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Project Muse

Works: 7,581 works in 8,959 publications in 1 language and 436,331 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Classification  Folklore  Biography  Cross-cultural studies  Sources  Poetry 
Classifications: E185.615, 811.6
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Most widely held works about Project Muse
Most widely held works by Project Muse
Religious rhetoric and American politics the endurance of civil religion in electoral campaigns by Christopher B Chapp( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Examines the role of religious political rhetoric in American elections by analyzing both how political elites use religious language, and how voters respond to different expressions of religion in the public sphere"--Publisher's Web site
MacArthur in Asia the general and his staff in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea by Hiroshi Masuda( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In MacArthur in Asia, the distinguished Japanese historian Hiroshi Masuda offers a new perspective on the American icon, focusing on his experiences in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea and highlighting the importance of the general's staff - the famous "Bataan Boys" who served alongside MacArthur throughout the Asian arc of his career - to both MacArthur's and the region's history. First published to wide acclaim in Japanese in 2009 and translated into English for the first time, this book uses a wide range of sources - American and Japanese, official records and oral histories - to present a complex view of MacArthur, one that illuminates his military decisions during the Pacific campaign and his administration of the Japanese Occupation."--Pub. desc
Judaism viewed from within and from without anthropological studies ( )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pages from a Black radical's notebook a James Boggs reader by James Boggs( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephen M. Ward is assistant professor at the University of Michigan in the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies and the Residential College. --Book Jacket
Unveiling the harem elite women and the paradox of seclusion in eighteenth-century Cairo by Mary Ann Fay( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is a long history in the West of representing Middle Eastern women as uniformly oppressed by Islam, by Islamic law, and by men. Stereotypical views of Middle Eastern women today maintain that they are without legal rights, do not attend universities or have jobs outside their homes, and are not full citizens of their countries because they cannot vote or hold public office. Similar misinformation circulated in the eighteenth century when European male travelers to Egypt, documenting their observations, depicted harem women as sexual objects, deprived of autonomy, and held captive by their husbands. But historical research reveals that elite women in powerful, wealthy households exercised their rights under Islamic law, property rights in particular, to become owners of lucrative real estate in Cairo as well as influential members of their families and the wider society. One such woman, Sitt Nafisa, who was literate in several languages, commissioned a public water fountain and a Qur' anic school that still stands today. She played a pivotal role as the intermediary between French officials and her husband, who was leading the revolt against the French from Upper Egypt
Virgin territory representing sexual inexperience in film ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Virgin Territory contributors consider virginity as it is produced and marketed in film. With chapters that span a range of periods, genres, and performances, this collection proves that although it seems like an obvious quality at first glance, virginity in film is anything but simple. The essays in Virgin Territory destabilize assumptions about virginity and connect moments of virginity in film to their larger social significance."--Jacket
On Michael Haneke by Brian Price( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Haneke, whose films include 'The Piano Teacher' and 'The White Ribbon', has emerged over the past 15 years as a major figure in world cinema. This collection of essays offers a criticial inquiry & close formal analysis of his work, noted for its philosophical, historical & stylistic complexity
Cinema at the periphery ( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Iceland to Iran, from Singapore to Scotland, a growing intellectual and cultural wave of production is taking cinema beyond the borders of its place of origin - exploring faraway places, interacting with barely known peoples, and making new localities imaginable. In these films, previously entrenched spatial divisions no longer function as firmly fixed grid coordinates, the hierarchical position of place as 'center' is subverted, and new forms of representation become possible. In Cinema at the Periphery, editors Dina Iordanova, David Martin-Jones, and Belén Vidal assemble criticism that explores issues of the periphery, including questions of transnationality, place, space, passage, and migration. Cinema at the Periphery examines the periphery in terms of locations, practices, methods, and themes. It includes geographic case studies of small national cinemas located at the global margins, like New Zealand and Scotland, but also of filmmaking that comes from peripheral cultures, like Palestinian 'stateless' cinema, Australian Aboriginal films, and cinema from Quebec. Therefore, the volume is divided into two key areas: industries and markets on the one hand, and identities and histories on the other. Yet as a whole, the contributors illustrate that the concept of 'periphery' is not fixed but is always changing according to patterns of industry, ideology, and taste. Cinema at the Periphery highlights the inextricable interrelationship that exists between production modes and circulation channels and the emerging narratives of histories and identities they enable. In the present era of globalization, this timely examination of the periphery will interest teachers and students of film and media studies
Hitchcock's British films by Maurice Yacowar( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reclaiming the archive feminism and film history ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This title illustrates the relationship between film history and feminist theory. The book brings together feminist scholars to examine the intersections of feminism, history, and feminist theory in film. Subjects include archival work, visual culture, reception studies, biography, ethno-historical studies, historiography and textual analysis. Essays investigate the different models available in feminist film history and how those feminist strategies might serve as paradigmatic for other sites of feminist intervention. Chapters range chronologically from early cinema to post-feminist texts, organized around the key areas of reception, stars, and authorship. There is a final section that examines the very definitions of feminism (post-feminism), cinema (transmedia), and archives (virtual and online) in place today
My name on his tongue poems by Laila Halaby( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laila Halaby's first poetry collection illuminates the Arab American experience
Shadows of doubt negotiations of masculinity in American genre films by Barry Keith Grant( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Shadows of Doubt, Barry Keith Grant moves through virtually the entire history of American cinema, from the silents to the new millennium. Grant demonstrates both the ubiquity of masculinist ideals in American cinema and some key texts that challenge these notions within mainstream genre forms."--David Desser, professor of cinema studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign --Book Jacket
The politics of Black empowerment the transformation of Black activism in urban America by James Jennings( )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The Russian folktale by Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp by V. I︠A︡ Propp( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Members of the tribe native America in the Jewish imagination by Rachel Rubinstein( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Super girls, gangstas, freeters, and xenomaniacs gender and modernity in global youth cultures ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Composed of twelve chapters based upon ethnographic research in Africa, Asia, and Oceania, this volume explores the gendered cultural diversity of how young people experience modernity. The first part features chapters on mobile phones as agents transforming gender norms for young Mozambicans and on economic independence and feminine beauty among young Namibian women. In part two, contributors describe children's use of English and Pentecostal ideology as agents of social mobility in rural Fiji and examine androgyny, social mobility, and group membership for youth on reality television shows in China and India. Part three probes gendered discourses of "citizen warrior" versus "citizen shopper" in Cyprus and describes the moral panic surrounding child sex tourism in India. The last part analyzes how New Zealanders make sense of a growing youth activist movement, how young Australian-Papua New Guineans embrace their parents' traditional culture, and how Tongan male adolescents in the United States construct gang identities
Circles where the head should be poems by Caki Wilkinson( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transgressive tales queering the Grimms by Kay Turner( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The stories in the Grimm brothers' Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children's and Household Tales), first published in 1812 and 1815, have come to define academic and popular understandings of the fairy tale genre. Yet over a period of forty years, the brothers, especially Wilhelm, revised, edited, sanitized, and bowdlerized the tales, publishing the seventh and final edition in 1857 with many of the sexual implications removed. However, the contributors in Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms demonstrate that the Grimms and other collectors paid less attention to ridding the tales of non-heterosexual implications and that, in fact, the Grimms' tales are rich with queer possibilities. Editors Kay Turner and Pauline Greenhill introduce the volume with an overview of the tales' literary and interpretive history, surveying their queerness in terms of not just sex, gender and sexuality, but also issues of marginalization, oddity, and not fitting into society. In three thematic sections, contributors then consider a range of tales and their queer themes. In Faux Femininities, essays explore female characters, and their relationships and feminine representation in the tales. Contributors to Revising Rewritings consider queer elements in rewritings of the Grimms' tales, including Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber, Jeanette Winterson's Twelve Dancing Princesses, and contemporary reinterpretations of both 'Snow White' and 'Snow White and Rose Red.' Contributors in the final section, Queering the Tales, consider queer elements in some of the Grimms' original tales and explore intriguing issues of gender, biology, patriarchy, and transgression."--Publisher description
Millennial masculinity men in contemporary American cinema ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In virtually every aspect of culture--health, marriage, family, morals, politics, sex, race, economics--American men of the past two decades have faced changing social conditions and confronted radical questions about themselves. In Millennial Masculinity: Men in Contemporary American Cinema, editor Timothy Shary collects fourteen contributions that consider male representation in films made at the turn of the century to explore precisely how those questions have been dealt with in cinema. Contributors move beyond the recent wave of "masculinity in crisis" arguments to provide sophisticated and often surprising insight into accessible films. Chapters are arranged in four sections: "Performing Masculinity" includes a discussion of Adam Sandler and movies such as Milk; "Patriarchal Problems" looks at issues of fathers from directors such as Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, and David Fincher; "Exceptional Sexualities" examines male love and sex through movies like Brokeback Mountain and Wedding Crashers; and "Facing Race" explores masculinity through race in film. Sean Penn, Jackie Chan, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, and Philip Seymour Hoffman are some of the actors included in these analyses, while themes considered include police thrillers, psychotic killers, gay tensions, fashion sense, and the burgeoning "bromance" genre. Taken together, the essays in Millennial Masculinity shed light on the high stakes of masculine roles in contemporary American cinema. Film and television scholars as well as readers interested in gender and sexuality in film will appreciate this timely collection"--Publisher description
Italian folktales in America the verbal art of an immigrant woman by Elizabeth Mathias( )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first ethnographic study of a northern Italian folk artist and her verbal artistry in their cultural and historical contexts. The focus of this collection of folktales, delightful in their own right, is Clementina Todesco as developing artist. Supplementing the traditional märchen (magic tales) she told as a girl in her remote village in the Italian Alps are the immigration stories that Clementina added to her repertoire after she had left rural Italy for the industrial cities of the New World. More than an anthology of folktales, the study adds information gathered over a ten-year period from the villagers of Faller, from collections of variants of the stories in Italy, and from analogues in published and archival sources in Detroit and Rome. Perhaps the most fascinating addition is a series of interviews with Clementina herself, which help to characterize her as a folk artist. The result greatly enriches our understanding of who tells folktales to whom, why, and how.--From publisher description
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