The Media Student's Book by Gill Branston,Roy Stafford

By Gill Branston,Roy Stafford

The Media Student's Book is a entire creation for college kids of media experiences. It covers all of the key themes and offers a close, full of life and obtainable consultant to strategies and debates.

Now in its 5th version, this bestselling textbook has been completely revised, re-ordered and up-to-date, with many very contemporary examples and improved assurance of an important matters at the moment dealing with media stories. it really is based in 3 major components, addressing key options, debates, and learn talents, tools and assets. person chapters comprise:

  • approaching media texts

  • narrative

  • genres and different classifications

  • representations

  • globalisation

  • ideologies and discourses

  • the enterprise of media

  • new media in a brand new world?

  • the way forward for tv

  • regulation now

  • debating ads, branding and celebrity

  • news and its futures

  • documentary and ‘reality’ debates

  • from ‘audience’ to ‘users’

  • research: talents and methods.

Each bankruptcy incorporates a diversity of examples to paintings with, occasionally as brief case reports. also they are supported by means of separate, longer case reports which include:

  • Slumdog Millionaire

  • online entry for movie and music

  • CSI and detective fictions

  • Let the proper One In and The Orphanage

  • PBS, BBC and HBO

  • images of migration

  • The Age of Stupid and weather switch politics.

The authors are skilled in writing, gaining knowledge of and educating throughout assorted degrees of undergraduate learn, with an wisdom of the desires of scholars. The publication is especially designed to be effortless and stimulating to exploit, with:

  • a Companion site with well known chapters from past variants, additional case reports and additional assets for instructing and studying, at:

  • margin phrases, definitions, pictures, references (and even jokes), allied to a finished thesaurus

  • follow-up actions in ‘Explore’ boxes

  • suggestions for additional studying and on-line research

  • references and examples from a wealthy diversity of media and media types, together with advertisements, cinema, video games, the net, magazines, newspapers, images, radio, and television.

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The Archaeology of Medieval England and Wales: Volume 38 by John Steane

By John Steane

In the previous 25 years to this book’s book in 1985 there has been an intensive and extraordinary burst of archaeological job in facts from below-ground deposits, above-ground constructions, and artefacts. throughout the increase of the past due Nineteen Sixties and Seventies, which resulted in move a lot critical city redevelopment, it was once buried continues to be which yielded the main dramatic details. within the recession of the Eighties it used to be realised that upstanding is still had much to provide in addition they usually have been being topic to ever extra refined learn innovations. This ebook examines these contemporary advancements in archaeology and assesses their relating the examine of medieval English and Welsh historical past. Taking a sequence of significant topics comparable to govt, faith and the geographical region, the booklet bargains a chronological strategy from the arrival of the Vikings, 850 advert, to the Reformation in 1530. This strategy makes a speciality of the influence of guy at the city and rural panorama. an enormous textual content for college kids of historic history.

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The Kensington Runestone: Approaching a Research Question by Alice Beck Kehoe

By Alice Beck Kehoe

In 1898, a farmer in northwestern Minnesota unearthed a wide stone engraved with what looked to be Norse runes carved in 1362. might medieval Scandinavians have penetrated deep into mainland North the US over a century earlier than Columbus came across the hot international? Does the stone offer facts that forces a rewrite of yank historical past, or was once it purely a well-executed hoax? within the absence of written documents documenting a Norse excursion into Minnesota, so much historians have pushed aside the Kensington Runestone as a forgery. although, Kehoe techniques the query holistically. She examines not just old and literary facts, but in addition brings in info from archaeology, geology, linguistics, and organic anthropology. She concludes that the stone’s authenticity shouldn't be disregarded as comfortably because it has been thus far, no matter if that implies re-thinking deeply ingrained rules approximately touch among Europeans and indigenous Americans.

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Post Critical Museology: Theory and Practice in the Art by Andrew Dewdney,David Dibosa,Victoria Walsh

By Andrew Dewdney,David Dibosa,Victoria Walsh

Post-Critical Museology considers what the position of the general public and the adventure of audiences capability to the typical paintings of the paintings museum. It does this from the views of the paintings museum itself in addition to from the viewers it seeks. in the course of the research of fabric collected from a massive collaborative study venture performed at Tate Britain in London the e-book develops a conceptual reconfiguration of the connection among paintings, tradition and society within which questions about the artwork museum’s dating to international migration and the recent media ecologies are tested. It means that while ecu museums have formerly been studied as associations of assortment, history and culture, in spite of the fact that ‘modern’ their concentration, it really is now larger to think about them as distributive networks during which worth travels alongside transmedial and transcultural lines.

Post-Critical Museology is meant as a contribution to innovative museological pondering and perform and demands a brand new alignment of lecturers and pros in what it broadcasts as post-critical museology. An alignment that's devoted to rethinking what an paintings museum within the twenty-first century may be, in addition to what wisdom and realizing its destiny practitioners may perhaps draw upon in a quickly altering social and cultural context. The publication goals to be crucial examining within the turning out to be box of museum experiences. it's going to even be curiosity to all these operating within the cultural sphere, together with museum execs, coverage makers and artwork managers.

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Nike von der Athena-Trabantin zur Siegesgöttin (German by Andreas Galk

By Andreas Galk

Wissenschaftlicher Aufsatz aus dem Jahr 1997 im Fachbereich Archäologie, word: 2,0, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Institut für Klassische Archäologie), Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die vorliegende Arbeit soll auf die Verkörperung und bildliche Darstellung des abstrakten Begriffes "Nike"=Sieg eingehen.
Besondere Berücksichtigung soll dabei der Fragestellung zukommen, ob und wenn ja seit wann guy von einer echten Deifikation der Nike sprechen kann, d.h. ob es zu irgendeinem Zeitpunkt eine SiegesGÖTTIN Nike gegeben hat.
Es soll daher die Existenz eines eigenen Nike-Kultes abgefragt werden, andererseits möchte ich auch die Frage nach der allgemeinen Verständlichkeit der NikeFigur untersuchen.
Dabei habe ich versucht, weitgehend chronologisch vorzugehen. Homer kannte Nike noch nicht, wohl aber Hesiod. Demnach erscheint es mir ratsam, ab dem sechsten vorchristlichen Jahrhundert nach Nike-Darstellungen zu suchen. Außerdem möchte ich anmerken, dass die vorgestellten Denkmäler nicht nach Bedeutung und Tragweite für die griechische Kunst ausgewählt wurden, sondern nach ihrer Relevanz für die erwähnte Fragestellung. Ich habe daher versucht, bedeutende wie unbedeutende Kunstwerke gleichberechtigt zu behandeln. Einen Anspruch auf etwaige Vollständigkeit weder der bekannten wie auch der unbekannten Werke kann daher diese Arbeit nicht bieten.

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Lightning Warrior: Maya Art and Kingship at Quirigua (The by Matthew G. Looper

By Matthew G. Looper

The old Maya urban of Quirigua occupied a crossroads among Copan within the southeastern Maya highlands and the main facilities of the Peten heartland. even though regularly a comparatively small urban, Quirigua sticks out due to its public monuments, which have been a number of the maximum achievements of vintage Maya civilization. awesome not just for his or her giant measurement, excessive sculptural caliber, and eloquent hieroglyphic texts, the sculptures of Quirigua also are one of many few entire, in situ sequence of Maya monuments wherever, which makes them a very important resource of data approximately historic Maya spirituality and political perform inside of a selected historic context.

Using epigraphic, iconographic, and stylistic analyses, this learn explores the built-in political-religious meanings of Quirigua's enormous sculptures in the course of the eighth-century A.D. reign of the city's most renowned ruler, K'ak' Tiliw. particularly, Matthew Looper specializes in the function of stelae and different sculpture in representing the character of the ruler not just as a political authority but additionally as a manifestation of varied supernatural entities with whom he used to be linked via ritual functionality. by way of tracing this sculptural application from its Early vintage beginnings throughout the reigns of K'ak' Tiliw and his successors, and in addition via linking it to practices at Copan, Looper bargains very important new insights into the politico-religious background of Quirigua and its ties to different vintage Maya facilities, the function of kingship in Maya society, and the advance of Maya art.

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Reading Between the Lines: The Neolithic Cursus Monuments of by Kenneth Brophy

By Kenneth Brophy

Reading among the strains: The Neolithic Cursus Monuments of Scotland is the 1st systematic research of Scotland’s cursus monuments and is written by means of one of many ideal students of the Neolithic in Scotland. Drawing on fifteen years of expertise of cropmark interpretation, in addition to his involvement in different excavations of cursus monuments and modern websites, Kenneth Brophy uncovers the various secrets and techniques of the Neolithic landscape.

While outlining the actual features of the cursus, this booklet additionally addresses the constraints of this type of typological description whilst utilized to monuments which various so remarkably by way of materiality and measurement. relocating past a morphological account, Brophy considers what could be stated of this varied workforce of websites, and the way they have been truly equipped and utilized in prehistory, in mild of a number of many years of aerial reconnaissance and excavation in Scotland. via a detailed learn of the diversities, in addition to the similarities, among those constructions, this e-book deals a nuanced account of cursus monuments, ultimately permitting this crucial monument sort to be greater understood and put along others of the period.

Offering interesting new methods of puzzling over those enigmatic but very important monuments, analyzing Between the strains: The Neolithic Cursus Monuments of Scotland is an important source for college students and experts in British prehistory, offering an advent to the Early Neolithic archaeology of lowland Scotland in addition to a meditation on broader elements of monumentality and architecture.

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Training and Practice for Modern Day Archaeologists: 1 (One by John H. Jameson,James Eogan

By John H. Jameson,James Eogan

In contemporary years, a huge and inspiring development in the perform of archaeology and ancient preservation has been the markedly elevated variety of collaborations between archaeologists, educators, renovation planners, and govt managers to discover new techniques to archaeological and background schooling and coaching to house globalization and the realities of the twenty first century around the world.

But what's the collective adventure of archaeologists and cultural history experts in those arenas? should still we be inspired, or discouraged, via nationwide and overseas traits? In an try to solution those questions, this quantity examines and offers representational examples of the respective ways and roles of presidency, universities, and the personal zone in assembly the educational/training wishes and demanding situations of training archaeologists today.

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Classical Archaeology (Wiley Blackwell Studies in Global by Susan E. Alcock,Robin Osborne

By Susan E. Alcock,Robin Osborne

The absolutely revised moment version of this winning quantity comprises updates at the most up-to-date archaeological study in all chapters, and new essays on Greek and Roman art.  It keeps its certain, paired essay layout, in addition to key contributions from prime archaeologists and historians of the classical global.

  • Second version is up to date and revised all through, showcasing the most recent examine and clean theoretical methods in classical archaeology
  • Includes fresh essays on historic Greek and Roman artwork in a latest context
  • Designed to motivate serious pondering the translation of historic fabric tradition and the position of recent perceptions in shaping the learn of paintings and archaeology
  • Features paired essays – one protecting the Greek global, the opposite, the Roman – to stimulate a discussion not just among the 2 historical cultures, yet among students from assorted historiographic and methodological traditions
  • Includes maps, chronologies, diagrams, photos, and brief editorial introductions to every chapter

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