Queers In American Popular Culture

Author: Jim Elledge
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031335457X
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Queers In American Popular Culture from the Author: Jim Elledge. A collection of articles explores the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons in shaping American popular culture from the late 1800s to the present.

Queers In American Popular Culture

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ISBN: 9781780349749
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Queers In American Popular Culture from the Author: . This three-volume collection of essays reveals the widespread existence of queer men and women in American popular culture, and showcases their important yet little-known role in shaping our society over the last 120 years.

Muslims And American Popular Culture 2 Volumes

Author: Anne R. Richards
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313379637
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Muslims And American Popular Culture 2 Volumes from the Author: Anne R. Richards. Offering readers an engaging, accessible, and balanced account of the contributions of American Muslims to the contemporary United States, this important book serves to clarify misrepresentations and misunderstandings regarding Muslim Americans and Islam. • Identifies the contributions of Muslims to American fiction, poetry, music, food, architecture, and other cultural forms to document the breadth of their contributions • Highlights the ways in which Muslims have been, and continue to be, routinely depicted negatively in American literature, film, and religious discourse, and documents the potential effects that such depictions can have on individual Muslims and their communities • Offers readers useful tools that allow them to apply a critical eye to the representations of Muslims in the news

The Queer Film Festival

Author: Stuart Richards
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137584386
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The Queer Film Festival from the Author: Stuart Richards. This book examines the queer film festival and opens the discussion on social enterprises and sustainable lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) organisations. With over 220 events worldwide and some of the bigger budgets exceeding $1 million, the queer film festival has grown to become a staple event in all cosmopolitan cities’ arts calendars. While activism was instrumental in establishing these festivals, the pink dollar has been a deciding factor in its financial sustainability. Pretty gay boys with chiselled abs are a staple feature, rather than underground experimental faire. Community arts events, such as these, are now a creative industry. While clearly having a social purpose, they must also concern themselves with the bottom line. For all the contradictory elements of its organisational growth, this conflict makes the queer film festival an integral site for analysis. This book takes a multidisciplinary approach in examining the queer film festival as a representative snapshot of the current state of queer cinema and community based film festivals. The book looks at queer film festivals in San Francisco, Hong Kong and Melbourne to argue for the importance of these institutions remaining as community events.

Girls Series Fiction And American Popular Culture

Author: LuElla D'Amico
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498517641
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Girls Series Fiction And American Popular Culture from the Author: LuElla D'Amico. Girls' Series Fiction and American Popular Culture examines the ways in which young female heroines in American series fiction have undergone dramatic changes in the past 150 years, changes which have both reflected and modeled standards of behavior for America’s tweens and teen girls. Though series books are often derided for lacking in imagination and literary potency, that the majority of American girls have been exposed to girls’ series in some form, whether through books, television, or other media, suggests that this genre needs to be studied further and that the development of the heroines that girls read about have created an impact that is worthy of a fresh critical lens. Thus, this collection explores how series books have influenced and shaped popular American culture and, in doing so, girls’ everyday experiences from the mid nineteenth century until now. The collection interrogates the cultural work that is performed through the series genre, contemplating the messages these books relay about subjects including race, class, gender, education, family, romance, and friendship, and it examines the trajectory of girl fiction within such contexts as material culture, geopolitics, socioeconomics, and feminism.

Reading In History

Author: Bonnie Gunzenhauser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317316177
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Reading In History from the Author: Bonnie Gunzenhauser. A collection of essays that offer a methodological framework for the history of reading. Focusing on a specific historical moment, it gathers statistics about such issues as literacy rates, library subscriptions, publication and sales figures, and print runs to answer questions about what was being read and by whom in a particular place and time.

Encyclopedia Of Asian American Folklore And Folklife

Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313350663
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Encyclopedia Of Asian American Folklore And Folklife from the Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee. This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife. * More than 600 entries * Contributions from more than 170 expert contributors * Introductory essays covering disciplinary theories and methods in the study of folklore and folklife * An appendix of Asian American folktales

Encyclopedia Of African American Popular Culture 4 Volumes

Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313357978
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Encyclopedia Of African American Popular Culture 4 Volumes from the Author: Jessie Carney Smith. This four-volume encyclopedia contains compelling and comprehensive information on African American popular culture that will be valuable to high school students and undergraduates, college instructors, researchers, and general readers. • Contains writings from 100 contributing authors, all identified in a separate listing • Includes a chronology placing pivotal events—such as the beginning of black baseball, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and the Harlem Renaissance—in historical context • Depicts key places, events, and people through photographs as well as words • Provides a list of black radio programs and movies

Violence In American Popular Culture 2 Volumes

Author: David Schmid
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440832064
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Violence In American Popular Culture 2 Volumes from the Author: David Schmid. This timely collection provides a historical overview of violence in American popular culture from the Puritan era to the present and across a range of media. • Provides a narrative of the development of violence in American popular culture, illustrating both continuity and change • Combines an overview of each essay's subject matter with in-depth analysis of specific examples • Features discussion of well-known portrayers of violence, such as film and television, as well as lesser-known sources—for example, murder ballads and Puritan sermons—helping readers place contemporary concerns and examples into a detailed historical context • Suggests directions for future research and other developments in the field • Includes a keyword index to enable readers to track continuities across the various essays