Popping Culture

ISBN-10: 0558796680

ISBN-13: 9780558796686

Edition: 6th 2011

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Book details

List price: $76.40
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions
Publication date: 8/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Murray Pomeranceis Professor of Sociology and Media Studies at Ryerson University. He is the author ofJohnny Depp Starts Here, An Eye for Hitchcock, andFilm Experience Beyond Narrative and Theory, among many books.

Introduction
Buying into Social Class
Introduction
"The only place to go is inside": Confusions about Sexuality and Class from Kids to Superbad
"What's a smart boy like you doing in a class like this?": Intelligence and Class in Good Will Hunting
Fashion, Advertising, and the Consumer Society
The Public Mind and the Pictures in Our Heads: A Riff
"American Idol� atry: The Practice of Democracy in the Age of Reality Television
The Genders of Popular Culture
Introduction
From "Ellen" to Bruno: The Love That Dared Not Speak Its Name Goes Big
Girl Meets Boy: Romantic Comedies After Feminism
This Is for Fighting, This Is for Fun: Camerawork and Gunplay in Reality-Based Crime Shows
The Completely Accessible Star Persona of Mr. Keanu Reeves
Gus Van Sant's History of Homosexuality
Virtually Getting It On: "Sex" in Film and Television Narratives, 1992-2010
Race for the Screen
Introduction
"I felt like, 'This guy's really hurting me.' And it hurt.": Funny Men in Pain from Zoolander to Anchorman
"Get your mind right": Juvenile Renewed
"We're all quite small, really": Races, Classes, Globalisms in "Heroes"
On Seeing and Not Seeing Race: Crash and the Politics of Bad Faith
Screened Ideologies
Introduction
Beautiful Ever After: "Extreme Makeover" and the Magical, Mythical Spectacle of Rebirth
They Sing the Body Ecstatic: Television Commercials and Captured Music
Aliens Amok: Men in Black Policing Subjectivity Onscreen
The Wonderful, Horrible Films of Paul Verhoeven
Air Wars Live from (Baghdad)<sup>2</sup>
Embedded: The News of War and the War Over News
A Spanish Summer Spreads Around the World: Hoop Dreams and Globalization
American Sundown: No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood and the Question of the Twilight Western
Cultural Moments
Introduction
Return of the Horror Apocalypse
Looking for Laughs in All the Wrong Places: Quentin Tarantino and the Holocaust
"I have the stuff that you want": Michael Jackson and the Crotch Shot
From Star Wars to Avatar: Contemporary Special Effects, Industrial Light and Magic, and the Legacy of the 1970s
Terra Incognita
Contributors
Index
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