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Miller, Toby 1958-

Works: 438 works in 984 publications in 5 languages and 19,322 library holdings
Genres: Motion pictures  Biographical films  Cinéma vérité films  Biographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, htt, Opponent, Commentator, Interviewer, Publishing director
Classifications: HM623, 791.4301
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Most widely held works about Toby Miller
Most widely held works by Toby Miller
A companion to film theory by Toby Miller( Book )

48 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume sketches the field of film theory in a non-parochial, internationalist way, considering the relationship of cinema studies to other areas such as critical studies, anthropology and literature. Each chapter examines the background, future and approaches to a related topic." - publisher
Cultural citizenship : cosmopolitanism, consumerism, and television in a neoliberal age by Toby Miller( )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,591 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( )

17 editions published in 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You will never look at your cell phone, TV, or computer the same way after reading this book. Growing 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 (ICT) 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, adn 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."--Back cover
Sportsex by Toby Miller( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,382 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
A companion to cultural studies by Toby Miller( )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 1,328 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?
Technologies of truth : cultural citizenship and the popular media by Toby Miller( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 810 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
Blow up the humanities by Toby Miller( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 652 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
The Maysles Brothers' Salesman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A landmark American documentary, [the film] captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door salesman. While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Good Book, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses--then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. Following Brennan on his daily rounds, the Maysles discover a real-life Willy Loman, walking the line from hype to despair."--
Film and theory : an anthology by Robert Stam( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 601 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 Toby Miller( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeks to explain the national and international success of the Hollywood movie industry, posing two questions: is Hollwywood global, and in what sense? ; and, what are the implications of the dominance of Hollywood on the global scene? Analyzes Hollywood's history of globalization and the dilemmas posed by American cultural ideology and the threatening of other national cultures. Considers alternative explanations to cultural imperialism, through conventional ideas of the movie industry and neo-classical economics, to the competing concept of the "New International Division of Cultural Labor". Adresses the existence of the texts of the motion picture industry as commodities, focusing on co-production, copyright, marketing, and audiences
Cultural policy by Toby Miller( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 551 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."
Globalization and sport : playing the world by Toby Miller( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 508 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
Critical cultural policy studies : a reader by Justin Lewis( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 494 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
The SAGE handbook of television studies( )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together a truly international spread of contributors from across the UK, US, South America, Mexico and Australia, this book charts the field of television studies from issues of ownership and regulation through to reception and consumption. Separate chapters are dedicated to examining the roles of journalists, writers, cinematographers, producers and manufacturers in the production process, whilst others explore different formats including sport, novella and soap opera, news and current affairs, music and reality TV. The final section analyses the pivotal role played by audiences in the contexts of gender, race and class, and spans a range of topics from effects studies to audience consumption. This book is an essential reference work for all advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics across broadcasting, mass communication and media studies
The well-tempered self : citizenship, culture, and the postmodern subject by Toby Miller( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The television genre book by Glen Creeber( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television Studies: The Basics is a lively introduction to the study of a powerful medium. It examines the major theories and debates surrounding production and reception over the years and considers both the role and future of television. Topics covered include: broadcasting history and technology institutions and ownership genre and content audiences Complete with global case studies, questions for discussion, and suggestions for further reading, this is an invaluable and engaging resource for those interested in how to study television
The avengers by Toby Miller( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author focuses in detail on the texts of the series, their broadcast contexts and their subsequent reception and interpretation. He probes the key themes - pop, fashion, sex and the postmodern - and, drawing on the opinions of numerous fans, establishes what made the series such a success
Popular culture and everyday life by Toby Miller( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 385 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
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A companion to film theory
Cultural citizenship : cosmopolitanism, consumerism, and television in a neoliberal ageSportsexA companion to cultural studiesTechnologies of truth : cultural citizenship and the popular mediaFilm and theory : an anthologyGlobal HollywoodCultural policyGlobalization and sport : playing the world
Alternative Names

Miller, Bruce Toby Andrew

Miller, Bruce Toby Andrew, 1958-

Miller, Toby 1958-

Toby Miller académico australiano

Toby Miller académicu de la cultura australianu

Toby Miller scoláire Astrálach

Тоби Миллер

밀러, 토비 1958-

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