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Miller, Toby 1958-

Works: 72 works in 543 publications in 5 languages and 14,779 library holdings
Genres: Motion pictures  Television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Commentator, Interviewer, Publishing director
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Toby Miller
Cultural citizenship : cosmopolitanism, consumerism, and television in a neoliberal age by Toby Miller( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,435 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
A companion to film theory by Toby Miller( Book )

44 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,276 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
Greening the media by Richard Maxwell( )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 1,274 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( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,128 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 Miller( Book )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together the latest work in cultural studies and provides a synopsis of critical trends. 30 contributors address the key topics in the field, the relationship of cultural studies to other disciplines, and cultural studies around the world
Technologies of truth : cultural citizenship and the popular media by Toby Miller( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world ever more complex and media-saturated, what is the value of the truth? Here, 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
Film and theory : an anthology by Robert Stam( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 575 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?
Blow up the humanities by Toby Miller( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 539 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
Global Hollywood by Toby Miller( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 528 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 )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 471 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 well-tempered self : citizenship, culture, and the postmodern subject by Toby Miller( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical cultural policy studies : a reader by Justin Lewis( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 425 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
Globalization and sport : playing the world by Toby Miller( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 415 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
The television genre book by Glen Creeber( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As with film, genre is central to the industry and the visual form that is television. This new book written by many of the leading figures in television studies and including over twenty international contributors provides an accessible and transparent introduction to the subject's central debates, issues and concerns. Divided into nine sections: Introduction, What is Genre, Drama, Soap Opera, Comedy, Popular Entertainment, Children's Television, News, and Documentary. The central analysis is supported with in-depth 'grey-box' studies and relevant information of a varied range of key programmes such as: The Jerry Springer Show, The Simpsons, Star Trek, Who Wants to be A Millionaire, Twin Peaks, Walking with Dinosaurs, The Singing Detective and channels such as CNN, Discovery and MTV. Fully illustrated, it comes with selected reading guides and full bibliographies that are intended to help students at all levels. The Television Genre Book is intended as an essential and authoritative guide to a major area within media and television studies."--Jacket
The avengers by Toby Miller( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SportCult( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at such diverse examples of sport culture as aerobics, bodybuilding, Mexican pro-wrestling, golf-course design, the basketball documentary Hoop Dreams, women sportscasters, sports-related trademarks, martial arts in Tanzanian youth culture, and cricket in Sri Lanka and post-apartheid South Africa, SportCult deftly explores sport as a cultural frame of reference for such critical issues as national identity, the idea of the body, global capitalism, and the politics of representation
Television studies : the basics by Toby Miller( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 378 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
Popular culture and everyday life by Toby Miller( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 368 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
The SAGE handbook of television studies( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 337 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
Television studies by Toby Miller( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 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
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A companion to film theory
A companion to film theorySportsexA companion to cultural studiesTechnologies of truth : cultural citizenship and the popular mediaFilm and theory : an anthologyGlobal HollywoodCultural policyThe well-tempered self : citizenship, culture, and the postmodern subject
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Miller, Toby 1958-

Тоби Миллер

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