A Companion to Media Studies

Author: Angharad N. Valdivia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405171952
Format: PDF
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A Companion to Media Studies is a comprehensive collection that brings together new writings by an international team to provide an overview of the theories and methodologies that have produced this most interdisciplinary of fields. Tackles a variety of central concepts and controversies, organized into six areas of study: foundations, production, media content, media audiences, effects, and futures Provides an accessible point of entry into this expansive and interdisciplinary field Includes the writings of renowned media scholars, including McQuail, Schiller, Gallagher, Wartella, and Bryant Now available in paperback for the course market.

A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies

Author: Paul Booth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119237165
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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.

A Companion to Cultural Studies

Author: Toby Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470998792
Format: PDF, ePub
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Experts from five continents provide a thorough exploration of cultural studies, looking at different ideas, places and problems addressed by the field. Brings together the latest work in cultural studies and provides a synopsis of critical trends Showcases thirty contributors from five continents Addresses the key topics in the field, the relationship of cultural studies to other disciplines, and cultural studies around the world Offers a gritty introduction for the neophyte who is keen to find out what cultural studies is, and covers in-depth debates to satisfy the appetite of the advanced scholar Includes a comprehensive bibliography and a listing of cultural studies websites Now available in paperback for the course market.

A Companion to Television

Author: Janet Wasko
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 140519877X
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A Companion to Television is a magisterial collection of 31 original essays that charter the field of television studies over the past century Explores a diverse range of topics and theories that have led to television s current incarnation, and predict its likely future Covers technology and aesthetics, television s relationship to the state, televisual commerce; texts, representation, genre, internationalism, and audience reception and effects Essays are by an international group of first–rate scholars For information, news, and content from Blackwell′s reference publishing program please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/reference/

A Companion to Museum Studies

Author: Sharon Macdonald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444357948
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A Companion to Museum Studies captures the multidisciplinary approach to the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society. Collects first-rate original essays by leading figures from a range of disciplines and theoretical stances, including anthropology, art history, history, literature, sociology, cultural studies, and museum studies Examines the complexity of the museum from cultural, political, curatorial, historical and representational perspectives Covers traditional subjects, such as space, display, buildings, objects and collecting, and more contemporary challenges such as visiting, commerce, community and experimental exhibition forms

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.

Der indische Online Heiratsmarkt

Author: Fritzi-Marie Titzmann
Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH
ISBN: 3732900118
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Indien wirft das Thema Eheschließung Fragen individueller und kultureller Identität im Spannungsfeld von gesellschaftlichem Wandel und Kontinuität auf. Am rasant wachsenden indischen Online-Heiratsmarkt lassen sich diese Fragen besonders eindrücklich im Zusammenhang mit der Medienentwicklung diskutieren. Die Autorin beschreibt die gleichzeitig global ausgerichteten, aber als ‚indisch‘ konnotierten Online-Heiratsmärkte und zeigt, wie sich diese in die Ausdifferenzierungsprozesse der indischen und transnationalen Medienlandschaft einfügen. In einem zweiten Schritt stellt sie Konzepte von Weiblichkeit und Ehe vor, die diese Portale transportieren, und analysiert den Umgang der Nutzerinnen mit den Erwartungen und Rollenklischees, die Familie und Gesellschaft an sie herantragen.

A Concise Companion to American Studies

Author: John Carlos Rowe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444319088
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A Companion to American Studies is an essential volume that brings together voices and scholarship from across the spectrum of American experience. A collection of 22 original essays which provides an unprecedented introduction to the "new" American Studies: a comparative, transnational, postcolonial and polylingual discipline Addresses a variety of subjects, from foundations and backgrounds to the field, to different theories of the “new” American Studies, and issues from globalization and technology to transnationalism and post-colonialism Explores the relationship between American Studies and allied fields such as Ethnic Studies, Feminist, Queer and Latin American Studies Designed to provoke discussion and help students and scholars at all levels develop their own approaches to contemporary American Studies

A Companion to Sport

Author: David L. Andrews
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118325281
Format: PDF
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A Companion to Sport brings together writing by leading sports theorists and social and cultural thinkers, to explore sport as a central element of contemporary culture. Positions sport as a crucial subject for critical analysis, as one of the most significant forms of popular culture Includes both well-known social and cultural theorists whose work lends itself to an interrogation of sport, and leading theorists of sport itself Offers a comprehensive examination of sport as a social and cultural practice and institution Explores sport in relation to modernity, postcolonial theory, gender, violence, race, disability and politics