By Roberta Pearson,Máire Messenger Davies,Patrick Stewart
By Robert Naud
By Justin S. Vaughn,Lilly J. Goren,Linda Beail,Rhonda Kinney Longworth,Mary McHugh,Chapman Rackaway,Joseph Uscinski,Stacy Michaelson,José D. Villalobos,Elizabeth Hatfield,Todd L. Belt,MaryAnne Borrelli,Melissa Michaux,Karen S. Hoffman
The president of the USA generally serves as an emblem of energy, advantage, skill, dominance, acceptance, and patriarchy. lately, in spite of the fact that, the high-profile candidacies of Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Michelle Bachmann have provoked new curiosity in gendered pop culture and the way it impacts americans' perceptions of the country's maximum political office.
In this well timed quantity, editors Justin S. Vaughn and Lilly J. Goren lead a staff of students in interpreting how the president and the 1st girl exist as a functionality of public expectancies and cultural gender roles. The authors examine how the applicants' messages are conveyed, altered, and interpreted in "hard" and "soft" media boards, from the nightly information to daylight hours speak indicates, and from tabloids to the blogosphere. in addition they tackle the portrayal of the presidency in movie and tv productions comparable to Kisses for My President (1964), Air strength One (1997), and Commander in Chief (2005).
With its robust, multidisciplinary process, girls and the White House commences a much wider dialogue concerning the probability of a feminine president within the usa, the ways that well known perceptions of gender will effect her management, and the cultural demanding situations she's going to face.
By David Lemmo
lengthy ahead of Comic-Cons and Trekkies, the 1st Tarzan fan membership used to be shaped in the United States in 1916, pioneering the fandom circulate that pervades smooth pop culture.
This ebook examines Tarzan in his a number of media representations—hunter, warrior, undercover agent, fighter of communists and Nazis—and in his quite a few tale arcs, together with crossover adventures that includes ancient characters like Arthur Conan Doyle and Nikola Tesla.
By Michael Wright
Through a chain of systematic explorations throughout quite a lot of eventualities, Sensory Writing for level and Screen bargains script writers routines for getting to their very own sensory stories as a way to exploring the sensory experiences—and worlds—of the characters they create.
By James Shanahan,Michael Morgan
By James Quinn (Ed),James Quinn
It brings jointly a number of intimate, candid bills of the struggles considering making documentary movie and tv, from Hoop goals and gray Gardens to tremendous dimension Me and merits road. participants contain legends of the documentary global, filmmakers on the best in their video game, rising administrators and manufacturers, and a few of the world's strongest and revered executives. In specially-commissioned items, they discover the moral dilemmas serious about uncovering secrets and techniques and breaking taboos, getting access to closed and hazardous worlds, battling injustice, filming uncooked intercourse and violence, documenting acts of evil, and the numerous demanding situations of turning genuine lifestyles into compelling leisure.
The individuals contain Nick Broomfield, Marshall Curry, Nick Fraser, Liz Garbus, Alex Gibney, Alex Graham, Steve James, Eugene Jarecki, Asif Kapadia, Barbara Kopple, Ralph Lee, Kevin Macdonald, James Marsh, Albert Maysles, Dan Reed, André Singer, Morgan Spurlock, and Penny Woolcock.
By Jonathan Nichols-Pethick
The police drama has been one of many longest working and hottest genres in American tv. In TV Cops, Jonathan Nichols-Pethick argues that, maybe greater than the other style, the police sequence in all its manifestations—from Hill road Blues to Miami Vice to The Wire—embodies the entire variety of the cultural dynamics of tv.
Exploring the textual, commercial, and social contexts of police exhibits on American tv, this publication demonstrates how polices drama play an essential function within the approach we comprehend and interact problems with social order that almost all folks in a different way event merely in such abstractions as legislation and crime statistics. And given the present diffusion and recognition of the shape, we'd ask a few questions that deserve severe severe recognition: below what situations have tales concerning the police proliferated in pop culture? What functionality do those tales serve for either the tv and its audiences? Why have those tales turn into so commercially possible for the tv specifically? How do tales concerning the police support us comprehend present social and political debates approximately crime, concerning the groups we are living in, and approximately our identities as citizens?
By Vicki Sigmon Collins