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Miller, Toby 1958-

Works: 95 works in 493 publications in 4 languages and 12,990 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Interviewer, Publishing director
Classifications: HM623, 791.4301
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Toby Miller
Most widely held works by Toby Miller
A companion to film theory by Robert Stam( Book )

46 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of specially commissioned work by experts in the field of film studies sketches the field in an international way. It examines the relationship of cinema studies to other forms of knowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, and literature."--Jacket
The television genre book by Glen Creeber( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As with film, genre is central to the industry and visual form that is television. This book provides an introduction to the subject's core debates, issues and concerns. Fully illustrated, it is accompanied by selected guides and bibliographies
Television studies by Toby Miller( Book )

38 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text outlines the theories and approaches to the study of television in a systematic and accessible form for students. The book is divided into four sections: forms of knowledge, audiences, gender, and race
Sportsex by Toby Miller( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sportsex examines the landscape of sports writ global. And it is about the way sport allows men and women - but mostly men - to consider their looks, their vitality, and their relationship to their gender in ways that in any other context would be considered taboo." "Miller pays particular attention to the way celebrity is considered around the world through a number of different athletic activities. Along the way he also offers his own personal connection to sport as both a researcher and recipient of its abuses and pleasures."--Jacket
Film and theory : an anthology by Robert Stam( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology aims to offer a collection of provocative and influential writings on film theory. Rather than look at film theory in terms of schools and allegiances, it investigates questions and problematics such as what is the cinema, what is realism and what does the spectator want?
Global Hollywood by M. E Müller( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why is Hollywood so successful? This book aims to address the vacuum left by textual analysis by turning to political economy, cultural studies and cultural policy analysis to highlight the material actors underlying this artistic success. These factors, argue the authors, include "hidden" subsidies, copyright limitations, relocation of cultural production, marjketing, distribution and exhibition. The book challenges the simplicities of the cultural imperialist model and Hollywood's free market rhetoric to re-theorize the continued and expanding success of the Hollywood cinema industry
A companion to literature and film by Toby Miller( Book )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together the latest work in cultural studies, providing a synopsis of critical trends. It is designed to stimulate debate even as it acts as an introduction. It asks the question: what is cultual studies and what is not?
Cultural citizenship : cosmopolitanism, consumerism, and television in a neoliberal age by Toby Miller( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to be a "citizen" today, in an age of unbridled consumerism, terrorism, militarism, and multinationalism? In this passionate and dazzling book, Toby Miller dares to answer this question with the depth of thought it deserves. Fast-moving and far-ranging, Cultural Citizenship blends fact, theory, observation, and speculation in a way that continually startles and engages the reader. Although he is unabashedly liberal in his politics, Miller is anything but narrow minded. He looks at media coverage of September 11th and the Iraq invasion as well as "infotainment"--Such as Food and Weather channels-to see how U.S. TV is serving its citizens as part of "the global commodity chain." Repeatedly revealing the crushing grip of the invisible hand of television, Miller shows us what we have given up in our drive to acquire and to "belong." For far too long, "cultural citizenship" has been a concept invoked without content. With the publication of this book, it has at last been given flesh and substance
Greening the media by Richard Maxwell( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You will never look at your cell phone, TV, or computer the same way after reading this book. Greening the Media not only reveals the dirty secrets that hide inside our favorite electronic devices; it also takes apart the myths that have pushed these gadgets to the center of our lives. Marshaling an astounding array of economic, environmental, and historical facts, Maxwell and Miller debunk the idea that information and communication technologies (ITC) are clean and ecologically benign. The authors show how the physical reality of making, consuming, and discarding them is rife with toxic ingredients, poisonous working conditions, and hazardous waste. But all is not lost. As the title suggests, Maxwell and Miller dwell critically on these environmental problems in order to think creatively about ways to solve them. They enlist a range of potential allies in this effort to foster greener media-from green consumers to green citizens, with stops along the way to hear from exploited workers, celebrities, and assorted bureaucrats. Ultimately, Greening the Media rethinks the status of print and screen technologies, opening new lines of historical and social analysis of ICT, consumer electronics, and media production"--Provided by publisher
Technologies of truth : cultural citizenship and the popular media by Toby Miller( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world ever more complex and media-saturated, what is the value of the truth? In Technologies of Truth, Toby Miller provides a pithy and clear-sighted examination of how television, magazines, film, and museums influence the way our society conceptualizes such issues as citizenship, democracy, nationhood, globalization, truth, and fiction. Along the way, he explicates surprising connections between cultural objects and discourses, producing a new meeting ground for cultural, social, and political theory. Miller examines a remarkable range of sources and topics, including naked footballers and the male sporting body, the cultural imperialism of television, Rodney King, the television series Mission: Impossible, Superman and Lois Lane, Harvey Milk, and Frederick Wiseman's Titicut Follies. The book covers a variety of genres and technologies that alter our understanding of the real versus the invented, fact versus fiction. Central to Miller's argument is his concept of "cultural citizenship." Based in part on Michel Foucault's idea of governmentality, cultural citizenship is made up of the seemingly indirect public processes - sports, radio, film, and arts policies - by which members of society are drawn into postindustrial state structures. Miller also proposes a program through which intellectuals might play a more active role in studying, criticizing, and participating in the formation of governmental cultural policy, implementing his vision of what cultural citizenship should be
The well-tempered self : citizenship, culture, and the postmodern subject by Toby Miller( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural policy by Toby Miller( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hitherto, cultural theory and empirical work on culture have outstripped cultural policy. This book rectifies the peculiar imbalance in the field of Cultural Studies by offering the first comprehensive and international work on cultural policy. Fully alive to the challenges posed by globalization it addresses a wide range of central topics including cinema, television, museums, international organizations, art, public history, drama and performance art. The result is a landmark work in the emerging field of cultural policy. Rigorous in its field of survey and astute in its critical commentary it enables students to gain a global grounding in cultural policy. It will be essential reading for students of cultural studies and cultural sociology."
The avengers by Toby Miller( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular culture and everyday life by Toby Miller( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining an analysis of power and subjectivity with perspectives on the everyday, Popular Culture and Everyday Life offers a broad-ranging survey of social and cultural theory
Globalization and sport : playing the world by Toby Miller( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book anatomizes the connections between sport and culture. It argues that although sport is obviously a source of pleasure, it is also part of the government of everyday life. The creation of a sporting calendar, movements of rational recreation and the development of physical education in the public sector are read as ways of disciplining and shaping urban-industrial populations." "Although the book utilizes methods and traditions from sociology, political science and communication studies, it is the first text to argue that culture is the focal point for understanding sport. Authoritative and accessible, it will be required reading for students of sport studies, sociology and cultural studies."--Jacket
Spyscreen : espionage on film and TV from the 1930s to the 1960s by Toby Miller( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global Hollywood 2 by Toby Miller( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Makeover nation : the United States of reinvention by Toby Miller( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blow up the humanities by Toby Miller( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A short, sharp, and provocative book, Blow Up the Humanities has esteemed scholar Toby Miller declaring that there are two humanities in the United States. One is the venerable, powerful humanities of private universities; the other is the humanities of state schools, which focus mainly on job prospects. There is a class division between the two--both in terms of faculty research and student background--and it must end. Miller critically lays waste to the system. He examines scholarly publishing as well as media and cultural studies to show how to restructure the humanities by studying popular cultural phenomena, like video games. Miller ultimately insists that these two humanities must merge in order to survive and succeed in producing an aware and concerned citizenry"--Provided by publisher
Critical cultural policy studies : a reader by Justin Lewis( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent decades have seen a body of scholarship that explores the way in which policies instituted by powerful institutions affect the shape and texture of our lives. This reader offers the most important essays that mark this field of study
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A companion to film theory
Alternative Names

Toby Miller Australian academic

Тоби Миллер

English (340)

Spanish (9)

Chinese (5)

French (1)

The television genre bookTelevision studiesSportsexFilm and theory : an anthologyGlobal HollywoodA companion to literature and filmCultural citizenship : cosmopolitanism, consumerism, and television in a neoliberal ageTechnologies of truth : cultural citizenship and the popular media