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  • The Colorblind Screenby Sarah E. Turner; Sarah Nilsen

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    The election of President Barack Obama signaled for many the realization of a post-racial America, a nation in which racism was no longer a defining social, cultural, and political issue. While many Americans espouse a "colorblind" racial ideology and publicly endorse the broad goals of integration and equal treatment without regard to race,... more...

  • Pedestrianismby Matthew Algeo

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, America?s most popular spectator sport wasn?t baseball, boxing, or horseracing?it was competitive walking. Inside sold-out arenas, competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonstop for six straight days (never on Sunday), risking their health and sanity to see who could walk the farthest?500 miles,... more...

  • Cable Guysby Amanda D. Lotz

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    From the meth-dealing but devoted family man Walter White of AMC’s Breaking Bad, to the part-time basketball coach, part-time gigolo Ray Drecker of HBO’s Hung, depictions of male characters perplexed by societal expectations of men and anxious about changing American masculinity have become standard across the television landscape. Engaging... more...

  • Science Fiction TVby J. P. Telotte

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    The first in the Routledge Television Guidebooks series, Science Fiction TV offers an introduction to the versatile and evolving genre of science fiction television, combining historical overview with textual readings to analyze its development and ever-increasing popularity. J. P. Telotte discusses science fiction?s cultural progressiveness and... more...

  • Swordsmen of the Screenby Jeffrey Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This fascinating study of the genre of swashbuckling films received wide critical acclaim when it was first published in 1977. Jeffrey Richards assesses the contributions to the genre of directors, designers and fencing masters, as well as of the stars themselves, and devotes several chapters to the principal subjects if the swashbucklers ? pirates,... more...

  • Engaging with Realityby Ib Bondebjerg

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    This book is framed by theories of globalization and delves into the development of a new global media culture. It also deals with theories of documentary genres and their social and cultural functions. Engaging with Reality contributes to a new and broader understanding of our changing, contemporary media culture and offers a comparative, transnational... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Epic Filmsby Constantine Santas; James M. Wilson; Maria Colavito; Djoymi Baker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 119.99

    This resource contains reviews of every major production considered to be an epic film. Entries consider the characteristics of what makes an epic, including length, structure, spectacular special effects, and themes involving heroic figures and storylines relating episodes essential to the history of a race or nation. Major Hollywood and European... more...

  • Klangbilderby Irene Kletschke

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 43.97

    <P>Walt Disneys Zeichentrickfilm <EM>Fantasia</EM> aus dem Jahr 1940 fasziniert noch heute mit seinen Bildern zur "klassischen" Musik. Gemeinsam mit Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor und unzähligen Mitarbeitern schuf Disney einen Konzertfilm, der in den siebzig Jahren seit seiner Premiere selbst zu einem Klassiker geworden... more...

  • Women in War Filmsby Ralph Donald; Karen MacDonald

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This companion volume to Reel Men at War takes a look at how women have been portrayed in war films, from silents of the 1920s to films of the 21 st century. The authors explore the full range of women on the home front, covering nurses and doctors on the war front and women in combat. Films examined include Wings , A Farewell to Arms... more...

  • Pixar's Boy Storiesby Shannon R. Wooden; Ken Gillam

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This volume examines films produced by Pixar Animation Studios between 1995 and 2013, exploring how boys become men and how men measure up in films from Toy Story to Monsters University . Offering counterintuitive readings of such works, this book describes how the films quietly but forcefully reiterate traditional masculine norms, in terms... more...