Adorno on Popular Culture (International Library of Sociology)

By Robert W. Witkin

Robert W. Witkin unpacks Adorno's notoriously tough critique of pop culture in an interesting and obtainable kind, taking a look first on the improvement of the overarching theories of authority, commodification and destructive dialectics. He then is going directly to think of Adorno's writing on particular elements of pop culture akin to radio, movie and well known track.

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Teens, TV and Tunes: The Manufacturing of American Adolescent Culture

By Doyle Greene

This political research of youngster tradition examines the historic and ideological improvement of yankee formative years society, the industrial and ideological courting among tv and renowned tune, and the ideological competition among Nickelodeon and Disney. greater than mere leisure, teenager sitcoms and pa tune painting a fancy and sometimes contradictory set of cultural discourses. They interact in a means of ideology advertising and marketing and "hip as opposed to sq." politics. Case experiences contain stored by way of the Bell, Britney Spears, the motion picture university of Rock, early "pop song sitcoms" just like the Monkees and The Partridge relations, and up to date staples of juvenile tradition comparable to iCarly and Hannah Montana. what's happening in youngster tradition has a vital bearing as state-of-the-art youth age into maturity and turn into the dominant iteration within the coming near near many years.

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Twilight and History (Wiley Pop Culture and History Series)

The first examine the historical past in the back of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight sequence, timed to unencumber with the 3rd motion picture, Eclipse

The characters of the Twilight Saga hold a wealthy heritage that shapes their identities and activities over the process the sequence. Edward, for example, might appear like a seventeen-year-old youngster heartthrob, yet was once really born in 1901 and died in the course of the Spanish Influenza of 1918. His followed sister, Alice, used to be imprisoned in an insane asylum in 1920 and taken care of so badly there that even changing into a vampire was once a welcome get away. This booklet is the 1st to discover the heritage at the back of the Twilight Saga's characters and their tales. You’ll know about what existence could have been like for Jasper Whitlock Hale, the accomplice vampire who fought throughout the Civil conflict, Carlisle Cullen, the Puritan witch hunter-turned-vampire who participated within the witchcraft persecutions in Early smooth England, and the background of the Quileute tradition that formed Jacob and his humans —and a lot more.

  • Gives you the ancient backdrop for Twilight Saga characters and events
  • Adds an entire new size to the Twilight novels and movies
  • Offers clean insights on vampires, romance, and history

Twilight and History is a necessary significant other for each Twilight fan, even if you have simply gotten into the sequence or have it because the beginning.

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Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture: From Socrates to South Park, Hume to House

By William Irwin, David Kyle Johnson

What can South Park let us know approximately Socrates and the character of evil? How does The Office support us to appreciate Sartre and existentialist ethics? Can Battlestar Galactica make clear the lifestyles of God?

  • Introducing Philosophy via Pop Culture makes use of pop culture to demonstrate very important philosophical thoughts and the paintings of the foremost philosophers
  • With examples from movie, tv, and song together with South Park, The Matrix , X-Men, Batman, Harry Potter, Metallica and Lost, even the main summary and complicated philosophical rules turn into more uncomplicated to know
  • Features key essays from around the Blackwell Philosophy and dad Culture sequence, in addition to beneficial editorial fabric and a thesaurus of philosophical phrases
  • From metaphysics to epistemology; from ethics to the that means of lifestyles, this detailed creation makes philosophy as attractive as pop culture itself
  • Supplementary web site to be had with instructing courses, pattern fabrics and hyperlinks to extra assets at www.pop-philosophy.org

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The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy: I Link Therefore I Am (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

By Luke Cuddy

With either younger and grownup avid gamers as dependable enthusiasts, The Legend of Zelda is without doubt one of the so much loved game sequence ever created. The individuals to this quantity give some thought to the next questions and extra: what's the nature of the gamer’s connection to hyperlink? Does hyperlink have a will, or do players undertaking their wills onto him? How does the gamer adventure the sport? Do the foundations of common sense observe within the video game global? How is house created and disbursed in Hyrule (the fictional land within which the sport takes place)? How does time functionality? Is Zelda artwork? Can Hyrule be visible as an incredible society? Can the sport be relaxing with no profitable? The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy not just appeals to Zelda lovers and philosophers but additionally places games at the philosophical map as a significant sector of study.

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The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution

By Frederik L. Schodt

The pioneering genius of Japan’s “God of Comics,” Osamu Tezuka (1928–89), is tested via his life’s masterwork: Tetsuwan Atomu, often referred to as Mighty Atom or Astro Boy, a comic book sequence that includes a lovely little android who yearns to be extra human. The historical past of Tetsuwan Atomu and Tezuka’s function in it's a highway map to knowing the improvement of latest media in Japan and the U.S.. subject matters comprise Tezuka’s lifestyles, the artwork of animation, the relationship among fable robots and know-how, spin-offs, and Astro Boy’s cultural impact.

Frederik L. Schodt is a translator and writer of various books approximately Japan, together with Manga! Manga! and Dreamland Japan. He usually served as Osamu Tezuka’s English interpreter. In 2009 he was once obtained the The Order of the emerging sunlight, Gold Rays with Rosette for his contribution to the creation and promoting of eastern modern renowned culture.

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Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box

By Eric Bronson

Baseball and Philosophy brings jointly high-powered interests: the game of baseball and the educational self-discipline of philosophy. Eric Bronson requested eighteen younger professors to supply their profound research of a few element of baseball. the end result bargains strangely deep insights into this such a lot American of games.
The individuals comprise some of the best voices within the burgeoning new box of philosophy of activity, plus a number of different proficient philosophers with a private curiosity in baseball. some of the individuals also are drawn from educational parts outdoor philosophy: data, legislations, and history.
This quantity supplies the considerate baseball fan substancial fabric to imagine extra deeply approximately. What ethical matters are raised by means of the Intentional stroll? Do groups occasionally enjoy the self-interested habit in their person individuals? How can Zen be utilized to hitting? Is it moral to hire deception in activities? Can a online game be outlined by means of its written ideas or are there additionally different constraints? What can the U.S. splendid courtroom study from umpiring? Why should still baseball be the single exempt from antitrust legislation? What half does success play in any online game of skill?

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What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House

By Tevi Troy

From Cicero to Snooki, the cultural affects on our American presidents are robust and abundant. Thomas Jefferson famously acknowledged "I can't stay with out books," and his library subsidized up the declare, later turning into the spine of the recent Library of Congress. Jimmy Carter watched hundreds and hundreds of films in his White condominium, whereas Ronald Reagan starred in a number of in his personal time. Lincoln used to be a theater-goer, whereas Obama kicked again at domestic to a couple episodes of HBO's "The Wire."

America is a rustic equipped by way of thinkers on a starting place of principles. along vintage works of philosophy and ethics, even though, our presidents were encouraged by means of the books, videos, television exhibits, viral movies, and social media sensations in their day. In What Jefferson learn, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 2 hundred Years of renowned Culturen within the White House presidential student and previous White condominium aide Tevi Troy combines study with witty statement to inform the tale of the way our presidents were formed through well known culture.

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The Daily Show and Rhetoric: Arguments, Issues, and Strategies

The day-by-day express and Rhetoric: Arguments, concerns, and Strategies examines the preferred Comedy primary software from a rhetorical point of view to discover the ways that Jon Stewart, the forged, and writers critique mainstream media and politicians. This quantity analyzes the character of The day-by-day Show, the arguments this system makes concerning the media and politics, the suggestions which are used, and a few of the actual concerns approximately which this system makes arguments. total, the participants skillfully show that The day-by-day Show is greater than only a exhibit designed to make the viewers snort. really, the express offers necessary info and arguments in order that the viewers could make knowledgeable judgements concerning the global round them.

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Rolling Stone, Issue 1117 (11 November 2010)

Rolling Stone is a U.S.-based journal dedicated to tune, politics, and pop culture that's released each weeks. Rolling Stone was once based in San Francisco in 1967 by means of Jann Wenner (who remains to be editor and writer) and track critic Ralph J. Gleason.

The journal was once named for the 1948 Muddy Waters music of a similar name.[citation wanted] The journal used to be recognized for its political insurance starting within the Nineteen Seventies, with the enigmatic and arguable gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Rolling Stone journal replaced its structure within the Nineteen Nineties to entice more youthful readers, usually targeting younger tv or movie actors and dad music.

In this issue:

Conan Unbound. Hes over his anger and taking his final shot at past due night

Bill Gates on international Warming "we desire a miracle"

Worlds so much Glamorous Band

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