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  • The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopediaby James M. Welsh; Gene D. Phillips; Rodney F. Hill

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 90.00

    Containing material on all of the films Coppola has played a role in, the entries in this encyclopedia focus on all aspects of Coppola's work and each entry is followed by a bibliography of published sources, both in print and online. more...

  • Daring to Feelby Jody Santos

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 36.00

    Like social scientists, reporters are expected to be immune to, and even aloof from, the pain and suffering they chronicle. Daring to Feel: Violence, the News Media, and Their Emotions challenges this journalistic mandate, particularly as it pertains to the emotional topic of violence. Interviewing journalists who have covered some of the worst tragedies... more...

  • The Last Silent Picture Showby William M. Drew

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 59.50

    This book details the fate of an entire art form—the silent cinema—in the United States during the 1930s and how it managed to survive the onslaught of sound. more...

  • Post Cinematic Affectby Steven Shaviro

    John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 14.99

    Post-Cinematic Affect is about what it feels like to live in the affluent West in the early 21st century. Specifically, it explores the structure of feeling that is emerging today in tandem with new digital technologies, together with economic globalization and the financialization of more and more human activities. The 20th century was the age of... more...

  • Filming and Performing Renaissance Historyby Prof Mark Thornton Burnett; Dr Adrian Streete

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Over the last century, many 16th- and 17th-century events and personalities have been brought before home, cinema, exhibition, festival and theatrical audiences. This collection examines these representations, looking at recent television series, documentaries, pageantry, theatre and popular culture in various cultural and linguistic guises. more...

  • Towards a New Literary Humanismby Andy Mousley

    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...

  • Entertainment Industry Economicsby Harold L. Vogel

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 56.00

    In this newly revised book, Harold L. Vogel examines the business economics of the major entertainment enterprises. more...

  • Neo-Feminist Cinemaby Hilary Radner

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 42.07

    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...

  • Westernsby John White

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 28.04

    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...

  • Television News, Politics and Young Peopleby Mike Wayne; Julian Petley; Craig Murray; Lesley Henderson

    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...