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  • Doctor Who in Time and Spaceby Gillian I. Leitch; Donald E. Palumbo; C.W. Sullivan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    This collection of fresh essays addresses a broad range of topics in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, both old (1963-1989) and new (2005-present). The book begins with the fan: There are essays on how the show is viewed and identified with, fan interactions with each other, reactions to changes, the wilderness years when it wasn't... more...

  • Soap Operas im Englischunterrichtby Sandra Kerst

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 27.44

    Kommunikative Kompetenz, Schülerorientierung, Medienkompetenz und Lebensweltbezug sind Schlüsselbegriffe, denen auch im fortgeführten Fremdsprachenunterricht der Sekundarstufe I eine bedeutende Rolle beigemessen wird. Sandra Kerst untersucht, inwiefern mit dem neuen Instrument einer für Schule und Unterricht modifizierten Soap Opera ? der ELT -Soap... more...

  • Medien und Emotionenby Wolfgang Höfer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 48.48

    Emotionale Medieninhalte und deren Alltagsrelevanz sind gerade in unserem Medienzeitalter von großer Bedeutung. Wolfgang Höfer klärt einige wesentliche Fragen: Welche Emotionen suchen junge Menschen im Medienangebot und welche Bedeutung haben diese Emotionen im Lebenskontext der RezipientInnen? Der Autor zeigt, dass sich relevante Alltagsprobleme... more...

  • Fernsehserienrezeptionby Annekatrin Bock

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 24.69

    Fernsehserien ? jeder kennt sie, jeder hat eine Erinnerung an sie, ein Gefühl oder einen Gedanken, den er damit verbindet. Annekatrin Bock wendet sich dem Gegenstand der US-amerikanischen Prime-Time-Serie zu und fragt danach, welche Faktoren sich darauf auswirken, dass eine Serie von Serienzuschauern im deutschen Rezeptionskontext rezipiert wird.... more...

  • Carte Blancheby Jessica Pitchford

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 15.99

    Carte Blanche burst onto the scene in 1988 as a genre never before seen on South African television: a trail-blazer, a blend of sociological awareness, sophistication and audacity. When pay channel M-Net came up with this different and daring weekly eye-opener that pushed the envelope, it brought promise of freedom and creativity and ended a period... more...

  • The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophyby Jason Holt; William Irwin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95 US$ 12.57

    Savor moments of Zen like never before, with our Senior Philosophical Correspondents The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy is revised, expanded, and updated to probe deeper than ever before the philosophical significance of the quintessential “fake” news show of the 21st century. Features significant revisions and updates from... more...

  • Tribal Warfareby Christopher J. Wright

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 39.99

    Tribal Warfare thoroughly investigates a central element of the hit reality television show Survivor that the existing literature on reality television has overlooked: class politics. Christopher J. Wright combines textual analysis and survey research to demonstrate that Survivor operates and resonates as a political allegory. more...

  • Fan Phenomena: Doctor Whoby Paul Booth

    Intellect Books Ltd 2013; US$ 19.00

    Since its premiere in November 1963, the classic British television programme Doctor Who has been a cornerstone of popular culture for half a century. From the earliest ?Exterminate!? to the recent ?Allons-y!,? from the white-haired grandfather to the wide-grinned youth, the show has depicted the adventures of a time-travelling, dual-hearted, quick-witted... more...

  • Fan Phenomena: Star Trekby Bruce Drushel

    Intellect Books Ltd 2013; US$ 19.00

    From a decidedly inauspicious start as a low-rated television series in the 1960s that was cancelled after three seasons, Star Trek has grown to become a multi-billion-dollar industry of spin-off series, feature films and merchandise. Fuelling the ever-expanding franchise are some of the most rabid and loyal fans in the universe, known affectionately... more...

  • Sons of Anarchy and Philosophyby George A. Dunn; Jason T. Eberl; William Irwin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 18.95 US$ 13.27

    “Brains before bullets” – ancient and modern wisdom for “mechanics and motorcycle enthusiasts” Essential reading for fans of the show, this book takes readers deeper into the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, the Teller-Morrow family, and the ethics that surround their lives and activities. Provides fascinating... more...