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Popular Communication Piracy And Social Change

Author: Jonas Andersson Schwarz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315469952
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Digital piracy cultures and peer-to-peer technologies combined to spark transformations in audio-visual distribution between the late 1990s and the mid-2000s. Digital piracy also inspired the creation of a global anti-piracy law and policy regime, and counter-movements such as the Swedish and German Pirate Parties. These trends provide starting points for a wide-ranging debate about the prospects for deep and lasting changes in social life enabled by piratical technology practices. This edited volume brings together contemporary scholarship in communication and media studies, addressing piracy as a recombinant feature of popular communication, technological innovation, and communication law and policy. An international collection of contributors highlights key debates about piracy, popular communication, and social change, and provides a lasting resource for global media studies. This book was originally published as a special issue of Popular Communication.

Entertainment Media And Politics

Author: Robert Lance Holbert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317576551
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The prominence of politically-themed entertainment is evident across the global media landscape. Given its popularity, it is important to gain a firm understanding of the mechanisms through which this diverse and multi-faceted content can generate democratic outcomes. In addition, it is essential to isolate and predict properly the strength of a given effect and the conditions under which a specific outcome will become evident. The works contained in this edited volume explore affect- and cognition-driven processes of influence, recognizing that humans are both emotional and rational beings. In addition, empirical evidence is offered to isolate and compare specific types of political entertainment media content (e.g., different types of satire) and citizens’ proclivities for this content (e.g., a person’s Affinity for Political Humor), in order to best understand the complex means by which entertainment media can generate political influence. Attention is also paid to expanding what can and should be defined as "political entertainment" media, which includes opinion-based political talk programming. The collection and its authors represent a global perspective to reflect the rise of political entertainment media as a global phenomenon. This book was originally published as a special issue of Mass Communication and Society.

Political Humor In A Changing Media Landscape

Author: Jody C Baumgartner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498565093
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This book is devoted to anticipating and addressing where the field of political humor and its effects will move in the next generation of scholarship, exploring the continued evolution of the study of political humor as well as the normative implications of these developments.

Breaking Boundaries

Author: Dannagal G. Young
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ISBN: 9781625171757
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This book brings together a collection of scholars whose work is leading the field of political entertainment studies, and yet it crosses methodological divides to do so, with quantitative and critical/cultural perspectives both represented. Indeed, each author worked as a part of a pair, addressing a similar topic as a colleague from across the divide. The result is a series of essays that add to and move beyond the state of political entertainment research{u2014}not only in content, but also in approach{u2014}by challenging readers to expand their thinking on these topics outside of the regular strictures. It begins with direct discussion of methodological divides in the field, as Michael Delli Carpini and Jeffrey P. Jones offer an essay, response, and further response. Following this initial, explicit tackling of methodology and what is at stake, Geoffrey Baym and Lindsay Hoffman each examine partisan language and interviews in The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, respectively; Lauren Feldman and Paul Brewer examine satirical treatments of science; Amber Day and Heather LaMarre address the importance of Stephen Colbert{u2019}s Super PAC; Dannagal G. Young and Roderick Hart discuss The Daily Show{u2019}s treatment of political participation, citizenship, and social protest; and finally, Megan Hill and R. Lance Holbert each wrestle with developing a normative approach to political satire. Read what scholars think!

Teaching Politics Beyond The Book

Author: Robert W. Glover
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 144119911X
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To teach political issues such as political struggle, justice, interstate conflict, etc. educators rely mostly on textbooks and lectures. However, many other forms of narrative exist that can elevate our understanding of such issues. This innovative work seeks new ways to foster learning beyond the textbook and lecture model, by using creative and new media, including graphic novels, animated films, hip-hop music, Twitter, and more. Discussing the opportunities these media offer to teach and engage students about politics, the work presents concrete ways on how to use them, along with teaching and assessment strategies, all tested in the classroom. The contributors are dedicated educators from various types of institutions whose essays span a variety of political topics and examine how non-traditional "texts" can promote critical thinking and intellectual growth among students in colleges and universities. The first of its kind to discuss a wide range of alternative texts and media, the book will be a valuable resource to anyone seeking to develop innovative curricula and engage their students in the study of politics.

Television Goes To The Movies

Author: Jonathan Gray
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ISBN: 9781138476431
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How are film and television related to one another in our contemporary moment of industrial and cultural convergence? And how do they interact in ways that tell us about their definitions in contemporary, post-Netflix mediated culture? Focusing on interactions between the two media in the 21st century - in the form of adaptations, texts about one another, production cultures, and corporate relationships and strategy - Johnson and Gray take a cultural studies approach to chart the nature of film and television's relationship at this historical conjuncture. Examining a diverse range of shows and films, including Amchorman, The Truman Show, Veronica Mars, Star Trek, the X-Files, Baywatchand beyond, chapters examine issues of quality and value, industrial strategy, the textuality of adaptation, and an apparent cultural need to think in terms of distinct media.

Commerce With The Universe

Author: Gaurav Desai
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535597
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Reading the life narratives and literary texts of South Asians writing in and about East Africa, Gaurav Desai builds a surprising, alternative history of Africa's experience with slavery, migration, colonialism, nationalism, and globalization. Consulting Afrasian texts that are literary and nonfictional, political and private, he broadens the scope of African and South Asian scholarship and inspires a more nuanced understanding of the Indian Ocean's fertile routes of exchange. Desai shows how the Indian Ocean engendered a number of syncretic identities and shaped the medieval trade routes of the Islamicate empire, the early independence movements galvanized in part by Gandhi's southern African experiences, the invention of new ethnic nationalisms, and the rise of plural, multiethnic African nations. Calling attention to lives and literatures long neglected by traditional scholars, Desai introduces rich, interdisciplinary ways of thinking not only about this specific region but also about the very nature of ethnic history and identity. Traveling from the twelfth century to today, he concludes with a look at contemporary Asian populations in East Africa and their struggle to decide how best to participate in the development and modernization of their postcolonial nations without sacrificing their political autonomy.

Media Culture

Author: Douglas Kellner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134845707
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reading Asian Television Drama

Author: Jeongmee Kim
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 184511860X
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The Asian TV industry is 'unstoppable' reported Variety in 2008, yet most people living in the West have no idea what the rest of the world is watching on TV: what makes them laugh and cry every day. Asian TV drama this book discloses is diverse in form and content, it has value that is local as well as transcultural and its shows have strong appeal in their aesthetics, storytelling, acting and cinematography to large non-Asian as well as Asian audiences. Reading Asian Television Drama offers an insightful overview of Asian television drama from such countries as Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and South Korea, and of its cultural impact. Examining both text and context, chapters analyse local dramas closely, including South Korean Hallyu shows like Autumn in my Heart and Beautiful Days. Others focus on an Asian TV network within Asia, as well as Asian global cultural exchange and the international consumption of its television. They provide full and varied coverage of this important TV industry for a wide range of readers.