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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
$26.99

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
$19.99
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
$19.99
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
$19.99
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
$19.99
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
$26.99

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
$19.99
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
$29.99
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
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2004
ISBN: 9780814337639

Full of Secrets

Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks

Edited by David Lavery

This fascinating collection of essays considers David Lynch's politics, the enigmatic musical score, the show's cult status, treatment of family violence, obsession with doubling, and silencing of women.

Paperback
Published: December 1994
ISBN: 9780814325063
$28.99

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