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Wildlife Photography

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Australia enjoys an abundance of unique wildlife from inspiring marine mammals to colourful birds, countless species of insects and the well-known and well-loved favourites including kangaroos, emus, wombats and koalas. In this practical Wild Australia Guide Steve Parish shares his wealth of experience gleaned over many years and countless images taken in the field. It is packed with how-to information and stunning wildlife examples and it even delves into the philosophy behind the passion for wildlife photography.

Clear, personable text guides new photographers, as well as those in search of new perspectives and valuable insights, through topics including content, mood and design in photography. The ethics and techniques of working successfully with animal subjects are also discussed. Great tips on equipment, light and technique are peppered throughout the book you will want to keep this handy whenever you're out and about in our wonderful outdoors.

Wild Australia Guides have a slimline and contemporary format with a flexible cover, making them attractive as well as convenient. The cover's gloss varnish protects the book when outdoors too, so it's perfect for stowing in the car's glove compartment or in your backpack!


Media Consumption In Malaysia

RRP $451.99

How do visitors immersing themselves in material places such as shopping malls or video sites online make sense of the experience, enabling criticizing - or consenting to content? How is this evident in behaviour? Reflecting on accounts by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Indigenous members of Malaysian society, this book addresses these questions from a practices perspective increasingly adopted by scholars in marketing and media studies.

The volume provides an account of practices theory from its origins in critical hermeneutics (such as Heidegger, Gadamer and Ricoeur), as reflecting on the processes of embodied understanding, developing alongside interpretive and reception theory. Part I draws upon authors as diverse as Heidegger and Henry Jenkins, with a practices perspective on media and mall consuming shown as developing from forty years of theorizing about audience activity. An empirical study of Malaysian blogging and branding on YouTube exemplifies this approach. Part II considers Malaysians absorbed in social media sites, as everyday visitors and the subjects of consumer research. The book then returns to the material world, exploring the horizons of understanding from which Malaysians enter their mediated malls, and concludes by positioning media practices theory within a spectrum of philosophical ideas.

Recognizing the current (re)turn in Consumer and Media Studies to employing hermeneutics as an account of our embodied human understanding, this book presents its major philosophical proponents, showing how close attention to their writing can now inform and shape research on ubiquitous screen users. As such, it will be of particular interest to students and scholars of Media Studies, Asian Studies and Marketing Studies.



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