Playing Doctor: Television, Storytelling, and Medical Power by Joseph Turow

By Joseph Turow

Joe Turow's enjoying general practitioner disquiets and demanding situations the reader's mind with cogent research of the forces that experience formed television's portrayal of medical professionals and the scientific international. For that by myself, it's a fabulous learn. yet Dr. Turow additionally pleases the brain with good written and a laugh tales, interviews, and behind the curtain anecdotes that deliver to existence, in an eminently readable kind, the interesting international of television medicine.---David Foster, M.D., supervising producer, writer, and scientific advisor for House"Joseph Turow takes us behind the curtain of such hit tv sequence as ER, Grey's Anatomy, and residence to bare the complicated dating audience have with their cherished fictional caregivers. Turow conscientiously probes the heritage of television scientific sequence and offers a compelling argument for telling extra honest clinical tales sooner or later to reflect---and address---the precarious kingdom of our health-care method today."---Neal Baer, M.D., government manufacturer of legislation & Order: particular sufferers Unit"The nice contribution of Turow's publication, as well as offering a hugely readable and shrewdpermanent evaluation of scientific indicates through the years, is to check the results of the space among the truth of treatment and the usually romanticized, heroic depictions on tv. this could be an exceptional ebook for professors to exploit in instructing a variety of classes in communications experiences, from introductory classes to extra really good periods on well-being and the media."---Susan Douglas, Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Communications experiences division Chair, collage of MichiganPlaying health professional is an interesting and hugely perceptive background of the scientific television sequence from its inception to the current day. Turow deals an inside of examine the production of iconic medical professional exhibits in addition to a close heritage of the courses, an research of fixing public perceptions of medical professionals and drugs, and an insightful remark on how clinical dramas have either exploited and formed those perceptions.Drawing on huge interviews with creators, administrators, and manufacturers, taking part in Doctor is a vintage within the box of communications experiences. This elevated variation encompasses a new creation putting the publication within the modern context of the future health care obstacle, in addition to new chapters protecting the intervening two decades of tv programming. Turow makes use of fresh examine and interviews with principals in modern tv health care professional exhibits resembling ER, Grey's Anatomy, condominium, and Scrubs to light up the intense ongoing cultural effect of scientific indicates. enjoying health practitioner situates the tv imaginative and prescient of drugs as a unlimited high-tech source opposed to the realities underlying the wellbeing and fitness care debate, either the previous day and today.Joseph Turow is Robert Lewis Shayon Professor on the Annenberg college for conversation, college of Pennsylvania. He was once named a extraordinary pupil by means of the nationwide conversation organization and a Fellow of the foreign communique organization in 2010. He has authored 8 books, edited 5, and written greater than a hundred articles on mass media industries. He has additionally produced a DVD titled leading Time medical professionals: Why when you Care? that has been dispensed to all first-year scientific scholars with the aid of the Robert wooden Johnson Foundation.Praise for the 1st variation of taking part in Doctor:"With taking part in health care professional, Joseph Turow has validated himself as one of many most excellent analytic historians of the interaction among tv, its audiences, and different American institutions."---George Comstock, S.I. Newhouse Professor on the Newhouse college of Public Communications, Syracuse college, in Health AffairsCover photograph: Eric Dane, Kate Walsh, Sara Ramirez, and staff members on the set of Grey's Anatomy © American Broadcasting corporation, Inc.

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Media and Cultural Transformation in China (Media, Culture by Haiqing Yu

By Haiqing Yu

This e-book examines the position performed by way of the media in China’s cultural transformation within the early years of the twenty first century. not like the normal view that sees the chinese language media as not anything greater than a device of communist propaganda, it demonstrates that the media is quintessential to China’s altering tradition within the age of globalization, when additionally being half and parcel of the nation and its undertaking of re-imagining nationwide identification that's necessary to the post-socialist reform time table. It describes how the Party-state can successfully use media occasions to tug social, cultural and political assets and forces jointly within the identify of nationwide rejuvenation. notwithstanding, it additionally illustrates how non-state actors may also use reporting of media occasions to dispute reliable narratives and strengthen their very own pursuits and views. It discusses the results of this interaction among kingdom and non-state actors within the chinese language media for conceptions of id, citizenship and ethics, opting for the parts of mutual lodging and appropriation, in addition to these of clash and contestation. It explores those subject matters with designated research of 4 very important ‘media spectacles’: the media occasions surrounding the hot millennium celebrations; the scoop reporting of SARS; the media tales approximately AIDS and SARS; and the media crusade conflict among the chinese language nation and the Falun Gong circulate.

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A Handbook of Media and Communication Research by Klaus Bruhn Jensen

By Klaus Bruhn Jensen

A guide of Media and Communications examine offers qualitative in addition to quantitative techniques to the research and interpretation of media, protecting views from either the social sciences and the arts. The instruction manual bargains a accomplished assessment of past study and a collection of guidance for a way to contemplate, plan, and perform reviews of media in several social and cultural contexts. Divided into sections at the background, systematics and pragmatics of study, and written by means of across the world stated experts in each one sector, the instruction manual might be a customary reference paintings for college kids and researchers.

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American Showman: Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel and the Birth of by Ross Melnick

By Ross Melnick

Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel (1882–1936) equipped an influential and prolific occupation as movie exhibitor, level manufacturer, radio broadcaster, musical arranger, theater supervisor, conflict propagandist, and overseas famous person. He helped engineer the mixing of movie, track, and concert in silent movie exhibition; scored early Fox Movietone motion pictures resembling dawn (1927); pioneered the convergence of movie, broadcasting, and track publishing and recording within the Twenties; and helped video clips and moviegoing develop into the dominant kind of mass leisure among the area wars.

The first ebook dedicated to Rothafel's multifaceted profession, American Showman examines his function because the key purveyor of a brand new movie exhibition aesthetic that appropriated valid theater, opera, ballet, and classical tune to draw multi-class audiences. Roxy scored movies, produced huge, immense level exhibits, controlled a lot of New York's most crucial motion picture homes, directed and/or edited propaganda motion pictures for the yankee warfare attempt, produced brief and feature-length motion pictures, exhibited international, documentary, self sufficient, and avant-garde films, and elevated the notion of mainstream, advertisement cinema. He was once additionally one of many leader creators of the radio style application, pioneering radio broadcasting, promotions, and tours.

The manufacturers and promoters of precise topics and kinds, showmen like Roxy profoundly remade the moviegoing event, turning the deluxe movie theater right into a venue for showing and generating reside and recorded leisure. Roxy's curiosity in media convergence additionally displays a bigger second within which the leisure started to create manufacturers and franchises, take advantage of them via content material unlock "events," and provides upward thrust to add movies, soundtracks, announces, reside performances, and comparable buyer items. on a regular basis brought up as one of many twelve most crucial figures within the movie and radio industries, Roxy used to be instrumental to the improvement of movie exhibition and advertisement broadcasting, musical accompaniment, and a brand new, convergent leisure industry.

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Defining Women: Television and the Case of Cagney & Lacey by Julie D'Acci

By Julie D'Acci

Defining ladies explores the social and cultural development of gender and the meanings of girl, ladies, and femininity as they have been negotiated within the pioneering tv sequence Cagney and Lacey, starring ladies as big apple urban police detectives. Julie D'Acci illuminates the tensions among the tv undefined, the sequence construction staff, the mainstream and feminist press, a number of curiosity teams, and tv audience over competing notions of what ladies may well or couldn't be—not in simple terms on tv yet in society at large.Cagney and Lacey, which aired from 1981 to 1988, used to be widely known as an cutting edge therapy of operating girls and constructed a wide and constant following. whereas studying this ebook, D'Acci had remarkable entry to the set, to construction conferences, and to the whole construction records, together with correspondence from community executives, exposure enterprises, and hundreds of thousands of audience. She lines the usually heated debates surrounding the improvement of ladies characters and the illustration of feminism on prime-time tv, exhibits how the sequence was once reconfigured as a 'woman's program,' and investigates questions of girl spectatorship and feminist readings. even if she specializes in Cagney and Lacey, D'Acci discusses many different examples from the historical past of yankee tv.

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The onlife manifesto : being human in a hyperconnected era by Luciano Floridi

By Luciano Floridi

What is the effect of knowledge and verbal exchange applied sciences (ICTs) at the human ? with the intention to handle this question, in 2012 the ecu fee equipped a study undertaking entitled The Onlife Initiative: proposal reengineering for rethinking societal matters within the electronic transition. This quantity collects the paintings of the Onlife Initiative. It explores how the improvement and frequent use of ICTs have a thorough influence at the human condition.

ICTs should not mere instruments yet quite social forces which are more and more affecting our self-conception (who we are), our mutual interactions (how we socialise); our belief of fact (our metaphysics); and our interactions with truth (our agency). In each one case, ICTs have an immense moral, criminal, and political value, but one with which we've began to come back to phrases simply recently.

The influence exercised through ICTs is because of not less than 4 significant differences: the blurring of the excellence among fact and virtuality; the blurring of the excellence among human, laptop and nature; the reversal from info shortage to info abundance; and the shift from the primacy of stand-alone issues, houses, and binary kinfolk, to the primacy of interactions, procedures and networks.

Such variations are checking out the rules of our conceptual frameworks. Our present conceptual toolbox is not any longer suited for tackle new ICT-related demanding situations. this isn't just a challenge in itself. it's also a chance, as the loss of a transparent knowing of our current time may possibly simply result in unfavourable projections concerning the destiny. The target of The Manifesto, and of the complete publication that contextualises, is as a result that of contributing to the replace of our philosophy. it's a confident aim. The ebook is intended to be a good contribution to rethinking the philosophy on which rules are inbuilt a hyperconnected international, in order that we can have a greater likelihood of knowing our ICT-related difficulties and fixing them satisfactorily.

The Manifesto launches an open debate at the affects of ICTs on public areas, politics and societal expectancies towards policymaking within the electronic time table for Europe’s remit. extra largely, it is helping commence a mirrored image at the method during which a hyperconnected global demands rethinking the referential frameworks on which rules are built.

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The Pornography Industry: What Everyone Needs to Know by Shira Tarrant

By Shira Tarrant

We could recognize pornography once we see it, however the enterprise of pornography is an incredibly elusive topic. trustworthy figures concerning the are tough to come back by means of and broadly disputed, yet one topic that's infrequently controversial is that pornography is a tremendous and ubiquitous company. Porn allegedly bills for one-third of all net site visitors at present, although the information approximately genuine intake is uncertain. experiences in recent times have prompt that 70 million members stopover at porn websites per week; that between audience elderly 18-24, ladies watch extra porn than males; and that between middle-aged, white-collar staff, three-quarters of fellows and 1/2 ladies have admitted to taking a look at pornography web pages whereas at paintings.

While debates and feelings round porn can run excessive, there's a an important desire for trustworthy info and rational dialog. during this booklet, Shira Tarrant parses the wide variety of data that we've got at the pornography undefined, sorting fable from fact in an aim, attention-grabbing and an expert type. She appears to be like at ongoing political controversies round the undefined, the feminist porn wars, the perspectives of the non secular correct, the historical past of pornography, landmark felony circumstances, and the newest in scientific learn. The Pornography also explains the fundamentals -who works in porn, why humans turn into performers, how a lot they earn, and what occurs on a porn set. It extra delves into vital questions resembling: what number children watch porn and may we fear approximately it? what's porn piracy and will it's stopped? What can the do approximately sexist and racist pornography? Does porn reason violence opposed to girls? Can humans turn into hooked on porn? Is gazing porn kind of like infidelity? via proposing competing views in an even-handed method, The Pornography Industry will allow readers to discover those provocative concerns and make their very own top judgements in regards to the debates.

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The Politics of Micro-Decisions. Edward Snowden, Net by Florian Sprenger, Valentine A. Pakis, Christopher M. Kelty

By Florian Sprenger, Valentine A. Pakis, Christopher M. Kelty

Be it when it comes to establishing an internet site, sending an e mail, or high-frequency buying and selling, bits and bytes of data need to go quite a few nodes at which micro-decisions are made. those judgements hindrance the best course in the course of the community, the processing pace, or the concern of incoming information packets.

Despite their multifaceted nature, micro-decisions are a size of regulate and surveillance within the twenty-first century that has bought little serious consciousness. They symbolize the smallest unit and the technical precondition of a modern community politics – and of our power competition to it. the present debates concerning internet neutrality and Edward Snowden’s revelation of NSA surveillance are just the end of the iceberg. what's at stake is not anything under the way forward for the net as we all know it.

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The Global Journalist in the 21st Century by David H. Weaver, Lars Willnat

By David H. Weaver, Lars Willnat

The worldwide Journalist within the twenty first Century systematically assesses the demographics, schooling, socialization, expert attitudes and dealing stipulations of newshounds in numerous international locations all over the world. This publication updates the unique worldwide Journalist (1998) quantity with new info, including greater than a dozen international locations, and offers fabric on comparative study approximately newshounds that would be valuable to these attracted to doing their very own experiences. The editors prepare this assortment operating lower than the belief that reporters’ backgrounds, operating stipulations and concepts are regarding what's pronounced (and the way it is roofed) within the numerous information media around the international, despite societal and organizational constraints, and that this information insurance issues by way of global public opinion and guidelines. notable good points contain: insurance of 33 countries situated world wide, in keeping with contemporary surveys performed between consultant samples of neighborhood reporters entire analyses by way of recognized media students from every one kingdom a piece on comparative reports of reporters An appendix with a set of survey questions utilized in a number of countries to question reporters because the so much finished and trustworthy resource on reporters worldwide, the worldwide Journalist will function the first resource for comparing the nation of journalism. As such, it supplies to develop into a regular reference between journalism, media, and communique scholars and researchers world wide.

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