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Dissertation – Part 6

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11. Conclusion The overall objective of this study has been to discredit any notion that Europeans, even more so than Americans themselves, buy … Continue reading

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Dissertation – Part 5

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11. Analysis – Case Study The highly acclaimed television series ‘The Wire’ portrays the gritty – and mostly neglected – reality that exists “hidden … Continue reading

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Dissertation – Part 4

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11. Methodology The objective for this research has been clearly outlined as an attempt to refute Dell’Orto’s claims. She suggests that Europeans will continue … Continue reading

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Dissertation – Part 3

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11. Literature Review The key text as regards this research – ‘The Hidden Power of the American Dream: Why Europe’s Shaken Confidence in … Continue reading

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Dissertation – Part 1

British Consumers and the American Dream: A Study of American Media Production and British Consumption Trends Post 9/11.  Abstract History has repeatedly demonstrated that Europeans are habitual consumers of American products – Disney, McDonald’s, Starbucks and Coca Cola but to name … Continue reading

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Contemporary Television and Convergence – The X Files

When The X-Files was first broadcast in 1993, there was already a sense of what was to come in the way of convergence – but not much more than that. The World Wide Web had only recently gone live, whilst … Continue reading

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The Divide Between Popular Culture and High Culture

Since the eighteenth century the word ‘culture’, derived from the Latin word ‘cultura’, has been defined and re-defined successively on par with the modernisation of societies. Consequently, Raymond Williams (1976: P25) describes the term as one of the most complicated … Continue reading

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Interpellation, Hegemony, and the Media Industry

Throughout the history of the media industry, there has been much progression in terms of technological evolution, audience perception, and in the modernisation of the regulations that govern such institutions.  But there are some aspects of the media industry that … Continue reading

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The Significance of Sound

Media texts historically, have often incorporated other media texts within themselves, therefore redefining their meaning.  Books for example, have always benefited from illustrations and photographs to help convey a meaning, whilst the internet (more obviously), has swiftly been transformed into … Continue reading

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