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Batman

Matt Yockey

Offers a fresh understanding of the persistent popularity and ongoing value of the original Batman series.

Paperback
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814338179
eBOOK
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814338186

The L Word

Margaret T. McFadden

Explores representational strategies in the groundbreaking series The L Word.

Paperback
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814338247
eBOOK
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814338254

The Time of Our Lives

Dirty Dancing and Popular Culture

Edited by Yannis Tzioumakis and Siân Lincoln

An in-depth, multidisciplinary examination of the cultural phenomenon of Dirty Dancing.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814336243
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814336250

The Wire

Sherryl Vint

Analyzes how The Wire repurposed television drama for political critique.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814335901
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814335932

The Sopranos

Gary R. Edgerton

Surveys the commercial importance, originality, and cultural relevance of the groundbreaking HBO series The Sopranos.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814334065
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338520

Millennial Masculinity

Men in Contemporary American Cinema

Edited by Timothy Shary

Examines male representation in films released at the turn of the twenty-first century, from 1990 to present.

Paperback
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814334355
eBOOK
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338445

The West Wing

Janet McCabe

Explores how the award-winning NBC drama offered a space for vibrant conversation about U.S. politics, identity, and culture.

Paperback
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814334362
eBOOK
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338094

The Donna Reed Show

Joanne Morreale

Analyzes The Donna Reed Show, which aired from 1958 to 1966, as a key moment of cultural transition.

Paperback
Published: November 2012
ISBN: 9780814335086
eBOOK
Published: November 2012
ISBN: 9780814338087

Before the Crash

Early Video Game History

Edited by Mark J. P. Wolf

Contributors examine the early days of video game history before the industry crash of 1983 that ended the medium’s golden age.

Paperback
Published: June 2012
ISBN: 9780814334508
eBOOK
Published: June 2012
ISBN: 9780814337226

The Golem Redux

From Prague to Post-Holocaust Fiction

Elizabeth R. Baer

Traces the history of the golem legend and its appropriations in German texts and film as well as in post-Holocaust Jewish-American fiction, comics, graphic novels, and television.

Paperback
Published: April 2012
ISBN: 9780814336267
eBOOK
Published: April 2012
ISBN: 9780814336274

Deadwood

Ina Rae Hark

Considers the HBO series Deadwood in the context of the television Western genre and the intersection of capital and violence in American history.

Paperback
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814334492
eBOOK
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814336601

Gilligan's Island

Walter Metz

An analysis of the under-studied sitcom Gilligan’s Island that addresses key questions about American social life in the 1960s.

Paperback
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814333723
eBOOK
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814336472

The Fugitive

David Pierson

A social, cultural, historical, and institutional analysis of the classic original series The Fugitive.

Paperback
Published: November 2011
ISBN: 9780814334294
eBOOK
Published: November 2011
ISBN: 9780814336106

Hogan's Heroes

Robert R. Shandley

Analyzes the unique satirical social and political commentary offered by Hogan’s Heroes during a volatile period in American history.

Paperback
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9780814334164
eBOOK
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9780814336007

The Stooges

Head On, A Journey through the Michigan Underground

Brett Callwood
Foreword by Alice Cooper
Afterword by Glenn Danzig

The story of seminal Ann Arbor punk rock band the Stooges, told through original interviews with the band members and associates.

Paperback
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9780814334843
eBOOK
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9780814337103

If We Must Die

From Bigger Thomas to Biggie Smalls

Aimé J. Ellis

Investigates a variety of texts in which the self-image of poor, urban black men in the U.S. is formed within, by, and against a culture of racial terror and state violence.

Paperback
Published: June 2011
ISBN: 9780814334133
eBOOK
Published: June 2011
ISBN: 9780814336656

Dark Shadows

Harry M. Benshoff

Explores the cultural, industrial, formal, and generic contexts of the television soap opera Dark Shadows as a precursor to today’s popular gothic media franchises.

Paperback
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814334393
eBOOK
Published: March 2011
ISBN: 9780814336328

MC5

Sonically Speaking, A Tale of Revolution and Rock'n'Roll

By Brett Callwood

A definitive history of the MC5 that considers the band’s musical legacy and revolutionary political roots.

Paperback
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814334850
eBOOK
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814337110

Miami Vice

Steven Sanders

Discusses the aesthetic appeal, production history, philosophical themes, and enduring importance of the groundbreaking 1980s television series.

Paperback
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814334195
eBOOK
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814335413
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Travelin' Man

On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger

Tom Weschler | Gary Graff
Foreword by John Mellencamp
Afterword by Kid Rock

A photo-driven insider’s look at Bob Seger’s career from the early days to his breakthrough as a world-famous musician.

Paperback
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814335017
eBOOK
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814337028

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