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Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American DreamCon Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords, and Zombies

Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American Dream: Con Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords, and Zombies

Paul A. Cantor

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177304
eISBN:
9780813177311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177304.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

What is the American dream, and why has it proven so elusive for many people? By examining popular culture’s portrayal of the dark side of the American dream, this book seeks to answer these ... More

Queer exceptionsSolo performance in neoliberal times

Queer exceptions: Solo performance in neoliberal times

Stephen Greer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526113696
eISBN:
9781526141941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113696.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is a study of solo performance in the UK and western Europe since the turn of millennium that explores the contentious relationship between identity, individuality and the demands of ... More

Sex and StigmaStories of Everyday Life in Nevada's Legal Brothels

Sex and Stigma: Stories of Everyday Life in Nevada's Legal Brothels

Sarah Jane Blithe, Anna Wiederhold Wolfe, and Breanna Mohr

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479859290
eISBN:
9781479875597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859290.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Wrapped in moral judgments about sexual conduct and shrouded in titillating intrigue, legal prostitutes in Nevada’s brothels frequently face oppression and unfair labor practices while managing ... More

Figuring ViolenceAffective Investments in Perpetual War

Figuring Violence: Affective Investments in Perpetual War

Rebecca A. Adelman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281671
eISBN:
9780823284788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281671.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Figuring Violence catalogs the affects that define the latter stages of the war on terror and the imaginative work that underpins them. These affects—apprehension, affection, admiration, gratitude, ... More

Playing to the CrowdMusicians, Audiences, and the Intimate Work of Connection

Playing to the Crowd: Musicians, Audiences, and the Intimate Work of Connection

Nancy K. Baym

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479896165
eISBN:
9781479815357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896165.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In Playing to the Crowd, Nancy K. Baym examines the shift toward more personal connections with audiences, offering an entirely new approach to media cultures and industries as she does. The book ... More

The ServerA Media History from the Present to the Baroque

The Server: A Media History from the Present to the Baroque

Markus Krajewski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300180817
eISBN:
9780300186802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180817.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Though classic servants like the butler or the governess have largely vanished, the Internet is filled with servers: web, ftp, mail, and others perform their daily drudgery, going about their ... More

The Performance of Listening in Postcolonial Francophone Culture

The Performance of Listening in Postcolonial Francophone Culture

Jennifer Solheim

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940827
eISBN:
9781786945082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940827.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The Performance of Listening in Postcolonial Francophone Culture argues That globalized media has allowed for efficient transmission of transnational culture, and in turn, our everyday experiences ... More

A Future for Public Service Television

A Future for Public Service Television

Des Freedman and Vana Goblot (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

A guide to the nature, purpose, and place of public service television within a multi-platform, multichannel ecology. Television is on the verge of both decline and rebirth. Vast technological change ... More

The Watchdog Still BarksHow Accountability Reporting Evolved for the Digital Age

The Watchdog Still Barks: How Accountability Reporting Evolved for the Digital Age

Beth Knobel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279333
eISBN:
9780823281404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279333.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Perhaps no other function of a free press is as important as the watchdog role. It is easier for politicians to get away with abusing power, wasting public funds, and making poor decisions if the ... More

Protecting Children Online?Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies

Protecting Children Online?: Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies

Tijana Milosevic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037099
eISBN:
9780262344098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037099.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book examines social media companies’ policies against cyberbullying or digital bullying in the context of children and youth. It bases its arguments upon an analysis of written corporate ... More

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