Search results: Found 32

Listing 1 - 10 of 32 << page
of 4
>>
Sort by
The War Correspondent - Second Edition

Author:
ISBN: 9781783717583 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_605051 Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Media and communication
Added to DOAB on : 2016-03-23 11:01:23
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The War Correspondent looks at the role of the war reporter today: the attractions and the risks of the job; the challenge of objectivity and impartiality in the war zone; the danger that journalistic independence is being compromised by military control, censorship and public relations; as well as the commercial and technological pressures of an intensely concentrated, competitive news media environment. This new edition substantially updates the original, ending with an extended section on the return of history and ideology to the reporting of international conflict. It examines the ‘war on terror’ framework that dominated the first decade of the 21st Century and, as Russia imposes itself once again on the international stage, asks if it might well give way to a new, Cold War framework. If so, what will that mean for the new generation of war correspondents, attuned not to history or ideology but the politics of the next conflict? The book features interviews with prominent war and foreign correspondents such as John Pilger, Robert Fisk, Mary Dejevsky and Alex Thomson. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction

Author:
ISBN: 9781781384541 9781781382844 Year: Pages: 263 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_608319 Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Languages and Literatures
Added to DOAB on : 2016-05-22 11:01:07
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Terraforming is the process of making other worlds habitable for human life. Its counterpart on Earth – geoengineering – is receiving serious consideration as a way to address climate change. Contemporary environmental awareness and our understanding of climate change is influenced by science fiction, and terraforming in particular has offered scientists, philosophers, and others a motif for thinking in complex ways about our impact on planetary environments. This book asks how science fiction has imagined how we shape both our world and other planets and how stories of terraforming reflect on science, society and environmentalism. It traces the growth of the motif of terraforming in science fiction from H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds (1898) to James Cameron’s blockbuster Avatar (2009), in stories by such writers as Olaf Stapledon, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ernest Callenbach, Pamela Sargent, Frederick Turner and Kim Stanley Robinson. It argues for terraforming as a nexus for environmental philosophy, the pastoral, ecology, the Gaia hypothesis, and the politics of colonisation and habitation. Amidst contemporary anxieties about climate change, terraforming offers an important vantage from which to consider the ways humankind shapes and is shaped by their world.

Hitchcock's Appetites

Author:
ISBN: 9781501311659 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Performing Arts
Added to DOAB on : 2016-08-09 11:01:15
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

In Hitchcock’s Appetites, Casey McKittrick offers the first book-length study of the relationship between Hitchcock’s body size and his cinema. Whereas most critics and biographers of the great director are content to consign his large figure and larger appetite to colorful anecdotes of his private life, McKittrick argues that our understanding of Hitchcock’s films, his creative process, and his artistic mind are incomplete without considering his lived experience as a fat man. Using archival research of his publicity, script collaboration, and personal communications with his producers, in tandem with close textual readings of his films, feminist critique, and theories of embodiment, Hitchcock’s Appetites produces a new and compelling profile of Hitchcock's creative life, and a fuller, more nuanced account of his auteurism.

Cinema at the End of Empire

Author:
ISBN: 9780822337805 9780822387749 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625239 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100684
Subject: Performing Arts
Added to DOAB on : 2017-03-10 11:01:47
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

How did the imperial logic underlying British and Indian film policy change with the British Empire’s loss of moral authority and political cohesion? Were British and Indian films of the 1930s and 1940s responsive to and responsible for such shifts? Cinema at the End of Empire illuminates this intertwined history of British and Indian cinema in the late colonial period. Challenging the rubric of national cinemas that dominates film studies, Priya Jaikumar contends that film aesthetics and film regulations were linked expressions of radical political transformations in a declining British empire and a nascent Indian nation. As she demonstrates, efforts to entice colonial film markets shaped Britain’s national film policies, and Indian responses to these initiatives altered the limits of colonial power in India.

Media, Erotics, and Transnational Asia

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9780822345596 9780822391326 Year: Pages: 392 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625252 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100327
Subject: Media and communication
Added to DOAB on : 2017-03-10 11:02:09
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Drawing on methods and approaches from anthropology, media studies, film theory, and cultural studies, the contributors to Media, Erotics, and Transnational Asia examine how mediated eroticism and sexuality circulating across Asia and Asian diasporas both reflect and shape the social practices of their producers and consumers. The essays in this volume cover a wide geographic and thematic range, and combine rigorous textual analysis with empirical research into the production, circulation, and consumption of various forms of media. Taken together, the essays offer fresh insights into research on gender, erotics, media, and Asia transnationally conceived.Contributors. Anne Allison, Tom Boellstorff, Nicole Constable, Heather Dell, Judith Farquhar, Sarah L. Friedman, Martin F. Manalansan IV, Purnima Mankekar, Louisa Schein, Everett Yuehong Zhang.

Dying in Full Detail

Author:
ISBN: 9780822363002 9780822373414 Year: Pages: 248 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100284
Subject: Media and communication
Added to DOAB on : 2017-03-10 11:02:51
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

In 'Dying in Full Detail' Jennifer Malkowski explores digital media's impact on one of documentary film's greatest taboos: the recording of death. Despite technological advances that allow for the easy creation and distribution of death footage, digital media often fail to live up to their promise to reveal the world in greater fidelity. Malkowski analyzes a wide range of death footage, from feature films about the terminally ill (Dying, Silverlake Life, Sick), to surreptitiously recorded suicides (The Bridge), to #BlackLivesMatter YouTube videos and their precursors. Contextualizing these recordings in the long history of attempts to capture the moment of death in American culture, Malkowski shows how digital media are unable to deliver death "in full detail," as its metaphysical truth remains beyond representation.

Gaze Regimes

Authors: --- --- --- --- et al.
ISBN: 9781868148561 9781868148561 9781868146888 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626360 Language: English
Publisher: Wits University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100387
Subject: Performing Arts
Added to DOAB on : 2017-03-31 11:01:40
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Gaze Regimes is a bricolage of essays and interviews showcasing the experiences of women working in film, either directly as practitioners or in other areas such as curators, festival programme directors or fundraisers. It does not shy away from questioning the relations of power in the practice of filmmaking and the power invested in the gaze itself. Who is looking and who is being looked at, who is telling women’s stories in Africa and what governs the mechanics of making those films on the continent?The interviews with film practitioners such as Tsitsi Dangarembga, Taghreed Elsanhouri, Jihan El-Tahri, Anita Khanna, Isabel Noronhe, Arya Lalloo and Shannon Walsh demonstrate the contradictory points of departure of women in film – from their understanding of feminisms in relation to lived-experiences and the realpolitik of women working as cultural practitioners. Jyoti Mistry, Antje Schuhmann, Nobunye Levin, Dorothee Wenner and Christina von Braun are some of the contributors.

Crowd Scenes

Author:
ISBN: 9780823229017 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626974 Language: English
Publisher: Fordham University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100596
Added to DOAB on : 2017-04-07 11:01:20
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The movies and the masses erupted on the world stage together. In a few decades around the turn of the twentieth century, millions of persons who rarely could afford a night at the theater and had never voted in an election became regular paying customers at movie palaces and proud members of new political parties. The question of how to represent these new masses fascinated and plagued politicians and filmmakers alike.Michael Tratner examines the representations of masses—the crowd scenes—in Hollywood films from The Birth of a Nation through such popular love stories as Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music, and Dr. Zhivago. He then contrasts these with similar scenes in early Soviet and Nazi films. What emerges is a political debate being carried out in filmic style. In both sets of films, the crowd is represented as a seething cauldron of emotions.

Hybridity, or the Cultural Logic of Globalization

Author:
ISBN: 9781592131433 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626979 Language: English
Publisher: Temple University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100304
Added to DOAB on : 2017-04-07 11:01:28
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The intermingling of people and media from different cultures is a communication-based phenomenon known as hybridity. Drawing on original research from Lebanon to Mexico and analyzing the use of the term in cultural and postcolonial studies (as well as the popular and business media), Marwan Kraidy offers readers a history of the idea and a set of prescriptions for its future use. Kraidy analyzes the use of the concept of cultural mixture from the first century A.D. to its present application in the academy and the commercial press. The book's case studies build an argument for understanding the importance of the dynamics of communication, uneven power relationships, and political economy as well as culture, in situations of hybridity. Kraidy suggests a new framework he developed to study cultural mixture—called critical transculturalism—which uses hybridity as its core concept, and provides a practical method for examining how media and communication work in international contexts.

Medium, Messenger, Transmission

Author:
Book Series: Recursions ISBN: 9789089647412 9789048524990 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089647412 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100153
Subject: Performing Arts
Added to DOAB on : 2017-04-27 11:01:31
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This rich study provides a comprehensive introduction to media philosophy while offering a new perspective on the concept and function of transmission media in all systems of exchange. Krämer uses the figure of the messenger as a key metaphor, examining a diverse range of transmission events, including the circulation of money, translation of languages, angelic visitations, spread of infectious diseases, and processes of transference and counter-transference that occur during psychoanalysis."'An interesting read, with an incorporated overview of media theory." - Ana Peraica, Leonardo Reviews

Listing 1 - 10 of 32 << page
of 4
>>
Sort by