Consuming Texts

Consuming Texts

This volume explores the history of reading in the British Isles during a period in which the printed word became all pervasive.

Author: Stephen Colclough

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230590540

Category: History

Page: 239

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This volume explores the history of reading in the British Isles during a period in which the printed word became all pervasive. From wealthy readers of 'amatory fiction', through to men and women reading surreptitiously at the Victorian railway bookstall, it argues that a variety of new reading communities emerged during this period.
Categories: History

The Cultural Analysis of Texts

The Cultural Analysis of Texts

So it could be said that all reading is always re-reading, re-production of the text
through the reading process. At times the term 'consuming' is used about reading.
'Consuming' can be thought of as a fossilized metaphor. When I 'consume' ...

Author: Mikko Lehtonen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412932721

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Drawing upon a range of perspectives from textual and cultural studies, this book synthesizes textual, contextual and audience analysis into an overall picture of meaning making. Using examples ranging from Balzac to blonde jokes, modernist poetry to pop lyrics, the book discusses the factors that contribute to the fomation of meaning: language, media, texts, contexts and readers. In the cultural study of texts - texts, contexts and practices - are equally important, the author argues. Meaning making takes place in the articulation between these different elements. But how can one examine all three areas at the same time? In The Cultural Analysis of Texts, Mikko Lehtonen develops a model to enable just such an approach.
Categories: Social Science

Consuming Media

Consuming Media

In Morley's words, the 'micro-contexts of consumption' are linked to 'macro-
structural processes'.20 For example, the family ... Because of the interplay
between preconception and understanding, media texts are never completely
decoded in a ...

Author: Johan Fornäs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000180718

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Inspired by Walter Benjamin's classical Arcades Project, Consuming Media is a pioneering exploration of the interface between communication, shopping and everyday life. Based on a six-year study by over a dozen scholars on a specific site, it analyses the links between power, media and consumption in contemporary urban culture.Illustrated with rich ethnographic detail, Consuming Media scrutinises four main media circuits - print media, media images, sound and motion, and hardware machines - to assess how media texts and technologies are selected, purchased and used.Exploring the relations between different media, the nature of cultural citizenship and the power relations of public space, Consuming Media presents an ethnography of globalisation and develops a new approach to understanding media consumption.
Categories: Social Science

Consuming Youth

Consuming Youth

the first three chapters, I analyzed a series of literary and filmic texts in which the
figure of the vampire functions as a potent metaphor for youth consumption. This
metaphor operates in a dual register, figuring consumption as both predatory, ...

Author: Robert Latham

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226467023

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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From the novels of Anne Rice to The Lost Boys, from The Terminator to cyberpunk science fiction, vampires and cyborgs have become strikingly visible figures within American popular culture, especially youth culture. In Consuming Youth, Rob Latham explains why, showing how fiction, film, and other media deploy these ambiguous monsters to embody and work through the implications of a capitalist system in which youth both consume and are consumed. Inspired by Marx's use of the cyborg vampire as a metaphor for the objectification of physical labor in the factory, Latham shows how contemporary images of vampires and cyborgs illuminate the contradictory processes of empowerment and exploitation that characterize the youth-consumer system. While the vampire is a voracious consumer driven by a hunger for perpetual youth, the cyborg has incorporated the machineries of consumption into its own flesh. Powerful fusions of technology and desire, these paired images symbolize the forms of labor and leisure that American society has staked out for contemporary youth. A startling look at youth in our time, Consuming Youth will interest anyone concerned with film, television, and popular culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Consuming the Caribbean

Consuming the Caribbean

One way in which creole oral cultures have resisted this commodification and
consumption is through their 'rawness'. ... Taking a stand on the literary
consumption of Caribbean texts, she states that her decision 'not to translate into
English all ...

Author: Mimi Sheller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134516780

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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From sugar to indentured labourers, tobacco to reggae music, Europe and North America have been relentlessly consuming the Caribbean and its assets for the past five hundred years. In this fascinating book, Mimi Sheller explores this troublesome history, investigating the complex mobilities of producers and consumers, of material and cultural commodities, including: foodstuffs and stimulants - sugar, fruit, coffee and rum human bodies - slaves, indentured labourers and service workers cultural and knowledge products - texts, music, scientific collections and ethnology entire 'natures' and landscapes consumed by tourists as tropical paradise. Consuming the Caribbean demonstrates how colonial exploitation of the Caribbean led directly to contemporary forms of consumption of the region and its products. It calls into question innocent indulgence in the pleasures of thoughtless consumption and calls for a global ethics of consumer responsibility.
Categories: Social Science

Consuming Environments

Consuming Environments

But when we write something down or make a still or moving image or recorded
sound , we construct a text . A text “ has a physical existence of its own ,
independent of its sender or receiver . ” 8 It is a structure of signs , a coherent
network of ...

Author: Mike Budd

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813525926

Category: Nature

Page: 225

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Categories: Nature

Proof texts of endless punishment examined and explained

Proof texts of endless punishment  examined and explained

consume them, inasmuch as his judgments were upon them. In this sense he
was spoken of as consuming the sinful because He punished them ; thus : " I will
send a sword after them till I have consumed them." Jer. ix. 16. " God consumed
the ...

Author: D.P. Livermore


ISBN: UOMDLP:ajh1797:0001.001



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Virtual Ethnography

Virtual Ethnography

Text, technology and reflexivity In the previous section, the Internet was
described as a site for interaction, which, although it ... The focus in consuming
texts is therefore placed far more on the interpretive work done by readers and
less on a ...

Author: Christine Hine

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 0761958959

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

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Cutting though the exaggerated and fanciful beliefs about the new possibilities of "net life", Hine produces a distinctive understanding of the significance of the Internet and addresses such questions as: what challenges do the new technologies of communication pose for research methods? Does the Internet force us to rethink traditional categories of "culture" and "society?" In this compelling and thoughtful book, Hine shows that the Internet is both a site for cultural formations and a cultural artifact which is shaped by people's understandings and expectations.
Categories: Social Science

Beyond Bruce Lee

Beyond Bruce Lee

Of course, as Barthes writes, 'It is not that the Author may not “come back” in the
Text, in his text, but he then does so as a ... For, not passively consuming, but
rather approaching texts as Text, argues Barthes, 'requires that one try to abolish
the ...

Author: Paul Bowman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231850360

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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In order to understand Bruce Lee, we must look beyond Bruce Lee to the artist's intricate cultural and historical contexts. This work begins by contextualising Lee, examining his films and martial arts work, and his changing cultural status within different times and places. The text examines Bruce Lee's films and philosophy in relation to the popular culture and cultural politics of the 1960s and 1970s, and it addresses the resurgence of his popularity in Hong Kong and China in the twenty-first century. The study also explores Lee's ongoing legacy and influence in the West, considering his function as a shifting symbol of ethnic politics and the ways in which he continues to inform Hollywood film-fight choreography. Beyond Bruce Lee ultimately argues Lee is best understood in terms of "cultural translation" and that his interventions and importance are ongoing.
Categories: Performing Arts

Voice Terminal Echo Routledge Revivals

Voice Terminal Echo  Routledge Revivals

Consuming. texts: Spenser. and. the. poet's. economy. Spenser's entrance onto
the poetic scene occurs in a dispersal of names and voices. Consider the book.
On the title page of The Shepheardes Calender no author appears, and the Only

Author: Jonathan Goldberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317584742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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First published in 1986, this title examines a set of English Renaissance texts by Shakespeare, Spenser, Herbert, Marvell and Milton, within the theoretic framework of postmodern thought. Following an opening chapter that argues for the value of this conjunction as a way of understanding literary history, subsequent chapters draw upon Jacques Derrida’s deconstruction of photocentrism and Jacques Lacan’s analysis of the agency of the letter to offer fully theorized readings. Throughout, there is a sustained concern with the transformations of such Ovidian figures as Narcissus and Echo, Perseus and Medusa, Orpheus and Eurydice, and with the echo effects of Virgilian pastoral, as paradigms for the interplay of voice and writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Djuna Barnes Consuming Fictions

Djuna Barnes  Consuming Fictions

( Nightwood 306 ) Up to and including Nightwood ( 1936 ) , Barnes ' texts were
written and published in a cultural context where , through censorship in
particular , the reader could be a very important force . As the opening quotations
show , the ...

Author: Diane Warren

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754639207

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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Diane Warren argues that Barnes' writings were significant in their immediate early twentieth-century context, in which gender boundaries were being effectively redrawn, and continue to contribute to present-day debates on identity. By considering all of her major writings, Warren illuminates the danger of assessing individual texts, such as Barnes' best-known novel, Nightwood, in isolation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cultural Studies The Basics

Cultural Studies   The Basics

8 Popular Consumption and Media Audiences Outline of the chapter This chapter
examines audiences in terms of ... audience practices has two related
dimensions : 1 It refers to the economic practice of buying ' and ' consuming '
media texts .

Author: Jeff Lewis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761963251

Category: Social Science

Page: 492

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`To say that the scope of the book's coverage is wide-ranging would be an under-statement. Few texts come to mind that have attempted such a thorough overview of the central tenets of cultural studies' - Stuart Allan, University of West of England This is a book for anyone who wants an unfussy, authoritative critical introduction to Cultural Studies. It equips you with all that you need to know about theories of cultural studies: what they say, how they differ from one another and what are the strengths and weaknesses of each position. It provides biographical information on major theorists plus assessments of key texts. Unlike other competing books in the field, Cultural Studies - The Basics demonstrates what a Cultural Studies approach can do to illuminate basic areas of contemporary culture. Included are chapters on: - Feminism - The Body - Cultural Space - Communications Technology - Cultural Policy - Language and Culture. The book is designed to be used and read by students who face the pressures of essay dead-lines, examinations and dissertations. Above all it approaches Cultural Studies as something that needs to be used as well as studied.
Categories: Social Science

Consuming Architecture

Consuming Architecture

'Interpretation' is its own field ofacademic enquiry, related to postmodern
linguistics and semiotics, and can be broadly understood as the search for
meaning in texts, images and objects: the study not ofthe medium but of the

Author: Daniel Maudlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317801801

Category: Architecture

Page: 300

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Projecting forward in time from the processes of design and construction that are so often the focus of architectural discourse, Consuming Architecture examines the variety of ways in which buildings are consumed after they have been produced, focusing in particular on processes of occupation, appropriation and interpretation. Drawing on contributions by architects, historians, anthropologists, literary critics, artists, film-makers, photographers and journalists, it shows how the consumption of architecture is a dynamic and creative act that involves the creation and negotiation of meanings and values by different stakeholders and that can be expressed in different voices. In so doing, it challenges ideas of what constitutes architecture, architectural discourse and architectural education, how we understand and think about it, and who can claim ownership of it. Consuming Architecture is aimed at students in architectural education and will also be of interest to students and researchers from disciplines that deal with architecture in terms of consumption and material culture.
Categories: Architecture

Consuming Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century

Consuming Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century

Narratives of Consumption, 1700-1900 Tamara S. Wagner, Narin Hassan ...
Whether in the realm of labor or leisure, of mill work or tea-drinking, Victorian
industrial texts repeatedly focused on the contested relation between mechanical

Author: Tamara S. Wagner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739145104

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 290

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Consuming Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century aims to bring together detailed analyses of the cultural myths, or fictions, of consumption that have shaped discourses on consumer practices from the eighteenth century onwards. Individual essays provide an excitingly diverse range of perspectives, including musicology, philosophy, history, and art history, cultural and postcolonial studies as well as the study of literature in English, French, and German. The broad scope of this collection will engage audiences both inside and outside academia interested in the politics of food and consumption in eighteenth and nineteenth century culture.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Gothic and the Everyday

The Gothic and the Everyday

As these texts are the meansby whichlast meals – usually consumed solitarily
insidethe walls ofthe condemned cell–are transformed into narratives for public
consumption, they have the power to, in Goddu's terms, disclose 'cultural ...

Author: L. Piatti-Farnell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137406644

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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The Gothic and the Everyday aims to regenerate interest in the Gothic within the experiential contexts of history, folklore, and tradition. By using the term 'living', this book recalls a collection of experiences that constructs the everyday in its social, cultural, and imaginary incarnations
Categories: Social Science

Consuming Books

Consuming Books

used. text. Revealing. traces. of. consumption. Janet. L. Borgerson. and.
Jonathan. E. Schroeder. Small, inexpensive, and well-designed, Peter Pauper
Press books fit fetchingly into a suitcoat pocket or evening bag. With dependably
colorful ...

Author: Stephen Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134209415

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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The buying, selling, and writing of books is a colossal industry in which marketing looms large, yet there are very few books which deal with book marketing (how-to texts excepted) and fewer still on book consumption. This innovative text not only rectifies this, but also argues that far from being detached, the book business in fact epitomises today’s Entertainment Economy (fast moving, hit driven, intense competition, rapid technological change, etc.). Written by an impressive roster of renowned marketing authorities, many with experience of the book trade and all gifted writers in their own right, Consuming Books steps back from the practicalities of book marketing and takes a look at the industry from a broader consumer research perspective. Consisting of sixteen chapters, divided into four loose sections, this key text covers: * a historical overview * the often acrimonious marketing/literature interface * the consumers of books (from book groups to bookcrossing) * a consideration of the tensions that both literary types and marketers feel. With something for everyone, Consuming Books not only complements the ‘how-to’ genre but provides the depth that previous studies of book consumption conspicuously lack.
Categories: Business & Economics

Consuming Hong Kong

Consuming Hong Kong

Along this line, I want to engage in this chapter in the analysis of Hong Kong
culture by exploring the meanings and practices of liquor consumption. If
Williams has a point about the cultural configuration of the everyday, these
cultural texts ...

Author: Gordon Mathews

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622095465

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

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Consumption forms an essential part of Hong Kong people's lives today, but until now little serious attention has been paid to it. This book fills this gap, in a fascinating way. The contributors to this volume explore such topics as: - the coming of shopping malls to Hong Kong - tenants' senses of home in cramped public housing - the experiences of movie-going - alcohol as a marker of social class - the pursuit of fashion - Chinese art and identity among Hong Kong collectors - the dream and reality of owning a flat - Lan Kwai Fong and its mystique - the McDonald's Snoopy craze of fall 1998 - cultural identity and consumption in Hong Kong today This book shows how the detailed ehtnographic study of consumption in Hong Kong can lead to a deeper understanding of Hong Kong life as a whole, as well as of consumption in the world at large.
Categories: Business & Economics

Consuming Visions

Consuming Visions

The montage and cuts that were central to the movies found their way into
Brazilian prose and poetry in texts such as Oswald de Andrade's Memórias
sentimentais de João Miramar (Sentimental Memoirs of João Miramar, 1924),
Mário de ...

Author: Maite Conde

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813932149

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

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Consuming Visions explores the relationship between cinema and writing in early twentieth-century Brazil, focusing on how the new and foreign medium of film was consumed by a literary society in the throes of modernization. Maite Conde places this relationship in the specific context of turn-of-the-century Rio de Janeiro, which underwent a radical transformation to a modern global city, becoming a concrete symbol of the country's broader processes of change and modernization. Analyzing an array of literary texts, from journalistic essays and popular women's novels to anarchist treatises and vaudeville plays, the author shows how the writers' encounters with the cinema were consistent with the significant changes taking place in the city. The arrival and initial development of the cinema in Brazil were part of the new urban landscape in which early Brazilian movies not only articulated the processes of the city's modernization but also enabled new urban spectators—women, immigrants, a new working class, and a recently liberated slave population—to see, believe in, and participate in its future. In the process, these early movies challenged the power of the written word and of Brazilian writers, threatening the hegemonic function of writing that had traditionally forged the contours of the nation's cultural life. An emerging market of consumers of the new cultural phenomena—popular theater, the department store, the factory, illustrated magazines—reflected changes that not only modernized literary production but also altered the very life and everyday urban experiences of the population. Consuming Visions is an ambitious and engaging examination of the ways in which mass culture can become an agent of intellectual and aesthetic transformation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Consuming Autobiographies

Consuming Autobiographies

... with OuLiPo, and his production of texts marked by the deliberate application of
systems which constrain their form. ... explored by a number of Perec scholars,
and thus my purpose will not involve recapitulating what is at the core of this text

Author: Claire Boyle

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 9781905981106

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Since 1975, French literary writing has been marked by an autobiographical turn which has seen authors increasingly often tap into the vein of what the French term, ecriture de soi. This coincides, paradoxically, with the 'death of autobiography', as these authors self-consciously distance themselves and their writings from conventional autobiography, founding a 'nouvelle autobiographie' where the very possibility of autobiographical expression is questioned. In the first book-length study in English to address this phenomenon, Claire Boyle sheds a new light on this hostility toward autobiography through a series of ground-breaking studies of estrangement in autobiographical works by major post-war authors Nathalie Sarraute, Georges Perec, Jean Genet and Helene Cixous. She identifies autobiography as a site of conflict between writer and reader, as authors struggle to assert the unknowableness of their identity in the face of a readership resolutely desiring privileged knowledge. Autobiography emerges as a deeply troubling genre for authors, with the reader as an antagonistic consumer of the autobiographical self.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Consuming Passions

Consuming Passions

PERIOD OF INITIAL exploration of the ... early modern texts —literary, legal, and
geopolitical—that actively explore the idea of the consumption of human flesh by

Author: Merrall L. Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135886851

Category: History

Page: 178

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: History