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Heroes in a global world

Author: Susan J Drucker; Gary Gumpert
Publisher: Cresskill, N.J. : Hampton Press, ©2008.
Series: Hampton Press communication series., Mass communications and journalism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The studies in this volume support certain common, perhaps universal conclusions about heroes: All cultures have them; all cultures need them; who or what is considered heroic may vary from culture to culture; the heroes of a culture reflect or define culture values; communication is at the heart of hero creation and maintenance. This volume provides a survey and hopefully stimulates consideration of continuity and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heroes in a global world.
Cresskill, N.J. : Hampton Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608476082
Online version:
Heroes in a global world.
Cresskill, N.J. : Hampton Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)609062755
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan J Drucker; Gary Gumpert
ISBN: 1572736941 9781572736948 157273695X 9781572736955
OCLC Number: 148725172
Description: viii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The global communication environment of heroes / Susan Drucker & Gary Gumpert --
Heroes and/as communication / Lance Strate --
Global identification with celebrity heroes / William J. Brown & Benson P. Fraser --
U.S. and European heroism compared / John Dean --
From distant heroes to intimate friends : media and the metamorphosis of affection for public figures / Joshua Meyrowitz --
The wrinkle theory : the deconsecration of the hero / Gary Gumpert --
The two faces of Osama bin Laden : mass media representations as a force for evil and Arabic hero / Mahmoud Eid --
Female "heroe" at Ground Zero : verbal and visual accounts reconceptualize the "heroic" / Valerie Smith --
Heroes in a global world : an examination of traditional folkloric and mythic formulae for heroes and contemporary iterations / Susan Duffy --
A return of the "real?" discussions with children ages 5 to 13 about the contemporary hero / Cheryl Harris & Alison Alexander --
Defining the heroic in a context of Arab-Islamic values : a case study of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan of the UAE / Susan Swan & Timothy Walters --
Orality versus monotheism or media versus narratives : biblical heroes and the media environment of the spoken word / Eva Berger --
Menachem Begin : a hero's guiding vision / Sondra M. Rubenstein & Adam Ehrlich --
Hero or villain, but always a celebrity : John Paul II / Maria Way --
Gods in all things : media, culture, and cycles of heroic construction in Japan / Todd Holden --
Shrek as a test of the universality of the hero's quest / Steven C. Combs --
The mediated sports hero / Susan J. Drucker --
From hero to celebrity : the political economy of stardom / Philip Drake --
Celebrity law / Susan Drucker.
Series Title: Hampton Press communication series., Mass communications and journalism.
Responsibility: edited by Susan J. Drucker, Gary Gumpert.
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Support certain conclusions about heroes: All cultures have them; all cultures need them; and who or what is considered heroic may vary from culture to culture. This book provides a survey and  Read more...

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