A Dictionary of Media and Communication

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication

Author: ,

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192578936

Genre: Social Science

Page: 544

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Book Summary: This authoritative and up-to-date A-Z covers all aspects of interpersonal, mass, and networked communication, including digital and mobile media, advertising, journalism, and nonverbal communication. This new edition is particularly focused on expanding coverage of social media terms, to reflect its increasing prominence to media and communication studies as a whole. More than 2,000 entries have been revised, and over 500 new terms have been added to reflect current theoretical terminology, including concepts such as artificial intelligence, cisgender, fake news, hive mind, use theory, and wikiality. The dictionary also bridges the gap between theory and practice, and contains many technical terms that are relevant to the communication industry, including dialogue editing, news aggregator, and primary colour correction. The text is complemented by biographical notes and extensively cross-referenced, while web links supplement the entries. It is an indispensable guide for undergraduate students of media and communication studies, and also for those taking related subjects such as television studies, video production, communication design, visual communication, marketing communications, semiotics, and cultural studies.


Orientalism

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Orientalism

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804153868

Genre: Social Science

Page: 432

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Book Summary: More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world.


A Dictionary of Sociology

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A Dictionary of Sociology

Author: John Scott

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191047554

Genre: Social Science

Page: 832

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Book Summary: A consistent best-seller, the wide-ranging and authoritative Dictionary of Sociology was first published in 1994 and contains more than 2,500 entries on the terminology, methods, concepts, and thinkers in the field, as well as from the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science. For this fourth edition, Professor John Scott has conducted a thorough review of all entries to ensure that they are concise, focused, and up to date. Revisions reflect current intellectual debates and social conditions, particularly in relation to global and multi-cultural issues. New entries cover relevant contemporary concepts, such as climate change, social media, terrorism, and intersectionality, as well as key living sociologists. This Dictionary is both an invaluable introduction to sociology for beginners, and an essential source of reference for more advanced students and teachers.


Critical Theory Today

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Critical Theory Today

Author: Lois Tyson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317643232

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 472

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Book Summary: This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new historicism and cultural criticism; lesbian, gay, and queer theory; African American criticism and postcolonial criticism. This new edition features: a major expansion of the chapter on postcolonial criticism that includes topics such as Nordicism, globalization and the ‘end’ of postcolonial theory, global tourism and global conservation an extended explanation of each theory, using examples from everyday life, popular culture, and literary texts a list of specific questions critics ask about literary texts an interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby through the lens of each theory a list of questions for further practice to guide readers in applying each theory to different literary works updated and expanded bibliographies Both engaging and rigorous, this is a "how-to" book for undergraduate and graduate students new to critical theory and for college professors who want to broaden their repertoire of critical approaches to literature.


The Broadview Pocket Glossary of Literary Terms

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The Broadview Pocket Glossary of Literary Terms

Author: ,

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770484329

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 100

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Book Summary: This compact guide covers a wide variety of terms commonly used in academic discussions of poetry, fiction, drama, rhetoric, and literary theory. Definitions are kept concise; examples are abundant. The coverage ranges from traditional topics through to recent scholarship, and the straightforward entries aim to enable students to learn new terms with confidence. The pocket glossary brings together entries from a variety of Broadview publications—including The Broadview Anthology of British Literature and The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction—and adds a number of new entries.


A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

Author: Ian Buchanan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192514210

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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Book Summary: Containing over 750 in-depth entries, this is the most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available. This authoritative guide covers the whole range of critical theory, including the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, cultural studies, gender studies, film studies, literary theory, hermeneutics, historical materialism, and socio-political critical theory. Entries clearly explain complex theoretical discourses such as Marxism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, deconstruction, and postmodernism. There are biographies of hundreds of important figures in the field, with feature entries for those who have heavily influenced areas of the discipline, such as Derrida and Deleuze. This new edition of the dictionary has been updated to extend coverage of diaspora, race and postcolonial theory, including key authors such as C. L. R. James and Paul Gilroy, and of queer and sexuality studies, including notable figures such as Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. Fully revised to keep up to date with this diverse field, this new edition expands the coverage to include entries such as hyperobject and transgender. Entries are fully cross-referenced and many contain further reading suggestions. Covering all aspects of critical theory from globalization and race studies, to queer theory and feminism, this multidisciplinary A-Z is essential for students in the humanities and social sciences.


Politics

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Politics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458705951

Genre: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Aristotle's "Politics" is the best work ever written on the concepts that help shape countries of the world and their governments. Although he strongly supports the out-dated institution of slavery, his views on constitution and running of government are classical. Though he discusses Greek city-states and institutions of that era, his work forms the basis of modern-day political science.


A Dictionary of Gender Studies

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A Dictionary of Gender Studies

Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192534661

Genre: Social Science

Page: 98

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Book Summary: This new dictionary provides clear and accessible definitions of a range of terms from within the fast-developing field of gender studies. It covers terms which have emerged out of gender studies, such as cyber feminism, double burden, and male gaze, and gender-focused definitions of more general terms, such as housework, intersectionality, and trolling, It also covers major historical figures including Hélène Cixous, bell hooks, Mary Wollstonecraft, as well as groups and movements from votes for women to Reclaim the Night. It is an invaluable reference resource for students taking gender studies courses, at undergraduate or postgraduate level, and for those applying a gender perspective within other subject areas.


The Wisdom of Crowds

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The Wisdom of Crowds

Author: James Surowiecki

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307275051

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Book Summary: In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.


Shakespeare's Words

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Shakespeare's Words

Author: Ben Crystal,David Crystal

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141941529

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 680

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Book Summary: A vital resource for scholars, students and actors, this book contains glosses and quotes for over 14,000 words that could be misunderstood by or are unknown to a modern audience. Displayed panels look at such areas of Shakespeare's language as greetings, swear-words and terms of address. Plot summaries are included for all Shakespeare's plays and on the facing page is a unique diagramatic representation of the relationships within each play.