A Companion to Media Authorship

Author: Jonathan Gray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111849525X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Companion to Media Authorship offers 28 groundbreaking chapters which investigate the practices, attributions, and meanings of authorship. Revitalizing the study within media and cultural studies, this diverse and global collection provides the definitive work on the subject. Rethinks cultures of authorship and challenges the concept of auteurism across multiple media forms Moves beyond notions of the individual to focus on how authorship is collaborative, contested, and networked, examining cultures of authorship and the practicalities of how it works Draws on the cutting-edge research of scholars and practitioners whose work has produced significant new insights into the field Examines a wide range of media, including television, social media, radio, videogames, transmedia, music, and comic books Offers an impressive global focus, including pieces on Mexican music, amateur film production in Nairobi slums, tele-serial production in Kinshasa, Hong Kong film, and the marketing of Bollywood

A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies

Author: Paul Booth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119237173
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies offers scholars and fans an accessible and engaging resource for understanding the rapidly expanding field of fan studies. International in scope and written by a team that includes many major scholars, this volume features over thirty especially-commissioned essays on a variety of topics, which together provide an unparalleled overview of this fast-growing field. Separated into five sections—Histories, Genealogies, Methodologies; Fan Practices; Fandom and Cultural Studies; Digital Fandom; and The Future of Fan Studies—the book synthesizes literature surrounding important theories, debates, and issues within the field of fan studies. It also traces and explains the social, historical, political, commercial, ethical, and creative dimensions of fandom and fan studies. Exploring both the historical and the contemporary fan situation, the volume presents fandom and fan studies as models of 21st century production and consumption, and identifies the emergent trends in this unique field of study.

Theorien und Praktiken der Autorschaft

Author: Matthias Schaffrick
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110400464
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Since the “return of the author,” questions of literary and scientific authorship have been garnering more attention. This volume clearly presents the research literature in this field, and describes theories and practices of authorship through historical and systematic case studies from the perspectives of hermeneutics, poststructuralism, narratology, fiction theory, genre studies, and staging strategies.

Media Franchising

Author: Derek Johnson
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814743897
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"Johnson astutely reveals that franchises are not Borg-like assimilation machines, but, rather, complicated ecosystems within which creative workers strive to create compelling 'shared worlds.' This finely researched, breakthrough book is a must-read for anyone seeking a sophisticated understanding of the contemporary media industry." —Heather Hendershot, author of What's Fair on the Air?: Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest While immediately recognizable throughout the U.S. and many other countries, media mainstays like X-Men, Star Trek, and Transformers achieved such familiarity through constant reincarnation. In each case, the initial success of a single product led to a long-term embrace of media franchising—a dynamic process in which media workers from different industrial positions shared in and reproduced familiar cultureacross television, film, comics, games, and merchandising. In Media Franchising, Derek Johnson examines the corporate culture behind these production practices, as well as the collaborative and creative efforts involved in conceiving, sustaining, and sharing intellectual properties in media work worlds. Challenging connotations of homogeneity, Johnson shows how the cultural and industrial logic of franchising has encouraged media industries to reimagine creativity as an opportunity for exchange among producers, licensees, and evenconsumers. Drawing on case studies and interviews with media producers, he reveals the meaningful identities, cultural hierarchies, and struggles for distinction that accompany collaboration within these production networks. Media Franchising provides a nuanced portrait of the collaborative cultural production embedded in both the media industries and our own daily lives.

Making Media Work

Author: Derek Johnson
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081476455X
Format: PDF
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The management and labor culture of the entertainment industry. In popular culture, management in the media industry is frequently understood as the work of network executives, studio developers, and market researchers—“the suits”—who oppose the more productive forces of creative talent and subject that labor to the inefficiencies and risk aversion of bureaucratic hierarchies. However, such portrayals belie the reality of how media management operates as a culture of shifting discourses, dispositions, and tactics that create meaning, generate value, and shape media work throughout each moment of production and consumption. Making Media Work aims to provide a deeper and more nuanced understanding of management within the entertainment industries. Drawing from work in critical sociology and cultural studies, the collection theorizes management as a pervasive, yet flexible set of principlesdrawn upon by a wide range of practitioners—artists, talent scouts, performers, directors, show runners, and more—in their ongoing efforts to articulate relationships and bridge potentially discordant forces within the media industries. The contributors interrogate managerial labor and identity, shine a light on how management understands its roles within cultural and creative contexts, and reconfigure the complex relationship between labor and managerial authority as productive rather than solely prohibitive. Engaging with primary evidence gathered through interviews, archives, and trade materials, the essays offer tremendous insight into how management is understood and performed within media industry contexts. The volume as a whole traces the changing roles of management both historically and in the contemporary moment within US and international contexts, and across a range of media forms, from film and television to video games and social media.

Television Goes to the Movies

Author: Jonathan Gray
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781138476431
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How are film and television related to one another in our contemporary moment of industrial and cultural convergence? And how do they interact in ways that tell us about their definitions in contemporary, post-Netflix mediated culture? Focusing on interactions between the two media in the 21st century - in the form of adaptations, texts about one another, production cultures, and corporate relationships and strategy - Johnson and Gray take a cultural studies approach to chart the nature of film and television's relationship at this historical conjuncture. Examining a diverse range of shows and films, including Amchorman, The Truman Show, Veronica Mars, Star Trek, the X-Files, Baywatchand beyond, chapters examine issues of quality and value, industrial strategy, the textuality of adaptation, and an apparent cultural need to think in terms of distinct media.

A Companion to Film Theory

Author: Toby Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470998407
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This volume of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies provides a comprehensive overview of the field. Its international and interdisciplinary approach will have a broad appeal to those interested in this multifaceted subject. Provides a major collection of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies. Represents material under a variety of headings, including class, race, gender, queer theory, nation, stars, ethnography, authorship, and spectatorship. Offers an international approach to the subject, including coverage of topics such as genre, image, sound, editing, culture industries, early cinema, classical Hollywood, and TV relations and technology. Includes concise chapter-by-chapter accounts of the background and current approaches to each topic, followed by a prognostication on the future. Considers cinema studies in relation to other forms of knowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, and literature.

A Companion to Martin Scorsese

Author: Aaron Baker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118588363
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A Companion to Martin Scorsese is a comprehensivecollection of original essays assessing the career of one ofAmerica’s most prominent contemporary filmmakers. Contains contributions from prominent scholars in North Americaand Europe that use a variety of analytic approaches Offers fresh interpretations of some of Scorsese’s mostinfluential films, including Mean Streets, TaxiDriver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Gangs of NewYork, and Hugo Considers Scorsese's place within the history of American andworld cinema; his work in relation to auteur theory; the use ofpopular music and various themes such as violence, ethnicity,religion, sexuality, gender, and race in his films, and more

From Networks to Netflix

Author: Derek Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317331664
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Even as the television industry experiences significant transformation and disruption in the face of streaming and online delivery, the television channel itself persists. If anything, the television channel landscape has become more complex to navigate as viewers can now choose between broadcast, cable, streaming, and premium services across a host of different platforms and devices. From Networks to Netflix provides an authoritative answer to that navigational need, helping students, instructors, and scholars understand these industrial changes through the lens of the channel. Through examination of emerging services like Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, investigation of YouTube channels and cable outlets like Freeform and Comedy Central, and critiques of broadcast giants like ABC and PBS, this book offers a concrete, tangible means of exploring the foundations of a changing industry.

The Routledge Companion to Imaginary Worlds

Author: Mark J.P. Wolf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317268288
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This companion provides a definitive and cutting-edge guide to the study of imaginary and virtual worlds across a range of media, including literature, television, film, and games. From the Star Trek universe, Thomas More’s classic Utopia, and J. R. R. Tolkien’s Arda, to elaborate, user-created game worlds like Minecraft, contributors present interdisciplinary perspectives on authorship, world structure/design, and narrative. The Routledge Companion to Imaginary Worlds offers new approaches to imaginary worlds as an art form and cultural phenomenon, explorations of the technical and creative dimensions of world-building, and studies of specific worlds and worldbuilders.