Analysing Media Texts (Volume 4)

Author: Gillespie, Marie,Toynbee, Jason

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335218865

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Provides an introduction to analysing media texts. This book with its award winning DVD, helps students learn how to do semiotic, genre and narrative analysis, content and discourse analysis, and engage with debates about the politics of representation.

Museums in the New Mediascape

Transmedia, Participation, Ethics

Author: Dr Jenny Kidd

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409442993

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 9451

The museum today faces complex questions of definition, representation, ethics, aspiration and economic survival. Alongside this we see burgeoning use of an array of new media including increasingly dynamic web portals and content, digital archives, social networks, blogs and online games. At the heart of this are changes to the idea of ‘visitor’ and ‘audience’ and their participation and representation in the new cultural sphere. This insightful book unpacks a number of contradictions that help to frame and articulate digital media work in the museum and questions what constitutes authentic participation. Based on original empirical research and a range of case studies the author explores questions about the museum as media from a number of different disciplines and shows that across museums and the study of them, the cultural logic is changing.

Analysing Media Texts

Author: Andrew Burn,David Parker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441169415

Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 9296

Andrew Burn and David Parker outline how multi-modality theory can be used to analyze texts whicj employ multiple semiotic modes and media, in such a way that a balanced consideration is given to the characteristics of each mode, how they integrate, and how they distribute textual functions between them. The medthods are rooted in a view of significance as dependent on social context, and fulfilling the social and communicative interests of both producers of textual production and use contingent upon digital formats will also be a determining content of the analytical method.

Krisenjahre und Aufbruchszeit

Alltag und Politik im französisch besetzten Baden 1945–1949

Author: Edgar Wolfrum,Peter Fäßler,Reinhard Grohnert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486829947

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 9192

Frankreich: "Erbfeind" oder "Erneuerer"? Die französische Besatzungspolitik von 1945 bis 1949 galt lange als Hindernis für die deutsch-französische Freundschaft. Aber das Bild muß korrigiert werden. Die französische Politik zeichnete sich bei aller Widersprüchlichkeit durch Eigenständigkeit, Originalität und durch Reformansätze aus, die sich an den Zielen von Demokratisierung, Dezentralisierung und Denazifizierung orientierten. Ein Teil der Reformen versandete jedoch, weil sie den Alltagsbedürfnissen der Bevölkerung nicht entsprachen. Dies zeigen die Autoren am Beispiel des Landes Baden. Eindringlich schildern sie, Alltag und Alltagsnot der Menschen und bringen das in Zusammenhang mit der politischen Geschichte. Die Betroffenen empfanden die französischen Vorhaben trotz überzeugender Konzepte häufig als negativ. Diese Kluft wirkte noch lange nach. Ein Beispiel ist die in der französischen Besatzungszone praktizierte Spielart der Entnazifizierung, die "auto-épuration". Sie sollte nicht schematisch, sondern unter Würdigung der individuellen Umstände die wirklich Schuldigen treffen und zugleich, da die Deutschen selbst entscheidend am Verfahren beteiligt waren, eine gründliche Auseinandersetzung mit der Vergangenheit ermöglichen. Die Art der Verwirklichung ließ die "Selbst-Reinigung" scheitern, doch die Idee kann immer noch eine gewisse Plausibilität beanspruchen. Sie war nicht die einzige Besonderheit Nachkriegsbadens innerhalb der Besatzungszonen. Manches aus der Nachkriegszeit Badens ist vergessen worden, war aber keineswegs bedeutungslos. Dieses Buch hilft mit, es wieder bewußt zu machen.

English Media Texts, Past and Present

Language and Textual Structure

Author: Friedrich Ungerer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027250995

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

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This book is among the first to combine a historical view of media texts with a critical look at their textual diversity today. The thirteen chapters cover corpora of early news-papers and pamphlets, present-day news stories and commentaries, TV talk shows and commercials as well as internet presentations. The studies focus on the wide range of text types in 18th century newspapers and the interpersonal strategies of pamphlets; they pursue the development of the persuasive potential of headlines and advertisements right down to the sophisticated postmodernist and multilingual examples of today. Other topics are the definition and structure of news stories and commentaries, the interpersonal and multi-modal aspects of talkshows, and more radically, the questioning of the journalist's role in the age of the internet. Generally the stress is on the attention-getting side of media texts rather than on the manipulative qualities investigated by critical discourse analysis.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication

Author: Alexandra Georgakopoulou,Tereza Spilioti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317439309

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 434

View: 7748

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication provides a comprehensive, state of the art overview of language-focused research on digital communication, taking stock and registering the latest trends that set the agenda for future developments in this thriving and fast moving field. The contributors are all leading figures or established authorities in their areas, covering a wide range of topics and concerns in the following seven sections: • Methods and Perspectives; • Language Resources, Genres, and Discourses; • Digital Literacies; • Digital Communication in Public; • Digital Selves and Online-Offline Lives; • Communities, Networks, Relationships; • New debates and Further directions. This volume showcases critical syntheses of the established literature on key topics and issues and, at the same time, reflects upon and engages with cutting edge research and new directions for study (as emerging within social media). A wide range of languages are represented, from Japanese, Greek, German and Scandinavian languages, to computer-mediated Arabic, Chinese and African languages. The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication will be an essential resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers within English language and linguistics, applied linguistics and media and communication studies.

Das Wunder der wilden Insel

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641194466

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5444

Preisgekrönt und bezaubernd: ein moderner Klassiker Als das Robotermädchen Roz erstmals die Augen öffnet, findet sie sich auf einer wilden, einsamen Insel wieder. Wie sie dorthin gekommen ist und warum, weiß sie nicht. Das Wetter und ein wilder Bär setzen ihr übel zu, und Roz begreift, dass sie sich ihrer Umgebung anpassen muss, wenn sie überleben will. Also beobachtet sie, erlernt die Sprache der Tiere und entdeckt, dass Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft sie weiterbringen. Viele würden das Blechmonster zwar am liebsten verjagen, aber Roz gibt nicht auf. Sie zieht ein Gänseküken auf, und endlich fassen die Tiere Vertrauen. Als Roz dann in großer Gefahr schwebt, stehen sie ihr als Freunde bei.

Media audiences

Author: Marie Gillespie

Publisher: Open Univ Pr


Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 3396

Visit the Understanding Media seriesmicrosite. "This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of research and debate about media audiences, written by some of the leading scholars in the field. It covers a wide range of media genres, from TV news to soaps and reality shows, as well as addressing broader issues, for example to do with globalisation, the social contexts of media use and the power of the media. This is a state-of-the-art textbook, which provides students with the critical tools they need in order to evaluate existing research, and to undertake their own." David Buckingham, Institute of Education, London"The book is important for the broad understanding of media audiences it provides, and for the richness of the learning experience available through the activities and reading extracts that guide the student experience. It is an excellent introduction to the history and traditions of audience research." Virginia Nightingale, University of Western Syney, AustraliaThis book offers an engaging and accessible introduction to key debates in audience studies, drawing on a range of historical, contemporary and cross-cultural case studies.The book includes chapters on: different approaches to researching audiences and how they link to policy and political agendas; how media technologies shape our sensory and social experience; how the media address us as media publics and affect democratic processes; what ethnographic approaches tell us about audiences in different parts of the world; how new forms of interactivity and mobility shift the relations of power between media consumers and producers.The authors take students through these and other topics, using readings from key research and providing carefully designed student activities. Case studies range from the sensational experiences of early twentieth-century film audiences to the activities of reality TV viewers, from the audiences for Indian religious epics to Israeli news viewers' interpretations of news about Palestine.

Analyzing Media Messages

Using Quantitative Content Analysis in Research

Author: Daniel Riff,Stephen Lacy,Frederick Fico

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135912017

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 1469

Analyzing Media Messages is a primer for learning the technique of systematic, quantitative analysis of communication content. Rich with examples of recent and classic applications, it provides solutions to problems encountered in conducting content analysis, and it is written so that students can readily understand and apply the techniques. This thoroughly revised third edition includes current and engaging examples for today's students, in addition to a number of historically important cases. It emphasizes communication of visual imagery and studies of advertising content. Resources on the book’s companion website provide additional materials for students and instructors, including existing protocols, web links, and a bibliography of content analysis methods articles. This volume is intended for use as a primary text for content analysis coursework, or as a supplemental text in research methods courses. It is also an indispensable reference for researchers in mass media fields, political science, and other social and behavioral sciences.

Media Studies

Media History, Media and Society

Author: Pieter J. Fourie

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702176753

Category: Social Science

Page: 514

View: 9361

Exploring the media as an institution, this volume also introduces the topics of media regulation and content. The nature of communications policy is explained, following overviews of internal and external media regulation. Strategic ways of managing the media are discussed in addition to the guide's analysis of the ways that media presents issues of identity, race, gender, sexual orientation, the environment, AIDS, and terrorism.

Analyzing Media Messages

Using Quantitative Content Analysis in Research

Author: Daniel Riffe,Stephen Lacy,Frederick Fico

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135605106

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 4003

Analyzing Media Messages provides a comprehensive and comprehensible guide to conducting content analysis research. It establishes a formal definition of quantitative content analysis; gives step-by-step instruction on designing a content analysis study; and explores in depth research questions that recur in content analysis, in such areas as measurement, sampling, reliability, data analysis, validity, and technology. This Second Edition maintains the concise, accessible approach of the first edition while offering an updated discussion and new examples. The goal of this resource is to make content analysis understandable, and to produce a useful guide for novice and experienced researchers alike. Accompanied by detailed, practical examples of current and classic applications, this volume is appropriate for use as a primary text for content analysis coursework, or as a supplemental text in research methods courses. It is also an indispensable reference for researchers in mass communication fields, political science, and other social and behavioral sciences.

Verteilte Systeme

Konzepte und Design

Author: George F. Coulouris,Jean Dollimore,Tim Kindberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827371867

Category: Electronic data processing

Page: 869

View: 1694


Access Data Analysis Cookbook

Slicing and Dicing to Find the Results You Need

Author: Ken Bluttman,Wayne S. Freeze

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596555214

Category: Computers

Page: 370

View: 3202

If you have large quantities of data in a Microsoft Access database, and need to study that data in depth, this book is a data cruncher's dream. Access Data Analysis Cookbook offers practical recipes to solve a variety of common problems that users have with extracting Access data and performing calculations on it. Each recipe includes a discussion on how and why the solution works. Whether you use Access 2007 or an earlier version, this book will teach you new methods to query data, different ways to move data in and out of Access, how to calculate answers to financial and investment issues, and more. Learn how to apply statistics to summarize business information, how to jump beyond SQL by manipulating data with VBA, how to process dates and times, and even how to reach into the Excel data analysis toolkit. Recipes demonstrate ways to: Develop basic and sophisticated queries Apply aggregate functions, custom functions, regular expressions, and crosstabs Apply queries to perform non-passive activities such as inserting, updating, and deleting data Create and manipulate tables and queries programmatically Manage text-based data, including methods to isolate parts of a string and ways to work with numbers that are stored as text Use arrays, read and write to the Windows registry, encrypt data, and use transaction processing Use the FileSystemObject, use XML with XSLT, communicate with SQL Server, and exchange data with other Office products Find answers from time-based data, such as how to add time, count elapsed time, work with leap years, and how to manage time zones in your calculations Deal with business and finance problems, including methods for calculating depreciation, loan paybacks, and Return on Investment (ROI) Explore statistical techniques, such as frequency, variance, kurtosis, linear regression, combinations and permutations Access Data Analysis Cookbook is a one-stop-shop for extracting nuggets of valuable information from your database, and anyone with Access experience will benefit from these tips and techniques, including seasoned developers. If you want to use your data, and not just store it, you'll find this guide indispensable.

Gespräche mit Seth

Von der ewigen Gültigkeit der Seele

Author: Jane Roberts

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641178657

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

View: 2821

Dieses Buch enthält die weltberühmten Botschaften von Seth, einem „Energiepersönlichkeitskern, der nicht mehr in der physischen Form zentriert ist“. Jane Roberts erhielt diese Botschaften in Trance, ihr Ehemann Robert F. Butts hat sie aufnotiert. Seth spricht über Bewusstsein und Seele, die Existenz anderer Wirklichkeiten, den Gottesbegriff, über Gesundheit, Leben, Tod und das Leben nach dem Tod. Er schafft nicht nur Klarheit über diese Gegenstände, sondern zeigt auch, dass die Seele, jede Seele, über ungeahnte Fähigkeiten der „inneren Wahrnehmung“ verfügt. Auf Grund der inneren Stimme – durch intuitive Einsichten, paranormale Informationen oder Traumbotschaften – hat der Mensch Zugang zur universellen Welt höherer, multidimensionaler Realitäten.

Der Report der Magd


Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492970591

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5545

Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

Die schlimmsten Kinder der Welt

Author: David Walliams

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644402833

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8219

Möchtest du die schlimmsten Kinder der Welt kennenlernen? Hier sind sie, die zehn katastrophalsten Knaben und monströsesten Mädel! Wie zum Beispiel Sofia Sofa, die schon so lange auf dem Sofa sitzt und fernsieht, dass sie sich selbst in eins verwandelt! Oder der Sabbernde Sascha, der durch seine Sabberei einen ganzen Schulausflug ins Wasser fallen lässt! Und wer könnte Heulsuse Heidi vergessen – die quengelige große Schwester, die andauernd Lügen erzählt?! Welch eine herrliche Sammlung der weltschlimmsten Geschichten, geschrieben von David Walliams, dem weltbesten Autor der Welt, illustriert mit den farbigsten Illustrationen der Welt von Tony Ross!

Media Talk: Conversation Analysis And The Study Of Broadcasting

Conversation analysis and the study of broadcasting

Author: Hutchby, Ian

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335209955

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

View: 7260

Media Talk provides an accessible introduction to the analysis of the spoken word by examining linguistic and discursive aspects of broadcast media. Beginning with the observation that talk is central to all genres of radio and television, Ian Hutchby examines the forms of speech used by broadcasters as their primary means of communicating with audiences. He looks at a range of media forms and genres, including televised audience debates, confrontational TV talk shows such as Oprah Winfrey and Ricki Lake, open-line talk radio shows, advice-giving broadcasts, news interviews and political panel discussions. Hutchby argues that the study of talk provides insights into the very nature of mass communication, and invites the reader into further consideration of a range of important issues, such as the relationship between broadcasters and audiences, and the public role of media output. The book not only describes the role of media talk but also provides detailed examples of analytical tools. It is key reading for students on courses in language and the media, media discourse, communication and cultural studies.

Empirico-Statistical Analysis of Narrative Material and its Applications to Historical Dating

Volume I: The Development of the Statistical Tools Volume II: The Analysis of Ancient and Medieval Records

Author: A.T. Fomenko

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792326045

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 7054

These two volumes which concern mathematical statistical chronology represent a major, unique work and are the first of its kind published in the English language. A comprehensive set of mathematical and statistical techniques is presented for the analysis of chronological data. These include, as main tool, the means to compare texts and other sequential data and the ability to judge them in terms of similarity and, hence, closeness. These techniques constitute a new important trend in applied statistics. Volume I concentrates mainly on the development of the mathematical statistical tools and their application to astronomical data, including the Almagest and simulated data (to test the validity of the methods). Substantial material dealing with historical data and chronology is also included. Volume II concentrates on the application of these tools to narrative texts and ancient and medieval records (such as Egyptian, Byzantine, Roman, Greek, Babylonian, etc.). An astonishing wealth of historical data is considered. The conclusions which are drawn concerning the accepted chronological dating of events in ancient history will certainly provoke controversy and serious debate. These two volumes provide the necessary background and material for intelligent participation in such debates. For statisticians, historians, astronomers, archaeologists, and others with an interest in the integrity of historical dating and the means to analyze this.