Download E-books Fantasy Sports: Athletics And Identity In Postmodern American Literature, 1967-2008 PDF

By Mark P. Bresnan

During the last 4 a long time, starting with the inaugural large Bowl in 1967, American activities have passed through the various similar differences that experience marked postmodernity in tradition at huge: the exponential progress of activities media; elevated concentrate on performative, instead of aggressive, acts; epistemological and ontological instability; and an include of the worldwide and advertisement over the neighborhood and sacred. This venture analyzes the illustration of activities in American literature in this span, analyzing literary texts in synthesis with popular-culture activities narratives during which activities fanatics build their very own "fantasies" of the athletic physique. whereas mythic archetypes of activities heroism proceed to form those buildings, rising narrative structures (including cable tv, rotisserie and delusion leagues, and fan weblogs) have provided new methods of studying the wearing topic. "Fantasy Sports" identifies those debates approximately subjectivity because the fundamental aspect of intersection among modern activities tradition and postmodern literature. In its reaction to modern activities, postmodern literature has grew to become clear of the emphasis on actual masculinity and autonomy that formed either modernist and realist traditions of activities literature. by way of emphasizing the distance among athletic functionality and private id, postmodern literature frames athletic subjectivity because the made from fraught negotiations between athletes, fanatics, and the mass media.

The perform of activities, as depicted in those texts, blurs the binary oppositions among guy and lady, player and spectator, novice undefined, and in-bounds and out-of-play that constitution either advertisement and cultural activities associations. bringing up theoretical paintings via Michel de Certeau, Judith Butler, Donna Haraway, and Jean Baudrillard, between others, this undertaking reads those practices as strategic and provisional makes an attempt to take care of a degree of autonomy inside a activities tradition that rigidly polices either identification and behaviour. by means of drawing jointly postmodern cultural concept, stories of up to date activities tradition, and modern activities literature, "Fantasy Sports" identifies a unique physique of fiction, drama, and non-fiction that substantially revises the subjects, modes of characterization, and narratives at paintings within the dominant culture of activities literature. additionally, it deals a suite of interpretive suggestions that greater account for the location and tool of activities in modern tradition.

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Download E-books Database Aesthetics: Art in the Age of Information Overflow (Electronic Mediations) PDF

Database Aesthetics examines the database as cultural and aesthetic shape, explaining how artists have participated in community tradition by means of developing information artwork. The essays during this assortment examine how a classy emerges whilst artists use the massive quantities of accessible details as their medium. right here, the methods details is ordered and arranged develop into creative offerings, and artists have a necessary function in influencing and critiquing the digitization of day-by-day life.

 

Contributors: Sharon Daniel, U of California, Santa Cruz; Steve Deitz, Carleton collage; Lynn Hershman Leeson, U of California, Davis; George Legrady, U of California, Santa Barbara; Eduardo Kac, tuition of the paintings Institute of Chicago; Norman Klein, California Institute of the humanities; John Klima; Lev Manovich, U of California, San Diego; Robert F. Nideffer, U of California, Irvine; Nancy Paterson, Ontario collage of paintings and layout; Christiane Paul, college of visible Arts in ny; Marko Peljhan, U of California, Santa Barbara; Warren Sack, U of California, Santa Cruz; invoice Seaman, Rhode Island institution of layout; Grahame Weinbren, university of visible Arts, New York.

 

Victoria Vesna is a media artist, and professor and chair of the dep. of layout and Media Arts on the collage of California, Los Angeles.

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Download E-books A Companion to Cultural Memory Studies PDF

This significant other represents the interdisciplinary and overseas box of ""cultural reminiscence studies"" in a single quantity. Articles via popular foreign students supply readers a distinct review of the major strategies of cultural reminiscence reviews. The publication not just files present examine in an remarkable manner; it additionally serves as a discussion board for bringing jointly ways from parts as assorted as sociology, political sciences, heritage, theology, literary experiences, media experiences, philosophy, psychology, and neurosciences.""Cultural reminiscence studies"" - as outlined during this e-book - got here into being initially of the 20 th century, with the works of Maurice Halbwachs on mèmoire collective. through the final twenty years this quarter of analysis has witnessed a veritable growth in a number of nations and disciplines. accordingly, the learn of the relation of ""culture"" and ""memory"" has diverse right into a wide variety of ways. This significant other is predicated on a wide figuring out of ""cultural memory"" because the interaction of current and earlier in sociocultural contexts. It offers thoughts for the learn of person remembering in a social context, staff and kinfolk reminiscence, nationwide reminiscence, some of the media of reminiscence, and eventually the host of rising transnational lieux de mèmoire similar to 9-11. This e-book first seemed as a hardback quantity within the De Gruyter sequence ""Media and Cultural Memory"" lower than the name ""Cultural reminiscence reports: a world and Interdisciplinary Handbook"". With the current significant other the unique articles are reissued in an inexpensive paperback variation.

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Download E-books Visual Culture: The Study of the Visual after the Cultural Turn (MIT Press) PDF

By Margaret Dikovitskaya

In contemporary years, visible tradition has emerged as a growing to be and critical interdisciplinary box of analysis. visible tradition regards photographs as significant to the illustration of which means on this planet. It encompasses "high" artwork with no an assumption of its better prestige. yet regardless of the present proliferation of reviews and courses in visible tradition, there looks no consensus in the box itself as to its scope and goals, definitions, and techniques. In Visual Culture, Margaret Dikovitskaya bargains an outline of this new quarter of analysis so as to reconcile its assorted theoretical positions and comprehend its power for additional learn. Her goal is to teach how visible tradition can stay away from what she defines because the Scylla and Charybdis that threaten it: the shortcoming of a particular item of analysis (given its departure from the normal hierarchies of paintings heritage) and the growth of the sector to the purpose of incoherence because it turns out to subsume every little thing with regards to the cultural and the visual.

Dikovitskaya provides us an archaeology of visible tradition, studying the "cultural flip" clear of artwork heritage and the emergence of visible stories. Drawing on responses to questionnaires, oral histories, and interviews with the field's major students, she discusses first the field's historical past, theoretical frameworks, and strategies, after which examines 4 courses and classes in visible tradition -- these on the collage of Rochester, the collage of Chicago, the collage of California at Irvine, and the country college of latest York at Stony Brook. Bringing jointly concerns of conception and perform, Dikovitskaya charts the way forward for visible tradition courses within the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks PDF

Revised and up to date with a unique emphasis on techniques in social media, the second one variation of Media and Cultural stories: Keyworks stands because the most well liked and hugely acclaimed anthology within the dynamic and multidisciplinary box of cultural reports.

  • Features numerous new readings with a distinct emphasis on issues in relation to new media, social networking, feminist media idea, and globalization
  • Includes up to date introductory editorials and superior therapy of social media reminiscent of Twitter and YouTube
  • New participants contain Janice Radway, Patricia Hill-Collins, Leah A. Lievrouw, Danah M. Boyd, Nicole B. Ellison, and Gloria Anzaldúa

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Download E-books Minds and machines: Creativity, technology, and the posthuman in electronic musical idioms PDF

By Thomas Brett

This dissertation is a examine of creativity, know-how, and the posthuman in modern digital music-making. The posthuman is known because the assembly aspect of people and machines that reconfigures humanistic conceptions of the independent, inventive self. From a posthuman point of view, the discourses of technoculture (comprising the strategies of keep watch over, transcendence, virtuality, mutation, and allotted cognition) recommend a method of analyzing more than a few digital musical practices, aesthetics and applied sciences. The dissertation proposes the posthuman either as a idea of musical technoculture and a framework by which to appreciate the activities and concepts of musicians who paintings inside of it. Over a variety of historic, musico-analytical, theoretical and ethnographic case stories, I loosely draw at the discourses of technoculture to interpret the musical and social meanings of the mind-machine nexus in digital musical practices over the last half-century. My findings recommend that the ever-present instruments of the digital musicians---notably, the electronic applied sciences of pcs and software program, but in addition together with older applied sciences similar to tape recorders and the chinese language I-Ching ---impact how musicians take into consideration and actualize creativity and the belief of what's human. In sum, the mind-machine nexus foregrounded in digital musical idioms is a efficient website for realizing the contours of an rising techno-musical cultural imaginary the place the human turns into posthuman via its reconfiguration in laptop phrases.

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Download E-books Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools (Electronic Mediations) PDF

The essays in Small Tech examine the cultural effect of electronic instruments and supply clean views on cellular applied sciences corresponding to iPods, electronic cameras, and PDAs and software program capabilities like minimize, replica, and paste and WYSIWYG. jointly they boost new wondering electronic environments. 

Contributors: Wendy Warren Austin, Edinboro U; Jim Bizzocchi, Simon Fraser U; Collin Gifford Brooke, Syracuse U; Paul Cesarini, Bowling eco-friendly kingdom U; Veronique likelihood, U of London; Johanna Drucker, U of Virginia; Jenny Edbauer, Penn country U; Robert A. Emmons Jr., Rutgers U; Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Clarkson U; Richard Kahn, UCLA; Douglas Kellner, UCLA; Karla Saari Kitalong, U of critical Florida; Steve Mann, U of Toronto; Lev Manovich, U of California, San Diego; Adrian Miles, RMIT U; Jason Nolan, Ryerson U; Julian Oliver; Mark Paterson, U of the West of britain, Bristol; Isabel Pedersen, Ryerson U; Michael Pennell, U of Rhode Island; Joanna Castner put up, U of vital Arkansas; Teri Rueb, Rhode Island university of layout; James J. Sosnoski; Lance kingdom, Fordham U; Jason Swarts, North Carolina kingdom U; Barry Wellman, U of Toronto; Sean D. Williams, Clemson U; Jeremy Yuille, RMIT U.

Byron Hawk is assistant professor of English at George Mason University.

David M. Rieder is assistant professor of English at North Carolina nation University.

Ollie Oviedo is affiliate professor of English at jap New Mexico University.

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Download E-books News Culture (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies (Paperback)) PDF

By Stuart Allan

News Culture deals a well timed exam of the kinds, practices, associations and audiences of journalism. Having highlighted a number urgent matters confronting the worldwide information this day, it proceeds to supply a old attention of the increase of 'objective' reporting in newspaper, radio and tv news.

It explores the way in which information is produced, its textual conventions, and its negotiation via the reader, listener or viewer as a part of daily life. Stuart Allan additionally explores issues resembling the cultural dynamics of sexism and racism as they form information assurance, in addition to the increase of on-line information, citizen journalism, conflict reporting and celebrity-driven infotainment.

development at the luck of the bestselling past variations, this new version addresses the troubles of the inside track media age, featuring:

  • An multiplied bankruptcy on information, energy and the general public sphere
  • A chapter-length dialogue of warfare journalism, tracing key components shaping reportage from the battlefields of Vietnam to the present conflict in Iraq
  • A bankruptcy on citizen journalism in occasions of situation, together with a couple of examples the place traditional participants have played the position of a journalist to undergo witness to tragic events

This publication is key studying for college students of journalism, cultural and media stories, sociology and politics.

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Download E-books Fairy Tales Framed: Early Forewords, Afterwords, and Critical Words PDF

2012 selection remarkable educational identify Translations of the forewords and afterwords through unique fairy story authors and commentaries by way of their contemporaries, fabric that has no longer been generally released in English. so much early fairy story authors had much to claim approximately what they wrote. Charles Perrault defined his assets and acknowledged neighbors’ reactions. His niece Marie-Jeanne Lhéritier and her buddy Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy used dedications and commentaries to situate their stories socially and culturally, whereas the raffish Henriette Julie de Murat accused all of them of taking their plots from the Italian author Giovan Francesco Straparola and admitted to borrowing from the Italians herself. those reflections shed a vivid gentle on either the stories and on their composition, yet in each case, they have been got rid of quickly after their first booklet. ultimate mostly unknown, their absence created empty house that later readers packed with their very own perspectives in regards to the stipulations of creation and reception of the stories. What their authors needed to say approximately “Puss in Boots,” “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and “Rapunzel,” between many different fairy stories, is amassed right here for the 1st time, newly translated and followed via wealthy annotations. additionally integrated are revealing commentaries from the authors’ literary contemporaries. As an entire, those forewords, afterwords, and important phrases at once tackle matters that tell the modern examine of ecu fairy stories, together with conventional folkloristic issues approximately fairy story origins and function, in addition to questions of literary aesthetics and ancient context. “This blend of introductory info and first assets makes the booklet imperative for critical scholars of fairy story literature. Taken as an entire, the essays create a full of life photograph of the company of fairy story production … hugely recommended.” — selection “There are many multifaceted gemstones during this assortment and they're going to end up lucrative interpreting for these operating with ecu fairy tales.” — Maria Tatar, editor of The vintage Fairy stories: Texts, feedback Ruth B. Bottigheimer teaches eu fairy stories and British children’s literature at Stony Brook collage, country collage of latest York. She is the writer of numerous books, together with Fairy stories: a brand new background, additionally released through SUNY Press, and Fairy Godfather: Straparola, Venice, and the Fairy story culture.

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Download E-books A Tale of the Dispossessed/La Multitud Errante: A Novel (English and Spanish Edition) PDF

"How am i able to inform him that he'll by no means locate her, after he has been trying to find her all his existence? If i may consult him with out breaking his middle, there's something i might inform him, in hopes it will cease his sleepless nights and wrongheaded look for a shadow. i'd repeat this to him: 'Your Matilde Lina is in limbo, the living position of these who're neither lifeless nor alive.' yet that will be like severing the roots of the tree that helps him. along with, why do it if he's not going to think me."

In the midst of conflict, the protagonists of A story of the Dispossessed are constantly looking out: for a promised land, a future, the face of a lady who has disappeared -- looking for an most unlikely love and, conversely, for a love that's possible.

A approach station for refugees from violence is the environment for an severe love triangle within which an uprooted and wandering humans lead the reader to event the collective drama of pressured relocation. A story of the Dispossessed speaks to us in regards to the inexorable legislations that has led guy, expelled from paradise because the days of Adam via to fashionable instances, in his look for a manner again home.

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