Medium Saga

Autore: M. p. Black
Editore:
ISBN: 9781520725307
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CONTIENE I ROMANZI: PERSA NEL TUO RIFLESSO E PERSA NEL TUO RICORDO.ROMANZO DESTINATO AD UN PUBBLICO ADULTO.PERSA NEL TUO RIFLESSO:Emmanuelle � una ragazza fragile, dal passato difficile. Dopo la morte prematura della madre, avvenuta in un terribile incidente automobilistico, decide di abbandonare l'universit� e si trasferisce col padre a Green Coast, in Cornovaglia, nell'antica e misteriosa villa della zia. Quando Emmanuelle scopre di essere una Medium potente, e di poter comunicare con l'affascinante spettro di Michael Chapman, intrappolato in uno specchio della villa, la sua vita inzier� a cambiare. Affiner� il carattere, tirer� fuori le unghie ed affronter� le difficolt� a testa alta. Combattuta tra l'affetto che la lega allo spettro e a quello passionale e "reale" per Anthony, unico erede della famiglia pi� abbiente di Green Coast, Emmanuelle dovr� scavare nella sua "esistenza" precedente, che la riporter� nell'Ottocento nei panni della Medium Mary Cornish, per riuscire a fermare l'uomo che vuole appropriarsi dei suoi poteri ma che, soprattutto, � determinato a farla sua.PERSA NEL TUO RICORDO:Emmanuelle Hill � riuscita a sopravvivere al Limbo, che si trova al di l� dello specchio magico, e all'attacco della Prima Strega. Il suo cuore � ancora diviso tra il dolce amore per lo spettro di Michael e quello appassionato per l'affascinante Anthony. Sempre pi� spesso, Emy si trover� a perdersi nei ricordi della sua vita passata e a fare i conti con i terribili scheletri chiusi nell'armadio della vecchia famiglia Chapman. Dopo aver finalmente scoperto l'identit� dell'uomo che la perseguita, per privarla dei suoi poteri e aprire cos� il varco tra il mondo dei vivi e quello dei morti, Emmanuelle, scavando a fondo nella sua esistenza precedente e scoprendo che Mary aveva stretto alleanza con una strega famosa dell'epoca, capir� infine come deve agire per ritornare finalmente a essere libera. Con l'aiuto della sua migliore amica Ette, escogiter� un piano terribile e pericoloso, che nessuna strega, prima di quel momento, ha mai messo in atto, e che potrebbe sconvolgere per sempre la sua esistenza.Nel secondo e ultimo libro di "Medium Saga", il mistero, l'horror e il thriller si sposano con la passione e un pizzico di eros, con un ritmo incalzante e una trama ricca di colpi di scena.Perch� niente, alla fine, � quello che sembra.

Global Television Formats

Autore: Tasha Oren
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135889503
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Winner of the 2013 SCMS Best Edited Collection Award For decades, television scholars have viewed global television through the lens of cultural imperialism, focusing primarily on programs produced by US and UK markets and exported to foreign markets. Global Television Formats revolutionizes television studies by de-provincializing its approach to media globalization. It re-examines dominant approaches and their legacies of global/local and center/periphery, and offers new directions for understanding television’s contemporary incarnations. The chapters in this collection take up the format phenomena from around the globe, including the Middle East, Western and Eastern Europe, South and West Africa, South and East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, North America, South America, and the Caribbean. Contributors address both little known examples and massive global hits ranging from the Idol franchise around the world, to telenovelas, dance competitions, sports programming, reality TV, quiz shows, sitcoms and more. Looking to global television formats as vital for various cultural meanings, relationships, and structures, this collection shows how formats can further our understanding of television and the culture of globalization at large.

Liquid Modernity

Autore: Zygmunt Bauman
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 074565701X
Grandezza: 40,71 MB
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In this new book, Bauman examines how we have moved away from a 'heavy' and 'solid', hardware-focused modernity to a 'light' and 'liquid', software-based modernity. This passage, he argues, has brought profound change to all aspects of the human condition. The new remoteness and un-reachability of global systemic structure coupled with the unstructured and under-defined, fluid state of the immediate setting of life-politics and human togetherness, call for the rethinking of the concepts and cognitive frames used to narrate human individual experience and their joint history. This book is dedicated to this task. Bauman selects five of the basic concepts which have served to make sense of shared human life - emancipation, individuality, time/space, work and community - and traces their successive incarnations and changes of meaning. Liquid Modernity concludes the analysis undertaken in Bauman's two previous books Globalization: The Human Consequences and In Search of Politics. Together these volumes form a brilliant analysis of the changing conditions of social and political life by one of the most original thinkers writing today.

At Swim Two Birds

Autore: Flann O'Brien
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141956372
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Flann O'Brien's first novel is a brilliant impressionistic jumble of ideas, mythology and nonsense. Operating on many levels it incorporates plots within plots, giving full rein to O'Brien's dancing intellect and Celtic wit. The undergraduate narrator lives with his uncle in Dublin, drinks too much with his friends and invents stories peopled with hilarious and unlikely characters, one of whom, in a typical O'Brien conundrum, creates a means by which women can give birth to full-grown people. Flann O'Brien's blend of farce, satire and fantasy result in a remarkable, astonishingly innovative book.

Convergence Culture

Autore: Henry Jenkins
Editore: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814742815
Grandezza: 76,49 MB
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White Cargo is the forgotten story of the thousands of Britons who lived and died in bondage in Britain’s American colonies. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, more than 300,000 white people were shipped to America as slaves. Urchins were swept up from London’s streets to labor in the tobacco fields, where life expectancy was no more than two years. Brothels were raided to provide “breeders” for Virginia. Hopeful migrants were duped into signing as indentured servants, unaware they would become personal property who could be bought, sold, and even gambled away. Transported convicts were paraded for sale like livestock. Drawing on letters crying for help, diaries, and court and government archives, Don Jordan and Michael Walsh demonstrate that the brutalities usually associated with black slavery alone were perpetrated on whites throughout British rule. The trade ended with American independence, but the British still tried to sell convicts in their former colonies, which prompted one of the most audacious plots in Anglo-American history. This is a saga of exploration and cruelty spanning 170 years that has been submerged under the overwhelming memory of black slavery. White Cargo brings the brutal, uncomfortable story to the surface.

Interactive Storytelling For Video Games

Autore: Josiah Lebowitz
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113612733X
Grandezza: 72,99 MB
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What really makes a video game story interactive? What's the best way to create an interactive story? How much control should players be given? Do they really want that control in the first place? Do they even know what they want-or are their stated desires at odds with the unconscious preferences? All of these questions and more are examined in this definitive book on interactive storytelling for video games. You'll get detailed descriptions of all major types of interactive stories, case studies of popular games (including Bioshock, Fallout 3, Final Fantasy XIII, Heavy Rain, and Metal Gear Solid), and how players interact with them, and an in-depth analysis of the results of a national survey on player storytelling preferences in games. You'll get the expert advice you need to generate compelling and original game concepts and narratives.With Interactive Storytelling for Video Games, you'll:

Cosmopolis

Autore: Don DeLillo
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743244257
Grandezza: 79,83 MB
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A brilliant billionaire asset manager, en route via white stretch limo to the local haircutter, finds his trip interrupted by a presidential motorcade, music idol's funeral, movie set, and violent political demonstration, and receives a number of important visitors in the fields of security, technology, currency, finance, and theory. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Alternative Modernity

Autore: Andrew Feenberg
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520915701
Grandezza: 41,79 MB
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In this new collection of essays, Andrew Feenberg argues that conflicts over the design and organization of the technical systems that structure our society shape deep choices for the future. A pioneer in the philosophy of technology, Feenberg demonstrates the continuing vitality of the critical theory of the Frankfurt School. He calls into question the anti-technological stance commonly associated with its theoretical legacy and argues that technology contains potentialities that could be developed as the basis for an alternative form of modern society. Feenberg's critical reflections on the ideas of Jürgen Habermas, Herbert Marcuse, Jean-François Lyotard, and Kitaro Nishida shed new light on the philosophical study of technology and modernity. He contests the prevalent conception of technology as an unstoppable force responsive only to its own internal dynamic and politicizes the discussion of its social and cultural construction. This argument is substantiated in a series of compelling and well-grounded case studies. Through his exploration of science fiction and film, AIDS research, the French experience with the "information superhighway," and the Japanese reception of Western values, he demonstrates how technology, when subjected to public pressure and debate, can incorporate ethical and aesthetic values.

Trauma And Guilt

Autore: Susanne Vees-Gulani
Editore: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110178081
Grandezza: 80,96 MB
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Review text: "Vees-Guilinai has made a useful, insightful, and welcome contribution to the critical debate."Scott Denham in: H-Net Reviews 2005.

The Pisan Cantos

Autore: Ezra Pound
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811215589
Grandezza: 23,87 MB
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At last, a definitive, paperback edition of Ezra Pound's finest work.