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Reading SoundsClosed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture

Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture

Sean Zdenek

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312644
eISBN:
9780226312811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226312811.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Situated at the intersection of a number of competing discourses and perspectives, closed captioning offers a key location for exploring the rhetoric of disability in the age of digital media. ... More

Science for SaleThe Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism

Science for Sale: The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism

Daniel S. Greenberg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306254
eISBN:
9780226306261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306261.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

In recent years the news media have been awash with stories about increasingly close ties between college campuses and multimillion-dollar corporations. America's universities, the story goes, reap ... More

Science on the AirPopularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467597
eISBN:
9780226466958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466958.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Mr. Wizard's World. Bill Nye the Science Guy. NPR's Science Friday: these popular television and radio programs broadcast science into the homes of millions of viewers and listeners. But these modern ... More

Sex MuseumsThe Politics and Performance of Display

Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

Jennifer Tyburczy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226315102
eISBN:
9780226315386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Sex Museums is the first book to comprehensively explore what happens when museums display sex. It demonstrates how museum debates about what sex is and how to manage it have been integral to ... More

Spiritual DespotsModern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule

Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule

J. Barton Scott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368672
eISBN:
9780226368702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368702.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Although attacks on priestcraft were ubiquitous in colonial India, the period’s rich archive of anticlerical writing has seldom been systematically studied. As this book shows, however, the spectre ... More

Starring Mandela and CosbyMedia and the End(s) of Apartheid

Starring Mandela and Cosby: Media and the End(s) of Apartheid

Ron Krabill

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226451886
eISBN:
9780226451909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451909.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

During the worst years of apartheid, the most popular show on television in South Africa—among both Black and White South Africans—was The Cosby Show. Why did people living under a system built on ... More

The Subject of MurderGender, Exceptionality, and the Modern Killer

The Subject of Murder: Gender, Exceptionality, and the Modern Killer

Lisa Downing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226003405
eISBN:
9780226003689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226003689.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The subject of murder has always held a particular fascination for us. However, since at least the nineteenth century, we have seen the murderer as different from the ordinary citizen—a special ... More

Troubling VisionPerformance, Visuality, and Blackness

Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness

Nicole R. Fleetwood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226253022
eISBN:
9780226253053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253053.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book addresses American culture's fixation on black visibility, exploring how blackness is persistently seen as a problem in public culture and even in black scholarship that challenges racist ... More

When We Imagine GraceBlack Men and Subject Making

When We Imagine Grace: Black Men and Subject Making

Simone C. Drake

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226363837
eISBN:
9780226364025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226364025.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book is an interdisciplinary study that draws on critical race and gender studies, cultural theories, and U.S. jurisprudence in order to rethink the popular notion of crisis in black masculinity ... More

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