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Journalism In A Pr World, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. E. H. Butler Library at Buffalo State College
Journalism In A Pr World, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.
Michael I Niman Ph.D.
Mike Niman discusses the future of journalism in a PR-dominated communication environment. In particular, he examines the migration of talent from journalism to the PR industry, the collapse of mainstream journalism and the role of an emergent alternative media as American journalism goes through metamorphosis from what it was to what it could become. Journalism is a social good that should equip people to understand and resist spin. Niman argues that mainstream American journalism, rather than rising to this challenge, has transparently succumbed to serving as an arm of the corporate PR industry, thus laying the groundwork for its own ...
Tiki Kitsch, American Appropriation, And The Disappearance Of The Pacific Islander Body, Daniel McMullin Claremont Colleges
Tiki Kitsch, American Appropriation, And The Disappearance Of The Pacific Islander Body, Daniel Mcmullin
LUX: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research from Claremont Graduate University
After Greenberg's famous analysis of kitsch in terms of aesthetics, Art critic James Gaywood, reasserted the question of kitsch in terms of market. (Gaywood 1997) Here Picasso and cultural appropriation were supplanted by Marcel Duchamp and the readymade. The products of art became completely non-native on all fronts, the world so reflected was postcultural. In that sense, cultural appropriation was no longer an aesthetic, it was a commodity for production, and as much as possible, production by machines. The form of such commodity, of Pacific Islander cultures, was highly variable, from a 17th century English play by John Clarke ...
Metal Detecting: One Step To Better Consideration Of African American Resources, Chris Espenshade, Patrick Severts University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Metal Detecting: One Step To Better Consideration Of African American Resources, Chris Espenshade, Patrick Severts
African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter
Difficulties in discovering, delineating, and evaluating ephemeral archaeological sites is a recognized issue in African American archaeology. It is argued that the addition of metal detecting to the methodological toolbox for survey, boundary definition, and testing will result in the better treatment of ephemeral sites of African American occupation.
Melodrama On A Mission: Latter-Day Saint Film And The Melodramatic Mode, Airen Hall University of Nebraska Omaha
Melodrama On A Mission: Latter-Day Saint Film And The Melodramatic Mode, Airen Hall
Journal of Religion & Film
This article examines how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church) makes use of the melodramatic mode in creating short and feature length films for both insider and outsider consumption. The argument is made that the melodramatic mode gives the LDS Church a particularly meaningful tool for accomplishing three key goals: to encourage conversion or re-conversion by provoking tears and pathos, to work out social issues, and to create and maintain a certain identity for the Church as victim-hero. As such, the melodramatic mode is a means for identity formation and community building, significant in a ...
Voices On Campus: Tina Merdanian And The Red Cloud Indian School Bridgewater State University
Voices On Campus: Tina Merdanian And The Red Cloud Indian School
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