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- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 47.95
What does it mean to "fail" in performance? How might staging failure reveal theatre?s potential to expand our understanding of social, political and everyday reality? What can we learn from performances that expose and then celebrate their ability to fail? In Performance Theatre and the Poetics of Failure , Sara Jane Bailes begins with Samuel... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95
This book investigates representations of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Hollywood films, and the synergies between Hollywood product, U.S. military/defense interests and U.S. foreign policy. As probably the best known of the many different intelligence agencies of the US, the CIA is an exceptionally well known national and international... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
Literature cultivates 'deep selves' for whom books matter because they take over from religion fundamental questions about the meaning of existence. This volume embraces and questions this perspective, whilst also developing a 'new humanist' critical vocabulary which specifies, and therefore opens to debate, the human significance of literature. more...
- Princeton University Press 1991; US$ 53.00 US$ 42.40
Comparable in importance to Mikhail Bakhtin, Lydia Ginzburg distinguished herself among Soviet literary critics through her investigation of the social and historical elements that relate verbal art to life in a particular culture. Her work speaks directly to those Western critics who may find that deconstructionist and psychoanalytical strategies... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 41.95
What lies behind current feminist discontent with contemporary cinema? Through a combination of cultural and industry analysis, Hilary Radner?s Neo-Feminist Cinema: Girly Films, Chick Flicks and Consumer Culture †shows how the needs of conglomerate Hollywood have encouraged an emphasis on consumer culture within films made for women. By exploring... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 34.95
It is a common assertion that the history of America is written in its Westerns, but how true is this? In this guidebook John White discusses the evolution of the Western through history and†looks at theoretical and critical approaches to Westerns such as genre analysis, semiotics, representation, ideology, discourse analysis, narrative, realism,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 51.95
The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films offers readers a long overdue, comprehensive look at the rich history of fairy tales and their influence on film, complete with the inclusion of an extensive filmography compiled by the author.? With this book, Jack Zipes not only looks at the extensive, illustrious life of fairy tales... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00
Boaz Hagin carries out a†philosophical examination of the issue of death as it is represented and problematized in Hollywood cinema of the classical era (1920s-1950s) and in later mainstream films, looking at†four major genres: the Western, the gangster film, melodrama and the war film. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00
Why are young people alienated from television news? This book argues that contemporary trends indicating deepening disconnection from news about public life reflect both problems in the way television news covers politics - the single biggest item on the news -†and problems with the nature of politics itself under neo-liberal capitalism. more...