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Strategies and Meanings in Games and Real Life
What do stories in games have in common with political narratives? The book identifies narrative strategies as mechanisms for meaning and manipulation in games and real life.
Popular Music and Public Diplomacy
Transnational and Transdisciplinary Perspectives
From Jazz to Hip-Hop – This book illuminates the use of popular music in international relations and its repercussions from the 20th century until the present.
Games and Rules
Game Mechanics for the »Magic Circle«
Why do we play games? What are the rules for the Magic Circle? This book takes a closer look at the motivational system that is the game mechanics.
The Beatles on Film
Analysis of Movies, Documentaries, Spoofs and Cartoons
This book provides the production history and a contextual interpretation of The Beatles' movies (A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Yellow Submarine, Let It Be) and describes their ability to project the group's image at different stages in their career. It also includes a discussion of all of The Beatles' promotional films and videos, as well as their television cartoon series and the self-produced television special Magical Mystery Tour. Along with The Beatles' feature movies and promos, this analysis also contains documentaries, such as The Compleat Beatles and Anthology, as well as dramatizations of the band's history, such as Backbeat, The Hours and Times, and Two of Us.