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Discourse as Cultural Struggle

Xu Shi (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098114
eISBN:
9789882206830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book challenges the cultural imbalance in current research traditions, and argues for a culturalist perspective in facilitating better intercultural exchange amidst accelerated processes of ... More


Mainstream Culture Refocused: Toward an Understanding of Chinese Television Drama

Xueping Zhong

in Mainstream Culture Refocused: Television Drama, Society, and the Production of Meaning in Reform-Era China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834173
eISBN:
9780824870010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834173.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter first highlights the “fate” of Chinese mainstream culture and debates about it in the West, with a brief observation about their own sociocultural particularities. It argues ... More


Re-collecting “History” on Television: “Emperor Dramas,” National Identity, and the Question of Historical Consciousness

Xueping Zhong

in Mainstream Culture Refocused: Television Drama, Society, and the Production of Meaning in Reform-Era China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834173
eISBN:
9780824870010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834173.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the rise of Chinese dramas about dynastic emperors. These dramas have become an important subcategory of “history drama” on television. It argues that emperor dramas and ... More


From Marginal to Emergent

Cyrus R. K. Patell

in Emergent U.S. Literatures: From Multiculturalism to Cosmopolitanism in the Late Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479893720
eISBN:
9781479879502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479893720.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter raises the question of how U.S. late-twentieth-century minority cultures, whether oriented around ethnicity or sexuality, transform themselves from marginal cultures into emergent ones ... More


Mainstream Culture Refocused: Television Drama, Society, and the Production of Meaning in Reform-Era China

Xueping Zhong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834173
eISBN:
9780824870010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834173.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Serialized television drama dianshiju, perhaps the most popular and influential cultural form in China over the past three decades, offers a wide and penetrating look at the tensions and ... More


The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens after High School

Tim Clydesdale

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226110653
eISBN:
9780226110677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226110677.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Wild parties, late nights, and lots of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Many assume these are the things that define an American teenager's first year after high school. But the reality is really quite ... More


New Cosmopolitanisms: South Asians in the US

Gita Rajan and Shailja Sharma (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752800
eISBN:
9780804767842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752800.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book offers an in-depth look at the ways in which technology, travel, and globalization have altered traditional patterns of immigration for South Asians who live and work in the United States, ... More


Supercrip: Disability, Visuality, and the Silver Age Superhero

Alaniz José

in Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461176
eISBN:
9781626740655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461176.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses the figure of the “supercrip,” which divides much of the disabled community both within itself and from the wider, “abled” culture. Coming into popular use around the time of ... More


Beyond Romance: “Youth Drama,” Social Change, and the Postrevolution Search for Idealism

Xueping Zhong

in Mainstream Culture Refocused: Television Drama, Society, and the Production of Meaning in Reform-Era China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834173
eISBN:
9780824870010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834173.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on Chinese youth drama, a subgenre on television that offers yet another interesting example of mainstream culture’s representations of social contradictions and ideological ... More


Drawing France: French Comics and the Republic

Joel E. Vessels

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734447
eISBN:
9781621032786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In France, Belgium, and other Francophone countries, comic strips—called bande dessinée or “BD” in French—have long been considered a major art form capable of addressing a host of contemporary ... More


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