By Adrienne Trier-Bieniek
Feminist concept and dad tradition synthesizes feminist idea with glossy portrayals of gender in media tradition. This entire and interdisciplinary textual content contains an introductory bankruptcy written by means of the editor in addition to 9 contributor chapters of unique content material. incorporated within the textual content: •Historical representation of feminist thought •Application of feminist study equipment for the research of gender •Feminist theoretical views similar to the male gaze, feminist perspective idea, Black feminist proposal, queer idea, masculinity idea, theories of feminist activism and postfeminism •Contributor chapters hide various themes from Western views on abdominal Dance sessions to tv exhibits resembling women, Scandal and Orange is the recent Black, in addition to chapters which debate gendered media types like “chick lit”, comedian books and Western views of non-Western tradition in movie •Feminist thought as represented within the various waves of feminism, together with a dialogue of a fourth wave •Pedagogical beneficial properties •Suggestions for extra analyzing on themes coated •Discussion questions for lecture room use Feminist thought and pa tradition was once designed for school room use and has been written with an eye fixed towards attractive scholars in dialogue. The book's polished viewpoint on feminist conception juxtaposes pop culture with theoretical views that have served as a beginning for the examine of gender. This interdisciplinary textual content can function a prime or supplemental analyzing in undergraduate or graduate classes which specialize in gender, popular culture, feminist idea or media experiences. “This very good anthology grounds feminism as articulated via 4 waves and contours feminists responding to popular culture, whereas spotting that pop culture has replied in advanced how one can feminisms. individuals proffer lucid and interesting reviews of themes starting from abdominal dancing via Fifty colours of gray, Scandal and Orange is the recent Black. This ebook is an effective learn in addition to a great textual content to liven up and tell within the classroom.” – Dr. Jane Caputi, Professor of ladies, Gender and Sexuality stories and verbal exchange & Multimedia at Florida Atlantic college “Feminist thought and pa tradition is destined to be as well known because the tradition it opinions. The textual content performs up the paradoxes of latest feminism and calls for its readers to invite tricky questions on how and why the preferred deliver us excitement. it's a modern assortment that captures this second in feminist time with varied analyses of women's representations throughout a powerful swath of pop culture. Feminist concept and dad tradition is the type of textual content that makes me are looking to remodel my popular culture path. Again.” – Dr. Ebony A. Utley, affiliate Professor of verbal exchange at California country University-Long seashore, writer of Rap and Religion'As a girl who attempts to carry a feminist point of view to conversations with those that may by no means have thought of how feminist histories and theories impact them, i've been watching for a set like this!'Emily Lindin, founding father of The UnSlut undertaking, writer of UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir, and author of'Slut: A Documentary Film'.'Feminist concept & popular culture bargains a few very good fabric for undergraduate educating. I'm specifically interested in the modern and hugely suitable analyses of Olivia Pope from Scandal (Griffin) and the newly trendy go back of abdominal dancing (Moe). by way of delivering readers with concrete and accepted examples from pop culture media and practices, Trier-Bieniek's assortment enables students'grasp of theoretical fabrics. Feminist research of Black stereotypes collect an urgency and readability for undergraduates whilst associated with and explicated via Scandal, one of many few indicates a majority of my scholars watch.
By Courtland Lewis
By Lawrence M. Krauss
This condensed paperback encyclopedia records the long-lasting cultural influence and musical legacy of the Beatles, delivering readers with a one-stop source to the Fab Four's compelling tale and breadth of achievements.
• presents an easy-to-use, single-volume condensed model of the hardcover version of Greenwood's The Beatles Encyclopedia: every thing Fab Four
• offers expansive, specified information regarding the Beatles' lives and their iconic song that secured their position in history
• Analyzes the Beatles' physique of labor, together with collective efforts and solo releases, and identifies the numerous humans, locations, and occasions that impacted their work
• encompasses a chosen bibliography of print and digital assets which are obtainable and precious to scholars and common readers alike
By Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray
Within the sturdy spouse and Philosophy, fifteen philosophers examine the deeper matters raised through this stirring television drama.
The solid spouse offers us court battles within the culture of Perry Mason, with the extra size of a political intrigue and a tormented own tale. We witness the interaction among universal morality and criminal correctness; occasionally following one violates the opposite. legal professionals function in the legislations and inside of criminal ethics, but many times do destructive issues in pursuit in their clients’ pursuits. The hostile procedure ends up in such ideas as stringing out a case to exhaust the opposite side’s assets and bringing fits ostensibly as a result of wrongdoing by way of defendants yet relatively to curtail the defendants as a aggressive probability to a few vital client’s interest.
The thought for the nice spouse got here from the habitual information drama of better halves status through their husbands while scandal breaks: the other halves of invoice Clinton, Elliott Spitzer, and John Edwards. frequently those politicians’ spouses are themselves legal professionals who've needed to deal with the grey parts of criminal battles and maneuvering. Following her husband’s shame and imprisonment, Alicia Florrick has to come back to the legislation, which she deserted for the sake of being a full-time spouse and mom.
By Nicolas Michaud
Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein: the fashionable Prometheus sparked into existence a fascination with science-gone-awry that refuses to die. From 1818 to present-day Hollywood, the tale of Victor Frankenstein and his reanimated, stitched-together corpse has encouraged (some might say) the very concept of contemporary technology fiction and numerous essays, videos, novels, songs, comic-books, and television exhibits aiming to seize what was once correct, mistaken, abominable, inevitable, frightening, or humorous during this vintage tale.
Can natural lifestyles be reanimated utilizing electrical energy or genetic manipulation? if that is so, may Frankenstein’s monster quite train itself to learn and converse as Mary Shelley imagined? Do monsters have rights, or duties to those that may as quickly kill them? what's it approximately track that so impacts Frankenstein’s monster, or any folks? What does Mel Brook’s Frau Blucher say to modern eco-feminism? Why are a few Frankenstein’s flops and others historical successes? Is there a real Frankenstein? Why are teenagers, yet now not adults, attracted to Shelley’s monster? and what's a “monster,” anyways?
Frankenstein and Philosophy brings 25 philosophers to sew jointly those and different questions as they observe the historical past of philosophy to history’s maximum horror franchise. a few chapters deal with the Frankenstein motion pictures, others the unique novel, and but others the various comedian books, novels, and glossy diversifications. jointly they pay tribute to might be the main enduring popular culture icon and the basic fears, hopes, questions, and puzzles it increases.
By Robert W. Witkin
Robert W. Witkin unpacks Adorno's notoriously tricky critique of pop culture in an attractive and available variety, taking a look first on the improvement of the overarching theories of authority, commodification and destructive dialectics. He then is going directly to examine Adorno's writing on particular features of pop culture corresponding to radio, movie and renowned track.
By Galen A. Foresman, John Edgar Browning
'Supernatural and Philosophy' introduces enthusiasts of the exhibit to the large philosophical issues in terms of the long-running hit exhibit 'Supernatural', masking thorny matters in a enjoyable and obtainable means. Even these unusual with the express will locate interesting insights into Heaven, Hell, angels, demons, God, Lucifer, and strong and evil.