Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us by Sandy Summers

By Sandy Summers

For hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world, nurses are the adaptation among lifestyles and dying, self-sufficiency and dependency, desire and depression. yet an absence of knowing of what nurses fairly do -- one perpetuated through renowned media's portrayal of nurses as simplistic archetypes -- has devalued the occupation and contributed to an international scarcity that constitutes a public well-being quandary. this day, the skinny ranks of the nursing crew give a contribution to numerous preventable deaths.

This absolutely up to date and extended version of Saving Lives highlights the basic roles nurses play in modern future health care and the way this function is marginalized through modern tradition. via attractive prose and examples drawn from tv, ads, and information insurance, the authors element the media's position in reinforcing stereotypes that gas the nursing scarcity and devalue a hugely proficient zone of the modern crew. maybe most crucial, the authors supply a wealth of principles to assist reinvigorate the nursing box and proper this imbalance.

As American healthiness care undergoes its maximum overhaul in many years, the sensible position of nurses -- that as self sufficient, hugely expert practitioners -- hasn't ever been extra vital. therefore, Saving Lives addresses either the resources of, and prescription for, misperceptions surrounding modern nursing.

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Industrial Approaches to Media: A Methodological Gateway to by Matthew Freeman

By Matthew Freeman

This guidebook, geared toward these drawn to learning media industries, offers course in methods most suitable to collaborative discussion among media students and media professionals.
While the research of media industries is a focus at many universities all over the world – promising, because it may possibly, wealthy dialogues among academia and – understandings of the particular methodologies for discovering the media industries stay imprecise. What are the easiest tools for analysing the workings of media industries – and the way does one navigate these tools in mild of complicated deterrents like copyright and coverage, let alone the trouble of getting access to the media industries?
Responding to those questions, Industrial methods to Media deals sensible, theoretical, and moral ideas for the sector of media stories, delivering its first complete methodological exploration. It positive aspects key students similar to Henry Jenkins, Michele Hilmes, Paul McDonald and Alisa Perren. 

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Media and Ritual: Death, Community and Everyday Life (Media, by Johanna Sumiala

By Johanna Sumiala

This wide-ranging and available publication bargains a stimulating creation to the sector of media anthropology and the examine of spiritual ritual. Johanna Sumiala explores the interweaving of rituals, communique and group. She makes use of the instruments of anthropological enquiry to envision a number of media occasions, together with the loss of life of Michael Jackson, a royal marriage ceremony and the transgressive activities which happened in Abu Ghraib, and to appreciate the internal value of the media insurance of such occasions. The publication offers with theories of formality, media as ritual together with reception, creation and illustration, and rituals of loss of life within the media. will probably be priceless to scholars and students alike throughout media, faith and anthropology.

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Mobile Media: Content and Servies for Wireless Communcations by Jo Groebel, Eli M. Noam, Valerie Feldmann

By Jo Groebel, Eli M. Noam, Valerie Feldmann

The proliferation of cellular media lately is a global phenomenon, with billions of units offered every year. cellular communications at the moment are relocating past individualized voice to mass media content--text, voice, sound, pictures, or even video. it will create new varieties of content material that let media businesses and clients to have interaction in new methods. there's a powerful curiosity from the media and telecom industries in what demeanour of functions and content material might be allotted in that model, and at what price. to respond to those questions, the booklet presents 18 chapters from the world over popular authors. They determine most likely different types of content material reminiscent of information, leisure, peer-to-peer, and location-specific details; assessment the economics, company types, and fee mechanisms essential to aid those media; and canopy coverage dimensions akin to copyright, competitiveness, and entry rights for content material providers.

This volume takes the reader during the quite a few components that must be thought of within the improvement of 3rd iteration (3G) content material, and explains pitfalls and boundaries. the result's a quantity of curiosity to enterprise execs, teachers, and coverage makers.

The publication is foreign in concentration and a thesaurus of phrases is supplied. There are few courses to be had which provide an outline of this speedily altering box.

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Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular by Linda Mizejewski

By Linda Mizejewski

Can a gumshoe put on excessive heels? In a style lengthy ruled by means of males, ladies are actually taking their place-as authors and as characters-alongside hard-boiled legends like Sam Spade and Mike Hammer. Hardboiled and excessive Heeled examines the meteoric upward thrust of the feminine detective in modern movie, tv, and literature.

Richly illustrated and written with a fan's love of the style, Hardboiled and excessive Heeled is an important advent to ladies in detective fiction, from previous to offer, from pulp fiction to blockbuster movies.

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Jacques Ellul and the Technological Society in the 21st by Helena M. Jerónimo, José Luís Garcia, Carl Mitcham

By Helena M. Jerónimo, José Luís Garcia, Carl Mitcham

This quantity rethinks the paintings of Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) at the centenary of his beginning, through proposing an summary of the present debates in accordance with Ellul's insights. As the most major twentieth-century thinkers approximately know-how, Ellul was once one of the first thinkers to achieve the significance of issues equivalent to globalization, terrorism, verbal exchange applied sciences and ecology, and learn them from a technological standpoint.

The publication is split into 3 sections. the 1st discusses Ellul’s analysis of recent society, and addresses the reception of his paintings at the technological society, the inspiration of potency, the method of symbolization/de-symbolization, and ecology. the second one analyzes communicational and cultural difficulties, in addition to threats and developments in early twenty-first century societies. some of the matters Ellul observed as an important – resembling power, propaganda, utilized existence sciences and conversation – stay so. in reality they've got grown exponentially, on a world scale, generating new different types of danger.

Essays within the ultimate part learn the duality of cause and revelation. They pursue an knowing of Ellul when it comes to the intensity of expertise and the traditions of human wisdom, that's to assert, at the one hand, the adventure of the person as inside the rationalist, sociological and philosophical traditions. however there are the transcendent roots of human lifestyles, in addition to “revealed knowledge,” within the mystical and non secular traditions. The assembly of those traditions allows us to examine Ellul’s paintings as an entire, yet primarily it opens up an area for analyzing spiritual lifestyles within the technological society.

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Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age by Margot Lovejoy

By Margot Lovejoy

Digital Currents explores the becoming impression of electronic applied sciences on aesthetic adventure and examines the main adjustments occurring within the function of the artist as social communicator.

Margot Lovejoy recounts the early histories of digital media for paintings making - video, laptop, the net - during this richly illustrated ebook. She offers a context for the works of significant artists in each one media, describes their tasks, and discusses the problems and theoretical implications of every to create a origin for knowing this constructing box.

Digital Currents fills a tremendous hole in our realizing of the connection among paintings and know-how, and the intriguing new cultural stipulations we're experiencing. will probably be perfect interpreting for college kids taking classes in electronic paintings, and likewise for a person trying to comprehend those new artistic forms.

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The wounds of nations: Horror cinema, historical trauma and by Linnie Blake

By Linnie Blake

The injuries of countries explores the ways that horror motion pictures permits foreign audiences to accommodate the horrors of modern heritage - from genocide to terrorist outrage, nuclear struggle to radical political swap. faraway from being mere escapism or titillation, it exhibits how horror (whether it's from Seventies the US, Eighties Germany, post-Thatcherite Britain or post-9/11 the USA) is actually a hugely political and probably healing movie style that allows us to discover, and probably get over, the terrors of existence within the genuine world.

Exploring a variety of stylistically designated and generically diversified movie texts, Blake proffers a thorough critique of the geographical region and the ideologies of id it promulgates, exhibiting that horror cinema can provide us a worrying, but perversely lifestyles putting forward, technique of operating during the tense legacy of contemporary times.

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