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Migration Documentary Films in Post-War Australia

Liangwen Kuo
ISBN: 9781604976878

Migration documentary films played an important role in promoting Australian images to the outside world. This innovative book is the first in the field that comes with a systematic and comprehensive study of migration documentary films in post-war Australia. Scholars and students whose interests include documentary films, immigration, ethnicity, national identity, and propaganda would find this book to be a valuable resource. Read More..

French War Films and National Identity

Noah McLaughlin
ISBN: 9781604976830

The relationship of French national identity to its cinema is a well-established field. Yet so far, most studies have either taken a broad historical approach or focused on a particular director or period. Using various theoretical approaches, this book investigates an area that is––as of today––either ill or untreated by scholars: what is the relationship of film form to the historical and social reflections of a given work, whether they be overt or hidden? Read More..

Hip Hop and Inequality:

Searching for the "Real" Slim Shady
Simona Hill and Dave Ramsaran
ISBN: 9781604976519

Little work has been done on trying to locate the emergence of hip hop and hip hop culture within the context of capitalist development in the United States. This book shows how racial, gender, and ethnic stereotypes are reformulated through different media. The book critically analyzes two prominent archetypal images of the gangsta male and the wanksta feminist who can be either male or female. Read More..

Cinematic Portraits of Evil:

Christian de Chalonge’s Docteur Petiot and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Delicatessen
Esther Rowlands
ISBN: 9781604976441

This book seeks to establish a new way of examining not only history but contemporary manners of historical representation on film, as well as their cultural and philosophical implications. It aims to advance new ways of investigating the past with films that are, on the surface, only tangentially related to traditional manners of historical representation. Read More..

The Evolution of Aesthetic and Expressive Dance in Boston

Jody Weber
ISBN: 9781604976212

Boston’s regional dance pioneers forged powerful relationships with their community that shaped their broader work in terms of education, choreography, and advocacy. This study of their schools, artistic work, and audience development provides insight into the development of expressive movement both regionally and nationally. An important book for collections in dance history, women’s studies, and regional histories. Read More..

Celebrity, Pedophilia, and Ideology in American Culture

Jason Lee
ISBN: 9781604975994

Reveals the connections between rapacious capitalism and the rape of children. The twenty chapters—which span the analysis of childhood, celebrity culture, important books and films on pedophilia and violence, post-9/11 theology and public rhetoric, and killing for fame, in an interrelated fashion—cover intrinsically important areas of ideology. Read More..

The Theater of Carlo Terron:

Two Plays: The Trial of the Innocents and Arsenic, Tonight!
Robert Cardullo
ISBN: 9781604975949

This innovative book will for the first time introduce this compelling dramatist to the English-speaking world. Included are not only chronologies of Terron’s life and work, but, most importantly, two of his best and most representative works: The Trial of the Innocents (1950) and Arsenic, Tonight! (1967). Read More..

Sir William Davenant, the Court Masque, and the English Seventeenth Century Scenic Stage, c1605 –c1700

Dawn Lewcock
ISBN: 9781604975789

This is new work which uses dramaturgical and scenographical analysis of selected plays and masques, against known theatrical history, to discover how the staging of painted settings was organised from c1605 to c1700. This kind of investigation into the links between masque staging and the staging of plays has not been done in quite this manner before. Read More..

Be(com)ing Korean in the United States:

Exploring Ethnic Identity Formation Through Cultural Practices
S. Sonya Gwak
ISBN: 9781604975840

Most studies about Asian Americans focus on the immigration challenges, or the conflicts and differences between generations. While these are important issues that affect the lives of Asian Americans, it is also valuable to focus on how new cultural identities are formed in the attempt to hold on to the traditions of the immigrant homeland . This research pays close attention to how young people understand their identities through cultural practices, regardless of generational differences. The focus is on collective meaning-making about ethnic identity across immigration statuses and generations. Read More..

Drama and the Postmodern:

Assessing the Limits of Metatheatre
Daniel K. Jernigan
ISBN: 9781604975420

This collection of essays is impressive in its breadth, ranging over English, Irish, American, and Continental dramatists. Many of the plays given extended treatment are frequently anthologized and/or taught. Read More..

 

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