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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

 
 
Screening #MeToo
Screening #MeToo (March 2022)
Rape Culture in Hollywood
Lisa Funnell - Editor
Ralph Beliveau - Editor

Considers how Hollywood films since the 1960s have both reflected and shaped attitudes toward rape and sexual violence.

Screening #MeToo offers an important and timely discussion of the pervasive nature of rape culture in Hollywood. Essays in the collection examine films released from the 1960s onward, a broad period that coincides with the end of the Motion Picture Producti...(Read More)
 
 
The Hard Sell of Paradise
The Hard Sell of Paradise (March 2022)
Hawai'i, Hollywood, Tourism
Jason Sperb - Author

Traces the complex and contradictory representations of Hawai’i in popular film and television programs from the 1930s to the 1970s.

The Hard Sell of Paradise examines how mid-twentieth-century Hollywood, negotiating the rhetoric of the tourism industry, offered a complex and contradictory vision of "Hawai'i" for its audiences. From the classic studio system and elite touris...(Read More)
 
 
Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity
Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity (August 2021)
Sherrow O. Pinder - Author

A close examination of the complexity inherent in Michael Jackson’s ambiguous racial identity.

In Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity, Sherrow O. Pinder explores the ways in which the late singer's racial identification process problematizes conceptualizations of race and the presentation of blackness that reduces blacks to a bodily mark. Pinder is particula...(Read More)
 
 
Perpetual Movement
Perpetual Movement (July 2021)
Alfred Hitchcock's Rope
Neil Badmington - Author

Offers both a production history and a close analysis, with a chapter for each of the film's eleven shots.

The first book-length study in English of Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (1948), Perpetual Movement offers both a production history that draws extensively upon little-known archival materials, including set drawings and drafts of the screenplay, and a close examination...(Read More)
 
 
Race and the Suburbs in American Film
Race and the Suburbs in American Film (July 2021)
Merrill Schleier - Editor

Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film.

This book is the first anthology to explore the connection between race and the suburbs in American cinema from the end of World War II to the present. It builds upon the explosion of interest in the suburbs in film, television, and fiction in the last fifteen years, concentrating exclusively on the relations...(Read More)
 
 
Was It Yesterday?
Was It Yesterday? (June 2021)
Nostalgia in Contemporary Film and Television
Matthew Leggatt - Editor

Explores how nostalgia operates in contemporary US film and television.

Bringing together prominent transatlantic film and media scholars, Was It Yesterday? explores the impact of nostalgia in twenty-first century American film and television. Cultural nostalgia, in both real and imagined forms, is dominant today, but what does the concentration on bringing back the past mea...(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)
 
 
Age of Shojo
Age of Shojo (May 2019)
The Emergence, Evolution, and Power of Japanese Girls' Magazine Fiction
Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase - Author

Examines the role that Japanese girls’ magazine culture played during the twentieth century in the creation and use of the notion of shōjo, the cultural identity of adolescent Japanese girls.

Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase examines the role that magazines have played in the creation and development of the concept of shōjo, the modern cultural identity of adolescent Japanese ...(Read More)
 
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