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Cantonese Opera as a Mirror of Society

Virgil K.Y. Ho

in Understanding Canton: Rethinking Popular Culture in the Republican Period

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282715
eISBN:
9780191603037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282714.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The commercial success of Cantonese opera was attributed to the industry’s eagerness and ability to ‘modernize’ the stage. These changes did not necessarily represent a total distancing from its ... More


Taglish, or the phantom power of the lingua franca

Vicente L. Rafael

in Philippine English: Linguistic and Literary

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099470
eISBN:
9789882207264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses Taglish as a lingua franca of the mass media. Tagalog serves as the language of commercially driven mass media, specifically radio, television, and film. As the lingua franca ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey Knapp

in Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190634063
eISBN:
9780190634094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634063.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Most commentators on mass entertainment restrict the phenomenon to the machine age. The introduction to Pleasing Everyone broadens our conception of mass entertainment by arguing that it should be ... More


Radio 's Listeners: Personalizing Mass Culture

in Radio's America: The Great Depression and the Rise of Modern Mass Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471914
eISBN:
9780226471938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471938.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the listeners of radio. Popular listeners did not dictate the shape of radio or its programs. Radio would attract a mass audience because those millions cared deeply and made ... More


Radio's Writers: A Public Voice in the Modern World

in Radio's America: The Great Depression and the Rise of Modern Mass Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471914
eISBN:
9780226471938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471938.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter investigates a group of writer-directors who came to believe that in the modern world, authentic communication had to reach a mass audience. Radio makes art a social force and the ... More


The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Wing Chung Ng

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Defined by its distinct performance style, stage practices, and regional- and dialect-based identities, Cantonese opera originated as a traditional art form performed by itinerant companies in temple ... More


Introduction: Media, Mediation, and Jewish Community

Simon J. Bronner and Caspar Battegay

in Connected Jews: Expressions of Community in Analogue and Digital Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764869
eISBN:
9781800343375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764869.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter disputes the common assumption that media-driven popular culture has weakened ethnic-religious ties of community with each advance in communication technology and has been detrimental to ... More


Shadows on the Screen: Imagining the Mass Audience in 1920s India

Manishita Dass

in Outside the Lettered City: Cinema, Modernity, and the Public Sphere in Late Colonial India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199394388
eISBN:
9780199394418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394388.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This chapter mines the Indian Cinematograph Committee documents of 1927 to unearth elite constructions of the emerging “Indian public” in the late 1920s and examines how these notions disrupt or ... More


Shakespeare and The Victorian Stage

Richard Foulkes

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reports that by the nineteenth century, the position of Shakespeare as national icon was more firmly established. Yet that alteration in imaginings of Shakespeare was itself the product ... More


The News Media’s Shift to Upscale Audiences

Christopher Martin

in No Longer Newsworthy: How the Mainstream Media Abandoned the Working Class

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501735257
eISBN:
9781501735264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501735257.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 3 analyzes how the U.S. news media made a significant and devastating shift from targeting a mass audience to an upscale, middle class audience beginning in the late 1960s. The chapter draws ... More


More Than ‘Music-While-You-Eat’1? Factory and Hostel Concerts, ‘Good Culture’ and the Workers

Nick Hayes

in ‘Millions Like Us’?: British Culture in the Second World War

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237631
eISBN:
9781846312489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312489.008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter analyses the program for factory concerts for workers initiated by the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA) in Great Britain during the war. The analysis indicates ... More


Good Books Build Character: Promoting Religious Reading in the 1920s

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses efforts to better market religious books to a general audience in the 1920s, including the industry-wide “Religious Book Week” promotional campaign organized in 1921 and the ... More


Women’s Studies on the Air: Radio, Television, and Women’s Movements

Mina Roces

in Women's Movements and the Filipina: 1986-2008

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834999
eISBN:
9780824871581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834999.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter concentrates on the use of media—radio and television in particular—to disseminate the new feminist epistemologies to a potential mass audience. It analyzes how radio and television ... More


Venues of Liberation

in Special Relations: The Americanization of Britain?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773997
eISBN:
9780804777834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773997.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the large-venue rock concert. The rock concert was probably most productive in both reaching a mass audience and producing a sense of mass participation. In the United States ... More


Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood

Jeffrey Knapp

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190634063
eISBN:
9780190634094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634063.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare’s plays were immensely popular in their own day—so why do we refuse to think of them as mass entertainment? In Pleasing Everyone, Jeffrey Knapp opens our eyes to the uncanny resemblance ... More


The Rocambolesque and the Modern Enchantment of Popular Fiction

Robin Walz

in The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752992
eISBN:
9780804787499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752992.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter contends that the “rocambolesque” is evidence of the counterintuitive possibility for mass production and consumption to yield specifically modern enchantments, both imaginative and ... More


Reproducing Greece and Rome

Kate Nichols

in Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace: Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199596461
eISBN:
9780191795770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596461.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 3 unpicks the debates about presenting the past to a mass audience stimulated by the Palace’s 1850s reconstructions of Greek and Roman sculpture and architecture. It examines the changing ... More


Architecture for a Mass Audience

Kathleen James-Chakraborty

in Architecture since 1400

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673964
eISBN:
9781452946047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673964.003.0023
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter focuses on the architectural reform in Germany in the early twentieth century. The ornate historicism of the late nineteenth century was swept aside and replaced by architecture that ... More


Conclusion

James Nott

in Going to the Palais: A Social And Cultural History of Dancing and Dance Halls in Britain, 1918–1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199605194
eISBN:
9780191754258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605194.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The Conclusion draws together the key themes of the book. It further considers the expansion of the dance hall industry and the development of a mass audience. It assesses the impact of dancing and ... More


Conclusion

Kate Nichols

in Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace: Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199596461
eISBN:
9780191795770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596461.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The conclusion situates the Sydenham Palace alongside the Millennium Dome/O2 arena, comparing the criticisms of mass audiences, authenticity, and exhibitionary strategies at 2008’s Tutankhmun ... More


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