Handbook of Research on Consumption, Media, and Popular Culture in the Global Age

Author: Ozgen, Ozlen

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522584927

Category: Social Science

Page: 454

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The mass production and diversification of media have accelerated the development of popular culture. This has started a new trend in consumerism of desiring new consumption objects and devaluing those consumption objects once acquired, thus creating a constant demand for new items. Pop culture now canalizes consumerism both with advertising and the marketing of consumerist lifestyles, which are disseminated in the mass media. The Handbook of Research on Consumption, Media, and Popular Culture in the Global Age discusses interdisciplinary perspectives on media influence and consumer impacts in a globalizing world due to modern communication technology. Featuring research on topics such as consumer culture, communication ethics, and social media, this book is ideally designed for managers, marketers, researchers, academicians, and students.
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Signs of Life in the USA

Readings on Popular Culture for Writers

Author: Sonia Maasik,Jack Solomon

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 031264700X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

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Signs of Life in the USA teaches students to read and write critically about popular culture by giving them a conceptual framework to do it: semiotics, a field of critical theory developed specifically for the interpretation of culture and its signs. Written by a prominent semiotician and an experienced writing instructor, the text’s high-interest themes feature provocative and current reading selections that ask students to think analytically about America’s impressive popular culture: How is TV’s Mad Men a lightning rod for America’s polarized political climate? Has the nature of personal identity changed in an era when we spend so much of our lives online? Signs of Life bridges the transition to college writing by providing students with academic language to talk about our common, everyday cultural experience. Read the preface. Order Multimodal Readings for Signs of Life in the USA packaged with Signs of Life in the USA, Seventh Edition using ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-1989-2.
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Punishment in Popular Culture

Author: Austin Sarat

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479864218

Category: Law

Page: 320

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The way a society punishes demonstrates its commitment to standards of judgment and justice, its distinctive views of blame and responsibility, and its particular way of responding to evil. Punishment in Popular Culture examines the cultural presuppositions that undergird America’s distinctive approach to punishment and analyzes punishment as a set of images, a spectacle of condemnation. It recognizes that the semiotics of punishment is all around us, not just in the architecture of the prison, or the speech made by a judge as she sends someone to the penal colony, but in both “high” and “popular” culture iconography, in novels, television, and film. This book brings together distinguished scholars of punishment and experts in media studies in an unusual juxtaposition of disciplines and perspectives. Americans continue to lock up more people for longer periods of time than most other nations, to use the death penalty, and to racialize punishment in remarkable ways. How are these facts of American penal life reflected in the portraits of punishment that Americans regularly encounter on television and in film? What are the conventions of genre which help to familiarize those portraits and connect them to broader political and cultural themes? Do television and film help to undermine punishment's moral claims? And how are developments in the boarder political economy reflected in the ways punishment appears in mass culture? Finally, how are images of punishment received by their audiences? It is to these questions that Punishment in Popular Culture is addressed.
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Popular Culture and Popular Movements in Reformation Germany

Author: R. W. Scribner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0826431003

Category: History

Page: 380

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The Reformation has traditionally been explained in terms of theology, the corruption of the church and the role of princes. R.W. Scribner, while not denying the importance of these, shifts the context of study of the German Reformation to an examination of popular beliefs and behaviour, and of the reactions of local authorities to the problems and opportunities for social as well as religious reform. This book brings together a coherent body of work that has appeared since 1975, including two entirely new essays and two previously published only in German.
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Excursions in World Music, Seventh Edition

eBook & mp3 Value Pack

Author: Bruno Nettl,Timothy Rommen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317213742

Category: Music

Page: 515

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Excursions in World Music is a comprehensive introductory textbook to world music, creating a panoramic experience for students by engaging the many cultures around the globe and highlighting the sheer diversity to be experienced in the world of music. At the same time, the text illustrates the often profound ways through which a deeper exploration of these many different communities can reveal overlaps, shared horizons, and common concerns in spite of and, because of, this very diversity. The new seventh edition introduces five brand new chapters, including chapters by three new contributors on the Middle East, South Asia, and Korea, as well as a new chapter on Latin America along with a new introduction written by Timothy Rommen. General updates have been made to other chapters, replacing visuals and updating charts/statistics. Excursions in World Music remains a favorite among ethnomusicologists who want students to explore the in-depth knowledge and scholarship that animates regional studies of world music. A companion website is available at no additional charge. For instructors, there is a new test bank and instructor's manual. Numerous student resources are posted, including streamed audio tracks for most of the listening guides, interactive quizzes, flashcards, and an interactive map with pinpoints of interest and activities. An ancillary package of a 3-CD set of audio tracks is available for separate purchase. PURCHASING OPTIONS Paperback: 9781138101463 Hardback: 9781138688568 eBook and mp3 file: 9781315619378* Print Paperback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138666443 Print Hardback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138666436 Audio CD: 9781138688032 *See VitalSource for various eBook options (mp3 audio compilation not available for separate sale)
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Counseling Across Cultures

Author: Paul B. Pedersen,Walter J. Lonner,Juris G. Draguns,Joseph E. Trimble,Maria R. Scharron-del Rio

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483321681

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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Offering a primary focus on North American cultural and ethnic diversity while addressing global questions and issues, Counseling Across Cultures, Seventh Edition, edited by Paul B. Pederson, Walter J. Lonner, Juris G. Draguns, Joseph E. Trimble, and María R. Scharrón-del Río, draws on the expertise of 48 invited contributors to examine the cultural context of accurate assessment and appropriate interventions in counseling diverse clients. The book’s chapters highlight work with African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos/as, American Indians, refugees, individuals in marginalized situations, international students, those with widely varying religious beliefs, and many others. Edited by pioneers in multicultural counseling, this volume articulates the positive contributions that can be achieved when multicultural awareness is incorporated into the training of counselors.
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Food and Culture

Author: Pamela Goyan Kittler,Kathryn Sucher,Marcia Nelms

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0538734973

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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FOOD AND CULTURE is the market-leading text for the cultural foods courses, providing current information on the health, culture, food, and nutrition habits of the most common ethnic and racial groups living in the United States. It is designed to help health professionals, chefs, and others in the food service industry learn to work effectively with members of different ethnic and religious groups in a culturally sensitive manner. The authors include comprehensive coverage of key ethnic, religious, and regional groups, including Native Americans, Europeans, Africans, Mexicans and Central Americans, Caribbean Islanders, South Americans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Southeast Asians, Pacific Islanders, People of the Balkans, Middle Easterners, Asian Indians, and regional Americans. 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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CliffsTestPrep ACT, 7th Edition

Author: Jerry Bobrow

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544185358

Category: Study Aids

Page: 464

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The CliffsTestPrep series offers full-length practice exams that simulate the real tests; proven test-taking strategies to increase your chances at doing well; and thorough review exercises to help fill in any knowledge gaps. CliffsTestPrep ACT can help you assess your interests and skills, plan your career, get a scholoarship, and get into a college of your choice. Understanding and practicing test-taking strategies can help a great deal. Subject matter review is particularly useful for the Mathematics Test and English Test. Both subject matter and strategies are reviewed in this book. Inside, you'll find Four realistic, full-length practice exams Practice questions, answers, and explanations in each chapter An action plan for effective preparation Four successful overall approaches to taking the ACT Detailed analysis of the directions for each section of the test With extra help on math formulas, science terminology and other ACT trouble spots, this comprehensive guide will help you score your highest. In addition, you'll hone your knowledge of subjects such as English usage and mechanics, including punctuation, basic grammar, and sentence structure English rhetorical skills, including prose strategy, organization, and style Basic math skills, including arithmetic and intermediate algebra Applied math, including coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry Reading comprehension, including prose fiction, humanities, social studies, and natural sciences Science reasoning formats, including Data Representation, Research Summaries, and Conflicting Viewpoints With guidance from the CliffsTestPrep series, you'll feel at home in any standardized -test environment!
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Time Out Los Angeles 7th edition

Author: Time Out Guides Ltd

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407011847

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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The capital of the West Coast, a sprawling desert megalopolis that's home to more stars than the sky at night, Los Angeles continues to enthral all those who visit it. Time Out's resident team helps you get the best out of the City of Angels, giving you the inside track on local culture plus hundreds of independent venue reviews. As well as covering visitor essentials, Time Out Los Angeles explores the best surfing spots and the city's new urbanism, and pinpoints the real-life locations used in dozens of Hollywood movies.
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Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine Manual 7/E

Author: Judith E. Tintinalli,David Cline,O. John Ma,Rita Cydulka,Stephen Thomas,Dan Handel,Garth Meckler

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071781846

Category: Medical

Page: 969

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Rev. ed. of: Emergency medicine: a comprehensive study guide / editor-in-chief, Judith E. Tintinalli; co-editors, Gabor D. Kelen, J. Stephan Stapczynski; American College of Emergency Physicians. 6th ed. c2004.
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