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Hollywood Films in North Africa and the Middle East
Hollywood Films in North Africa and the Middle East (May 2022)
A History of Circulation
Nolwenn Mingant - Author

Traces the circulation of Hollywood films in North Africa and the Middle East from the early twentieth century to the present.

Drawing on a broad range of primary sources, from trade and government publications to interviews, Hollywood Films in North Africa and the Middle East traces the circulation of Hollywood films across the region from the early twentieth century to the...(Read More)
 
 
Seeing Symphonically
Seeing Symphonically (August 2021)
Avant-Garde Film, Urban Planning, and the Utopian Image of New York
Erica Stein - Author

Looks at how a group of aesthetically innovative independent films contested and imagined alternatives to urban planning in midcentury New York.

Can the cinema imagine a different way of developing, using, and living in the city? Is it possible to do so using images of the extant city? Seeing Symphonically shows how a group of independent experimental, documentary, and featu...(Read More)
 
 
Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism
Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism (March 2021)
How US Audiences Create Meaning across Platforms
Andrea L. Press - Author
Francesca Tripodi - Author

Unique empirically grounded analysis of how audiences negotiate sexism and feminism across media, from popular television shows to dating apps.

Feminism can reflect the cultural moment, especially as media appropriate and use feminist messaging and agenda to various ends. Yet media can also push boundaries, exposing audiences to ideas they may not be familiar with and advancing pub...(Read More)
 
 
Tastemakers and Tastemaking
Tastemakers and Tastemaking (December 2020)
Mexico and Curated Screen Violence
Niamh Thornton - Author

Considers how and why taste persists in the analysis of Mexican film and television by looking at key figures and their impact on the curation of violence.

Tastemakers and Tastemaking develops a new approach to analyzing violence in Mexican films and television by examining the curation of violence in relation to three key moments: the decade-long centennial commemoration o...(Read More)
 
 
Epistemic Responsibility
Epistemic Responsibility (November 2020)
Lorraine Code - Author

Develops a new kind of epistemological position that highlights virtue over more standard epistemological theories.

Having adequate knowledge of the world is not just a matter of survival but also one of obligation. This obligation to “know well” is what philosophers have termed “epistemic responsibility.” In this innovative and eclectic study, Lorraine Code explores the po...(Read More)
 
 
Convenient Criticism
Convenient Criticism (October 2020)
Local Media and Governance in Urban China
Dan Chen - Author

Explains why and how local critical reporting can exist in China despite the kinds of media control that are the hallmarks of authoritarian rule.

Why and how does critical reporting persist at the local level in China despite state media control, a hallmark of authoritarian rule? Synthesizing ethnographic observation, interviews, survey and content analysis data, Convenient Cri...(Read More)
 
 
Hearts and Minds
Hearts and Minds (April 2018)
Israel and the Battle for Public Opinion
Nachman Shai - Author

Uses Israel’s public diplomacy efforts during the second intifada (2000–2005) as a prime example of interactions between state security, diplomacy, and the media.

Small-scale wars, terrorism, and guerilla warfare, each characterized by low-intensity violence are the new global reality in the twenty-first century. States in general, and liberal democratic states in particular, are compelled to develop a new operatio...(Read More)
 
 
Ripping England!
Ripping England! (December 2017)
Postwar British Satire from Ealing to the Goons
Roger Rawlings - Author

Examines an all too often neglected period of postwar British cinema and popular culture.

Ripping England! investigates a fertile moment for British satire—the period between 1947 and 1953, which produced the films Passport to Pimlico, Kind Hearts and Coronets, and The Lavender Hill Mob, as well as the seminal radio program The Goon Show. Against the postwar background of fading empire,...(Read More)
 
 
Gestures of Love
Gestures of Love (June 2017)
Romancing Performance in Classical Hollywood Cinema
Steven Rybin - Author

Examines movie romance in light of our emotional bond to the actors and characters on screen.

Gestures of Love considers the viewer’s enchantment with charismatic actors in film as the starting point for closely analyzing the performance of love in movies. Written with a thoughtful adoration for the actors who move us, Steven Rybin examines several of cinema’s most beloved on-screen movie couples, including ...(Read More)
 
 
Passionate Detachments
Passionate Detachments (June 2017)
Technologies of Vision and Violence in American Cinema, 1967-1974
Amy Rust - Author

Investigates the cultural value of film violence.

Passionate Detachments investigates the rise of graphic violence in American films of the late 1960s and early 1970s and the popular aesthetics and critical responses this violence inspired. Amy Rust examines four technologies adopted by commercial American cinema after the fall of the Hollywood Production Code: multiple-camera montage, squibs (small explo...(Read More)
 
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