Bringing together a range of core texts into one volume, thisacclaimed anthology offers the definitive resource in culture,media, and communication. A fully revised new edition of the bestselling anthology inthis dynamic and multidisciplinary field New contributions include essays from Althusser through toHenry Jenkins, and a completely new section on Globalization andSocial Movements Retains important emphasis on the giant thinkers and“makers” of the field: Gramsci on hegemony; Althusseron ideology; Horkheimer and Adorno on the culture industry; RaymondWilliams on Marxist cultural theory; Habermas on the public sphere;McLuhan on media; Chomsky on propaganda; hooks and Mulvey on thesubjects of visual pleasure and oppositional gazes Features a substantial critical introduction, short sectionintroductions and full bibliographic citations
Social Science by Meenakshi Gigi Durham,Douglas M. Kellner
Bringing together a range of core texts into one volume, this acclaimed anthology offers the definitive resource in culture, media, and communication. A fully revised new edition of the bestselling anthology in this dynamic and multidisciplinary field New contributions include essays from Althusser through to Henry Jenkins, and a completely new section on Globalization and Social Movements Retains important emphasis on the giant thinkers and “makers” of the field: Gramsci on hegemony; Althusser on ideology; Horkheimer and Adorno on the culture industry; Raymond Williams on Marxist cultural theory; Habermas on the public sphere; McLuhan on media; Chomsky on propaganda; hooks and Mulvey on the subjects of visual pleasure and oppositional gazes Features a substantial critical introduction, short section introductions and full bibliographic citations
Walter Benjamin beschreibt in dem Aufsatz Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit die geschichtlichen, sozialen und ästhetischen Prozesse, die mit der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit des Kunstwerkes zusammenhängen. In die Reihe der kunstsoziologischen Arbeiten Benjamins gehören auch die beiden hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform veröffentlichten Texte: Kleine Geschichte der Photographie (1931) und Eduard Fuchs, der Sammler und der Historiker (1937). Sie erhärten Benjamins Einsichten am Einzelfall.
Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies lays down foundations for the analysis of media, information, and information technology in 21st century information society, as well as introducing the theoretical and empirical tools necessary for the critical study of media and information. Christian Fuchs shows the role classical critical theory can play for analyzing the information society and the information economy, as well as analyzing the role of the media and the information economy in economic development, the new imperialism, and the new economic crisis. The book critically discusses transformations of the Internet (‘web 2.0’), introduces the notion of alternative media as critical media, and shows the critical role media and information technology can play in contemporary society. This book provides an excellent introduction to the study of media, information technology, and information society, making it a valuable reference tool for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of subjects such as Media Studies, Sociology of Media, Social Theory, and New Media.
Beiträge zur Diskurstheorie des Rechts und des demokratischen Rechtsstaats
Author: Jürgen Habermas
Auch in den etablierten Demokratien sind die bestehenden Institutionen der Freiheit nicht mehr unangefochten, obgleich die Bevölkerungen hier eher auf mehr, denn auf weniger Demokratie zu drängen scheinen. Ich vermute allerdings, daß die Beunruhigung noch einen tieferliegenden Grund hat - die Ahnung nämlich, daß im Zeichen einer vollständig säkularisierten Politik der Rechtsstaat ohne radikale Demokratie nicht zu haben und nicht zu erhalten ist. Aus dieser Ahnung eine Einsicht zu machen, ist das Ziel der vorliegenden Untersuchung.
The rise of digital media has been widely regarded as transforming the nature of our social experience in the twenty-first century. The speed with which new forms of connectivity and communication are being incorporated into our everyday lives often gives us little time to stop and consider the social implications of those practices. Nonetheless, it is critically important that we do so, and this sociological introduction to the field of digital technologies is intended to enable a deeper understanding of their prominent role in everyday life. The fundamental theoretical and ethical debates on the sociology of the digital media are presented in accessible summaries, ranging from economy and technology to criminology and sexuality. Key theoretical paradigms are explored through a broad range of contemporary social phenomena – from social networking and virtual lives to the rise of cybercrime and identity theft, from the utopian ideals of virtual democracy to the Orwellian nightmare of the surveillance society, from the free software movement to the implications of online shopping. As an entry-level pathway for students in sociology, media, communications and cultural studies, the aim of this work is to situate the rise of digital media within the context of a complex and rapidly changing world.
Over the past few years, media outlets have spotlighted coverage of terror attacks. Drawing on both popular and academic articles, Media, Terrorism, and Theory analyzes the larger issues surrounding media's portrayal of terrorism. From such diverse fields as political science, media studies, architecture, and information science, each contributor brings a distinctive perspective. Answering a growing need to understand media discourse on terrorism, this volume complements readings in upper-level mass communication courses and will appeal to scholars of international media and terrorism.
One doesn't need to look far to find examples of contemporary locations of cultural opposition. Digital piracy, audio mashups, The Onion and Wikipedia are all examples of transgression in our current mediascape. And as digital age transgression becomes increasingly essential, it also becomes more difficult to defineÂ and protect. The contributions in this collection are organized into six sections that address the use of new technologies to alter existing cultural messages, the incorporation of technology and alternative media in transformation of everyday cultural practices and institutions, and the reuse and repurposing of technology to focus active political engagement and innovative social change. Bringing together a variety of scholars and case studies, Transgression 2.0 will be the first key resource for scholars and students interested in digital culture as a transformative intervention in the types, methods and significance of cultural politics.
The roles that media play in the lives of children and adolescents, as well as their potential implications for their cognitive, emotional, social and behavioral development, have attracted growing research attention in a variety of disciplines. The Routledge International Handbook of Children, Adolescents and Media analyses a broad range of complementary areas of study, including children as media consumers, children as active participants in media making, and representations of children in the media. The handbook presents a collection that spans a variety of disciplines including developmental psychology, media studies, public health, education, feminist studies and the sociology of childhood. Essays provide a unique intellectual mapping of current knowledge, exploring the relationship of children and media in local, national, and global contexts. Divided into five parts, each with an introduction explaining the themes and topics covered, the handbook features 57 new contributions from 71 leading academics from 38 countries. Chapters consider vital questions by analyzing texts, audience, and institutions, including: the role of policy and parenting in regulating media for children the relationships between children’s’ on-line and off-line social networks children’s strategies of resistance to persuasive messages in advertising media and the construction of gender and ethnic identities The Handbook’s interdisciplinary approach and comprehensive, international scope make it an authoritative, state of the art guide to the nascent field of Children’s Media Studies. It will be indispensable for media scholars and professionals, policy makers, educators, and parents.
This book examines different aspects of Asian popular culture, including films, TV, music, comedy, folklore, cultural icons, the Internet and theme parks. It raises important questions such as – What are the implications of popularity of Asian popular culture for globalization? Do regional forces impede the globalizing of cultures? Or does the Asian popular culture flow act as a catalyst or conveying channel for cultural globalization? Does the globalization of culture pose a threat to local culture? It addresses two seemingly contradictory and yet parallel processes in the circulation of Asian popular culture: the interconnectedness between Asian popular culture and western culture in an era of cultural globalization that turns subjects such as Pokémon, Hip Hop or Cosmopolitan into truly global phenomena, and the local derivatives and versions of global culture that are necessarily disconnected from their origins in order to cater for the local market. It thereby presents a collective argument that, whilst local social formations, and patterns of consumption and participation in Asia are still very much dependent on global cultural developments and the phenomena of modernity, yet such dependence is often concretized, reshaped and distorted by the local media to cater for the local market.
Political Science by Andreas Hepp,Friedrich Krotz,Tanja Thomas
Der vorliegende Band führt in einem doppelten Sinn in die ‚Schlüsselwerke’ der Cultural Studies mit einem Schwerpunkt auf ihren medienanalytischen Ansatz ein: Sein erster Teil stellt grundlegende theoretische Bezugsfelder anhand von Autoren vor, die für die Entwicklung der Cultural Studies zentral sind. Im zweiten Teil werden wesentliche Bereiche der Cultural Studies anhand der Werke zentraler Vertreterinnen und Vertreter dargestellt. Auf diese Weise eröffnet das Buch 'Schlüsselwerke der Cultural Studies' einen umfassenden Einstieg in diesen aktuellen und kritischen Zugang der Medien-, Kommunikations- und Kulturforschung.