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Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.
Traces the influence of the stock market on Americans' beliefs about politics.
Extensive meditations on silence in the films of Alfred Hitchcock.
Argues that transgender representations in film make it more difficult for cisgender people to understand the experiences of transgender people and for transgender people to fully participate in public life.
The definitive philosophical exploration of the work of pioneering filmmaker Terrence Malick.
Explores the importance of the body and the senses in educational encounters, drawing out the aesthetic and political dimensions of educational practices.
Explores the figure of the detective as a pursuer of knowledge in four noir films.
Examines literary, historical, and cultural portrayals of Chinese women, across centuries and continents.
The cultural history of one of rock’s greatest masterpieces told through the eyes of its creator
Tells the story of classic blues singers from Ma Rainey to Bessie Smith.
The autobiography of one of the 20th century’s most innovative and wittiest composers/performers/authors who witnessed the birth of modern music
Brings together Ana M. López's field-defining essays on Latin American film and media in one indispensable volume.
Uses popular films to reveal the tensions generated during Japan’s postwar "economic miracle," challenging the prevailing view that it was a story of great national success.
Celebrates the design work of Henry Dreyfuss and his associates that revolutionized 20th century industrial design from telephones to trains to thermostats.
A walking tour and history of Bob Dylan's life and time in New York, from Greenwich Village to Woodstock.
A Philosophy of Music Education is considered the classic text on the relation of aesthetics to the practical teaching and performing of music.
Contextualizes Sabha Theatre historically, politically, and aesthetically, revealing how it expresses a Tamil Brahmin identity that is at once traditional and modern.
Illuminates the complex factors that have helped or hindered creative work by and about women in the twenty-first-century Brazilian film industry.
A visual and narrative memoir of a lifetime's encounters with 112 trendsetters, musicians, politicians, writers, and ordinary people by a noted folklorist-photographer.
A new and accessible introduction to this exciting, controversial, and often misunderstood music, drawing on extensive research, close listening, and the author’s experience as a performer.
Explores Italian filmmakers' representations of China and the Chinese, both at home and abroad.
Argues that Nietzsche’s idea of the Übermensch was a central concern of filmmakers in the 1920s and 1930s.
Analyzes how White American mainline Protestants used the internal musical controversies of the turn-of-the-millennium Worship Wars to negotiate their shifting position within the nation's diversifying religious and sociopolitical ecosystems.
Shows how punk rock shaped modern culture around the world.
Presents an original, insightful, and compelling vision of the trajectory of Cavell's oeuvre, one that takes his kinship with Emerson as inextricably bound up with his ever-deepening thinking about movies.
Highlights the original cast members—both the well-known and the (until now) wholly unknown—who staged the duo's comic operas in Britain and in America.
Analyzes socially engaged art practices worldwide, linking them to decolonial struggle and critique.
Elucidates how neoliberalism rules all areas of life and operates as a form of common sense, taking Mexico as a case study.
Examines the ways in which post-apocalyptic films express white racial anxiety.
A deeply personal study of post-9/11 film that exposes how genre can frame the shifting meanings of the War on Terror and its impact on American law and culture.
Argues that Irish American masculinity functioned to negotiate, consolidate, and reinforce hegemonic whiteness in Hollywood cinema from 1930 to 1960.
A unique exploration of contemporary filmmaking from cinema’s ultimate insiders.
Studies the force of action, motion, and vision in the early cinema of Hollywood director Raoul Walsh.
Traces the circulation of Hollywood films in North Africa and the Middle East from the early twentieth century to the present.
A powerful and original statement on the nature of film and the intimate relation of “film imagination” to our lives as human beings in the world.
Considers how Hollywood films since the 1960s have both reflected and shaped attitudes toward rape and sexual violence.
Examines the filmic representation of Whiteness as Indigeneity and its role in mediating racial politics in Mexico.
The incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.
Presents sculpture, painting, drawings, prints, and photographs from throughout the artist's illustrious career.
The critical biography of a dynamic and under-represented figure who produced and starred in some of the most innovative works of her day.
Traces the complex and contradictory representations of Hawai’i in popular film and television programs from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Explores questions of death and mortality in several key texts of East Asian literature and cinema.
Extensive meditations on the theme of the voyage in six Hitchcock films: Psycho, The 39 Steps, The Birds, Dial M for Murder, Rich and Strange, and Suspicion.
Examines the place of book-to-film adaptations by one of Italy's most famous postwar film directors.
Examines representations of religion in Mexican film from the Golden Age to the early twenty-first century.
Uses extensive archival research to explore the manifold contributions of foreign film workers to emerging film industries in Latin America from the 1930s to early 1940s.
The first academic explanation for how spectators use their imaginations as part of the experience and appreciation of popular fantasy filmmaking.
Offers a distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence.
Explores how nostalgia operates in contemporary US film and television.
Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film.
Sheds light on emergent Latin America cinema that addresses the politics of environmental destruction, the unevenness of climate change consequences, and new ways of visualizing the world beyond the human.
Charts underexamined genealogies of minoritarian aesthetic responses to the multiple crises of the long 1970s.
Offers both a production history and a close analysis, with a chapter for each of the film's eleven shots.
Provides a new way of thinking about film's relation to theatre.
Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.
Looks at how a group of aesthetically innovative independent films contested and imagined alternatives to urban planning in midcentury New York.
Rock on Record shows students how to listen to and enjoy the rich repertory of rock records made between the 1950s and 1980s.
A complete introduction to musical theater from its roots in the eighteenth century through today, written by a master historian.
Demonstrates how transhistorical myths of masculinity are both perpetuated and challenged in recent Mexican cinema.
Introduces both undergraduate students and general readers to the exploratory mindset and hands-on skills essential to the cultivation of creativity.
Embraces the problems and solutions posed by the dynamic dance of digital technology with the traditions of craftsmanship and perceived value in jewelry.
Shares the unique story of a Christmas tree farm in Poughkeepsie, New York, where, for over four decades, women artists boldly built a space where they could create community and art together.
Lively analysis of how Henry James's fiction anticipates later filmmakers' concerns with what we can see and what we can know.
Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.
Explains why and how local critical reporting can exist in China despite the kinds of media control that are the hallmarks of authoritarian rule.
Traces the giallo mystery/horror genre from its genesis in Italian cinema of the 1960s and 1970s to its contemporary place in the global cult-film canon.
Considers how and why taste persists in the analysis of Mexican film and television by looking at key figures and their impact on the curation of violence.
Analyzes contemporary superhero-themed cinema, television, and web series in Latin America.
Across a variety of genres, shows how mental disorders are depicted in cinema.
A dynamic dialogue of poetry and art that reimagines the ancient, biblical concept of sacrifice.
Explores the through-lines in the artist's work across painting, drawing, and sculpture; examining a mystic language that loops between disciplines, coasts, and generations.
Examines Shanghai both as a real city and an imaginary locale, from diverse cultural and disciplinary perspectives.
An authoritative study of this postsecular film movement from the French-Belgian border region that rose to prominence at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Uses comedy skits, from Monty Python to Key and Peele, to probe how humor works.
Demonstrates that slapstick film comedies display a canny and sometimes profound understanding of their medium.
Engaging essays on a wide spectrum of Hollywood directors and the films they created.
Explores how improv-based teaching and training methods can bridge differences and promote the communication, leadership, and civil skills our world urgently needs.
A study of the significance of the visual arts in Merleau-Ponty's aesthetics in relation to the work of five artists not known or discussed by him.
Shows how Sawka’s experience as a political refugee, and his working method, which emphasized imagery drawn from memory, resulted in powerful works that speak of and to the universal human condition.
Assesses how America's film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.
Analyzes parallel developments in post–Cold War literature and film from Cuba and Angola to trace a shared history of revolutionary enthusiasm, disappointment, and solidarity.
Explores how modernist films use classical music in ways that restore the music’s original subversive energy.
Considers how dangerous beasts in horror films illuminate the human-animal relationship.
Drawing on the film-philosophies of Stanley Cavell and Gilles Deleuze, argues that skepticism is an ethical problem that pervades contemporary film.
An accessible introduction to the centrality of word, chant, and song in the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Sikh traditions.
Catalog of the first museum exhibition of Leonard Contino, a Brooklyn-born, self-taught abstract artist whose tenacious exploration of pictorial space spanned a fifty-year career.
Investigates how musicals, war films, sex comedies, and Westerns dealt with contentious issues during a time of change in Hollywood.
Analyzes six films as allegories of capitalism’s precarious state in the early twenty-first century.
The illustrated nineteenth-century travel diaries of artist, educator, and architect Thomas Kelah Wharton, documenting his trips in the lower Hudson River Valley and New Orleans to Boston and back.
Makes the case that philosophy has an essential role to play in the serious study of film.
This book is published by Magazzino Italian Art Foundation on the occasion of the exhibition Paper Media: Boetti, Calzolari, Kounellis, curated by Francesco Guzzetti, at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.
Explores the wide-ranging impact of the Mexican Revolution on global cinema and Western intellectual thought.
Comprehensive examination of how Indigenous peoples have been represented in Argentine film.
Presents an updated account of Hong Kong and its culture two decades after its reversion to China.
Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British.
Examines how recent Argentine horror films engage with the legacies of dictatorship and neoliberalism.
Investigates how Argentine cinema has represented rural spaces and urban margins from the 1910s to the present.
Analyzes how location-shot crime films of the 1970s reflected and influenced understandings of urban crisis.
A rich intellectual encounter, revolving around the hands of the experimenter and those of the artist, highlighting the relation between the sciences and the arts.
Uses cultural representations to investigate how two religious minority communities came to be incorporated into the Mexican nation.