Prime Time Society

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315421917
Size: 29.21 MB
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A landmark comparative study (U.S. and Brazil) of television's social and cultural effects on human behavior. The Updated Edition brings forward the author’s research on this topic since the original volume was published in 1990 with an extensive new Introduction.

Becoming Brazilians

Author: Marshall C. Eakin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316813142
Size: 11.72 MB
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This book traces the rise and decline of Gilberto Freyre's vision of racial and cultural mixture (mestiçagem - or race mixing) as the defining feature of Brazilian culture in the twentieth century. Eakin traces how mestiçagem moved from a conversation among a small group of intellectuals to become the dominant feature of Brazilian national identity, demonstrating how diverse Brazilians embraced mestiçagem, via popular music, film and television, literature, soccer, and protest movements. The Freyrean vision of the unity of Brazilians built on mestiçagem begins a gradual decline in the 1980s with the emergence of an identity politics stressing racial differences and multiculturalism. The book combines intellectual history, sociological and anthropological field work, political science, and cultural studies for a wide-ranging analysis of how Brazilians - across social classes - became Brazilians.

Locating Television

Author: Anna Cristina Pertierra
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415509785
Size: 10.75 MB
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Locating Television: Zones of Consumption takes an important next step for television studies: it acknowledges the growing diversity of the international experience of television today in order to address the question of 'what is television now?' The book addresses this question in two interrelated ways: by situating the consumption of television within the full range of structures, patterns and practices of everyday life; and by retrieving the importance of location as fundamental to these structures, patterns and practices – and, consequently, to the experience of television. This approach, involving collaboration between authors from cultural studies and cultural anthropology, offers new ways of studying the consumption of television – in particular, the use of the notion of 'zones of consumption' as a new means of locating television within the full range of its spatial, temporal, cultural, political and industrial contexts. Although the study draws its examples from a wide range of locations (the US, the UK, Australia, Malaysia, Cuba, and the Chinese language markets in Asia - -Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Taiwan), its argument is strongly informed by the evidence and the insights which emerged from ethnographic research in Mexico. This research site serves a strategic purpose: by working on a location with a highly developed and commercially successful transnational television industry, but which is not among the locations usually considered by television studies written in English, the limitations to some of the assumptions underlying the orthodoxies in Anglo-American television studies are highlighted. Suitable for both upper level students and researchers, this book is a valuable and original contribution to television, media and cultural studies, and anthropology, presenting approaches and evidence that are new to the field.

Our Social World

Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483323161
Size: 72.95 MB
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This brief text is adapted from the popular Our Social World, Fourth Edition, by Jeanne Ballantine and Keith Roberts. These two leaders of the Teaching Sociology movement encourage students to develop their sociological imaginations through role-taking. Assuming the role of a child living in poverty in India or of a member of an African tribe, students learn to re-envision their global society. An innovative, integrated framework provides core sociological concepts, while features such as Contributing to Our Social World enable students to “do” public sociology. The new third edition of Our Social World: Condensed Version broadens students’ perspectives by exposing them to the larger, global world.

Mirror For Humanity

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780070357839
Size: 42.90 MB
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Like other Overture Books, Mirror for Humanity is designed to provide a concise, relatively low-cost introduction to cultural anthropology. Derived from his bestselling Cultural Anthropology, 6/E, Kottak has condensed and updated 19 chapters into 14, with conceptual and textual reorganization. The organization is intended to cover core and basics, while also illustrating prominent current issues. Reflecting the world itself, anthropology seems to change at an increasing pace. Mirror for Humanity provides a fully-up-to-date, affordable alternative.

On Being Different

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Size: 34.40 MB
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On Being Different provides an up-to-date, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary account of diversity and multiculturalism in the United States and Canada. Kottak and Kozaitis clarify essential issues, themes, and topics in the study of diversity, including ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. The book also presents an original theory of multiculturalism, showing how human agency and culture work to organize and change society. The authors use rich and varied ethnographic examples, from North America and abroad, to help students apply the material to their own lives, and thus gain a better understanding of diversity and multiculturalism.


Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780073137476
Size: 44.76 MB
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The new edition of Kottak's best selling text continues to offer a holistic introduction to anthropology that approaches the course from a four-field perspective. To emphasize anthropology's integrated and comparative nature, "Bringing It All Together" essays show how anthropology's sub-fields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic. Another distinctive feature, "Understanding Ourselves," illustrates the relevance of anthropological facts and theories to students' everyday lives. In addition, every new copy of the eleventh edition is packaged free with a new student CD-ROM as well as PowerWeb!

Anthropology 98 99

Author: Elvio Angeloni
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780697391247
Size: 40.91 MB
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Anthropology contains a variety of articles on contemporary issues in social and cultural anthropology.

Society S Impact On Television

Author: Gary W. Selnow
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Size: 53.36 MB
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This book explores how TV makers, notably writers, producers and network programmers, are influenced by public pressures outside their craft. The authors maintain that even as TV affects viewers, viewers themselves, society and society's institutions make their own significant impact.

The Creation Of Japanese Television And Culture

Author: Andrew Allen Painter
Size: 51.58 MB
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"telerepresentations" in Japan. In addition to showing how the subcultural contexts of television production shape the nature of television programing, the Japanese case also demonstrates how television technologies come to be used in importantly different ways cross-culturally.