Media Convergence (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies (Paperback))

By Tim Dwyer

"With Media Convergence, Tim Dwyer has given us a daring restatement of the political financial system procedure for a twenty first century media setting the place conventional silos are collapsing, and the place media clients are more and more engaged with the construction and distribution of media and never easily its consumption.

The publication monitors substantial recognition to institutional aspect and comparative research, and is definitely designed to supply a highway map of present and destiny tendencies for coverage makers and media activists, in addition to scholars and destiny staff within the convergent media space."


Professor Terry Flew, artistic Industries college, Queensland collage of expertise, Australia

  • How will humans entry electronic media content material sooner or later?
  • What mixture of television, computing device or cellular equipment should be hired?
  • Which different types of content material turns into commonplace?

swift alterations in know-how and the media industries have ended in new modes of allotting and eating info and leisure throughout structures and units. it's now attainable for newspapers to bring breaking information through e-mail indicators or RSS feeds, and for audiovisual content material to be learn, listened to or watched at a handy time, frequently whereas at the move.

This technique of 'media convergence', during which new applied sciences are accommodated by way of latest media industries, has broader implications for possession, media practices and law. Dwyer severely analyses the political, financial, cultural, social, and technological elements which are shaping those altering media practices.

There are examples of media convergence in way of life all through, together with IPTV, VoIP and Broadband networks. The affects of significant conventional media gamers entering into the net house is illustrated utilizing case reviews akin to the purchase of the social networking website MySpace via information company, and copyright concerns on Google's YouTube.

This informative source is vital examining for media reports scholars, researchers, and a person with an curiosity in media industries, coverage and regulation.

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Masculinities

This is an exhilarating new version of R.W. Connell's groundbreaking textual content, which has turn into a vintage paintings at the nature and development of masculine identification. In its first version, Masculinities provided essentially the most vital voices in feminist scholarship by way of males. Connell argued that there's no such factor as a unmarried idea of masculinity, yet, quite, that many various masculinities exist, every one linked to various positions of strength. In an international during which gender order keeps to increase privilege to males over ladies, yet that still increases tough concerns for males and boys, Connell's account is extra pertinent than ever.

In the hot edition's big new advent and end, Connell discusses the advance of masculinity reports within the ten years because the book's preliminary book. He explores worldwide gender family, new theories, and functional makes use of of masculinity study. seeking to the longer term, his new concluding bankruptcy addresses the politics of masculinities, and the results of masculinity study as a fashion of realizing present international concerns. opposed to the backdrop of an more and more divided global, one who is shortly ruled via neo-conservative politics, Connell's account highlights a sequence of compelling questions about the way forward for human society.

This moment version of Connell's vintage publication might be crucial examining for college kids taking classes on masculinities and gender stories and may be of curiosity to scholars and students around the humanities and social sciences.

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Drink: A Social History of America

By Andrew Barr

During this wise cultural background of drink in the USA, Andrew Barr considers the importance of alcohol, traditionally and socially, symbolic and actual, within the evolution of a country born of a insurgent spirit and intoxicated by way of liberty - and occasionally through rum or uncooked whiskey, which the colonists most popular to their royally taxed British tea. whereas americans have either asserted and celebrated their freedoms with alcohol they've got additionally, in Barr's perceptive old view, placed it to extra insidious use; in suppressing local American populations within the country's growth west, for example, or in controlling acculturation of immigrants. mixing his candidly opinionated tackle heritage with a full of life little bit of cultural anthropology, Barr examines not just the social affects that be certain what, the place, and why we elect to drink but additionally the social ills which have been attributed to alcohol, from the meant decline in nationwide values to the dipsomaniacal country of our nationwide health and wellbeing. Barr argues, notwithstanding, that the scapegoating of alcohol through ethical alarmists, the scientific institution, and platform politicians has extra frequently produced doubtful remedies and ethical hypocrisy than it has finished social strong.

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Masculinities in Theory: An Introduction

By Todd W. Reeser

Masculinities in Theory is a transparent, concise, and accomplished creation to the sector of masculinity reports from a humanities perspective.  

  • Serves as a much-needed creation to the sphere for college students and students of cultural experiences, literature, paintings, movie, communique, historical past, and gender studies

  • Includes discussions of gay/queer, feminist, and gender reviews when it comes to masculinity

  • Covers the most important theoretical methods to the examine of masculinity, and introduces new models

  • Explores the query ?What is masculinity and the way does it work?? 

  • Looks at language, discourse, signification, energy, cross-dressing, lady, queer and transsexual masculinity, race and masculinity, state and masculinity, interracial masculinities, and masculinities in history

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Early Modern Pornographies

By Melissa J. Jones

This dissertation reads 16th and seventeenth-century literary texts via
late-medieval and Renaissance documents of non secular event, violence, and sexual
crimes that allows you to highlight a selected type of pornographic mind's eye within the
Tudor-Stuart interval. through situating profane spectatorship and erotic analyzing conduct amid
other vital representational economies of the time, I argue that early glossy
pornographic fable encodes an impulse to recapture, in sometimes deformed yet frequently
surprisingly freeing methods, this sort of non secular voyeurism thatwas critical to medieval
devotional perform and was once newly—and violently—disallowed by way of Reformation ideology.
My examine demanding situations the serious presumption that pornographic staring at is often an
exploitative kind of “objectification.” in its place, i locate a political and sarcastically
feminist use of pornographic having a look, and my chapters hint this affective gaze from its
early notion in Elizabethan poetry and prose to its dazzling stagings either in
Jacobean drama and within the day’s literatures on prostitution.

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The New Media Reader (MIT Press)

By Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Nick Montfort

This reader collects the texts, video clips, and laptop courses -- a lot of them now nearly very unlikely to discover -- that chronicle the heritage and shape the basis of the still-emerging box of latest media. basic introductions by way of Janet Murray and Lev Manovich, in addition to brief introductions to every of the texts, position the works of their historic context and clarify their value. The texts have been initially released among global conflict II -- whilst electronic computing, cybernetic suggestions, and early notions of hypertext and the web first seemed -- and the emergence of the realm vast internet -- once they entered the mainstream of public lifestyles. The texts are by means of laptop scientists, artists, architects, literary writers, interface designers, cultural critics, and contributors operating throughout disciplines. The members contain (chronologically) Jorge Luis Borges, Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, Ivan Sutherland, William S. Burroughs, Ted Nelson, Italo Calvino, Marshall McLuhan, Jean Baudrillard, Nicholas Negroponte, Alan Kay, invoice Viola, Sherry Turkle, Richard Stallman, Brenda Laurel, Langdon Winner, Robert Coover, and Tim Berners-Lee. The CD accompanying the booklet comprises examples of early video games, electronic artwork, autonomous literary efforts, software program created at universities, and home-computer advertisement software program. additionally at the CD is digitized video, documenting new media courses and paintings for which no operational model exists. One instance is a video list of Douglas Engelbart's first presentation of the mouse, observe processor, link, computer-supported cooperative paintings, video conferencing, and the dividing up of the reveal we now name non-overlapping home windows; one other is documentation of Lynn Hershman's Lorna, the 1st interactive video paintings installation.

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The Greek City States: A Source Book

By P. J. Rhodes

Political job and political pondering all started within the towns and different states of old Greece, and phrases comparable to tyranny, aristocracy, oligarchy, democracy and politics itself are Greek phrases for ideas first mentioned in Greece. Rhodes offers in translation a range of texts illustrating the formal mechanisms and casual workings of the Greek states in all their style. From the states defined by means of Homer out of which the classical Greeks believed their states had constructed, throughout the archaic interval which observed the increase and fall of tyrants and the slow broadening of citizen our bodies, to the classical interval of the 5th and fourth centuries, Rhodes additionally seems to be past that to the Hellenistic and Roman sessions within which the Greeks attempted to maintain their lifestyle in an international of significant powers. For this moment variation the publication has been completely revised and 3 new chapters further.

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The Pursuit of Signs: Semiotics, Literature, Deconstruction

The first activity of literary idea, Jonathan Culler asserts within the new version of his vintage during this box, isn't to light up person literary works yet to provide an explanation for the method of literary signification―the principles and conventions that be sure a reader's knowing of a textual content and that make literary communique attainable. during this wide-ranging ebook, he investigates the probabilities of a semiotics of literature. a brand new preface areas The Pursuit of indicators within the context of significant advancements within the research of literature in view that booklet of the unique Cornell version in 1981.

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Islamic Architecture In Cairo: An Introduction

Often called the "Mother of the World", Cairo has one of many maximum concentrations of Islamic architectural treasures on the planet. This creation to the topic starts with an research of the Cairo's city development from the Islamic conquest in 641 via to the Ottoman interval and the reign of Muhammad Ali firstly of the nineteenth century. From that time, the reader is given a guided travel of the evolution of Cairo's Islamic structure and an outline of its major types during the research of monuments spanning 1200 years. The ebook additionally incorporates a descriptive catalogue of the foremost monuments from the early Islamic interval in the course of the Fatimid, Ayyubid, Bahri Mamluk, Circassian Mamluk and Ottoman periods.

This concise and entire research will attract experts in addition to starting scholars and lay readers.

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American Studies

By Louis Menand

From the bestselling writer of The Metaphysical Club, tremendous illuminations of the United States the day before today and today.

At every one step of this trip via American cultural heritage, Louis Menand has an unique element to make: he explains the genuine importance of William James's anxious breakdown, and of the anti-Semitism in T. S. Eliot's writing. He unearths the explanations for the impressive advertisement successes of William Shawn's New Yorker and William Paley's CBS. He uncovers the relationship among Larry Flynt's Hustler and Jerry Falwell's evangelism, among the atom bomb and the Scholastic flair try out. He locates the significance of Richard Wright, Norman Mailer, Pauline Kael, Christopher Lasch, and Rolling Stone journal. And he lends an ear to Al Gore within the White residence because the Starr file is ultimately offered to the general public.

Like his severely acclaimed bestseller, The Metaphysical membership, American Studies is highbrow and cultural heritage at its most sensible: video game and indifferent, with a powerful interest in regards to the political underpinnings of rules and concerning the purposes profitable principles insinuate themselves into the tradition at huge. From certainly one of our prime thinkers and critics, identified either for his "sly wit and reportorial high-jinks [and] readability and rigor" (The Nation), those essays are incisive, unbelievable, and very unlikely to place down.

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