This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
"Media Environments is based on a simple concept: combine movies with texts to critique media and society in the 21st century. Using film as a gateway to critical readings, students learn to think creatively and critically about media, society, technology, and popular culture.
Rather than examine the media as separate industries or technologies, Media Environments explores the media in their totality and provides models and theories for interrogating many universal themes that span media and global culture. Using films such as The Hunger Games, Fight Club and WALL-E as lead-ins, students are introduced to the works of well-known thinkers and writers such as Jean Baudrillard, Naomi Wolf, Neil Postman, Rebecca MacKinnon, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Julian Assange, Kalle Lasn, Stephen Hawking, and many others. Chapter topics include:
| || || |
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Barry Vacker teaches media and cultural theory at Temple University (Philadelphia) where he is the Faculty Teaching Mentor in the School of Communication and Theater. Vacker has taught media courses for fifteen years and authored many articles on art, media, culture, and technology. His recent publications include the text for Peter Granser's photography book, Signs (Hatje Cantz and the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography, 2008), which has been featured in exhibitions around the world. Not satisfied solely with traditional academic publishing, Vacker has also authored three experimental books, Zero Conditions (2008), Crashing Into the Vanishing Points (2009), Starry Skies Moving Away (2009), all available at Amazon.com. He also directed the experimental documentary, Space Times Square (2007), which has screened in festivals around the world.Review:
The readings in "Media Environments" offer an engaging introduction to some of the central questions in media studies. In this well-organized and provocative reader, students will discover how mass media, popular culture and digital technologies support the organization of culture and values, shaping not only personal and social identity, but consciousness itself. --Renee Hobbs, Founder, Media Education Lab, Temple University
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Cognella Academic Publishing, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1631890026
Book Description Cognella Academic Publishing, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # VIB1631890026
Book Description UNIV READERS, 2014. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781631890024
Book Description UNIV READERS, 2014. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781631890024
Book Description Cognella Academic Publishing, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 1631890026
Book Description Cognella Academic Publishing, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. 2. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1631890026n
Book Description Cognella Academic Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1631890026 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9781631890024
Book Description Cognella Academic Publishing, 2014. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 2nd ed. edition. 414 pages. 8.43x5.85x0.73 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # x-1631890026