Download Ted Turner: it ain't as easy as it looks by Porter Bibb PDF

By Porter Bibb

Ted Turner, America’s maverick multi-billionaire, is healthier often called the author of CNN who revolutionized the scoop undefined, married Jane Fonda, after which turned the most important shareholder in media powerhouse Time-Warner. What makes him tick? And, maybe extra vital, what drives the uncanny enterprise experience that has made him so spectacularly winning? Porter Bibb’s critically-acclaimed biography delves deep to research Ted Turner’s striking transformation from the upstart often called "The Mouth of the South" to the guy Bibb calls "the first sincere billionaire in history."

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Download Cultures of Comics Work by Casey Brienza, Paddy Johnston (eds.) PDF

By Casey Brienza, Paddy Johnston (eds.)

This anthology explores tensions among the individualistic creative beliefs and the collective commercial realities of latest cultural construction with eighteen all-new chapters providing pioneering empirical study at the complexities and controversies of comics work.

Art Spiegelman. Alan Moore. Osamu Tezuka. Neil Gaiman. Names comparable to those became synonymous with the medium of comics. in the meantime, the big numbers of individuals with out whose collective motion no comedian booklet may ever exist within the first position are oftentimes neglected. Cultures of Comics Work unveils this hidden, international business exertions of writers, illustrators, photo designers, letterers, editors, printers, typesetters, publicists, publishers, vendors, translators, shops, and numerous others either at once and ultimately keen on the artistic creation of what's generally considered the comedian publication. Drawing upon diversified theoretical and methodological views, a global and interdisciplinary cohort of state-of-the-art researchers and practitioners intervenes in debates approximately cultural paintings and paves cutting edge instructions for comics scholarship.

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Download Disinformation: American Multinationals at War Against by Remi Kauffer PDF

By Remi Kauffer

Manipulating medical critiques, destabilizing advertisement agencies, deceptive the media, and complicated the general public - disinformation is again!

The innovations honed through the chilly battle are actually guns in a cruel business and advertisement fight among the U. S. and Europe. Aviation (Boeing and Airbus), the oil businesses, and the scientific industries are only 3 of the foremost theaters of operation.

Welcome to Manipulation.com - Kauffer sees the net because the perfect device for somebody with an ax to grind, the place info (true or fake) can circulation with none regulate.

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Download Cultural Change and Ordinary Life (Sociology and Social by Brian Longhurst PDF

By Brian Longhurst

How vital are the media? How is tradition altering? How is usual existence being reworked? How can we belong? This ground-breaking ebook bargains a brand new method of the knowledge of way of life, the media and cultural swap. It explores the social trend of standard lifestyles within the context of contemporary theories and money owed of social and cultural switch. Brian Longhurst argues that our social and cultural lives have gotten more and more audienced and played and that actions in daily life are altering because of the ever-growing significance and salience of the media. those adjustments contain humans forging new methods of belonging, the place between different issues they search to tell apart themselves from others. In "Cultural switch and traditional Life", Longhurst evaluates adjustments within the media and usual existence within the context of large-scale cultural swap, particularly with appreciate to globalization and hybridisation, fragmentation, spectacle and function, and enthusing or fan-like actions. He makes the case that evaluation of the media needs to be introduced right into a extra thorough discussion with different kinds of analysis that experience checked out social strategies. "Cultural switch and traditional existence" is vital analyzing for college students and researchers of sociology, media reports, cultural reviews, and mass communique.

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Download Public Policy and the Mass Media: The Interplay of Mass by Sigrid Koch-Baumgarten, Katrin Voltmer PDF

By Sigrid Koch-Baumgarten, Katrin Voltmer

The mass media are taking part in an more and more critical function in smooth political existence that expands past their conventional functionality as mediators among the area of politics and the voters. This quantity explores the level and situations lower than which the media impacts public coverage; no matter if the political impression of the media is limited to the general public illustration of politics or even if their impact is going extra to additionally impact the substance of political judgements. It presents an in-depth figuring out of the stipulations below which the media may possibly, or would possibly not, play a task within the coverage strategy and what the character in their effect is. Bringing jointly conceptual and methodological ways from either political technological know-how and communications reports, this ebook provides an interdisciplinary point of view. It provides empirical facts of the methods considering the interplay among mass conversation and coverage and contours case stories from Western Europe and the U.S. and throughout diverse coverage fields. The e-book can be of curiosity to scholars of public coverage, political communique and comparative politics.

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Download CCCS Selected Working Papers Vol.1 by Ann Gray, Jan Campbell, Mark Erickson, Stuart Hanson, Helen PDF

By Ann Gray, Jan Campbell, Mark Erickson, Stuart Hanson, Helen Wood

This selection of vintage essays specializes in the theoretical frameworks that expert the paintings of the Centre for modern Cultural reports on the college of Birmingham, the methodologies and dealing practices that the Centre constructed for undertaking educational study and examples of the 'grounded experiences' performed below the auspices of the Centre. This quantity is divided into 4 thematic sections that are brought by means of key lecturers operating within the box of cultural stories, and contains a preface by means of eminent pupil, Stuart corridor. The thematic sections are: CCCS Founding Moments Theoretical Engagements Theorising event, Exploring equipment Grounded stories.

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Download Life on Mars: From Manchester To New York by Stephen Lacey, Ruth McElroy PDF

By Stephen Lacey, Ruth McElroy

This assortment is the 1st book-length examine devoted to the British tv sequence Life on Mars, the yank remake, and its sequel, Ashes to Ashes. Stephen Lacey and Ruth McElroy collect specialists to have interaction significantly with the sequence. one of the themes mentioned are tv in the nationwide and overseas industry; style and narrative; the sequence’ illustration of the Seventies and its portrayal of “Britishness”; and the effect of and the reaction to the sequence within the United States.

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Download War Games: A History of War on Paper by Philipp von Hilgers PDF

By Philipp von Hilgers

For centuries, either mathematical and armed forces thinkers have used game-like eventualities to check their visions of getting to know a posh international via symbolic operations. through the tip of global battle I, mathematical and army discourse in Germany at the same time chanced on the sport as a efficient idea. arithmetic and armed forces process converged in international warfare II while mathematicians designed fields of operation. during this booklet, Philipp von Hilgers examines the idea and perform of conflict video games via heritage, from the medieval online game forums, captured on parchment, to the paper map workouts of the 3rd Reich. Von Hilgers considers how and why battle video games got here to exist: why mathematical and armed forces thinkers created simulations of some of the most unpredictable human actions in the world. Von Hilgers starts off with the medieval rythmomachia, or conflict of Numbers, then reconstructs the guidelines approximately struggle and video games within the baroque interval. He investigates the function of George Leopold von Reiswitz's tactical conflict online game in nineteenth-century Prussia and describes the artifact itself: a video game board--topped desk with drawers for video game implements. He explains Clausewitz's emphasis at the "fog of battle" and the accompanying section of incalculability, examines the contributions of such thinkers as Clausewitz, Leibniz, Wittgenstein, and von Neumann, and investigates the warfare video games of the German army among the 2 global Wars. Baudrillard declared this to be the age of simulacra; battle video games stand contrariwise as simulations that experience now not been subsumed in absolute virtuality.

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Download Necroculture by Charles Thorpe PDF

By Charles Thorpe

In this e-book, the writer attracts on Karl Marx’s writings on alienation and Erich Fromm’s notion of necrophilia so one can comprehend those points of latest tradition as expressions of the domination of the dwelling by way of the useless less than capitalism. Necroculture is the ideological mirrored image and fabric manifestation of this uncomplicated function of capitalism: the guideline of lifeless capital over dwelling hard work. the writer argues that necroculture represents the subsumption of the area through vampire capital.

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Download Medienkultur und Gesellschaftsstruktur: Soziologische by Andreas Ziemann PDF

By Andreas Ziemann

Die (spät-)moderne Gesellschaft hat sich in eine rigide Abhängigkeit von Medientechnologien und (audiovisuellen) Massenmedien gebracht. Dies hat einerseits zu einer operativen Anpassung und Strukturänderung in zahlreichen Vergesellschaftungsbereichen geführt, andererseits neuartige Denkweisen, Vorstellungswelten, Handlungsformen und Gebrauchskulturen auf Seiten der Subjekte ausgeprägt. Das Buch problematisiert jenes wechselseitige Produktions- und Abhängigkeitsverhältnis von Medien, Gesellschaft und Subjekt und konfrontiert die soziologische Gesellschaftstheorie mit kulturgeschichtlichen und medienwissenschaftlichen Beobachtungen.

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