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.

Encyclopedia Of Asian American Folklore And Folklife

Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313350663
Size: 42.81 MB
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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

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.

World Literature In Spanish An Encyclopedia 3 Volumes

Author: Maureen Ihrie
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313080836
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World Literature In Spanish An Encyclopedia 3 Volumes from the Author: Maureen Ihrie. Containing roughly 850 entries about Spanish-language literature throughout the world, this expansive work provides coverage of the varied countries, ethnicities, time periods, literary movements, and genres of these writings. • Contains roughly 850 A–Z entries related to Spanish-language literature and related topics throughout the world, from the Middle Ages up to the present day • Includes contributions from nearly 200 scholars from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia • Provides bibliographies containing major English-language print reference works, free electronic sources with peer-reviewed information, major academic websites, and well-established electronic journals • Contains an extended glossary of literary and cultural terms such as "subaltern" and basic cultural features of Hispanic society, such as "el barrio" and "Negrismo" • Includes a chronological appendix containing entries organized by date

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

Encyclopedia Of African American Popular Culture 4 Volumes

Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313357978
Size: 12.81 MB
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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

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.

Asian Americans An Encyclopedia Of Social Cultural Economic And Political History 3 Volumes

Author: Xiaojian Zhao
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598842404
Size: 14.76 MB
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Asian Americans An Encyclopedia Of Social Cultural Economic And Political History 3 Volumes from the Author: Xiaojian Zhao. This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on Asian Americans, comprising three volumes that address a broad range of topics on various Asian and Pacific Islander American groups from 1848 to the present day. • Presents information on Asian Americans and individual Asian ethnic groups that provides comprehensive overviews of the respective groups • Includes special topic entries that contain source information regarding major historical events • Comprises work from a truly outstanding list of contributors that include scholars, journalists, writers, community activists, graduate students, and other specialists • Expands the boundaries of Asian American studies through innovative entries that address transnationalism, gender and sexuality, and inter- and cross-disciplinarity

The Queer Film Festival

Author: Stuart Richards
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137584386
Size: 58.14 MB
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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.

Proud Heritage People Issues And Documents Of The Lgbt Experience 3 Volumes

Author: Chuck Stewart
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 161069399X
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Proud Heritage People Issues And Documents Of The Lgbt Experience 3 Volumes from the Author: Chuck Stewart. This groundbreaking three-volume reference traces the roots and development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights and issues in the United States from the pre-colonial period to the present day. • Highlights the social, cultural, and political developments of LGBT issues through biographies of key people, entries, legislation, and primary documents • Covers content mandated by the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act in California • Encourages critical inquiry and thinking by integrating factual content with speeches, letters, and biographies • Contains contributions from more than 70 academic scholars from across disciplines to give a broad perspective on the content • Includes state-by-state examinations of LGBT history and laws