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- 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...
- 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...
- Open Court 2015; US$ 19.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
Production Studies, The Sequel! is an exciting exploration of the experiences of media workers in local, global, and digital communities?from prop-masters in Germany, Chinese film auteurs, producers of children?s television in Qatar, Italian radio broadcasters, filmmakers in Ethiopia and Nigeria, to seemingly-autonomous Twitterbots. Case studies... more...