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Introduction

Caroline Bassett

in The Arc and the Machine: Narrative and New Media

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073427
eISBN:
9781781700907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073427.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to come to the defence of narrative, arguing that it is a vital element of contemporary culture, lying at the heart of the ... More


Post-Sports

Steve Redhead

in We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates some aspects of the speeding-up of sport and sports media in contemporary accelerated culture alongside a generalised rethinking of the sociology of modernity. In a 1990s ... More


Afterword: Music Video Goes Gaga

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter reviews the craze on Lady Gaga which accompanied the release and reception of ‘Telephone’. It is indicated that such phenomena might jump-start critical interest in music video as an ... More


Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience

Stephen Siff

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039195
eISBN:
9780252097232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039195.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Now synonymous with Sixties counterculture, LSD actually entered the American consciousness via the mainstream. Time and Life, messengers of American respectability, trumpeted its grand arrival in a ... More


Tools for the Analysis of the Celebrity as a Form of Cultural Power

P. David Marshall

in Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695621
eISBN:
9781452949680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695621.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter suggests that the concept of affect is central for understanding the meaning and power of the celebrity in contemporary culture. The term affect has been used principally in ... More


Tracing the Meaning of the Public Individual

P. David Marshall

in Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695621
eISBN:
9781452949680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695621.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter begins with a study of the type of individuality defined by the term celebrity by tracing its usage through to its current meaning. Much like the concept of individualism, the use of the ... More


The Embodiment of Affect in Political Culture

P. David Marshall

in Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695621
eISBN:
9781452949680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695621.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter identifies the links between the political and entertainment spheres. One of the critical points of convergence of politics and entertainment is their construction of public ... More


Introduction

in Spanish Spaces: Landscape, Space and Place in Contemporary Spanish Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318221
eISBN:
9781846317750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317750.001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book derives from the field of cultural geography in an attempt to reflect on the terrain of the entity known as Spain, through the prism of scholarly interest in contemporary Spanish cinematic ... More


Forms of Power/Forms of Public Subjectivity

P. David Marshall

in Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695621
eISBN:
9781452949680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695621.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter argues that the public personality or celebrity is the site of intense work on the meaning of both individuality and collective identity in contemporary culture. It is the ... More


Gameplay Mode: War, Simulation, and Technoculture

Patrick Crogan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653348
eISBN:
9781452946146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653348.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

From flight simulators and first-person shooters to MMPOG and innovative strategy games like 2008’s Spore, computer games owe their development to computer simulation and imaging produced by and for ... More


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