Book Title : Citizen Journalism
Author : Stuart Allan
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release Date : 2009
Pages : 277
ISBN : 1433102951
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Citizen Journalism Summary : Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives examines the spontaneous actions of ordinary people, caught up in extraordinary events, who felt compelled to adopt the role of a news reporter. This collection of twenty-one original, thought-provoking chapters investigates citizen journalism in the West, including the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia, as well as its development in a variety of other national contexts around the globe, including Brazil, China, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Palestine, South Korea, Vietnam, and even Antarctica. It engages with several of the most significant topics for this important area of inquiry from fresh, challenging perspectives. Its aim is to assess the contribution of citizen journalism to crisis reporting, and to encourage new forms of dialogue and debate about how it may be improved in future.

Book Title : The Making of Citizen Kane Revised Edition
Author : Orson Welles
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Date : 1996-10-24
Pages : 182
ISBN : 0520205677
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Making of Citizen Kane Revised Edition Summary : Citizen Kane, widely considered the greatest film ever made, continues to fascinate critics and historians as well as filmgoers. While credit for its genius has traditionally been attributed solely to its director, Orson Welles, Carringer's pioneering study documents the shared creative achievements of Welles and his principal collaborators. The Making of Citizen Kane, copiously illustrated with rare photographs and production documents, also provides an in-depth view of the operations of the Hollywood studio system. This new edition includes a revised preface and overview of criticism, an updated chronology of the film's reception history, a reconsideration of the locus of responsibility of Welles's ill-fated The Magnificent Ambersons, and new photographs.

đź“’Entertaining The Citizen by Liesbet van Zoonen

Book Title : Entertaining the Citizen
Author : Liesbet van Zoonen
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2005
Pages : 181
ISBN : 074252907X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Entertaining the Citizen Summary : Can politics be combined with entertainment? Can political involvement and participation be fun? Politics and popular culture are converging all the time, whether it's in Arnold Schwarzenegger's election as governor of California or in political television dramas and movies like The West Wing and Dave. This book encourages readers to think about how links between entertainment and politics have the potential to rejuvenate citizenship, endorse civic values, and sustain civic commitment. Instead of discarding the popular as irrelevant or dangerous to the democratic process, Liesbet van Zoonen shows us the possibilities for increasing political knowledge and participation through the arenas of politics and popular music, political "soaps," political television dramas, and politicians as celebrities. A first-rate starting point for debate, Entertaining the Citizen will stimulate and entertain students and general readers alike.

đź“’Global Citizen Action by Michael Edwards

Book Title : Global Citizen Action
Author : Michael Edwards
Publisher : Lynne Rienner Publishers
Release Date : 2001
Pages : 328
ISBN : 1555879934
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Global Citizen Action Summary : Part 4: Lessons Learned

Book Title : Citizen Competence and Democratic Institutions
Author : Stephen L. Elkin
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release Date : 2010-11-01
Pages :
ISBN : 0271042435
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Citizen Competence and Democratic Institutions Summary :

Book Title : The Size of Municipalities Efficiency and Citizen Participation
Author :
Publisher : Council of Europe
Release Date : 1995-01-01
Pages : 213
ISBN : 9287126585
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“’Citizen Engagement by Katherine A. Graham

Book Title : Citizen Engagement
Author : Katherine A. Graham
Publisher : Institute of Public Administration of Canada
Release Date : 1998-01-01
Pages : 242
ISBN : 0920715788
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“’Citizen Teacher by Kate Rousmaniere

Book Title : Citizen Teacher
Author : Kate Rousmaniere
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release Date :
Pages : 283
ISBN : 0791483096
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Citizen Teacher Summary : The first book-length biography of Margaret Haley (1861–1939) focuses on her political vision, her activities as a public school activist, and her life as a charismatic woman leader.

đź“’Citizen And Subject by Mahmood Mamdani

Book Title : Citizen and Subject
Author : Mahmood Mamdani
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Date : 1996
Pages : 353
ISBN : 0691027935
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Citizen and Subject Summary : In analyzing the obstacles to democratization in post- independence Africa, Mahmood Mamdani offers a bold, insightful account of colonialism's legacy--a bifurcated power that mediated racial domination through tribally organized local authorities, reproducing racial identity in citizens and ethnic identity in subjects. Many writers have understood colonial rule as either "direct" (French) or "indirect" (British), with a third variant--apartheid--as exceptional. This benign terminology, Mamdani shows, masks the fact that these were actually variants of a despotism. While direct rule denied rights to subjects on racial grounds, indirect rule incorporated them into a "customary" mode of rule, with state-appointed Native Authorities defining custom. By tapping authoritarian possibilities in culture, and by giving culture an authoritarian bent, indirect rule (decentralized despotism) set the pace for Africa; the French followed suit by changing from direct to indirect administration, while apartheid emerged relatively later. Apartheid, Mamdani shows, was actually the generic form of the colonial state in Africa. Through case studies of rural (Uganda) and urban (South Africa) resistance movements, we learn how these institutional features fragment resistance and how states tend to play off reform in one sector against repression in the other. Reforming a power that institutionally enforces tension between town and country, and between ethnicities, is the key challenge for anyone interested in democratic reform in Africa.

Book Title : Orson Welles s Citizen Kane
Author : James Naremore
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date : 2004
Pages : 291
ISBN : 0195158911
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Orson Welles s Citizen Kane Summary : Citizen Kane is arguably the most admired and significant film since the advent of talking pictures. No other film is quite so interesting from both artistic and political points of view. To study it even briefly is to learn a great deal about American history, motion-picture style, and the literary aspects of motion-picture scripts. Rather than a sterile display of critical methodologies, James Naremore has gathered a set of essays that represent the essential writings on the film. It gives the reader a lively set of critical interpretations, together with the necessary production information, historical background, and technical understanding to comprehend the film's larger cultural significance. Selections range from the anecdotal --Peter Bogdanovich's interview with Orson Welles--to the critical, with discussions on the scripts and sound track, and a discussion of what accounts for the film's enduring popularity. Contributors include James Naremore, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Robert L. Carringer, Francois Thomas, Michael Denning, Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen, and Paul Arthur. "