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A National Joke

A National Joke Author Andy Medhurst
ISBN-10 9780415168786
Release 2007
Pages 228
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Crammed full of contemporary comedy examples and house-hold names, from the music hall tradition to contemporary sitcoms, Andy Medhurst considers how English comedy reflects national concerns with class, race, gender and sexuality and traces the recurrence of themes and structures. Examining popular English comedies and comedians in the twentieth century, ranging from the Carry On films to the work of Mike Leigh and contemporary sitcoms such as "The Royle Family", and from George Formby to Alan Bennett and Roy 'Chubby' Brown, the book argues that comedy plays a pivotal role in the construction of cultural identity. Medhurst presents case studies of comic traditions and representations, and examines key figures in English comic history, including Mike Leigh, Alan Bennett and Victoria Wood. Part history and part polemic, "A National Joke" is a book that will not only entertain, it will enlighten and inform any student, scholar, or general reader of our national comedy



Action TV Tough Guys Smooth Operators and Foxy Chicks

Action TV  Tough Guys  Smooth Operators and Foxy Chicks Author Anna Gough-Yates
ISBN-10 9781136358722
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 272
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From re-runs of 'TV classics' like The Avengers or Starsky and Hutch, to soundtracks, club nights and film remakes such as Mission Impossible II, the action series is enjoying a popular revival. Yet little attention has been paid to the history, nature and enduring appeal of the action series, and its place in popular culture, past and present. Action TV traces the development of the action series from its genesis in the 1950s. From The Saint to Knigh t Rider, contributors explore the key shows which defined the genre, addressing issues of audiences and consumption, gender and sexuality, fashion and popular culture. They examine the institutional and cultural factors influencing the action series, and relate shifts in the genre to other forms of popular culture including film, pop music, fashion and popular literature. Chapters include: * Of leather suits and kinky boots: The Avengers, style and popular culture * 'Who loves ya, baby?': Kojak, action and the great society *'A lone crusader in a dangerous world': heroics of science and technology in Knight Rider * Angels in chains? feminism, femininity and consumer culture in Charlie's Angels * 'Who's the cat that won't cop out?' Black masculinity in American action shows of the sixties and seventies



The Media

The Media Author Adam Briggs
ISBN-10 0582423465
Release 2002
Pages 500
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This is a fully updated edition of the bestselling The Media: An Introduction, a collection of specially written essays designed to introduce the study of media. The book enhances its reputation as an original and insightful volume covering the whole spectrum of media. This fully updated and expanded edition offers an accessible factual and theoretical overview of the media industry and is a comprehensive empirical guide to the separate institutions that make up the media. FEATURES 7 An overview of routine practices of the media. 7 An outline of the markets and means of funding of media institutions. 7 A European, global and forward-looking perspective on the media. 7 Fully updated and expanded essays. 7 Two additional new chapters on audiences and reception. 7 Additional new chapter on 'class'. 7 Expanded sections of 'Further Reading', related web resources and stimulants to further study. CONTENTS PART ONE: What are the Media? Comics 7 Publishing Industry 7 Advertising 7 Marketing and Consumer Culture 7 News Agencies 7 Journalism 7 Newspapers and the Press 7 Magazines 7 Radio 7 Television 7 European Cinema 7 Pop Music 7 Industry 7 Technology. PART TWO: 'Outside' the Media. Economics 7 Policy: Models of Media Institutions 7 Media Effects 7 Audience Feedback 7 Active Audiences 7 Impacts and Influences 7 Approaches to Studying the Media PART THREE: 'In' the Media. Sexuality 7 Gender 7 Class 7 Race and Ethnicity 7 Youth 7 Disability 7 Nationality 7 Sport 7 News Production 7 Parliamentary Politics 7 News Photography 7 Pornography and Censorship. Editors Adam Briggs is Principal Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies at the London College of Fashion. Paul Cobley is Reader inCommunications at London Guildhall University. Contributors Patrick Barwise, Neil Blain, Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Raymond Boyle, Brian Braithwaite, John Corner, Andrew Crisell, Guy Cumberbatch, James Curran, Jessica Evans, Ivor Gaber, David Gordon, Sylvia Harvey, Joke Hermes, Andrew Higson, Patricia Holland, Anne J(TM)ckel, Ray Kent, Jenny Kitzinger, Joanne Lacey, Iain MacRury, Brian McNair, Sarita Malik, Andy Medhurst, Irene Costera Meijer, David Miller, Ralph Negrine, Bill Osgerby, Jerry Palmer, Richard Paterson, TerhIi Rantanen, Roger Sabin, David Saunders, Roy Shuker, Linda Ruth Williams, Liesbet van Zoonen.



Cultural Studies and the Working Class

Cultural Studies and the Working Class Author Sally Munt
ISBN-10 0304705497
Release 2000-01
Pages 241
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This work challenges the field of British cultural studies to return to the question of social class as a primary focus of study. The chapters examine contemporary working-class life and its depiction in the media through a number of case studies on topics such as popular cinema, football, romance magazines and club culture. The essays pose methodologies for understanding working-class responses to dominant culture, and explore the contradictions and limitations of the traditional Marxist model. The book's contributors conclude that it is time for cultural theorists to revisit issues of working-class cultural formations and to renew the original radical intentions of the discipline by reintegrating class analysis into social templates of race, sexuality and gender.



Queer TV

Queer TV Author Glyn Davis
ISBN-10 9781134058563
Release 2008-12-03
Pages 200
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How can we queerly theorise and understand television? How can the realms of television studies and queer theory be brought together, in a manner beneficial and productive for both? Queer TV: Theories, Histories, Politics is the first book to explore television in all its scope and complexity – its industry, production, texts, audiences, pleasures and politics – in relation to queerness. With contributions from distinguished authors working in film/television studies and the study of gender/sexuality, it offers a unique contribution to both disciplines. An introductory chapter by the editors charts the key debates and issues addressed within the book, followed by three sections, each central to an understanding of the relationships between queerness and television: 'theories and approaches', histories and genres', and 'television itself'. Individual essays examine the relationships between queers, queerness, and television across the multiple sites of production, consumption, reception, interpretation and theorisation, as well as the textual and aesthetic dimensions of television and the televisual. The book crucially moves beyond lesbian and gay textual analyses of specific TV shows that have often focussed on evaluations of positive/negative representations and identities. Rather, the essays in Queer TV theorise not just the queerness in/on television (the production personnel, the representations it offers) but also the queerness of television as a distinct medium.



British Television

British Television Author Edward Buscombe
ISBN-10 0198742657
Release 2000
Pages 348
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'Destined to be a core text on student reading lists.' -John Ellis, Sight and Sound May 2000British television has been a success story. One factor in this success has been the distinctive institutional structure of British broadcasting, a mix of state-regulated and publicly-funded services with commercial services. This book attempts to give a broad overview of British television by examining both the institutional framework and the programmes that it has produced. A range of reprinted writings from the work of acknowledged experts is supplemented by specially commissioned essays on such key topics as sport and British television in the global context.



                                                                        Author Ζοέλ Ντικέρ
ISBN-10 9789601651750
Release 2016-04-01
Pages 720
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Την άνοιξη του 2008, στη Νέα Υόρκη, κι ενώ η Αµερική ολόκληρη κινείται στον ρυθµό των προεδρικών εκλογών, ο ΜάρκουςΓκόλντµαν, νεαρός και επιτυχηµένος συγγραφέας, περνάει τον δικό του γολγοθά: δεν είναι σε θέση να γράψει το καινούριο µυθιστόρηµα που πρέπει να παραδώσει στον εκδότη του µέσα σε λίγους µήνες. Η διορία του κοντεύει να τελειώσει, όταν ξαφνικά όλα παίρνουν άλλη τροπή για κείνον: ο φίλος του και πρώην καθηγητής του στο πανεπιστήµιο, ο Χάρρυ Κέµπερτ, ένας από τους επιφανέστερους συγγραφείς της χώρας, βλέπει το παρελθόν του να ξανάρχεται στην επιφάνεια και βρίσκεται να κατηγορείται πως δολοφόνησε, το 1975, τη Νόλα Κέλλεργκαν, ένα κορίτσι δεκαπέντε χρονών, µε το οποίο λέγεται πως διατηρούσε σχέση. Πεπεισµένος για την αθωότητα του Χάρρυ, ο Μάρκους εγκαταλείπει τα πάντα για να πάει στο Νιου Χαµσάιρ και να διεξαγάγει τη δική του έρευνα. Πολύ γρήγορα όµως τα γεγονότα τον ξεπερνούν: η έρευνα τελµατώνει και ο ίδιος αρχίζει να δέχεται απειλές. Αν θέλει να αθωώσει τον Χάρρυ και να σώσει τη συγγραφική του καριέρα, πρέπει να απαντήσει σε τρία ερωτήµατα: Ποιος σκότωσε τη Νόλα Κέλλεργκαν; Τι συνέβη στο Νιου Χαµσάιρ το καλοκαίρι του 1975; Και πώς γράφει κανείς ένα επιτυχηµένο µυθιστόρηµα; Το βιβλίο-φαινόµενο του άγνωστου νεαρού Ελβετού συγγραφέα που κατέκτησε τη Γαλλία και τον κόσµο. Ιστορία αγάπης και ιστορία µυστηρίου, η Αλήθεια για την υπόθεση Χάρρυ Κέµπερτ είναι ένα µοναδικό βιβλίο, από αυτά που γράφουν ιστορία… ΠΕΡΙΣΣΟΤΕΡΑ ΑΠΟ 2.000.000 ΑΝΤΙΤΥΠΑ ΜΕΤΑΦΡΑΖΕΤΑΙ ΣΕ 35 ΓΛΩΣΣΕΣ NO 1 BESTSELLER ΣΕ ΓΑΛΛIΑ, ΙΣΠΑΝIΑ, ΙΤΑΛIΑ, ΓΕΡMΑΝIΑ, ΟΛΛΑΝΔIA «Ο Ζοέλ Ντικέρ µαγεύει τους αναγνώστες... Υπέροχοι διάλογοι, πολυεπίπεδοι χαρακτήρες, καταιγιστικές ανατροπές και µια πλοκή που κόβει την ανάσα... όλα τέλεια ταιριασµένα σε µια ακαταµάχητη ιστορία όπου πραγµατικά τίποτα δεν είναι αυτό που φαίνεται...» Trouw «Ο Ντικέρ γράφει µια ιστορία τέτοιας δύναµης και µαεστρίας, που δε θέλεις µε τίποτα να τελειώσει. Ένα µυθιστόρηµα που λειτουργεί αβίαστα σε τόσο πολλά επίπεδα: αστυνοµική ιστορία, ιστορία αγάπης, και ταυτόχρονα βαθιά κριτική της σηµερινής κοινωνίας και του πολιτισµού». Elsevier «Αν ανοίξετε το βιβλίο αυτό, είστε χαµένοι. Δε θα µπορέσετε να το αφήσετε πριν από την τελευταία σελίδα!» Bernard Pivot «Είναι πολύ σπάνιο, αλλά, όταν συµβεί, τίποτα δεν µπορεί να ανακόψει την πορεία του. Αναγνώστες νέοι και όχι και τόσο νέοι, απαιτητικοί και µη, γυναίκες και άντρες, όλοι θα διαβάσουµε από την πρώτη ως την τελευταία σελίδα το µυθιστόρηµα του Ζοέλ Ντικέρ. Και θα βγούµε από αυτή την εµπειρία µαγεµένοι από τις ενέσεις λογοτεχνικής αδρεναλίνης». Marc Fumaroli (Γαλλική Ακαδηµία), Le Figaro Littéraire «Ένα µυθιστόρηµα που δεν είναι απλώς ένα µυθιστόρηµα, αλλά µια µάχη. Όπως όλα τα µεγάλα βιβλία». El Mundo



                                                      Author David Herbert Lawrence
ISBN-10 9604882708
Release 2011
Pages 375
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Om ros

Om  ros Author Derek Walcott
ISBN-10 9602363533
Release 1993
Pages 388
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Politeia

Politeia Author Plato
ISBN-10 353424060X
Release 2011-01
Pages 5238
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                Author Thomas Hobbes
ISBN-10 9602350199
Release 1989
Pages
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Oikonomikos

Oikonomikos Author Xenophon
ISBN-10 9608437989
Release 2007
Pages 430
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Theait tos Anterastai Theag s

Theait  tos   Anterastai   Theag  s Author Plato
ISBN-10 OCLC:220741524
Release 19??
Pages 111
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Etica Nicomaquea

Etica Nicomaquea Author Aristote
ISBN-10 8472256189
Release 1995
Pages 586
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Pr tagoras

Pr  tagoras Author Plato
ISBN-10 9607760379
Release 2004
Pages 319
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