Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Author: Stanley Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136807039

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 8458

'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.


Klang Wahrnehmung Emotion

Author: Thomas Görne

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446449043

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 278

View: 6069

Das anschauliche Lehrbuch zur Tongestaltung Wie erzielen Sie mit Klang emotionale Wirkung? Welche technischen Werkzeuge und welche gestalterischen Methoden stehen Ihnen zur Verfügung? Dieses Buch vermittelt anhand zahlreicher Filmszenen die vielfältigen Methoden zur Klanggestaltung im Film. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt liegt auf der Untersuchung der emotionalen Wirkung von Klängen und den Wechselwirkungen zwischen Bild und Ton. Dabei werden verschiedene Fachgebiete einbezogen: Informationstheorie, Tontechnik und Psychoakustik. In diesem umfassenden Lehrbuch lernen Sie alle wichtigen Werkzeuge des Sounddesigns kennen. Die detaillierte Analyse zahlreicher Filmszenen fördert außerdem das Verständnis der Feinheiten filmischer Einstellungen. Es eignet sich daher für Studierende in Medienstudiengängen, aber auch für Mediengestalter, Tontechniker, Musiker, Regisseure und Kameraleute.


Warum wir uns auf Außerirdische vorbereiten müssen

Author: Daniel Gerritzen

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440152162

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 3029

Die Wissenschaft ist sich einig: Der Kontakt mit Außerirdischen ist keine Utopie, sondern nur eine Frage der Zeit. Dieses Buch stellt erstmals die in der Forschung entwickelten Szenarien für den Ernstfall vor. Was passiert, wenn wir in unserem „Versteck“ Erde entdeckt werden? Werden die Regierungen uns überhaupt informieren? Wie reagieren die Medien? Wissenschaftlich fundiert und äußerst spannend beschreibt Daniel Gerritzen die Auswirkungen eines Erstkontakts auf die Menschheit und zeigt, wie riskant es ist, dieses Thema zu verdrängen. Mit einem Vorwort von Wissenschaftsthriller-Autor Karl Olsberg.

Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks

The Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene

Author: Travis D. Stimeling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199831912

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 4723

Country music of the late 1960s and early 1970s was a powerful symbol of staunch conservative resistance to the emerging counterculture. But starting around 1972, the city of Austin, Texas became host to a growing community of musicians, entrepreneurs, journalists, and fans who saw country music as a part of their collective heritage and sought to merge it with countercultural ideals to forge a distinctly Texan counterculture. Progressive country music-a hybrid of country music and rock-blossomed in this growing Austin community, as it played out the contradictions at work among its residents. The music was at once firmly grounded in the traditional Texan culture in which they had been raised, and profoundly affected by their newly radicalized, convention-flouting ways. In Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene, Travis Stimeling connects the local Austin culture and the progressive music that became its trademark. He presents a colorful range of evidence, from behavior and dress, to newspaper articles, to personal interviews of musicians. Along the way, Stimeling uncovers parodies of the cosmic cowboy image that reinforce the longing for a more peaceful way of life, but that also recognize an awareness of the muddled, conflicted nature of this counterculture identity. Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks provides new insight into the inner workings of Austin's progressive country music scene-by bringing the music and musicians brilliantly to life.

Understanding Media

The Extensions of Man

Author: Marshall McLuhan

Publisher: London : Routledge

ISBN: 9780415253970

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 7841

Written 20 years before the PC revolution and 30 years before the rise of the Internet, Marshall McLuhan believed that the message of electronic media foretold the end of humanity as it was known.


eine Bildmonographie

Author: Gabriele Lieselotte Ewenz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518583777

Category: Philosophers

Page: 309

View: 1689


Das Medium ist die Botschaft

The Medium is the message

Author: Marshall McLuhan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865724007


Page: 302

View: 9945


King Solomon's Ring

Author: Konrad Lorenz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134498926

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 2038

Solomon, the legend goes, had a magic ring which enabled him to speak to the animals in their own language. Konrad Lorenz was gifted with a similar power of understanding the animal world. He was that rare beast, a brilliant scientist who could write (and indeed draw) beautifully. He did more than any other person to establish and popularize the study of how animals behave, receiving a Nobel Prize for his work. King Solomon's Ring, the book which brought him worldwide recognition, is a delightful treasury of observations and insights into the lives of all sorts of creatures, from jackdaws and water-shrews to dogs, cats and even wolves. Charmingly illustrated by Lorenz himself, this book is a wonderfully written introduction to the world of our furred and feathered friends, a world which often provides an uncanny resemblance to our own. A must for any animal-lover!

Optische Medien

Berliner Vorlesung 1999

Author: Friedrich A. Kittler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mass media

Page: 331

View: 8031


Die Verdammten dieser Erde

Author: Frantz Fanon,Jean-Paul Sartre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518371688

Category: Afrika - Entkolonialisierung

Page: 266

View: 4614


Die feinen Unterschiede

Kritik der gesellschaftlichen Urteilskraft

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518576250

Category: Aesthetics, French

Page: 877

View: 1533

Die Analyse des kulturellen Konsums ist für alle von Interesse, die geneigt sind, ihre eigenen, meist als selbstverständlich aufgefassten kulturellen Vorlieben und Praktiken zu prüfen. Der Reiz und das Verdienst des Buches liegen darin, dass der Autor immer im Kontakt zum konkreten Alltag bleibt. Die Lektüre der Feinen Unterschiede wird ein spannender Selbsterfahrungsprozess.

Postdramatisches Theater

Author: Hans-Thies Lehmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886612840

Category: Experimental theater

Page: 506

View: 3905



IIAS Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social sciences

Page: N.A

View: 1066


Understanding Radio

Author: Andrew Crisell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134850395

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 1799

'... a highly imaginative and often very entertaining book ... which ... probably says more than any other available text about the limitations and possibilities of present forms of radio.' Professor Laurie Taylor on the first edition of Understanding Radio Understanding Radio is a fully revised edition of a key radio textbook. Andrew Crisell explores how radio processes genres such as news, drama and comedy in highly distinctive ways, and how the listener's use of the medium has important implications for audience studies. He explains why the sound medium, even more than television, has played such a crucial role in the development of modern popular culture. The book also introduces students to the broadcasting landscape in a time of great change for national and local radio provision. Understanding Radio will be essential reading both to students of media and to those with a practical involvement in programme production. This new edition includes: a revised history of radio bringing the reader right up to date a brand new chapter on 'talk-and-music' radio, the format adopted by many of the new stations. Andrew Crisell lectures in communication and media studies at the University of Sunderland. He has written widely on radio and co-founded Wear FM, winner of the 1992 Sony 'Radio Station of the Year' award.

Die Welt des Parmenides

der Ursprung des europäischen Denkens

Author: Karl R. Popper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492240710


Page: 480

View: 4881

Ein Leben lang hat sich der aus Wien stammende Philosoph Karl R. Popper mit den Vorsokratikern Parmenides, Xenophanes, Heraklit und anderen auseinandergesetzt. Europa verdankt ihnen die Grundlegung seiner Philosophie, seiner Wissenschaft und seines Humanismus. In dieser einzigartigen Sammlung von Texten wird deutlich, wie die Urväter der Philosophie und Naturwissenschaft Probleme durchdacht haben. Popper zeigt in seiner klaren Sprache die erstaunliche Vielfalt und ungebrochene Aktualität frühgriechischen Denkens. >Parmenides öffnete mir die Augen für die poetische Schönheit der Erde und des gestirnten Himmels. Er lehrte mich, sie mit neuem Forscherblick zu betrachten.