Download Moral Markets: How Knowledge and Affluence Change Consumers by Nico Stehr PDF

By Nico Stehr

not anything impacts smooth society greater than the choices made available on the market, in particular (but not just) the judgments of shoppers. Stehr's designation of a brand new level in sleek societies with the time period "moral markets" signs one other improvement within the social evolution of markets. industry theories nonetheless extensively in use this day emerged in a society that now not exists. shoppers have been infrequently in facts in any respect in early theories of the industry. this day, turning out to be affluence, larger wisdom, and high-speed conversation between shoppers builds into notions of equity, harmony, atmosphere, overall healthiness, and political concerns imbued with a long term standpoint which could disrupt temporary targets of the easiest purchase. Importantly, such social objectives, person apprehensions, and modes of patron behavior turn into inscribed this day in services and products provided on the market, in addition to within the ideas and rules that govern marketplace family members. Stehr makes use of examples to demonstrate those tendencies and construct new idea becoming cutting-edge altering consumerism.

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Download The Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust by Mark I. Pinsky PDF

By Mark I. Pinsky

during this follow-up to his best-selling The Gospel in line with The Simpsons: The religious lifetime of the World's such a lot lively kin, faith journalist Mark Pinsky explores the position that the lively gains of The Walt Disney corporation have performed within the ethical and non secular improvement of generations of kids. Pinsky explores the non secular, ethical, and theological subject matters in 31 of the preferred Disney motion pictures, together with Snow White, Cinderella, attractiveness and the Beast, and the Lion King, and discovers what he calls the Disney Gospel: religion that strong will succeed, belief in your self and your folks, and a little of whatever magical. Pinsky additionally appears at fresh Disney advancements, together with the Nineteen Nineties boycott of Disney via the Southern Baptist conference, the effect of the subject parks on American tradition, and the function that CEO Michael Eisner has performed within the resurgence of the corporate because the mid-1980s.

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Download Women, Pleasure and the Gambling Experience: 0 by Emma Casey PDF

By Emma Casey

Drawing on a large variety of ancient and sociological literature, this ebook strains the typical playing reports of a various staff of girls. It offers attention-grabbing and unique insights into the pleasures afforded to ladies via their playing participation and attracts on a number of feminist literature to appreciate women's motivations and event of play, and to envision the ways that girls negotiate their correct to gamble with out reprimand. given that playing has a tendency to be framed inside of ethical discourses of probability and extra, this publication bargains a defence of women's judgements to gamble opposed to a frequently adversarial backdrop. It rewrites claims that playing is 'meaningless' and reckless spending, by means of pointing as an alternative to the hugely advanced ideas that ladies who gamble hire. Importantly, it provides to modern feminist debates approximately women's rest by way of displaying how girls grab keep an eye on in their lives in an effort to carve out a time and area for the pursuit of pleasure.

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Download Politische Bildung: Eine kritische Einführung (German by Fritz Reheis PDF

By Fritz Reheis

In keinem Bildungsbereich ist der Widerspruch zwischen Wort und Tat so offensichtlich wie bei der Politischen Bildung. Einerseits wird in Sonntagsreden beschworen, wie wichtig sie sei, da Menschen ja nicht als Demokraten geboren würden. Andererseits führen in den Stundentafeln die Fächer Politik, Gesellschaft, Sozialkunde ein absolutes Schattendasein. Das Buch will eine „Einführung“ und zugleich „kritisch“ sein. Als „Einführung“ wendet es sich an Praktiker der Politischen Bildung. Ihnen will es bei der kritischen Reflexion und Innovation ihrer Praxis helfen. Und an all jene, die sich auf diese Praxis vorbereiten. Als „kritisch“ versteht es sich, weil es Politische Bildung immer von zwei Seiten beleuchtet: von der Seite der Politik, additionally der Verhältnisse, und des Menschen, additionally des Verhaltens. Die Verhältnisse misst es dabei konsequent am Maßstab der Menschenwürde, das Verhalten am Maßstab der Mündigkeit.

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Download Media Franchising: Creative License and Collaboration in the by Derek Johnson PDF

"Johnson astutely finds that franchises aren't Borg-like assimilation machines, yet, quite, complex ecosystems during which inventive employees try to create compelling 'shared worlds.' This finely researched, step forward publication is a must-read for an individual looking a worldly realizing of the modern media industry."

—Heather Hendershot, writer of What's reasonable at the Air?: chilly warfare Right-Wing Broadcasting and the general public Interest

 

While instantly recognizable in the course of the U.S. and plenty of different nations, media mainstays like X-Men, megastar Trek, and Transformers completed such familiarity via consistent reincarnation. In each one case, the preliminary good fortune of a unmarried product ended in a long term include of media franchising—a dynamic technique within which media staff from various business positions shared in and reproduced commonly used cultureacross tv, movie, comics, video games, and merchandising.

 

In Media Franchising, Derek Johnson examines the company tradition in the back of those creation practices, in addition to the collaborative and artistic efforts excited by conceiving, maintaining, and sharing highbrow houses in media paintings worlds. Challenging connotations of homogeneity, Johnson exhibits how the cultural and commercial good judgment of franchising has inspired media industries to reimagine creativity as a chance for alternate between manufacturers, licensees, and evenconsumers. Drawing on case reviews and interviews with media manufacturers, he finds the significant identities, cultural hierarchies, and struggles for contrast that accompany collaboration inside those construction networks.
Media Franchising
provides a nuanced portrait of the collaborative cultural creation embedded in either the media
industries and our personal day-by-day lives.

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