Popular Reality

Journalism and Popular Culture

Author: John Hartley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780340584897

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

View: 8741

Popular Reality is a major new study of journalism in modernity. For the first time, journalism is treated as a textual system, a "mediasphere" without which modernity's twin energies--the pursuit of freedom and comfort--could not have enjoyed their social and global reach. Hartley provides a wealth of theoretical analysis and historical detail to reconceptualize the significance of modern journalism from the point of view of its greatest creation--popular readerships.

Pop Culture China!

Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

Author: Kevin Latham

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851095829

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 9183

Looks at popular culture in China, including television, motion pictures, mass media, sports, literature, and lifestyles.

The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture

Author: Toby Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136175954

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

View: 4112

Research on popular culture is a dynamic, fast-growing domain. In scholarly terms, it cuts across many areas, including communication studies, sociology, history, American studies, anthropology, literature, journalism, folklore, economics, and media and cultural studies. The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture provides an authoritative, up-to-date, intellectually broad, internationally-aware, and conceptually agile guide to the most important aspects of popular culture scholarship. Specifically, this Companion includes: interdisciplinary models and approaches for analyzing popular culture; wide-ranging case studies; discussions of economic and policy underpinnings; analysis of textual manifestations of popular culture; examinations of political, social, and cultural dynamics; and discussions of emerging issues such as ecological sustainability and labor. Featuring scholarly voices from across six continents, The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture presents a nuanced and wide-ranging survey of popular culture research.

Multicultural Dilemmas

Identity, Difference, Otherness

Author: Wojciech Kalaga,Marzena Kubisz

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631567524

Category: Drama

Page: 187

View: 9086

Multiculturalism has recently become a word without which hardly any discussion of identity, nationality or historical and ideological narratives seems possible. However, the popularity of this word and its current usefulness should not obscure the fact that the concept itself is not an easy and obvious one: many apparently firm assumptions have been disputed from a multicultural perspective, while there are still a great number of social, cultural and political spheres which need to be re-defined and re-articulated as some dominant notions and symbols have been subverted by recognition of the diversity of subjective positions and cultural identities. The concept of multiculturalism assumes that our identities - both individual and collective - are shaped by our relationships with others. This volume addresses issues of multiculturalism and identity in culture and reveals a wide spectrum of perspectives from which we look at the Other/the Unfamiliar/the Unknown. It is an attempt to reveal the patterns and practices our culture has used in order to envisage, negate or welcome the Other, and seeks to contribute to the ongoing discussion about multiculturalism.

Journalism and Popular Culture

Author: Peter Dahlgren,Colin Sparks,Professor Colin Sparks

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446230640

Category: Journalism

Page: 224

View: 6872

In counterpoint to conventional examinations of images of journalism which tend to concentrate on its informational role in the political process, this book provides a lively analysis of journalism in its other guise - as entertainment. In a series of interrelated studies, the authors examine the theoretical problems in assessing popular journalism and consider common examples of its manifestations - its relationship to media stars, the coverage of sport, and the presentation of news in a popular' form.

Schlüsselwerke der Cultural Studies

Author: Andreas Hepp,Friedrich Krotz,Tanja Thomas

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531152219

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

View: 8888

Der vorliegende Band führt in einem doppelten Sinn in die ‚Schlüsselwerke’ der Cultural Studies mit einem Schwerpunkt auf ihren medienanalytischen Ansatz ein: Sein erster Teil stellt grundlegende theoretische Bezugsfelder anhand von Autoren vor, die für die Entwicklung der Cultural Studies zentral sind. Im zweiten Teil werden wesentliche Bereiche der Cultural Studies anhand der Werke zentraler Vertreterinnen und Vertreter dargestellt. Auf diese Weise eröffnet das Buch 'Schlüsselwerke der Cultural Studies' einen umfassenden Einstieg in diesen aktuellen und kritischen Zugang der Medien-, Kommunikations- und Kulturforschung.

No Caption Needed

Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy

Author: Robert Hariman,John Louis Lucaites

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226316068

Category: History

Page: 419

View: 1625

In No Caption Needed, Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites provide the definitive study of the iconic photograph as a dynamic form of public art. Their critical analyses of nine individual icons explore the photographs themselves and their subsequent circulation through an astonishing array of media, including stamps, posters, billboards, editorial cartoons, TV shows, Web pages, tattoos, and more. Iconic images are revealed as models of visual eloquence, signposts for collective memory, means of persuasion across the political spectrum, and a crucial resource for critical reflection. Arguing against the conventional belief that visual images short-circuit rational deliberation and radical critique, Hariman and Lucaites make a bold case for the value of visual imagery in a liberal-democratic society. No Caption Needed is a compelling demonstration of photojournalism’s vital contribution to public life.

In the Vernacular

A Generation of Australian Culture and Controversy

Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702241199

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 1858

Collecting important works from one of Australia's leading scholars of media, culture, and policy, this study brings sharper focus upon both historical and industrial contexts. Engaging with the global debate on multiethnic societies by focusing on creativity ?t the margins,?this survey argues that industrial and social trends in media, communications, and culture are outstripping the academic frameworks that were erected to deal with them.

The Press and Popular Culture

Author: Martin Conboy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761966616

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

View: 9631

In this book, Martin Conboy unpicks the complex and dynamic relationship between the popular press and popular culture. Rejecting approaches to popular culture which restrict themselves to the contemporary, Conboy argues for the importance of an historical perspective in understanding the contemporary relationship between the popular and the press. The Press and Popular Culture offers: A much-needed critical history of the popular press -from the Early Modern Period to the present day A comparative analysis of the emergence of the popular press in the US and Britain An approach to the role played by the popular press in the formation of popular culture which emphasizes the use of language

The Media in Question

Popular Cultures and Public Interests

Author: Kees Brants,Joke Hermes,Liesbet van Zoonen,Professor Liesbet Van Zoonen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446238141

Category: Journalistic ethics

Page: 192

View: 7366

This collection of innovative essays sets the agenda for a revitalized debate on the hybrid communicative practices that constitute the (post)modern media landscape and which cross the boundaries between fact and fiction, information and entertainment, public knowledge and popular culture. In this challenging and provocative collection, the contributors rethink key issues - the meaning of the public interest, the quality of media performance and (de)regulation. In the process they raise topics rarely addressed in normative media theories, for example, the ethics of sports reporting, the moral reasoning in popular culture and the required professional standards for infotainment genres such as reality television and gossip journalism.

Reality TV

Realism and Revelation

Author: Anita Biressi,Heather Nunn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850263

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 9337

This book analyses new and hybrid genres of television including observational documentaries, talk shows, game shows, docu-soaps, dramatic reconstructions, law and order programming and 24/7 formats such as Big Brother and Survivor.

Masculinities And Culture

Author: Beynon, John

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335199887

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 4533

This book explores the socio-historical and cultural formation, enactment and representation of masculinities in a range of sites, both in the past and today. In so doing, the author draws on a wide range of resources, including literature, film, historical material, before giving students ideas and guidelines to enable them to carry out their own research.

Feminism in Popular Culture

Author: Joanne Hollows,Rachel Moseley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic


Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 2906

What is the relationship between feminism and popular culture? Has there been a "backlash" against feminism, or is feminism incorporated into the mainstream? Can feminism learn from popular culture? This book explores these questions through a diverse range of texts and sites, including: Bridget Jones, African-American music videos, news coverage, radio shows, the Scream trilogy, Sex and the City, hip hop, and more. The book does not assume that popular culture could benefit from a feminist "makeover," instead, it analyzes how different meanings of feminism have been negotiated within popular culture and how popular culture has made sense of feminism.

Rogue Flows

Trans-Asian Cultural Traffic

Author: Kōichi Iwabuchi,Stephen Muecke,Mandy Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789622096981

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 2641

Rogue Flows brings together some of the best and most knowledgeable writers on consumption and cultural theory to chart the under-explored field of cultural flows and consumption across different regions in Asia, and the importance of these flows in constituting contemporary Asian national identities. It offers innovative possibilities for envisioning how the transfer of popular and consumer culture (such as TV, music, film, advertising and commodities) across Asian countries has produced a new form of cross-cultural fertilisation within Asian societies, which does not merely copy Western counterparts. Rogue Flows is unique in its investigation of how “Asianness” is being exploited by Asian transnational cultural industries and how it is involved in the new power relations of the region. It is an important contribution to the literature of Asian cultural studies.


Print, Politics and Popular Culture

Author: Ann Curthoys,Julianne Schultz

Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)

ISBN: 9780702231377

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 331

View: 3083


Journalism Across Boundaries

The Promises And Challenges Of Transnational And Transborder Journalism

Author: K. Grieves

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137272651

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 226

View: 3367

Journalistic activity crosses national borders in creative and sometimes unexpected ways. Drawing on many interviews and newsroom observation, this book addresses an overlooked but important aspect of international journalism by examining how journalists carry out their daily work at the transnational and regional transborder level.

Environmental Risks and the Media

Author: Barbara Adam,Stuart Allan,Cynthia Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134610920

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 3824

Environmental Risks and the Media explores the ways in which environmental risks, threats and hazards are represented, transformed and contested by the media. At a time when popular conceptions of the environment as a stable, natural world with which humanity interferes are being increasingly contested, the medias methods of encouraging audiences to think about environmental risks - from the BSE or 'mad cow' crisis to global climate change - are becoming more and more controversial. Examining large-scale disasters, as well as 'everyday' hazards, the contributors consider the tensions between entertainment and information in media coverage of the environment. How do the media frame 'expert', 'counter-expert' and 'lay public' definitions of environmental risk? What role do environmental pressure groups like Greenpeace or 'eco-warriors' and 'green guerrillas' play in shaping what gets covered and how? Does the media emphasis on spectacular events at the expense of issue-sensitive reporting exacerbate the public tendency to overestimate sudden and violent risks and underestimate chronic long-term ones?

뉴스의 사회학

Author: 마이클 셔드슨

Publisher: CommunicationBooks

ISBN: 8957113819


Page: N.A

View: 7337

[뉴스의 사회학]은 저널리즘의 정의, 뉴스 미디어 효과, 뉴스 생산 과정과 구성요소, 21세기 뉴스 지형 변화를 설명하는 책이다. 현재 저널리즘 현장에서 무엇이 일어나고 있는지, 그리고 이에 대해 학문적으로 어떻게 이해해야 하는지를 동시에 검토하면서 종합적으로 분석한다. 각 장은 지난 10년간 뉴스 산업의 지형을 바꾸어 놓았던 근본적인 변화를 새로운 시각에서 설명하고 있다. 뉴스 연구자와 일반 독자 모두에게 폭넓은 시각을 제공할 것이다.