Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us about Ourselves and Our Society

By Danny Fingeroth

Why are such a lot of of the superhero myths tied up with loss, usually violent, of oldsters or parental figures? what's the importance of the twin identification? What makes a few superhuman figures "good" and others "evil"? Why are such a lot of of the top superheroes white and male? How has the superhero developed over the process the twentieth and early twenty first centuries? and the way may well the myths be altering? Why is it that the most important superhero archetypes - Superman, Batman, ask yourself girl, Spider-Man, the X-Men - contact primal wishes and reviews in every body? Why has the superhero moved past the pages of comics into different media? a lot of these issues, and extra, are lined during this vigorous and unique exploration of the explanations why the superhero - in comedian books, motion pictures, and television - is this sort of effective fable for our occasions and culture.

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Hearing the Gaze, Feeling the Sound: Directed Listening in Audio Remix Culture

By John Cain Harrison

This thesis examines the cultural and textual types that direct our adventure of listening.
It addresses this intake from either the physically frameworks of intersectional subjectivity in addition to affective assemblage. the concept that of the assemblage allows monitoring cellular auditory flows of sensation, whereas intersectionality most sensible versions the placement of minority our bodies, minority politics, and minority listening in modern tradition. In relocating among those, I argue for the iconic, mutually-reinforcing necessity of utilizing either. ultimately, the remix presents either a methodological lens for revealing directive audio kinds in addition to marking a specific historical shift in listening.
In bankruptcy one, I learn Spork! An Erotic Love Story(2009) by way of cirrocumulus and
jiaren_shadow. This piece is a transforming of the audiobook variation of the novelization of the 11th famous person Trek (2009) function movie. The woman-authored remix creates a male-male erotic tale in keeping with diegetically heterosexual protagonists. In doing so, it unearths the way in which listening is being directed within the unique either when it comes to intersectionality and sensation. The intersectional research makes a speciality of gender, utilizing the remix to deliver out how listening is mediated via a male voice and the correspondence among this mediation and the erasure of girls within the narrative. by way of sensation, this comparability highlights the shift in inspired manifestations of arousal from emotions rooted in motion and experience to that of sexual stimulation. I additionally discover the text‘s courting to the superstar Trekfranchise and its place as sound, as a remix, and as pornography. The bankruptcy builds to an issue that remix tradition enables an explosion of mediated our bodies that symbolize a extra versatile experience of the auditory for the modern second.
Chapter listens to the audio of a parodic remix of girl Gaga‘s ―Alejandro‖ (2010)
by Latina comedienne, los angeles Coacha (2010). The research locates the tensions among remix and resource textual content on the intersection of race, sexuality, and gender, in its exam of how Gaga‘s voice directs listeners with regard to Latin American male sexuality. Affectively, this bankruptcy addresses humor and sensations of leisure. I finish with a extra thorough dialogue of the union among affective and intersectional analytics and their mutual dependence as made transparent in los angeles Coacha‘s work.
Having paired grassroots remixes with advertisement audio construction in either chapters, the
conclusion uncouples them, returning to this introduction‘s examinations of woman Gaga and DJ Earworm on their lonesome. This part unpacks the query of who girl Gaga and Earworm are. I cartoon the connection among the explosion of Gaga‘s physique by way of advertisement illustration with the following assembling of Earworm‘s out of those exploded items and people of alternative stars. this can be by means of a dialogue of the better implications of the thesis for remix tradition and for scholarship on listening.

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How to Read Barthes' Image-Music-Text (How to Read Theory)

By Ed White

Roland Barthes continues to be some of the most influential cultural theorists of the postwar interval and Image-Music-Text collects his such a lot influential essays. Ed White offers scholars with a transparent consultant to this crucial yet tough text.

As scholars are more and more anticipated to write down throughout quite a number media, Barthes' paintings could be understood as an early mapping of what we now name interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary examine. The book's designated section-by-section readings makes Barthes' most vital writings obtainable to undergraduate readers.

This booklet is an ideal better half for instructing and studying Barthes' rules in cultural experiences and literary theory.

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Media Technology: Critical Perspectives (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies (Paperback))

  • What are media?
  • Why are progressively more items being become media?
  • How do humans interconnect with the media in structuring their daily lives?

In Media know-how: serious Perspectives, Joost van Loon illustrates how during the process society, diverse varieties of media have helped to form our perceptions, expectancies and interpretations of reality.

Drawing at the paintings of media students similar to Marshall McLuhan, Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes and Raymond Williams, the writer presents a theoretical research of the complexity of media procedures. He urges the reader to problem mainstream assumptions of media simply as tools of conversation, and indicates how the problem, shape, use and objective of media applied sciences can impact content material.

The e-book makes use of useful examples from either outdated and new media to aid readers imagine via complicated matters concerning the position of media. This is helping to create a extra cutting edge toolkit for knowing what media truly are and the foundation for attempting to make experience of what media truly do. It makes use of case stories and examples from tv, radio, print, laptop video games and household appliances.

Media Technology is key analyzing for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars on media, social thought and important theory-related courses.

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Master and Servant: Love and Labour in the English Industrial Age (Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories)

By Carolyn Steedman

Prime historian Carolyn Steedman bargains a desirable and compelling account of affection, existence and family provider in eighteenth-century England. This ebook, positioned within the nearby and chronological epicentre of E. P. Thompson's The Making of the English operating classification and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, specializes in the connection among a Church of britain clergyman (the grasp of the name) and his pregnant maidservant within the overdue eighteenth century. This case-study of individuals behaving in methods rather opposite to the traditional historic account sheds new gentle at the a lot wider historic questions of Anglicanism as social idea, the industrial historical past of the commercial revolution, family carrier, the negative legislations, literacy, schooling, and the very making of the English operating type. It bargains a different meditation at the dating among heritage and literature and may be of curiosity to students and scholars of commercial England, social and cultural background and English literature.

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The Ukrainians (4th Edition)

By Andrew Wilson

The main acute, educated, and up to date account to be had this day of Ukraine and its humans, now in its fourth edition.
"An attention-grabbing and provocative learn, to be able to, one hopes, give a contribution to the Western knowing of what Ukraine is and why it matters."—Volodymyr Kulyk, Harvard Ukrainian Studies
"A lively and eminently realized research of who Ukranians say that they're, how they got here to be so, and the way others view them. . . . should you re upload just one e-book of Ukraine, this could most likely be it."—Elizabeth Luchka Haigh, H-Net Reviews

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Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence (Multilingual Matters)

By Michael Byram

Foreign and moment language instructing may still organize novices to take advantage of a language with fluency and accuracy, and likewise to talk with those who have varied cultural identities, social values and behaviours. this article goals to outline accurately what advantage are required, how those could be integrated in lecturers' goals and techniques, and the way the power to speak throughout cultural adjustments might be assessed.

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News Culture (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies (Paperback))

By Stuart Allan

News Culture deals a well timed exam of the types, practices, associations and audiences of journalism. Having highlighted a variety of urgent matters confronting the worldwide information this present day, it proceeds to supply a old attention of the increase of 'objective' reporting in newspaper, radio and tv news.

It explores the way in which information is produced, its textual conventions, and its negotiation via the reader, listener or viewer as a part of way of life. Stuart Allan additionally explores issues equivalent to the cultural dynamics of sexism and racism as they form information assurance, in addition to the increase of on-line information, citizen journalism, warfare reporting and celebrity-driven infotainment.

development at the luck of the bestselling past versions, this new version addresses the worries of the scoop media age, featuring:

  • An multiplied bankruptcy on information, strength and the general public sphere
  • A chapter-length dialogue of battle journalism, tracing key components shaping reportage from the battlefields of Vietnam to the present struggle in Iraq
  • A bankruptcy on citizen journalism in instances of concern, together with a couple of examples the place traditional participants have played the position of a journalist to undergo witness to tragic events

This ebook is key interpreting for college kids of journalism, cultural and media experiences, sociology and politics.

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Packaging Life: Cultures of the Everyday

By Pramod K Nayar

This booklet explores the cultural politics of 4 points of daily life - wellbeing and fitness, convenience, threat and mobility - as occur in public tradition. It examines the commodification of those features, arguing that our event and belief are mediated via discourses circulating within the mass media. The publication is an important studying in the event you are looking to comprehend sleek city cultural rhetorics. students and practitioners operating within the fields of media and communique, patron behaviour stories and cultural stories will locate it hugely attractive in addition to provocative.

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Citizens Creek: A Novel

By Lalita Tademy

The New York instances bestselling writer of the Oprah e-book membership choose Cane River brings us the evocative tale of a once-enslaved guy who buys his freedom after serving as a translator through the American Indian Wars, and his granddaughter, who sustains his legacy of courage.

Cow Tom, born into slavery in Alabama in 1810 and offered to a Creek Indian leader earlier than his 10th birthday, possessed a unprecedented reward: the power to grasp languages. because the new kingdom built westward, and Indians, settlers, and blacks got here into consistent touch, Cow Tom turned a key translator for his Creek grasp and was once employed out to US army generals. His expertise earned him money—but wouldn't it additionally provide him freedom? And what could turn into of him and his kin within the aftermath of the Civil struggle and the Indian elimination westward?

Cow Tom’s legacy lives on—especially within the brave spirit of his granddaughter Rose. She rises to management of the relations as they fight opposed to political and societal hostility rationale on holding blacks and Indians oppressed. yet via all of it, her grandfather’s indelible mark of braveness conjures up her—in brain, in spirit, and in a relatives legacy that by no means dies.

Written in elements portraying the parallel lives of Cow Tom and Rose, Citizens Creek is a superbly rendered novel that takes the reader deep right into a little recognized bankruptcy of yankee historical past. it's a breathtaking story of id, group, family—and principally, the ability of an individual’s will to make a distinction.

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