Download e-book for iPad: The Scary Screen: Media Anxiety in The Ring by Kristen Lacefield

By Kristen Lacefield

In 1991, the ebook of Koji Suzuki's Ring, the 1st novel of a bestselling trilogy, inaugurated a huge outpouring of cultural creation in Japan, Korea, and the us. simply because the topic of the booklet is the lethal viral copy of a VHS tape, so, too, is the giant proliferation of textual content and cinematic productions suggestive of an airborne contagion with a lifetime of its personal. studying the intense trans-cultural acclaim for the hoop phenomenon, the feared monitor locates a lot of its strength within the ways that the books and flicks astutely graft modern cultural preoccupations onto the wide-spread components of the ghost story”in specific, the japanese ghost tale. while, the individuals display, those cultural matters are themselves underwritten by way of a number anxieties prompted through the arrival of recent communications and media applied sciences, probably most importantly, the shift from analog to electronic. Mimicking the phenomenon it seeks to appreciate, the collection's energy comes from its dedication to the entire diversity of Ring-related output and its include of a large choice of interpretive techniques, because the individuals chart the mutations of the hoop narrative from writer to writer, from medium to medium, and from Japan to Korea to the United States.

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Get Soldier Heroes: British Adventure, Empire and the Imagining PDF

By Graham Dawson

Soldier Heroes explores the imagining of masculinities inside of experience tales. Drawing on literary conception, cultural materialism and Kleinian psychoanalysis, it analyses smooth British experience heroes as old sorts of masculinity originating within the period of nineteenth-century well known imperialism, strains their next ameliorations and examines the best way those identities are internalized and lived by means of males and boys.

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By Henry Jenkins

The 20th anniversary version of Henry Jenkins’s Textual Poachers brings this now-canonical textual content to a brand new iteration of scholars drawn to the intersections of fandom, participatory tradition, renowned intake and media concept.

Supplementing the unique, vintage textual content is an interview among Henry Jenkins and Suzanne Scott within which Jenkins displays upon adjustments in the box since the unique unlock of Textual Poachers. A examine advisor through Louisa Stein is helping offers teachers with feedback for a way Textual Poachers can be utilized in the modern school room, and learn questions inspire scholars to think about fan cultures relating to patron capitalism, style, gender, sexuality, and extra.

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Download e-book for iPad: Beautiful Fighting Girl by Saito Tamaki,J. Keith Vincent,Dawn Lawson

By Saito Tamaki,J. Keith Vincent,Dawn Lawson

From Cutie Honey and Sailor Moon to Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, the worlds of jap anime and manga teem with prepubescent ladies toting lethal guns. occasionally openly sexual, continuously intensely adorable, the gorgeous combating woman has been either hailed as a feminist icon and condemned as a symptom of the objectification of younger women in jap society.

In Beautiful struggling with Girl, Saito Tamaki bargains a much more subtle and convincing interpretation of this desirable and able determine. For Saito, the attractive struggling with woman is a fancy sexual fable that sarcastically lends fact to the fictitious areas she inhabits. As an item of wish for male otaku (obsessive lovers of anime and manga), she saturates those worlds with which means at the same time her fictional prestige calls for her ceaseless proliferation and copy. Rejecting simplistic moralizing, Saito is aware the otaku’s skill to eroticize or even fall in love with the attractive combating lady now not as an indication of immaturity or maladaptation yet because of a heightened sensitivity to the a number of layers of mediation and fictional context that represent existence in our hypermediated world—a logical consequence of the media they consume.

Featuring wide interviews with jap and American otaku, a finished family tree of the gorgeous combating woman, and an research of the yankee outsider artist Henry Darger, whose baroque mind's eye Saito sees as a massive antecedent of otaku tradition, Beautiful scuffling with Girl used to be highly influential whilst first released in Japan, and it is still a key textual content within the learn of manga, anime, and otaku tradition. Now on hand in English for the 1st time, this booklet will spark new debates concerning the function performed by way of wish within the creation and intake of renowned culture.

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Playing with Earth and Sky: Astronomy, Geography, and the by James Housefield PDF

By James Housefield

fiddling with Earth and Sky finds the importance astronomy, geography, and aviation had for Marcel Duchamp—widely considered as the main influential artist of the earlier fifty years. Duchamp reworked glossy artwork via leaving behind special artwork gadgets in prefer of reviews which may be either embodied and cerebral. This illuminating examine bargains new interpretations of Duchamp’s momentous works, from readymades to the early functionality artwork of shaving a comet in his hair. It demonstrates how the immersive areas and narrative environments of renowned technology, from museums to the trendy planetarium, ready paths for Duchamp’s nonretinal paintings. by means of situating Duchamp’s profession in the transatlantic cultural contexts of Dadaism and Surrealism, this publication enriches modern debates concerning the historic courting among paintings and science.

This actually unique research will attract a vast readership in artwork heritage and cultural studies.

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By Eerie Von,Chris Warner

From the inner most depths of punk rock's Seventies primordial wastelands, in the course of the stygian goth swamps of the Nineteen Eighties, and on into the bloodstained arenas of Nineties heavy steel, Eerie Von witnessed all of it. starting because the unofficial photographer for punk legends The Misfits and later taking cost of the bass guitar as a founding member of underground pioneers Samhain and steel gods Danzig, the evil eye of Eerie Von's digicam captured the darkish middle of rock's most important and bleeding-edge interval, a time while rock and roll was once not just risky, yet downright menacing. Eerie Von's lens has documented every little thing from The Misfits' humble beginnings in Lodi, New Jersey, to the heights of Danzig's stadium-rock glory along steel superstars Metallica. in addition to a necessary visible rfile of song background, Eerie's street tales of triumph and damnation carry to existence an period the likes of that allows you to by no means back be seen.

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Download e-book for kindle: What Are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the by Will Gompertz

By Will Gompertz

What Are You having a look At? via Will Gompertz - a splendidly energetic and obtainable historical past of recent artwork through the BBC Arts Editor

'An crucial primer not just for artwork fanatics yet for paintings loathers too' **** Express

What is sleek paintings? Why can we both like it or detest it? And why is it worthy rather a lot rattling cash? subscribe to Will Gompertz on a stunning journey that may swap how you examine smooth paintings perpetually. From Monet's water lilies to Van Gogh's sunflowers, from Warhol's soup cans to Hirst's pickled shark, listen the tales in the back of the masterpieces, meet the artists as they honestly have been, and realize the genuine element of contemporary artwork.

You will examine: no longer all conceptual artwork is bollocks; Picasso is king (but Cézanne is better); Pollock is not any drip; Dali painted together with his moustache; a urinal replaced the process paintings, why your 5-year-old particularly could not do it. fresh, irreverent and constantly hassle-free, What Are You having a look At? cuts in the course of the pretentious paintings converse and asks all of the uncomplicated questions that you just have been too afraid to invite. Your subsequent gallery journey goes to be rather less intimidating and much more interesting.

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This booklet is vital examining for sceptics, artwork fanatics, and the thousands folks who stopover at paintings galleries each year - and are careworn. it is going to even be loved via readers of The tale of Art by way of E.H. Gombrich and is an ideal primer to the topic for the scholar or beginner.

Will Gompertz is the BBC Arts Editor and possibly the world's first paintings background humorist. He was once a Director on the Tate Gallery for 7 years. He has a specific curiosity in smooth artwork and has written concerning the arts for The Times and the Guardian for over two decades. In 2009, he wrote and played a sell-out one-man comedy express approximately sleek paintings on the Edinburgh pageant. He used to be lately voted one of many world's most sensible 50 inventive thinkers through New York's Creativity Magazine.

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Download PDF by Mary-Lou Galician,Debra L. Merskin: Critical Thinking About Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass

By Mary-Lou Galician,Debra L. Merskin

This precise volume explores how romantic coupleship is represented in books, magazines, well known song, video clips, tv, and the net inside leisure, ads, and news/information. This reader bargains varied theoretical views and methodological methods at the illustration of romantic relationships around the media spectrum.
Filling a void in present media scholarship, this assortment explores the media’s effect on perceptions and expectancies in relationships, together with the myths, stereotypes, and prescriptions manifested through the press. that includes clean voices, in addition to the views of professional veterans, contributions contain quantitative and qualitative experiences besides cultural/critical, feminist, and descriptive analyses. This anthology has been constructed to be used in classes on mass media and society, media experiences, and media literacy. as well as its use in coursework, it truly is hugely suitable for students, researchers, and others drawn to how the media impression the non-public lives of individuals.

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