Evil" Arabs in American Popular Film

"Evil" Arabs in American Popular Film: Orientalist Fear  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rexT at July 27, 2009
"Evil" Arabs in American Popular Film: Orientalist Fear

"Evil" Arabs in American Popular Film: Orientalist Fear
Tim Jon Semmerling | ISBN: 029271341X | PDF | 316 pages | 2006 | 5 MB

The "evil" Arab has become a stock character in American popular films, playing the villain opposite American "good guys" who fight for "the American way." It's not surprising that this stereotype has entered American popular culture, given the real-world conflicts between the United States and Middle Eastern countries, particularly since the oil embargo of the 1970s and continuing through the Iranian hostage crisis, the first and second Gulf Wars, and the ongoing struggle against al-Qaeda. But when one compares the "evil" Arab of popular culture to real Arab people, the stereotype falls apart. In this thought-provoking book, Tim Jon Semmerling further dismantles the "evil" Arab stereotype by showing how American cultural fears, which stem from challenges to our national ideologies and myths, have driven us to create the "evil" Arab Other.
Rock Music in American Popular Culture III: More Rock 'n' Roll Resources (Haworth Popular Culture)

Rock Music in American Popular Culture III: More Rock 'n' Roll Resources (Haworth Popular Culture) by B Lee Cooper
English | 4 Feb. 2014 | ISBN: 0789004895 | ASIN: B00IOPW6AU | 352 Pages | PDF | 9.87 MB

Rock Music in American Popular Culture III: More Rock ’n’Roll Resources explores the fascinating world of rock music and examines how this medium functions as an expression of cultural and social identity. This nostalgic guide explores the meanings and messages behind some of the most popular rock ’n’roll songs that captured the American spirit, mirrored society, and reflected events in our history.
Invisible Storytellers: Voice-over Narration in American Fiction Film

Invisible Storytellers: Voice-over Narration in American Fiction Film by Kozloff
English | 1 July 1992 | ISBN: 0520058615 | 177 Pages | PDF | 14 MB

"Let me tell you a story," each film seems to offer silently as its opening frames hit the screen. But sometimes the film finds a voice–an off-screen narrator–for all or part of the story.
Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film (repost)

Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film by Miriam Hansen
English | May 30, 1991 | ISBN: 0674058305 | 390 Pages | PDF | 18 MB

Although cinema was invented in the mid-1890s, it was a decade more before the concept of a "film spectator" emerged. As the cinema began to separate itself from the commercial entertainments in whose context films initially had been shown–vaudeville, dime museums, fairgrounds–a particular concept of its spectator was developed on the level of film style, as a means of predicting the reception of films on a mass scale.
Yellowface: Creating the Chinese in American Popular Music and Performance, 1850s-1920s

Yellowface: Creating the Chinese in American Popular Music and Performance, 1850s-1920s by Krystyn R. Moon
English | Nov. 3, 2004 | ISBN: 0813535069 | 240 Pages | PDF | 2.12 MB

Music and performance provide a unique window into the ways that cultural information is circulated and perceptions are constructed.
Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film (Repost)

Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film By Miriam Hansen
1991 | 390 Pages | ISBN: 0674058305 , 0674058313 | PDF | 18 MB

Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film  

Posted by robin-bobin at Nov. 26, 2009
Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film

Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film By Miriam Hansen
Publisher: Harvard University Press 1994-03-15 | 390 Pages | ISBN: 0674058313 | PDF | 18 MB

Although cinema was invented in the mid-1890s, it was a decade more before the concept of a "film spectator" emerged. As the cinema began to separate itself from the commercial entertainments in whose context films initially had been shown–vaudeville, dime museums, fairgrounds–a particular concept of its spectator was developed on the level of film style, as a means of predicting the reception of films on a mass scale…

American Popular Music: The Rock Years  

Posted by mowmow at July 23, 2007
American Popular Music: The Rock Years

American Popular Music: The Rock Years
Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN 0195300521 | 2005-10-14 | PDF | 360 pages | 7.86 Mb

Rock, country, pop, soul, funk, punk, folk, hip-hop, techno, grunge–it's all here. In American Popular Music: The Rock Years, Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman take readers on a fascinating journey through the rich historical and stylistic landscape of American rock. An abridged version of the authors' acclaimed American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MTV, this volume includes chapters 8-14 of the longer book along with new introductory and concluding chapters. American Popular Music: The Rock Years traces the development of rock from its roots in the mid-1940s to its current state in the twenty-first century, integrating in-depth discussions of the music itself with solid coverage of the attendant historical, social, and cultural circumstances. It strikes a balance between musical analysis and social context, showing how rock and American culture have continuously influenced each other over time. Using well-chosen examples, insightful commentaries, and an engaging writing style, the authors highlight the contributions of diverse groups to the development of rock music, explain the effects of advancements in recording technology, and chronicle the growth of rock music as an industry. The book is enhanced by a rich illustration program; boxed inserts on significant individuals, recordings, and intriguing topics; and well-organized listening charts for recordings that are discussed in detail in the text. Remarkably accessible, American Popular Music: The Rock Years is ideal for introductory courses in the history of rock and roll and will encourage readers to become more critically aware listeners of rock music.

American Popular Music: The Rock Years [repost]  

Posted by FenixN at July 17, 2014
American Popular Music: The Rock Years [repost]

American Popular Music: The Rock Years
Language: English | PDF | ISBN-10: 0195300521 | 2005 | 360 pages | 9 MB

Rock, country, pop, soul, funk, punk, folk, hip-hop, techno, grunge–it's all here. In American Popular Music: The Rock Years, Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman take readers on a fascinating journey through the rich historical and stylistic landscape of American rock. An abridged version of the authors' acclaimed American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MTV, this volume includes chapters 8-14 of the longer book along with new introductory and concluding chapters.

American Popular Music: The Rock Years (Repost)  

Posted by sa603sa87 at Oct. 7, 2010
American Popular Music: The Rock Years (Repost)

American Popular Music: The Rock Years (Repost)
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0195300521 | edition 2005 | PDF | 360 pages | 11,89 mb

Rock, country, pop, soul, funk, punk, folk, hip-hop, techno, grunge–it's all here. In American Popular Music: The Rock Years, Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman take readers on a fascinating journey through the rich historical and stylistic landscape of American rock. An abridged version of the authors' acclaimed American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MTV, this volume includes chapters 8-14 of the longer book along with new introductory and concluding chapters.