Narratives in Popular Culture, Media, and Everyday Life

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Sage Publications, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 200 pages
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Arthur Asa Berger's newest work, Narratives in Popular Culture, Media, and Everyday Life elucidates narrative theory and applies it to the reader's everyday experience with popular forms of mass media. Many professionals in the social sciences today have developed great interest in narratives and the insights they can provide about people. This one-of-a-kind book helps to interpret narratives while bringing the analysis down to an accessible level. The first part of the volume defines and examines narrative theorists and narrative techniques--a glossary in chapter four defines key terms and concepts. The second half considers the narrative elements of dreams, fairy tales, comics, television, novels, radio, film, and everyday life. Berger's conversational style and illuminating application of narrative technique encourage readers to recognize how narratives shape the media as well as one's own perceptions.

Students and professionals in popular culture, media studies, mass communication, and film studies will enjoy Narratives in Popular Culture, Media, and Everyday Life's treatment of popular texts and films, as well as its easy-to-read format.

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to each and every one, it's their own story of life. this dramatic story is what berger referred to as a narrative. life is filled with stories to live and stories to adopt. popular culture is the ... Read full review

Contents

The Nature of Narratives
1
Narration and Narratives
7
The Place of Narratives in the Media
14
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Arthur Asa Berger is Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University, where he taught between 1965 and 2003.. He has published more than 100 articles, numerous book reviews, and more than 60 books. Among his latest books are The Academic Writerís Toolkit: A Userís Manual (2008), What Objects Mean: An Introduction to Material Culture (2009), Bali Tourism (2010), Tourism in Japan: An Ethno-Semiotic Analysis (2010), The Culture Theoristís Book of Quotations (2010) and The Objects of Our Affection: Semiotics and Consumer Culture (2010). He has also written a number of academic mysteries such as Durkheim is Dead: Sherlock Holmes is Introduced to Sociological Theory (2003) and Mistake in Identity: A Cultural Studies Murder Mystery (2005). His books have been translated into nine languages and a dozen of his books have been translated into Chinese . Professor Berger is married, has two children, four grandchildren, and lives in Mill Valley, California.

His e-mail address is arthurasaberger@gmail.com

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