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The complete Med Ship saga--The Mutant Weapon, Doctor to the Stars, This World Is Taboo, and S.O.S. from Three Worlds--is collected in this one volume.
According to legend, the last king of the Harshini sired a half-human child, known as the Demon Child, born to destroy a god . . . The Sisterhood of the Blade rules Medalon with an iron fist--an iron fist within the steel gauntlet of the Defenders, elite warriors sworn to uphold the sisters and keep Medalon free of heathen influence. R'shiel, daughter of the First Sister of the Blade, has pulled against the short leash of her mother ever since she was a child. Her half-brother, Tarja, is the dutiful son who serves as a Captain in the Defenders. But when they run afoul of their mother's machinations, they must flee for their lives. They soon find themselves caught up in the rebellion against the Sisterhood, though they revile their fellow conspirators heathen belief in the Harshini--a fabled race of magical beings thought long extinct. But then Tarja & R'shiel encounter Brak, an Harshini outcast, who forces them to face the most shocking fact of all: the Demon Child, thought to be nothing more than legend, may have been loosed in Medalon.
Student edition of Euripedes' classic in which an abandoned, mistreated wife exacts revenge by killing her children.
Medea is among the most notorious women in the canon of Greek tragedy: a woman scorned who sacrifices her own children to her jealous rage. In her gripping new novel, Christa Wolf explodes this myth, revealing a fiercely independent woman ensnared in a brutal political battle. Medea, driven by her conscience to leave her corrupt homeland, arrives in Corinth with her husband, the hero Jason. He is welcomed, but she is branded the outsider-and then she discovers the appalling secret behind the king's claim to power. Unwilling to ignore the horrifying truth about the state, she becomes a threat to the king and his ruthless advisors; abandoned by Jason and made a public scapegoat, she is reviled as a witch and a murderess. Long a sharp-eyed political observer, Christa Wolf transforms this ancient tale into a startlingly relevant commentary on our times. Possessed of the enduring truths so treasured in the classics, and yet with a thoroughly contemporary spin, her Medea is a stunningly perceptive and probingly honest work of fiction. With an Introduction by Margaret Atwood. Translated from the German by John Cullen.
Medea Georgievna Sinoply Mendez is an iconic figure in her Crimean village, the last remaining pure-blooded Greek in a family that has lived on that coast for centuries. Childless Medea is the touchstone of a large family, which gathers each spring and summer at her home. There are her nieces (sexy Nike and shy Masha), her nephew Georgii (who shares Medea's devotion to the Crimea), and their friends. In this single summer, the languor of love will permeate the Crimean air, hearts will be broken, and old memories will float to consciousness, allowing us to experience not only the shifting currents of erotic attraction and competition, but also the dramatic saga of this family amid the forces of dislocation, war, and upheaval of twentieth-century Russian life.
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)
With the end of the Cold War and the proliferation of civil wars and "regime changes," the question of nation building has acquired great practical and theoretical urgency. From Eastern Europe to East Timor, Afghanistan and recently Iraq, the United States and its allies have often been accused of shirking their nation-building responsibilities as their attention -- and that of the media -- turned to yet another regional crisis. While much has been written about the growing influence of television and the Internet on modern warfare, little is known about the relationship between media and nation building. This book explores, for the first time, this relationship by means of a paradigmatic case of successful nation building: Malaysia. Based on extended fieldwork and historical research, the author follows the diffusion, adoption, and social uses of media among the Iban of Sarawak, in Malaysian Borneo and demonstrates the wide-ranging process of nation building that has accompanied the Iban adoption of radio, clocks, print media, and television. In less than four decades, Iban longhouses ('villages under one roof') have become media organizations shaped by the official ideology of Malaysia, a country hastily formed in 1963 by conjoining four disparate territories.
Honorable Mention for the 2002 Communication Policy Research Award presented by The Donald McGannon Communication Research Center. Media have been central to government efforts to reinforce sovereignty and define national identity, but globalization is fundamentally altering media practices, institutions, and content. More than the activities of large conglomerates, globalization entails competition among states as well as private entities to dominate the world's consciousness. Changes in formal and informal rules, in addition to technological innovation, affect the growth and survival or decline of governments. In Media and Sovereignty, Monroe Price focuses on emerging foreign policies that govern media in a world where war has information as well as military fronts. Price asks how the state, in the face of institutional and technological change, controls the forms of information reaching its citizens. He also provides a framework for analyzing the techniques used by states to influence populations in other states. Price draws on an international array of examples of regulation of media for political ends, including "self-regulation," media regulation in conflict zones, the control of harmful and illegal content, and the use of foreign aid to alter media in target societies.
This book introduces an archaeological approach to the study of media - one that sifts through the evidence to learn how media were written about, used, designed, preserved, and sometimes discarded. Edited by Erkki Huhtamo and Jussi Parikka, with contributions from internationally prominent scholars from Europe, North America, and Japan, the essays help us understand how the media that predate today's interactive, digital forms were in their time contested, adopted and embedded in the everyday. Providing a broad overview of the many historical and theoretical facets of Media Archaeology as an emerging field, the book encourages discussion by presenting a full range of different voices. By revisiting 'old' or even 'dead' media, it provides a richer horizon for understanding 'new' media in their complex and often contradictory roles in contemporary society and culture.
This book examines information reported within the media regarding the interaction between the Black Panther Party and government agents in the Bay Area of California (1967-1973). Christian Davenport argues that the geographic locale and political orientation of the newspaper influences how specific details are reported, including who starts and ends the conflict, who the Black Panthers target (government or non-government actors), and which part of the government responds (the police or court). Specifically, proximate and government-oriented sources provide one assessment of events, whereas proximate and dissident-oriented sources have another; both converge on specific aspects of the conflict. The methodological implications of the study are clear; Davenport's findings prove that in order to understand contentious events, it is crucial to understand who collects or distributes the information in order to comprehend who reportedly does what to whom as well as why.
'Media and Crime is a thought-provoking and scholarly work written in a very lively style. It will be of interest to readers of SCHOLAG whether or not they have some knowledge of criminological theories. ' Jean McFadden, SCOLAG Journal `Criminologists and a bewildering array of other voices have commented on the relationship between media and crime on many occasions over many decades. Those of us who have worked and taught in this area have often sensed the lack of an authoritative, systematic and up to date text to which one could refer with confidence. Yvonne Jewkes has now given us that book and we are in her debt. Jewkes is one of the few who knows the fields of both media studies and criminology equally well. She writes with confidence, clarity, insight and style. Media and Crime does not just cover the debate, it moves it forward. This is a striking and admirable achievement. This book will be widely read and widely welcomed by students and by Jewkes's academic peers' - Professor Richard Sparks, University of Edinburgh `The book reviews key media and criminological debates against contemporary developments in the media and twenty-first century concerns about crime. More than that Media and Crime is intellectually provocative, lucid, astute and simply a good read' - Dr Maggie Wykes, University of Sheffield `A thought-provoking critical analysis of how the mass media construct the issue of crime in the public realm. Clearly written and based on a wide-ranging review of research on crime and media it will be an invaluable source for students' - Professor Robert Reiner, London School of Economics and Politcal Science `This book offers a vibrant and lucid guide to the constructions of crime in media culture, and the complex interactions between consumers and producers. Comprehensive and authoritatively written, Media and Crime should appear on all essential reading lists for students of criminology and media culture' - Paul Mason, Southampton Institute * Why do only certain criminal events become thrust into the public sphere with sufficient vigour to shape public fears of victimization? * Why are some crimes sustained by sufficiently intense public outcry to become part of our cultural fabric, while other, almost identical incidents, fail to capture the collective imagination? * Why do some very serious crimes cast a much longer shadow than others, and some offenders take on an iconic evilness while others fade into quiet obscurity? This book points a critical spotlight on media constructions of crime and social control, developing our understanding of the relationship between media and crime, and taking existing knowledge in new directions. Media and Crime is an accessible text with a strong pedagogic purpose, making it an ideal introduction to the study of crime and the mass media for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The author interrogates the most important literature in the field as well as moving the debates forward with new ideas and values. Substantive topics of current interest are covered, including: * news reporting of crime * media constructions of children and women as victims and offenders * moral panics over paedophiles * the relationship between the media and the police * 'reality' crime shows * surveillance and social control * new media. Chapter overviews, key terms, study questions and suggestions for further reading map the key issues in this vital and topical area of debate. The book is essential reading for students in a wide range of academic fields including criminology, media studies, sociology, gender studies and psychology.
The omnipresence of media in our lives would have been unthinkable just a few decades ago. Where the average family might once have had a single black and white console TV marooned in its living room, with exactly three channels to choose from, we now live in a world where we are literally surrounded by screens of every shape and size, some small enough to carry with us everywhere we go. The innumerable voices clamoring for our attention create a cocoon of white noise within which we are all enveloped without exception, for while we may choose to block out some of the screens, we can never block out the impact they have on our culture as a whole. Attempting to elucidate the endless ways we are both shaped by and reflected within the media is a colossal task, but Hodkinson proves up to it as he coolly and objectively dissects his subject from dozens of different angles using a taut and lucid prose style. The book is divided into three main sections: elements of media; media, power and control; and media, identity and culture. This is a vast amount of territory to cover and it would be easy for an author to get lost in a fog of abstract metaphor, but Hodkinson never drifts off course, ably acquitting himself to the reader as a steady, sharp-eyed guide to our strange new media world. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
U.S. economists review the economic structures of media economics and provide descriptions of practices within the particular sectors of American media. The overall value and structure of the domestic and international communications industry is presented from a mainstream perspective in a series of four contributions, while the remaining nine papers provide overviews of the economics of daily newspapers, books and magazines, broadcast and cable television, Hollywood, radio, advertising, and Internet media. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.
By combining real-life and hypothetical cases with a succinct introduction to ethical theory, this text helps students prepare for the ethical situations they will encounter in the media professions. It is an ideal choice as the main text in a media ethics course or as a supplemental text in any course in journalism. The new edition reflects changes in the world post 9/11, including the war in Iraq, the Enron and WorldCom scandals, and a new look at media and democracy in light of FCC-approved media consolidation.
An ethnography of how such media events as the Olympic Games, the moon landing, Kennedy's funeral, and the royal wedding, are scripted, negotiated, performed, celebrated, shamanized, and reviewed. Drawing from the theories of Max Weber and Emile Durkheim, shows how television can declare holidays and create history.
A comprehensive roadmap to the technologies transforming media in the twenty-first century.
Of interest to historians, classicists, media and digital theorists, literary scholars, museologists, and archivists, Media, Memory, and the First World War is a comparative study that shows how the dominant mode of communication in a popular culture - from oral traditions to digital media - shapes the structure of memory within that culture.
The text surveys topics including the overall pervasiveness of the mass media, books, magazines, newspapers, records, movies, radio, television, the Web, journalism, public relations, advertising, and issues such as ethics, law, and media's impact on society.
The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle Eastby Neil Macfarquhar
With his counterintuitive sense since his boyhood in Qadhafi's Libya that the Middle East, despite all the bloodshed in its recent history, is a place of warmth, humanity, and generous eccentricity, Neil MacFarquhar introduces a cross-section of unsung, dynamic men and women pioneering political and social change. The author interacts with Arabs and Iranians in their every day lives, removed from the violence we see constantly, yet wrestling with the region's future.
The most virulent viruses today are composed of information. In this information-driven age, the easiest way to manipulate the culture is through the media. A hip and caustically humorous McLuhan for the '90s, culture watcher Douglas Rushkoff now offers a fascinating expose of media manipulation in today's age of instant information.
This groundbreaking volume showcases the exciting work emerging from the ethnography of media, a burgeoning new area in anthropology that expands both social theory and ethnographic fieldwork to examine the way media--film, television, video--are used in societies around the globe, often in places that have been off the map of conventional media studies. The contributors, key figures in this new field, cover topics ranging from indigenous media projects around the world to the unexpected effects of state control of media to the local impact of film and television as they travel transnationally. Their essays, mostly new work produced for this volume, bring provocative new theoretical perspectives grounded in cross-cultural ethnographic realities to the study of media.
Discusses common pitfalls in journalistic writing and how to avoid them.
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)
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