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Nietzsche in Hollywood
Nietzsche in Hollywood (September 2022)
Images of the Übermensch in Early American Cinema
Matthew Rukgaber - Author

 
 
No Jurisdiction
No Jurisdiction (July 2022)
Legal, Political, and Aesthetic Disorder in Post-9/11 Genre Cinema
Fareed Ben-Youssef - Author

A deeply personal study of post-9/11 film that exposes how genre can frame the shifting meanings of the War on Terror and its impact on American law and culture.

No Jurisdiction interweaves autobiography and analysis to explore how a disabled American of French-Arab descent justifies his love for the (super)heroes who destroy brown people like himself. Framing Hollywood genr...(Read More)
 
 
Whiteness at the End of the World
Whiteness at the End of the World (July 2022)
Race in Post-Apocalyptic Cinema
David Venditto - Author

 
 
Drops of Inclusivity
Drops of Inclusivity (June 2022)
Racial Formations and Meanings in Puerto Rican Society, 1898-1965
Milagros Denis-Rosario - Author

A critical view of race relations on the island of Puerto Rico from 1898 to 1965.

Drops of Inclusivity examines race and racism on the island of Puerto Rico by combining a wide-angle historical narrative with the individual stories of Black Puerto Ricans. While some of these Afro-Boricuas, such as Roberto Clemente and Ruth Fernández, are well-known, others, like Cecilia Orta...(Read More)
 
 
Through the Periscope
Through the Periscope (May 2022)
Changing Culture, Italian America
Martino Marazzi - Author

Offers a wider approach to Italian American culture, one that stresses both its material, urban components and the creativity of its formal literary codes.

The constant dialogue between literary forms of the Old and the New World is the core concern of the essays in Through the Periscope, which examine these ever-changing historical, intellectual, and psychological landscape...(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)
 
 
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)
 
 
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)
 
 
Enduring Critical Poses
Enduring Critical Poses (February 2021)
The Legacy and Life of Anishinaabe Literature and Letters
Gordon Henry Jr. - Editor
Margaret Noodin - Editor
David Stirrup - Editor

A celebration of Anishinaabe intellectual tradition.

Enduring Critical Poses examines the stories, poems, plays, and histories centered in the Great Lakes region of North America, where the Anishinaabeg live in a space Basil Johnston referred to as “Maazikamikwe,” a maternal earth. The Anishinaabeg are a confederacy of many communities, including the Odawa, Saulteaux, Ojibwe...(Read More)
 
 
Michael Gold
Michael Gold (December 2020)
The People's Writer
Patrick Chura - Author

An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.

Jewish American Communist writer and cultural figure Michael Gold (1893–1967) was a key progressive author of his generation, yet today his work is too often forgotten. A novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, journalist, and editor, Gold was the leading advocate of leftist, proletarian...(Read More)
 
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