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The Arc and the MachineNarrative and New Media

The Arc and the Machine: Narrative and New Media

Caroline Bassett

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073427
eISBN:
9781781700907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073427.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is a defence of narrative in an age of information. Stressing interpretation and experience alongside affect and sensation, it argues that narrative is key to contemporary forms of cultural ... More

Culture on DrugsNarco-cultural Studies of High Modernity

Culture on Drugs: Narco-cultural Studies of High Modernity

Dave Boothroyd

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055980
eISBN:
9781781700921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055980.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Never has a reconsideration of the place of drugs in our culture been more urgent than it is today. Drugs are seen as both panaceas and panapathogens, and the apparent irreconcilability of these ... More

Imagining the popular in contemporary French culture

Imagining the popular in contemporary French culture

Diana Holmes and David Looseley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719078163
eISBN:
9781781705056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078163.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book, which is about what ‘popular culture’ means in France, and how the term's shifting meanings have been negotiated and contested, represents a theoretically informed study of the way that ... More

Kids and Branding In A Digital World

Kids and Branding In A Digital World

Barrie Gunter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097874
eISBN:
9781526104359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097874.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Brands are introduced into the lives of consumers from an early age. Even before they start school, they can recognise brand names and ask for brands by name. The meaning of brands to children can ... More

More than a GameThe Computer Game as Fictional Form

More than a Game: The Computer Game as Fictional Form

Barry Atkins

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063640
eISBN:
9781781700235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063640.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is dedicated to the study of computer games in terms of the stories they tell and the manner of their telling. It applies practices of reading texts from literary and cultural studies to ... More

Music and the Sociological GazeArt Worlds and Cultural Production

Music and the Sociological Gaze: Art Worlds and Cultural Production

Peter J. Martin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072161
eISBN:
9781781701492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072161.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores the interface between musicological and sociological approaches to the analysis of music, and in doing so reveals the differing foundations of cultural studies and sociological ... More

Theorising MediaPower, Form and Subjectivity

Theorising Media: Power, Form and Subjectivity

John Corner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082603
eISBN:
9781781703182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082603.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores how issues of power, form and subjectivity feature at the core of all serious thinking about the media, including appreciations of their creativity as well as anxiety about the ... More

Time and Memory in Reggae MusicThe Politics of Hope

Time and Memory in Reggae Music: The Politics of Hope

Sarah Daynes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076213
eISBN:
9781781702116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076213.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

On the basis of a body of reggae songs from the 1970s and late 1990s, this book offers a sociological analysis of memory, hope and redemption in reggae music. From Dennis Brown to Sizzla, the way in ... More

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