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Passing Interest
Passing Interest (July 2014)
Racial Passing in US Novels, Memoirs, Television, and Film, 1990-2010
Julie Cary Nerad - Editor

Explores how the trope of racial passing continues to serve as a touchstone for gauging public beliefs and anxieties about race in this multiracial era.

The first volume to focus on the trope of racial passing in novels, memoirs, television, and films published or produced between 1990 and 2010, Passing Interest takes the scholarly conversation on passing into the twenty-first century. With contributors ...(Read More)
Warrior Women
Warrior Women (July 2014)
Gender, Race, and the Transnational Chinese Action Star
Lisa Funnell - Author

BRONZE MEDALIST - 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Women Issues Category

2015 Emily Toth Award, presented by the Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association

FINALIST - 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Women’s Studies Category

Considers the significance of Chinese female action stars ...(Read More)
Male Beauty
Male Beauty (May 2014)
Postwar Masculinity in Theater, Film, and Physique Magazines
Kenneth Krauss - Author

Explores how a younger and more sensitive form of masculinity emerged in the United States after World War II.

In the decades that followed World War II, Americans searched for and often founds signs of a new masculinity that was younger, sensitive, and sexually ambivalent. Male Beauty examines the theater, film, and magazines of the time in order to illuminate how each one put forward a version of male g...(Read More)
B Is for Bad Cinema
B Is for Bad Cinema (March 2014)
Aesthetics, Politics, and Cultural Value
Claire Perkins - Editor
Constantine Verevis - Editor

Considers films that lurk on the boundaries of acceptability in taste, style, and politics.

B Is for Bad Cinema continues and extends, but does not limit itself to, the trends in film scholarship that have made cult and exploitation films and other “low” genres increasingly acceptable objects for critical analysis. Springing from discussions of taste and value in film, these original essays ma...(Read More)
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 Kordela aims to overcome this divide, formulating a historical ontology that draws from Spinoza, Marx, Heidegger, and Sartre to theorize the changed character of ...(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)
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