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Queer Youth Cultures
Queer Youth Cultures (March 2008)
Susan Driver - Editor

Essays explore the contemporary contexts, activism, and cultural productions of queer youth and their communities.

Engaging a wide range of cultural practices, including zine-making, drag performance, online chatting, music, gay porn, and organizing resistance, the essays in Susan Driver’s Queer Youth Cultures explore the creative, political, energetic, and artistic worlds of contemporary queer ...(Read More)

 
 
Give and Go
Give and Go (March 2008)
Basketball as a Cultural Practice
Thomas Mc Laughlin - Author

A pickup basketball player looks at the pickup game as a distinctive culture using both personal experience and cultural studies theory.

From the city courts of Harlem to the church halls of Indiana, pickup basketball culture is intensely local and reflects the histories and identities of its players. In Give and Go, Thomas Mc Laughlin examines how players put into play a loose set of values and ethical styl...(Read More)

 
 
Conspiracy Panics
Conspiracy Panics (February 2008)
Political Rationality and Popular Culture
Jack Z. Bratich - Author

Examines contemporary anxiety over the phenomenon of conspiracy theories.

While most other works focus on conspiracy theories, this book examines conspiracy panics, or the anxiety over the phenomenon of conspiracy theories. Jack Z. Bratich argues that conspiracy theories are portals into the major social issues defining U.S. and global political culture. These issues include the rise of new technologies, ...(Read More)
 
 
Edible Ideologies
Edible Ideologies (January 2008)
Representing Food and Meaning
Kathleen LeBesco - Editor
Peter Naccarato - Editor

Contributors explore the relationship between food and the production of ideology.

Edible Ideologies argues that representations of food—in literature and popular fiction, cookbooks and travel guides, war propaganda, women’s magazines, television and print advertisements—are not just about nourishment or pleasure. Contributors explore how these various modes of representation, reflecting pre...(Read More)
 
 
Beer, Babes, and Balls
Beer, Babes, and Balls (October 2007)
Masculinity and Sports Talk Radio
David Nylund - Author
Eric Anderson - Foreword by

Looks at contemporary sports talk radio and its relations to both traditional and newer forms of masculinity.

Beer, Babes, and Balls explores the increasingly popular genre of sports talk radio and how it relates to contemporary ideas of masculinity. Popular culture plays a significant role in fashioning identities, and sports talk radio both reflects and inspires cultural shifts in masculinity. Through anal...(Read More)
 
 
Listening and Voice
Listening and Voice (October 2007)
Phenomenologies of Sound, Second Edition
Don Ihde - Author

New and expanded edition of the now classic study in the phenomenology of sound.

Listening and Voice is an updated and expanded edition of Don Ihde’s groundbreaking 1976 classic in the study of sound. Ranging from the experience of sound through language, music, religion, and silence, clear examples and illustrations take the reader into the important and often overlooked role of the auditory in human l...(Read More)
 
 
Negotiating Democracy
Negotiating Democracy (October 2007)
Media Transformations in Emerging Democracies
Isaac A. Blankson - Editor
Patrick D. Murphy - Editor

Explores the relationship between media and democracy against the broader background of globalization.

Negotiating Democracy addresses issues that have defined the challenges and consequences of media transformation faced by new and emerging democracies. These issues include the dismantling of national broadcasting systems, the promotion of private independent and pluralistic media, the clash between liberal...(Read More)
 
 
Alterity and Narrative
Alterity and Narrative (September 2007)
Stories and the Negotiation of Western Identities
Kathleen Glenister Roberts - Author

Intertwines identity and culture to demonstrate how identity is negotiated over a given history.

Drawing from the fields of rhetoric, cultural studies, literature, and folkloristics, Kathleen Glenister Roberts argues that identity and the history of alterity in the West can be understood more clearly through narrative motifs. She provides analyses of these motifs including infanticide, universalism, the Tower of Ba...(Read More)
 
 
Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance
Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance (August 2007)
The News Media and Michael Newdow's Constitutional Challenge
Ronald Bishop - Author
Nadine Strossen - Foreword by

Explores atheist Michael Newdow’s constitutional challenge and how the news media marginalized him from the moment the Ninth Circuit handed down its controversial ruling that the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional.

Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance explores the landmark lawsuit filed by avowed atheist Michael Newdow against the Elk Grove Unified School District in California, in which he claimed...(Read More)
 
 
Dispatches from the Color Line
Dispatches from the Color Line (July 2007)
The Press and Multiracial America
Catherine R. Squires - Author

Explores contemporary news media coverage of multiracial people and identities.

When modern news media choose to focus attention on people of multiracial descent, how does this fit with broader contemporary and historical racial discourses? Do these news narratives complicate common understandings of race and race relations? Dispatches from the Color Line explores these issues by examining contemporary...(Read More)

 
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