Defining Women: Television and the Case of Cagney & Lacey by Julie D'Acci

By Julie D'Acci

Defining ladies explores the social and cultural building of gender and the meanings of girl, girls, and femininity as they have been negotiated within the pioneering tv sequence Cagney and Lacey, starring ladies as manhattan urban police detectives. Julie D'Acci illuminates the tensions among the tv undefined, the sequence creation staff, the mainstream and feminist press, a variety of curiosity teams, and tv audience over competing notions of what ladies may possibly or couldn't be—not in basic terms on tv yet in society at large.Cagney and Lacey, which aired from 1981 to 1988, was once widely known as an leading edge remedy of operating girls and built a wide and constant following. whereas learning this e-book, D'Acci had unheard of entry to the set, to creation conferences, and to the whole creation records, together with correspondence from community executives, exposure organisations, and hundreds of thousands of audience. She lines the usually heated debates surrounding the improvement of ladies characters and the illustration of feminism on prime-time tv, indicates how the sequence was once reconfigured as a 'woman's program,' and investigates questions of woman spectatorship and feminist readings. even though she specializes in Cagney and Lacey, D'Acci discusses many different examples from the background of yankee tv.

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A Companion to New Media Dynamics by John Hartley, Visit Amazon's Jean Burgess Page, search

By John Hartley, Visit Amazon's Jean Burgess Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Jean Burgess, , Visit Amazon's Axel Bruns Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Axel Bruns,

Content material:
Chapter 1 Media reports and New Media experiences (pages 13–32): Sean Cubitt
Chapter 2 the way forward for electronic Humanities is an issue of phrases (pages 33–52): Willard McCarty
Chapter three Media Dynamics and the teachings of heritage (pages 53–72): Thomas Pettitt
Chapter four Literature and tradition within the Age of the hot Media (pages 73–89): Peter Swirski
Chapter five The Economics of latest Media (pages 90–103): John Quiggin
Chapter 6 the top of Audiences? (pages 104–121): Sonia Livingstone and Ranjana Das
Chapter 7 The Emergence of Next?Generation net clients (pages 122–141): provide clean and William H. Dutton
Chapter eight nationwide net experiences (pages 142–166): Richard Rogers, Esther Weltevrede, Erik Borra and Sabine Niederer
Chapter nine within the Habitus of the recent (pages 167–184): Zizi Papacharissi and Emily Easton
Chapter 10 lengthy dwell Wikipedia? (pages 185–190): Andrew Lih
Chapter eleven altering Media with Mobiles (pages 191–208): Gerard Goggin
Chapter 12 Make Room for the Wii (pages 209–218): Ben Aslinger
Chapter thirteen Improvers, Entertainers, Shockers, and Makers (pages 219–230): Charles Leadbeater
Chapter 14 The Dynamics of electronic Multisided Media Markets (pages 231–246): Patrik Wikstrom
Chapter 15 seek and Networked cognizance (pages 247–260): Alexander Halavais
Chapter sixteen opposed to seek (pages 261–273): Pelle Snickars
Chapter 17 Evolutionary Dynamics of the MobileWeb (pages 275–289): Indrek Ibrus
Chapter 18 Pseudonyms and the increase of the Real?Name net (pages 290–307): Bernie Hogan
Chapter 19 New Media and altering Perceptions of Surveillance (pages 309–321): Anders Albrechtslund
Chapter 20 classes of the Leak (pages 322–335): Christoph Bieber
Chapter 21 Cybersexuality and on-line tradition (pages 337–345): Feona Attwood
Chapter 22 Microcelebrity and the Branded Self (pages 346–354): Theresa M. Senft
Chapter 23 on-line identification (pages 355–364): Alice E. Marwick
Chapter 24 Practices of Networked identification (pages 365–374): Jan?Hinrik Schmidt
Chapter 25 the net and the outlet Up of Political house (pages 375–384): Stephen Coleman
Chapter 26 the web as a Platform for Civil Disobedience (pages 385–395): Cherian George
Chapter 27 Parody, Performativity, and Play (pages 396–406): Jeffrey P. Jones
Chapter 28 The Politics of “Platforms” (pages 407–416): Tarleton Gillespie
Chapter 29 From Homepages to community Profiles (pages 417–426): Axel Bruns
Chapter 30 the hot Media Toolkit (pages 427–438): Mark Pesce
Chapter 31 Materiality, Description, and comparability as instruments for Cultural distinction research (pages 439–449): Basile Zimmermann
Chapter 32 studying from community Dysfunctionality (pages 450–460): Tony D. Sampson and Jussi Parikka
Chapter 33 adolescents on-line (pages 461–471): Lelia eco-friendly and Danielle Brady
Chapter 34 past Generations and New Media (pages 472–479): Kate Crawford and Penelope Robinson

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The Golden Rule of Schmoozing by Aye Jaye

By Aye Jaye

Schmoozing is all in regards to the actual perform of treating others good. writer, public speaker, slapstick comedian clown Aye Jaye finds the secrets and techniques to uncovering your individual magnetism and style and the way to take advantage of The Golden Rule of Schmoozing on your day-by-day life.This publication will exhibit you the way to:--Schmooze your boss, coworkers and customers--Endear your self utilizing "chatch" and "schmick"--Schmooze for love--Make your first effect a favorable, lasting one--Schmooze neighbors, associates, youngsters and teensBest of all, you will discover the instruments to constructing happier, fitter relationships together with your kinfolk, pals, coworkers, shoppers or even humans you simply met!

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Media representation and the global imagination by Shani Orgad

By Shani Orgad

This ebook is a transparent, systematic, unique and full of life account of the way media representations form the best way we see our and others’ lives in a world age. It offers in-depth research of a number foreign media representations of catastrophe, warfare, clash, migration and celebration.
The booklet explores how photos, tales and voices, on tv, the web, and in ads and newspapers, invite us to relocate to far-off contexts, and to narrate to those that are distant from our day-by-day lives, through constructing ‘mediated intimacy’ and concentrating on the self. It additionally explores how those representations form our self-narratives.
Orgad examines 5 websites of media illustration – the opposite, the kingdom, attainable lives, the area and the self. She argues that representations can and will give a contribution to fostering extra ambivalence and complexity in how we expect and suppose concerning the global, our position in it and our relation to far-away others.
Media Representations and the worldwide Imagination might be of specific curiosity to scholars and students of media and cultural reports, in addition to sociology, politics, diplomacy, improvement reviews and migration reviews.

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Communication for Development and Social Change by Jan Servaes

By Jan Servaes

This quantity underlines that improvement conversation: - Is, firstly, approximately humans and the method had to facilitate their sharing of data and perceptions in an effort to impact confident developmental change.- relies on discussion, that's essential to advertise stakeholders' participation. Such participation is required that allows you to comprehend stakeholder perceptions, views, values, attitudes and practices to allow them to be included into the layout and implementation of improvement initiatives.- Follows the two-way, horizontal version and never the conventional one-way, vertical version of Sender-Message-Channel-Receiver and more and more uses rising many to many kinds of conversation made attainable via new applied sciences. - provides voice to these most influenced through the improvement issue(s) at stake, permitting them to take part at once in defining and enforcing options and picking improvement directions.- acknowledges that truth is basically socially constructed-and hence culture-specific. the results are that there should be diverse realities (or assorted perceptions of an identical truth) for a similar scenario based on particular teams' perceptions and desires. hence the function of improvement and by way of extension conversation isn't really to "impose" the proper truth, yet quite to foster discussion to facilitate mutual knowing between diversified views. - makes use of a couple of instruments, options, media and strategies to facilitate mutual realizing, outline and bridge transformations of perceptions, and take motion in the direction of switch, in response to the actual wishes of the advance initiative. those instruments and strategies can be utilized in an built-in means and are foremost whilst used firstly of improvement initiatives.Jan Servaes is Professor and Chair of the dept of verbal exchange on the college of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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'You Should See Yourself': Jewish Identity in Postmodern by Vincent Brook

By Vincent Brook

The prior few many years have visible a awesome surge in Jewish impacts on American tradition. Entertainers and artists akin to Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, and Tony Kushner have heralded new waves of tv, movie, and theater; an enormous klezmer revival is lower than manner; bagels at the moment are as regular as pizza; and kabalah has develop into as cool as crystals. Does this wide diversity of cultural expression effectively replicate what it capability to be Jewish in the USA this day? Bringing jointly fourteen essays by way of major students, you'll want to See your self examines the fluctuating representations of Jewishness in various components of pop culture and excessive paintings, together with literature, the media, movie, theater, song, dance, portray, images, and stand-up comedy. members discover the evolution that has taken position inside those cultural varieties, even if variations were slow or surprising, and the way we will be able to top clarify those adjustments. Are diversifications in our knowing of Jewishness the results of common phenomena akin to multiculturalism, politics, and postmodernism, or are they the manufactured from extra in particular Jewish issues comparable to the intermarriage/continuity situation, spiritual renewal, and family members among the U.S. and Israel? An advent by means of Vincent Brook frames the essays by way of evaluating Jewish id in American tradition to the fractured identities which are the norm in postmodern society. available to scholars and normal readers alike, this quantity takes a tremendous step towards advancing the dialogue of Jewish cultural impacts during this nation.

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Australian Cinema After Mabo by Felicity Collins

By Felicity Collins

Australian Cinema After Mabo is the 1st entire research of Australian nationwide cinema within the Nineties. utilizing the 1992 Mabo choice as a place to begin, it seems at how the Mabo selection, the place the founding doctrine of terra nullius was once overruled, has destabilised the way in which Australians relate to the land. It asks how we expect approximately Australian cinema within the publish Mabo period, and what half it performs within the nationwide means of reviewing our colonial prior and the ways that settlers and indigenous cultures can co-exist. together with The Tracker, Kiss or Kill, The fort, Love Serenade and Yolngu Boy between a variety of others, this publication highlights turning issues within the shaping of the Australian cinema considering that Mabo. it truly is crucial examining for a person learning Australian cinema and for these drawn to the ways that land politics has impacted upon the way in which we think ourselves via cinema.

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The Gulf War Did Not Take Place by Jean Baudrillard

By Jean Baudrillard

In a provocative research written through the unfolding drama of 1992, Baudrillard attracts on his thoughts of simulation and the hyperreal to argue that the Gulf battle didn't ensue yet used to be a delicately scripted media event—a "virtual" war.

Patton’s creation argues that Baudrillard, greater than the other critic of the Gulf battle, safely pointed out the stakes fascinated with the gestation of the recent international Order.

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Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software by Christopher M. Kelty

By Christopher M. Kelty

In Bits, Christopher M. Kelty investigates the historical past and cultural value of loose software program, revealing the folks and practices that experience reworked not just software program but in addition tune, movie, technological know-how, and schooling. unfastened software program is a collection of practices dedicated to the collaborative construction of software program resource code that's made overtly and freely on hand via an unconventional use of copyright legislation. Kelty explains how those particular practices have reoriented the family members of strength round the production, dissemination, and authorization of all types of information. He additionally makes a huge contribution to discussions of public spheres and social imaginaries via demonstrating how loose software program is a “recursive public”—a public equipped round the skill to construct, adjust, and hold the very infrastructure that offers it lifestyles within the first place.Drawing on ethnographic learn that took him from a web healthcare start-up corporation in Boston to media labs in Berlin to younger marketers in Bangalore, Kelty describes the applied sciences and the ethical imaginative and prescient that bind jointly hackers, geeks, legal professionals, and different loose software program advocates. In every one case, he exhibits how their practices and lifestyle comprise not just the sharing of software program resource code but additionally methods of conceptualizing openness, writing copyright licenses, coordinating collaboration, and proselytizing. through exploring intimately how those practices got here jointly because the unfastened software program circulation from the Nineteen Seventies to the Nineties, Kelty additionally considers the way it is feasible to appreciate the recent routine rising from loose software program: tasks comparable to inventive Commons, a nonprofit association that creates copyright licenses, and Connexions, a venture to create a web scholarly textbook commons.

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The riddle of Cantinflas: essays on Hispanic popular culture by Ilan Stavans

By Ilan Stavans

From one in every of our prime cultural critics comes a provocative choice of essays on kitsch and excessive paintings within the Americas. Ilan Stavans examines the pleasant if torturous dating among a Europeanized elite and the hybrid plenty in a continent he sees as imprisoned within the labyrinth of identification. In "Santa Selena," for instance, Stavans explores the beatification of the martyred Tejana singer within the context of yank pop iconography. His curiosity isn't really in Selena's tragic dying yet within the methods her lovers have grew to become her right into a heavenly physique, shaping her afterlife as an unending fiesta of religious and advertisement chances. equally, Stavans's photographs of Jos? Guadalupe Posada, Tina Modotti, Frida Kahlo, Sandra Cisneros, Cantinflas, and Carlos Fuentes are much less approximately those luminaries than approximately what humans have became them into. His seek isn't really for the idol yet for the idolater, and for tactics during which expertise and the media refurbish fact. every now and then funny, frequently cautionary, constantly incisive, this assortment is facts of Stavans's energy to head past universal assumptions and make us comprehend Mexican pop culture and its opposite numbers within the united states "I imagine he has the best grips round on what makes Spanish the United States tick and he's so much delicate approximately its courting to the remainder of the world."--Gregory Rabassa

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