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Considering David Chase
Language: un
Pages: 248
Authors: Thomas Fahy
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-15 - Publisher: McFarland

A compelling and innovative television writer, David Chase has created distinctive programs since the 1970s, each reflecting his edgy humor and psychological realism. These critical essays examine Chase’s television writings, placing particular emphasis on how his past works have shaped and influenced the cultural phenomenon of HBO’s The Sopranos, and
Pop-porn
Language: en
Pages: 199
Authors: Ann C. Hall, Mardia J. Bishop
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Greenwood

Liberated from X-rated bookstores and strip clubs, porn is now everywhere. Pop-Porn seeks to examine this phenomenon in some of its most striking manifestations. Rather than focusing on the current polarity of basic pro and con views on this topic, these essays show that pornography is subtly and profoundly embedded
Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination
Language: un
Pages: 200
Authors: Thomas Fahy
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-15 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination examines the artistic use of freak shows between 1900 and 1950. During this period, the freak show shifted from a highly popular and profitable form of entertainment to a reviled one. But why? And how does this response reflect larger social changes in
Staging Modern American Life
Language: un
Pages: 196
Authors: Thomas Fahy
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-15 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The theatrical works of Millay, Cummings, and Dos Passos, which have largely been marginalized in discussions of theater history and literary scholarship, offer a hybrid theater that integrates the popular with the formal, the mainstream with the experimental. Fahy examines the integration of and challenges to popular culture found in
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship, & Sexuality Through History: The modern world
Language: en
Pages: 315
Authors: James W. Howell, James T. Sears
Categories: Courtship
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Greenwood

Sex and love are central to daily life and to all nations. Despite the universality of these sentiments, their expression is largely shaped by the cultures in which they occur. This set explores sex, love, and culture around the world and across time.