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American Heroes In A Media Age

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Author: Susan J. Drucker
Publisher: VNR AG
ISBN: 9781881303190
Size: 11.88 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 342
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Book Description: This volume explores the relationship of hero to celebrity and the changing role of the hero in American culture. It establishes that the nature of hero and its function in society is a communication phenomenon, which has been and is being altered by the rapid advance of electronic media.


American Journalism

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Size: 42.11 MB
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Category : Journalism
Languages : en
Pages :
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Pikachu S Global Adventure

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Author: Joseph Tobin
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN:
Size: 19.47 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 299
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Book Description: DIVPokemon in a transnational and multidisciplinary perspective./div


Antarctic Destinies

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Author: Stephanie Barczewski
Publisher: Continuum
ISBN:
Size: 32.12 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 390
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Book Description: Focusing on the Antarctic explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton, this book looks at some of their most heroic expeditions, examining how and why their individual reputations have evolved over the course of the last century.


Terror On The Air

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Author: Richard J. Hand
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786491841
Size: 51.71 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Book Description: The macabre world of monsters, killers on the loose and revenge from beyond the grave existed not only in the movies, but also on the radio before television’s dominance in American homes. One of many distinct genres born of early broadcasting, terror-inspiring radio thrilled millions. Nearly 80 such programs, many of enduring sophistication, aired every week in the late 1940s. This first full-length study of golden age horror radio focuses on six representative programs, starting with The Witch’s Tale in 1931 and ending with The Mysterious Traveler in 1952. Each chapter is a critically and historically informed study of one series. The book ends with a look at the demise of horror radio and its enduring influence. Photographs are included.


Critical Studies In Media Commercialism

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Author: Associate Professor and Director of Peace and Justice Studies in the Department of Communication and Media Studies Robin Andersen
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
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Size: 62.67 MB
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Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 341
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Book Description: Intense commercialism has been a perennial hallmark of the mass media ever since its inception and throughout the twentieth century the techniques and strategies of the dominant players in the world of media and advertising have become increasingly sophisticated, with the development ofmultinational media corporations and electronic media opportunities. Developments have been so rapid that scholars are only now beginning to come to terms with the full impact of media commercialization as a global phenomenon cutting across traditional cultural, economic, and social boundaries.Critical Studies in Media Commercialism brings together an impressive collection of essays that explore the growing complexity, range, and reach of media commercialism in today's world. From the corporate conglomeration of today's media giants to the effects of advertising on politics, society, andthe individual, this collection provides a comprehensive and insightful critique of both the impact and the limits of media commercialism in the modern world.


War Visions

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Author: Thomas Knieper
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Size: 48.95 MB
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Category : Mass media and war
Languages : de
Pages : 432
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Book Description: Das Visuelle hat seit jeher das Kriegs- und Konfliktgeschehen begleitet. Dabei wird Bildern häufig eine instrumentelle Rolle zugeschrieben. Ihnen wird unterstellt, in Form von visueller Kriegspropaganda den Krieg geschürt, unterstützt und verlängert zu haben. Zugleich ist die Bildkommunikation aber auch aus dem Pazifismus nicht wegzudenken. Dieses Buch beschäftigt sich mit visueller Kriegsberichterstattung vor, während und nach Kriegen, wobei der Schwerpunkt auf der Gegenwart - insbesondere dem Irakkrieg - liegt. Dabei werden Antworten auf zahlreiche Fragen erarbeitet: Welche Berichterstattungsmuster und -routinen zeichnen sich ab? Welche Beweiskraft besitzen Bilder? Wie hat sich die Funktion der Bilder in der Auseinandersetzung mit dem Krieg gewandelt? Wie sind die Propagandaapparate der kriegführenden Parteien strukturiert und welche Bedeutung haben die Bildmedien innerhalb der bellizistischen Strategien? Kann es eine Kommunikations- und Medienethik im Kontext von Kriegen geben? Welche Gefahren und Faszinationen gehen von den Bildern des Schreckens aus? Insgesamt liefert der Band einen breiten Überblick über Funktionen, Strukturen und Wirkungen von Bildkommunikation in Krisen, Konflikten und insbesondere kriegerischen Kontexten.


Journalism In A Culture Of Grief

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Author: Carolyn L. Kitch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9780415980104
Size: 38.16 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 247
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Book Description: This book considers the cultural meanings of death in American journalism and the role of journalism in interpretations and enactments of public grief, which has returned to an almost Victorian level. A number of researchers have begun to address this growing collective preoccupation with death in modern life; few scholars, however, have studied the central forum for the conveyance and construction of public grief today: news media. News reports about death have a powerful impact and cultural authority because they bring emotional immediacy to matters of fact, telling stories of real people who die in real circumstances and real people who mourn them. Moreover, through news media, a broader audience mourns along with the central characters in those stories, and, in turn, news media cover the extended rituals. Journalism in a Culture of Grief examines this process through a range of types of death and types of news media. It discusses the reporting of horrific events such as September 11 and Hurricane Katrina; it considers the cultural role of obituaries and the instructive work of coverage of teens killed due to their own risky behaviors; and it assesses the role of news media in conducting national, patriotic memorial rituals.


Readings In Mass Communication

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Author: Kimberly K. Massey
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
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Size: 23.44 MB
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Category : Mass media and culture
Languages : en
Pages : 295
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Book Description: Drawing from a wide variety of sources and political and cultural viewpoints, this collection (designed to supplement any core textbook in Introduction to Mass Communication) is predicated on the fact that students learn about the media mainly through the media-by reading or hearing about media in media publications or broadcasts.


The Huddled Masses

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Author: Gary Gumpert
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
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Size: 33.30 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 337
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Book Description: This volume provides a multidisciplinary approach to the examination of the social implications of immigration and chapters are addressed from three points of view - communication, environment-behavior, and architecture and design. From communications studies significant issues relate to nonverbal and interpersonal communication and mass media availability and use; from environment-behavior studies the authors examine culturally different perceptions of environment, issues of place attachment, and the impact of the built environment on communicative behavior; from architecture and design studies chapters address culturally defined needs and demands placed on built environment as worthy of inquiry. In their totality, these chapters reveal the variables that shape the immigrants' experience as manifested in the nature of social interaction and the environment in which such interaction occurs.


Echoes And Reflections

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Author: Lance Strate
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN:
Size: 75.93 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 180
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Book Description: The author describes the interdisciplinary, communication-centered field of media ecology, the study of media as environments, a field that encompasses the study of technology, symbol systems and aesthetic form, in addition to traditional conceptions of media and mediation. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the field, followed by a case study concerning the relationship between modes of communication and constructions of the self.