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From Shtetl To Stardom: Jews And Hollywood, Vincent Brook, Michael Renov 2016 Purdue University

From Shtetl To Stardom: Jews And Hollywood, Vincent Brook, Michael Renov

Purdue University Press Book Previews

The outsized influence of Jews in American entertainment from the early days of Hollywood to the present has proved an endlessly fascinating and controversial topic, for Jews and non-Jews alike. From Shtetl to Stardom: Jews and Hollywood takes an exciting and innovative approach to this rich and complex material. Exploring the subject from a scholarly perspective as well as up close and personal, the book combines historical and theoretical analysis by leading academics in the field with inside information from prominent entertainment professionals. Essays range from Vincent Brook’s survey of the stubbornly persistent canard of Jewish industry “control” to ...


Part Of This World: A Personal Exploration Of Media And Queer Identity, Emilee Harrison 2016 Dominican University of California

Part Of This World: A Personal Exploration Of Media And Queer Identity, Emilee Harrison

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

This paper is a mix of research and personal narrative exploring the impact of television, film, and online media on identity formation. I look specifically at my own identity as a queer person and how it has been shaped by what I have seen and experienced as a young queer and as an educator. Topics discussed include homophobia in the classroom and workplace, the impact of social media on youth development and identity formation, and our changing culture as queer visibility increases. This piece is primarily a personal reflection that runs from early childhood to adulthood. It addresses social interactions ...


French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat 2016 Chapman University

French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

The research I have conducted for my French Major Senior Thesis is a culmination of my passion for and studies of both French language and culture and the history and practice of Visual Arts. I have examined, across the history of art, the representation of women, and concluded that until the 20th century, these representations have been tools employed by the makers of history and those at the top of the patriarchal system, used to control women’s images and thus women themselves. I survey these representations, which are largely created by men—until the 20th century. I ...


Pricey Purchases And Classy Customers: Why Sophisticated Consumers Do Not Need The Protection Of Trademark Laws, Meaghan E. Goodwin 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Pricey Purchases And Classy Customers: Why Sophisticated Consumers Do Not Need The Protection Of Trademark Laws, Meaghan E. Goodwin

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


Book Review - Porch Lights, Jennifer Putnam Davis 2016 Augusta University

Book Review - Porch Lights, Jennifer Putnam Davis

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Know Thyself: Individualism In Cold War America And Disney’S The Mickey Mouse Club, Leah A. Byrnes 2016 University of Wyoming

Know Thyself: Individualism In Cold War America And Disney’S The Mickey Mouse Club, Leah A. Byrnes

Honors Theses AY 16/17

1950s television, particularly Disney’s The Mickey Mouse Club, contributed to the commodification of pop culture in a time when the integrity of American ideals was in constant strife due to the rising fear of Communism.


The Author As The Novel Self: Shirley Lim’S Sister Swing, Denise B. Dillon 2016 James Cook University and National University of Singapore

The Author As The Novel Self: Shirley Lim’S Sister Swing, Denise B. Dillon

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

While authorial omniscience is denied the biographer, I argue that Lim as novelist takes this advantage in Sister Swing as a tool through which to explore the development of self-identity through characterizations of three sisters that in combination form the tripartite self as proposed by Freud. Autobiographical memories of familial, social and cultural life experiences are the source from which Lim draws and fleshes out, in her novel, portrayals of family members seeking freedom through different ways and means. As a self-analyst probing deep within the psyche, Lim employs linguistic stylizations to express contrastive and yet complementary points of view ...


Movement And Mobility: Representing Trauma Through Graphic Narratives, Stella Oh 2016 Loyola Marymount University

Movement And Mobility: Representing Trauma Through Graphic Narratives, Stella Oh

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

The formal and stylistic movements found within the comic architecture of From Busan to San Francisco and Mail Order Bride interrogate the ways in which the visual and textual narrative can represent the emotional landscape of trauma and displacement through comics language. Engaging in a visual and textual critique of the global economy that trades in feminine identities, these graphic narratives interrogate the mobility and visibility of those who are trafficked. In these works, transnationalism is artistically embedded in consumptive practices of reading and seeing that reinforce or challenge Orientalist cultural assumptions about the Asian female body. Geographical movements of ...


On Such A Full Sea Of Novels: An Interview With Chang-Rae Lee, Noelle Brada-Williams 2016 San Jose State University

On Such A Full Sea Of Novels: An Interview With Chang-Rae Lee, Noelle Brada-Williams

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

An interview with author Chang-rae Lee.


Volume 7 Cover, David Burnett 2016 San Jose State University

Volume 7 Cover, David Burnett

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

No abstract provided.


Introduction To Volume Seven: Confessing Racial Schizophrenia, Noelle Brada-Williams 2016 San Jose State University

Introduction To Volume Seven: Confessing Racial Schizophrenia, Noelle Brada-Williams

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

A short meditation on teaching ethnic American literature in 2016, acknowledgments, and a summary of this volume's contents.


Partisanship In The Media: A Comprehensive Look At The History And Potential For Bias In News Media, Henry Ferguson 2016 Santa Clara University

Partisanship In The Media: A Comprehensive Look At The History And Potential For Bias In News Media, Henry Ferguson

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

On July 10, 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump tweeted, “The media is so dishonest. If I make a statement, they twist it and turn it to make it sound bad or foolish. They think the public is stupid!”[1] On August 10, 2016 Trump’s campaign released a statement titled, “Trump Campaign Statement on Dishonest Media.”[2] The statement itself had nothing to do with media dishonesty, but rather the statement clarified some remarks the candidate made during a speech about gun control. Both of these statements were made due to Trump’s feeling that his words had been ...


Harbison, Kay (Fa 874), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Harbison, Kay (Fa 874), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 874. Paper titled: “Uncle Bozo Carver: World’s Oldest Living Country Musician and Entertainer.” Project details the life of Noble “Uncle Bozo” Carver as an entertainer. Project includes lengthy interview, lists of songs, and some stanzas.


Peeling The Onion: Satire And The Complexity Of Audience Response, Jane Fife 2016 Western Kentucky University

Peeling The Onion: Satire And The Complexity Of Audience Response, Jane Fife

Jane Fife

Satire is a popular form of comedic social critique frequently theorized in terms of Kenneth Burke’s comic frame. While its humor and unexpected combination of incongruous elements can reduce tension that surrounds controversial issues to make new perspectives more accessible, audience response to satire can vary tremendously—including the very negative as well as the very positive. Teaching satire should include exposure to rhetorical theory and audience reception analysis to better prepare students as consumers and creators of satires. With a complex, layered pedagogy, satire can be an important component of the twenty-first-century rhetor’s toolkit.


Green Religion: Manipulation Transcending Ideology, Miranda Wittmond 2016 Santa Clara University

Green Religion: Manipulation Transcending Ideology, Miranda Wittmond

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

As more Americans become aware of the environmental consequences of their actions and decisions, corporations have moved to profit off of rising environmental consciousness. However, instead of changing their practices to actually become environmentally conscious, many corporations often instead present a false front to make our society perceive them as green when they are not, an action commonly referred to as greenwashing. This allows them to gain advantage over their competitors, some of which might actually be sustainable, by taking advantage of consumers’ environmental consciousness. Despite legal action taken to stop this and federal laws putting restrictions on green advertising ...


Tinder: True Love Or A Nightmare?, Anthony Kao 2016 Santa Clara University

Tinder: True Love Or A Nightmare?, Anthony Kao

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

The computer first played matchmaker in the late 1950s. Data would have been fed into the system, and after some data crunching, it would spit out a match based on common interests. Today’s dating sites, such as eHarmony.com, PlentyOfFish, and Match.com are reminiscent of the earliest days of online dating - they rely on algorithms to pair potential matches based on shared interests. With the advent of mobile dating apps such as Tinder, of which I will examine in-depth in my paper, the ability for geo-location, which allows users to “see” other users that are nearby their location ...


How Civility Works, Keith Bybee 2016 Syracuse University

How Civility Works, Keith Bybee

Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media at Syracuse University

Is civility dead? Americans ask this question every election season, but their concern is hardly limited to political campaigns. Doubts about civility regularly arise in just about every aspect of American public life. Rudeness runs rampant. Our news media is saturated with aggressive bluster and vitriol. Our digital platforms teem with expressions of disrespect and trolls. Reflecting these conditions, surveys show that a significant majority of Americans believe we are living in an age of unusual anger and discord. Everywhere we look, there seems to be conflict and hostility, with shared respect and consideration nowhere to be found. In a ...


Loving The Unlovable Body In Yamanaka's Saturday Night At The Pahala Theatre, Christa Baiada 2016 City University of New York, BMCC

Loving The Unlovable Body In Yamanaka's Saturday Night At The Pahala Theatre, Christa Baiada

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s award-winning yet remarkably neglected Saturday Night at the Pahala Theatre (1993) explores female adolescence and coming of age in a rich, polyphonic collection of verse novellas. “Loving the Unlovable Body” focuses on Yamanaka’s treatment of this transition as a fully embodied, fraught, and often painful experience by expicating the uses of several tropes used to express girls’ experiences of their bodies: eating, voice, eyes, fragmentation, and marking/naming. These metaphors contribute to the development of a complex range of possibilities from devastating to hopeful, presented in juxtaposition and interplay, for girls’ relationships to their culturally denigrated ...


Capitalism And Control: An Examination Of Capitalist Trends Against Consumers, Sravan Ramaswamy 2016 Santa Clara University

Capitalism And Control: An Examination Of Capitalist Trends Against Consumers, Sravan Ramaswamy

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

This article will be covering a number of debates over years. A number of studies have been done on the nature of privacy and its place in the modern world as we move forward in the digital age. One study called "The Privacy-Innovation Conundrum" by Ted Zarsky argues for the existence of a tradeoff that policy makers have to make between favoring innovation and hurting privacy or favoring privacy, but reducing the incentive to create new ideas[1]. This argument makes a great deal of sense if we view information as not dissimilar to money. However, it leaves open interpretation ...


Influence Of Mass Media On Medical Screening, Specifically Breast Cancer Screening, Yashvi Siddhapura 2016 Santa Clara University

Influence Of Mass Media On Medical Screening, Specifically Breast Cancer Screening, Yashvi Siddhapura

Advanced Writing: Pop Culture Intersections

Mass Media has influenced various aspects of our culture, from how we wake up to how we sleep. Over the years, popular media has expanded in our society due to the technological advancements; we are now able to access these various mass media mediums through one tap. One of the most influential topics in our culture is health and mass media has played a huge role in impacting a healthy lifestyle. Through this medium, people are also informed about medical advancements which can be very helpful in maintaining a healthy lifestyle if they are at a risk for a disease ...


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