Medium Cool: Music Videos from Soundies to Cellphones

Song video clips can be found on extra channels, in additional codecs, and in additional international locations than ever prior to. whereas MTV—the community that brought track video to so much viewers—is relocating clear of tune video programming, different media advancements sign the toughness and dynamism of the shape. between those are the proliferation of niche-based cable and satellite tv for pc channels, the globalization of tune video creation and programming, and the supply of movies not only on tv but in addition through cellphones, DVDs, more suitable CDs, PDAs, and the web.

In the context of this remodeled media panorama, Medium Cool showcases a brand new iteration of scholarship on song video. students of movie, media, and track revisit and revise latest examine as they supply traditionally and theoretically expansive new views on track video as a cultural form.The essays tackle more than a few subject matters, together with questions of authenticity, the stress among high-art impacts and mass-cultural allure, the prehistory of tune video, and the construction and dissemination of track movies outdoors the USA. one of the 13 essays are a attention of the way the rapper Jay-Z makes use of song video because the basic website for acting, solidifying, and discarding his a variety of personas; an exam of the new emergence of indigenous tune video construction in Papua New Guinea; and an research of the cultural matters being negotiated inside of Finland’s constructing track video undefined.

Contributors discover precursors to modern song movies, together with Fifties track tv courses corresponding to American Bandstand, Elvis’s across the world broadcast 1973 Aloha from Hawaii live performance, and kinds of brief musical motion pictures which may be considered in “musical jukeboxes” of the Forties and Nineteen Sixties. no matter if theorizing song video in connection to postmodernism or rethinking the relation among sound and the visible picture, the essays in Medium Cool reveal tune video as wealthy terrain for additional scholarly investigation.

Contributors. Roger Beebe, Norma Coates, Kay Dickinson, Cynthia Fuchs, Philip Hayward, Amy Herzog, Antti-Ville Kärjä, Melissa McCartney, Jason Middleton, Lisa Parks, Kip Pegley, Maureen Turim, Carol Vernallis, Warren Zanes

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Analyzing Popular Music by Allan F. Moore

By Allan F. Moore

How will we "know" song? We practice it, compose it, sing it within the bathe; cook dinner, sleep and dance to it. finally we predict and write approximately it. This ebook represents the end result of such shared approaches. Portraying quite a lot of genres (rock, dance, television soundtracks, state, pop, soul, effortless listening, Turkish Arabesk), the essays conceal method, modernism, postmodernism, Marxism and conversation.

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Zombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education by Christopher Moore, Andrew Whelan, Ruth Walker

By Christopher Moore, Andrew Whelan, Ruth Walker

Zombies within the Academy faucets into the present well known fascination with zombies and brings jointly students from a number of fields, together with cultural and communications stories, sociology, movie experiences, and schooling, to provide a serious account of the political, cultural, and pedagogical kingdom of the collage in the course of the metaphor of zombiedom. The contributions to this quantity argue that the expanding corporatization of the academy - an atmosphere emphasizing e-book, slim learn, and a weak tenure method - is making a difficulty in greater schooling top understood throughout the language of zombie tradition: the undead, contagion, and plague, between others. Zombies within the Academy offers essays from a number of students and inventive writers who current an attractive and enjoyable charm for severe reputation of the stipulations of latest humanities educating, tradition, and labour practices.

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Cultural Economy: Cultural Analysis and Commercial Life by Paul Du Gay, Michael Pryke

By Paul Du Gay, Michael Pryke

Phrases corresponding to "corporate culture," "market culture" and the "knowledge economy," have now familiarize yourself clarion calls on this planet of labor. they're calls that experience echoed via businesses and markets. sincerely whatever is going on to the methods markets and firms are being represented and intervened in and this signs a necessity to re-evaluate their very structure. specifically, the as soon as fresh divide that positioned the financial system, handled quite often via economists, on one part, and tradition, addressed mainly through these in anthropology, sociology and the opposite "cultural sciences," at the different, can not carry.

This quantity provides the paintings of a world workforce of lecturers from various disciplines together with sociology, media and cultural reports, social anthropology and geography, all of whom are concerned not just in pondering "culture" into the economic system yet considering tradition and economic system together.  

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The Politics of Big Fantasy: The Ideologies of Star Wars, by John C. McDowell

By John C. McDowell

Bringing severe awareness to a specific set of technological know-how fiction and delusion films—Larry and Andy Wachowski's The Matrix, George Lucas' superstar Wars saga, and Joss Whedon's Avengers—this e-book makes use of a wide-ranging set of severe instruments to light up their political ideologies, whereas additionally analyzing any resistant and complicating turns or byways the flicks may supply. What all of them have in universal ideologically is that they—or at the least the genres they belong to—tend to be considered as belonging to politically conservative frames of sociocultural reference. With the big name Wars saga, although, this concept is proven to be superficial and vulnerable.

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Culture and Customs of Panama (Culture and Customs of Latin by La Verne M. Seales Soley

By La Verne M. Seales Soley

Highschool and public libraries will locate this quantity a welcome boost to reference e-book cabinets. Engagingly written, this complete quantity offers scholars an outline of latest lifestyles in Panama-what religions are practiced, what the food is ate up on a day by day foundation, and what humans put on in city and rural settings, between many different issues. glossy literature, media shops, gender matters, schooling, visible arts, and appearing arts also are coated. whereas the point of interest is on present customs and modern tradition, readers also will achieve perception into Panama's specified courting with the USA, which has been turbulent some time past at most sensible. scholars learning foreign politics, anthropology, global tradition, and present occasions will locate this to be an invaluable resource.This quantity explores modern tradition in Panama, a melting pot deep within the middle of significant the USA. because of the development of the Panama Canal and the necessity for employees, Panama's tradition this present day is teeming with affects from ethnicities from world wide, together with American Indian, chinese language, West Indian, Greek, and French. highschool and public libraries will locate this quantity a great addition to reference publication cabinets. Engagingly written, this entire examine provides scholars an outline of latest lifestyles in Panama-what religions are practiced, what the food is ate up on a daily foundation, and what humans put on in city and rural settings, between many different subject matters. glossy literature, media retailers, gender concerns, schooling, visible arts, and acting arts also are coated. whereas the point of interest is on present customs and modern tradition, readers also will achieve perception into Panama's targeted dating with the U.S., which has been turbulent long ago at top. scholars learning overseas politics, anthropology, international tradition, and present occasions will locate this to be an invaluable source.

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Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong: The Disinformation by Russ Kick

By Russ Kick

Orgasms, sexual innovations, spirituality, high-tech porn, gender-blending, hustling, masturbation, politics, plane intercourse, disabilities, intercourse magick, biblical erotica, advertisements, first instances, intercourse in area, asexuality, staff intercourse . . . are you prepared for Disinformation’s examine the area of sex?

Master anthologizer Russ Kick has immersed himself within the many and sundry worlds of intercourse writing, generating a definitive assortment exposing truth that’s means, means stranger than XXX fiction. Profiled in The long island Times as an “information archaeologist,” Russ digs the place others wouldn't imagine to seem for scrumptious information at the current, previous, and way forward for intercourse, including:

The first-ever examine the FBI’s porn assortment (the Obscene Reference File), entire with reproduced documents
FAA experiences approximately humans having intercourse on advertisement flights—the so-called “mile-high club”
a glance at marvelous, kinky, and scarce sex-zines, reminiscent of Frighten the Horses, Taste of Latex, Future Sex, and Pucker Up, in addition to Sexology, released through Hugo Gernsback, the daddy of technological know-how fiction
The forgotten intercourse books of Charles Atlas (“Hey, hand over kicking sand in our faces, you bully!”)

This significant, outsized anthology incorporates a panoply of sexperts, all people from prostitutes to professors, legends to beginners, sexual revolutionaries to sexologists and past, offering a different and unforeseen examine intercourse, tough our notions of what's attainable and in flip interesting, enervating, scary, and freaking us out.

Russ Kick is the editor of You Are Being Lied To, Everything you recognize Is Wrong, and Abuse Your Illusions. he's the writer of 50 issues You’re now not purported to Know Volumes 1 & 2 and The Disinformation e-book of Lists. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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