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  • 1
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781316899823  ISBN: 9781107186743 (hardback)  ISBN: 9781316637449 (paperback) 
    Title: Japan's carnival war
    Subtitle: mass culture on the Home Front, 1937-1945
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xii, 280 pages)
    ISBN: 9781316899823 , 9781107186743 (hardback) , 9781316637449 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Japan in the Asia-Pacific War years is usually remembered for economic deprivation, political repression, and cultural barrenness. Benjamin Uchiyama argues that although the war created the opportunity for the state to expand its control over society and mass culture, it also fractured Japanese people's sense of identity, spilling out through a cultural framework which is best understood as 'carnival war'. In this cultural history, we are introduced to five symbolic figures: the thrill-seeking reporter, the defiant munitions worker, the tragic soldier, the elusive movie star, and the glamorous youth aviator. Together they represent both the suppression and proliferation of cultural life in wartime Japan and demonstrate that 'carnival war' coexisted with total war to promote consumerist desire versus sacrifice, fantasy versus nightmare, and beauty versus horror. Ultimately, Uchiyama argues, this duality helped mobilize home front support for the war effort
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  • 2
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    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781787447028  ISBN: 9781843845416 (hardback) 
    Title: Neomedievalism, popular culture, and the academy
    Subtitle: from Tolkien to Game of Thrones
    Publisher(s): D.S. Brewer
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xxii, 220 pages)
    ISBN: 9781787447028 , 9781843845416 (hardback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: The medieval in the modern world is here explored in a variety of media, from film and book to gaming
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  • 3
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    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781783089383  ISBN: 9781783089376 (hardback) 
    Contributer: Gammage, Marquita Marie , Alameen-Shavers, Antwanisha
    Title: Challenging misrepresentations of Black womanhood
    Subtitle: media, literature and theory
    Publisher(s): Anthem Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (vi, 198 pages)
    ISBN: 9781783089383 , 9781783089376 (hardback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: 'Challenging Misrepresentations of Black Womanhood' investigates the stereotyping of Black womanhood and the larger sociological impact on Black women's self-perceptions. It details the historical and contemporary use of stereotypes against Black women and how Black women work to challenge and dispel false perceptions, and highlights the role of racist ideas in the reproduction and promotion of stereotypes of Black femaleness in media, literature, artificial intelligence and the perceptions of the general public. Contributors in this collection identify the racists and sexist ideologies behind the misperceptions of Black womanhood and illuminate twenty-first-century stereotypical treatment of Black women such as Michelle Obama and Serena Williams, and explore topics such as comedic expressions of Black motherhood, representations of Black women in television dramas and literature, and identity reclamation and self-determination. 'Challenging Misrepresentations of Black Womanhood' establishes the criteria with which to examine the role of stereotypes in the lives of Black females and, more specifically, its impact on their social and psychological well-being
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  • 4
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    Online Resource
    2018
    ISBN: 9781139061766  ISBN: 9781107016897 (hardback)  ISBN: 9781107624474 (paperback) 
    Person(s): Barber, Karin
    Title: A history of African popular culture
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2018
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (x, 201 pages)
    ISBN: 9781139061766 , 9781107016897 (hardback) , 9781107624474 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Subject(s): Popular culture
    Abstract: Popular culture in Africa is the product of everyday life: the unofficial, the non-canonical. And it is the dynamism of this culture that makes Africa what it is. In this book, Karin Barber offers a journey through the history of music, theatre, fiction, song, dance, poetry, and film from the seventeenth century to the present day. From satires created by those living in West African coastal towns in the era of the slave trade, to the poetry and fiction of townships and mine compounds in South Africa, and from today's East African streets where Swahili hip hop artists gather to the juggernaut of the Nollywood film industry, this book weaves together a wealth of sites and scenes of cultural production. In doing so, it provides an ideal text for students and researchers seeking to learn more about the diversity, specificity and vibrancy of popular cultural forms in African history
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  • 5
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2018
    ISBN: 9781316855607  ISBN: 9781107181977 (hardback)  ISBN: 9781108402101 (paperback) 
    Contributer: Zutshi, Chitralekha
    Title: Kashmir
    Subtitle: history, politics, representation
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2018
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xii, 338 pages)
    ISBN: 9781316855607 , 9781107181977 (hardback) , 9781108402101 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: On the seventieth anniversary of Indian independence, Partition, and the creation of Pakistan, this ground breaking collection brings together fourteen cutting-edge scholarly essays on multiple aspects of both the region and the issue of Kashmir. While keeping the political dimensions of the dispute over the territory in focus, these innovative essays branch out from the high politics of the conflict to consider less well-known aspects and areas of Kashmir. They examine the continuities and ruptures between Kashmir's past and its present situation; reevaluate the contemporary political scenario from the perspective of gender, economic and political marginality, everyday experiences, and governance; and analyze the ways in which the region of Kashmir and its people are represented and (re)present themselves in films and literature through their regional and religious identities, and commodities. This volume aims to understand the limitations of postcolonial nationalism and citizenship as exemplified by the situation in contemporary Kashmir
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  • 6
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    Online Resource
    2018
    ISBN: 9781108163927  ISBN: 9781107195196 (hardback)  ISBN: 9781316646670 (paperback) 
    Title: Masculinity, militarism and eighteenth-century culture, 1689-1815
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2018
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (vii, 258 pages)
    ISBN: 9781108163927 , 9781107195196 (hardback) , 9781316646670 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: This book investigates the figure of the military man in the long eighteenth century in order to explore how ideas about militarism served as vehicles for conceptualizations of masculinity. Bringing together representations of military men and accounts of court martial proceedings, this book examines eighteenth-century arguments about masculinity and those that appealed to the 'naturally' sexed body and construed masculinity as social construction and performance. Julia Banister's discussion draws on a range of printed materials, including canonical literary and philosophical texts by David Hume, Adam Smith, Horace Walpole and Jane Austen, and texts relating to the naval trials of, amongst others, Admiral John Byng. By mapping eighteenth-century ideas about militarism, including professionalism and heroism, alongside broader cultural concerns with politeness, sensibility, the Gothic past and celebrity, Julia Banister reveals how ideas about masculinity and militarism were shaped by and within eighteenth-century culture
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  • 7
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    Online Resource
    2018
    ISBN: 9781783087822  ISBN: 9781783087815 (hardback) 
    Title: Street-gang and tribal-warrior autobiographies
    Publisher(s): Anthem Press
    Year of publication: 2018
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xii, 225 pages)
    ISBN: 9781783087822 , 9781783087815 (hardback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: ‘Street-Gang and Tribal-Warrior Autobiographies’ is a study of the autobiographies of tribal-warrior cultures in North America, the Amazon, the Orinoco Basin, the highlands of Luzon, the island of Alor—of headhunters, women, Apaches, New Guinea big men and a Yanomami captive. The book also discusses tribal-warrior autobiographies closer home: Colton Simpson’s ‘Inside the Crips’, Mona Ruiz’s ‘Two Badges’, Nathan McCall’s ‘Makes Me Wanna Holler’ and Sanyika Shakur’s ‘Monster’, autobiographies that remember gangbanging at a time when there were close to 500 gang-related homicides a year in Los Angeles—a time when gangbangers were so alienated from the larger society that they reinvented something very similar to the tribal-warrior cultures right in the asphalt heart of American cities
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  • 8
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    Online Resource
    2017
    ISBN: 9781139871402  ISBN: 9781107074897 (hardback)  ISBN: 9781107427532 (paperback) 
    Person(s): Grig, Lucy
    Title: Popular culture in the ancient world
    Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
    Year of publication: 2017
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (x, 369 pages)
    ISBN: 9781139871402 , 9781107074897 (hardback) , 9781107427532 (paperback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Popular Culture in the Ancient World is the first book to provide an interdisciplinary study of the subject. Traditionally neglected by classical scholars, popular culture provides a new window through which we can view the ancient world. An international group of scholars tackles a fascinating range of subjects and objects - from dice oracles to dressing up, from toys to theological speculation. Diverse comparative and theoretical approaches are used alongside many different ancient sources to provide a wide-ranging and rigorous approach to ancient popular culture. After a substantive introduction, the book moves from classical Greece through the Roman Empire to end in the late antique world. It enriches our understanding of the ancient world as well as our conception of the legacy of the ancient world in our own
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  • 9
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2017
    ISBN: 9781782049562  ISBN: 9781843844655 (hardback) 
    Contributer: Fugelso, Karl
    Title: Ecomedievalism
    Publisher(s): Boydell & Brewer
    Year of publication: 2017
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (xvii, 262 pages)
    ISBN: 9781782049562 , 9781843844655 (hardback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Ecoconcerns and ecocriticism are a rising trend in medievalism studies, and form a major focus of this collection. Topics under discussion in the first part of the volume include figurations in nineteenth- and twentieth-century medievalism; environmental medievalism in Sidney Lanier's Southern chivalry; nostalgia and loss in T.H. White's "forest sauvage"; and green medievalism in J.R.R. Tolkien's elven realms.〈BR〉 The eleven subsequent articles continue to take in such themes more tangentially, testing and buillding on the methods and conclusions of the first part. Their subjects include John Aubrey's Middle Ages; medieval charter-horns in early modern England; nineteenth-century reimaginings of Chaucer's Griselda; Dante's influence on Harlan Ellison's "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream";multi-layered medievalisms in George R.R. Martin's 〈I〉A Song of Ice and Fire〈/I〉; (coopted) feminism via medievalism in Disney's 〈I〉Maleficent〈/I〉; (neo)medievalism in 〈I〉Babylon 5〈/I〉 and 〈I〉Crusade〈/I〉; cosmopolitan anxieties and national identity in Netflix's 〈I〉Marco Polo〈/I〉; mapping Everealm in 〈I〉The Quest〈/I〉; undergraduate perceptions of the "medieval" and the "Middle Ages"; and medievalism in the prosopopeia and corpsepaint of Mayhem's 〈I〉De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas〈/I〉.〈BR〉〈BR〉 Karl Fugelso is Professor of Art History at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland.〈BR〉〈BR〉 Contributors: Dustin M. Frazier Wood, Daniel Helbert, Ann F. Howey, Carol Jamison, Ann M. Martinez, Kara L. McShane, Lisa Myers, Elan Justice Pavlinich, Katie Peebles, Scott Riley, Paul B. Sturtevant, Dean Swinford, Renée Ward, Angela Jane Weisl, Jeremy Withers
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  • 10
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    Online Resource
    2017
    ISBN: 9781474413824  ISBN: 9781474413817 (hardback) 
    Contributer: McSweeney, Terence
    Title: American cinema in the shadow of 9/11
    Publisher(s): Edinburgh University Press
    Year of publication: 2017
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 online resource (x, 341 pages)
    ISBN: 9781474413824 , 9781474413817 (hardback)
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: A comprehensive critical survey of the impact of 9/11 on Film, written by some of the foremost scholars in American cinema.〈p〉American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11 is a ground-breaking collection of essays by some of the foremost scholars writing in the field of contemporary American film. Through a dynamic critical analysis of the defining films of the turbulent post-9/11 decade, the volume explores and interrogates the impact of 9/11 and the 'War on Terror' on American cinema and culture. In a vibrant discussion of films like American Sniper (2014), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Spectre (2015), The Hateful Eight (2015), Lincoln (2012), The Mist (2007), Children of Men (2006), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), noted authors Geoff King, Guy Westwell, John Shelton Lawrence, Ian Scott, Andrew Schopp, James Kendrick, Sean Redmond, Steffen Hantke and many others consider the power of popular film to function as a potent cultural artefact, able to both reflect the defining fears and anxieties of the tumultuous era, but also shape them in compelling and resonant ways.〈p〉Key Features〈ul〉〈li〉Fifteen original essays by some of the foremost scholars in American Cinema〈/li〉〈li〉Features essays on the key films of the era, along with many that have previously been overlooked in scholarly literature〈/li〉〈li〉The volume is critically informed but vibrant and engaging〈/li〉〈li〉Includes chapters by Geoff King, Guy Westwell, John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett, Ian Scott, Andrew Schopp, James Kendrick, Sean Redmond, Steffen Hantke and many others〈/li〉〈/ul〉Case Studies〈ul〉〈li〉AmericanEast (Hesham Issawi, 2008)〈/li〉 〈li〉American Sniper (Clint Eastwood, 2014)〈/li〉〈li〉Avengers: Age of Ultron (Joss Whedon, 2015)〈/li〉〈li〉Casino Royale (Martin Campbell, 2006)〈/li〉〈li〉Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006) 〈/li〉〈li〉Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, 2012)〈/li〉〈li〉Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman, 2014)〈/li〉〈li〉Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Stephen Daldry, 2011)〈/li〉〈li〉Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)〈/li〉〈li〉Halloween (Rob Zombie, 2007)〈/li〉〈li〉Halloween II (Rob Zombie, 2009)〈/li〉〈li〉The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino, 2015)〈/li〉〈li〉Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)〈/li〉〈li〉The Kingdom (Peter Berg, 2007)〈/li〉〈li〉Lincoln (Steven Spielberg, 2012)〈/li〉〈li〉Marvel Avengers Assemble (Joss Whedon, 2012) U.S Title The Avengers〈/li〉〈li〉Pearl Harbour (Michael Bay, 2001)〈/li〉〈li〉The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mira Nair, 2012)〈/li〉〈li〉RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987)〈/li〉〈li〉RoboCop (José Padilha, 2014)〈/li〉〈li〉The Siege (Edward Zwick, 1998)〈/li〉〈li〉Source Code (Duncan Jones, 2011)〈/li〉〈li〉Spectre (Sam Mendes, 2015)〈/li〉〈li〉Unstoppable (Tony Scott, 2011)〈/li〉〈li〉The Walk (Robert Zemeckis, 2015)〈/li〉〈li〉The War Within (Joseph Castrello, 2005)〈/li〉〈li〉Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)〈/li〉〈/ul〉
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