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After the Break: Television Theory Today (Amsterdam University Press - Televisual Culture)

After the Break: Television Theory Today (Amsterdam University Press - Televisual Culture) by Marijke de Valck
English | Aug. 15, 2013 | ISBN: 9089645225 | 204 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Television is evolving rapidly. How, then, might we respond to television today in light of its past? And do the old theoretical concepts still apply, or must we invent a new framework for this mutable medium? To answer these fundamental questions, the contributors to this provocative collection examine diverse case studies, including up-to-date scholarship on the current television zeitgeist, nostalgic programming on broadcast television, YouTube, and public television art programming of the 1980s.
Paris-Amsterdam Underground: Essays on Cultural Resistance, Subversion, and Diversion (Amsterdam University Press - Cities and

Paris-Amsterdam Underground: Essays on Cultural Resistance, Subversion, and Diversion (Amsterdam University Press - Cities and Culture) by Christoph Lindner
English | June 15, 2013 | ISBN: 9089645055 | 198 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

The postwar histories of Paris and Amsterdam have been significantly defined by the notion of the “underground” as both a material and metaphorical space.
Post-colonial Immigrants and Identity Formations in the Netherlands (Amsterdam University Press - IMISCOE Research)

Post-colonial Immigrants and Identity Formations in the Netherlands (Amsterdam University Press - IMISCOE Research) by Ulbe Bosma
English | Aug. 15, 2013 | ISBN: 9089644547 | 252 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

In this book Ulbe Bosma explores the experience of immigrants in the Netherlands over sixty years and three generations. Looking at migrants from all countries, Bosma teases out how their ethnic identities are informed by Dutch culture, and how these immigrant identities evolve over time.
Figuring the Past: Period Film and the Mannerist Aesthetic (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

Figuring the Past: Period Film and the Mannerist Aesthetic (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) by Belen Vidal
English | Dec. 15, 2012 | ISBN: 9089642811 | 257 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

This innovative analysis of period film presents a new way to examine the ways in which contemporary cinema recreates the historical past. Exploring the relationship between visual motifs and cultural representation, Figuring the Past is a selection of detailed case studies that explore three key figures—the house, the tableau, and the letter.
Towards Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in the Wider Caribbean (Amsterdam University Press - MARE Publication Series)

Towards Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in the Wider Caribbean (Amsterdam University Press - MARE Publication Series) by Lucia Fanning
English | Nov. 15, 2011 | ISBN: 9089642420 | 426 Pages | PDF | 9 MB

In order to ensure sustainable use of their shared marine resources, the nations of the West Caribbean Region must adopt an approach that encompasses both the human and natural dimensions of ecosystems.

Gaps and Dummies (Amsterdam Academic Archive)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Jan. 18, 2017
Gaps and Dummies (Amsterdam Academic Archive)

Gaps and Dummies (Amsterdam Academic Archive) by Hans Bennis
English | Aug. 15, 2006 | ISBN: 905356859X | 352 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

In this study the syntactic properties of empty categories and dummy pronouns are investigated within the framework of Government-Binding theory.
The assumption that clauses must have a subject is present in most, if not all, linguistic theories. In GB theory the requirement that clauses have a subject is stipulated as a consequence of the base rules or the Extended Projection Principle. In this book it is claimed that no such stipulation is necessary. The presence of a subject is exclusively determined by the theories of thematic roles and Case.
Painting and Publishing as Cultural Industries: The Fabric of Creativity in the Dutch Republic, 1580-1800 (Amsterdam Studies in

Painting and Publishing as Cultural Industries: The Fabric of Creativity in the Dutch Republic, 1580-1800 (Amsterdam Studies in the Dutch Golden Age) by Claartje Rasterhoff
English | Feb. 15, 2017 | ISBN: 9089647023 | 345 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

The Dutch Republic was a cultural powerhouse in the modern era, producing lasting masterpieces in painting and publishing—in the process transforming those fields from modest trades to booming industries. This book asks the question of how such a small nation could become such a major player in those fields.
Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) by Ivo Blom
English | Feb. 1, 2003 | ISBN: 9053565701 9053564632 | 475 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

The Netherlands Film Museum's Desmet Collection contains the estate of Dutch cinema owner and film distributor Jean Desmet (1875-1956): almost nine hundred European and American films of all genres, a collection of publicity material, and a massive business archive.
Audiovisions: Cinema and Television as Entr'actes in History (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

Audiovisions: Cinema and Television as Entr'actes in History (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) by Siegfried Zielinski
English | June 1, 1999 | ISBN: 9053563032 | 357 Pages | PDF | 57 MB

The production, distribution, and perception of moving images are undergoing a radical transformation. Ever-faster computers, digital technology, and microelectronic are joining forces to produce advanced audiovision -the media vanishing point of the 20th century. Very little will remain unchanged.
The classic institutions for the mediation of film - cinema and television - are revealed to be no more than interludes in the broader history of the audiovisual media. This book interprets these changes not simply as a cultural loss but also as a challenge: the new audiovisions have to be confronted squarely to make strategic intervention possible.
Educational Mobility of Second-generation Turks: Cross-national Perspectives (Amsterdam University Press - IMISCOE Research)

Educational Mobility of Second-generation Turks: Cross-national Perspectives (Amsterdam University Press - IMISCOE Research) by Philip Schnell
English | Oct. 15, 2014 | ISBN: 9089646515 | 280 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

This volume investigates educational inequalities among children of Turkish immigrants in Austria, France, and Sweden.