»Love it or Loathe it«

Audience Responses to Tabloids in the UK and Germany
Author: Mascha K. Brichta
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839418852
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
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Popular newspapers like the British »The Sun« and the German »Bild« regularly invite controversy over their morals and methods, power and responsibility, political and social impact. At best, their reporting is rejected as trivial, vulgar and tasteless; at worst, it is deemed hazardous to the workings of democratic society. Yet, the papers are able to attract large audiences, and contribute significantly to the daily lives of millions of readers. This book looks at popular newspapers from an audience point of view. Examining the crucial relationship between news and entertainment, it provides timely empirical evidence for the values tabloids really have for readers and modern day Britain and Germany. Contradicting common myths and stereotypes, the book calls for fresh perspectives on the popular media and their audiences. With a foreword by Peter Dahlgren, Lund University, Sweden.

The Extent of the Atonement; Or, The Question for Whom Did Christ Die? Answered

Author: James MORISON (D.D., of Glasgow.)
Publisher: N.A
Page: 116
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Dinner for Two

Author: Mike Gayle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416503668
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 8390
Dave Harding's got a wonderful wife, a beautiful home, and a job he could do in his sleep... So no one is more surprised than Dave when he hears his own biological clock start ticking. Loudly. Unfortunately, his better half, Izzy, has no nine-month plan for fat ankles or a credit line at Baby Gap. With even worse timing, the music magazine Dave writes for folds. Desperate for work, he's forced to become an advice columnist for a teen magazine. But he's about to get a serious wake-up call. Wading through letter after letter of adolescent angst is the last thing Dave wants to do, especially since he could use some help dealing with his own. But one letter is about to make all his little problems disappear -- and replace them with one big one. The letter is from a teenage girl named Nicola. But she doesn't need advice about boys, or friends, or the latest fads. She's looking for her father, whom she's never met. She's looking for a man to call Dad. She's looking for Dave.

Reading Explorers Year 6

A Guided Skills-Based Journey
Author: John Murray
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1907515828
Category: Education
Page: 153
View: 9165
A Guided Skills-Based Journey is a series of books aimed at developing key reading and study skills. This brilliant new series provides teachers with a wide variety of genres, both fiction and non-fiction, which will allow children to access, interpret and understand what they are reading. It increases the child's knowledge and understanding of why certain words are chosen by an author. It gives the reader the chance to speculate on the tone and purpose of the texts, as well as consider both the texts' themes and audience.

One Word

Contemporary Writers on the Words They Love or Loathe
Author: Molly McQuade
Publisher: Sarabande Books
ISBN: 1936747243
Category: Social Science
Page: 266
View: 4268
“A sublime anthology” of essays, memoirs, stories and careful considerations from 66 writers riffing on a single word (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In this darb collection, Molly McQuade asks the question all writers love to answer: what one word means the most to you, thrills you, or sets your teeth on edge? And why? Writers respond with a wild gallimaufry of their choosing, from ardor to bitchin’ to thermostat to wrong and very. There is corn, also—not the vegetable but the idea, defining cultural generations; solmizate, meaning to sing an object into place; and delicious slang, such as dassn’t. Composed as expository or lyric essays, zinging one-liners, extended quips, jeremiads, etymological adventures, or fantastic romps, the writings address not only English words but also a select few from French, German, Japanese, Quechua, Basque, Igbo, and others. Fascinating, funny, and ingeniously curated from critics, novelists, translators, poets, and academics, “the words profiled here have a new trace of meaning, warmth, and a time-worn glow” (John Morse, publisher of Merriam-Webster, Inc.)

Bisexual Imaginary

Representation, Identity, and Desire
Author: Bi Academic Intervention
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780304337453
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
View: 1695
This collection of essays focuses on historical and contemporary representations of bisexuality - both "real" and "imagined" - in literature, film and the visual arts. They ask questions concerning what it means to desire both men and women and explores the role of bisexuality in the construction of every person's sexual identity.


Author: Mikey Leung,Belinda Meggitt
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841624098
Category: Travel
Page: 391
View: 7053
This updated guidebook, with a focus on responsible tourism, offers greater coverage than any other to the Chittagong Hill Tracts where 13 different ethnic groups live, and to the world's largest mangrove forest at the Sundarbans. Personal insights and anecdotes guide trailblazing travellers to those aspects of the country that are almost unknown to visitors - dolphin and whale watching, winter bird-watching in the northern wetlands and golden Bengal's silk and archaeological highlights.

Debates in personalisation

Author: Needham, Catherine,Glasby, Jon
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447313445
Category: Medical
Page: 232
View: 9823
This unique book brings together, for the first time, advocates and critics of the personalisation agenda in English social care services to debate key issues relating to personalisation. Perspectives from practitioners, service users and academics come together to give an account of the practicalities and controversies associated with the implementation of personalised approaches. The conclusion examines how to make sense of the divergent accounts presented, asking if there is a value-based approach to person-centred care that all sides share. Written in a lively and accessible way, practitioners and academics in health and social care, social work, public policy and social policy will appreciate the interplay of rival arguments and the way that ambiguities in the care debate play out as policy ideas take programmatic form.

Science Fiction Cinema

From Outerspace to Cyberspace
Author: Geoff King,Tanya Krzywinska
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781903364031
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 128
View: 588
This book charts the dimensions of one of the most popular genres in the cinema. From lurid comic-book blockbusters to dark dystopian visions, science fiction is seen as both a powerful cultural barometer of our times and the product of particular industrial and commercial frameworks. The authors outline the major themes of the genre, from representations of the mad scientist and computer hacker to the relationship between science fiction and postmodernism, exploring issues such as the meaning of special effects and the influence of science fiction cinema on the entertainment media of the digital age. Over one hundred films are discussed and the book concludes with an extensive case study of Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace.

I Loathe You

with audio recording
Author: David Slonim
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442457090
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
View: 777
Unconditional loathing is monsterly love in this sweetly humorous story with audio. Just how much does Big Monster loathe Little Monster? Let it count the ways.... I loathe you more than tooth decay More than blizzard snow in May More than garbage in a dump More than splinters in my rump No matter what, through thick and thin, I loathe you there and back again! Author and illustrator David Slonim depicts a tender, tongue-in-cheek celebration of a very special kind of loa...er, love. This eBook edition includes audio!

The Essential Gore Vidal

Author: Gore Vidal
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 988
View: 9352
A definitive anthology of the writings of Gore Vidal combines a selection of his most famous essays, previously unpublished letters, short stories, all of Myra Breckenridge, and excerpts from such novels as Julian, Burr, Lincoln, and others. 25,000 first printing.

Disability Rights and Wrongs

Author: Tom Shakespeare
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134277733
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 240
View: 2252
Over the last thirty years, the field of disability studies has emerged from the political activism of disabled people. In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that the social model theory has reached a dead end. Drawing on a critical realist perspective, Shakespeare promotes a pluralist, engaged and nuanced approach to disability. Key topics discussed include: dichotomies - the dangerous polarizations of medical model versus social model, impairment versus disability and disabled people versus non-disabled people identity - the drawbacks of the disability movement's emphasis on identity politics bioethics in disability - choices at the beginning and end of life and in the field of genetic and stem cell therapies care and social relationships - questions of intimacy and friendship. This stimulating and accessible book challenges orthodoxies in British disability studies, promoting a new conceptualization of disability and fresh research agenda. It is an invaluable resource for researchers and students in disability studies and sociology, as well as professionals, policy makers and activists.

New York

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: New York (N.Y.)
Page: N.A
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Ethiopia, Eritrea & Djibouti

Author: Frances Linzee Gordon
Publisher: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 520
View: 314
This guide explores the region's national parks, historical sites, tribal villages, modern cities and old monasteries. It contains practical advice for independent travellers, covering getting around and where to stay. It also offers details of the region's tribes and languages.

Moon Surfing

A Lunar Astrology Handbook for Teens
Author: Nikki Harper
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780993269
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 203
View: 6966
Offers guidance on how to spot patterns in their moods and how to use lunar energies in their daily lives, from school and health to relationships and family.

Classic motorbikes

Author: Roger W. Hicks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780862839659
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
View: 3788


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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Church Quarterly Review

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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The Church Quarterly Review

Author: Arthur Cayley Headlam
Publisher: N.A
Category: English periodicals
Page: N.A
View: 3795