Media and Participation

A Site of Ideological-democratic Struggle

Author: Nico Carpentier

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841504076

Category: Social Science

Page: 405

View: 5892

Discusses participatory processes within the media. By looking at a diversity of media (television, radio, print, web, photography, but also museums), this book focuses on the process of participation itself, and shows how complex and difficult it is for media organisations to uphold their democratic-communicative role.

Reclaiming Participation

Christ as God's Life for All

Author: Cynthia Peters Anderson

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 1451478178

Category: Religion

Page: 301

View: 8988

This volume presents the classical Christian claim of human participation in the divine as the story of the transformation of human life in its physical, moral, spiritual, and eschatological dimensions. It is an affirmation that offers hope for humanity secured by God's participation in human life through Jesus Christ. Cynthia Peters Anderson retrieves the Christological vision of the unification of the divine and the human in Jesus Christ as the programmatic center point of human transformation and participation, argued through examination of Cyril of Alexandria, Barth, and Balthasar.

ReClaiming Participation

Technology - Mediation - Collectivity

Author: Mathias Denecke,Anne Ganzert,Isabell Otto,Robert Stock

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839429226

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 8599

This volume unravels the debates on the »Participation Age«: Instead of perpetuating visions of social »all-inclusion« or the »digital divide«, the collection reclaims collectivity as an effect of technological and historical conditions. Thinking of participation both as promise and duty, the contributions analyse the attractions and impositions connected to the socio-technical formation of collectivities. The constraints of participation are addressed by focusing on the mutual shaping of user practices and technological environments. It is hence a relational thinking that allows specifying the manifold interconnections of technology, practices and discourses.

Reclaiming the Public Sphere

Communication, Power and Social Change

Author: T. Askanius,L. Østergaard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137398752

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

View: 3765

This volume brings together a range of different specialists in the arts and cultural industries, as well as international academics and public intellectuals, to explore how media and communication practices for social change are currently being reconfigured in both conceptual and rhetorical terms.

Reclaiming the Archive

Feminism and Film History

Author: Vicki Callahan

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814333006

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 460

View: 5254

Illustrates the rich relationship between film history and feminist theory.

Girls Make Media

Author: Mary Celeste Kearney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135474796

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 9460

More girls are producing media today than at any other point in U.S. history, and they are creating media texts in virtually every format currently possible--magazines, films, musical recordings, and websites. Girls Make Media explores how young female media producers have reclaimed and reconfigured girlhood as a site for radical social, cultural, and political agency. Central to the book is an analysis of Riot Grrrl--a 1990s feminist youth movement from a fusion of punk rock and gender theory-and the girl power movement it inspired. The author also looks at the rise of girls-only media education programs, and the creation of girls' studies. This book will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand contemporary female youth in today's media culture.

Reclaiming the Media

Communication Rights and Democratic Media Roles

Author: Bart Cammaerts,Nico Carpentier

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841501638

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

View: 6233

The book addresses whether the contemporary media conjuncture offers enough to our democracies, how their democratic investment can be deepened and how our communication rights can be expanded.

Keywords for Media Studies

Author: Laurie Ouellette,Jonathan Gray

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479859613

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 9977

The Essential vocabulary of Media Studies Keywords for Media Studies introduces and aims to advance the field of critical media studies by tracing, defining, and problematizing its established and emergent terminology. The book historicizes thinking about media and society, whether that means noting a long history of “new media,” or tracing how understandings of media “power” vary across time periods and knowledge formations. Bringing together an impressive group of established scholars from television studies, film studies, sound studies, games studies, and more, each of the 65 essays in the volume focuses on a critical concept, from “fan” to “industry,” and “celebrity” to “surveillance.” Keywords for Media Studies is an essential tool that introduces key terms, research traditions, debates, and their histories, and offers a sense of the new frontiers and questions emerging in the field of media studies.

The Political Web

Media, Participation and Alternative Democracy

Author: Peter Dahlgren

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137326387

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

View: 688

As democracy encounters difficulties, many citizens are turning to the domain of alternative politics and, in so doing, making considerable use of the new communication technologies. This volume analyses the various factors that shape such participation, and addresses such key topics as civic subjectivity, web intellectuals, and cosmopolitanism.

Creative Justice

Cultural Work After Critique

Author: Mark Banks

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International

ISBN: 9781786601285

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 700

Creative Justice examines issues of inequality and injustice in the cultural industries and the cultural workplace. It offers a comprehensive and considered account of the state-of-the field in cultural studies and sociological thinking about cultural and creative industries work, education and employment, and seeks to address fundamental questions about the constitution of equality and inequality in the creative industries.

Tuff City

Urban Change and Contested Space in Central Naples

Author: Nicholas T. Dines,Nick Dines

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857452797

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

View: 3394

During the 1990s, Naples' left-wing administration sought to tackle the city's infamous reputation of being poor, crime-ridden, chaotic and dirty by reclaiming the city's cultural and architectural heritage. This book examines the conflicts surrounding the reimaging and reordering of the city's historic centre through detailed case studies of two piazzas and a centro sociale, focusing on a series of issues that include heritage, decorum, security, pedestrianization, tourism, immigration and new forms of urban protest. This monograph is the first in-depth study of the complex transformations of one of Europe's most fascinating and misunderstood cities. It represents a new critical approach to the questions of public space, citizenship and urban regeneration as well as a broader methodological critique of how we write about contemporary cities.

Media and Participation

A Site of Ideological-democratic Struggle

Author: Nico Carpentier

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841504076

Category: Social Science

Page: 405

View: 813

Discusses participatory processes within the media. By looking at a diversity of media (television, radio, print, web, photography, but also museums), this book focuses on the process of participation itself, and shows how complex and difficult it is for media organisations to uphold their democratic-communicative role.

Random Acts of Culture

Reclaiming Art and Community in the 21st Century

Author: Clarke Mackey

Publisher: Between the Lines

ISBN: 1926662318

Category: Art and society

Page: 282

View: 1802

An unsentimental, optimistic book about the art of living in apocalyptic times.

Keywords for American Cultural Studies

Author: Bruce Burgett,Glenn Hendler

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814799477

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 373

Religion and the Creation of Race and Ethnicity is the first collection devoted to demonstrating the role that religion and myth have played in the creation of the categories of “race” and “ethnicity.” When scholars approach religion and race, they tend to focus on such issues as how African Americans have expressed Christianity, or how Japanese or Mexicans have lived “religiously.” This volume, meant specifically for those new to the field, brings together an ensemble of prominent scholars and illuminates instead the role religious myths have played in shaping those very social boundaries that we call “races” and “ethnicities.” It asks, what part did Christianity play in creating “Blackness”? To what extent was Japanese or Mexican identity itself the product of religious life? The text, comprised of all original material, introduces readers to the social construction of race and ethnicity and the ways in which these concepts are shaped by religious narratives. It offers examples from both the U.S. and around the world, exploring these themes in the context of places as diverse as Bosnia, India, Japan, Mexico, Zimbabwe, and the Middle East. The volume helps make the case that any account of the social construction of race and ethnicity will be incomplete if it fails to consider the influence of religious traditions and myths. Contributors include: Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Joel Martin, Jacob Neusner, Roberto S. Goizueta, Laurie Patton, and Michael A. Sells.

Reclaiming the Public University

Conversations on General & Liberal Education

Author: Judith Summerfield,Crystal Benedicks

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820481524

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 5738

To reclaim the public university is to focus our energies on teaching all our students well, educating them for a new, increasingly complicated age. To deliver on this promise, we must interrogate the general education we provide for our students, for that is the vast, unrecognized ground we stand on. It is what students and faculty do most in common. If we can get educating our students right, generally and liberally, then we will have laid a claim to what the public university needs to be.

Reimagining Research for Reclaiming the Academy in Iraq: Identities and Participation in Post-Conflict Enquiry

Author: Heather Brunskell-Evans,Michele Moore

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9460918972

Category: Education

Page: 98

View: 4614

This book is without doubt one of the most important publications that I have read for a very long time. These stories by Iraqi scholars raise many important insights, issues and questions. Their accounts provide some chilling insights into the terrible forms of oppression and discrimination that are part of the barriers to the realisation of an inclusive and creative development. It is extremely difficult to appreciate the pain and suffering that has been an integral part of their lives. Their accounts are readable and refreshingly honest. I do believe that there is a moral responsibility for all members of departments in universities to read and discuss this book as a matter of urgency. This needs to be done in terms of what we can learn about Iraq and in turn, to critically examine our own current conditions, relations, policies and practices, so that we can also struggle for a more inclusive system of educational provision and practice in higher education.

Reclaiming the F Word

Feminism Today

Author: Doctor Kristin Aune,Catherine Redfern

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780326289

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 401

Feminism is so last century. Surely in today's world the idea is irrelevant and unfashionable? Wrong. Since the turn of the millennium a revitalised feminist movement has emerged to challenge these assumptions. Based on a survey of over a thousand feminists, Reclaiming the F Word reveals the what, why and how of today's feminism, from cosmetic surgery to celebrity culture, from sex to singleness and now, in this new edition, the gendered effects of possibly the worst economic crisis ever. This is a generation-defining book demanding nothing less than freedom and equality, for all.

Conglomerates and the Media

Author: Erik Barnouw,Patricia Aufderheide

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565844728

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

View: 482

An examination of the effects on increasing conglomerate control of news and culture, by nine leading insiders and critics. What are the effects of increasing conglomerate ownership on the creation and dissemination of news and culture? Available for the first time in paperback, these nine essays by leading media insiders and critics take probing, critical looks at the dramatic changes of recent years. Opening with a fascinating overview of radio and television history by Erik Barnouw, the "dean of American media critics," the first part of the book features longtime media insiders such as Richard M. Cohen (former CBS Evening News senior producer) and Gene Roberts (managing editor of the New York Times), writing candidly on the effects of increasing profit expectations in the newsroom. In the second part of the book, prominent media analysts, such as Mark Crispin Miller (author of Boxed In), Thomas Schatz (author of The Genius of the System), David Lieberman (USA Today), and Patricia Aufderheide (In These Times), discuss the dumbing-down of the publishing industry, the transformation of Hollywood the increasing importance of merchandising and foreign rights in all media, and the false promise of the digital age. Finally, Thomas Frank (The Baffler) examines advertising and the possibility of resistance to conglomerate control of the media. Contributors include: Patricia Aufderheide, professor of communication at American University; Erik Barnouw, author of A History of Broadcasting in the United States; Richard Cohen, former senior producer of the CBS Evening News; Thomas Frank, editor-in-chief of The Baffier; Todd Gitlin, author of The Twilight of Common Dreams; David Lieberman, media analyst at USA Today; Mark Crispin Miller, author of Boxed In; Gene Roberts, managing editor of the New York Times; and Tom Schatz, author of The Genius of the System.

Keyframes: Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies

Author: Matthew Tinkcom,Amy Villarejo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113463157X

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 5343

Keyframes introduces the study of popular cinema of Hollywood and beyond and responds to the transformative effect of cultural studies on film studies. The contributors rethink contemporary film culture using ideas and concerns from feminism, queer theory, 'race' studies, critiques of nationalism, colonialism and post-colonialism, the cultural economies of fandom, spectator theory, and Marxism. Combining a film studies focus on the film industry, production and technology with a cultural studies analysis of consumption and audiences, Keframes demonstrates the breadth of approaches now available for understanding popular cinema. Subjects addressed include: * Studying Ripley and the 'Alien' films * Pedagogy and Political Correctness in Martial Arts cinema * Judy Garland fandom on the net * Stardom and serial fantasies: Thomas Harris's 'Hannibal' * Tom Hanks and the globalization of stars * Queer Bollywood * Jackie Chan and the Black connection * '12 Monkeys', postmodernism and urban space.