History of Technology & the Media

University of California at Riverside

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Introduction to Media & Cultural Studies

University of California at Riverside

Media culture has been a defining aspect of US and global life over the last six decades. Now the older media are said to be losing their centrality, as a result of audiences and profit margins being fractured through the internet. To interrogate this environment, we’ll harness the tools of media and cultural studies both to comprehend the past and present and imagine the future. Combining theoretical work and applied study, the course is designed for undergraduate students interested in our department’s work and prepared to draw on social and political theory, cultural studies, textual analysis, ethnography, psychology, political economy, and cultural policy studies. We’ll be addressing such key questions as: the role of the state, media effects, and ideology. Throughout, we’ll consider the intersection of the social sciences and the humanities, asking questions in particular about the interrelationship of textual analysis, audience evaluation, and ethnography.

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Introduction to Television Studies

University of California at Riverside

TV has been a defining aspect of US and global life over the last six decades. Now it is said to be losing its centrality, as a result of audiences and profit margins being fractured through cable, satellite, and the internet. So we’ll harness the tools of TV studies both to comprehend the past and present and imagine the future. Combining theoretical work and applied study, the course is designed for undergraduate students interested in television and prepared to draw on social and political theory, cultural studies, textual analysis, ethnography, psychology, political economy, and cultural policy studies. We’ll be addressing such key televisual questions as: the role of the state, media effects, and ideology. Throughout, we’ll consider the intersection of the social sciences and the humanities, asking questions in particular about the interrelationship of textual analysis, audience evaluation, and ethnography.

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Global Holywood

University of California at Riverside

We address core issues to do with Hollywood’s international success: what is globalization and what is Hollywood?; Hollywood history; Hollywood around the world; cultural and media imperialism; audience choice and Hollywood’s future; cultural policy; the New International Division of Cultural Labor; and Latin American case studies.

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Politicas Culturales

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Lee la introducción del curso en español 

El concepto de cultura deriva del latín ‘colare’, que implica a la agricultura como parte de la subsistencia. Al mismo tiempo, con la división capitalista del trabajo, la cultura llegó tanto a significar una forma de instrumentalismo, como a negar dicha significación; por un lado, debido a la industrialización de la agricultura; y por el otro, por el cultivo del gusto individual.

En el siglo XVI ésta era una diferencia meramente heurística, que sin embargo llegó a ser sustantiva. Los diccionarios alemanes, franceses y españoles del siglo XVIII testifican un desplazamiento de sentido, en dirección del cultivo espiritual. Con la propagación de la alfabetización y la impresión, y el advenimiento de costumbres y leyes compartidas, administradas y juzgadas por la palabra, los textos culturales suplementaban y suplantaban la fuerza física en tanto instrumento de la autoridad. Hoy, la cultura está entendida como un recurso, un placer, y un factor en la soberanía.
En palabras de Néstor García Canclini, se necesita ‘dejar de concebir a los ministerios de cultura como secretarías de egresos y comenzar a verlos como fábricas de regalías, exportadoras de imagen, promotoras de empleos y dignidad nacional’ (2005).

 

Recreando la Nación

Escola de Comunicação da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

En este curso de post grado, examinaremos los éxitos de psicoanálisis, psicología, psicoterapia, psiquiatría, criminología, y farmacología en la creación de la “felicidad,” y el discurso de la cultura como un contra-recurso. Vamos a considerar la historia de la psi-función y su conexión a la iglesia, la economía, y la población, usando ideas de la teoría del discurso, la contra-psicología, la economía política, y la ciudadanía cultural, entre otras fuentes.

En cada clase, vamos a combinar información del profesor y de los alumnos—o sea, quiero un ambiente de intercambio, donde sea esencial que los alumnos arriben a cada clase con los artículos y libros leídos. En cada clase vamos a ver algunos videos que permitan avanzar en compartir perspectivas y gatillar discusiones entre todos y todas.

Previous Courses

Claremont Graduate U: Film and the Self (Graduate Students)*

U of Washington, Bothell: Formations of Cultural Studies (Graduate Students)*

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Art: Organization in Society*

U of California, Santa Cruz Global Understandings of Globalization (Kresge College)*

York U Seminar in Culture and Communications (Graduate Students)*

Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory, U of California Humanities Research Institute Creative Industries and the Humanities (Graduate Students and Faculty)

Australian Research Council Cultural Research Network Master Class Electronic Games, Cultural Citizenship and Popular Media

Annenberg Summer School in Methods and Statistics Textual Analysis (PhD Seminar)

U of California, Riverside Mass Media & Popular Culture, Gender & Sport, Step by Step to College Success*, Cultural Studies (PhD Seminar), Critical Theory (PhD Seminar), Media Sociology (PhD Seminar), Film & Media in Latin America*, Introduction to Television Studies, Introduction to Media & Cultural Studies

Susquehanna U Seminar in American Popular Literature*
Freshman Honors Seminar*

California State Polytechnic U Pomona Political Economy of the Media*

U of California San Diego Political Economy of Communication Systems*

U of Southern California Political Economy of Media*, Cultures of New Technology*,Television Studies*

City U of New York, Brooklyn College Global Television*

City U of New York, Graduate Center Introduction to Cultural Studies*

U of Illinois Introduction to Cultural Studies*, Social and Cultural Foundation of the Mass Media*,Technologies of the Self*, The Body,*Nineteenth-Century American Literature*, Writing Film Criticism*,

U of Minnesota Popular Culture and Mass Communication*,

California State U Fullerton Research Methods*

San Diego State U Introduction to Communication*

New York U Language of Television, Popular Culture and Everyday Life, Politics and Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Honors Seminar Writing Workshop*, Introduction to Graduate Studies in the Cinema (MA Lecture Course), Screen Cultural Studies (MA Pro-Seminar), Television and the Postmodern (PhD Seminar), Race, Gender, and Nation in Australian Cinema (MA/PhD Lecture Course), Popular Culture and Everyday Life (PhD Seminar), Cultural Theory and the Documentary (MA/PhD Lecture Course and Seminar), Politics and Film (MA/PhD Lecture Course), Directing (MFA Lecture Course)*, Techniques of the Self (PhD Seminar), Transnationalism (PhD Seminar), Cultural Policy (PhD Seminar), Dissertation Seminar (PhD Seminar), Social Theory and the Screen (PhD Seminar), Global Hollywood (MA/PhD Lecture Class), Paranoia and American Film*, The United States, Latin America, and the Media (MA Lecture Class)

Murdoch U Introduction to Screen Studies, Screen Texts, Popular Culture and Everyday Life, Australian Cinema, Introduction to Social and Political Theory, Introduction to Australian Political Institutions, Australian Studies, Television Institutions, Gender, Body and Performance*, Representation and Gender*, Social Semiotics*, Structure Thought and Reality*, Australian Cultural and Communication Policy*, Issues in Cultural Studies*, Language and Philosophy*, Advanced Radio*, Principles of Radio*, Learning Through the Arts*, Modern Social and Political Theory*, Evolution and Change*, Journalism and Society*, and Issues in Public Policy*

Griffith U Film and Media Texts, Film and Media Institutions, Theories of the Media, Film and Politics II, and Contemporary Culture*

U of New South Wales Introductory Sociology and Theories of Culture

Curtin U of Technology Capitalist Societies, Language and Culture*, Alternative Cinema*, and Exile, Education and the Road*

Queensland College of Art Graduate Diploma in Art*

Queensland U of Technology Writing and Communication Theory, Australian Media Institutions*, Signs and Meanings*, and Creative Industries*

U of Technology, Sydney Master Class (PhD Seminar) Humanities and Social Sciences Honours Seminar* and Word and Text*

U of Queensland Government Honours Seminar*

Royal Military College Nineteenth Century AfricaNewcastle U Communication Studies Program*