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Food safety policy and politics upset
Ed Randall

2 Salmonella and media intrusion: food safety policy and politics upset Background to a great British food scare The career of one British politician, the former Conservative MP Edwina Currie, is more closely associated with food scares in Britain than that of any other. In the closing weeks of 1988 Edwina Currie (then a junior minister at the Department of Health) gave a short interview that was broadcast on national television. Just one sentence from her brief TV interview was decisive in influencing what would become the lead news item across Britain in the

in Food, risk and politics
Armin Schäfer

The concept of media in Beckett has to be defined as neither a form of representation nor as a technical apparatus, nor as a symbolic system but, rather, as a means to render something visible and audible that would otherwise be beyond perception or the scope of attention. If we begin to inquire into what Beckett has to say to media studies about the vexed question of how the concept of media can be defined, the issue of exhaustion will arise. Exhaustion is to human subjects what Beckett's works are to media. From the perspective of

in Beckett and media
Understanding perceptions of Muslims in the news

This book considers how the coverage of Islam and Muslims in the press informs the thoughts and actions of non-Muslims. As media plays an important role in society, analysing its influence(s) on a person’s ideas and conceptualisations of people with another religious persuasion is important. News reports commonly feature stories discussing terrorism, violence, the lack of integration and compatibility, or other unwelcome or irrational behaviour by Muslims and Islam. Yet there is little research on how non-Muslims actually engage with, and are affected by, such reports. To address this gap, a content and discourse analysis of news stories was undertaken; verbal narratives or thoughts and actions of participants were then elicited using interviews and focus groups. The participant accounts point towards the normativity of news stories and their negotiated reception patterns. Individual orientations towards the media as an information source proved to be a significant factor behind the importance of news reports, with individually negotiated personal encounters with Muslims or Islam further affecting the meaning-making process. Participants negotiated media reports to fit their existing outlook on Islam and Muslims. This outlook was constructed through, and simultaneously supported by, news reports about Muslims and Islam. The findings suggest a co-dependency and co-productivity between news reports and participant responses. This research clearly shows that participant responses are (re)productions of local and personal contextuality, where the consequences of socially constructed depictions of Islam and Muslims engage rather than influence individual human thoughts and actions.

Martin Harries

of address to the spectator must be understood in relation to histories of media. Beckett's work inside and against the media surround in which his plays were first staged offers an example of a technique typical of his theatrical work: the proscenium, the frame of the old medium, becomes the object of what Brecht called Umfunktionierung . Apparently unchanged, same as it ever was, the proscenium, in Beckett's theatre, undergoes a refunctioning, precisely as a result of Beckett's encounter with mass media that had remade culture. To summarise

in Beckett and media
Chandrika Kaul

Introduction That media is central to John MacKenzie’s intellectual interests is apparent from any reading of his first two foundational books in the Studies in Imperialism series, as well as from his subsequent writings (and indeed the works of several other contributors to the Series). It is also explicitly acknowledged in early mission statements, where we read how the

in Writing imperial histories
Tinne Claes and Katrin Pilz

of the hygienist movement or the rise of mass media, their findings do not always fully apply to the Belgian sociopolitical context. From existing case studies we know that local specificities are crucial to understand the transformation of medical knowledge. For example, Peeters has suggested that humoral representations of the body adhered to the worldview of many Catholic

in Medical histories of Belgium
Towards a digital Complete Works Edition
Dirk Van Hulle

a suitable test case to see how the digital CWE can help the reader navigate this intratextual web and test the research hypothesis; Beckett's long creative career, which spans more than fifty years and constitutes a rich and multifaceted oeuvre; the variety of genres and media (radio, TV, film) that Beckett practised throughout his life, which allows for building a model suitable for drama, poetry, prose fiction and critical essays, and which makes it relevant to research fields such as intermediality and media studies. Beckett's translingualism is yet another

in Beckett and media
Justin A. Joyce

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Graffiti, writing and coming-of-age in The Fortress of Solitude
James Peacock

or defeat the representational power of the written word. The second key term, which includes the first, is ‘remediation’. Although I am not, like them, interested in new digital media in this context, I draw on Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin’s understanding of remediation as a refashioning, repurposing or appropriation of one medium by or within another. If a modern digital medium such as the

in Jonathan Lethem
Aphra Kerr, Rebecca King-O’Riain, and Gavan Titley

3995 Migrations.qxd:text 5/8/13 11:39 Page 98 5 Transnational media networks and the ‘migration nation’ Aphra Kerr, Rebecca King-O’Riain and Gavan Titley Introduction: transnationalism and ‘integration’ While migration has become emblematic of an era of accelerated globalization in Ireland, public and political discourse rarely approaches migration and migrant lives with the same attention to connexity and flow evident in discussions of economic transformation, national ‘brand management’, and the banal and aspirational transnationalism of consumerist

in Migrations