Destiny's Road (Heorot, Book 3) by Larry Niven

By Larry Niven

Large and delicate, the line used to be seared into planet Destiny's rocky floor by means of the fusion force of the powered touchdown craft, Cavorite. The Cavorite abandoned the unique interstellar colonists, stranding them with out desire of contacting Earth.

Now, descendants of these pioneers have many questions about the line, yet no settler who has long past down it has ever lower back. For Jemmy Bloocher, a tender farm boy, the questions burn too hot--and he units out to discover the various mysteries of Destiny's Road.

Uploader note: no longer precisely a continuation of the Heorot sequence, yet situated within the similar universe; occasions from the 1st novels are in short pointed out.

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Mainstream Culture Refocused: Television Drama, Society, and by Xueping Zhong

By Xueping Zhong

Serialized tv drama (dianshiju), probably the most well-liked and influential cultural shape in China over the last 3 many years, deals a large and penetrating examine the tensions and contradictions of the post-revolutionary and pro-market interval. Zhong Xueping's well timed new paintings attracts recognition to the a number of cultural and historic legacies that coexist and problem one another inside of this dominant type of storytelling. even if students are inclined to concentration their recognition on elite cultural tendencies and avant-garde hobbies in literature and picture, Zhong argues for spotting the complexity of dianshiju's melodramatic mode and its numerous subgenres, in influence "refocusing" mainstream chinese language tradition. Mainstream tradition Refocused opens with an exam of tv as a story motif in 3 modern chinese language art-house movies. Zhong then turns her consciousness to dianshiju's most vital subgenres: "emperor dramas," "anti-corruption dramas," "youth dramas," and "family-marriage dramas." The Epilogue returns to the connection among intellectuals and the construction of mainstream cultural which means within the context of China's post-revolutionary social, fiscal, and cultural transformation.

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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tunes into TV by Bathroom Readers' Institute

By Bathroom Readers' Institute

What does Homer Simpson name “friend…mother…secret lover?” tv, you meathead! the following comes your wacky neighbor Uncle John to provide television the way in which simply he can. From try styles to Top Chef, from My 3 Sons to Mad Men, in addition to television information, ads, scandals, sitcoms, dramas, truth indicates, and yadda yadda yadda, Uncle John's rest room Reader Tunes into TV is “dy-no-mite!” learn about…

Gilligan’s seven lethal sins
The within tale of TV’s first commercial
What is going on backstage of Jeopardy!
The such a lot exceedingly strange exhibits from round the world
Why Gene Roddenberry attempted to beam the unique Star Trek solid into space
What truth exhibit manufacturers don’t wish you to know
How the King of overdue evening beaten his competition
What relatively went down at the island of LOST
Unexpected sitcom fatalities
TV’s maximum chimps
And a lot, a lot more!

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Perverse Spectators: The Practices of Film Reception by Janet Staiger

By Janet Staiger

Movie and tv have by no means been extra time-honored or watched than they're now, but we nonetheless have little figuring out of the way humans procedure and utilize what they see. And even though we recognize the large function the media performs in our tradition, we've just a imprecise experience of the way it truly affects our attitudes and wishes. In Perverse Spectators, Janet Staiger argues that learning the interpretive tools of spectators inside of their old contexts is either attainable and essential to comprehend the function media performs in tradition and in our own lives. This analytical strategy is utilized to subject matters comparable to depictions of violence, the function of scores codes, the horror and suspense style, ancient accuracy in movie, and sexual identities, after which established via works like JFK, The Silence of the Lambs, The Texas Chain observed bloodbath, Psycho, and A Clockwork Orange. every one bankruptcy exhibits a distinct method of reconstructing viewers responses to motion pictures, constantly and ingeniously discovering lines of what could in a different way seem to be unrecoverable info. utilizing shiny examples, charting key options, and supplying worthy syntheses of long-standing debates, Perverse Spectators constitutes a compelling case for a reconsideration of the assumptions approximately movie reception which underlie modern scholarship in media reviews. taking over extensively influential theories and students, Perverse Spectators is sure to spark controversy and aid redefine the examine of movie because it enters the hot millennium.

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The Demons at Rainbow Bridge (Quintara Marathon, Book 1) by Jack L. Chalker

By Jack L. Chalker

3 empires existed in uneasy proximity within the recognized galaxy. all of them have something in common--demons. In a area of area known as Rainbow Bridge, an alternate scouting excursion has came across a mysterious constitution with its mechanisms nonetheless functioning after unknown aeons. inside are our bodies of 2 tremendous, horned creatures, completely preserved--or are they alive?.

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Desperately Seeking the Audience by Ien Ang

By Ien Ang

Thousands of individuals around the world are avid contributors of the tv viewers. but, regardless of the principal position tv occupies in modern tradition, our figuring out of its complicated and dynamic position in way of life is still strangely constrained. targeting the tv viewers, Ien Ang asks why we comprehend so little approximately its nature, and argues that our lack of information arises at once out of the biases inherent in triumphing legitimate wisdom approximately it. She units out to deconstruct the assumptions of this professional wisdom by way of exploring the territory the place it truly is often produced - the tv institutions.Ang attracts on Foucault's idea of power/knowledge to scrutinize television's determined look for the viewers, and to spot transformations and similarities within the methods of yankee advertisement tv and ecu public carrier tv to their audiences. She appears to be like rigorously at contemporary advancements within the box of scores learn, particularly the arguable advent of the `people meter' as an tool for measuring the tv viewers. by way of defining the boundaries and boundaries of those institutional methods of information creation, Ien Ang opens up new avenues for figuring out tv audiences. Her ethnographic standpoint at the tv viewers provides new insights into our tv tradition, with the viewers visible no longer as an item to be managed, yet as an lively social topic, attractive with tv in a number of cultural and inventive methods.

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Watching Television Come of Age: The New York Times Reviews by Lewis L. Gould

By Lewis L. Gould

Delivering video companionship for remoted housewives, afternoon babysitting for kids, and nonstop night leisure for the total kin, tv revolutionized American society within the postETHWorld conflict II years. assisting the 1st television new release make feel of the recent medium used to be the project of Jack Gould, tv critic of the hot York instances from 1947 to 1972. In columns noteworthy for crisp writing, pointed insights, and reasonable judgment, he highlighted either the untapped chances and the approaching perils of tv, turning into "the moral sense of the undefined" for lots of humans. during this ebook, historian Lewis L. Gould, Jack GouldOs son, collects over seventy of his fatherOs most sensible columns. Grouped topically, they hide a variety of concerns, together with the Golden Age of tv drama, McCarthy-era blacklisting, the increase and fall of Edward R. Murrow, quiz exhibit scandals, childrenOs programming, and the influence of tv on American lifestyles and of tv feedback at the medium itself. Lewis Gould additionally provides a short biography of his father that assesses his effect at the evolution of tv, in addition to prefaces to every part.

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Handbook of Persuasive Tactics: A Handbook of Strategies for by Joan Mulholland

By Joan Mulholland

The guide of Persuasive strategies offers in a transparent and concise demeanour a few three hundred suggestions of persuasion derived from study findings in verbal exchange, linguistics, pragmatics and similar fields. incorporated are such strategies as cross-referencing, analogy, argument presentation, and humor. The e-book is straight forward and comprises an index which lists the persuasive projects communicators may need to accomplish, similar to surroundings the schedule, keeping off a subject matter or conceding some degree.

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Media Organization and Production (Media in Focus Series by Simon Cottle

By Simon Cottle

Drawing at the paintings of overseas participants Media association and Production examines quite a lot of global-local media enterprises and the construction of other mediums and genres. Following the editor's advent which units out the valuable alterations of strategy and defining debates, chapters tackle: transnational and nationwide, advertisement and public provider companies; foreign movie and television co-productions; kid's tv information creation, the historic improvement of 'liveness' on radio, and song journalism; the politics and organizational kinds of substitute media construction together with radical newspapers, video and the net; and the altering 'production ecology' of common background television.

These themes are tested via numerous theoretical and conceptual frameworks that aid to light up how cultural construction usually consists of a posh articulation of differing affects and constraints, either fabric and discursive, meant and unintentional, structurally made up our minds and culturally mediated.Together the chapters during this e-book support to recuperate this complexity and thereby aid us to higher comprehend the character and output of state-of-the-art media.

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