Convergence Media History by Janet Staiger, Sabine Hake

By Janet Staiger, Sabine Hake

Convergence Media heritage explores the ways in which electronic convergence has greatly replaced the sector of media background. Writing media heritage isn't any longer an issue of charting the ancient improvement of somebody medium comparable to movie or tv. as an alternative, now that a variety of media from blockbuster movies to daily machine use intersect on a regular basis through convergence, students needs to locate new how you can write media heritage throughout a number of media codecs. This assortment of eighteen new essays through best media historians and students examines the problems this present day in writing media historical past and histories. every one essay addresses a unmarried medium—including movie, tv, ads, sound recording, new media, and more—and connects that categorical medium’s heritage to greater concerns for the sphere in writing multi-media or convergent histories. one of the volume’s issues are new media applied sciences and their impression on conventional techniques to media historical past; substitute bills of movie construction and exhibition, with a different emphasis on movie throughout a number of media systems; the altering relationships among audiences, enthusiasts, and shoppers inside of media tradition; and the globalization of our media tradition.

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It showed young people puffing away, inhaling deeply and blowing smoke around with obvious pleasure and always in settings that made the habit seem attractive” (47). 5 The male smoker was first and foremost a version of “the Marlboro Man” (Brandt 2007, 263–264): a rugged man of action, a man “who thinks for himself ” (CTCC 37). Whether he smoked alone, with other men, or with a woman, he consumed cigarettes with a decidedly masculine flair. Against this masculine backdrop, representations of women shifted more noticeably.

Crossfire’s success in urban markets—it was held over for weeks at the Rivoli Theater in New York—inspired the studio to make Boy with the Green Hair, an allegory about racial intolerance, directed by Joseph Losey. As the film entered postproduction, RKO’s controlling shares were sold to Howard Hughes, and the studio entered a distinctly new phase in its management. Consequently it abandoned the social problem film; Hughes even held up Boy with the Green Hair, hoping to revise the content. The historical scholarship on these films has tended toward two directions.

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