Social Science

The Mergence of Spaces

Author: Elke Hemminger

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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Seit es digitale Rollenspiele gibt, sind sie auch Gegenstand kontroverser Diskussionen in der ganzen Spannweite zwischen Faszination und Weltflucht-Bedenken oder gar Gefährdungs-Verdacht. Unbekümmert davon spielen weltweit Millionen von Menschen diese Spiele, und insbesondere die virtuellen Welten der avanciertesten Form – der "Massively Multi-Player Online Role-Playing Games" (MMORPGs) – stellen für viele Aktive mehr dar als ein bloßes Spiel. Elke Hemminger systematisiert in diesem Buch die unterschiedlichen Versionen solcher Rollenspiele und analysiert deren Attraktivität aus dem Blickwinkel soziologischer Theorien. Virtuelle Räume bieten reale Bedeutung, wesentliche soziale Interaktion und eine Vielzahl von Erfahrungen für die Spieler – aber nicht alle machen davon in gleicher Weise Gebrauch. Für viele ist das Spielen fest in ihr Alltagsleben eingelassen, so dass Spiel-Räume und -Erfahrungen mit der Realität verschmelzen können. Um den Unterschieden in der Spiel-Praxis und in der Bedeutungszuweisung durch die Nutzer auf den Grund zu gehen, wendet die Autorin einen Methodenmix an, in den Erkenntnisse teilnehmender Beobachtung ebenso eingehen wie Selbstauskünfte von MMORPG-Spielern. – Auch als E-Book zum sofortigen Download erhältlich (ISBN 978-3-8360-0103-8).
Arts

Practicing Modernity

Author: Christiane Schönfeld

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN:

Category: Arts

Page: 353

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Vorwort - I. Sharp: Women and Weimar Berlin - C. Ujma: Theories of Masculinity and the Avant-Garde - T. Elsaesser: The Camera in the Kitchen: Grete Schütte-Lihotsky and Domestic Modernity - A. Baumhoff: Women in the Bauhaus: Gender Issues in Weimar Culture - D. Rowe: Painting herself. Lotte Laserstein between subject and object - U. Seiderer: Between Minor Sculpture and Promethean Creativity. The Position of Käthe Kollwitz in Weimar's Discourse on Art - C. Finnan: Photographers between Challenge and Conformity. Yva's Career and Ruvre - K. Bruns: Thea von Harbou. Writing Skills and Film Aesthetics - J. Trimborn: Leni Riefenstahl's Career before Hitler: Success-stories of an Outsider - C. Schönfeld: Lotte Reiniger and the Art of Animation - A. Lareau: The Blonde Lady Sings. Women in Weimar Cabaret - I. C. Gil: 'Jede Frau ist eine Tänzerin...' The Gender of Dance in Weimar Culture - B. Maier-Katkin: Anna Seghers, Irmgard Keun. A Discourse on Emancipation and Social Circumstance - C. Ujma: Gabriele Tergit and Berlin: Women, City and Modernity - C. Finnan: Marieluise Fleißer's Self-Reflections on the Female Writer - J. Redmann: Else Lasker-Schüler versus the Weimar Publishing Industry. Genius, Gender, Politics, and the Literary Market - J. Warren: Contrasted Heroines in Two Plays by Ilse Langner. A Dramatist at 'Weimar's End' - L. Soares: Vicky Baum and Gina Kaus: Vienna, Berlin, Hollywood
Performing Arts

Magic Worlds

Author: Heidi Lüdi

Publisher: Edition Axel Menges

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 127

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Art direction for a film, which includes film architecture, is a creative design process. This book takes up the cause for art in film.
History

Police Forces: A Cultural History of an Institution

Author: Klaus Mladek

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 277

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This collection focuses on the cultural history of the police as an institution from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Contrary to most studies on the law and the state, Police Forces demonstrates how profoundly modern democracies are enveloped by more informal and less codified modes of social control. In a time when the rule of law appears to be on the retreat, 'police studies' emerges as a field in its own right. This volume helps stake out this new discipline, including the intricate link between police and the law, 'might' and 'right,' state violence, surveillance technologies, politics and resistance. Police Forces considers the question of law and order from below: alleyways, borders, police stations, law offices, bureaucracies, and the minds of administrators, in which the quotidian workings of the law unfold.

Love in Hitchcock's Film the Birds

Author: Julia Balogh

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, University of Trier, language: English, abstract: In these times badmouthing about other people and playing tricks on them is the order of the day. Being intimidated and embarrassed has become normal and unspectacular. People, who act really kind, are rare and if they do, the person they are acting nicely towards, is irritated. It seems like we have lost the ability to give and accept love and that superficiality and coolness are spread more and more. The same instances seem to have occurred more than 40 years ago, when Hitchcock was working on his brilliant film "The Birds." Within the following I am going to reveal, how love or a lack of love utters in Hitchcock's "The Birds" and what it leads to in case of the three characters Annie, Lydia and Melanie. Furthermore I will show what role birds play in this context. To better be able to analyse the film I have divided it into chapters, as does the DVD. The exact division can be seen in the appendix.
Literary Criticism

Alfred Hitchcock: Notorious

Author: Anne-Mareike Franz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 21

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Trier, course: The American Films of Alfred Hitchcock, language: English, abstract: In 1946 the director and “Master of Suspense” Alfred Hitchcock published a film named Notorious. The plot of this film is said to be about “a compelling spy mission interwoven with a romantic love story”. Hitchcock comments on the idea of his film as follows: “In Notorious geht es einfach um einen Mann, der verliebt ist in eine Frau, die in offiziellem Auftrag mit einem anderen Mann geschlafen hat und gezwungen wurde, ihn zu heiraten.” Concluding from his statement Hitchcock’s most important issue was to realize the love story between the two protagonists Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) and T.R. Devlin (Cary Grant). In fact the struggle of Alicia and Devlin, who are meant to be the heroic figures, is running like a central thread through the film until they are finally able to come together in the end. In the following analysis of the film Notorious from 1946 will be discussed how this struggle affects and changes both characters and their relationship to each other.