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Lonely Places, Dangerous Ground
Lonely Places, Dangerous Ground (February 2014)
Nicholas Ray in American Cinema
Steven Rybin - Editor
Will Scheibel - Editor

A range of approaches to the director’s life and work.

The director of such classic Hollywood films as In a Lonely Place, Johnny Guitar, and Rebel Without a Cause, Nicholas Ray nevertheless remained on the margins of the American studio system throughout his career, and despite his cult status among auteurist critics and cinephiles, he has also remained at the margins of film schol...(Read More)
 
 
The Transatlantic Gaze
The Transatlantic Gaze (February 2014)
Italian Cinema, American Film
Mary Ann McDonald Carolan - Author

Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.

In The Transatlantic Gaze, Mary Ann McDonald Carolan documents the sustained and profound artistic impact of Italian directors, actors, and screenwriters on American film. Working across a variety of genres, including neorealism, comedy, the Western, and the art film, Carolan explores how and why American dire...(Read More)

 
 
Lost in Transition
Lost in Transition (June 2013)
Hong Kong Culture in the Age of China
Yiu-Wai Chu - Author

Looks at the fate of Hong Kong’s unique culture since its reversion to China.

In this timely and insightful book, Yiu-Wai Chu takes stock of Hong Kong’s culture since its transition to a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China in 1997. Hong Kong had long functioned as the capitalist and democratic stepping stone to China for much of the world. Its highly original popula...(Read More)
 
 
Being, Time, Bios
Being, Time, Bios (May 2013)
Capitalism and Ontology
A. Kiarina Kordela - Author

A psychoanalytic theory of biopolitics.

Although both share a focus on human life as it is inscribed by power, Foucauldian biopolitics and Lacanian psychoanalysis have remained isolated from and even opposed to one another. In Being, Time, Bios, A. Kiarina Kordelaaims to overcome this divide, formulating a historical ontology that draws from Spinoza, Marx, Heidegger, and Sartre to theorize the changed...(Read More)
 
 
Hollywood's New Yorker
Hollywood's New Yorker (April 2013)
The Making of Martin Scorsese
Marc Raymond - Author

A fresh look at the director’s career.

When Martin Scorsese finally won an Academy Award in 2007, for The Departed, it was widely viewed as the crowning achievement of a remarkable film career. But what it also represented was an acceptance by Hollywood of a man who became a prestigious auteur precisely because of his status as an outsider from New York. For someone with a high-culture reputation...(Read More)
 
 
Native Recognition
Native Recognition (December 2012)
Indigenous Cinema and the Western
Joanna Hearne - Author

Offers a new interpretation of the century-long relationship between the Western film genre and Native American filmmaking.

In Native Recognition, Joanna Hearne persuasively argues for the central role of Indigenous image-making in the history of American cinema. Across the twentieth and into the twenty-first centuries, Indigenous peoples have been involved in cinema as performers, directors, writers, co...(Read More)
 
 
Body as Evidence
Body as Evidence (October 2012)
Mediating Race, Globalizing Gender
Janell Hobson - Author

Analyzes how race and gender intersect in the rhetoric and imagery of popular culture in the early twenty-first century.

In Body as Evidence, Janell Hobson challenges postmodernist dismissals of identity politics and the delusional belief that the Millennial era reflects a “postracial” and “postfeminist” world. Hobson points to diverse examples in cultural narratives, which sugge...(Read More)
 
 
Hitchcock, Second Edition
Hitchcock, Second Edition (August 2012)
The Murderous Gaze
William Rothman - Author

An expanded edition of a classic work of film criticism, with a provocative and eloquent new chapter on Marnie, Hitchcock’s most heartfelt—and most controversial—film.

First published in 1982, William Rothman’s Hitchcock is a classic work of film criticism. Written in an engaging style that is philosophically sophisticated yet free of jargon, and using over nine hundred...(Read More)
 
 
The Structures of Love
The Structures of Love (April 2012)
Art and Politics beyond the Transference
James Penney - Author

Reframes the terms of cultural analysis with a fresh take on transference theory in Freud and Lacan and a critical engagement with the philosophy of Alain Badiou.

Both Freud and Lacan defined the transference as the ego’s last stand—its final desperate attempt to keep the truth of the unconscious at bay. Both also viewed the transference as a social phenomenon.

In The Stru...(Read More)
 
 
Martial Arts as Embodied Knowledge
Martial Arts as Embodied Knowledge (December 2011)
Asian Traditions in a Transnational World
D. S. Farrer - Editor
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor

A wide-ranging scholarly consideration of the martial arts.

This landmark work provides a wide-ranging scholarly consideration of the traditional Asian martial arts. Most of the contributors to the volume are practitioners of the martial arts, and all are keenly aware that these traditions now exist in a transnational context. The book’s cutting-edge research includes ethnography and approaches from film, li...(Read More)
 
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