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Representations of Black Womanhood on Television - Being Mara Brock Akil (Paperback): Shauntae Brown White, Kandace L. Harris Representations of Black Womanhood on Television - Being Mara Brock Akil (Paperback)
Shauntae Brown White, Kandace L. Harris; Contributions by Imani M. Cheers, Kandace L. Harris, Tina M Harris, …
R742 Discovery Miles 7 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Being Mara Brock Akil: Representations of Black Womanhood on Television examines the body of work of Mara Brock Akil, the showrunner who produced Girlfriends, The Game, Being Mary Jane, and Love Is__. The contributions to this volume are theoretically anchored in Patricia Hill Collin's Black Feminist Thought, with a focus on how Brock Akil's shows intentionally address Black humanity and specifically provide context for Black women's lived experiences and empathy for Black womanhood by featuring woman-centered characters with flaws, strength, and complexity. Shauntae Brown White and Kandace L. Harris have compiled a volume that analyzes themes that define Black womanhood and examines audience reception of and social media interaction with Brock Akil's work.

Crime TV - Streaming Criminology in Popular Culture (Paperback): Jonathan A. Grubb, Chad Posick Crime TV - Streaming Criminology in Popular Culture (Paperback)
Jonathan A. Grubb, Chad Posick
R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From Game of Thrones to Breaking Bad, the key theories and concepts in criminal justice are explained through the lens of television In Crime TV, Jonathan A. Grubb and Chad Posick bring together an eminent group of scholars to show us the ways in which crime-and the broader criminal justice system-are depicted on television. From Breaking Bad and Westworld to Mr. Robot and Homeland, this volume highlights how popular culture frames our understanding of crime, criminological theory, and the nature of justice through modern entertainment. Featuring leading criminologists, Crime TV makes the key concepts and analytical tools of criminology as engaging as possible for students and interested readers. Contributors tackle an array of exciting topics and shows, taking a fresh look at feminist criminology on The Handmaid's Tale, psychopathy on The Fall, the importance of social bonds on 13 Reasons Why, radical social change on The Walking Dead, and the politics of punishment on Game of Thrones. Crime TV offers a fresh and exciting approach to understanding the essential concepts in criminology and criminal justice and how theories of crime circulate in popular culture.

Gladiators in Suits - Race, Gender, and the Politics of Representation in Scandal (Paperback): Simone Puff, Kimberly R.... Gladiators in Suits - Race, Gender, and the Politics of Representation in Scandal (Paperback)
Simone Puff, Kimberly R. Moffitt, Ronald L Jackson
R898 Discovery Miles 8 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One of the most popular shows to come out of Shondaland, Shonda Rhimes's production company, is ABC's political drama Scandal (2012-18)-a series whose tremendous success and marketing savvy led LA Times critic Mary McNamara to hail it as ""the show that Twitter built"" and Time magazine to name its protagonist as one of the most influential fictional characters of 2013. The series portrays a fictional Washington, DC, and features a diverse group of characters, racially and otherwise, who gather around the show's antiheroine, Olivia Pope, a powerful crisis manager who happens to have an extramarital affair with the president of the United States. For seven seasons, audiences learned a great deal about Olivia and those interwoven in her complex world of politics and drama, including her team of ""gladiators in suits,"" with whom she manages the crises of Washington's political elite. This volume, named for both Olivia's team and the show's fans, analyzes the communication, politics, stereotypes, and genre techniques featured in the television series while raising key questions about the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and viewing audiences. The essays range from critical looks at various members of Scandal's ensemble, to in-depth analyses of the show's central themes, to audience reception studies via interviews and social media analysis. Additionally, the volume contributes to research on femininity, masculinity, and representations of black womanhood on television. Ultimately, this collection offers original and timely perspectives on what was one of America's most ""scandalous"" prime-time network television series.

Great Britons of Stage and Screen - In Conversation (Hardcover): Barbara Roisman Cooper Great Britons of Stage and Screen - In Conversation (Hardcover)
Barbara Roisman Cooper; Foreword by Robert Osborne; Afterword by Kevin Brownlow
R990 Discovery Miles 9 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Although there are encyclopedias and biographical dictionaries of contemporary British film and theatre actors, most lack the intimacy of face-to-face interviews. Typically drawn from secondary sources, collections of interviews often repeat tired anecdotes about an actor's film or stage roles, with very little nuance or fresh insights. Great Britons of Stage and Screen: In Conversation features interviews with some of the leading actors of the last fifty years and more. In this collection, Barbara Roisman Cooper presents interviews she personally conducted with more than twenty stars of film, television, and theatre. Held in intimate surroundings-including the actors' private homes and theatre dressing rooms between performances-these interviews provide readers with a rounded understanding of the creative process and the dedication required to develop a performance. Including many well-known Oscar, Tony, Olivier, and BAFTA winners, each interview is preceded by a short introduction and followed by the performer's most significant credits, both on the stage and screen. The actors and actresses who shared their stories in this volume include *Dame Eileen Atkins *Isla Blair *Simon Callow *Dame Joan Collins *Peggy Cummins *Sinead Cusack *Samantha Eggar *Stephen Fry *Julian Glover *Stephen Greif *Jeremy Irons *Sir Derek Jacobi *Felicity Kendal *Sir Ben Kingsley *Dame Angela Lansbury *Sir John Mills *Alfred Molina *Lynn Redgrave *Jean Simmons *David Suchet *Richard Todd *Michael York Designed to serve as a resource for those studying or writing about the worlds of theatre and film in general-and the art and craft of acting, specifically-Great Britons of Stage and Screen will also appeal to the many fans of the artists who have entertained audiences for decades.

Lethbridge-Stewart Quiz Book (Paperback): Mark Jones Lethbridge-Stewart Quiz Book (Paperback)
Mark Jones
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R231 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R39 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Life on Air (Paperback, Rev Ed): David Attenborough Life on Air (Paperback, Rev Ed)
David Attenborough 1
R269 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Sir David Attenborough is Britain's best-known natural history film-maker. His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly six decades, and in this volume of memoirs Sir David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places he has visited. His first job - after Cambridge University and two years in the Royal Navy - was at a London publishing house. Then in 1952 he joined the BBC as a trainee producer, and it was while working on the Zoo Quest series (1954-64) that he had his first opportunity to undertake expeditions to remote parts of the globe, to capture intimate footage of rare wildlife in its natural habitat. He was Controller of BBC2 (1965-68), during which time he introduced colour television to Britain, then Director of Programmes for the BBC (1969-1972). However, in 1973 he abandoned administration altogether to return to documentary-making and writing, and has established himself as the world's leading Natural History programme maker with several landmark BBC series, including Life on Earth (1979), The Living Planet (1984), The Trials of Life (1990), The Private Life of Plants (1995), Life of Birds (1998), The Blue Planet (2001), Life of Mammals (2002), Planet Earth (2006) and Life in Cold Blood (2008). Sir David is an Honorary Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society and was knighted in 1985. He is also Britain's most respected, trusted and lauded natural history broadcaster and writer, championing conservation and standing at the forefront of issues concerning the planet's declining species. A lot has changed since his first television documentary, and in this updated edition of Life on Air Sir David tells us of his experiences of filming in the 21st century.

Branded Women in U.S. Television - When People Become Corporations (Hardcover): Peter Bjelskou Branded Women in U.S. Television - When People Become Corporations (Hardcover)
Peter Bjelskou
R1,708 Discovery Miles 17 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Branded Women in U.S. Television examines how The Real Housewives of New York City, Martha Stewart, and other female entrepreneurs create branded televised versions of the iconic U.S. housewife. Using their television presence to establish and promote their own product lines, including jewelry, cookware, clothing, and skincare, they become the primary physical representations of these brands. While their businesses are serious and seriously lucrative, especially reality television enables a certain representational flexibility that allows participants to create campy and sometimes tongue-in-cheek personas. Peter Bjelskou explores their innovative branding strategies, specifically the complex relationships between their entrepreneurial endeavors and their physical bodies, attires, tastes, and personal histories. Generally these branded women speak volumes about their contemporaneous political environments, and this book illustrates how they, and many other women in U.S. television history, are indicative of larger societal trends and structures.

Creativity in the British Television Comedy Industry (Paperback): Brett Mills, Erica Horton Creativity in the British Television Comedy Industry (Paperback)
Brett Mills, Erica Horton
R975 Discovery Miles 9 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What is it like to make television comedy? How do writers get their ideas made, and how do commissioners and producers decide what to make? How do members of the comedy industry work with large broadcasters and production companies, and what does it mean to be creative - and stay creative? Drawing on interviews with many key writers such as Sam Bain, Paul Doolan, Graham Linehan, David Mitchell, Simon Nye and Sue Teddern, producers including Ash Atalla, Lisa Clark, Michelle Farr, Ali McPhail, Jon Plowman and Adam Tandy, and commissioners, the BBC's Shane Allen, Channel 4's Nerys Evans and Sky's Lucy Lumsden, Creativity in the British Television Comedy Industry explores the creative processes that lead to successful programme-making. With detailed discussion of the processes by which series such as People Just Do Nothing and After Hours came to our screens, this book examines how members of the comedy industry maintain careers, manage failure, develop their craft, and stay creative. Creativity in the British Television Comedy Industry is essential reading for students and researchers with an interest in comedy studies, television production, and the creative/media industries.

Children, Youth, and American Television (Paperback): Adrian Schober, Debbie Olson Children, Youth, and American Television (Paperback)
Adrian Schober, Debbie Olson
R986 Discovery Miles 9 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume explores how television has been a significant conduit for the changing ideas about children and childhood in the United States. Each chapter connects relevant events, attitudes, or anxieties in American culture to an analysis of children or childhood in select American television programs. The essays in this collection explore historical intersections of the family with expectations of childhood, particularly innocence, economic and material conditions, and emerging political and social realities that, at times, present unique challenges to America's children and the collective expectation of what childhood should be.

Rediscovering U.S. Newsfilm - Cinema, Television, and the Archive (Paperback): Mark Garrett Cooper, Sara Beth Levavy, Ross... Rediscovering U.S. Newsfilm - Cinema, Television, and the Archive (Paperback)
Mark Garrett Cooper, Sara Beth Levavy, Ross Melnick, Mark Williams
R994 Discovery Miles 9 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The twentieth century generated tens of thousands of hours of American newsfilm but not the scholarly apparatus necessary to analyze and contextualize them. Assembling new approaches to the study of U.S. newsfilm in cinema and television, this book makes a long overdue critical intervention in the field of film and media studies by addressing the format's inherent intermediality; its mediation of "events" for local, national, and transnational communities; its distinctive archival legacies; and, consequently, its integral place in film and television studies more broadly. This collection brings fresh, contemporary methodologies and analysis to bear on a vast amount of material that has languished in relative obscurity for far too long.

Reading Contemporary Serial Television Universes - A Narrative Ecosystem Framework (Paperback): Paola Brembilla, Ilaria A. De... Reading Contemporary Serial Television Universes - A Narrative Ecosystem Framework (Paperback)
Paola Brembilla, Ilaria A. De Pascalis
R981 Discovery Miles 9 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Reading Contemporary Serial Television Universes provides a new framework-the metaphor of the narrative ecosystem-for the analysis of serial television narratives. Contributors use this metaphor to address the ever-expanding and evolving structure of narratives far beyond their usual spatial and temporal borders, in general and in reference to specific series. Other scholarly approaches consider each narrative as composed of modular elements, which combine to create a bigger picture. The narrative ecosystem approach, on the other hand, argues that each portion of the narrative world contains all of the main elements that characterize the world as a whole, such as narrative tensions, production structures, creative dynamics and functions. The volume details the implications of the narrative ecosystem for narrative theory and the study of seriality, audiences and fandoms, production, and the analysis of the products themselves.

Linguistic and Cultural Representation in Audiovisual Translation (Paperback): Irene Ranzato, Serenella Zanotti Linguistic and Cultural Representation in Audiovisual Translation (Paperback)
Irene Ranzato, Serenella Zanotti
R987 Discovery Miles 9 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This collection of essays offers a multi-faceted exploration of audiovisual translation, both as a means of intercultural exchange and as a lens through which linguistic and cultural representations are negotiated and shaped. Examining case studies from a variety of media, including film, television, and video games, the volume focuses on different modes of audiovisual translation, including subtitling and dubbing, and the representations of linguistic and stylistic features, cultural mores, gender, and the translation process itself embedded within them. The book also meditates on issues regarding accessibility, a growing concern in audiovisual translation research. Rooted in the most up-to-date issues in both audiovisual translation and media culture today, this volume is essential reading for students and scholars in translation studies, film studies, television studies, video game studies, and media studies.

Tracing the Borders of Spanish Horror Cinema and Television (Hardcover): Jorge Mari Tracing the Borders of Spanish Horror Cinema and Television (Hardcover)
Jorge Mari
R3,018 Discovery Miles 30 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This critical anthology sets out to explore the boom that horror cinema and TV productions have experienced in Spain in the past two decades. It uses a range of critical and theoretical perspectives to examine a broad variety of films and filmmakers, such as works by Alejandro Amenabar, Alex de la Iglesia, Pedro Almodovar, Guillermo del Toro, Juan Antonio Bayona, and Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza. The volume revolves around a set of fundamental questions: What are the causes for this new Spanish horror-mania? What cultural anxieties and desires, ideological motives and practical interests may be behind such boom? Is there anything specifically "Spanish" about the Spanish horror film and TV productions, any distinctive traits different from Hollywood and other European models that may be associated to the particular political, social, economic or cultural circumstances of contemporary Spain?

Music in Comedy Television - Notes on Laughs (Hardcover): Liz Giuffre, Philip Hayward Music in Comedy Television - Notes on Laughs (Hardcover)
Liz Giuffre, Philip Hayward
R3,485 Discovery Miles 34 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The study of television and music has expanded greatly in recent years, yet to date no book has focused on the genre of comedy television as it relates to music. Music in Comedy Television: Notes on Laughs fills that gap, breaking new critical ground. With contributions from an array of established and emerging scholars representing a range of disciplines, the twelve essays included cover a wide variety of topics and television shows, spanning nearly fifty years across network, cable, and online structures and capturing the latest research in this growing area of study. From Sesame Street to Saturday Night Live, from Monty Python to Flight of the Conchords, this book offers the perfect introduction for students and scholars in music and media studies seeking to understand the role of music in comedy onscreen and how it relates to the wider culture.

Affective Sexual Pedagogies in Film and Television (Hardcover): Kyra Clarke Affective Sexual Pedagogies in Film and Television (Hardcover)
Kyra Clarke
R3,139 Discovery Miles 31 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Popular film and television hold valuable potential for learning about sex and sexuality beyond the information-based model of sex education currently in schools. This book argues that the representation of complicated-or "messy"-relationships in these popular cultural forms makes them potent as affective pedagogical moments. It endeavours to develop new sexual literacies by contemplating how pedagogical moments, that is, fleeting moments which disrupt expectations or create discomfort, might enrich the available discourses of sexuality and gender, especially those available to adolescents. In Part One, Clarke critiques the heteronormative discourses of sex education that produce youth in particularly gendered ways, noting that "rationality" is often expected to govern experiences that are embodied and arguably inherently incoherent. Part Two explores public intimacy, contemplating the often overlapping and confused boundaries between public and private.

Music in Comedy Television - Notes on Laughs (Paperback): Liz Giuffre, Philip Hayward Music in Comedy Television - Notes on Laughs (Paperback)
Liz Giuffre, Philip Hayward
R1,168 Discovery Miles 11 680 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The study of television and music has expanded greatly in recent years, yet to date no book has focused on the genre of comedy television as it relates to music. Music in Comedy Television: Notes on Laughs fills that gap, breaking new critical ground. With contributions from an array of established and emerging scholars representing a range of disciplines, the twelve essays included cover a wide variety of topics and television shows, spanning nearly fifty years across network, cable, and online structures and capturing the latest research in this growing area of study. From Sesame Street to Saturday Night Live, from Monty Python to Flight of the Conchords, this book offers the perfect introduction for students and scholars in music and media studies seeking to understand the role of music in comedy onscreen and how it relates to the wider culture.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Official Grimoire Willow Rosenberg (Hardcover): Andrea Robinson Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Official Grimoire Willow Rosenberg (Hardcover)
Andrea Robinson
R791 R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 Save R166 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This grimoire from the baddest witch around will teach potential slayers and aspiring wiccans everything they'll ever need to know about magic in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Every good witch has a grimoire, and Willow Rosenberg is no exception. The Official Grimoire is the first and only truly comprehensive collection of every magical moment from all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, humorously narrated by beloved resident witch Willow Rosenberg. Completely illustrated and annotated by the rest of the gang, this book of spells is a unique keepsake for fans of the Buffy-verse and an incredible celebration of the show's 20-year legacy.

TV Creators - Conversations with America's Top Producers of Television Drama, Volume Two (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition):... TV Creators - Conversations with America's Top Producers of Television Drama, Volume Two (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
James L. Longworth Jr
R447 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R65 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This sequel provides yet another dozen of today's most acclaimed writers and producers an open, uncensored forum in which they discuss everything from their work ethic to the political, social and economic issues affecting the television industry. ""The West Wing"", ""CSI"" and ""Judging Amy"" are just a few of the dramas that launched a new era of television at the turn of the millennium. The book gives scholars and fans alike an exclusive, first hand account of the lives, philosphies and contributions of some of the best television scribes. Among the interviewees are: Aaron Spelling (""Charmed"", ""Beverley Hills 90210""); Joss Whedon (""Buffy the Vampire Slayer""); Roy Huggins (""The Fugitive""); Clifton Campbell (""Profiler""); Barbara Hall (""Judging Amy""); Anthony Zuiker (""CSI: Crime Scene Investigation""); and Don Bellisario (""JAG"", ""Magnum PI"").

The World of Sanditon - The Official Companion to the ITV Series (Hardcover): Sara Sheridan The World of Sanditon - The Official Companion to the ITV Series (Hardcover)
Sara Sheridan 1
R575 R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Save R91 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The official TV tie-in to accompany the ITV drama scripted by Andrew Davies The World of Sanditon delves behind the scenes of Sanditon, giving you the inside scoop on Jane Austen's unfinished masterpiece, adapted for television by Andrew Davies. Produced by Red Planet Pictures, ITV's Sanditon series tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the humorous, charming and slightly wild Sidney Parker. Written by Emmy and BAFTA-Award winning writer Andrew Davies, the series brought Austen's story to life and this book will allow you to go behind the scenes of the cast and crew, exploring the world that Austen created and offering fascinating insights about the period and about the real-life heartbreak behind her final story. Readers will also have access to location guides, interviews with the cast, and in-depth historical information by esteemed author Sara Sheridan.

China Turned On - Television, Reform and Resistance (Paperback): James Lull China Turned On - Television, Reform and Resistance (Paperback)
James Lull
R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The years following the Cultural Revolution saw the arrival of television as part of China's effort to 'modernize' and open up to the West. Endorsed by the Deng Xiaoping regime as a 'bridge' between government and the people, television became at once the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party and the most popular form of entertainment for Chinese people living in the cities. But the authorities failed to realize the unmatched cultural power of television to inspire resistance to official ideologies, expectations, and lifestyles. The presence of television in the homes of the urban Chinese strikingly broadened the cultural and political awareness of its audience and provoked the people to imagine better ways of living as individuals, families, and as a nation. Originally published in 1991, set within the framework of China's political and economic environment in the modernization period, this insightful analysis is based on ethnographic data collected in China before and after the Tiananmen Square disaster. From interviews with leading Chinese television executives and nearly one hundred families in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Xian, the author outlays how Chinese television fosters opposition to the government through the work routines of media professionals, television imagery, and the role of critical, active audience members.

Television's Outlander - A Companion, Seasons 1-5 (Paperback): Mary Ellen Snodgrass Television's Outlander - A Companion, Seasons 1-5 (Paperback)
Mary Ellen Snodgrass
R910 Discovery Miles 9 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Over its five seasons on the air, the televised series Outlander has combined romance, adventure, history, and time travel into a classic saga of love, war, and the ties that bind family together. After surviving the 1746 uprising of the Scottish Highlanders, the intrigue-ridden Paris of Charles Stuart, and a sea voyage across the Caribbean, Claire and Jamie Fraser finally settle in the mountains of North Carolina. There, they build a community of immigrant farmers who continue to struggle for justice, democracy, and independence from British colonialism This companion offers detailed information on over 125 topics including characters, themes, places, events, actors, herbalism, and historical chronology. Written for fans and scholars alike, it separates fact from fiction and aids in understanding the effects of the 1746 Jacobite uprising on the formation of the United States.

Prime Time Authorship - Works about and by Three TV Dramatists (Paperback, 1st ed): Douglas Heil Prime Time Authorship - Works about and by Three TV Dramatists (Paperback, 1st ed)
Douglas Heil
R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Mixing interviews, essays, and representative scripts of three successful television dramatists, the book will be of immeasurable use to the novice scriptwriter. Designed to inspire the fledgling scriptwriter, this book combines analytical essays on the work of three successful television writers with interviews and complete scripts printed in correct professional format. The writers Marion Hargrove (Maverick, The Waltons), James Dougherty (thirtysomething), and Michael Kozell (Hill Street Blues) are used as examples of professionals who developed a personal voice and a distinctive style while serving as staff writers for existing prime-time television programs. Douglas Heil theorizes that students of television scriptwriting need to engage in ""close study of exemplary writing"" and the three full scripts he offers are useful models of humane and entertaining drama. The book is not only of value to aspiring scriptwriters but also to those readers with a general interest in media history.

A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements (Hardcover): William L. Benoit A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements (Hardcover)
William L. Benoit
R2,001 Discovery Miles 20 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements examines theory and research on election advertisements. William Benoit employs the Functional Theory of Political Campaign Discourse to understand the nature or content of television spots in election campaigns. Beginning with a look at American presidential spots from 1952-2012, Benoit investigates the three functions-acclaims, attacks, and defenses-and the topics of policy and character for these groups of political commercials. The following chapters are devoted to reporting similar data on presidential primary advertisements, presidential third party spots, other theories including Issue Ownership Theory and Functional Federalism Theory, as well as nonpresidential and non-U.S. election advertising. Benoit considers the data, discusses the development of political advertising over time, and finally, presents areas for further research. This book is a uniquely comprehensive examination of the value and use of television spots in political election rhetoric.

It's Friday, It's CRACKERJACK! (Hardcover): Alan Stafford It's Friday, It's CRACKERJACK! (Hardcover)
Alan Stafford
R533 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R91 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness (Paperback): Joshua Paul Dale, Joyce Goggin, Julia Leyda, Anthony P. McIntyre, Diane... The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness (Paperback)
Joshua Paul Dale, Joyce Goggin, Julia Leyda, Anthony P. McIntyre, Diane Negra
R930 Discovery Miles 9 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Cuteness is one of the most culturally pervasive aesthetics of the new millennium and its rapid social proliferation suggests that the affective responses it provokes find particular purchase in a contemporary era marked by intensive media saturation and spreading economic precarity. Rejecting superficial assessments that would deem the ever-expanding plethora of cute texts trivial, The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness directs serious scholarly attention from a variety of academic disciplines to this ubiquitous phenomenon. The sheer plasticity of this minor aesthetic is vividly on display in this collection which draws together analyses from around the world examining cuteness's fundamental role in cultural expressions stemming from such diverse sources as military cultures, high-end contemporary art worlds, and animal shelters. Pushing beyond prevailing understandings that associate cuteness solely with childhood or which posit an interpolated parental bond as its primary affective attachment, the essays in this collection variously draw connections between cuteness and the social, political, economic, and technological conditions of the early twenty-first century and in doing so generate fresh understandings of the central role cuteness plays in the recalibration of contemporary subjectivities.

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