• Film Comedy and the American Dream book cover

    Film Comedy and the American Dream

    1st Edition

    By Zach Sands

    Film Comedy and the American Dream is an examination of national identity in the era of the American superpower as projected in popular comedic films that center on issues of upward mobility. It is the story of what made audiences laugh and why, and what this says about the changing shape of the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • Girlhood on Disney Channel: Branding, Celebrity, and Femininity book cover

    Girlhood on Disney Channel

    Branding, Celebrity, and Femininity, 1st Edition

    By Morgan Genevieve Blue

    Since the early 2000s, Disney Channel has been dominated by original live-action programming popular among tween girls. The shows’ successes rely not only on their popularity among girl audiences, but also on the development of star personae by girl performers, such as Raven-Symoné, Miley Cyrus,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • Horror Television in the Age of Consumption: Binging on Fear book cover

    Horror Television in the Age of Consumption

    Binging on Fear, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kimberly Jackson, Linda Belau

    Characterized as it is by its interest in and engagement with the supernatural, psycho-social formations, the gothic, and issues of identity and subjectivity, horror has long functioned as an allegorical device for interrogations into the seamier side of cultural foundations. This collection,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • Becoming-Social in a Networked Age book cover

    Becoming-Social in a Networked Age

    1st Edition

    By Neal Thomas

    This book examines the semiotic effects of protocols and algorithms at work in popular social media systems, bridging philosophical conversations in human-computer interaction (HCI) and information systems (IS) design with contemporary work in critical media, technology and software studies. Where…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • Early Race Filmmaking in America book cover

    Early Race Filmmaking in America

    1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Lupack

    The early years of the twentieth century were a formative time in the long history of struggle for black representation. More than any other medium, movies reflected the tremendous changes occurring in American society. Unfortunately, since they drew heavily on the nineteenth-century theatrical…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • Film Text Analysis: New Perspectives on the Analysis of Filmic Meaning book cover

    Film Text Analysis

    New Perspectives on the Analysis of Filmic Meaning, 1st Edition

    Edited by Janina Wildfeuer, John A. Bateman

    This book examines film as a multimodal text and an audiovisual synthesis, bringing together current work within the fields of narratology, philosophy, multimodal analysis, sound as well as cultural studies in order to cover a wide range of international academic interest. The book provides new…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • Bodies, Speech, and Reproductive Knowledge in Early Modern England book cover

    Bodies, Speech, and Reproductive Knowledge in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Sara D. Luttfring

    This volume examines early modern representations of women’s reproductive knowledge through new readings of plays, monstrous birth pamphlets, medical treatises, court records, histories, and more, which are often interpreted as depicting female reproductive bodies as passive, silenced objects of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • The Cinematic Eighteenth Century: History, Culture, and Adaptation book cover

    The Cinematic Eighteenth Century

    History, Culture, and Adaptation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Srividhya Swaminathan, Steven W. Thomas

    This collection explores how film and television depict the complex and diverse milieu of the eighteenth century as a literary, historical, and cultural space. Topics range from adaptations of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (The Martian) to historical fiction on the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • After American Studies: Rethinking the Legacies of Transnational Exceptionalism book cover

    After American Studies

    Rethinking the Legacies of Transnational Exceptionalism, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera

    After American Studies is a timely critique of national and transnational approaches to community, and their forms of belonging and trans/patriotisms. Using reports in multicultural psychology and cultural neuroscience to interpret an array of cultural forms—including literature, art, film,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • Social Media, Social Genres: Making Sense of the Ordinary book cover

    Social Media, Social Genres

    Making Sense of the Ordinary, 1st Edition

    By Stine Lomborg

    Internet-based applications such as blogs, social network sites, online chat forums, text messages, microblogs, and location-based communication services used from computers and smart phones represent central resources for organizing daily life and making sense of ourselves and the social worlds we…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • Travel Writing from Black Australia: Utopia, Melancholia, and Aboriginality book cover

    Travel Writing from Black Australia

    Utopia, Melancholia, and Aboriginality, 1st Edition

    By Robert Clarke

    Over the past thirty years the Australian travel experience has been ‘Aboriginalized’. Aboriginality has been appropriated to furnish the Australian nation with a unique and identifiable tourist brand. This is deeply ironic given the realities of life for many Aboriginal people in Australian…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • Representations of Anne Frank in American Literature book cover

    Representations of Anne Frank in American Literature

    1st Edition

    By Rachael McLennan

    This book explores portrayals of Anne Frank in American literature, where she is often invoked, if problematically, as a means of encouraging readers to think widely about persecution, genocide, and victimisation; often in relation to gender, ethnicity, and race. It shows how literary…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

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