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  • Mad Men Unzippedby Karen E. Dill-Shackleford; Cynthia Vinney; Jerri Lynn Hogg; Kristin Hopper-Losenicky

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 22.50

    This is the story of the Mad Men fan phenomenon: how the show and its fans distinguished themselves in a market where it?s hard to make an impression, not unlike the driven ad execs at the center of the show. In this book, four media psychologists who also just happen to be dedicated Mad Men fans explore how the show?s viewers make meaning from... more...

  • Die unerhörte Generationby Christoph Hilgert

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Formen, Bedingungen und Bedeutungen von Jugenddarstellungen im westdeutschen und britischen Hörfunk in der frühen Nachkriegszeit. Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg entspann sich in Westdeutschland und Großbritannien eine intensive, von ambivalenten Zukunftserwartungen geprägte Debatte über die Jugend. Christoph Hilgert zeigt, wie das Radio Vorstellungen... more...

  • The Salvation of Doctor Who Leader Guideby Matt Rawle

    Abingdon Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Chart the intersection of faith and science through cult favorite Doctor Who. more...

  • Religious Science Fiction in Battlestar Galactica and Capricaby Jutta Wimmler

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Why did it seem strange when Battlestar Galactica ended its narrative on a religious note instead of providing a scientific explanation? And what does this have to do with gender? This book explores the connection between the triumph of religion and the dominance of femininity in Battlestar Galactica and its prequel series Caprica. Both series breached... more...

  • Orange Is the New Black and Philosophyby Richard Greene; Rachel Robison-Greene

    Open Court 2015; US$ 19.95

    This collection of eighteen chapters by talented philosophical minds probes some of the many lessons to be learned from Orange Is the New Black (mostly the addictive Netflix comedy-drama but with some attention to the best-selling real-life book by Piper Kerman). The show and the book that inspired it both dramatically highlight the troubling, stressful... more...

  • Millennial Fandomby Louisa Ellen Stein

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    No longer a niche or cult identity, fandom now colors our notions of an expansive generational construct?the millennial generation. Like fans, millennials are frequently cast as active participants in media culture, spectators who expect opportunities to intervene, control, and create. At the same time, long-standing fears about fans? cultural unruliness... more...

  • Internet Lesbian and Gay Television Series, 1996-2014by Vincent Terrace

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    Created around the world and available only on the Web, internet "television" series are independently produced, mostly low budget shows that often feature talented but unknown performers. Typically financed through crowd-funding, they are filmed with borrowed equipment and volunteer casts and crews, and viewers find them through word of... more...

  • Assault on the Small Screenby Molly Ann Magestro

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book focuses on how various police and police-adjacent agencies present investigations of rape, treat and discuss rape victims, and help to create a lens through which audience members view rape in the real world. The programs discussed in this volume include program The Good Wife, CSI , NCIS, Law & Order SVU , The Closer , and Criminal... more...

  • African Appropriationsby Matthias Krings

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Why would a Hollywood film become a Nigerian video remake, a Tanzanian comic book, or a Congolese music video? Matthias Krings explores the myriad ways Africans respond to the relentless onslaught of global culture. He seeks out places where they have adapted pervasive cultural forms to their own purposes as photo novels, comic books, songs, posters,... more...

  • Jim Henson and Philosophyby Timothy Dale; Joseph Foy; Craig Yoe

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 18.99

    Jim Henson?s creations have inspired generations with characters that are among the world?s most recognizable cultural icons. Henson?s legacy endures because he never shied away from exploring deep questions, nor underestimated the ability of children (or adults) to grapple with profound philosophical issues. Anyone who grew up with his stories,... more...