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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
This book relocates Chinese independent moviemaking from a film to a visual culture perspective enabling the author to explore the role that other movies (mostly, but not exclusively, popular culture products) play in the making of experimental and non-mainstream visual culture. more...
- Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 25.00
Inspired by the Rhetoric Culture Project, this volume focuses on the use of imagery, narrative, and cultural schemes to deal with predicaments that arise during the course of life. The contributors explore how people muster their resources to understand and deal with emergencies such as illness, displacement, or genocide. In dealing with such circumstances,... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 94.00
This book offers 25 profiles of some of the most popular female action heroes throughout the history of film, television, comic books, and video games. more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 147.00
Taking as its point of departure Nelson Goodman?s theory of symbol systems as delineated in his seminal book ?Ways of Worldmaking?, this volume gauges the possibilities and perspectives offered by the worldmaking approach as a model for the study of culture. The volume serves to demonstrate how specific media and narratives affect the worlds that are... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 61.60
Known as Frances Ninth Art, the bande dessinée has a status far surpassing that of the equivalent English-language comic strip. This publication, one of the first predominantly in English on the subject, provides a thorough introduction to questions of BD history, context and bibliography. Theoretical issues including the reception... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 78.40
The pervading theme of this book is the construction and allocation of identity, especially through images and imagery. The essays analyse how the dominant social discourses and imageries construct identity or assign subject positions in relation to the categories of race, nation, region, gender and language. The volume is designed to inform the study... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 89.60
Perhaps more than in any other period in modern history, our globalized present is characterized by a constant interaction of, and exposure to, different peoples, regions, ways of life, traditions, languages, and cultures. Cross-boundary communication today comes in various shapes: as mutual exchange, open dialogue, enforced process, misunderstanding,... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2005; US$ 22.00
Too often remembered solely as the psychiatrist and cultural critic whose testimony in Senate subcommittees sparked the creation of the Comics Code, Fredric Wertham was a far more complex man. Author Bart Beaty traces the evolution of Wertham's attitudes toward popular culture and reassesses his place in the debate about pop culture's effects... more...