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Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Carol Magee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the American world, the presence of African culture is sometimes fully embodied and sometimes leaves only a trace. This book explores this presence, examining Mattel’s world of Barbie, the 1996 ... More


From Barbie Doll to the Korean Wave

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

China was integrated into a global market economically as well as culturally. It is exposed to the influence of the omnipresent beauty ideals and consumer culture in the west. The rapid increase of ... More


. Introduction: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter introduces the intrinsic purpose and aim of the book: the imagining of Africa through popular culture. The book focuses on three case studies, each of which has repackaged African visual ... More


. Fashioning Identities: Kente, Nostalgia, and the World of Barbie

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the second of the three case studies on how Africa is imagined through popular culture, namely, Mattel’s world of Barbie. This chapter first looks at Mattel’s Princess of ... More


Conclusion: Between the Machine and the Event: Film Comedy

Ryan Bishop

in Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748643073
eISBN:
9780748689071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643073.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter provides a meditation on the ontological status of cinema in light of its intermedial history and engagement with technological developments from the late 19th to early 21st ... More


Child's Play Boys' Toys, Women's Work, and “Free Children”

Laura L. Lovett

in When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff.17
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes how a parent—the author—decided to be a feminist mother. Her daughter would wear only primary colors; read books about smart, strong girls; and never play with a Barbie doll. ... More


The Universal and the Particular in International Criminal Justice

Ruti G. Teitel

in Globalizing Transitional Justice: Contemporary Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780195394948
eISBN:
9780199378777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394948.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter, originally a contribution to a symposium on the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Columbia University, explores the evolving and arguably tightening ... More


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