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Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions
Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions (August 2010)
Kwai-Cheung Lo - Author

Innovative analysis of the relationship of gender to East Asian economic development.

In Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions, Kwai-Cheung Lo explores the excesses associated with the phenomenal economic growth in East Asia, including surplus capital, environmental waste, and the unbalanced ratio of men to women in the region, connecting the production of capitalist “excess&rdquo...(Read More)
 
 
Roman Candle
Roman Candle (August 2010)
The Life of Bobby Darin
David Evanier - Author

A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever.

“Compelling and revealing … Roman Candle gives us the many lives of one of the great entertainers of all time, whose flame was extinguished way too soon.” — Kevin Spacey

A performer who rivaled Sinatra, Bobby Darin rose from dire poverty to...(Read More)
 
 
In the Hamptons Too
In the Hamptons Too (May 2010)
Further Encounters with Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires, and Celebrities
Dan Rattiner - Author
Alec Baldwin - Foreword by

Tales of the sometimes rich, sometimes famous, but always quirky residents of one of America’s best-known summer colonies, as told by the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers, the area’s free weekly newspaper.

As the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers, the area’s popular free newspaper, Dan Rattiner has been living in and covering the Hamptons for over fifty years, and has watche...(Read More)
 
 
Second Takes
Second Takes (April 2010)
Critical Approaches to the Film Sequel
Carolyn Jess-Cooke - Editor
Constantine Verevis - Editor

The first collection of essays devoted to the phenomenon of the film sequel.

Sequels, serials, and remakes have been a staple of cinema since the very beginning, and recent years have seen the emergence of dynamic and progressive variations of these multi-film franchises. Taking a broad range of sequels as case studies, from the Godfather movies to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Secon...(Read More)
 
 
Vampire God
Vampire God (October 2009)
The Allure of the Undead in Western Culture
Mary Y. Hallab - Author

Examines the enormous popular appeal of vampires from early Greek and Slavic folklore to present-day popular culture.

It seems we’re awash in vampires these days, in everything from movies, television shows, and novels to role-playing games, rock bands, and breakfast cereals. But what accounts for their enduring popular appeal? In Vampire God, Mary Y. Hallab examines the mythic figure of the vamp...(Read More)
 
 
Perpetual Adolescence
Perpetual Adolescence (September 2009)
Jungian Analyses of American Media, Literature, and Pop Culture
Sally Porterfield - Editor
Keith Polette - Editor
Tita French Baumlin - Editor

Explores the arrested development of American culture.

Arguing that American culture appeals to and is populated by children and adolescents who merely appear to be adult men and women, the essays in Perpetual Adolescence examine the Jungian archetype of the “eternal youth”—the puer aeternus—as it is manifested in the arrested development of American culture. From the infantili...(Read More)

 
 
Hetero
Hetero (May 2009)
Queering Representations of Straightness
Sean Griffin - Editor

Uncovers the queer nature of heterosexuality on film.

Just as feminist scholars have turned to considerations of masculinity and scholars of race have begun to consider whiteness as a category, this collection brings the insights of queer theory to bear on cinematic representations of straightness. Spanning decades and cultures, from silent Hollywood films to modern Mumbai cinema, the essays in Hetero uncov...(Read More)
 
 
Byromania and the Birth of Celebrity Culture
Byromania and the Birth of Celebrity Culture (April 2009)
Ghislaine McDayter - Author

2009 Elma Dangerfield Award, presented by the International Byron Society

Argues that Byron’s popularity marked the beginning of celebrity as a cultural identity.

Byromania and the Birth of Celebrity Culture argues that Byron’s popularity, particularly among women, marked the beginning of celebrity as a cultural industry. For nearly two hundred years, Roma...(Read More)
 
 
New York Sings
New York Sings (March 2009)
400 Years of the Empire State in Song
Jerry Silverman - Author

New York’s fascinating history as presented in song.

In New York Sings, musicologist and folklorist Jerry Silverman has compiled a remarkable collection of songs about the people, places, and events of New York’s 400-year history—from Henry Hudson’s Half Moon to Pete Seeger’s Clearwater, from Montauk to Niagara Falls, from the sidewalks of New York to the lumber ca...(Read More)
 
 
Imagined Families, Lived Families
Imagined Families, Lived Families (January 2009)
Culture and Kinship in Contemporary Japan
Akiko Hashimoto - Editor
John W. Traphagan - Editor

An interdisciplinary look at the dramatic changes in the contemporary Japanese family, including both empirical data and analyses of popular culture.

The Japanese family is at a crossroads of demographic change and altered cultural values. While the population of children has been shrinking and that of elders rising, attitudes about rights and responsibilities within the family have changed significantly. The rea...(Read More)
 
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