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Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man

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Marshall McLuhan

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Great Books

In Great Books, Denby Lives The Common Adult Fantasy Of Returning To School With Some Worldly Knowledge And Experience Of Life. A Gifted Story-teller, He Leads Us On A Glorious Tour - By Turns Eloquen...t, Witty, And Moving - Through The Works Themselves And Through His Experiences As A Middle-aged Man Among Freshmen. He Recounts His Failures And Triumphs As A Reader And Student (taking An Exam Led To A Hilarious Near-breakdown). He Celebrates His Rediscovery Or New Appreciation Of Such Authors As Homer, Plato, The Biblical Writers, Augustine, Boccaccio, Hegel, Austen, Marx, Nietzsche, And Virginia Woolf. He Re-creates The Atmosphere Of The Classroom - The Strategies Used By A Remarkable Group Of Teachers And The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Media-age Students As They Grapple With These Difficult, Sometimes Frightening Works. And All Year Long He Watches The Students Grow And His Own Life And Memories Break Out Of Hiding. [1.] First Semester: Homer I -- Sappho -- Interlude One: Plato I ; Homer Ii -- Interlude Two: Plato Ii ; Sophocles ; Aristotle -- Interlude Three: Aeschylus And Euripides -- Interlude Four: Virgil ; The Old Testament ; The New Testament ; Augustine ; Machiavelli -- Interlude Five: Hobbes And Locke ; Examination -- [2.] Second Semester: Dante -- Boccaccio -- Hume And Kant -- Interlude Six: Montaigne ; Rousseau ; Shakespeare ; Hegel ; Austen ; Marx And Mill ; Nietzsche -- Interlude Seven: Beauvoir ; Conrad ; Woolf. David Denby. Includes Bibliographical References And Index.

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David Denby

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How to Read a Film: The World of Movies, Media, Multimedia: Language, History, Theory

1. Film As An Art -- 2. Technology: Image And Sound -- 3. The Language Of Film: Signs And Syntax -- 4. The Shape Of Film History -- 5. Film Theory: Form And Function -- 6. Media: In The Middle Of Thin...gs -- 7. Multimedia: The Digital Revolution -- App. I. Film And Media: A Chronology -- App. Ii. Reading About Film And Media. James Monaco ; With Diagrams By David Lindroth. Includes Bibliographical References (p. [604]-643) And Indexes.

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James Monaco

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Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age

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Author:

Tony Reinke

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Mediated: How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It

Introduction: Method Acting -- Learning To Love The Blob -- The Cult Of The Child -- Twilight Of The Heroes -- Identity Politics -- Busy, Busy -- The Fate Of Nature -- Jedermensch Ein √úbermensch -- Co...da: Terror. Thomas De Zengotita.

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Thomas de Zengotita

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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media: The Companion Book to the Award-Winning Film

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Author:

Mark Achbar

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Scribble, Scribble: Notes on the Media

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Author:

Nora Ephron

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Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times

The first paperback edition of a myth-breaking book on media, from one of today's most reputable and insightful media historian/critics. Winner of Harvard's Goldsmith Book Prize, Rich Media, Poor Demo...cracy challenges the assumption that a society drenched in commercial information "choices" is a democratic one. Robert McChesney, whom Marc Crispin Miller calls "the greatest of our media historians," argues that the major beneficiaries of the so-called Information Age are wealthy investors, advertisers, and a handful of enormous media, computer, and telecommunications corporations. This concentrated corporate control, McChesney maintains, is disastrous for any notion of participatory democracy. Combining unprecedented detail on current events with historical sweep, in a book Noam Chomsky calls a "rich and penetrating study," McChesney chronicles the waves of media mergers and acquisitions in the late 1990s. He reviews the corrupt and secretive enactment of public policies surrounding the internet, digital television, and public broadcasting. He also addresses the gradual and ominous adaptation of the First Amendment as a means of shielding corporate media power and the wealthy, and he debunks the myth that the market compels media firms to "give the people what they want." In an eye-opening call to action, McChesney warns that we must organize politically to restructure the media if we want democracy to endure. If Thomas Paine were around, he would have written this book. If Paul Revere was here, he would spread the word. (Bill Moyers) [A] rich and penetrating study advances considerably his pioneering work. . . . [A] very significant contribution. (NoamChomsky) Those who want to know about the relationship of media and democracy must read this book. (Neil Postman) Anyone who claims to care about the interaction between media and democracy can't not read McChesney's latest. (Victor Navasky) I found it...the most valuable of three good books [about the media] because he takes the beast directly by the throat... (Molly Ivins)

Author:

Robert W. McChesney

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Introduction to Communication Studies

John Fiske. Includes Bibliographical References (p. 196-199) And Index.

Author:

John Fiske

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The Fat Studies Reader

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Author:

Esther D. Rothblum

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