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African American Dance: An Illustrated History
African American Dance: An Illustrated History
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9780786471577, isbn: 0786471573,

Africans brought as slaves to North America arrived without possessions, but not without culture. The fascinating elements of African life manifested themselves richly in the New World, and among the most lasting and influential of these was the art ...


Ukrainian Dance: A Cross-Cultural Approach
Ukrainian Dance: A Cross-Cultural Approach
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ean: 9780786461684, isbn: 0786461683,

Ukrainian dance is remarkably enduring in its popularity and still performed in numerous cultural contexts. This text unpacks the complex world of this ethnic dance, with special attention to the differences between vival dance (which requires being ...


Encyclopedia of Black Radio in the United States, 1921-1955
Encyclopedia of Black Radio in the United States, 1921-1955
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ean: 9780786463152, isbn: 0786463155,

This volume profiles about 300 African American (and a few white) performers, organizations and series broadcast during radio's "Golden Age"--the years 1921 through 1955. Many of these personalities and programs are chronicled in more depth here than...


Broadcasting on the Short Waves, 1945 to Today
Broadcasting on the Short Waves, 1945 to Today
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mpn: black & white illustrations, maps, ean: 9780786469024, isbn: 0786469021,

Shortwave broadcasting originated in the 1920s, when stations used the new technology to increase their range in order to serve foreign audiences and reach parts of their own country not easily otherwise covered. The early days of shortwave radio wer...


Robert Louis Stevenson: Life, Literature and the Silver Screen
Robert Louis Stevenson: Life, Literature and the Silver Screen
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ean: 9780786467129, isbn: 0786467126,

Robert Louis Stevenson's cinematic legacy is studied in-depth here, with a look at his life and his body of work. From The Sire De Maletroit's Door (1877) to St. Ives (1896), each adapted story and all relevant film versions are examined, including e...


Days of Our Lives: A Complete History of the Long-Running Soap Opera
Days of Our Lives: A Complete History of the Long-Running Soap Opera
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ean: 9780786459834, isbn: 0786459832,

On November 8, 1965, Days of Our Lives debuted on NBC. The show overcame a rocky beginning to become one of the best-loved and longest running soap operas on daytime television. For 30 years, the story of the show's Horton family has been closely fol...


''From Beautiful Downtown Burbank'': A Critical History of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, 1968-1973
"From Beautiful Downtown Burbank": A Critical History of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, 1968-1973
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ean: 9780786440498, isbn: 078644049X,

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In was one of the most unusual programs on television, defying definition as simply comedy, variety, or burlesque. The show had audiences laughing for six seasons and continues to make appearances in revivals, reunions, and s...


Gay Icons: The (Mostly) Female Entertainers Gay Men Love
Gay Icons: The (Mostly) Female Entertainers Gay Men Love
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ean: 9781476674339, isbn: 1476674337,

Who are the most significant gay icons and how did they develop? What influence do they have on gay individuals and communities? This book focuses on the superstars, femmes fatales and divas of the gay celebrity pantheon--May West, Julie Andrews, Bri...


The CBS Radio Mystery Theater: An Episode Guide and Handbook to Nine Years of Broadcasting, 1974-1982
The CBS Radio Mystery Theater: An Episode Guide and Handbook to Nine Years of Broadcasting, 1974-1982
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ean: 9780786418909, isbn: 0786418907,

Almost every evening for nine years during the late 1970s and early 1980s, the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre brought monsters, murderers and mayhem together for an hour. Created, produced and directed by Himan Brown, the series remains a landmark in radi...


The Wicked Waltz and Other Scandalous Dances: Outrage at Couple Dancing in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries
The Wicked Waltz and Other Scandalous Dances: Outrage at Couple Dancing in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries
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mpn: ca. 60 photos, notes, bibliography, inde, ean: 9780786437085, isbn: 0786437081,

The waltz, perhaps the most beloved social dance of the 19th and early 20th centuries, once provoked outrage from religious leaders and other self-appointed arbiters of social morality. Decrying the corrupting influence of social dancing, they failed...


Who Is Sherlock? Essays on Identity in Modern Holmes Adaptations
Who Is Sherlock? Essays on Identity in Modern Holmes Adaptations
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ean: 9780786499076, isbn: 0786499079,

Nearly 130 years after the introduction of Sherlock Holmes to readers, the Great Detective's identity is being questioned, deconstructed, and reconstructed more than ever. Readers and audiences, not to mention scholars and critics, continue to analyz...


The Politics of Race, Gender and Sexuality in The Walking Dead: Essays on the Television Series and Comics (Contributions to Zombie Studies)
The Politics of Race, Gender and Sexuality in The Walking Dead: Essays on the Television Series and Comics (Contributions to Zombie Studies)
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ean: 9781476668499, isbn: 1476668493,

From the beginning, both Robert Kirkman's comics and AMC's series of The Walking Dead have brought controversy in their presentations of race, gender and sexuality. Critics and fans have contended that the show's identity politics have veered toward ...


Joss Whedon and Race: Critical Essays
Joss Whedon and Race: Critical Essays
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ean: 9780786470105, isbn: 0786470100,

Joss Whedon is known for exploring philosophical questions through socially progressive narratives in his films, television shows and comics. His work critiques racial stereotypes, sometimes repudiating them, sometimes reinvesting in them (sometimes ...


The Chivalric Folk Tradition in Sicily: A History of Storytelling, Puppetry, Painted Carts and Other Arts
The Chivalric Folk Tradition in Sicily: A History of Storytelling, Puppetry, Painted Carts and Other Arts
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ean: 9780786494156, isbn: 0786494158,

Tracing the development in Sicily of a chivalric tradition based on the medieval stories of Charlemagne and his knights, this is an analysis of Sicilian storytelling, puppetry, festivals, cart painting and other folk art. Interviews with puppeteers a...


Radio Drama and Comedy Writers 1928-1962
Radio Drama and Comedy Writers 1928-1962
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ean: 9781476665931, isbn: 1476665931,

More than 700 uncredited scriptwriters who created the memorable characters and thrilling stories of radio's Golden Age receive due recognition in this encyclopedia. For some, radio was a stepping stone on the way to greater achievements in film or t...










Encyclopedia of American Radio: 1920-1960, 2d ed. (2 vol set)
Encyclopedia of American Radio: 1920-1960, 2d ed. (2 vol set)
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ean: 9780786495634, isbn: 0786495634,

In this revised, expanded and corrected edition, the acclaimed Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960 (Booklist Editors' Choice; "recommended"--Library Journal) offers even better coverage of the performers and programming on American radio from i...



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