Encyclopedia of Journalists on Film

Encyclopedia of Journalists on Film
Author: Richard R. Ness
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 533
Release: 2020-01-15
ISBN: 1538103605
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Journalists on Film Book Excerpt:

From All the President’s Men to Zodiac, some of the most compelling films of the last century have featured depictions of journalists in action. While print journalism struggles to survive, the emergence of news from social media outlets continues to expand, allowing the world to be kept informed on a second-bysecond basis. Despite attacks on journalists—both verbal and physical—a free press remains a crucial bastion for civilized society. And just as the daily news reflects the current state of affairs, films about journalism represent how reporting has evolved over the last few centuries. In Encyclopedia of Journalists on Film, Richard R. Ness provides a comprehensive examination of the fourth estate in cinema—from newspaper reporters to today’s cyber journalists. In this volume, Ness provides in-depth descriptions and analyses of more than five hundred significant films, from the silent era to the present, including international productions and made-for-television movies. The entries focus on the image of the press on screen and ethical issues or concerns raised about the practices of the profession. Collectively, the entries demonstrate that there is a recognizable genre of journalism films with definable plot patterns and iconography. Each entry features: Major credits including directors, writers, and producers List of characters and the actors who portray them Running time Plot synopsis Analysis of the role of journalism Many of the entries feature critical reviews as well as cogent selections of dialogue. Films discussed here include comedies such as His Girl Friday (1940), nail-biting thrillers like Foreign Correspondent (1940) and The Parallax View (1974), social commentaries like Network (1976) and The China Syndrome (1979), dramas like Citizen Kane (1941) and The Post (2017), and of course, Academy Award winners All the President’s Men (1976) and Spotlight (2015). A definitive study of a film genre, Encyclopedia of Journalists on Film will be of interest to film scholars, researchers, journalists, and students of popular culture.

Comic Book Crime

Comic Book Crime
Author: Nickie D. Phillips,Staci Strobl
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2013-07-15
ISBN: 0814767885
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comic Book Crime Book Excerpt:

“Carrying ahead the project of cultural criminology, Phillips and Strobl dare to take seriously that which amuses and entertains us—and to find in it the most significant of themes. Audiences, images, ideologies of justice and injustice—all populate the pages of Comic Book Crime. The result is an analysis as colorful as a good comic, and as sharp as the point on a superhero's sword.”—Jeff Ferrell, author of Empire of Scrounge Superman, Batman, Daredevil, and Wonder Woman are iconic cultural figures that embody values of order, fairness, justice, and retribution. Comic Book Crime digs deep into these and other celebrated characters, providing a comprehensive understanding of crime and justice in contemporary American comic books. This is a world where justice is delivered, where heroes save ordinary citizens from certain doom, where evil is easily identified and thwarted by powers far greater than mere mortals could possess. Nickie Phillips and Staci Strobl explore these representations and show that comic books, as a historically important American cultural medium, participate in both reflecting and shaping an American ideological identity that is often focused on ideas of the apocalypse, utopia, retribution, and nationalism. Through an analysis of approximately 200 comic books sold from 2002 to 2010, as well as several years of immersion in comic book fan culture, Phillips and Strobl reveal the kinds of themes and plots popular comics feature in a post-9/11 context. They discuss heroes' calculations of “deathworthiness,” or who should be killed in meting out justice, and how these judgments have as much to do with the hero's character as they do with the actions of the villains. This fascinating volume also analyzes how class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation are used to construct difference for both the heroes and the villains in ways that are both conservative and progressive. Engaging, sharp, and insightful, Comic Book Crime is a fresh take on the very meaning of truth, justice, and the American way. Nickie D. Phillips is Associate Professor in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. Staci Strobl is Associate Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In the Alternative Criminology series

Socrates in Sichuan

Socrates in Sichuan
Author: Peter J. Vernezze
Publsiher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN: 1597977489
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socrates in Sichuan Book Excerpt:

When Peter J. Vernezze took a leave of absence from his position as a philosophy professor to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in China, he supplemented his main task--teaching English--with leading a weekly philosophical discussion group with Chinese undergraduate and graduate students at Sichuan Normal University in Chengdu. In each session the students debated topics as diverse as the status of truth, the meaning of life, the reality of fate, the definition of sanity, the necessity of religion, and the value of romantic love. Each of the twenty-five chapters focuses on the topic of one evening’s discussion, which was always in the form of a question: How are ancient conceptions of virtue holding up in a society overrun by capitalism? Are traditionally conservative sexual values going the way of the rickshaw? Can an atheistic country even have a sense of morality? This unprecedented portrait of the Chinese mind allows the up-and-coming generation--known as the ba ling hou, or "post-1980s generation”--to express its unique perspective on China--and America. In addition, the book provides the reader with a crash course in Chinese culture, both ancient and modern, as students discuss everything from Confucius to the Edison Chen scandal (a Chinese pop star whose sexually explicit pictures found their way onto the Internet), from classical Chinese poetry to the Super Boy and Super Girl competitions (Chinese versions of American Idol).Throughout, the author provides the intellectual and historical context necessary to appreciate and understand today’s China.

Arcana Coelestia

Arcana Coelestia
Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1857
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ida B Wells Barnett and American Reform 1880 1930

Ida B  Wells Barnett and American Reform  1880 1930
Author: Patricia A. Schechter
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2003-01-14
ISBN: 0807875465
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ida B Wells Barnett and American Reform 1880 1930 Book Excerpt:

Pioneering African American journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) is widely remembered for her courageous antilynching crusade in the 1890s; the full range of her struggles against injustice is not as well known. With this book, Patricia Schechter restores Wells-Barnett to her central, if embattled, place in the early reform movements for civil rights, women's suffrage, and Progressivism in the United States and abroad. Schechter's comprehensive treatment makes vivid the scope of Wells-Barnett's contributions and examines why the political philosophy and leadership of this extraordinary activist eventually became marginalized. Though forced into the shadow of black male leaders such as W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington and misunderstood and then ignored by white women reformers such as Frances E. Willard and Jane Addams, Wells-Barnett nevertheless successfully enacted a religiously inspired, female-centered, and intensely political vision of social betterment and empowerment for African American communities throughout her adult years. By analyzing her ideas and activism in fresh sharpness and detail, Schechter exposes the promise and limits of social change by and for black women during an especially violent yet hopeful era in U.S. history.

ARCANA CCELESTIA OR HEAVENLY MYSTERIES CONTAINED IN THE SACRED SCRIPTURES OR WORD OF THE LORD MANIFESTED AND LAID OPEN BEGINNING WITH THE BOOK OF GENESIS INTERSPERSED IN THE WORLD OF SPIRITS AND THE THE HEAVEN OF ANGELS

ARCANA CCELESTIA  OR HEAVENLY MYSTERIES CONTAINED IN THE SACRED SCRIPTURES  OR WORD OF THE LORD  MANIFESTED AND LAID OPEN  BEGINNING WITH THE BOOK OF GENESIS INTERSPERSED IN THE WORLD OF SPIRITS AND THE THE HEAVEN OF ANGELS
Author: EMANUEL SWEDENBORG
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 668
Release: 1803
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ARCANA CCELESTIA OR HEAVENLY MYSTERIES CONTAINED IN THE SACRED SCRIPTURES OR WORD OF THE LORD MANIFESTED AND LAID OPEN BEGINNING WITH THE BOOK OF GENESIS INTERSPERSED IN THE WORLD OF SPIRITS AND THE THE HEAVEN OF ANGELS Book Excerpt:

The Holy Bible with Explanatory Notes Practical Observations and Copious Marginal References by Thomas Scott The Sixth Edition with the Author s Last Corrections Etc

The Holy Bible     with Explanatory Notes  Practical Observations  and Copious Marginal References  by Thomas Scott  The Sixth Edition  with the Author s Last Corrections  Etc
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 696
Release: 1823
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holy Bible with Explanatory Notes Practical Observations and Copious Marginal References by Thomas Scott The Sixth Edition with the Author s Last Corrections Etc Book Excerpt:

The Holy Bible

   The    Holy Bible
Author: Thomas Scott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 690
Release: 1825
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Job Psalms

Job  Psalms
Author: Thomas Scott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 696
Release: 1852
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures By Alexander Cruden The sixth edition To which is added a life of the author by Alexander Chalmers With a portrait

A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures     By Alexander Cruden     The sixth edition     To which is added a life of the author  by Alexander Chalmers   With a portrait
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1118
Release: 1810
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures By Alexander Cruden The sixth edition To which is added a life of the author by Alexander Chalmers With a portrait Book Excerpt:

The Holy Bible with Explanatory Notes by Thomas Scott A New Edition with the Author s Last Corrections and with Ten Maps

The Holy Bible  with Explanatory Notes     by Thomas Scott     A New Edition  with the Author s Last Corrections     and with Ten Maps
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 692
Release: 1828
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Catholicism and Buddhism

Catholicism and Buddhism
Author: Anthony E. Clark
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN: 1498243525
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catholicism and Buddhism Book Excerpt:

The recent tide of books comparing Christianity and Buddhism has centered mostly on similarities. The Dalai Lama, for example, provided his opinions on Christianity in a popular book, The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus (1996). Other writers have equally sought to describe these two traditions as "two paths to the same place." Finding these approaches overly simplified, Anthony Clark confronts the distinctions between Buddhism and Catholic Christianity, acknowledging areas of confluence, but also discerning areas of abiding difference. Clark provides here a Catholic view of Buddhism that avoids obfuscations, seeking clarity for the sake of more productive dialogue.

The Holy Bible

The Holy Bible
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1852
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Commentary on the Books of Old and New Testament

A Commentary on the Books of Old and New Testament
Author: Dodd
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 714
Release: 1767
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Holy Bible

The Holy Bible
Author: George Leo Haydock
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1671
Release: 1852
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures By Alexander Cruden The Fourth Edition Carefully Corrected With a Portrait

A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures     By Alexander Cruden     The Fourth Edition  Carefully Corrected   With a Portrait
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1082
Release: 1785
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Church of England Magazine

The Church of England Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1851
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Church of England Magazine Book Excerpt:

Report and speeches at the [third] annual meeting of the Church Pastoral-aid Society, May 8, 1838.

The holy bible containing the old and the new testaments

The holy bible containing the old and the new testaments
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1839
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Holy Bible with Explanatory Notes Practical Observations and Copious Marginal References

The Holy Bible  with Explanatory Notes  Practical Observations and Copious Marginal References
Author: Thomas Scott (théologien)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1822
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Genuine Gospel Hymn Book on comprehensive and decided principles Revised by G Bird

A Genuine Gospel Hymn Book  on comprehensive and decided principles     Revised     by G  Bird
Author: George BIRD (Rector of Cumberworth.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 707
Release: 1853
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Genuine Gospel Hymn Book on comprehensive and decided principles Revised by G Bird Book Excerpt: