Teenage Revolution

Author: Alan Davies

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141964510

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 8801


When Alan Davies was growing up he seemed to drive his family mad. 'What are we going to do with you?' they would ask - as if he might know the answer. Perhaps it was because he came of age in the 1980s. That decade of big hair, greed, camp music, mass unemployment, social unrest and truly shameful trousers was confusing for teenagers. There was a lot to believe in - so much to stand for, or stand against - and Alan decided to join anything with the word 'anti' in it. He was looking for heroes to guide him (relatively) unscathed into adulthood. From his chronic kleptomania to the moving search for his mother's grave years after she died; from his obsession with joining (going so far as to become a member of Chickens Lib) to his first forays into making people laugh (not always intentionally); Teenage Revolution is a touching and funny return to the formative years that make us all.

Legion of Super-Heroes: The Teenage Revolution

Author: Mark Waid

Publisher: DC Comics

ISBN: 1401279546

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 193

View: 8516


An amazing collection featuring LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1-6 and the preview story from TEEN TITANS/LEGION SPECIAL #1! A bright, defiant, energized team of super-powered teenagers from different worlds forms a team of passionate activists crusading to leave their mark on a society that has forgotten how to fight for change!

Sixties British Cinema

Author: Robert Murphy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1838718257

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

View: 7579


British films of the 1960s are undervalued. Their search for realism has often been dismissed as drabness and their more frivolous efforts can now appear just empty-headed. Robert Murphy's Sixties British Cinema is the first study to challenge this view. He shows that the realist tradition of the late 50s and early 60s was anything but dreary and depressing, and gave birth to a clutch of films remarkable for their confidence and vitality: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, A Kind of Loving, and A Taste of Honey are only the better known titles. Sixties British Cinema revalues key genres of the period - horror, crime and comedy - and takes a fresh look at the 'swinging London' films, finding disturbing undertones that reflect the cultural changes of the decade. Now that our cinematic past is constantly recycled on television, Murphy's informative, engaging and perceptive review of these films and their cultural and industrial context offers an invaluable guide to this neglected era of British cinema.

Legion of Super-heroes

Author: Mark Waid,Barry Kitson

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 9781401204822

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

View: 9483


In this new incarnation of the 1960s comic strip, a thirty-first century group of teenagers rebel against their parents and their super-utopian society to form the Legion of Super-Heroes and fight crime, in homage to the heroes of the twentieth century.

The Media

Author: Adam Briggs,Paul Cobley

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582423466

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

View: 9855


This is a fully updated edition of the bestselling The Media: An Introduction, a collection of specially written essays designed to introduce the study of media. The book enhances its reputation as an original and insightful volume covering the whole spectrum of media. This fully updated and expanded edition offers an accessible factual and theoretical overview of the media industry and is a comprehensive empirical guide to the separate institutions that make up the media. FEATURES 7 An overview of routine practices of the media. 7 An outline of the markets and means of funding of media institutions. 7 A European, global and forward-looking perspective on the media. 7 Fully updated and expanded essays. 7 Two additional new chapters on audiences and reception. 7 Additional new chapter on 'class'. 7 Expanded sections of 'Further Reading', related web resources and stimulants to further study. CONTENTS PART ONE: What are the Media? Comics 7 Publishing Industry 7 Advertising 7 Marketing and Consumer Culture 7 News Agencies 7 Journalism 7 Newspapers and the Press 7 Magazines 7 Radio 7 Television 7 European Cinema 7 Pop Music 7 Industry 7 Technology. PART TWO: 'Outside' the Media. Economics 7 Policy: Models of Media Institutions 7 Media Effects 7 Audience Feedback 7 Active Audiences 7 Impacts and Influences 7 Approaches to Studying the Media PART THREE: 'In' the Media. Sexuality 7 Gender 7 Class 7 Race and Ethnicity 7 Youth 7 Disability 7 Nationality 7 Sport 7 News Production 7 Parliamentary Politics 7 News Photography 7 Pornography and Censorship. Editors Adam Briggs is Principal Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies at the London College of Fashion. Paul Cobley is Reader inCommunications at London Guildhall University. Contributors Patrick Barwise, Neil Blain, Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Raymond Boyle, Brian Braithwaite, John Corner, Andrew Crisell, Guy Cumberbatch, James Curran, Jessica Evans, Ivor Gaber, David Gordon, Sylvia Harvey, Joke Hermes, Andrew Higson, Patricia Holland, Anne J(TM)ckel, Ray Kent, Jenny Kitzinger, Joanne Lacey, Iain MacRury, Brian McNair, Sarita Malik, Andy Medhurst, Irene Costera Meijer, David Miller, Ralph Negrine, Bill Osgerby, Jerry Palmer, Richard Paterson, TerhIi Rantanen, Roger Sabin, David Saunders, Roy Shuker, Linda Ruth Williams, Liesbet van Zoonen.