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Persistently Postwar

by Blai Guarné, Artur Lozano-Méndez & Dolores P. Martinez Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

From melodramas to experimental documentaries to anime, mass media in Japan constitute a key site in which the nation’s social memory is articulated, disseminated, and contested. Through a series of stimulating...


Monetising the Dividual Self

by Julian Hopkins Berghahn Books (January 01, 2019)

Combining theoretical and empirical discussions with shorter case studies, this book offers an anthropological exploration of the emergence in Malaysia of lifestyle bloggers – precursors to current “microcelebrities”...


Re-Imagining DEFA

by Séan Allan & Sebastian Heiduschke Berghahn Books (September 01, 2016)

By the time the Berlin Wall collapsed, the cinema of the German Democratic Republic—to the extent it was considered at all—was widely regarded as a footnote to European film history, with little of enduring...


Humanitarianism and Media

by Johannes Paulmann Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

For as long as humanitarianism has been understood as a distinct human endeavor, mass media have helped to shape its forms, strategies, and contexts, whether mobilizing public sentiment over suffering in distant...


Mass Media and Historical Change

by Frank Bösch Berghahn Books (May 01, 2015)

Media influenced politics, culture, and everyday life long before the invention of the Internet. This book shows how the advent of new media has changed societies in modern history, focusing not on the specifics...


Sounds of Modern History

by Daniel Morat Berghahn Books (September 01, 2014)

Long ignored by scholars in the humanities, sound has just begun to take its place as an important object of study in the last few years. Since the late 19th century, there has been a paradigmatic shift in...


Cyprus and its Conflicts

by Vaia Doudaki & Nico Carpentier Berghahn Books (November 01, 2017)

The Mediterranean island of Cyprus is the site of enduring political, military, and economic conflict. This interdisciplinary collection takes Cyprus as a geographical, cultural and political point of reference...


Images from Paradise

by Eszter Salgó Berghahn Books (August 01, 2017)

Drawing upon the disciplines of politics, anthropology, psychoanalysis, aesthetics and cinema studies, Salgó presents a new way of looking at the "art of European unification" and to highlight the mythical...


Spanish Lessons

by Paul Julian Smith Berghahn Books (September 01, 2017)

Though unjustly neglected by English-language audiences, Spanish film and television not only represent a remarkably influential and vibrant cultural industry; they are also a fertile site of innovation in...


Cultures of Colour: Visual, Material, Textual

by Chris Horrocks Berghahn Books (June 01, 2012)

Colour permeates contemporary visual and material culture and affects our senses beyond the superficial encounter by infiltrating our perceptions and memories and becoming deeply rooted in thought processes...


Stars and Stardom in Brazilian Cinema

by Tim Bergfelder, Lisa Shaw & João Luiz Vieira Berghahn Books (December 01, 2016)

Despite the recent explosion of scholarly interest in "star studies," Brazilian film has received comparatively little attention. As this volume demonstrates, however, the richness of Brazilian stardom extends...


The Annoying Difference

by Peter Hervik Berghahn Books (July 01, 2011)

The Muhammad cartoon crisis of 2005−2006 in Denmark caught the world by surprise as the growing hostilities toward Muslims had not been widely noticed. Through the methodologies of media anthropology, cultural...


New Uses of Bourdieu in Film and Media Studies

by Guy Austin Berghahn Books (July 01, 2016)

Through his influential work on cultural capital and social mobility, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has provided critical insights into the complex interactions of power, class, and culture in the...


Narratives in Motion: Journalism and Modernist Events in 1920s Portugal

by Luís Trindade Berghahn Books (June 01, 2016)

Interwar Portugal was in many ways a microcosm of Europe's encounter with modernity: reshaped by industrialization, urban growth, and the antagonism between liberalism and authoritarianism, it also witnessed...


Transactions with the World: Ecocriticism and the Environmental Sensibility of New Hollywood

by Adam O’Brien Berghahn Books (February 01, 2016)

In their bold experimentation and bracing engagement with culture and politics, the "New Hollywood" films of the late 1960s and early 1970s are justly celebrated contributions to American cinematic history....


News as Culture: Journalistic Practices and the Remaking of Indian Leadership Traditions

by Ursula Rao Berghahn Books (May 01, 2010)

At the turn of the millennium, Indian journalism has undergone significant changes. The rapid commercialization of the press, together with an increase in literacy and political consciousness, has led to swift...


Anthropology and Mass Communication: Media and Myth in the New Millennium

by Mark Allen Peterson Berghahn Books (November 01, 2003)

Anthropological interest in mass communication and media has exploded in the last two decades, engaging and challenging the work on the media in mass communications, cultural studies, sociology and other disciplines....


Willing Seduction: <I>The Blue Angel</I>, Marlene Dietrich, and Mass Culture

by Barbara Kosta Berghahn Books (May 01, 2009)

Josef von Sternberg's 1930 film The Blue Angel (Der blaue Engel) is among the best known films of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933). A significant landmark as one of Germany's first major sound films, it is known...


Alarming Reports: Communicating Conflict in the Daily News

by Andrew Arno’s† Berghahn Books (May 01, 2009)

News stories provide an essential confirmation of our ideas about who we are, what we have to fear, and what to do about it: a marketplace of ideas, shopped by rational citizen decision makers but also a shared...


The Making of the Pentecostal Melodrama: Religion, Media and Gender in Kinshasa

by Katrien Pype Berghahn Books (June 01, 2012)

How religion, gender, and urban sociality are expressed in and mediated via television drama in Kinshasa is the focus of this ethnographic study. Influenced by Nigerian films and intimately related to the emergence...


The New Media Nation: Indigenous Peoples and Global Communication

by Valerie Alia† Berghahn Books (January 01, 2010)

Around the planet, Indigenous people are using old and new technologies to amplify their voices and broadcast information to a global audience. This is the first portrait of a powerful international movement...


Kristeva in Focus: From Theory to Film Analysis

by Katherine J. Goodnow Berghahn Books (January 01, 2010)

Dealing with some of the major themes in film narratives, this book draws on the theories of French psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva. It looks at how narratives have changed over time, and considers the sources...