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Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373605-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7360-5
... This chapter considers how Mass-Observation’s project of an “anthropology at home” was implicated in the political technologies of liberal government through the emergence of distinctive transactional realities ordering British wartime populations. Central to these transactional realities were...
Published: 27 August 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391432-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9143-2
... Mass Observation Project—an eccentric so- o n cial science enterprise founded in 1930s England that used surreptitious A R photography to record and scrutinize people’s behavior in public—into B a larger meditation on the multiple roles cameras have played and con- C C A tinue to...
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By Mattias Gardell
Published: 07 October 1996
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8243-0
... not mainly based on actual facts but on the socially constructed and mass-mediated images that are themselves part of the problem. The role ofthe researcher is related to this web ofconflicting images, misrepresen• tations, and misunderstandings. A social scientist is among other things a...
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By Ellen Graff
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377665-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7766-5
... Notes." New Theatre, November 1934. "Dancer's Union." New Theatre,January 1935. "Dances for Spain." Dance Observer, June-July 1937. Deak, Frantisek. "Russian Mass Spectacles." Drama Review, June 1975. Dehn, Mura. Interview with Karen Wiekre. New York City, April 20, 1978. Library of Con...
Published: 14 May 2012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9533-1
... Classical Hollywood cinema and on film melodrama, and she graciously consented to read draft after draft. I am afraid that I still ‘‘write about film like a historian as she once gently observed. Yet insofar as I have managed to avoid an entirely reductive approach to mass culture, she...
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393771-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9377-1
... sensory bombardment and repe- 170  From mASS BrAInwASHIng to rAPId mASS LeArnIng tition of advertising.19 This was an astonishing and telling association, utterly absent in the scientific literature on brainwashing. Nonetheless, some observers did find similarities between brainwashing and the...
Published: 05 May 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382683-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8268-3
...Reading and Discursive Intensities: On the Situation of Postmodern Reception in Brazil Silviano Santiago The distinction between spectacle (or cultural event) and simulacrum (or electronically produced mass entertainment) is common...
Published: 18 March 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386582-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8658-2
... argue that critics of an emerging mass culture were caught between the observation of the new phenomenon and the absence of new tools of analysis for its com- prehension. Thus, the ‘‘mass’’ of mass culture would first be grasped in terms of a nineteenth-century tradition of social theory exemplified...
Published: 17 October 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390305-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9030-5
... plaintiffs in a similar suit against ascap that focused on the associa- tion’s control of film music, the second most important avenue of ex- Country Audiences and Mass Culture posure after radio. But the tone of the new investigation was decidedly in ascap’s favor. And while most observers...
Published: 13 March 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392460-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9246-0
... emergence of the Japanese masses on the political stage as far back as the Hibiya riots of 1905. Tetsuo Najita, writing on the political thought of Yoshino, stated, Yoshino observed unprecedented numbers of people taking to the streets in movements and demonstrations of protest such as in riots...
Published: 27 August 2008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9143-2
.... Her most recent film is How Little We Know of Our Neighbours about the Mass Observation Movement. She is on the faculty at the CalArts School of Film and Video. Her award-winning experimental and documentary films have been screened extensively in the United States and abroad (including at...
.... Right away Fr. Bernardino de Nino, the Reverend Father Prefect of the Potosí convent and esteemed subject of thousands of titles and inspired poet, chanted the Holy Mass. Reverend Father Nazareno Dimeco served as deacon and as subdeacon the Reverend Father Gil Agostini. The Reverend Fathers...
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By Karen Beckman, Jean Ma
Published: 27 August 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391432-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9143-2
... Millennium Film Journal Inquiry Criticism férence. ed. BillNichols. Berkeley: University California Press.of 29–39. California Press.of Press. Mass.: Representation York: Hilland Wang. Wang. western University Press. Magazines...
Published: 04 April 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388937-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8893-7
... two Nationalism, Mass Culture, and Intellectual Strategies in the 1990s the tiananmen incident in 1989 and the implosion of the Soviet Union in 1991 dramatically...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379461-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7946-1
.... I9 Rankin interview. 20 Associated Press, "Hodges Does Not Believe Mass Integration Coming," News & Ob• server, 19 July 1955. 21 "Amplifies upon Position Taken in Asheboro Speech," News & Observer, 20 July 1955. 22 Harry Golden to John Steinbeck, 19 June 1963, Governor's Papers, Terry...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398233-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9823-3
... simply being observed. placed under surveil• lance, to be read by a subject who would delight in it, savor it;29 each one (whose status as fragment, whose brokenness, affiliates it, perhaps, with the abused child) vulnerably, pathetically demands indulgence-un• like mass culture, which, relentless...
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By Jane I. Dawson
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377825-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7782-5
... entrepreneurs also lacked organizational skills. Dur• ing the perestroika period, the anti-nuclear movements were dominated by concerned citizens whose experience in organizing mass movements was practically nonexistent. The organizational shortcomings observed during the perestroika pe• riod...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-085
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
...Mass Struggle, Negotiations, and the 1994 Elections Alex Callinicos In South Africa and beyond, observers called South Africa’s first democratic elec- tions in 1994 a “miracle.” They celebrated the absence of violence while people voted and the peaceful transfer of power when Nelson...
Published: 29 June 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386834-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8683-4
... occurring American culture—that is, the one that had evolved out of the efforts of earlier generations to mold the American nation— and a mass culture at odds with that ideal past. Second, and equally impor- tant, they had to unlearn modes of observation and regulation that disrupted the course of that...
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By Ellen Graff
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377665-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7766-5
... Observer, May 1934, p. 43. 41 Edna Ocko, "The Revolutionary Dance Movement," New Masses, June 12, 1934. 42 For a detailed exploration of Marxist aesthetics as manifested in American modem dance, see Prickett, "Marxism, Modernism and Realism." 43 Ocko, my interview, June 14, 1989. 44...