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Techno Rebels

The Renegades of Electronic Funk

Dan Sicko
With a Foreword by Bill Brewster

An updated, expanded history of techno music with special attention to its roots in Detroit.

Paperback
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814334386
eBOOK
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814337127

I Love Lucy

Lori Landay

An analysis of I Love Lucy, one of the best loved sitcoms in the history of American television.

Paperback
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814332610
eBOOK
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814335734

Epics, Spectacles, and Blockbusters

A Hollywood History

Sheldon Hall and Steve Neale

Considers the history of the American blockbuster—the large-scale, high-cost film—as it evolved from the 1890s to today.

Paperback
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814330081
eBOOK
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814336977

The Honeymooners

David Sterritt

Examines the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of The Honeymooners in the context of postwar American values.

Paperback
Published: October 2009
ISBN: 9780814333969
eBOOK
Published: October 2009
ISBN: 9780814335451
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A Motor City Year

By John Sobczak
Foreword by Jeff Daniels

Photographs of the unique people, places, and events that make up a year in the life of Metropolitan Detroit.

Hardback
Published: September 2009
ISBN: 9780814334102

Doctor Who

Jim Leach

A comprehensive account of Doctor Who as a television series and product of popular culture.

Paperback
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814333082
eBOOK
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814335611

Tracking King Kong

A Hollywood Icon in World Culture, 2nd Edition

Cynthia Erb

Studies the cultural impact and audience reception of King Kong from the 1933 release of the original film until today.

Paperback
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814334300
eBOOK
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780814337424

Angel

Stacey Abbott

Examines the innovative approach to genre, aesthetics, narrative, and the representation of masculinity in the television series Angel.

Paperback
Published: March 2009
ISBN: 9780814333198
eBOOK
Published: March 2009
ISBN: 9780814335598

Sex and the City

Deborah Jermyn

Examines the full run of Sex and the City and its production background, place in television history, innovations to the genre, and reception.

Paperback
Published: January 2009
ISBN: 9780814332887
eBOOK
Published: January 2009
ISBN: 9780814335642

The Kwame Sutra

Musings on Lust, Life and Leadership, from Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

M.L. Elrick and Jim Schaefer

The Kwame Sutra presents a complete portrait of Detroit’s most notorious mayor, using his own words – including those he never expected you to see.

Paperback
Published: January 2009
ISBN: 9780615332550

M*A*S*H

David Scott Diffrient

Examines the origins, cultural significance, and legacy of the groundbreaking CBS television series M*A*S*H, which aired from 1972 to 1983.

Paperback
Published: September 2008
ISBN: 9780814333471
eBOOK
Published: September 2008
ISBN: 9780814335529
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When the Church Becomes Your Party

Contemporary Gospel Music

Deborah Smith Pollard

A look at the innovations of contemporary performers of modern gospel music and their roots in the African American Christian church.

Paperback
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814332184

The Flip Wilson Show

Meghan Sutherland

Analyzes the social, political, and institutional context of The Flip Wilson Show, which ran on NBC between 1970 and 1974.

Paperback
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814332528
eBOOK
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814335758

Bewitched

Walter Metz

A study of the sitcom Bewitched that examines its entire run to discover the show’s numerous interlocking themes, tensions, and innovations.

Paperback
Published: January 2007
ISBN: 9780814332313
eBOOK
Published: January 2007
ISBN: 9780814335802

The Rifleman

Christopher Sharrett

A comprehensive analysis of what many consider to be television’s most intelligent western.

Paperback
Published: November 2005
ISBN: 9780814330821
eBOOK
Published: November 2005
ISBN: 9780814337608

Perry Mason

Thomas Leitch

An exploration of the enduring popularity of the television series Perry Mason and its universal reputation as the most formulaic program in the history of broadcast television.

Paperback
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814331217
eBOOK
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814336762

"Gettin' Our Groove On"

Rhetoric, Language, and Literacy for the Hip Hop Generation

Kermit E. Campbell

A critical work on the African American vernacular tradition and its expression in contemporary Hip hop.

Paperback
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814329252

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Marcia Landy

A comprehensive study examining the history, content, and context of the legendary comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Paperback
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814331033
eBOOK
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814336519

Performing Marginality

Humor, Gender, and Cultural Critique

Joanne R. Gilbert

A rhetorical analysis of female stand-up comics that explores the relationships among humor, gender, and power in contemporary culture.

Paperback
Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780814328033
eBOOK
Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780814337448

Disney TV

J. P. Telotte

A historical account of the context, impact, and legacy of one of the most successful series in American television history.

Paperback
Published: March 2004
ISBN: 9780814330845
eBOOK
Published: March 2004
ISBN: 9780814337639

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