Russian Popular Culture

A side of Russian life largely unknown to the West--the world of popular culture--is presented by surveying detective and science fiction, popular songs, jokes, box office movie hits, the stage, radio and television.

Author: Richard Stites

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052136986X

Category: History

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A side of Russian life largely unknown to the West--the world of popular culture--is presented by surveying detective and science fiction, popular songs, jokes, box office movie hits, the stage, radio and television.
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Pop Culture in North Africa and the Middle East Entertainment and Society around the World

Ideal for students and general readers, this single-volume work serves as a ready-reference guide to pop culture in countries in North Africa and the Middle East, covering subjects ranging from the latest young adult book craze in Egypt to ...

Author: Andrew Hammond

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440833847

Category: History

Page: 319

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Ideal for students and general readers, this single-volume work serves as a ready-reference guide to pop culture in countries in North Africa and the Middle East, covering subjects ranging from the latest young adult book craze in Egypt to the hottest movies in Saudi Arabia. • Allows readers to make cross-cultural comparisons by relating pop culture in the Islamic world to pop culture in the United States • Supplies highly relatable content for young adult readers that is presented in a fun and engaging way • Provides information that students can use in daily life, such as renting a popular or acclaimed Middle Eastern film or watching a YouTube video of Egyptian music • Enables students to better understand the uneasy paradox that is pop culture in the Islamic world
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Entertainment and Society

The second edition of this innovative textbook introduces students to the ways that society shapes our many forms of entertainment and in turn, how entertainment shapes society.

Author: Shay Sayre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135839949

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 600

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The second edition of this innovative textbook introduces students to the ways that society shapes our many forms of entertainment and in turn, how entertainment shapes society. Entertainment and Society examines a broad range of types of entertainment that we enjoy in our daily lives – covering new areas like sports, video games, gambling, theme parks, travel, and shopping, as well as traditional entertainment media such as film, television, and print. A primary emphasis is placed on the impact of technological and cultural convergence on innovation and the influence of contemporary entertainment. The authors begin with a general overview of the study of entertainment, introducing readers to various ways of understanding leisure and play, and then go on to trace a brief history of the development of entertainment from its live forms through mediated technology. Subsequent chapters review a broad range of theories and research and provide focused discussions of the relationship between entertainment and key societal factors including economics and commerce, culture, law, politics, ethics, advocacy and technology. The authors conclude by highlighting innovations and emerging trends in live and mediated entertainment and exploring their implications for the future. The new edition features updated examples and pedagogical features throughout including text boxes, case studies, student activities, questions for discussion, and suggestions for further reading.
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Handbook of Research on the Impact of Culture and Society on the Entertainment Industry

It is possible to track the cultural codes of each society in the content of its own type of entertainment. Therefore, there are different practices of ...

Author: Ozturk, R. Gulay

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466661912

Category: Social Science

Page: 737

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"This reference provides a review of the academic and popular literature on the relationship between communications and media studies, cinema, advertising, public relations, religion, food tourism, art, sports, technology, culture, marketing, and entertainment practices"--Provided by publisher.
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Russian Popular Culture

This book presents a side of Russian life that is largely unknown to the West--the world of popular culture.

Author: Richard Stites

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052136986X

Category: History

Page: 304

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This book presents a side of Russian life that is largely unknown to the West--the world of popular culture. By surveying detective and science fiction, popular songs, jokes, box office movie hits, the stage, radio and television, Richard Stites introduces the people and cultural products that are household words to the Soviet people. He demonstrates how popular culture has over the past century had more impact on the lives of Russian people and reveals more about their lives than the works of giants of high culture. Richard Stites, Professor of History at Georgetown University, is the author of several books, including Revolutionary Dreams: Utopian Vision and Experimental Life in the Russian Revolution.
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Influences Music and Society

This book looks at how music influences society, american business, and the human mind and body. It also looks deepely into how society, technology, social events, and american law have changed music.

Author: Joshua Hanes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411677074

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Page: 61

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Influences: Music and Society provokes any reader to realize the influences that music and society have on one another while explaining how this phenomenon came to be and is flourishing. Influences: Music and Society also inspires and motivates any reader to appreciate the beauty of music and society while realizing just how much they coincide. This book looks at how music influences society, american business, and the human mind and body. It also looks deepely into how society, technology, social events, and american law have changed music.
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Mobile Communication and Society

(Mobile Entertainment Forum 2003: 2) The major components of mobile entertainment include mobile gaming; media content consumption (icons, ring-tones, ...

Author: Manuel Castells

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262262309

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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How wireless technology is redefining the relationship of communication, technology, and society around the world—in everyday work and life, in youth culture, in politics, and in the developing world. Wireless networks are the fastest growing communications technology in history. Are mobile phones expressions of identity, fashionable gadgets, tools for life—or all of the above? Mobile Communication and Society looks at how the possibility of multimodal communication from anywhere to anywhere at any time affects everyday life at home, at work, and at school, and raises broader concerns about politics and culture both global and local. Drawing on data gathered from around the world, the authors explore who has access to wireless technology, and why, and analyze the patterns of social differentiation seen in unequal access.They explore the social effects of wireless communication—what it means for family life, for example, when everyone is constantly in touch, or for the idea of an office when workers can work anywhere. Is the technological ability to multitask further compressing time in our already hurried existence? The authors consider the rise of a mobile youth culture based on peer-to-peer networks, with its own language of texting, and its own values. They examine the phenomenon of flash mobs, and the possible political implications. And they look at the relationship between communication and development and the possibility that developing countries could "leapfrog" directly to wireless and satellite technology. This sweeping book—moving easily in its analysis from the United States to China, from Europe to Latin America and Africa—answers the key questions about our transformation into a mobile network society.
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Poem

Author: John Evelyn

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:83183575

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Future Visions One Hundred Years of Culture and Society Through the Lens of Science Fiction Cinema

Entertainment Inc., March 15, 1956. 23 Fred M. Wilcox. Screenshot of the film Forbidden Planet © Turner Entertainment Co., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Author: Ivan Litvinenko

Publisher: Youcanprint

ISBN: 9788831699471

Category: Art

Page: 110

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Il modo in cui ci immaginiamo il futuro rappresenta una parte significativa della cultura di massa, esso riflette come la nostra coscienza collettiva elabora il mondo che ci circonda e le aspettative su ciò che verrà. Il genere fantascientifico è stato uno dei primi ad emergere non appena poco più di cento anni fa è stato possibile rendere le immagini in movimento. Nel XX secolo, con il continuo e ininterrotto sviluppo tecnologico, la fantascienza è sempre stata protagonista nello spingere i confini di ciò che è possibile, sia visivamente che concettualmente. Questo libro vuole mostrare l’evoluzione del genere proponendo uno sguardo più da vicino di alcuni tra i film più visionari. Si tratta di un tentativo di fornire un’analisi il più completa possibile della relazione tra i mondi immaginati del futuro con le paure e le aspirazioni del grande pubblico. Dai primi tentativi alle epiche opere spaziali il libro elenca i classici indiscussi della fantascienza, fornendo una lettura divertente per i fan del genere ma anche una panoramica educativa dei titoli imperdibili per i lettori più curiosi.
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