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Blue Rhythm Fantasy: Big Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

John Wriggle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040405
eISBN:
9780252098826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040405.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Behind the iconic jazz orchestras, vocalists, and stage productions of the Swing Era lay the talents of popular music's unsung heroes: the arrangers. This book takes the reader behind the scenes of ... More


Advertising at War: Business, Consumers, and Government in the 1940s

Inger L. Stole

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037122
eISBN:
9780252094231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037122.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book challenges the notion that advertising disappeared as a political issue in the United States in 1938 with the passage of the Wheeler-Lea Amendment to the Federal Trade Commission Act, the ... More


Alec Wilder

Philip Lambert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037603
eISBN:
9780252094842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037603.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The music of Alec Wilder (1907–1980) blends several American musical traditions, such as jazz and the American popular song, with classical European forms and techniques. Stylish and accessible, ... More


Weavers of Dreams, Unite!: Actors' Unionism in Early Twentieth-Century America

Sean P. Holmes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037481
eISBN:
9780252094682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037481.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Published to coincide with the centenary of the founding of the Actors' Equity Association in 1913, this book explores the history of actors' unionism in the United States from the late nineteenth ... More


Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements

Erica Lorraine Williams

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037931
eISBN:
9780252095191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037931.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

For nearly a decade, Brazil has surpassed Thailand as the world's premier sex tourism destination. As the first full-length ethnography of sex tourism in Brazil, this pioneering study treats sex ... More


Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, Anna Romina Guevarra, and Maura Toro-Morn (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037573
eISBN:
9780252094828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037573.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

To date, most research on immigrant women and labor forces has focused on the participation of immigrant women in formal labor markets. This book focuses on informal economies such as health care, ... More


Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song

Edward P. Comentale

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037399
eISBN:
9780252094576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037399.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book rewrites the history of early twentieth-century pop music in modernist terms. Tracking the evolution of popular regional genres such as blues, country, folk, and rockabilly in relation to ... More


Media Capital: Architecture and Communications in New York City

Aurora Wallace

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037344
eISBN:
9780252094521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037344.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In a declaration of the ascendance of the American media industry, nineteenth-century press barons in New York City helped to invent the skyscraper, a quintessentially American icon of progress and ... More


Services and Applications

Dan Schiller

in Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038761
eISBN:
9780252096716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038761.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter describes the impact of giant multimedia conglomerates on internet services and applications. It first considers the media conglomerates that had dominated the political economy of ... More


Founding the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), an organization founded by C. Francis Jenkins in 1916. The formation of the SMPTE (formerly Society of Motion ... More


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