Understanding Media Inside Celebrity

Author: Jessica Evans
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335218806
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Understanding Media Inside Celebrity from the Author: Jessica Evans. Understanding Media cites current scholarship to shed light on how celebrities are manufactured by media and why audiences respond as they do. With case studies ranging from King Louis XIV to pop star Kylie Minogue, it examines the construction of celebrity in four concepts: history, text, production, and audience. Areas of discussion include:

Media Industries

Author: Jennifer Holt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405163410
Size: 59.96 MB
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Media Industries from the Author: Jennifer Holt. Comprised of newly commissioned essays by leading scholars in film, communications and cultural studies, this book presents a unique road map of critical thinking and history analysis.

Celebrity Culture

Author: Ellis Cashmore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134191421
Size: 50.70 MB
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Celebrity Culture from the Author: Ellis Cashmore. In this fascinating and topical beginners guide, Ellis Cashmore explores the intriguing issue of celebrity culture: its origins, its meaning and its global influence. Covering such varied perspectives as fame addiction, the ‘celebrification’ of politics and celebrity fatigue, Cashmore analyzes the relationship celebrity has with commodification and the consumer society, and investigates the new media and the quest for self-perfection. Cashmore takes readers on a quest that visits the Hollywood film industry of the early twentieth century, the film set of Cleopatra in the 1970s, the dressing room of Madonna in the 1980s, the burial of Diana in the 1990s, and the Big Brother house of the early 2000s. Author of Beckham and Tyson, Cashmore collects research, theory, and case studies en route as he explores the intriguing issue of celebrity culture: its origins, its meaning, and its global influence. Including reviews of existing literature, and an outline of key contemporary topics, this absorbing book skilfully explains why we have become so captivated by the lives and loves of the celebrity and, in so doing, presents the clearest, most comprehensive, wide-ranging, and accessible account of celebrity culture to date.

Understanding Media

Author: Marshall McLuhan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537430058
Size: 73.37 MB
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Understanding Media from the Author: Marshall McLuhan. When first published, Marshall McLuhan's Understanding Media made history with its radical view of the effects of electronic communications upon man and life in the twentieth century.

Media Discourse Representation And Interaction

Author: Mary Talbot
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748630074
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Media Discourse Representation And Interaction from the Author: Mary Talbot. This lively and accessible study of media and discourse combines theoretical reflection with empirical engagement, and brings together insights from a range of disciplines. Within media and cultural studies, the study of media texts is dominated by an exclusive focus on representation. This book adds long overdue attention to social interaction. The book is divided into two sections. The first outlines key theoretical issues and concepts, including informalisation, genre hybridisation, positioning, dialogism and discourse. The second is a sustained interrogation of social interaction in and around media. Re-examining issues of representation and interaction, it critically assesses work on the para-social and broadcast sociability, then explores distinct sites of interaction: production communities, audience communities and 'interactivity' with audiences.

Cultural Studies And Finance Capitalism

Author: Mark Hayward
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317995457
Size: 51.38 MB
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Cultural Studies And Finance Capitalism from the Author: Mark Hayward. While many discussions of the economic crisis of 2007-2008 have sought to explain the causes of the financial collapse, this volume looks to supplement these accounts by exploring possible alternatives for the post-crisis world in which we now live. However, rather than offering a strictly economic approach, Cultural Studies and Finance Capitalism argues that the crisis was as much cultural as economic, and that any way forward must understand the complex relationship between media, culture and the economy. The chapters in this volume deal with a wide range of themes including celebrity culture, media coverage of the economy, examinations of economic theory and financial markets. They bring together research that combines an historical perspective with a view towards the future of critical cultural and political analysis. In a period marked by anxiety and economic austerity, this volume offers the reader tools for understanding the place and importance of cultural research in the post-crisis era. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Cultural Studies.

The Routledge Handbook Of Magazine Research

Author: David Abrahamson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317524535
Size: 17.31 MB
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The Routledge Handbook Of Magazine Research from the Author: David Abrahamson. Scholarly engagement with the magazine form has, in the last two decades, produced a substantial amount of valuable research. Authored by leading academic authorities in the study of magazines, the chapters in The Routledge Handbook of Magazine Research not only create an architecture to organize and archive the developing field of magazine research, but also suggest new avenues of future investigation. Each of 33 chapters surveys the last 20 years of scholarship in its subject area, identifying the major research themes, theoretical developments and interpretive breakthroughs. Exploration of the digital challenges and opportunities which currently face the magazine world are woven throughout, offering readers a deeper understanding of the magazine form, as well as of the sociocultural realities it both mirrors and influences. The book includes six sections: -Methodologies and structures presents theories and models for magazine research in an evolving, global context. -Magazine publishing: the people and the work introduces the roles and practices of those involved in the editorial and business sides of magazine publishing. -Magazines as textual communication surveys the field of contemporary magazines across a range of theoretical perspectives, subjects, genre and format questions. -Magazines as visual communication explores cover design, photography, illustrations and interactivity. -Pedagogical and curricular perspectives offers insights on undergraduate and graduate teaching topics in magazine research. -The future of the magazine form speculates on the changing nature of magazine research via its environmental effects, audience, and transforming platforms.

The Media And Social Theory

Author: David Hesmondhalgh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134061439
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The Media And Social Theory from the Author: David Hesmondhalgh. Media studies needs richer and livelier intellectual resources. This book brings together major and emerging international media analysts to consider key processes of media change, using a number of critical perspectives. Case studies range from reality television to professional journalism, from blogging to control of copyright, from social networking sites to indigenous media, in Europe, North America, Asia and elsewhere. Among the theoretical approaches and issues addressed are: critical realism post-structuralist approaches to media and culture Pierre Bourdieu and field theory public sphere theory – including post-Habermasian versions actor network theory Marxist and post-Marxist theories, including contemporary critical theory theories of democracy, antagonism and difference. This volume is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers of cultural studies, media studies and social theory.

Celebrity Society

Author: Robert Van Krieken
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415581494
Size: 59.75 MB
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Celebrity Society from the Author: Robert Van Krieken. This book brings new dimensions to our understanding of celebrity, capturing the way in which the figure of the celebrity is bound up with the emergence of modernity and outlines how the celebrification of society is not just the 20th c product of Hollywood and television, but a long-term historical process. Author from Uni of Sydney.

Television As Digital Media

Author: James Bennett
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822349108
Size: 76.66 MB
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Television As Digital Media from the Author: James Bennett. DIVCollection of essays that consider television as a digital media form and the aesthetic, cultural, and industrial changes that this shift has provoked./div