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The black man suffering at the hands of whites, the white woman sexually threatened by the black man. Both images have long been burned into the American conscience through popular entertainment, and they exert a disturbing influence on Americans' understanding of race. This work explores how these images took root.
In this sophisticated examination of the HBO serial drama that aired from 2002 until 2008, Linda Williams, a leading film scholar and authority on the interplay between film, melodrama, and issues of race, suggests what exactly it is that makes The Wire so good. She argues that its narrative power derives from its genre, popular melodrama.
For many years, kisses were the only sexual acts to be seen in mainstream American movies. This title investigates how sex acts have been represented on screen for more than a century and, just as important, how we have watched and experienced those representations.
The second edition of this bestseller includes new material now part of introductory chemistry curricula and national subject tests such as ACT, SAT, and AP Chemistry.
Contemporary American Cinema is the first comprehensive introduction to American cinema since 1960. Critical essays from leading film scholars are supplemented by boxed profiles of key directors, producers and actors; key films and key genres; and statistics from the cinema industry.
A self-teaching guide for anyone interested in nanotechnology and the many biological, chemical, physical, environmental and political aspects of the developing science.
In this study, the author moves beyond the impasse of the anti-porn/anti-censorship debate to analyze what hard-core film pornography is and does - as a genre with a history, as a specific cinematic form, and as part of contemporary discourse on sexuality.
Earth Science has never been easier to understand. This title includes coverage on: rocks and minerals, strata, fossils, volcano's, earthquakes, glaciers, wind and erosion, oceans, type of rock, atmosphere, carbon and calcium, the hydrologic cycle, and more.
How new media and visual artists provide alternative ways for understanding and visualizing the entanglements of media and the environment in the Asia-Pacific.Images of environmental disaster and degradation have become part of our everyday media diet. This visual culture focusing on environmental deterioration represents a wider recognition of the political, economic, and cultural forces that are responsible for our ongoing environmental crisis. And yet efforts to raise awareness about environmental issues through digital and visual media are riddled with irony, because the resource extraction, manufacturing, transportation, and waste associated with digital devices contribute to environmental damage and climate change. Screen Ecologies examines the relationship of media, art, and climate change in the Asia-Pacific region-a key site of both environmental degradation and the production and consumption of climate-aware screen art and media.Screen Ecologies shows how new media and visual artists provide alternative ways for understanding the entanglements of media and the environment in the Asia-Pacific. It investigates such topics as artists' exploration of alternative ways to represent the environment; regional stories of media innovation and climate change; the tensions between amateur and professional art; the emergence of biennials, triennials, and new arts organizations; the theme of water in regional art; new models for networked collaboration; and social media's move from private to public realms. A generous selection of illustrations shows a range of artist's projects.
Based on two years of intensive research in a juvenile prison, this study tells the story of youths in a "e;model program,"e; created after a class action lawsuit for inhumane and illegal practices. It captures their lives inside and outside of prison: from drugs, gangs and criminal behaviour to the realities of families, schools and neighbourhoods. Drawing on experience that encompasses 20 years of juvenile justice research and policy analysis, the authors scrutinize the prison's attempts to combine accountability and treatment for youths with protection for the public, situating these within the larger social and political context.
Die Uberwindung von autoritaren Formen der Kindererziehung und monogamen, eheahnlichen Zweierbeziehungen war immer wieder integraler Bestandteil utopischer Gesellschaftsentwurfe auf Seiten der politischen Linken. Ebenso waren viele AktivistInnen der 1968er-Bewegung der Uberzeugung, soziale Revolution sei nicht ohne "e;befreite"e; Sexualitat denkbar. Die Hoffnungen, die mit der Idee einer "e;sexuellen Revolution"e; verbunden wurden, haben sich jedoch nicht erfullt: Radikale Kommune-Projekte scheiterten, die fortschreitende Liberalisierung fuhrte zur Kommerzialisierung von Sex(arbeit). Feministinnen kritisierten zu Recht, dass Fragen von Reproduktionsarbeit und Heterosexismus in gesellschaftsverandernden Entwurfen der Linken nur selten mitbedacht wurden. Mit der vorliegenden Dokumentation von linkskommunistischen, freudo-marxistischen und (queer)-feministischen Texten wird die Frage aufgeworfen, inwiefern Projekte einer gesamtgesellschaftlichen politischen Emanzipation mit einer Kritik der Sexualitt einhergehen kann. Dabei geht es auch um neue Beziehungsformen wie die "e;erotische Freundschaft"e;, Praktiken zur berwindung einer genitalfixierten Sexualitt oder um die Frage, wie (Un-)Lust mit Lohnarbeit zusammenhngt. ber den Umweg einer historischen Spurensuche versucht dieses Buch, emanzipatorische Elemente freizulegen.
One of the rare collections I would recommend for use in undergraduate teaching the chapters are lucid without being oversimplified and the contributors are adept at analyzing the key industrial, technological and ideological features of contemporary U.S. cinema. Diane Negra, University of East Anglia, UK. Contemporary American Cinema offers a fresh and sometimes revisionist look at developments in the American film industry from the 1960s to the present Readers will find it lively and provocative.Chuck Maland, University of Tennessee, USA. Contemporary American Cinema is the book on the subject that undergraduate classes have been waiting for Comprehensive, detailed, and intelligently organized [and] written in accessible and compelling prose Contemporary American Cinema will be embraced by instructors and students alike.Charlie Keil, Director, Cinema Studies Program, University of Toronto, Canada. Contemporary American Cinema usefully gathers together a range of materials that provide a valuable resource for students and scholars. It is also a pleasure to read. Hilary Radner, University of Otago, New Zealand. Contemporary American Cinema deepens our knowledge of American cinema since the 1960s. This is an important collection that will be widely used in university classrooms.Lee Grieveson, University College London, UK. Contemporary American Cinema is a clear-sighted and tremendously readable anthology, mapping the terrain of post-sixties US cinema with breadth and critical verve. Paul Grainge, University of Nottingham, UK. This collection of freshly written essays by leading specialists in the field will most likely be one of the most important works of reference for students and film scholars for years to come.Liv Hausken, University of Oslo, Norway. Contemporary American Cinema is the first comprehensive introduction to American cinema since 1960. The book is unique in its treatment of both Hollywood, alternative and non-mainstream cinema. Critical essays from leading film scholars are supplemented by boxed profiles of key directors, producers and actors; key films and key genres; and statistics from the cinema industry. Illustrated in colour and black and white with film stills, posters and production images, the book has two tables of contents allowing students to use the book chronologically, decade-by-decade, or thematically by subject. Designed especially for courses in cinema studies and film studies, cultural studies and American studies, Contemporary American Cinema features a glossary of key terms, fully referenced resources and suggestions for further reading, questions for class discussion, and a comprehensive filmography. Individual chapters include:The decline of the studio systemThe rise of American new wave cinemaThe history of the blockbusterThe parallel histories of independent and underground filmBlack cinema from blaxploitation to the 1990sChanging audiencesThe effects of new technologyComprehensive overview of US documentary from 1960 to the presentContributors include: Stephen Prince, Steve Neale, Susan Jeffords,Yvonne Tasker, Barbara Klinger, Jim Hillier, Peter Kramer, Mark Shiel,Sheldon Hall, Eithne Quinn, Michele Aaron, Jonathan Munby.
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