The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Found 8 titles
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Advertising in the News
Paid-for content and the South African print media

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The rise of commercialism poses many challenges to the integrity of the South African media in the post-1994 era. To maintain profitability, many publications have developed a range of strategies to attract advertising, in particular, developing the content that advertisers most desire - content that creates what Herman and Chomsky called a buying mood for their products. These include niched supplements, special sections and advertorial pages (surveys) as well as a new trend in paid-for content in the South African print media, identified in this study: the development of a third arm.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 76
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2183-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2183-3
Publish Year : 2007
Rights : World Rights
Price R 115.00
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Changing the Fourth Estate
Essays on South African journalism

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In the form of personal essays, some of South Africa's top Journalists and journalism practitioners spell out the do's and don'ts of their particular speciality, gained by a lifetime of trial and error.

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Format : 168mm x 240mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 248
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2097-4
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2097-3
Publish Year : 2005
Rights : World Rights
Price R 184.00
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Media & Democracy in South Africa

2002
Seven contributors explore the complex interface between the media and democracy. They consider legislative and policy environments necessary for the media to play a meaningful role in building democracy. While the book focus on south Africa, two contributors provide international perspectives on questions pertinent to media today.

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Format : 145mm x 210mm
Pages : 264
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1854-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1854-3
Publish Year : 1998
Price R 195.00
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The People's Voice
The development and current state of the South African small media sector

2017
This study provides an overview of relevant legislation in South Africa, pre- and post-1994, as well as a review of global trends in small media development. The report identifies interests common to small independent and community media groupings and examines ways to promote their sustainability.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 143
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2059-1
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2059-1
Publish Year : 2004
Price R 125.00
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Power, Politics and Identity in South African media

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South Africa offers a rich context for the study of the interrelationship between the media and identity. The essays collected here explore the many diverse elements of this interconnection, and give fresh focus to topics that scholarship has tended to overlook, such as the pervasive impact of tabloid newspapers. Interrogating contemporary theory, the authors shed new light on how identities are constructed through the media, and provide case studies that illustrate the complex process of identity renegotiation taking place currently in post-apartheid South Africa. The contributors include established scholars as well as many new voices. Collectively, they represent some of South Africas finest media analysts pooling skills to grapple with one of the countrys most vexing issues: who are we?

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Format : 210mm x 148mm
Pages : 416
ISBN 10 : 07969-2202-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2202-1
Publish Year : 2008
Rights : World Rights
Price R 191.00
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Re-Visioning Television
Policy, Strategy and Models for the Sustainable Development of Community Television in South Africa

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The introduction of a quality, accessible local television network represents the final piece in post-apartheid South Africas media jigsaw. With legislation and policy now in place, the fitting of the last piece is imminent. The race is now on to develop models and fine-tune systems that will make the most powerfully democratic tier of broadcast media sustainable, empowering and development friendly.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 232
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2160-1
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2160-4
Publish Year : 2007
Price R 195.00
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Static
Race & Representation in Post-Apartheid Music, Media & Film

Static: Race and Representation in Post-apartheid Music, Media and Film critically examines music, cinema, social media and the politics of change after apartheid. It cuts across academic disciplines, the creative arts and the media and poses two central questions: Is South Africa changing for the better, or are we static? Is there too much static for us to hear each other clearly?

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Format : 210 mm x 148 mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 256
ISBN 10 : 978-07969-2386-8
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2386-8
Publish Year : 2012
Rights : World Rights
Price R 220.00
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Stealing Empire
P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion

Stealing Empire poses the question, "What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation?" Using the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a point of entry, Adam Haupt delves into varied terrain to locate answers in this ground-breaking inquiry. He explores arguments about copyright via peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms such as Napster, free speech struggles, debates about access to information and open content licenses, and develops a politically incisive analysis of counterdiscourses produced by South African hip-hop artists. From empire stealing through their commodification of countercultures to the stealing empire activities of file-sharers, culture jammers and hip-hop activists, this book tells the story of people defining themselves as active, creative agents in a consumerist society.

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Format : 210mm x 148mm
Pages : 272
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2209-8
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2209-0
Publish Year : 2008
Rights : World Rights
Price R 176.00