Eco Media

Author: Sean Cubitt

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042018853

Category: Nature

Page: 168

View: 1564

EcoMeida sets out to understand the ways ecological concerns are mediated through popular film and television. In case studies of Japanese animation, wildlife documentary, TV drama and Hollywood and art house cinema, Sean Cubitt traces the conflicted working of the popular imagination of global warming, eco-terrorism, bio-security, genetic modification, environmental ethics and our fraught relationships with animals. Drawing on the work of Habermas, Flusser, Luhmann and Latour among many others, Cubitt argues that, far from distorting the truth or closing down relationship between us and our environments, the technological media are integral to communication between humans and the green world.


Key Issues

Author: Stephen Rust,Salma Monani,Sean Cubitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317670566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 6724

Ecomedia: Key Issues is a comprehensive textbook introducing the burgeoning field of ecomedia studies to provide an overview of the interface between environmental issues and the media globally. Linking the world of media production, distribution, and consumption to environmental understandings, the book addresses ecological meanings encoded in media texts, the environmental impacts of media production, and the relationships between media and cultural perceptions of the environment. Each chapter introduces a distinct type of media, addressing it in a theoretical overview before engaging with specific case studies. In this way, the book provides an accessible introduction to each form of media as well as a sophisticated analysis of relevant cases. The book includes contributions from a combination of new voices and well-established media scholars from across the globe who examine the basic concepts and key issues of ecomedia studies. The concepts of "frames," "flow", and "convergence" structure a dynamic collection divided into three parts. The first part addresses traditional visual texts, such as comics, photography, and film. The second part of the book addresses traditional broadcast media, such as radio, and television, and the third part looks at new media, such as advertising, video games, the internet, and digital renderings of scientific data. In its breadth and scope, Ecomedia: Key Issues presents a unique survey of rich scholarship at the confluence of Media Studies and Environmental Studies. The book is written in an engaging and accessible style, with each chapter including case studies, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading.


ecological strategies in today's art

Author: Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub


Category: Art

Page: 230

View: 6928

Edited by Sabine Himmelsbach. Text by Sabine Himmelsbach, Karin Ohlenschlager, Yvonne Volkart, Christoph Spehr, Roger I. Malina.

Keywords for Environmental Studies

Author: Joni Adamson,William A. Gleason,David N. Pellow

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814724442

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 7034

Understandings of “nature” have expanded and changed, but the word has not lost importance at any level of discourse: it continues to hold a key place in conversations surrounding thought, ethics, and aesthetics. Nowhere is this more evident than in the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies. Keywords for Environmental Studies analyzes the central terms and debates currently structuring the most exciting research in and across environmental studies, including the environmental humanities, environmental social sciences, sustainability sciences, and the sciences of nature. Sixty essays from humanists, social scientists, and scientists, each written about a single term, reveal the broad range of quantitative and qualitative approaches critical to the state of the field today. From “ecotourism” to “ecoterrorism,” from “genome” to “species,” this accessible volume illustrates the ways in which scholars are collaborating across disciplinary boundaries to reach shared understandings of key issues—such as extreme weather events or increasing global environmental inequities— in order to facilitate the pursuit of broad collective goals and actions. This book underscores the crucial realization that every discipline has a stake in the central environmental questions of our time, and that interdisciplinary conversations not only enhance, but are requisite to environmental studies today.

Trainingshandbuch Recherche

Informationsbeschaffung professionell

Author: Netzwerk Recherche

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322956482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

View: 8064

Erfahrene Recherche-Trainer haben ein Team gebildet und zahlreiche Modellkurse, Fallbeispiele, Übungen, Tipps und Tricks zur Optimierung der Recherche-Techniken zusammengestellt. Eine Fundgrube für alle, die Recherche besser vermitteln wollen und all diejenigen, die sich beruflich der Informationsbeschaffung widmen.

Recharting Media Studies

Essays on Neglected Media Critics

Author: Philip Bounds,Mala Jagmohan

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039110155

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 321

View: 1138

Scholars in Media Studies increasingly take the view that our understanding of the history of the discipline is deeply inadequate. It is now widely recognised that a large number of important media analysts have simply been omitted from the standard histories. This book aims to fill in some of the gaps by examining the work of eleven neglected writers, each of whom has made a seminal contribution to the analysis of the media but whose work rarely appears in student textbooks, anthologies and readers. In keeping with the interdisciplinary ambitions of contemporary Media Studies, the selected thinkers are drawn from a wide range of historical periods and intellectual backgrounds. There are chapters on sociologists, creative writers, cultural theorists, art critics, journalists and even ancient Greek philosophers. The aims of the book are by no means purely antiquarian. The contributors believe that a revival of interest in the work of their chosen writers can go a long way towards revitalising Media Studies, especially by (1) drawing attention to a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches which have yet to be adequately exploited, (2) suggesting new areas of research, and (3) transforming our understanding of the historical development of Media Studies.

Ecologies of the Moving Image

Cinema, Affect, Nature

Author: Adrian J. Ivakhiv

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554589061

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 435

View: 6522

This book presents an ecophilosophy of cinema: an account of the moving image in relation to the lived ecologies – material, social, and perceptual relations – within which movies are produced, consumed, and incorporated into cultural life. If cinema takes us on mental and emotional journeys, the author argues that those journeys that have reshaped our understanding of ourselves, life, and the Earth and universe. A range of styles are examined, from ethnographic and wildlife documentaries, westerns and road movies, sci-fi blockbusters and eco-disaster films to the experimental and art films of Tarkovsky, Herzog, Malick, and Brakhage, to YouTube’s expanding audio-visual universe.

Italian Ecocinema Beyond the Human

Author: Elena Past

Publisher: New Directions in National Cin

ISBN: 9780253039484

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 9210

Italian Ecocinema Beyond the Human is an ecocritical study of five Italian films. It explores the ways in which on-location filming impacts the relationships between the production crew and the environment, and ultimately the story told in the resulting cinematic narrative.

Ecocinema Theory and Practice

Author: Stephen Rust,Salma Monani,Sean Cubitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415899427

Category: Art

Page: 325

View: 6342

Ecocinema Theory and Practice is the first collection of its kind--an anthology that offers a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing field of eco-film criticism, a branch of critical scholarship that investigates cinema's intersections with environmental understandings. It references seminal readings through cutting edge research and is designed as an introduction to the field as well as a sourcebook. It defines ecocinema studies, sketches its development over the past twenty years, provides theoretical frameworks for moving forward, and presents eloquent examples of the practice of eco-film criticism through essays written by the field's leading and emerging scholars. From explicitly environmental films such as Werner Herzong's Grizzly Man and Roland Emmerich's The Day After Tomorrow to less obvious examples like Errol Morris's Fast, Cheap & Out of Control and Christopher Nolan's Inception, the pieces in this collection comprehensively interrogate the breadth of ecocinema. Ecocinema Theory and Practice also directs readers to further study through lists of recommended readings, professional organizations, and relevant periodicals.


Critical Essays

Author: Rayson K. Alex,S. Susan Deborah

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137562242

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 213

View: 1192

This book features ten critical essays on ecodocumentaries written by eminent scholars from India, USA, Ireland, Finland and Turkey in the area of ecocinema studies. Situating social documentaries with explicit ecological form and content, the volume takes relational positions on political, cultural and conservational aspects of natures and cultures in various cultural contexts. Documentaries themed around issues such as electronic waste, animal rights, land ethics, pollution of river, land grabbing, development and exotic plants are some of the topics ecocritiqued in this volume.

Der Ruf der Wildnis


Author: Jack London

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 374485258X

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 8455

Der Hund Buck ist der Held des Bestsellers Ruf der Wildnis von Jack London. Buck, eine Mischung aus Bernhardiner und schottischem Schäferhund, führt in Kalifornien das geruhsame Leben eines Haushunds. Als gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts der Goldrausch in Alaska seinen Höhepunkt erreicht, ziehen Tausende von Goldsuchern an die eiskalten Flüsse des Klondike-Gebietes, um die Flussbecken nach Goldnuggets zu durchsuchen. Kräftige Hunde, die sich als Schlittenhund eignen, werden in den Vereinigten Staaten knapp und teuer. Deshalb wird Buck von seinem Hof gestohlen und an einen Händler verkauft. In der Wildnis Alaskas wechselt der Hund in der Dynamik des Goldrausches mehrfach den Besitzer. Buck muss sich ständig an neue Umgebungen anpassen, gegen die Härten der winterlichen Natur durchsetzen und immer wieder seinen Platz in der Hackordnung der Schlittenhunde verteidigen. Zunehmend entfernt sich Buck von dem zivilisierten Verhalten eines Hofhunds und akzeptiert das in der Wildnis geltende Recht des Stärkeren, um zu überleben. Buck wird durch Zufall aus dem Besitz eines besonders skrupellosen Hundebesitzers befreit und folgt fortan seinem Retter John Thornton. Das Tier entwickelt eine enge Beziehung zu Thornton. Doch weiterhin spürt Buck den Ruf der Wildnis in sich. Der Roman Ruf der Wildnis (engl.: The Call of the Wild) erschien erstmals 1903. Es ist eines der erfolgreichsten Werke Jack Londons und zählt zu den Klassikern der nordamerikanischen Literatur. Der Ruf der Wildnis ist bis heute ein Bestseller geblieben. In Ruf der Wildnis greift Jack London auf seine eigenen Erfahrungen als Goldgräber in Alaska aus den Jahren 1897/98 zurück. Jack London lebte von 1876 bis 1916. Er wuchs in Oakland (Kalifornien) in einfachen Verhältnissen auf. Er arbeitete unter anderem als Matrose, Gelegenheitsarbeiter und Goldsucher. Bekannt wurde er durch die Bestseller Der Ruf der Wildnis und Der Seewolf. Beide Werke wurden mehrmals verfilmt.

Digital Aesthetics

Author: Sean Cubitt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446226638

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 6985

The aesthetic nature and purposes of computer culture in the contemporary world are investigated in this book. Sean Cubitt casts a cool eye on the claims of cybertopians, tracing the globalization of the new medium and enquiring into its effects on subjectivity and sociality. Drawing on historical scholarship, philosophical aesthetics and the literature of cyberculture, the author argues for a genuine democracy beyond the limitations of the free market and the global corporation. Digital arts are identified as having a vital part to play in this process. Written in a balanced and penetrating style, the book both conveniently summarizes a huge literature and sets a new agenda for research and theory.

Media Life

Author: Mark Deuze

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745650007

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

View: 2184

'Media Life' is a primer on how we may think of our lives as lived in - rather than with - media. The book uses the way media functions today as a prism to understand key issues in contemporary society, where reality is open source, identities are always under construction, and private life is lived in public forever more.

Frederic W. Harmer: A Scientific Biography

Author: John A. Kington

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331907704X

Category: Science

Page: 97

View: 987

Comprising the first definitive account of the geological and palaeometeorological studies made by the British geologist, Frederic W. Harmer (1835-1924) this book contributes a previously missing chapter to the history of science. The main objective of the author is to ensure that the scientific work of Harmer, which unfortunately has been widely neglected or forgotten, becomes more generally known and acknowledged. The balance of this deficiency will be redressed by bringing to light in this volume his contributions to the history of science to an audience of academic and lay readers of the current literature.