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Michael Haneke - Peter Brunette

In this book, Peter Brunette analyzes the theatrical releases of Austrian film director Michael Haneke, including The White Ribbon, winner of the 2009 Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Perhaps best known to U.S. audiences for Cache, The Pian......

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Jean-pierre And Luc Dardenne - Joseph Mai

For well over a decade, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have produced highly original and ethically charged films that immerse their audiences in an intense and embodied viewing experience. Their work has consistently attracted international recognit......

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Afghanistan In The Cinema - Mark Graham

In this timely critical introduction to the representation of Afghanistan in film, Mark Graham examines the often surprising combination of propaganda and poetry in films made in Hollywood and the East. Through the lenses of postcolonial theory an......

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Universal Women: Filmmaking And Institutional Change In Early Hollywood - Mark Garrett Cooper

Between 1912 and 1919, the Universal Film Manufacturing Company credited eleven women with directing at least 170 films, but by the mid-1920s all of these directors had left Universal and only one still worked in the film industry at all. Two gene......

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Songs In Black And Lavender: Race, Sexual Politics, And Women's Music - Eileen M. Hayes

Eileen M. Hayes argues that the women's music festival, with its foundation in lesbian feminism, is a significant institutional site for the emergence of black feminist consciousness in the contemporary period. She offers sage perspectives on blac......

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Spirits Of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, And Lawmen In The Moonshine Capital Of The World - Charles D. Thompson Jr.

Spirits of Just Men tells the story of moonshine in 1930s America, as seen through the remarkable location of Franklin County, Virginia, a place that many still refer to as the "moonshine capital of the world." Local characters come alive through ......

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Shouting Down The Silence: A Biography Of Stanley Elkin - David C. Dougherty

Shouting Down the Silence presents the first complete biography of Stanley Elkin, a preeminent novelist who consistently won high marks from critics but whose complexities of style seemed destined to elude the popular acclaim he hoped to attain. F......

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Key Concepts In Critical Cultural Studies - Clifford Christians

This volume brings together sixteen essays on key and intersecting topics in critical cultural studies from major scholars in the field. Taking into account the vicissitudes of political, social, and cultural issues, the contributors engage deeply......

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Jerry Lewis - Chris Fujiwara

Well known for his slapstick comedic style, Jerry Lewis has also delighted worldwide movie audiences with a directing career spanning five decades. One of American cinema's great innovators, Lewis made unmistakably personal films that often focuse......

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Bridging Divides: The Origins Of The Beckman Institute At Illinois - Theodore L. Brown

Bridging Divides offers a first-hand account of the origins of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign devoted to leading-edge research in......

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Muting Israeli Democracy: How Media And Cultural Policy Undermine Free Expression - Amit M. Schejter

Analyzing a wide range of legal documents recorded in Israel from 1961 to 2007, this book argues that the laws governing Israeli electronic media are structured to limit the boundaries of public discourse. Amit M. Schejter posits the theory of a "......

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Paradoxes Of Prosperity: Wealth-seeking Versus Christian Values In Pre-civil War America - , Dwight Teeter Jr.

In the midst of the United States' immense economic growth in the 1850s, Americans worried about whether the booming agricultural, industrial, and commercial expansion came at the price of cherished American values such as honesty, hard work, and ......

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Harlem Vs. Columbia University: Black Student Power In The Late 1960s - Stefan M. Bradley

In 1968-69, Columbia University became the site for a collision of American social movements. Black Power, student power, antiwar, New Left, and Civil Rights movements all clashed with local and state politics when an alliance of black students an......

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Reading Ronell

Avital Ronell has won worldwide acclaim for her work across literature and philosophy, psychoanalysis and popular culture, political theory and feminism, art and rhetoric, drugs and deconstruction. In works such as The Test Drive, Stupidity, Crack......

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Race And Radicalism In The Union Army - Mark A. Lause

In this compelling portrait of interracial activism, Mark A. Lause documents the efforts of radical followers of John Brown to construct a triracial portion of the Federal Army of the Frontier. Mobilized and inspired by the idea of a Union that wo......

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Pre-gay L.a.: A Social History Of The Movement For Homosexual Rights - C. Todd White

This book explores the origins and history of the modern American movement for homosexual rights, which originated in Los Angeles in the late 1940s and continues today. Part ethnography and part social history, it is a detailed account of the hist......

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Freeing Charles: The Struggle To Free A Slave On The Eve Of The Civil War - Scott Christianson

Freeing Charles recounts the life and epic rescue of captured fugitive slave Charles Nalle of Culpeper, Virginia, who was forcibly liberated by Harriet Tubman and others in Troy, New York, on April 27, 1860. Scott Christianson follows Nalle from h......

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