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Television Sex And Society

Author : Beth Johnson
ISBN : 9780826434982
Genre : Social Science
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Focuses upon contemporary expressions and representations of televisual sex, discussing British, US and Asian television, to engage with ideas of gender, genre and dramatic politics.

Spectacular Television

Author : Helen Wheatley
ISBN : 9781786720962
Genre : Social Science
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In terms of visual impact, television has often been regarded as inferior to cinema. It has been characterised as sound-led and consumed by a distracted audience. Today, it is tempting to see the rise of HD television as ushering in a new era of spectacular television. Yet since its earliest days, the medium has been epitomised by spectacle and offered its viewers diverse forms of visual pleasure. Looking at the early promotion of television and the launch of colour broadcasting, Spectacular Television traces a history of television as spectacular attraction, from its launch to the contemporary age of surround sound, digital effects and HD screens. In focusing on the spectacle of nature, landscape, and even our own bodies on television via explorations of popular television dramas, documentary series and factual entertainment, and ambitious natural history television, Helen Wheatley answers the questions: what is televisual pleasure, and how has television defined its own brand of spectacular aesthetics

Youth Subcultures In Fiction Film And Other Media

Author : Nick Bentley
ISBN : 9783319731896
Genre : History
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This collection explores the representation, articulation and construction of youth subcultures in a range of texts and contexts. It brings together scholars working in literary studies, screen studies, sociology and cultural studies whose research interests lie in the aesthetics and cultural politics of youth. It contributes to, and extends, contemporary theoretical perspectives around youth and youth cultures. Contributors examine a range of topics, including ‘bad girl’ fiction of the 1950s, novels by subcultural writers such as Colin MacInnes, Alex Wheatle and Courttia Newland, as well as screen representations of Mods, the 1990s Rave culture, heavy metal, and the Manchester scene. Others explore interventions into subcultural theory with respect to metal, subcultural locations, abjection, graffiti cultures, and the potential of subcultures to resist dominant power frameworks in both historical and contemporary contexts.

Bodies In Society

Author : Margaret R. Miles
ISBN : 9781630874537
Genre : Religion
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Education is about learning to think. Much of what we call thinking, however, is a hodge-podge of repetitious self-talk, opinion, and cutting and pasting of second-hand ideas. Moreover, thinking in the present has often been alien to scholars who were tempted to think abstractly. But life and thought belong together and require each other, as Plotinus pointed out many centuries ago: [T]he object of contemplation is living and life, and the two together are one (Ennead 3.8.8). Presently, many women and men in the academic world are thinking concretely within the context of their own lives and with acknowledged accountability to broader communities with whom they think and to whom they are answerable. The essays in this volume consider Christianity as an aspect of North American culture, bringing the critical tools of the academy to thinking about some of the perplexing and pressing problems of contemporary public life. Three interactive and interdependent themes traverse these essays: gender, the effects of media culture, and institutions. Each of these themes has been central to Margaret Miles's work for thirty years. Each understands corporeality as fundamental both to subjectivity and society. Miles finds that Christianity, critically appropriated, provides ideas and methods for thinking concretely about life in North American society.

Screening Ireland

Author : Lance Pettitt
ISBN : 071905270X
Genre : Performing Arts
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Screening Ireland examines a century of screen representations of Ireland from a cultural studies perspective. Skillfully analyzing historical and contemporary examples from both film and television, this innovative book provides a clear, theoretically-informed synthesis of the most influential research on Irish audio-visual culture in the last decade.

Television And The Self

Author : Kathleen M. Ryan
ISBN : 9780739179581
Genre : Social Science
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Media scholars attempt to assess how the media informs and shapes the way we view our lives. This book explores the multiple influences of television in a media landscape that is becoming increasingly fractured.

Striptease Culture

Author : Brian McNair
ISBN : 9781134559473
Genre : Social Science
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From advertising to health education campaigns, sex and sexual imagery now permeate every aspect of culture. Striptease Culture explores the 'sexualization' of contemporary life, relating it to wider changes in post-war society. Striptease Culture is divided in to three sections: * Part one – traces the development of pornography, following its movement from elite to mass culture and the contemporary fascination with ‘porno-chic’ * Part two – considers popular cultural forms of sexual representation in the media, moving from backlash elements in straight male culture and changing images of women, to the representation of gays in contemporary film and television * Part three – looks at the use of sexuality in contemporary art, examinging the artistic ‘striptease’ of Jeff Koons, and others who have used their own naked bodies in their work. Also considering how feminist and gay artists have employed sexuality in the critique and transformation of patriarchy, the high profile of sexuality as a key contributor to public health education in the era of HIV and AIDS, and the implications of the rise of striptease culture for the future of sexual poltics, Brian McNair has produced an excellent book in the study of gender, sexuality and contemporary culture.

Periods In Pop Culture

Author : Lauren Rosewarne
ISBN : 9780739170007
Genre : Performing Arts
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Periods in Pop Culture: Menstruation in Film and Television, by Lauren Rosewarne, investigates the portrayals of menstruation in film and television, spotlighting a paradox of a common bodily occurrence still causing controversy, fear, and offense. This is the first book to focus exclusively on media representations of menstruation and to undertake a comprehensive analysis of its depictions.

Sociological Abstracts

Author : Leo P. Chall
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114608180
Genre : Sociology
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Representations Of Single Motherhood An Analysis Of Desperate Housewives Gilmore Girls And Sex And The City

Author : Stacy Annette Linna
ISBN : 0549010092
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This study focuses on the representations of single moms in contemporary television programs. Desperate Housewives, Gilmore Girls, and Sex and the City are television series that influence and portray societal norms in reference to lone mothers. Media shape our social representations and the perceptions of single mothers. Using feminist and agenda setting theories, I argue media depict single moms and their relationships as both negative and positive. These series were analyzed to understand that media play a key role that leads society through choices and agency to conclusions of single moms.

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