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Digital Literature for Children

by Mireia Manresa & Neus Real Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 29, 2015)

This book is the result of a research project carried out by the research group GRETEL from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) on children’s and adolescents’ digital literary education. It offers...


New Visions of the Child in Italian Cinema

by Danielle Hipkins & Roger Pitt Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 06, 2014)

The figure of the child has long been a mainstay of Italian cinema, conventionally interpreted as a witness of adult shortcomings, a vessel of innocence, hope and renewal, or an avatar of nostalgia for the (cinematic)...


Cinema at the Shore

by Fiona Handyside Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 30, 2014)

From Brigitte Bardot in her bikini at the Cannes Film Festival, to François Ozon’s intimate portrayals of grief and loss, some of the most iconic and challenging moments in French cinema are associated with...


Discovering Women’s History

by Christa Spreizer Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 25, 2014)

Discovering Women’s History brings to light the work of a selection of German-speaking women journalists from the first half of the twentieth century who made significant contributions to German life and culture,...


The Paradigm Case

by Bernard McCarron Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 03, 2015)

With the migration of cinema into the art gallery, artists have been turning, with remarkable regularity and ingenuity, to Alfred Hitchcock-related images, sequences and iconography. The world of Hitchcock’s...


Opera, Exoticism and Visual Culture

by Hyunseon Lee & Naomi D. Segal Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 19, 2015)

As a uniquely hybrid form of artistic output, straddling music and theatre and high and popular culture, opera offers vast research possibilities not only in the field of music studies but also in the fields...


The Cinema of the Swimming Pool

by Christopher Brown & Pam Hirsch Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 25, 2014)

The swimming pool frequently appears in film not merely as a setting but as a dynamic site where social, political, cultural and aesthetic forces converge. What is it about this space that has so fascinated...


Spectacle

by Jennifer Creech & Thomas O. Haakenson Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 31, 2015)

How does the visual nature of spectacle inform the citizenry, destabilize the political, challenge aesthetic convention and celebrate cultural creativity? What are the limits – aesthetic, political, social,...


Between Hollywood and Godlywood

by Nathalie Dupont Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 16, 2015)

This book sheds new light on the relationship between conservative Christianity and Hollywood through a case study of Walden Media, which produced The Chronicles of Narnia franchise. Financed by a conservative...


Korean Screen Cultures

by Andrew David Jackson & Colette Balmain Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 29, 2015)

The «Korean Wave», or Hallyu phenomenon, has brought South Korean popular culture to the global population. Studies on Korean visual culture have therefore often focused on this aspect, leaving North Korea...


Mothers on Mothers

by Rebecca Feasey Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 29, 2015)

From Supernanny to Gilmore Girls, from Katie Price to Holly Willoughby, a wide range of examples of mothers and motherhood appear on television today. Drawing on questionnaires completed by mothers across the...


Out of Time

by Alec Charles Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 31, 2015)

Doctor Who is one of television’s most enduring and ubiquitously popular series. This study contends that the success of the show lies in its ability, over more than half a century, to develop its core concepts...


The Doppelgaenger

by Deborah Ascher Barnstone Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 29, 2016)

The Doppelgänger – the double, twin, mirror image or alter ego of someone else – is an ancient and universal theme that can be traced at least as far back as Greek and Roman mythology, but is particularly...


Italian Political Cinema

by Giancarlo Lombardi & Christian Uva Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 01, 2016)

Despite the powerful anti-political impulses that have pervaded Italian society in recent years, Italian cinema has sustained and renewed its longstanding engagement with questions of politics, both in the narrow...


Old Borders, New Technologies

by Paula Blair Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 01, 2014)

Northern Ireland is now generally regarded to be a post-conflict region since the official end to three decades of violence in 1998. However, given some of the stipulations of the Good Friday Belfast Agreement,...


Between the Eye and the World

by Elena Dagrada Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 04, 2015)

The point-of-view shot is usually perceived as a «natural» device, yet its naturalness is illusory. This book provides an answer to the question: «Where does the point-of-view shot come from?» It investigates...


Senses of Embodiment: Art, Technics, Media

by Mika Elo & Miika Luoto Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 06, 2014)

This volume is a collection of essays that presents both theory- and practice-based approaches to questions concerning the embodiment of sense.

Exploring the opening of meaning in sensible configurations, the...


Poor, but Sexy

by Geoff Stahl Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 11, 2014)

Poor, But Sexy: Reflections on Berlin Scenes offers readers a varied cross-section of the city’s scenes, providing a prismatic view of one of Europe’s mythical cultural capitals. The authors gathered here...


Fun for All

by Carmen Mangiron, Pilar Orero & Minako O'Hagan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 05, 2014)

Video games have evolved to become a pervasive format which is beyond entertainment, enjoyed by a broad group of people rather than as a niche activity by hardcore gamers. However, to date, academic studies...


The Essential Enthymeme

by Jorge Juan Vega y Vega Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 06, 2015)

The enthymeme in education is essential because it reflects what humans do when they think. It informs not only how we make inferences about the world to discover new knowledge, but also how we express those...


A Different Place in the Making

by Yan Yuan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 06, 2014)

The last three decades have seen dramatic changes in Chinese cities. While many tend to read these changes as the result of institutional reforms, macro planning, and top-down development, the author of this...


Film and Politics in India

by Dhamu Pongiyannan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 26, 2015)

In the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, all five of the Chief Ministers since 1967 have been former actors. This provocative book debunks the notion of Bollywood as the synecdoche of Indian cinema to explore...


Electronic Communication

by Sami Zlitni & Fabien Liénard Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 30, 2015)

Whether they are citizens or political, client or company, learner or teacher, men now converse with a variety of stakeholders by using ICT. All these electronic tools promote uses and practices which give them...


Ways of Seeing, Ways of Being

by Maurizio Gotti, Stefania Maci & Michele Sala Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 21, 2017)

The aim of this volume is to give voice to the various and different perspectives in the investigation of tourism discourse in its written, spoken, and visual aspects. The chapters particularly focus on the...


Evaluation in media discourse

by Inés Olza & Ruth Breeze Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 12, 2017)

Despite the apparent novelty and fluidity of the media today, there is strong evidence that patterns are emerging which both reflect and extend the evaluative paradigms previously observed in the print and broadcast...


Media in China: Constructing National Resistance in Natural Disaster Representations

by Weimin Zhang Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 17, 2017)

This book examines how media can be used in facilitating crisis control following natural disasters. Set in the context of the contemporary Chinese nationalistic culture this book dissects how Chinese media...


Motion Pictures

by Gemma Blackwood & Andrew McGregor Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 05, 2016)

This volume examines representations and explorations of travel ideals in contemporary international cinema. It assembles work from a diverse range of academic fields including anthropology, sociology, ethnography,...


Fair Cooperation

by Annika Hampel Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 29, 2017)

European cultural policy is based on the exchange of artists. It has devoted decades to the objective of encouraging dialogue and enabling cooperative production; especially between the countries of the so-called...