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Media Scandals : Morality and Desire in the Popular Culture Marketplace - James Lull

Media Scandals

Morality and Desire in the Popular Culture Marketplace

By: James Lull (Editor), Stephen Hinerman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th December 1997
ISBN: 9780231111652
Number Of Pages: 270
For Ages: 22+ years old

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A keen, if somewhat caustic, observer of British manners andmores, Mike Leigh has been hailed as a director who celebrates thelives of 'ordinary' people in his work, both in film and intheatre. Comparing and contrasting all his films from BleakMoments and High Hopes through Naked, Career Girls and Topsy-Turvyto All or Nothing, Garry Watson considers this claim, examiningthe influence and effect of each film, as well as the approach to'the real'. Through careful textual detail and wider social andliterary comparison with the works of Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliotand D. H. Lawrence amongst others, The Cinema of Mike Leigh: ASense of the Real argues ultimately for the artistic and culturalsignificance of Leigh's work as one of Britain's most respectedfilmmakers and screenwriters.

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Lull and Hinerman's volume ambitiously sets out to chart the terrain of media scandals, from their history and defining characteristics to their cultural consequences. -- Bethami A. Dobkin, University of San Deigo Rhetoric and Public Affairs

List of Contributors
The Search for Scandal
Scandal and Social Theory
""And Besides, the Wench is Dead"": Media Scandals and the Globalization of Communication
Anxiety, Desire, and Conflict in the American Racial Imagination
What a Story! Understanding the Audience for Scandal
Character, Celebrity, and Sexual Innuendo in the Mass-Mediated Presidency
(Don't) Leave Me
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ISBN: 9780231111652
ISBN-10: 0231111657
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 16th December 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.34  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.44