appear, and what unusual strengths does it possess? How do autistic representations--whether by or about autistic people--revise conventional ideas of cognition, creativity, language, (dis)ability and sociability? This timely and important collection breaks new ground in literary and film criticism, aesthetics, psychology, and Disability Studies.

Image And Representation

Author: Nick Lacey
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312212032
Size: 52.46 MB
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This book introduces two of the basic concepts of advanced Media Studies in a clear, concise and lucid fashion.