Exposés and Excess: Muckraking in America, 1900/2000 by Cecelia Tichi

By Cecelia Tichi

From robber barons to mammoth CEOs, from the exertions unrest of the Eighties to the mass layoffs of the Nineties, American Gilded Ages--one within the early 1900s, one other within the ultimate years of the 20th century--mirror one another of their laissez-faire extra and rampant social crises. either eras have ignited the civic passions of investigative writers who've drafted diagnostic blueprints for urgently wanted swap. The compelling narratives of the muckrakers--Upton Sinclair, Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, and Ray Stannard Baker between them--became best-sellers and prize-winners 100 years in the past; this day, Cecelia Tichi notes, they've got came upon their beneficial successors in writers similar to Barbara Ehrenreich, Eric Schlosser, and Naomi Klein. In Exposes and extra Tichi explores the 2 Gilded a while throughout the lens in their muckrakers. Drawing from her substantial and wide-ranging paintings in American experiences, Tichi information how the writers of the 1st muckraking iteration used fact-based narratives in magazines comparable to McClure's to evoke the U.S. public to civic motion in an period of unbridled business capitalism and worry of the barbarous immigrant "dangerous classes." delivering a damning cultural research of the hot Gilded Age, Tichi depicts a booming, insecure, castle the US of bulked up child strollers, McMansion housing, and an obsession with money-as-lifeline in an period of deregulation, yawning source of revenue gaps, and idolatry of the industry and its rock-star CEOs. not anyone has captured this era of corrosive growth extra acutely than the crowd of nonfiction writers who burst at the scene within the past due Nineties with their exposes of the fast-food undefined, the area of low-wage paintings, insufficient overall healthiness care,corporate branding, and the multi-billion-dollar criminal undefined. And nowhere have those authors--Ehrenreich, Schlosser, Klein, Laurie Garrett, and Joseph Hallinan--revealed extra approximately their emergence as writers and the connections among journalism and literary narrative than within the wealthy and insightful interviews that around out the ebook. With ardour and wit, Exposes and extra brings a literary style brand new at a second while the USA has long gone again to the longer term.

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Medienaneignung von Jugendlichen aus deutschen und by Sebastian Hacke

By Sebastian Hacke

Im Zusammenhang mit dem Wandel zur Informationsgesellschaft erfährt die Auseinandersetzung Jugendlicher mit neuen Medien eine verstärkte erziehungs- wie sozialwissenschaftlicher Aufmerksamkeit. Im Rahmen empirischer Untersuchungen bilden Studien zu jugendlichem Medienumgang aus einer soziokulturell differenzierten Perspektive bislang die Ausnahme – vor allem wurden Jugendliche mit Migrationshintergrund bisher zu wenig berücksichtigt. Hier setzt die vorliegende Studie an und untersucht, wie Jugendliche unterschiedlicher Herkunft ihren Medienumgang handlungspraktisch gestalten und thematisieren. In einer qualitativ-rekonstruktiven Vorgehensweise auf der Grundlage offener Interviews mit Jugendlichen aus deutschen und türkischen Familien werden zentrale fallübergreifende Orientierungen ihrer Medienaneignung herausgearbeitet. Damit eröffnet sich ein materialreicher Blick auf die aktiv-handelnde und deutende Alltagspraxis der Jugendlichen: Ihre Aneignungsbewegungen im Medienkontext werden als konstruktive Eigenleistung verstanden, die in Verbindung zu sehen sind mit dem übergreifenden Prozess ihrer Aneignung sozialer Wirklichkeit, aus dem heraus sich medienbezogene Handlungsoptionen und -entwürfe entwickeln. Es zeigt sich, dass neben dem Migrationshintergrund das Geschlecht eine bedeutsame Analysekategorie darstellt, die jugendlichen Medienumgang differenziert, und dass sich in Bezug auf beides übergeordnete Rahmungen identifizieren lassen, die bei Nutzung, Bewertung und Wahrnehmung neuer Medien bedeutsam sind. Mit der Rekonstruktion und Typisierung von Orientierungen im Prozess der Medienaneignung leistet die vorliegende Arbeit einen Beitrag zur Theoriebildung an der Schnittstelle von erziehungswissenschaftlicher und sozialwissenschaftlicher Jugendforschung.

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Against the Grain: Interviews with Maverick American by Robert Dana

By Robert Dana

Opposed to the Grain is a set of interviews with 9 small press publishers, each characterised through power of unravel and a commitment to solid books. each one press displays, might be extra without delay than any huge alternate writer might, the nature of its founder; and every has earned its personal position within the choose staff of significant small presses in the US. This assortment is the 1st of its style to discover with the publishers themselves the ancient, aesthetic, sensible, and private impulses at the back of literary publishing. The publishers integrated are Harry Duncan (the Cummington Press), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (City Lights), David Godine (David R. Godine), Daniel Halpern (the Ecco Press), Sam Hamill and Tree Swenson (Copper Canyon Press), James Laughlin (New Directions), John Martin (Black Sparrow), and Jonathan Williams (the Jargon Society). Their ardour for books, their trust of their person visions of what publishing is or might be, their encouraged mulishness crackle at the web page.

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Error: Glitch, Noise, and Jam in New Media Cultures by Mark Nunes

By Mark Nunes

Divided into 3 sections, Error brings jointly validated critics and rising voices to provide an important contribution to the sphere of recent media stories. within the first part, "Hack," participants discover the ways that mistakes, system faults, and failure offer possibilities for severe and aesthetic intervention inside new media practices. within the moment part, "Game," they research how error let for intentional and unintentional co-opting of ideas and protocols towards accidental ends. the ultimate part, "Jam," considers the position of mistakes as either an inherent "counterstrategy" and a style of tactical resistance inside of a community society.

By delivering a well timed and novel exploration into the ways that mistakes and noise "slip via" in structures ruled through ideas of potency and keep an eye on, this assortment presents a special tackle the ways that details idea and new media applied sciences tell cultural practice.

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Eco-Impacts and the Greening of Postmodernity: New Maps for by Tom Jagtenberg

By Tom Jagtenberg

Addressing a starting to be have to research environmental concerns from a cultural viewpoint, this leading edge e-book adopts a cultural reviews method of succeed in a deeper realizing of the importance of ecological matters in our lives.

Eco-Impacts and the Greening of Postmodernity explores such very important questions as: Can nature continue to exist? How do educational disciplines interact with environmental crises? And, how can we map sustainable futures? The authors, Tom Jagtenberg and David McKie, convey a physique of proper literature into the controversy - that stems from either cultural and environmental matters - in addition to their very own multidisciplinary views at the topic.

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Educational Media and Technology Yearbook 2000 by Robert Maribe Branch, Barbara B. Minor

By Robert Maribe Branch, Barbara B. Minor

Released in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on details and know-how and the AECT, this quantity of EMTY offers crucial and well timed details that is helping academic technologists, librarians, and media experts perform their occupation in a dynamic and altering box. revered professionals have contributed essays that handle technological tendencies in schooling and coaching. There are specified listings of usa and Canadian institutions and graduate colleges in addition to a mediagraphy of print and nonprint assets. The booklet additionally informs readers in regards to the actions and accomplishments of these agencies and institutions devoted to the development of academic communications and expertise.

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La fabrication du consentement : De la propagande mediatique by Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, Benoît Eugène, Frédéric

By Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, Benoît Eugène, Frédéric Cotton, Dominique Arias

Il n’aura échappé à personne que le postulat démocratique affirme que les médias sont indépendants, déterminés à découvrir l. a. vérité et à los angeles faire connaître ; et non qu’ils passent le plus clair de leur temps à donner l’image d’un monde tel que les puissants souhaitent que nous nous le représentions, qu’ils sont en place d’imposer los angeles trame des discours, de décider ce que le bon peuple a le droit de voir, d’entendre
ou de penser, et de « gérer » l’opinion à coups de campagnes de propagande.

Les médias constituent un système qui sert à communiquer des messages et des symboles à los angeles inhabitants. Ils ont vocation à distraire, amuser, informer, et à inculquer aux individus les croyances et codes comportementaux qui les intégreront aux buildings sociales au sens huge. Dans un monde où les richesses sont fortement concentrées et où les intérêts de classe entrent en conflit, accomplir cette intégration nécessite une propagande systématique. Une modélisation de l. a. propagande se focalise sur los angeles prodigieuse inégalité dans l. a. capacité de contrôle des moyens de construction ; et ce qu’elle implique tant du element de vue de l’accès à un système de médias privés que de leurs choix et fonctionnements. Le modèle permet de reconstituer par quels processus le pouvoir et l’argent sélectionnent les informations.

Économiste, Edward S. Herman est professeur émérite à los angeles Wharton university of commercial (Pennsylvanie). Co-fondateur de Znet, réseau américain d’informations alternatif, il s’intéresse notamment à l. a. domination industrielle et aux réglementations financières suitable des conflits d’intérêts.


Linguiste, Noam Chomsky est professeur émérite au Massachusetts Institute of expertise (MIT, Boston). Parallèlement à sa prestigieuse carrière universitaire, il est mondialement connu pour son engagement politique

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Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform Without Informing by Alfredo Cramerotti

By Alfredo Cramerotti

Addressing a starting to be sector of concentration in modern paintings, Aesthetic Journalism investigates why modern artwork exhibitions frequently include interviews, documentaries, and reportage. artwork theorist and critic Alfredo Cramerotti strains the shift within the construction of fact from the area of the inside track media to that of artwork and aestheticism—a swap that questions the very foundations of journalism and the character of paintings. This quantity demanding situations the way in which we comprehend artwork and journalism in modern tradition and indicates destiny advancements of this new dating.

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On Dialogue by David Bohm, Lee Nichol, Peter Senge

By David Bohm, Lee Nichol, Peter Senge

By no means sooner than has there been a better desire for deeper listening and extra open communique to deal with the complicated difficulties dealing with our agencies, companies and societies. popular scientist David Bohm believed there has been a greater approach for humanity to find which means and to accomplish concord. He pointed out inventive discussion, a sharing of assumptions and figuring out, as a method through which the person, and society as a complete, can study extra approximately themselves and others, and accomplish a renewed feel of objective.

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