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Hip Hop in American Cinema

by Melvin Donalson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 01, 2007)

Hip Hop in American Cinema examines the manner in which American feature films have served as the primary medium for mainstreaming hip hop culture into American society. With their glamorizing portrayals of...


What Is This Thing Called Soul

by Damani Phillips Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 30, 2017)

How does academic jazz education impact the Black cultural value of soulfulness and esthetic standards in contemporary jazz music? Through candid conversations with nine of the country’s most highly respected...


The Middle Years of Marriage

by Vince Waldron Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 17, 2017)

Midlife can be a time of great change for individuals and a "make or break" period for marriages. Couples navigate a relationship landscape defined by such lifecourse landmarks as "the empty nest," changing...


Talking Shakespeare

by Louis Fantasia Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 28, 2017)

Talking Shakespeare is a collection of essays on Shakespeare’s plays and politics and their impact in the world today. Originally given as provocative talks on Shakespeare at some of the most prestigious...


Digital Media

by Lee Humphreys & Paul Messaris Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 28, 2017)

The age of digital media has given rise to a new social world. It is a world in which the transmission of information from the few to the many is steadily being supplanted by the multi-directional flow of facts,...


Communicative Cities in the 21st Century

by Susan J. Drucker, Matthew D. Matsaganis & Victoria J. Gallagher Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 01, 2012)

This book explores the concept of the «communicative city», developed initially by participants in an international Urban Communication Foundation initiative, by bringing together scholars from across the...


Through a Lens Darkly

by John J. Michalczyk & Sj Raymond G. Helmick Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 01, 2012)

While the ashes of the Holocaust were still fresh, Polish Jewish attorney Raphael Lemkin put a name to the tragedy that had decimated his family – genocide. The twentieth century was brutally scarred by the...


Foreign News on Television

by Akiba Cohen Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 30, 2012)

Spanning several years of research, this book compares and contrasts how public and commercial TV stations present foreign, domestic, and hybrid news from a number of different countries. It examines what viewers...


Textile Messages

by Leah Buechley, Kylie Peppler, Michael Eisenberg & Yasmin Kafai Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2014)

Textile Messages focuses on the emerging field of electronic textiles, or e-textiles – computers that can be soft, colorful, approachable, and beautiful. E-textiles are articles of clothing, home furnishings,...


A Theater Criticism/Arts Journalism Primer

by Bob Abelman & Cheryl Kushner Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2012)

A Theater Criticism/Arts Journalism Primer: Refereeing the Muses examines the skill set associated with being a critic and arts journalist. It explores the history, evolution, and future of the profession in...


El juramento ante Dios, y lealtad contra el amor

by Jaime Cruz-Ortiz Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 05, 2014)

Lusitanian playwrights who wrote comedias during and after the Dual Monarchy (1580–1640), when the Portuguese and Spanish thrones were united under Habsburg rule, continue to be largely unexplored. This edition...


Dialogic Materialism

by Miriam Jordan-Haladyn Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 20, 2014)

Dialogic Materialism: Bakhtin, Embodiment and Moving Image Art argues for the relevance of Mikhail Bakhtin’s theories of dialogism as a means of examining the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary moving...


Africa’s Last Romantic

by Olga Brom Spencer & Glenn Reynolds Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 19, 2014)

Africa’s Last Romantic: The Films, Books and Expeditions of John L. Brom captures the drama and excitement of John L. Brom’s film expeditions from 1949 to 1962 through sub-Saharan Africa. Brom was the only...


New Creativity Paradigms

by Kylie Peppler Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2014)

Commissioned by the Wallace Foundation, this book explores research indicating that youth are learning new ways to engage in the arts on their own time and according to their own interests. Digital technologies,...


The Story of the Mexican Screenplay

by María Teresa DePaoli Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2011)

The Story of the Mexican Screenplay: A Study of the Invisible Art Form and Interviews with Women Screenwriters contributes to the international development of screenplay studies. While the debate on the ontology...


Artistic Research Methodology

by Mika Hannula, Juha Suoranta & Tere Vadén Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2014)

Artistic Research Methodology argues for artistic research as a context-aware and historical process that works inside-in, beginning and ending with acts committed within an artistic practice. An artistic researcher...


Immigration and Contemporary British Theater

by Victoria Sams Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 22, 2014)

Immigration and Contemporary British Theater: Finding a Home on the Stage analyzes how contemporary British theater has responded to post-war immigration to the United Kingdom through its depictions of home...


Amazing Ourselves to Death

by Lance Strate Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 01, 2013)

Neil Postman’s most popular work, Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985), provided an insightful critique of the effects of television on public discourse in America, arguing that television’s bias towards entertaining...


Suffrage and the Silver Screen

by Amy Shore Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 22, 2014)

In the 1910s, the American woman suffrage movement became a modern mass movement by using visual culture to transform consciousness and gain adherents. As part of this transformation, suffrage organizations...


Sexing the Media

by Debra L. Merskin Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 15, 2012)

Sex in the media is one of the hottest topics of the day. We know that advertising, television, cinema, and other forms of communication use sex to sell us products and pump up story lines. The question is:...


The Other Guy

by Derek A. Burrill & Toby Miller Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2013)

Suffering from «manopause» and «Low T», underemployed and unwilling to grow up, «the other guy» has emerged as an important figure in modern media masculinity. From the films of Judd Apatow to sitcoms...


Making Media Studies

by David Gauntlett Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 01, 2014)

In Making Media Studies, David Gauntlett turns media and communications studies on its head. He proposes a vision of media studies based around doing and making – not about the acquisition of skills, as such,...


Language of Images

by Sthaneshwar Timalsina Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 31, 2015)

While Indian visual culture and Tantric images have drawn wide attention, the culture of images, particularly that of the divine images, is broadly misunderstood. This book is the first to systematically address...


Media Edge

by David L. Altheide Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2014)

This book challenges social science to address the most important social change since the industrial revolution: the mediated communication order. More of our everyday lives and social institutions reflect the...


Global News

by Alexa Robertson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2014)

Global News explores how media representation is conceived and enacted in a world of diversity and transborder flows. Among the ‘new media’ crowding the global mediascape are influential television outlets...


Figuraciones del deseo y coyunturas generacionales en literatura y cine postdictatorial

by Moisés Park Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 02, 2015)

Figuraciones del deseo y coyunturas generacionales en la literatura y el cine podictatorial analiza discursos narrativos sobre el legado de la dictadura militar en Chile. El argumento inicial del libro indica...


Making Sense

by Bandy Lee, Nancy Olson & Thomas Duffy Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 31, 2015)

Regardless of field, from the art world to healthcare delivery, there is a growing need for practically useful theory and theoretically informed practice. The time is ripe for a collaborative, creative conversation...


Casework in K–6 Writing Instruction

by Jenifer Jasinski Schneider Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 01, 2014)

Casework in K–6 Writing Instruction is a collection of teaching cases that feature real teachers, real students, and real examples of K–6 writing instruction. Using student/teacher dialogue and reader-friendly...


Comunidades efímeras

by Luis H. Castañeda Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2014)

Comunidades efímeras estudia una de las vetas más interesantes, y menos visitadas por la crítica, de la imaginación literaria hispanoamericana: la representación novelística de pequeños grupos de vanguardia...


Pandemics and the Media

by Marina Levina Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 01, 2012)

Offering a comprehensive analysis of mediated representations of global pandemics, this book engages with the construction, management, and classification of difference in the global context of a pandemic, to...


Black Women in Reality Television Docusoaps

by Adria Y. Goldman & Damion Waymer Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2014)

Black Women in Reality Television Docusoaps explores representations of Black women in one of the most powerful, popular forms of reality television – the docusoap. Viewers, critics, and researchers have taken...


The Path of Humility

by Anne H. Muraoka Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 31, 2015)

The Path of Humility: Caravaggio and Carlo Borromeo establishes a fundamental relationship between the Franciscan humility of Archbishop of Milan Carlo Borromeo and the Roman sacred works of Caravaggio. This...


The Fantasy of Reality

by Rachel E. Silverman Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 01, 2015)

With over twenty different casts, multiple spin-off series, and five international locations, The Real Housewives franchise is a television phenomenon. The women on these shows have reinvented the soap opera...


The Spike Lee Enigma

by Bill Yousman Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 01, 2013)

The Spike Lee Enigma is an exploration of ideology and political economy in the films and career of one of America's most controversial filmmakers. Since the 1980s Spike Lee has created numerous films that are...


The Revelations of Asher

by Jeanine M. Staples Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2015)

The Revelations of Asher: Toward Supreme Love in Self is an endarkened, feminist, new literacies event. It critically and creatively explores Black women’s terror in love. With poetry, prose, and analytic...


Mediated Moms

by Heather L. Hundley & Sara E. Hayden Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 18, 2016)

Images of «good mothers» saturate the media, yet so too do images of mothers who do not fit this mold. Numerous scholars have addressed «bad mothers» in the media, arguing that these images are a necessary...


The Supersensible in Kant’s «Critique of Judgment»

by Julie N. Books Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 11, 2015)

In this close analysis of Immanuel Kant’s aesthetics in his Critique of Judgment, Dr. Julie N. Books, explains why Kant fails to provide a convincing basis for his desired necessity and universality of our...


Representing Youth with Disability on Television

by Dana Hasson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 10, 2016)

Representing Youth with Disability on Television is a complex and multidimensional mainstream cultural discourse that examines specific stereotypes in fictional programming. The book draws attention to the group...


Seven Essays

by Abdulla M. Al-Dabbagh Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 26, 2016)

In Seven Essays: Studies in Literature, Drama, and Film, Abdulla Al-Dabbagh’s unique approach to literary and cultural issues succeeds in casting new light on these subjects, revealing innovative fields of...


Mad Men and Working Women

by Erika Engstrom, Tracy Lucht, Jane Marcellus & Kimberly Wilmot Voss Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 11, 2016)

This book was featured as one of thirty-four Epic Feminist Books in Teen Vogue magazine.

This book offers interpretive and contextual tools to read the AMC television series Mad Men, providing a much-needed...


The Power and Value of Music

by Andreas Kramarz Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 08, 2016)

Nobody doubts that music has a special, somewhat mysterious power. Less clear is how we can evaluate that power. What makes music good or bad? Are there objective criteria for such a distinction? What impact...


What Is Film?

by Julie N. Books Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 29, 2016)

In What Is Film?, Julie N. Books critically evaluates three philosophical doctrines of film realism (transparency, illusionism, and perceptual realism) and defends her view that films are creative works of art....


Hip Hop DJs and the Evolution of Technology

by André Sirois Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 10, 2016)

Using interviews with world-renowned and innovative hip-hop DJs, as well as technology manufacturers that cater to the market/culture, this book reveals stories behind some of the iconic DJ technologies that...


Encountering Texts

by Joi Carr Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 18, 2016)

Encountering Texts represents the theory and praxis uncovered through an ongoing interdisciplinary arts-based critical pedagogy that engages students in critical self-reflection (disciplined, sustained thinking,...


From Digital to Analog

by Augustín Berti Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 18, 2016)

From Digital to Analog delves into the origins of digitization and its effects on contemporary culture. The book challenges the «common sense» assertion that digitization is just another step in the evolution...


Naturlauf

by Paul-André Bempéchat Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 04, 2016)

This collection of essays forms the second Festschrift to honour the dean of Gustav Mahler research, Henry-Louis de La Grange, on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday. It includes vibrant, new historical,...


Cross-Media Promotion

by Jonathan Hardy Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 20, 2015)

Cross-Media Promotion is the first book-length study of a defining feature of contemporary media, the promotion by media of their allied media interests. The book explores the range of forms of cross-promotion...


The ESPN Effect

by John McGuire, Greg G. Armfield & Adam Earnheardt Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 20, 2015)

ESPN has grown from a start-up cable network in a small Connecticut town to a $50 billion global enterprise. For the past 35 years, ESPN – along with its sister networks – has been the preeminent source...


Writers and Artists in Dialogue

by Cortney Cronberg Barko Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 29, 2015)

This unique work of scholarship explores contemporary issues of male spectatorship and the importance of biography for art criticism in the work of Tracy Chevalier, Eunice Lipton, Anna Banti, Kate Braverman,...


Snatched

by Spring-Serenity Duvall & Leigh Moscowitz Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 11, 2016)

Few crimes provoke the collective fear, public outrage, and media fascination that child abductions do. Stories about missing children capture national headlines and dominate public discourses about crime and...