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All-American Girl

By Meg Cabot
  • ISBN Code: : 0061971820
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 170
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : all-american-girl.pdf

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The New York Times bestselling hit from Meg Cabot Samantha Madison is just your average sophomore gal living in DC when, in an inadvertent moment sandwiched between cookie-buying and CD-perusing, she puts a stop to an attempt on the life of the president. Before she can say “MTV2” she’s appointed Teen Ambassador to the UN and has caught the eye of the very cute First Son. Featuring Meg Cabot’s delightful sense of humor and signature romance that made The Princess Diaries such a hit, this New York Times bestselling standalone novel is sure to please fans and new readers alike.

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  • Book Code : 1476604282
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This two-volume encyclopedia explores representations of people of color in American television. It includes overview essays on early, classic, and contemporary television and the challenges, developments, and participation of people of color on and behind the screen. Covering five decades, this encyclopedia highlights how race has shaped television and how television has shaped society. Offering critical analysis of moments and themes throughout television history, Race in American Television shines a spotlight on key artists of color, prominent shows, and the debates that have defined television since the Civil Rights Movement. This book also examines the ways in which television has been a site for both reproduction of stereotypes and resistance to them, providing a basis for discussion about American racial issues. This set provides a significant resource for students and fans of television alike, not only educating but also empowering readers with the necessary tools to consume and watch the small screen and explore its impact on the evolution of racial and ethnic stereotypes in U.S. culture and beyond. Understanding the history of American television contributes to deeper knowledge and potentially helps us to better apprehend the plethora of diverse shows and programs on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and other platforms today. Offers accessible yet critical discussions of television culture Provides historic understanding of the contributions of significant artists of color to the history of American television Discusses a diversity of shows as well as debates and themes central to the history of American television

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 1438408242
  • Total of Pages : 307
  • Category : Social Science
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  • Pdf File: cultural-diversity-and-the-u-s-media.pdf

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This book provides rich and detailed accounts of how the media filters racial/ethnic identity through economic or sensationalized perspectives in newspapers, films, television, and radio. By exploring media descriptions of various racial/ethnic groups, Cultural Diversity and the U.S. Media provides opportunities to discover, debate, and discuss issues surrounding race/ethnicity and the role of the media in American society.

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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 1479881376
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 342
  • Pdf File: race-and-media.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A foundational collection of essays that demonstrate how to study race and media From graphic footage of migrant children in cages to #BlackLivesMatter and #OscarsSoWhite, portrayals and discussions of race dominate the media landscape. Race and Media adopts a wide range of methods to make sense of specific occurrences, from the corporate portrayal of mixed-race identity by 23andMe to the cosmopolitan fetishization of Marie Kondo. As a whole, this collection demonstrates that all forms of media—from the sitcoms we stream to the Twitter feeds we follow—confirm racism and reinforce its ideological frameworks, while simultaneously giving space for new modes of resistance and understanding. In each chapter, a leading media scholar elucidates a set of foundational concepts in the study of race and media—such as the burden of representation, discourses of racialization, multiculturalism, hybridity, and the visuality of race. In doing so, they offer tools for media literacy that include rigorous analysis of texts, ideologies, institutions and structures, audiences and users, and technologies. The authors then apply these concepts to a wide range of media and the diverse communities that engage with them in order to uncover new theoretical frameworks and methodologies. From advertising and music to film festivals, video games, telenovelas, and social media, these essays engage and employ contemporary dialogues and struggles for social justice by racialized communities to push media forward. Contributors include: Mary Beltrán Meshell Sturgis Ralina L. Joseph Dolores Inés Casillas Jennifer Lynn Stoever Jason Kido Lopez Peter X Feng Jacqueline Land Mari Castañeda Jun Okada Amy Villarejo Aymar Jean Christian Sarah Florini Raven Maragh-Lloyd Sulafa Zidani Lia Wolock Meredith D. Clark Jillian M. Báez Miranda J. Brady Kishonna L. Gray Susan Noh

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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786488646
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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  • Pdf File: the-south-bend-blue-sox.pdf

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1250096219
  • Total of Pages : 181
  • Category : Music
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  • Pdf File: the-country-music-book-of-lists.pdf

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More than just charts, star bios, and boring listings, "The Country Music Book of Lists" is the perfect gift or pop reference guide for trivia fans, filled with humor, insight, and "down home fun".

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  • Members : 408
  • Pdf File: ball-tales.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This history of American sports fiction traces depictions of baseball, basketball and football in works for all age levels from early dime novels through the 1960s. Chapters cover dime novel heroes Frank and Dick Merriwell; the explosion of sports novels before World War II and its influence on the authors who later wrote for baby boom readers; how sports novels persisted during the Great Depression; the rise and decline of sports pulps; why sports comics failed; postwar heroes Chip Hilton and Bronc Burnett; the lack of sports fiction for females; Duane Decker’s Blue Sox books; and the classic John R. Tunis novels. Appendices list sports pulp titles and comic books featuring sports fiction.

A Companion to the War Film

By Douglas A. Cunningham,John C. Nelson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118337611
  • Total of Pages : 472
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 324
  • Pdf File: a-companion-to-the-war-film.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Companion to the War Film contains 27 original essays that examine all aspects of the genre, from the traditional war film, to the new global nature of conflicts, and the diverse formats that war stories assume in today’s digital culture. Includes new works from experienced and emerging scholars that expand the scope of the genre by applying fresh theoretical approaches and archival resources to the study of the war film Moves beyond the limited confines of “the combat film” to cover home-front films, international and foreign language films, and a range of conflicts and time periods Addresses complex questions of gender, race, forced internment, international terrorism, and war protest in films such as Full Metal Jacket, Good Kill, Grace is Gone, Gran Torino, The Messenger, Snow Falling on Cedars, So Proudly We Hail, Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War, Tender Comrade, and Zero Dark Thirty Provides a nuanced vision of war film that brings the genre firmly into the 21st Century and points the way for exciting future scholarship

How to Raise an American

By Myrna Blyth,Chriss Winston
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  • Publisher : Crown Forum
  • Book Code : 030739378X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 523
  • Pdf File: how-to-raise-an-american.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Do you love America? Are you proud to call this country your home? Now, what about your kids? You want them to love America as much as you do, but when popular culture tells them it’s cooler to bash this country than to love it, how can you teach them to be proud and loyal citizens? As mothers themselves, bestselling author Myrna Blyth and former presidential speechwriter Chriss Winston have struggled with the same dilemma. Shocked by the growing patriotism gap, they set out to create a real-world resource all parents can use to teach their kids about the greatness of America’s past, the promise of its future, and the important role each of us plays in this democracy. How to Raise an American shows you how to make patriotism a priority without it becoming a chore for you or your kids. This practical guide offers tips, games, activities, quizzes, and information you can use to make patriotism part of your family’s daily life, including: - 60-Minute Solutions that easily and seamlessly instill a love of this country - Dinner Table Debate topics that will have the whole family talking - Road trip ideas that bring America’s history to life - Books and movies that exemplify our shared ideals - Inspiring stories of American courage, honor, and ingenuity - Fun and educational ways to celebrate American holidays like the Fourth of July and Veterans Day Blyth and Winston consulted prominent historians, academics, military leaders, politicians, au-thors, scholars, film crit ics, and parents around the country to bring you a truly useful guide. Part treatise on patriotism, part American history primer, part civics lesson, this book is the antidote to the virulent America bashing our children hear every day. Inspiring and practical, How to Raise an American is a must for every patriot—parent and child.

Paris, Baby!

By Kirsten Lobe
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 9781429968621
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 404
  • Pdf File: paris-ba.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Is it possible to maintain chic as a single-mom-to-be in a city where it's all supposed to be effortless and breastfeeding is a horreur? Does one live by the Parisienne's pregnancy plan of smoking, drinking, and cheese-eating avec vin blanc, but jamais jamais gain more than six kilos? And how to handle a pickup attempt by a married man in the baby department of Bon Marché when you're eight months along? After all, American girls do things differently: Lamaze class and baby showers, sensible prenatal care and...family to watch you proudly grow more and more pregnant. Paris is full of delights for a new mom: the Luxembourg Gardens, baby boutiques too precious to be passed by, a petit brioche for a teething tot. But home exerts a powerful pull. Should your child grow up skipping by the Seine or scampering up a tree house? Should it be "Mommy" or "Maman"? And can a tall blonde with a taste for Veuve Cliquot and Vuitton ever make it in the land of mom jeans and Happy Meals? Paris, Baby! is novelist Kirsten Lobe's warm, funny memoir about Paris, Frenchmen, friendship, babies, and making it on one's own.

Kammie on First

By Michelle Houts
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  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Book Code : 0821445111
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 530
  • Pdf File: kammie-on-first.pdf

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Dorothy Mary Kamenshek was born to immigrant parents in Norwood, Ohio. As a young girl, she played pickup games of sandlot baseball with neighborhood children; no one, however, would have suspected that at the age of seventeen she would become a star athlete at the national level. The outbreak of World War II and the ensuing draft of able-bodied young men severely depleted the ranks of professional baseball players. In 1943, Philip K. Wrigley, owner of the Chicago Cubs, led the initiative to establish a new league—a women’s league—to fill the ballparks while the war ground on in Europe and the Pacific. Kamenshek was selected and assigned to the Rockford Peaches in their inaugural season and played first base for a total of ten years, becoming a seven-time All-Star and holder of two league batting titles. When injuries finally put an end to her playing days, she went on to a successful and much quieter career in physical therapy. Fame came again in 1992, when Geena Davis portrayed a player loosely based on Kamenshek in the hit movie A League of Their Own. Kammie on First is a real-life tale that will entertain and inspire young readers, both girls and boys. It is the first book in a new series, Biographies for Young Readers, from Ohio University Press.

Brass Diva

By Caryl Flinn
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 9780520927254
  • Total of Pages : 556
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 269
  • Pdf File: brass-diva.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Broadway star Ethel Merman's voice was a mesmerizing force and her vitality was legendary, yet the popular perception of La Merm as the irrepressible wonder falls far short of all that she was and all that she meant to Americans over so many decades. This marvelously detailed biography is the first to tell the full story of how the stenographer from Queens, New York, became the queen of the Broadway musical in its golden age. Mining official and unofficial sources, including interviews with Merman's family and her personal scrapbooks, Caryl Flinn unearths new details of Merman's life and finds that behind the high-octane personality was a remarkably pragmatic woman who never lost sight of her roots. Brass Diva takes us from Merman's working-class beginnings through the extraordinary career that was launched in 1930 when, playing a secondary role in a Gershwin Brothers' show, she became an overnight sensation singing "I Got Rhythm." From there, we follow Merman's hits on Broadway, her uneven successes in Hollywood, and her afterlife as a beloved camp icon. This definitive work on the phenomenon that was Ethel Merman is also the first to thoroughly explore her robust influence on American popular culture.

Asian Americans and the Mass Media

By Virginia Mansfield-Richardson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317776143
  • Total of Pages : 458
  • Category : History
  • Members : 618
  • Pdf File: asian-americans-and-the-mass-media.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

World War II and the Postwar Years in America: A Historical and Cultural Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

By William H. Young Jr.,Nancy K. Young
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 031335653X
  • Total of Pages : 832
  • Category : History
  • Members : 962
  • Pdf File: world-war-ii-and-the-postwar-years-in-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

More than 150 articles provide a revealing look at one of the most tempestuous decades in recent American history, describing the everyday activities of Americans as they dealt first with war, and then a difficult transition to peace and prosperity. • Approximately 175 A–Z entries on everyday life and popular culture in the United States, 1940–1950 • An extensive timeline of events during the covered decade • Numerous photographs that highlight article content • Charts listing pertinent statistics and/or related information • Selected readings accompanying each article • An extensive bibliography of print, aural, and electronic resources and a guide to related topics

A Locker Room of Her Own

By David C. Ogden,Joel Nathan Rosen
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 1617038148
  • Total of Pages : 209
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 544
  • Pdf File: a-locker-room-of-her-own.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Female athletes are too often perceived as interlopers in the historically male-dominated world of sports. Obstacles specific to women are of particular focus in A Locker Room of Her Own. Race, sexual orientation, and the similar qualities ancillary to gender bear special exploration in how they impact an athlete's story. Central to this volume is the contention that women in their role as inherent outsiders are placed in a unique position even more complicated than the usual experiences of inequality and discord associated with race and sports. The contributors explore and critique the notion that in order to be considered among the pantheon of athletic heroes one cannot deviate from the traditional demographic profile, that of the white male. These essays look specifically and critically at the nature of gender and sexuality within the contested nexus of race, reputation, and sport. The collection explores the reputations of iconic and pioneering sports figures and the cultural and social forces that helped to forge their unique and often problematic legacies. Women athletes discussed in this volume include Babe Didrikson Zaharias, the women of the AAGPBL, Billie Jean King, Venus and Serena Williams, Marion Jones, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, Sheryl Swoopes, Florence Griffith Joyner, Roberta Gibb and Kathrine Switzer, and Danica Patrick.

Performing Consumers

By Maurya Wickstrom
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134301030
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 504
  • Pdf File: performing-consumers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Performing Consumers is an exploration of the way in which brands insinuate themselves into the lives of ordinary people who encounter them at branded superstores. Looking at our performative desire to ‘try on’ otherness, Maurya Wickstrom employs five American brandscapes to serve as case studies: Ralph Lauren; Niketown; American Girl Place; Disney store and The Lion King; and The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. In this post-product era, each builds for the performer/consumer an intensely pleasurable, somatic experience of merging into the brand and reappearing as the brand, or the brand’s fictional meanings. To understand this embodiment as the way that capital is producing subjectivity as an aspect of itself, Wickstrom casts a wide net, drawing on: the history of capital’s relationship with theatre political developments in the United States recent work in political science, philosophy, and performance studies. An adventurous study of theatrical indeterminancy and material culture, Performing Consumers brilliantly takes corporate culture to task.

Pretty/Funny

By Linda Mizejewski
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Book Code : 0292756933
  • Total of Pages : 279
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 684
  • Pdf File: pretty-funny.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“A totally engaging read [and] a fascinating look at the diversity and range of female comics . . . by an author who herself obviously has a sense of humor.” —Joanna E. Rapf, coeditor of The Blackwell Companion to Film Comedy Women in comedy have traditionally been pegged as either “pretty” or “funny.” Attractive actresses with good comic timing such as Katherine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, and Julia Roberts have always gotten plum roles as the heroines of romantic comedies and television sitcoms. But fewer women who write and perform their own comedy have become stars—and often they’ve been successful because they were willing to be funny-looking, from Fanny Brice and Phyllis Diller to Lily Tomlin and Carol Burnett. Pretty/Funny focuses on Kathy Griffin, Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, Margaret Cho, Wanda Sykes, and Ellen DeGeneres, the groundbreaking women comics who flout the pretty-versus-funny dynamic by targeting glamour, postfeminist girliness, the Hollywood A-list, and feminine whiteness with their wit and biting satire. Linda Mizejewski demonstrates that while these comics don’t all identify as feminists or take politically correct positions, their work on gender, sexuality, and race has a political impact. The first major study of women and humor in twenty years, Pretty/Funny makes a convincing case that women’s comedy has become a prime site for feminism to speak, talk back, and be contested in the twenty-first century.