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Gil Rodman

Associate Professor of Communication Studies
University of Minnesota

My research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of cultural studies and critical media studies. I'm especially interested in the politics of race and ethnicity, intellectual property, popular music, and digital media.

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The Sage Handbook of Popular Music

Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards: Mixing Pop, Politics, and Cultural Studies


Published: Jan 15, 2015 by The Sage Handbook of Popular Music
Authors: Gilbert B. Rodman
Subjects: Music, Media and Cultural Studies, Communication Studies

A survey of cultural studies approaches to the study of popular music.

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained: The Continuation of Metacinema

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Film


Published: Jul 31, 2014 by Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained: The Continuation of Metacinema
Authors: Heather Ashley Hayes & Gilbert B. Rodman
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Communication Studies

A cultural-studies/critical-rhetorical analysis of the racial politics of Django Unchained. Also reprinted (with additional images) in Jump Cut, 56, 2015.

The Race and Media Reader

Introduction: Teaching/Learning About Race


Published: Nov 23, 2013 by The Race and Media Reader
Authors: Gilbert B. Rodman
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Communication Studies

An introduction to The Race and Media Reader, with a special focus on teaching about race and racism.

International Journal of Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies and Critical Literacies


Published: Oct 01, 2013 by International Journal of Cultural Studies
Authors: Kris Rutten, Gilbert B. Rodman, Handel Kashope Wright, & Ronald Soetaert
Subjects: Education, Media and Cultural Studies

An introductory essay to a special issue of IJCS on "Cultural Studies and Critical Literacies"

The Sage Handbook of Historical Theory

Cultural Studies and History


Published: Jan 01, 2013 by The Sage Handbook of Historical Theory
Authors: Gilbert B. Rodman
Subjects: History, Media and Cultural Studies

A discussion of how cultural studies knows what it claims to know, with a particular focus on its sense of history and historiography.

About Raymond Williams

Cultural Studies Is Ordinary


Published: Nov 23, 2009 by About Raymond Williams
Authors: Gilbert B. Rodman
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies

An essay that draws on two of Raymond Williams' most famous essays -- "Culture Is Ordinary" and "The Future of Cultural Studies" -- to make an argument about how best to reinvigorate the project of cultural studies in the current moment.

Cultural Studies

Music for Nothing or, I Want My MP3: The Regulation and Recirculation of Affect


Published: Jun 01, 2006 by Cultural Studies
Authors: Gilbert B. Rodman & Cheyanne Vanderdonckt
Subjects: Music, Media and Cultural Studies, Communication Studies

A critical analysis of the problems with the mainstream public discourse around digital filesharing.

Popular Communication

Race & Other Four Letter Words: Eminem & the Cultural Politics of Authenticity


Published: Apr 01, 2006 by Popular Communication
Authors: Gilbert B. Rodman
Subjects: Music, Media and Cultural Studies, Communication Studies

This essay argues that much of what underpins the moral panic surrounding Eminem is a set of largely unspoken questions about race, identity, authenticity, and performance.

Virtual Publics: Policy and Community in an Electronic Age

The Net Effect: The Public’s Fear and the Public Sphere


Published: Apr 15, 2003 by Virtual Publics: Policy and Community in an Electronic Age
Authors: Gilbert B. Rodman
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Communication Studies

A cultural-studies-flavored critique of over-reaching discourse -- both celebratory and fearful -- about the social and cultural impact of the Internet.

Race in Cyberspace

Race in Cyberspace: An Introduction


Published: Jan 12, 2000 by Race in Cyberspace
Authors: Beth E. Kolko, Lisa Nakamura, & Gilbert B. Rodman
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Communication Studies

An introduction to the edited collection, Race in Cyberspace

Key Terms in Popular Music and Culture

Histories


Published: Nov 22, 1999 by Key Terms in Popular Music and Culture
Authors: Gilbert B. Rodman
Subjects: History, Music, Media and Cultural Studies, Communication Studies

A cultural-studies-flavored take on the role that historical research plays in popular music studies.

Journal of Communication Inquiry

Subject to Debate: (Mis)Reading Cultural Studies


Published: Oct 01, 1997 by Journal of Communication Inquiry
Authors: Gilbert B. Rodman
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Communication Studies

A critical assessment of the various ways that cultural studies has been misappropriated, misinterpreted, and distorted by many of its critics.

Cultural Studies

A Hero to Most?: Elvis, Myth, and the Politics of Race


Published: Oct 01, 1994 by Cultural Studies
Authors: Gilbert B. Rodman
Subjects: Music, Media and Cultural Studies, Communication Studies

A critical analysis of the racial politics of Elvis Presley's stardom, career, and unusual posthumous afterlife.

Meanjin

Making a Better Mystery Out of History: Of Plateaus, Roads, and Traces


Published: Jan 01, 1993 by Meanjin
Authors: Gilbert B. Rodman
Subjects: Geography , History, Music, Media and Cultural Studies, Philosophy

An essay that examines the nearly identical project undertaken by three seemingly unconnected books: Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus, Greil Marcus's Lipstick Traces, and Paul Carter's The Road to Botany Bay.