Explores new perspectives on social media entertainment There is a new class of cultural producers—YouTube vloggers, Twitch gameplayers, Instagram influencers, TikTokers, Chinese wanghong, and others—who are part of a rapidly emerging and highly disruptive industry of monetized “user-generated” content. As this new wave of native social media entrepreneurs emerge, so do new formations of culture and the ways they are studied. In this volume, contributors draw on scholarship in media and communication studies, science and technology studies, and social media, Internet, and platform studies, in order to define this new field of study and the emergence of creator culture. Creator Culture introduces readers to new paradigms of social media entertainment from critical perspectives, demonstrating both relations to and differentiations from the well-established media forms and institutions traditionally within the scope of media studies. This volume does not seek to impose a uniform perspective; rather, the goal is to stimulate in-depth, globally-focused engagement with this burgeoning industry and establish a dynamic research agenda for scholars, teachers, and students, as well as creators and professionals across the media, communication, creative, and social media industries. Contributors include: Jean Burgess, Zoë Glatt, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Brent Luvaas, Carlos A. Scolari, Damián Fraticelli, José M. Tomasena, Junyi Lv, Hector Postigo, Brooke Erin Duffy, Megan Sawey, Jarrod Walzcer, Sangeet Kumar, Sriram Mohan, Aswin Punathambekar, Mohamed El Marzouki, Elaine Jing Zhao, Arturo Arriagada, Jeremy Shtern, Stephanie Hill
larity of creator culture among young users and early adopters of social media is challenging established national television and pan- Arab satellite broadcasters. Creator culture is increasingly localized and speaks to the everyday ...
Author: Stuart Cunningham
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
On the Fringes of Literature and Digital Media Culture presents a polyphonic account of mutual interpenetrations of literature and new media, highlighting the impact of digital culture on the user experience and the modes of social communication and interaction.
A strictly cultural change is described in “Morphology of a copyright tale” by Aymeric Mansoux, winner of the first edition ... One turning point comes when the creator gains self-knowledge about her role in society: “She explains that, ...
Category: Literary Criticism
On the other hand , as will be seen later on , the nanarangs of Wogeo are typical stone - using culture creators . It is therefore evident that in the present Monumbo story these two conceptions have been confused .
Author: Alphonse Riesenfeld
Publisher: Brill Archive
Category: Megalithic monuments
Why has identity become so central to judging art today? Why are some groups reluctant to defend free speech within culture? Has state support made artists poorer not richer? How does the movement for social justice influence cultural production? Why is Post-Modernism dominant in the art world? Why are consumers of comic books so bitterly divided? In Culture War: Art, Identity Politics and Cultural Entryism Alexander Adams examines a series of pressing issues in today’s culture: censorship, Islamism, Feminism, identity politics, historical reparations and public arts policy. Through a series of linked essays, Culture War exposes connections between seemingly unrelated events and trends in high and popular cultures. From fine art to superhero comics, from political cartoons to museum policy, certain persistent ideas underpin the most contentious issues today. Adams draws on history, philosophy, politics and cultural criticism to explain the reasoning of creators, consumers and critics and to expose some uncomfortable truths.
15 Failure will lead Identarians to attempt to discredit and destroy their own field of cultural production. The inevitable failure of the creator who is promoted beyond his or her ability will be assumed to be an example of the ...
Author: Alexander Adams
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Radical culture brings ont the prime qualities harmoniously but variously , and this interminable variety in good forms is also due to the inscrutable primal force , betokening , like nature , the infinite resources of the Creator .
Collects characters, artifacts, customs, and motifs from oral traditions around the globe, providing a wide range of source material for storytellers
Spider , Spider Man , Spider Woman , and Unktomi are names for the very potent creator / culture hero / trickster of many western and southwestern Native American cultures . While the division of the ...
Author: Norma J. Livo
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
instead as persistent cultural symbols that are passed down through generations via folklore and literature. ... of creative action is to bring into being humans or entities that can mirror basic features or qualities of the creator.
Author: Banshaikupar L. Mawlong
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Human ecology
This is a collection of readings aimed at stimulating critical inquiry by inviting students to examine contemporary issues relating to gender, social class, and ethnicity.
High Culture This culture differs from all other taste cultures in that it is dominated by creators and critics and that many of its users accept the standards and perspectives of creators . It is the culture of " serious " writers ...
Author: Christopher R. Gould
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Category: Social Science
I do not mean thereby to negate the need for high culture, and especially for creator-oriented high culture, in American society. Although it is not as distinctive a culture as its advocates claim and shares some common elements with ...
Author: Peter Davison
Category: Social Science
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel are some of the most highly trained people in the military, with a job description that spans defusing unexploded ordnance to protecting VIP’s and state dignitaries. EOD are also one of the first military groups to work with robots every day. These robots have become an increasingly important tool in EOD work, enabling people to work at safer distances in many dangerous situations. Based on exploratory research investigating interactions between EOD personnel and the robots they use, this study richly describes the nuances of these reciprocal influences, especially those related to operator emotion associated with the robots. In particular, this book examines the activities, processes and contexts that influence or constrain everyday EOD human-robot interactions, what human factors are shaping the (robotic) technology and how people and culture are being changed by using it. The findings from this research have implications for future personnel training, and the refinement of robot design considerations for many fields that rely on critical small group communication and decision-making skills.
... stories of robots reflects the apparently universal longstanding cultural confusion about what to do with artificial life, ... The golem story can also be interpreted as presenting the golem creator with an opportunity to conjure a ...
Author: Dr Julie Carpenter
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Technology & Engineering
This volumea (TM)s thematic and geographical perspectives on Lutheran ecclesiastical life invite readers to delve into post-Reformation efforts to continue the work of the Wittenberg reformers in new circumstances and times, applying their insights to concrete challenges in church and society.
This topic very much deserves further study within the context of larger twenty-first century discussions of religion and culture. Luther's understanding of God as Creator and this world as his creation laid the basis for the reformer's ...
Author: Robert Kolb
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Like a skilled Neko ninja , the creator had vanished ! Ever since I came to the United States many years ago to pursue acting , I've constantly held myself responsible for overseeing everything that has to do with Japanese culture while ...
Author: Stan Sakai
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Category: Graphic novels
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) supported the unification of Europe and reflected on this like few other philosophers before or after him. Many ofhis works are concerned with the present state and future of European culture and humanity. Resisting the “nationalist nonsense” and “politics of dissolution” of his day, he advocated the birth of “good Europeans,” i.e. “supra-national” individuals and the “amalgamation of nations.” Nietzsche, Wagner,Europe analyzes the development of Friedrich Nietzsche’s ideal of European culture based on his musical aesthetics. It does so against the background of contemporary searches for a wider, cultural meaning beyond Europe’s economic-political union. The book claims that Nietzsche always propagated the “aestheticization” of Europe, but that his view on how to achieve this changed as a result of his dramatically altering philosophy of music. The main focus is on Nietzsche’s passion for and later aversion to Wagner’s music, and, in direct connection with this, his surprising embrace of Italian operas as new forms of “Dionysian” music and of Goethe as a model of “Good Europeanism.”
Equalizing spirit and state is the clear-cut expression of the 'philistinism' or cultural 'decadence', ... His 'immoralism'19is too closely related to the view of art as the sole creator of culture and promoter of life to sustain such ...
Author: Martine Prange
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers"--but in our increasingly polarized communities and nation, where can a person of faith begin? In Reconciling Places, pastor and scholar Paul Hoffman introduces laypeople and ministry leaders to a "theology of reconciliation" that equips Christians to act as reconcilers and bridge builders, wherever they are and whatever issues divide their communities.
Third, the Father's role in creation paves the way for a theology of culture, a necessary part of mission. The Creator God invented and, in his sovereignty, oversees culture: “Scripture views God as the author of human culture.
Author: Paul A. Hoffman
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Celebrating 30 years of the creator's "Archosaurs and Automobiles" masterworks, COMIC BOOK CREATOR #15 journeys into the Xenozoic Era with a feature-length, career-spanning interview with artist's artist Mark Schultz, creator of the renowned and fantastical Cadillacs and Dinosaurs franchise. In a revealing and intimate conversation conducted in Mark's Pennsylvanian home, CBC examines the early years of struggle, success with Kitchen Sink Press, and hitting it big when series stars Jack Tenrec and Hannah Dundee (depicted with dastardly dinosaurs on our all-new CBC cover) hit the airwaves as a hit Saturday morning cartoon series. Of course, the issue includes rarely-seen art and fascinating photos from Mark's amazing and award-winning career. Plus the issue also showcases other enticing features—including Hembeck! Edited by Jon B. Cooke.
Though each would go on to make his own distinct impression on American pop culture, as partners they would launch arguably the second underground comic book title and solidify their respective statures in the form's history.
Author: Jon B. Cooke
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Through analyses of a wide range of Chinese literary and visual texts from the beginning of the twentieth century through the contemporary period, the thirteen essays in this volume challenge the view that canonical and popular culture are self-evident and diametrically opposed categories, and instead argue that the two cultural sensibilities are inextricably bound up with one another. An international line up of contributors present detailed analyses of literary works and other cultural products that have previously been neglected by scholars, while also examining more familiar authors and works from provocative new angles.The essays include investigations into the cultural industries and contexts that produce the canonical and popular, the position of contemporary popular works at the interstices of nostalgia and amnesia, and also the ways in which cultural texts are inflected with gendered and erotic sensibilities while at the same time also functioning as objects of desire in its own right. As the only volume of its kind to cover the entire span of the 20th century, and also to consider the interplay of popular and canonical literature in modern China with comparable rigor, Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture is an important resource for students and scholars of Chinese literature and culture.
More abstractly, her heartistreatedasa cultural battleground on which the oldforceisdriven out bythe newcomer—Marxism. ... The title “Creation” suggests an ironic reversal oftherolesof creator and thecreated: Xianxian becomes the ...
Author: Carlos Rojas
Category: Literary Collections
Engaging Terror: A Critical and Interdisciplinary Approach is a collection of select extended papers drawn from The Human Condition Series (THCS) conference on Terror that took place in May, 2008. The international scope of the conference drew participants from twenty-three countries including Brazil, Columbia, Cuba, France, Israel, Lebanon, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The thirty-five essays presented here are a representative sample of the interdisciplinary discussion which sought to analyze popular concepts like 'terrorism' and 'terrorist' as social, political, and psychosocial phenomena. Engaging Terror seeks to reveal the diverse forms of terror that persist in contemporary societies. For instance, cultural forms such as the fine arts, film, literature, mass media, religion, and market economy continue to define and limit rationality and freedom through institutionalized forms of terror. In this way, terror shapes our experiences not only through the politics of nation-building and international relations, but also through the social and ideological production of fear in everyday life. Topics covered in this volume include the representation and production of terror from a multiplicity of sites, ranging from mental health practices and organized religion, to news coverage and musical scores. This book will appeal to both scholars and general readers interested in how seemingly benign forms of terror shape and maintain the contemporary human condition. Reaching beyond mainstream studies on terror as simply an international political phenomenon, this interdisciplinary collection of work multiplies the fields of critical research to broaden the scope of analysis and fundamentally challenge the state of modernity.
I often see an apparent lack of intellectual curiosity among students about the culture in which they live. ... In other words, to create an awareness that they themselves are either a perpetuator or creator of culture.
Author: Marianne Vardalos
Category: Political Science
This Companion addresses the contemporary transformation of critical and cultural theory, with special emphasis on the way debates in the field have changed in recent decades. Features original essays from an international team of cultural theorists which offer fresh and compelling perspectives and sketch out exciting new areas of theoretical inquiry Thoughtfully organized into two sections – lineages and problematics – that facilitate its use both by students new to the field and advanced scholars and researchers Explains key schools and movements clearly and succinctly, situating them in relation to broader developments in culture, society, and politics Tackles issues that have shaped and energized the field since the Second World War, with discussion of familiar and under-theorized topics related to living and laboring, being and knowing, and agency and belonging
In the place of a creator‐centered study of culture, a variety of methodologies argued for an emphasis on the ways in which meaning took shape within acts of reading, reception, and consumption. Notions of circulation entered this ...
Author: Imre Szeman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Literary Criticism
... 1921 ) , he presents ever more energetically a “ biology ” of culture , according to which , culture is a thing for itself . Man is the carrier of culture and not the creator . Culture has its own biological phases of development ...
Author: WILHELM SCHMIDT
Includes 14 papers on arctic archeaeology, ethnology, ethno-history and physical anthropology given by American and Soviet scholars at a symposium in Moscow and Leningrad in 1979.
... and Icelmen ) without losing or weakening the full content of its initial religious and mythological notions of Raven as proto - ancestor , creator , culture hero , great wizard and mythological trickster all at the same time .
Author: Henry N. Michael