Airy Curtains in the European Ether

Broadcasting and the Cold War

Author: Alexander Badenoch,Andreas Fickers,Christian Henrich-Franke

Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company

ISBN: 9783832972257

Category: History

Page: 375

View: 3499

This book emphasizes the important role of broadcasting during the Cold War as a central actor in the creation of a transnational and European communication space. Its methodological design links the study of the circulation and appropriation of cultural performances with awareness for the crucial role of broadcast technologies as mediators and catalysts of cultural transfers. The book describes and analyzes different transmission and reception technologies and questions their specific contribution to the medial construction of a transnational communication space in constantly changing political and cultural environments. It enlarges an understanding of the role of civil and institutional actors in the creation of transnational communities and European networks. It also addresses media historians, as well as historians of international relations, especially regarding the Cold War and European integration. (Series: Institute for European Regional Research / Institut fur Europische Regionalforschungen - Vol. 15)

Fernsehen, Revolution und das Ende der DDR

Author: Thomas Großmann

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 3835327208

Category: History

Page: 293

View: 2918

Der Fall der Berliner Mauer begann lange vor dem 9. November 1989 - mit Fernsehbildern von Flucht und Protesten. Protestgruppen und Demonstranten allein haben die Berliner Mauer nicht zum Einsturz gebracht. Auch das ost- und westdeutsche Fernsehen spielte eine entscheidende Rolle. Wie Thomas Großmann anhand von Sendungen, Berichten und Archivmaterial zeigt, dynamisierte es den Unmut gegen das SED-Regime und schützte zugleich die Protestierenden. Der Autor verdeutlicht, wie Medien soziale Bewegungen anstoßen und fördern - wie etwa die Massenflucht der DDR-Bürger im Sommer 1989 oder den friedlichen Protest in Leipzig, Dresden, Berlin und anderen ostdeutschen Städten. Der Niedergang der DDR wird somit durch eine neue mediengeschichtliche Perspektive ergänzt.

The American Commonwealth

Author: James Bryce Bryce (Viscount)

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 458


Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

Author: Rob Nixon

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674049306

Category: Law

Page: 353

View: 4308

“Slow violence” from climate change, toxic drift, deforestation, oil spills, and the environmental aftermath of war takes place gradually and often invisibly. Rob Nixon focuses on the inattention we have paid to the lethality of many environmental crises, in contrast with the sensational, spectacle-driven messaging that impels public activism today.

Materializing Memories

Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Author: Susan Aasman,Andreas Fickers,Joseph Wachelder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501333259

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 9862

A multitude of devices and technological tools now exist to make, share, and store memories and moments with family, friends, and even strangers. Memory practices such as home movies, which originated as the privilege of a few, well-to-do families, have now emerged as ubiquitous and immediate cultures of sharing. Departing from the history of home movies, this volume offers a sophisticated understanding of technologically mediated, mostly ritualized memory practices, from early beginnings in the fin-de-siècle to today. Departing from a longue durée perspective on home movie practices, Materializing Memories moves beyond a strict historical study to grapple with highly theorized fields, such as media studies, memory studies, and science and technology studies (STS). The contributors to this volume reflect on these different intellectual backgrounds and perspectives, but all chapters share a common framework by addressing practices of use, user configurations, and relevant media landscapes. Grasping the cultural dynamics of such multi-faceted practices requires a multidimensional conceptual approach, here achieved by centering around three concepts as central analytical lenses: dispositifs, generations, and amateurs.

Voices in Ruins

West German Radio across the 1945 Divide

Author: A. Badenoch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230582451

Category: History

Page: 289

View: 7857

Immediately after the Second World War, the radio was the best-preserved medium of mass communication in Germany. This book explores the implications of this dominance by asking how everyday broadcasting constructed ideas of 'normal' times, people and places in the destroyed, divided and occupied zones of what would become the Federal Republic.

Transnational Television History

A Comparative Approach

Author: Andreas Fickers,Catherine Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113576039X

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 3378

Although television has developed into a major agent of the transnational and global flow of information and entertainment, television historiography and scholarship largely remains a national endeavour, partly due to the fact that television has been understood as a tool for the creation of national identity. But the breaking of the quasi-monopoly of public service broadcasters all over Europe in the 1980s has changed the television landscape, and cross-border television channels - with the help of satellite and the Internet - have catapulted the relatively closed television nations into the universe of globalized media channels. At least, this is the picture painted by the popular meta-narratives of European television history. Transnational Television History asks us to re-evaluate the function of television as a medium of nation-building in its formative years and to reassess the historical narrative that insists that European television only became transnational with the emergence of more commercial services and new technologies from the 1980s. It also questions some common assumptions in television historiography by offering some alternative perspectives on the complex processes of transnational circulation of television technology, professionals, programmes and aesthetics. This book was originally published as a special issue of Media History.

A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed As a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology

Author: Richard Soule

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing


Category: English language

Page: 456

View: 1824

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The Pacific Triangle

Author: Sydney Greenbie

Publisher: N.A


Category: Eastern question (Far East)

Page: 424

View: 3414


The Burman

His Life and Notions

Author: Sir James George Scott

Publisher: N.A


Category: Burma

Page: N.A

View: 6328


A European Television History

Author: Jonathan Bignell,Andreas Fickers

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405163408

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 3946

European Television History brings together television historians and media scholars to chart the development of television in Europe since its inception. The volume interrogates the history of the medium in divergent political, economic, cultural and ideological national contexts Taking a comparative approach to the topic, the volume is organized around a set of common questions, themes, and methodological reflections Deals with European television in the context of television historiography and transnational traditions Case study chapters written by scholars from different European countries to reflect their specific areas of expertise


Author: Stratton D. Brooks, Marietta Hubbard

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 7346


Communicating Europe

Technologies, Information, Events

Author: Andreas Fickers,Pascal Griset

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230308039

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 3515

Since the early years of telegraphy, modernity at large generated and has depended upon technologies of electrical/electronic communication and information circulation: from telephone, radio, and television to the internet. This volume reveals these connecting technologies’ geopolitical importance and their crucial relationships with culture, commerce, and communities. Also the authors critically examine their spatial dimensions and transnational implications – as material objects with particular qualities, as elements in institutional complexes, and as ‘vehicles’ carrying complex symbolic meanings. Through in-depth assessments of critical, as well as mundane, events in the history of communications and information, these analyses will significantly alter conventional perspectives both on communications and on modern European history.

The Temple of Nature

Or, The Origin of Society: a Poem, with Philosophical Notes ...

Author: Erasmus Darwin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Botany

Page: 256

View: 4865


Imagination is Reality

Western Nirvana in Jung, Hillman, Barfield and Cassirer

Author: Roberts Avens

Publisher: Spring Publications

ISBN: 9780882143118

Category: Psychology

Page: 152

View: 4694

Long unavailable, Imagination is Reality is the first comprehensive work to place archetypal psychology within a major tradition of modern thought, that of mythical thinking, and to recognize imagination as the primal force and basic reality of human existence. By drawing upon the writings of four twentieth-century thinkers (Jung, Hillman, Barfield, and Cassirer), Roberts Avens clarifies the post-Jungian direction of psychology as it moves toward poetic and polytheistic imagination. He then compares the radical achievements of this direction in resolving the "ego-question" with the methods and ideas of the East: Buddhism, Tantrism, Zen, and Vedanta. The author's grasp of understanding, easy familiarity with this subject, and startling insights together make this book both an introductory text and an advance into new territory.

The Collected Writings of Michael Snow

Author: Michael Snow,Louise Dompierre

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554587891

Category: Art

Page: 293

View: 2592

Writing, for Michael Snow, is as much a form of “art-making” as the broad range of visual art activities for which he is renowned, including the “Walking Woman” series and the film Wavelength. Conversely, many of the texts included in this anthology are as significant visually as they are at the level of content — they are meant to be looked at as well as read. Situated somewhere between a repository of contemporary thought by one of our leading Canadian artists and a history book as it brings to light some important moments in the cultural life of Canada since the 1950s, these texts tell their own story, marking the passage of time, ideas and attitudes. The works included here, ranging from essays and interviews and record album cover notes to filmscripts and speeches (which, in Snow’s hands, often fall into the category of performance art), are not only “built for browsing,” they offer insights into both the professional and the private Snow. Together, they expand the context of Snow’s work and show the evolution of a great Canadian artist, beginning with his early attempts at defining art, to his emergence and recognition on the international art scene. This book is one of four books that are part of the Michael Snow Project. Initiated by the Art Gallery of Ontario and The Power Plant Gallery, the project also includes four exhibitions of his visual art and music.

The Japs at Home

Author: Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Japan

Page: 339

View: 3046


Jamaican Gold

Jamaican Sprinters

Author: Rachael Irving,Vilma Charlton

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789766402341

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 2382