The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences
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The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences

"Like all ground-breaking studies of culture, The Makeover, appropriately, tells us not just about its object, narrowly construed, but about ourselves, the society we have created, and the contradictions that permeate both. Sender combines detailed empirical research with thoughtful and nuanced interpretation to provide us with a timely meditation on the limitsand potentialsof reflexivity. The result is a smart and original contribut...

The Political Theatre of David Edgar: Negotiation and Retrieval
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The Political Theatre of David Edgar: Negotiation and Retrieval

David Edgar's writings address the most basic questions of how humans organize and govern themselves in modern societies. This study brings together the disciplines of political philosophy and theatre studies to approach the leading British playwright as a political writer and a public social critic. Edgar uses theatre as a powerful tool of public discourse, an aesthetic modality for engaging with and thinking/feeling through the mos...

Art, Equality and Learning: Pedagogies Against the State
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Art, Equality and Learning: Pedagogies Against the State

"Dennis Atkinson has written an important and compelling book to revision the teaching of art for the 21st century in our schools. This an absolute must read for art educators who continue to strive to make a transformative difference in public education. It is a remarkable achievement in foresight and leadership. Atkinson raises the most difficult questions concerning subjectification, ethics, multiculturalism, assessment and the te...

Scott Kelbys Foto-Rezepte 2: Noch mehr Wege zu professionellen Bildern
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Scott Kelbys Foto-Rezepte 2: Noch mehr Wege zu professionellen Bildern

Noch mehr Rezepte für bessere Fotos! Ob Sie den ersten Band schon kennen oder Quereinsteiger sind: diese über 200 Tipps & Tricks aus Scott Kelbys Fotopraxis machen aus Ihnen einen besseren Fotografen. Das richtige Licht, gekonntes Blitzen, packende Porträts, der Aufbau eines eigenen Studios und Reisefotografie stehen im Mittelpunkt dieses zweiten Bandes. Vom richtigen Zubehör bis zum Profi-Kniff, der Ihrem Bild den entscheidenden...

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Claude Jutra: Filmmaker

Through close readings of Jutra's major films, Jim Leach analyses their distinctive cinematic qualities and discusses the responses they have received from reviewers and critics. He focuses both on the films and the historical and cultural contexts in which they were made, arguing that critics have frequently used inappropriate criteria to judge them and that these misunderstandings reveal much about attitudes to Canadian cinema in g...

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Superman : The Persistence of an American Icon

"With a fan's instincts and a scholar's passion, IanGordon delivers a highly readable and insightful treatment of the comic bookand cinematic Superman, the most American of superheroes."--Viet Thanh Nguyen "Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Sympathizer "

Women in the Language and Society of Japan: The Linguistic Roots of Bias
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Women in the Language and Society of Japan: The Linguistic Roots of Bias

Feminist critics have long considered language a primary vehicle for the transmission of sexist values in a society. This much-needed sociolinguistic critique examines the representation of women in traditional Japanese language and society. Derogatory and highly-sexualized terms are placed in historical context, and the progress of nonsexist language reform is reviewed. Central to this work are the individual voices of Japanese wome...

Vittorio De Sica: Contemporary Perspectives
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Vittorio De Sica: Contemporary Perspectives

As stated: "This fine anthology offers a comprehensive critical survey that covers the entire scope of De Sica's career, and is an excellent resource for students, critics and film enthusiasts." Given that you won't find much in English on De Sica, this is worth having if you can find it at the right price!

Movies That Move Us: Screenwriting and the Power of the Protagonist's Journey
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Movies That Move Us

'In this illuminating synthesis Dr. Batty improves on the Hero's Journey model by tracing the interaction of physical and emotional dimensions in each stage of the adventure, an exercise I wish I'd thought of doing. He brings needed clarity and order to the idea that a good story works on at least two interacting levels and demonstrates his thesis with entertaining examples from popular films. He's made a better map of the countrysid...

Art Beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the Image
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Art Beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the Image

Refuting the assumption that art is a representational practice, Bolt's striking argument engages with the work of Heidegger, Deleuze and Guattari, C.S.Peirce and Judith Butler to argue for a performative relationship between art and artist. Drawing on themes as diverse as the work of Cézanne and of Francis Bacon, the transubstantiation of the Catholic sacrament and Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, she challenges the metapho...