War and the Media

Author: Paul M. Haridakis
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786454601
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Mass communication is used by governments to support their war efforts while media images are created or manipulated to inform, persuade or guide the consumers of those images. But this book looks beyond the obvious. The contributors examine historical and contemporary examples that reflect the role of the media or mass communication or both during wartime. The essays highlight the centrality of communication to the perpetuation and to the resolution of war, suggesting that the symbiotic relationship between communication and war is as important to understand as war itself.

60 Jahre Forschung zu parasozialen Interaktionen und Beziehungen

Author: Nicole Liebers
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
ISBN: 3845276517
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ein Buch, eine Radiosendung, eine TV-Serie, das aktuelle Computerspiel oder der neue Kinoblockbuster – sie alle sind darauf angelegt, Interaktionen und Beziehungen zwischen Medienfiguren und Rezipienten zu evozieren. Seit nunmehr 60 Jahren steht die Untersuchung dieser sogenannten parasozialen Prozesse im Zentrum von zahlreichen Forschungsarbeiten. Dieses Buch beinhaltet Steckbriefe von rund 250 empirischen Studien sowie vorangestellt ein Überblickskapitel, das die ersten Entwicklungen bis hin zum aktuellen Forschungsstand und den neuen Trends in der Erforschung von parasozialen Phänomenen skizziert. Das Buch ermöglicht dem Leser unter anderem, Studien nach individuellen Schwerpunkten zu suchen, und liefert dann im Steckbriefformat erste wichtige Eckdaten hinsichtlich Fragestellung, Methodik und Ergebnisse dieser Studien. Somit soll dieses Buch sowohl den Einstieg für Studierende als auch den Entwurf fortgeschrittener Studien in einem so vielseitigen Forschungsgebiet erleichtern.

Humor Entertainment and Popular Culture during World War I

Author: Clémentine Tholas-Disset
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137436433
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Humor and entertainment were vital to the war effort during World War I. While entertainment provided relief to soldiers in the trenches, it also built up support for the war effort on the home front. This book looks at transnational war culture by examining seemingly light-hearted discourses on the Great War.

Sports Fans Identity and Socialization Exploring the Fandemonium

Author: Adam C. Earnheardt
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739146238
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Identity and socialization among sports fans are burgeoning areas of study among a growing cadre of scholars in the social sciences and beyond. Sports Fans, Identity, and Socialization, edited by Adam C. Earnheardt, Paul Haridakis, and Barbara Hugenberg, is an eclectic collection of new studies from accomplished and emerging scholars in the fields of communication, business, geography, kinesiology, psychology, and more, who employ a wide range of methodologies including quantitative, qualitative, and critical analyses.

War Culture and the Media

Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838637029
Format: PDF
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"What is the role of the British media in our perception of warfare? Are the impressions which we glean from war films, television news reports and newspaper stories reliable? What are the issues - practical and political - involved in bringing reports of armed conflict to our television screens? Are British military institutions fairly represented, and how are enemy forces portrayed? How are ideas of nationalism and patriotism incorporated into the presentation of war?" "These are some of the questions addressed in this new collection of essays. The book is intended to provide students and general readers with a concise introduction to the main arguments and issues surrounding war and the moving image media in 20th century Britain, as well as contributing new perspectives to this increasingly important area of debate." "Among the subjects discussed are: the media build-up to the Gulf War; representations of the First World War; reporting terrorism; British imperialism in film; transmission technologies and the news reporting of armed conflict; the meaning of war-toys and war-games; and postmodernism and military history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Techno Politics in Presidential Campaigning

Author: John Allen Hendricks
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The 2008 US presidential campaign saw politicians utilizing all types of new media -- Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter, e-mail, and cell phone texting âe" to reach voters of all ages, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientations. This volume examines the use of these media and considers the effectiveness of reaching voters through these channels. It explores not only the use of new media and technologies but also the role these tactics played in attracting new voters and communicating with the electorate during the 2008 presidential debates. Chapters focus on how the technologies were used by candidates, the press, and voters.

Indian Country

Author: Gail Guthrie Valaskakis
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554588103
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Since first contact, Natives and newcomers have been involved in an increasingly complex struggle over power and identity. Modern “Indian wars” are fought over land and treaty rights, artistic appropriation, and academic analysis, while Native communities struggle among themselves over membership, money, and cultural meaning. In cultural and political arenas across North America, Natives enact and newcomers protest issues of traditionalism, sovereignty, and self-determination. In these struggles over domination and resistance, over different ideologies and Indian identities, neither Natives nor other North Americans recognize the significance of being rooted together in history and culture, or how representations of “Indianness” set them in opposition to each other. In Indian Country: Essays on Contemporary Native Culture, Gail Guthrie Valaskakis uses a cultural studies approach to offer a unique perspective on Native political struggle and cultural conflict in both Canada and the United States. She reflects on treaty rights and traditionalism, media warriors, Indian princesses, powwow, museums, art, and nationhood. According to Valaskakis, Native and non-Native people construct both who they are and their relations with each other in narratives that circulate through art, anthropological method, cultural appropriation, and Native reappropriation. For Native peoples and Others, untangling the past—personal, political, and cultural—can help to make sense of current struggles over power and identity that define the Native experience today. Grounded in theory and threaded with Native voices and evocative descriptions of “Indian” experience (including the author’s), the essays interweave historical and political process, personal narrative, and cultural critique. This book is an important contribution to Native studies that will appeal to anyone interested in First Nations’ experience and popular culture.

Readings in Propaganda and Persuasion

Author: Garth S. Jowett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412909007
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Readings in Propaganda and Persuasion: New and Classic Essays is a unique, interdisciplinary collection that brings together contemporary and classic readings to provide significant insights into the practice and theory of propaganda and persuasion. The contents range from seminal essays to articles by well-known writers on propaganda to new essays about responses to contemporary issues and events. This engaging anthology also includes analyses of the relationship between rhetoric, propaganda, and persuasion.

Art and Pluralism

Author: Nigel Whiteley
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 1781389071
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Lawrence Alloway (1926-1990) was one of the most influential and widely respected (as well as prolific) art writers of the post-war years. His many books, catalogue essays and reviews manifest the changing paradigms of art away from the formal values of modernism towards the inclusiveness of the visual culture model in the 1950s, through the diversity and excesses of the 1960s, to the politicisation in the wake of 1968 and the Vietnam war, on to postmodern concerns in the 1970s. Alloway was in the right places at the right times. From his central involvement with the Independent Group and the ICA in London in the 1950s, he moved to New York, the new world centre of art, at the beginning of the 1960s. In the early 1970s he became deeply involved with the realist revival and the early feminist movement in art -- Sylvia Sleigh, the painter, was his wife -- and went on to write extensively about the gallery and art market as a system, examining the critic's role within this system. Positioning himself against the formalism and exclusivism associated with Clement Greenberg, Alloway was wholeheartedly committed to pluralism and diversity in both art and society. For him, art and criticism were always to be understood within a wider set of cultural, social and political concerns, with the emphasis on democracy, social inclusiveness, and freedom of expression. Art and Pluralism provides a close critical reading of Alloway's writings, and sets his work and thought within the cultural contexts of the London and New York art worlds from the 1950s through to the early 1980s. It is a fascinating study of one of the most significant art critics of the twentieth century.