The Beatles: Image and the Media by Michael R. Frontani

By Michael R. Frontani

The Beatles: photo and the Media charts the transformation of the Beatles from youngster idols to leaders of the formative years move and strong cultural brokers. Drawing upon American mainstream print media, pronounces, albums, motion pictures, and video clips, the research covers the band's occupation within the usa. Michael R. Frontani explores how the Beatles' media picture advanced and the way this alteration with regards to cultural and ancient occasions. Upon their arrival within the united states, the Beatles wore sharply adapted matches and forged themselves as cute, obtainable youngster heartthrobs. by means of the tip of the last decade, they'd absorbed the style and cognizance of the burgeoning counterculture and have been utilizing their interviews, media occasions, and song to touch upon concerns similar to the Vietnam conflict, drug tradition, and civil rights. Frontani lines the stairs that ended in this modification and reviews on how the band's mantra of crucial optimism by no means wavered regardless of the evolution of its media profile. Michael R. Frontani is affiliate professor of communications at Elon collage. His paintings has seemed in American Journalism, magazine of yank tradition, Journalism heritage, and African reviews evaluate.

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Paris Hilton: A Biography by Sandra Gurvis

By Sandra Gurvis

In contrast to different biographies that diversity from the exposé to the gushing, Paris Hilton: A Biography is either distinct and goal. It covers Paris's checkered relations background, her privileged but strangely unassuming upbringing, and her explosion with sister Nicky as "It ladies" at the overseas social scene. Readers will find out how her kin motivated her, why she made the choice to step into the limelight, and why she maintains this present day, regardless of her many critics and setbacks. each one bankruptcy of the biography offers an in-depth view of a selected point of Paris's lifestyles: her dating with males and the media, how she became herself round emotionally and projected a brand new photograph, and what makes her any such clever businesswoman. The ebook additionally appears at darker moments, together with the intercourse tape, her detention center time, and her exposure pretend pas. finally, readers will comprehend what makes this advanced younger lady tick—and have a greater experience of what it really is prefer to stroll a mile in her Manolo Blahniks.

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B Is for Bad Cinema: Aesthetics, Politics, and Cultural by Claire Perkins, Constantine Verevis

By Claire Perkins, Constantine Verevis

Considers movies that lurk at the barriers of acceptability in style, sort, and politics.

B Is for undesirable Cinema continues and extends, yet doesn't restrict itself to, the developments in movie scholarship that experience made cult and exploitation movies and different “low” genres more and more appropriate gadgets for severe research. Springing from discussions of flavor and cost in movie, those unique essays mark out the huge contours of “bad”—that is, aesthetically, morally, or commercially disreputable—cinema. whereas many of the essays proportion a kinship with contemporary discussions of B video clips and cult movies, they don't describe a unmarried aesthetic class or characterize a unmarried technique or severe time table, yet variously strategy undesirable cinema when it comes to aesthetics, politics, and cultural price. The quantity covers a variety of concerns, from the cultured and business mechanics of low in cost creation in the course of the terrain of viewers responses and cinematic have an effect on, and directly to the wider ethical and moral implications of the cloth. therefore, B Is for undesirable Cinema takes an curiosity in various movie examples—overblown Hollywood blockbusters, faux pornographic works, and ecu artwork condo films—to reflect on those who lurk at the obstacles of acceptability

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Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies by Dave Morley

By Dave Morley

Stuart Hall's paintings has been imperative to the formation and improvement of cultural reviews as a world self-discipline. Stuart corridor: serious Dialogues in Cultural experiences is a useful number of writings by way of and approximately Stuart corridor. The booklet presents a consultant collection of Hall's tremendously influential writings on cultural experiences and its matters: the connection with Marxism; postmodernism and 'New instances' in cultural and political idea; the improvement of cultural experiences as a global and postcolonial phenomenon, and Hall's engagement with pressing and abiding questions of 'race', ethnicity and identity.In addition to proposing vintage writings by means of corridor and new interviews with corridor in discussion with Kuan-Hsing Chen, the gathering, inclusive of paintings by means of Angela McRobbie, Kobena Mercer, John Fiske, Charlotte Brunsdon, Ien Ang and Isaac Julien, offers an in depth research of Hall's paintings and his contribution to the advance of cultural stories through prime cultural critics and cultural practitioners. The booklet additionally encompasses a complete bibliography of Stuart Hall's writings.

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Intellectuals and Politics in Post-War France (French by D. Drake

By D. Drake

What did French intellectuals need to say approximately Gaullism, the chilly battle, the women's move, colonialism, and the occasions of may well 1968? David Drake examines the political dedication of intellectuals in France from Sartre and Camus to Bernard-Henri L?vy and Pierre Bourdieu. during this available examine, he explores why there has been an intensive reassessment of the intellectual's function within the mid-1970s to the Eighties and the way a brand new iteration engaged with Islam, racism, the Balkans struggle, and the moves of 1995.

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Image into Identity: Constructing and Assigning Identity in by Michael Wintle

By Michael Wintle

The pervading subject of this booklet is the development and allocation of identification, specifically via photos and imagery. The essays examine how the dominant social discourses and imageries build identification or assign topic positions on the subject of the kinds of race, state, sector, gender and language. the quantity is designed to notify the examine of these different types in cultural reports, sociology, anthropology, gender experiences, literary reports, philosophy and heritage. Its insurance is geographically international, multidisciplinary, and theoretically eclectic, but in addition available. The authors contain either validated and emerging students from ancient, literary, media, gender and cultural reports. This cutting edge assortment will attract all people who are attracted to the mechanisms of making and evolving own and team identities, in prior and current.

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Baroque fictions : revisioning the classical in Marguerite by Margaret Elizabeth Colvin

By Margaret Elizabeth Colvin

This quantity is the 1st in-depth examine of the French novelist Marguerite Yourcenar’s fiction to contend that the author’s texts show in unforeseen methods a variety of features of the neobaroque. This subversive, postmodern aesthetic privileges extravagant creative play, flux, and heterogeneity. In demonstrating the affinity of Yourcenar’s texts with the neobaroque, the writer of this learn casts doubt on their presumed transparency and balance, traits linked to the French neoclassical culture of the earlier century, the place the Yourcenarian œuvre is traditionally positioned. Yourcenar’s election to the distinguished, tradition-bound French Academy in 1981 as its first lady “immortal” cemented her already well-established area of interest within the twentieth-century French literary pantheon. A self-taught classicist, historian, and modern day French moralist, Yourcenar has been praised for her polished, “classical” sort and analyzed for her use of fantasy and common topics. whereas these components in the beginning appear to justify amply the neoclassical label during which Yourcenar is most generally famous, this study’s shut analyzing of 4 of her fictions unearths as an alternative the texts’ opacity and subversive resistance to closure, their rejection of strong interpretations, and their deconstruction of postmodern Grand Narratives. Theirs is a neobaroque “logic,” which stresses the absence of theoretical assurances and the constraints of cause. The twist of fate of the recent millennium — which in such a lot of methods displays Yourcenar’s disquieting imaginative and prescient — and her centenary in 2003 gives no longer a lot an excuse to reject the author’s neoclassical label, yet quite the duty to re-examine it in gentle of latest discourses. This examine may be of curiosity to scholars of twentieth-century French fiction and comparative literature, in particular that of the latter half the 20 th century. desk OF CONTENTS: I. A Frontispiece II. creation Marguerite Yourcenar and the Writing of Fiction: a cultured important III. bankruptcy 1 Anna,Soror...: Neobaroque Sacralizes the Abject IV. bankruptcy 2 Denier du rêve : Baroque Discourses,Fascist Practices V. bankruptcy three Neobaroque Humanism: “Sounding the Abyss ” in L ’Œuvre au Noir VI. bankruptcy four Neobaroque Confessions: Un homme obscur and the Oppressive Superficiality of phrases VII. end An writer for the recent Millennium VIII. chosen Works mentioned and Consulted IX. Index of right Names

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How Canadians Communicate III: Contexts of Canadian Popular by Bart Beaty

By Bart Beaty

The members to this 3rd quantity of the way Canadians speak specialize in the query "What does Canadian pop culture need to say concerning the construciton and negotiation of Canadian nationwide identity?" They express how pop culture is negotiated around the assorted terrains the place a feeling of nationwide identification is equipped, through manufacturers and audiences, executive and undefined, heritage and geography, ethnicities, and citizenships. Canada does certainly have a favored tradition particular from different international locations, and those participants are out to turn out it.

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Sharing : culture and the economy in the Internet age by Philippe Aigrain

By Philippe Aigrain

An in-depth exploration of electronic tradition and its dissemination, Sharing deals a counterpoint to the dominant view that dossier sharing is piracy. as a substitute, Philippe Aigrain appears on the advantages of dossier sharing, which permits unknown writers and artists to be preferred extra simply. Concentrating not just at the cultural enrichment because of commonly shared electronic media, Sharing also discusses new financing versions that might let works to be shared freely via participants with no target at revenue. Aigrain conscientiously balances the wishes to help and gift artistic activity with an appropriate recognize for the cultural common stable and proposes a brand new interpretation of the electronic landscape.

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