Category: Media Studies

Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization by Alexander R. Galloway

By Alexander R. Galloway

Foreword: protocol is as protocol does through Eugene Thacker

I How keep watch over Exists after Decentralization
1 actual Media
2 Form
3 Power

II disasters of Protocol
4 Institutionalization

III Protocol Futures
5 Hacking
6 Tactical Media
7 net Art


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The Murdoch Archipelago (Revised Edition) by Bruce Page

By Bruce Page

Publish yr note: First released September 1st 2003

The fresh information company scandal has catapulted Murdoch and his international media empire into the general public eye as might be by no means prior to. within the English-speaking global, and more and more in 'untapped' yet probably profitable markets corresponding to China, Murdoch wields a power as political kingmaker moment to none.

How did he do it? How did this empire, a unfastened 'archipelago' of media islands huge and small, emerge as such a success and influential? How did all of it come to the present, disastrous kingdom? and should the empire continue to exist the new scandal that has outraged humans all over the world and rocked the media?

Rupert Murdoch is likely one of the strongest males on the planet this day. As leader govt of reports company, he controls a world media empire which boasts a few of the significant avid gamers in newspapers, tv, publishing and the motion picture company.

Building on many years' learn and that includes many formerly undisclosed revelations, THE MURDOCH ARCHIPELAGO is the main definitive survey but of Murdoch's existence and instances; how strength flows from impression; and no matter if this could (or if it could) be regulated.

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Journalism in the Movies (History of Communication) by Matthew C. Ehrlich

By Matthew C. Ehrlich

This quantity tells the tale of Hollywood's depiction of yank journalism from the beginning of the sound period. It argues that movies have relentlessly performed off a twin of the journalist as a person who sees via lies and hypocrisy, sticks up for the little man, and serves democracy.

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Critical Media Studies: An Introduction by Brian L. Ott, Robert L. Mack

By Brian L. Ott, Robert L. Mack

Absolutely revised to mirror today's media surroundings, this re-creation of Critical Media Studies bargains scholars a complete creation to the sphere and demonstrates easy methods to imagine significantly in regards to the strength and impact of media in our day-by-day lives.

•Presents an interesting and accomplished advent to a wide variety of serious techniques to the sphere written in an obtainable way
•Features a brand new bankruptcy on sociological research that finds how audiences use media of their daily lives to regulate social roles, relationships, and contexts
•Offers sizeable updates to examples utilized in the booklet to mirror modern criteria, textual varieties, and viewers behaviors
•Delivers updated media references that resonate with today's undergraduates
•Updated with extra international examples for broader appeal
•Enhanced on-line assets, together with PowerPoint slides, try financial institution, research courses and pattern assignments, to be had upon book at

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Challenging Myths of Masculinity: Understanding Physical by Lee F. Monaghan

By Lee F. Monaghan

Many myths encompass male our bodies and linked bodywork, specially whilst such bodywork is labelled culturally or socially unusual or 'problematic'. Bodybuilding, for instance, has been defined when it comes to gender inadequacy and an 'Adonis complicated' such as opposite anorexia, whereas males electing to suffer aesthetic plastic surgery are deemed 'too involved' approximately their visual appeal and therefore woman-like. Myths additionally discredit males and boys who don't have interaction in acceptable bodywork while this is often anticipated. for example, amidst public wellbeing and fitness matters surrounding a so-called 'obesity epidemic', males and boys who face up to actual task and/or makes an attempt to advertise a 'healthy weight' are deemed ignorant, apathetic and short of correction. Drawing on vast box study carried out in North the US and Britain over a twenty 12 months interval, this ebook demanding situations such masculine fable making. conscious of a wealthy sociological culture that seeks to appreciate the social global as lived and skilled, the authors supply insights which are more likely to problem universal perceptions of varied teams of guys and boys, their varied actual cultures, shared methods of being and identities. offering empirically grounded understandings of numerous physically practices and discourses together with bodybuilding, plastic surgery, weight-reduction plan and nightclub defense, hard Myths of Masculinity will attract students of sociology, geography and cultural reports, with pursuits in gender, embodiment and masculinities.

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Transmedia Storytelling and the New Era of Media Convergence by Stavroula Kalogeras

By Stavroula Kalogeras

Stories, whether or not they are truth or fiction, renowned or now not, are a confirmed approach to pedagogy. within the age of media convergence and with the development of know-how, tales have morphed into new types; besides the fact that, their center goal is still an identical, that is to go on wisdom and knowledge. the net, with its inherent interactivity, and tale, with its inherent potential to have interaction, may end up in cutting edge and transformative studying stories in media-rich environments. This booklet specializes in web-based Transmedia Storytelling Edutainment (TmSE) as an andragogical perform in greater schooling. tale is on the vanguard of this research simply because narrative is the root for constructing leisure media franchise that may be integrated into pedagogical perform. The propulsion of this research contains practice-based study via narrative inquiry and an e-module case learn offered on multimedia storytelling within the school room. A Transmedia Storytelling Framework is supplied for growing screenplays for cross-media tasks and for examining their appropriateness in schooling. also, a hypertext screenplay, which allowed scholars to dig deeper into the tale note and to construct extra wisdom, is evaluated for its use in greater schooling. considering screenplays are through nature writing for the display, it truly is believed that the extra visible the enter, the much more likely it truly is to be memorized and recalled.

A hyperlink to The Goddess Within screenplay is offered for obtain at the correct hand part of this page.

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A Brief History of Comic Book Movies by Wheeler Winston Dixon

By Wheeler Winston Dixon

A short heritage of comedian e-book Movies traces the meteoric upward push of the hybrid artwork kind of the comedian ebook movie. those motion pictures hint their origins back to the early Forties, while the 1st Batman and Superman serials were made. The serials, and later tv indicates within the Fifties and 60s, have been for the main half designed for kids.

But this day, with the carrying on with upward thrust of Comic-Con, they appear to be extra an element of the mainstream motion picture going adventure than ever, attractive to adults besides as younger fanatics. This booklet examines comedian ebook videos from the past and current, exploring how those motion pictures formed American tradition from the post-World battle II period to the current day, and the way they tailored to the altering tastes and mores of succeeding generations.

Organized in tough chronological order, the book's 5 chapters hide Origins, The DC Universe, The surprise Universe, Animé motion pictures, and Indies and Outliers, studying not just Hollywood motion pictures, yet ecu, Asian, and French lively motion pictures in addition.

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Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters by Roxanne Parrott

By Roxanne Parrott

Written by way of an award-winning researcher and professor whose paintings straddles the fields of conversation and healthcare, Talking approximately Health explores the significance of future health communique within the twenty first century, and the way it impacts us all.

  • Organized round six key questions on healthiness and communication:  How ‘Normal’ am I? What are My ‘Risk’ components? Why Don’t We Get ‘Care’? Is the general public sturdy ‘Good’ for Me? Who gains from My wellbeing and fitness? and What’s Politics received to Do with It?
  • Provides readers with particular instruments which which to higher navigate the healthcare system
  • Translates what we all know approximately communique and well-being into priceless guidance for daily practice
  • Includes discussions of politics and healthcare, genetic trying out, and replacement care
  • The author's weblog focuses on why speaking approximately health and wellbeing could make a distinction in our well-being and our caliber of life

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