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Meaning in the Media addresses the issue of how we should respond to competing claims about meaning put forward in confrontations between people or organisations in highly charged circumstances such as bitter public controversies and expensive legal disputes. Alan Durant draws attention to the pervasiveness and significance of such meaning-related disputes in the media, investigating how their 'meaning' dimension is best described and explained. Through his analysis of deception, distortion, bias, false advertising, offensiveness and other kinds of communicative behaviour that trigger interpretive disputes, Durant shows that we can understand both meaning and media better if we focus in new ways on moments in discourse when the apparently continuous flow of understanding and agreement breaks down. This lively and contemporary volume will be invaluable to students and teachers of linguistics, media studies, journalism and law.
The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability (5th Edition)by Karen E. Rosenblum Toni-Michelle C. Travis
The Meaning of Difference focuses on the social construction of difference as it operates in American formulations of race and ethnicity, sex and gender, social class, sexual orientation, and disability. The conceptual structure of this text-reader comes from four framework essays addressing the construction of difference, the experience of difference, the social meaning of difference, and social action that might bridge differences. Each framework essay is followed by a set of readings selected for readability, conceptual depth, and applicability to a variety of statuses. Boxed inserts throughout offer first-person accounts from real people, many of them students. This edition features an expanded focus on disability and 29 new readings, including articles on how immigration is transforming the nature of American race and ethnic categories, the changing shape of higher education, and the experience of Americans of Middle-Eastern descent.
The primary objective of this book is to present the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP)--a multi-tiered system for the notation of observed movement patterns, classification of these patterns, and analysis of an individual's movement repertoire.
A social science handbook that comprehensively covers distribution in social science, inequality theory and the importance of distribution.
The lessons in this Measuring Up book are geared to help students review and practice the English language arts that they need to know for their grade level according to the California Content Standards established by the State of California.
PSSA skills practice textbook.
This completely revised comprehensive drafting book for high school includes solid drafting instruction, board drafting techniques, and computer aided drafting techniques. Each chapter provides a large number of practice problems, "Tech Math" incorporating math skills needed for the covered topics, and "Success on the Job" employability skills needed on the job.
Project-based learning prepares students for professional certification with Glencoe Mechanical Drawing: Board and CAD Techniques! Endorsed by the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA), this text includes Prep for ADDA activities. Step-by-step applications, design problems, and drafting problems prepare students for professional excellence and certification. Project-based learning is supported with unit-based projects that integrate technical math and culminate in Build Your Portfolio activities. Help your students get ready for competitive events like the TSA and SkillsUSA with prep activities embedded throughout the content and end-of-chapter assessments. Rigorous academic content is supported, with a special emphasis on math, geometry, and science, with STEM activities. Point-of-use correlations ease possible academic credit application. Extra activities in the Student Edition and workbook help you meet Perkins mandates. The appendix features Math (including algebra and geometry), abbreviations and symbols, pipe symbols, and reference tables (ASME, ANSI, ISO).
Media and Communication Research Methods: An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches 3rd editionby Arthur Asa Berger
The new edition combines insightful discussions of qualitative and quantitative media and communication research methods as it covers each topic thoroughly in a fun-to-read style. Ideal for beginning research students at both the graduate and undergraduate level, this proven book is clear, concise, and accompanied by just the right number of detailed examples, useful applications, and valuable exercises that are sure to get your students to want to understand, and master, media and communication research.
Revised and updated with a special emphasis on innovations in social media, the second edition of Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks stands as the most popular and highly acclaimed anthology in the dynamic and multidisciplinary field of cultural studies. Features several new readings with a special emphasis on topics relating to new media, social networking, feminist media theory, and globalization Includes updated introductory editorials and enhanced treatment of social media such as Twitter and YouTube New contributors include Janice Radway, Patricia Hill-Collins, Leah A. Lievrouw, Danah M. Boyd, Nicole B. Ellison, and Gloria Anzaldua
Media and Culture is the groundbreaking introduction to mass communication that uses a unique critical approach and cultural perspective to help students understand the powerful dynamics of the mass media. Now available in an annual update--this year, an update of the Third Edition--Media and Culture is the most current text available and remains the best resource for the introduction to mass communication course.
Taking an industry-by-industry approach to media issues and situating these in a global context, this textbook considers the media's influence on both individuals and whole societies. A companion CD-ROM contains CNN video clips and other supplemental materials. Biagi teaches at California State University at Sacramento. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Media and Society examines the role of the media in contemporary society and analyses representations of the world found in advertisements, film, television, photographs and language. It clearly presents theoretical approaches and includes many examples, definitions, issues questions and explanations to aid students' understanding.
Media Environments is based on a simple concept: combine movies with texts to critique media and society in the 21st century. That's right, movies and texts. But this is not edutainment! This anthology uses popular film as a gateway to critical readings, culled from the works of a variety of well-known thinkers, scholars, and writers. Authors include Stephen Hawking, Al Gore, Naomi Klein, Carl Sagan, Naomi Wolf, Susan Jacoby, Neil Postman, Henry Jenkins, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ray Kurzweil, and many others. Their writings are introduced to students through films like The Social Network, Contact, Network, American Beauty, Fight Club, The Truman Show, Slumdog Millionaire, Waking Life,WALL. E, Good Night, and Good Luck, and many others.
Media Essentials focuses on the fundamentals of mass communication, helping students keep pace with today's rapidly evolving and converging media. Best-selling authors Richard Campbell, Christopher R. Martin, and Bettina Fabos distill the essential information on media industries and major concepts, incorporate their accessible critical approach, and give students all the study tools they need to succeed in the course and be savvy media consumers. For the second edition of Media Essentials, the authors have added and enriched coverage of media topics instructors asked for, including videogames, convergence, media literacy, streaming music, online journalism, and more. This all comes together in a brief, attractive format -- for a very attractive price, about 50% less than competing texts.
From media history to today's rapid-fire changes, MEDIA/IMPACT takes you on a tour of the events, people, and technologies that have shaped and are shaping the industry. Known for its engaging writing style, currency, and visual appeal, this book explores the converged mass media--its industries and support industries as well as the legal, ethical, social, global, and technological issues these businesses face very day. Emphasizing the impact of the media on individuals and society, the book illustrates that the media are foremost in the business of making money and shows you students what it's like to work in each industry. Included are detailed timelines and an extensive online media careers guide.
This is a textbook on media: where it reaches and why, who generates it, where its growth has taken us and its further pathways into our lives. The point is that it's a media-saturated world and that acquiring media literacy is possible, and also critical to both fending off the negative or even destructive consequences of media and finding the potential benefits of it. Organization of the text is around these major areas, with very detailed investigation within these: introductory definitions and discussion of the media literacy approach; audience; industry; content; effects; confronting the issues; personal strategy for increasing media literacy and helping others to do the same. Potter (media studies, University of California, Santa Barbara) has added new material on social media sites.
MEDIA NOW, Seventh Edition, empowers you to think critically about the media and its effects on culture by providing a thorough understanding of how media technologies develop, operate, converge, and affect society. MEDIA NOW prepares you for encounters in the expanding fields of the Internet, interactive media, and traditional media industries through engaging, up-to-date material that covers the essential history, theories, concepts, and technical knowledge you need to thrive. Extensively updated in a new sixth edition, MEDIA NOW provides a comprehensive introduction to today's global media environment and ongoing developments in technology, culture, and critical theory that continue to transform this rapidly evolving industry and affect our daily lives.
Updated in its eleventh edition, The Media of Mass Communication engages readers in the pursuit of greater media literacy and provides accessible insight into the important issues that confront students as consumers and purveyors of mass media. Through exceptional coverage of contemporary media issues and trends, including the on-going transformations in mass media, this text balances the principles and foundations of media literacy with lively examples, streamlined coverage, and a robust media package.
For both undergraduates and graduate students, this textbook explores the context, history, organizations, and economics of mass media. Grossberg (communication studies and cultural studies, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) et al. consider the media in terms of meaning and ideology, its power in the creation of identity, and with consumers, behavior, politics, and the public. They do not organize the text around types, such as newspaper, broadcasting, and radio, but rather take a theoretical look at the media in the context of society. The second edition has new statistics and examples, in addition to a new author who brings topics of cyberculture, globalization, and alternatives to the forefront. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Diseases, Fourth Edition covers the medical aspects of those conditions commonly encountered by rehabilitation and other health professionals and discusses symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and prognoses. This Fourth Edition has been completely revised and updated and reflects an approach consistent with the philosophical underpinnings of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). New chapters on Conceptualizing Chronic Illness and Disability; Intellectual Disability; and Financing Rehabilitation have been added. In addition, chapters on Psychiatric Disability, Substance Use, and Conditions of the Blood and Immune System have been expanded
This book is designed as a reference for non-medical professionals and as a text for students who have little prior medical knowledge but who work with individuals with chronic illness and disability.
For this tenth edition of a text/CD-ROM package, Young (Everest College-Arlington Midcities) and Proctor (director, medical assisting program, Butler County Community College) incorporate an approach that is reflected in the book's subtitle: an applied learning approach. There is new information on procedures for managing an office, and new material on how the HIPAA Privacy Rule benefits the healthcare industry and the patient. Also new to this edition is the integration of administrative concepts into discussions on the various diseases and conditions within each medical specialty. This feature is intended to transcend the traditional separation of administrative and clinical topics. Each clinical specialty chapter has been revised, with expanded focus on medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology. The CD-ROM contains scenarios and questions, anatomy and physiology animations, and a demo derived from a medical office software program, allowing students to practice front office skills. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This leading, well-established textbook covers the administrative and clinical skills all medical assistants need to know, integrating all of the topics and skills competencies required by the AAMA entry-level Medical Assisting Curriculum. It features chapter outlines and learning objectives as well as relevant material dealing with personal qualities, skills, responsibilities, types of patient education, and legal and ethical issues. The unique Kinn approach - teaching essential skills alongside the medical specialty context - is the signature feature of this book. In addition, the 9th edition introduces a new "applied learning approach" that focuses on a real-world context for skills and requires the student to apply theory and skills to various case studies throughout the chapters.
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