What Media Classes Really Want to Discuss

A Student Guide

Author: Greg Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136934197

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 168

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You probably already have a clear idea of what a "discussion guide for students" is: a series of not-very-interesting questions at the end of a textbook chapter. Instead of triggering thought-provoking class discussion, all too often these guides are time-consuming and ineffective. This is not that kind of discussion guide. What Media Classes Really Want To Discuss focuses on topics that introductory textbooks generally ignore, although they are prominent in students’ minds. Using approachable prose, this book will give students a more precise critical language to discuss “common sense” phenomena about media. The book acknowledges that students begin introductory film and television courses thinking they already know a great deal about the subject. What Media Classes Really Want To Discuss provides students with a solid starting point for discussing their assumptions critically and encourages the reader to argue with the book, furthering the 'discussion' on media in everyday life and in the classroom.
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The American Television Industry

Author: Michael Curtin,Jane Shattuc

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844575756

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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In an age of proliferating choices, television nevertheless remains the most popular medium in the United States.Americans spend more time with TV than ever before, and many 'new media' forms, such as blu-ray movies, Hulu videos, and Internet widgets, are produced and delivered by the world s most lucrative and powerful television industry. Yet that industry has undergone profound changes since the 1980s, moving from a three-network oligopoly to a sprawling range of channels and services dominated by a handful of major conglomerates. Viewers cannow accesshundreds of channels at all hours of the day and can search and select from hundreds of thousands of individual programmeson video and Internet services. This diversity has fragmented the size of television audiences and transformed relationships between viewers and television companies. Unlike the first fifty years of television, today'sindustry leaderscan no longer rely on mass audiences and steady revenue flows from big-budget advertisers, and this in turn affects their programming and production strategies.
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Watching YouTube

Extraordinary Videos by Ordinary People

Author: Michael Strangelove

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442610670

Category: Computers

Page: 265

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Michael Strangelove provides a broad overview of the world of amateur online videos and the people who make them. He describes how online digital video is both similar to and different from traditional home-movie-making and argues that we are moving into a post-television era characterized by mass participation. --from publisher description.
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Understanding Film Theory

Author: Ruth Doughty,Christine Etherington-Wright

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137587962

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 375

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Film theory has a reputation for being challenging. Often requiring time and effort to fully grasp it and seeming rather old-fashioned, it can be difficult to approach the subject with enthusiasm and appreciate its relevance to modern day. Understanding Film Theory aims to disassociate theory from these connotations and bring a fresh, modern and accessible approach to the discipline. Now comprehensively updated in a second edition, the book’s sixteen chapters - including a new chapter on Adaptations - continue to provide an insight into the main areas of debate. Taking the application of theory as its central theme, the text incorporates a number of innovative features: ‘Reflect and Respond’ sections encourage readers to engage critically with theoretical concepts, while seminal texts are concisely summarised without oversimplifying key points. Throughout the book the authors illustrate why theory is important and demonstrate how it can be applied in a meaningful way, with relevant case studies drawn from both classic and contemporary cinema including: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Run Lola Run (1998), The Hunger Games (2012), Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013) and The Lego Movie (2014). Additional case studies address key genres (the British Gangster film and the musical), film movements (Dogme 95), individual actors (Ryan Gosling, Judi Dench and Amitabh Bachchan) and directors (Alfred Hitchcock and Guillermo del Toro). Understanding Film Theory is an approachable and extensive introduction to film theory. It is the ideal entry point for any student studying film, using clear definitions and explaining complex ideas succinctly.
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Contemporary Australian Cinema

An Introduction

Author: Jonathan Rayner

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719053276

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 203

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"Contemporary Australian Cinema" provides an introduction to the products and context of the new Australian film industry which arose toward the end of the 1960s. The development of Australian film, in terms of prominent directors and stars, consistent themes and styles and evolving genres, is traced through analysis of the most successful and best known feature films. The evolution of the film genres peculiar to Australia, and the adaptation of conventional Hollywood forms (such as the musical and the road movie) are examined in detail through textual readings of landmark films. Clear and concise, it joins Contemporary French cinema and Contemporary Spanish cinema as an ideal introductory textbook for students of film those with an interest in cinema.
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Asian Americans and the Media

Author: Kent A. Ono,Vincent Pham

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745642748

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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This volume provides an overview of the complex relationship between Asian Americans and the media. It looks at the involvement of Asian Americans in the media industries and how alternative and independent media counteract traditional stereotypes.
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Talk at Work

Interaction in Institutional Settings

Author: Paul Drew,John Heritage

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521376334

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 596

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Talk at Work is a major collection of studies of language and interaction in a wide variety of institutional and workplace settings, including doctor-patient consultations, legal hearings, mass media, job interviews, visits by health visitors, psychiatric interviews, and calls to emergency services. A theoretical overview of the distinctive contribution made by conversation analysis to our understanding of talk in institutional contexts is followed by reports of the contributors' original empirical research.
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Nation on Wheels

The Automobile Culture in America Since 1945

Author: Mark S. Foster

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155075429

Category: History

Page: 216

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Examines the impact of the automobile on American society since the end of World War Two in the areas of mass transit, development of the United Auto Workers, rise of suburbia, auto racing, and the automobile's relationship to the youth culture.
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Between Pen and Pixel

Comics, Materiality, and the Book of the Future

Author: Aaron Kashtan

Publisher: Studies in Comics and Cartoons

ISBN: 9780814213643

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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"Through case studies of the work of Alison Bechdel, Matt Kindt, Lynda Barry, Carla Speed McNeil, Chris Ware, and Randall Munroe, this monograph argues that paying attention to comics helps us understand the future of the book"--
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Cognitive Media Theory

Author: Ted Nannicelli,Paul Taberham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136226095

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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Across the academy, scholars are debating the question of what bearing scientific inquiry has upon the humanities. The latest addition to the AFI Film Readers series, Cognitive Media Theory takes up this question in the context of film and media studies. This collection of essays by internationally recognized researchers in film and media studies, psychology, and philosophy offers film and media scholars and advanced students an introduction to contemporary cognitive media theory—an approach to the study of diverse media forms and content that draws upon both the methods and explanations of the sciences and the humanities. Exploring topics that range from color perception to the moral appraisal of characters to our interactive engagement with videogames, Cognitive Media Theory showcases the richness and diversity of cognitivist research. This volume will be of interest not only to students and scholars of film and media, but to anyone interested in the possibility of a productive relationship between the sciences and humanities.
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Keywords for Media Studies

Author: Laurie Ouellette,Jonathan Gray

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479883654

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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The Essential vocabulary of Media Studies Keywords for Media Studies introduces and aims to advance the field of critical media studies by tracing, defining, and problematizing its established and emergent terminology. The book historicizes thinking about media and society, whether that means noting a long history of “new media,” or tracing how understandings of media “power” vary across time periods and knowledge formations. Bringing together an impressive group of established scholars from television studies, film studies, sound studies, games studies, and more, each of the 65 essays in the volume focuses on a critical concept, from “fan” to “industry,” and “celebrity” to “surveillance.” Keywords for Media Studies is an essential tool that introduces key terms, research traditions, debates, and their histories, and offers a sense of the new frontiers and questions emerging in the field of media studies.
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Media & Culture

Mass Communication in a Digital Age

Author: Richard Campbell,Christopher R. Martin,Bettina Fabos

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319010431

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

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A number of high stakes conflicts — over net neutrality, streaming music, copyrights, the shifting fortunes of various media outlets, and divisive politics — continue to unfold over YouTube, Twitter, TV screens, and other mediated feeds. The speed at which these stories are consumed means that understanding the complex connections between the media and our culture is more important than ever. The new tenth edition of Media & Culture starts with the digital world students know and then goes further, focusing on what these constant changes mean to them. As always, Media & Culture brings together industry expertise, media history, and current trends for an exhilarating look at the media right now. Through new infographics, cross-reference pages, and a new digital jobs feature, this edition offers the most contemporary and compelling examinations yet of how the media industries connect, interlock, and converge.
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Drawing Projects

An Exploration of the Language of Drawing

Author: Mick Maslen,Jack Southern

Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781907317255

Category: Art

Page: 239

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Drawing Projects combines a review of contemporary artists with a 'how to draw' guide, celebrating drawing as the process of seeing made visible. Drawing Projects profiles ten key artists, revealing their working environments and practices, including Gavin Turk, Dryden Goodwin, Keith Tyson, Cornelia Parker, William Kentridge, Claude Heath, Tim Knowles and Zoe Mendelson. The artists discuss the value of drawing in their own work, and invites you to think about how we view life, view art and view the story that they tell together. Drawing Projects includes fifteen projects to inspire you to join in and work through at your own pace. These detailed tutorials provide a how to draw these images guide. The combination of artists work and easy to follow projects make this a practical guide to inspire the artist in you.
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Missing Class

Strengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures

Author: Betsy Leondar-Wright

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801470714

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Many activists worry about the same few problems in their groups: low turnout, inactive members, conflicting views on racism, overtalking, and offensive violations of group norms. But in searching for solutions to these predictable and intractable troubles, progressive social movement groups overlook class culture differences. In Missing Class, Betsy Leondar-Wright uses a class-focused lens to show that members with different class life experiences tend to approach these problems differently. This perspective enables readers to envision new solutions that draw on the strengths of all class cultures to form the basis of stronger cross-class and multiracial movements. The first comprehensive empirical study of US activist class cultures, Missing Class looks at class dynamics in 25 groups that span the gamut of social movement organizations in the United States today, including the labor movement, grassroots community organizing, and groups working on global causes in the anarchist and progressive traditions. Leondar-Wright applies Pierre Bourdieu’s theories of cultural capital and habitus to four class trajectories: lifelong working-class and poor; lifelong professional middle class; voluntarily downwardly mobile; and upwardly mobile. Compellingly written for both activists and social scientists, this book describes class differences in paths to activism, attitudes toward leadership, methods of conflict resolution, ways of using language, diversity practices, use of humor, methods of recruiting, and group process preferences. Too often, we miss class. Missing Class makes a persuasive case that seeing class culture differences could enable activists to strengthen their own groups and build more durable cross-class alliances for social justice.
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The New Science of Learning

How to Learn in Harmony With Your Brain

Author: Terry Doyle,Todd Zakrajsek

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 162036011X

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Learning to learn is the key skill for tomorrow. This breakthrough book builds the foundation every student needs, from freshman orientation to graduate school Recent advances in brain science show that most students’ learning strategies are highly inefficient, ineffective or just plain wrong. While all learning requires effort, better learning does not require more effort, but rather effectively aligning how the brain naturally learns with the demands of your studies. This book shows you what is involved in learning new material, how the human brain processes new information, and what it takes for that information to stick with you even after the test. Taking a small amount of time to read and act upon the material in this book will prove to be one of the best decisions you can make as a learner. What you discover will change the way you learn in college and will be helpful in your personal and professional life. You live in a world where you will have to be a lifelong learner, constantly updating your skills and changing jobs to compete in the global marketplace. Most college students today will have as many as 10-14 different jobs by age 38. Learning how to learn in harmony with your brain is crucial to your long-term success. This succinct book explains straightforward strategies for changing how you prepare to learn, engage with your course material, and set about improving recall of newly learned material whenever you need it. This is not another book about study skills and time management strategies, but instead an easy-to-read description of the research about how the human brain learns in a way that you can put into practice right away. Did you know neuroscientists have shown that memories are made while you sleep, and by studying right before sleeping you can make stronger memories for your information? In this book the authors explain the role that sleep, exercise and your senses play in learning; how memory works and what makes the brain pay attention; the importance of your mindset towards learning and pattern recognition; as well as new breakthroughs in brain science that can enhance your ability to learn new information and make later recall (for tests or everyday life) easier. This book will put you on the path to reaching your full learning potential.
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Media Now: Understanding Media, Culture, and Technology

Author: Joseph Straubhaar,Robert LaRose,Lucinda Davenport

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305950844

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 50

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Empowering you to think critically about the media and its impact, MEDIA NOW: UNDERSTANDING MEDIA, CULTURE, AND TECHNOLOGY, 10th Edition, thoroughly illustrates how media technologies develop, operate, converge, and affect society. It provides a comprehensive introduction to today's global media environment and the ongoing developments in technology, culture, and critical theory that continue to transform this rapidly evolving industry -- and touch your everyday life. Cutting-edge coverage of the essential history, theories, concepts, and technical knowledge prepares you for a career in the expanding fields of the Internet, interactive media, and traditional media. In addition to captivating infographics and illustrations, the exciting new Tenth Edition includes the latest developments and trends in new media, mobile media consumption, policy changes for Internet governance and the international approach to media governance, online privacy protection, media ethics, and much more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media

Author: Brooke Gladstone,Josh Neufeld

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393077799

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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The cohost of NPR's On the Media narrates, in cartoon form, two millennia of the influence of the media on the populace, from newspapers in Caesar's Rome to the penny press of the American Revolution to today. 30,000 first printing.
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On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
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Saucer Country

Author: Paul Cornell

Publisher: IDW Publishing

ISBN: 9781684050956

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 300

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THEY'RE UP THERE... Meet Arcadia Alvarado, Governor of New Mexico and Presidential hopeful. She's dealing with immigration policy, budget cuts, an alcoholic ex--and she was abducted by aliens. Or was she? Shadowy organizations, hypno-regression therapy, missing Roswell files, a lot to deal with while running for President and in a desperate act, Governor Alvarado seeks help from a disgraced, Harvard UFOologist who... might not be completely sane. It's a strange road to the White House but Alvarado is determined to get there because she has information that could stop an alien invasion and save the world. From the warped minds of writer Paul Cornell and artist Ryan Kelly SAUCER COUNTRY is a gripping story that explores the dirty world of politics while probing for the truth at the core of alien mythology and the American psyche. Collects all 14 issues of the original series.
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