Inhaltsangabe:Zusammenfassung: Diese Diplomarbeit befasst sich mit zwei Kernthemen, einerseits geht es um die Semiotik und andererseits um Werbung, die als Massenkommunikationsmittel wesentlich zur Verbreitung von Ideologien beiträgt. Das Hauptaugenmerk der Arbeit liegt auf der kritischen Untersuchung von Werbebildern mit Bezug auf diskriminierende und stereotype Frauenbilder und auf einer detaillierten semiotischen Analyse von Werbebildern. Dem analytischen Teil dieser Diplomarbeit geht eine umfassende theoretische Einleitung, die sich aus den Hauptkapiteln 'Kommunikation und Ideologie' und 'Werbung' zusammen setzt, voraus. 'Kommunikation und Ideologie' befasst sich mit der Geschichte der Semiotik und den Theorien wesentlicher Wissenschaftler der modernen Semiotik, in weiterer Folge werden die Grundzüge von Subjektivität und ideologischen Prozessen erörtert. Das Werbekapitel setzt sich aus den Themenbereichen Geschichte der Werbung, wirtschaftliche und kommunikative Ziele des Werbemarktes, Sexismus und stereotype Darstellungen der Geschlechter zusammen. Im letzten Teil dieses Kapitels erfolgt eine Erfassung und Beschreibung bildlicher und sprachlicher Elemente mit deren Hilfe Print-Werbung semiotisch analysiert werden können. Der analytische Teil dieser Diplomarbeit setzt sich aus einer quantitativen und einer qualitativen Analyse von Werbebildern zusammen. Die quantitativen Analyse, die rund 160 Werbungen umfasst, soll einen Überblick darüber geben, wie oft Frauen, Männer und Produkte im Verhältnis zueinander abgebildet sind und die Frage klären, ob es geschlechterspezifische Produktbereiche gibt. Die qualitativen Analyse spaltet sich in zwei Bereiche auf. Im ersten Teil geht es darum, rund vierzig Werbungen gemäß ihrer frauenfeindlichen Inhalte den unterschiedlichsten Kategorien von Sexismus und Diskriminierung zuzuordnen und zu interpretieren. Der erste Teil der qualitativen Analyse wird durch eine zweite, semiotische Analyse von Bild- und Textelementen, die zehn Werbebilder umfasst, abgerundet. Am Ende der Diplomarbeit werden die gesamten Ergebnisse der Analyse nochmals zusammengefasst und außerdem wird der ideologische Einfluss den die Werbung auf die Gesellschaft hat, kritisch beleuchtet werden. Abstract: This thesis covers two main subjects by dealing with semiotics and focusing on advertising. The mass-medium advertising helps spread ideologies. One of the two main objectives of this thesis is the analysis of discriminating and [...]
From Cinderella to comic con to colonialism and more, this companion provides readers with a comprehensive and current guide to the fantastic, uncanny, and wonderful worlds of the fairy tale across media and cultures. It offers a clear, detailed, and expansive overview of contemporary themes and issues throughout the intersections of the fields of fairy-tale studies, media studies, and cultural studies, addressing, among others, issues of reception, audience cultures, ideology, remediation, and adaptation. Examples and case studies are drawn from a wide range of pertinent disciplines and settings, providing thorough, accessible treatment of central topics and specific media from around the globe.
Pre-University Paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,0, Maria-Ward-Gymnasium Augsburg, language: English, abstract: A woman rushes across the screen, cleaning the floor with the latest “turbo power 3” multifunction vacuum cleaner, feeds her baby with the new and improved baby formula and marvels at her almost blindingly clean dishes, then turns to the camera with a smile on her face that suggests she could not imagine a more satisfying life. This description might sound a little old fashioned and restricting, but it is commonly conveyed to us through advertising, even today. Is this truly the concept we have of modern women? Has not the women’s movement brought about more change than just in legal status? As advertising is one of the most powerful educational mediums in modern society, the image of women it conveys is not only quite interesting, but also of great importance. There is such an overload of advertising surrounding us; we’re bombarded daily with a vast amount on the radio, TV, online, on billboards, in magazines, even on the most common things like a pen—there is no way to escape its influence. Advertising’s key objective is making money; selling an image of perfection to consumers makes great business sense, because it sends people on a never-ending quest, trying to achieve the impossible, all the while spending endless amounts of money. Advertising does not only sell a product, but, through stereotyped characters, also provides us with an exemplary way of life. The concepts of beauty, love, and normalcy it promotes, might have changed in the course of 40 years, but the central message remains the same, “you have to buy this or otherwise you will be unacceptable”. It seems that in the 21st century, women’s emancipation is an issue that should long since have been checked off the list as accomplished. The great effect of the feminist movement, with better educated, working women, participating in every aspect of life, is undeniable, yet the influence it has had on advertising’s portrayal of women remains questionable. Have stereotypes been banished, did they evolved or maybe even stay the same? The focus is on the 1950s and the 1990s as representative decades for the pre-and post-feminist attitudes, in order to explore the truth of advertising and finally be able to answer the question: does advertising’s image of women match their place in society?
This two-volume encyclopedia explores representations of people of color in American television. It includes overview essays on early, classic, and contemporary television and the challenges, developments, and participation of people of color on and behind the screen. Covering five decades, this encyclopedia highlights how race has shaped television and how television has shaped society. Offering critical analysis of moments and themes throughout television history, Race in American Television shines a spotlight on key artists of color, prominent shows, and the debates that have defined television since the Civil Rights Movement. This book also examines the ways in which television has been a site for both reproduction of stereotypes and resistance to them, providing a basis for discussion about American racial issues. This set provides a significant resource for students and fans of television alike, not only educating but also empowering readers with the necessary tools to consume and watch the small screen and explore its impact on the evolution of racial and ethnic stereotypes in U.S. culture and beyond. Understanding the history of American television contributes to deeper knowledge and potentially helps us to better apprehend the plethora of diverse shows and programs on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and other platforms today. Offers accessible yet critical discussions of television culture Provides historic understanding of the contributions of significant artists of color to the history of American television Discusses a diversity of shows as well as debates and themes central to the history of American television
In the increasingly competitive global market, successful and meaningful intercultural advertising plays a key role in reaching out to consumers from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. Therefore, it is crucial for individuals and businesses to be able to navigate the field of marketing communications to cut through the noise in a consumerist society to persuade their target audience. The Role of Language and Symbols in Promotional Strategies and Marketing Schemes provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of the power of words and symbols used in promotional strategies and marketing schemes. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as shock advertising, branding, and celebrity endorsement, this book is ideally designed for marketers, managers, business professionals, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on the use of language and symbols in marketing tactics.
Reminding us that the road to the complete empowerment of women in India is a long one, this book focuses on the globalization experiences of women from the Indian urban middle class. It covers reconstructing gender, violence, media, neo-liberal globalization, information and communication technologies, and politics.
Advertising and Reality: A Global Study of Representation and Content offers, for the first time, an extensive study of the way our life is represented in advertising. Leading scholars from different countries, who specialize in marketing communication and media studies, review and analyze different advertising contents and give us a truly cross-cultural view of the matter. Among the contents that are thoroughly discussed throughout the book one finds sexuality, violence, family activities, gender roles, vocations, minorities roles, periodical reconstruction and more. This book provides an up-to-date picture of the way modern life is portrayed in the most popular format of marketing communication worldwide.
This book is among the first to combine a historical view of media texts with a critical look at their textual diversity today. The thirteen chapters cover corpora of early news-papers and pamphlets, present-day news stories and commentaries, TV talk shows and commercials as well as internet presentations. The studies focus on the wide range of text types in 18th century newspapers and the interpersonal strategies of pamphlets; they pursue the development of the persuasive potential of headlines and advertisements right down to the sophisticated postmodernist and multilingual examples of today. Other topics are the definition and structure of news stories and commentaries, the interpersonal and multi-modal aspects of talkshows, and more radically, the questioning of the journalist's role in the age of the internet. Generally the stress is on the attention-getting side of media texts rather than on the manipulative qualities investigated by critical discourse analysis.
Based on studies conducted in the UK and USA, this book investigates the experiences of suppliers and consumers of masculinized domestic services, exploring issues such as increasing inequality, migration, the rise of commoditized domestic services, contemporary masculinities and the gendering of paid work.
This book addresses the need for a systematic approach to the study of identities. It explores the potential of drawing conclusions about linguistic identities through analysis of source and target versions of texts. It focuses on English-Greek translation contexts and brings in evidence from other language pairs. It investigates systematic variation in three genres (press, EU and literary/theatre translation contexts) to trace signs of intercultural difference inscribed in text that may be part of the source or target identity. It, thus highlights the potential of translation to enlighten research on identity and contributes insights into interdisciplinary projects on intercultural difference. This book has a consciousness-raising intention, in that it seeks to enhance linguistic identity awareness and shed light on its development.
This indispensable study offers an in-depth analysis of advertising in developing and emerging economies as they join the global market and seek to improve the socio-economic condition of their citizens. Advertising in Developing and Emerging Countries illustrates the challenges and opportunities for advertising in these countries, and explores their critical relationship with developed economies with a multifaceted analysis of the role of advertising in an interdependent global economy. The contributors, academic and professional, with world wide experiences, examine the unique political, cultural and religious systems that affect advertising in a country, in both Western and non-Western contexts, and chart the consequences of its development from democratization to privatization to cultural hegemony. Emmanuel C. Alozie has put together an essential and unique book for scholars and students of public relations, advertising, marketing, media and international studies, as well as practitioners, those teaching and undertaking professional courses, and researchers in this critical field.
New Trends in Translation and Cultural Identity is a collection of thirty enlightening articles that will stimulate deep reflection for those interested in translation and cultural identity and will be an essential resource for scholars, teachers and students working in the field. From a broad range of different theoretical perspectives and frameworks, the authors provide a multicultural reflection on translation issues, fostering intercultural communication, knowledge and understanding, crucial to effective transfer and intercultural exchange within the “global village”.