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Key Concepts in Drama and Performance: Second Edition (Palgrave Key Concepts)
Key Concepts in Drama and Performance: Second Edition (Palgrave Key Concepts)
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ean: 9780230241473, isbn: 0230241476,

An invaluable companion which enables the reader to acquire and understand a vocabulary for discussion and critical thinking on all aspects of the subject. The clear explanations of the concepts support students in their practical and theoretical e...


Avant-Garde Theatre Sound: Staging Sonic Modernity (Avant-Gardes in Performance)
Avant-Garde Theatre Sound: Staging Sonic Modernity (Avant-Gardes in Performance)
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ean: 9781349459063, isbn: 1349459062,

Sound experimentation by avant-garde theatre artists of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries is an important but ignored aspect of theatre history. Curtin explores how artists engaged with the sonic conditions of modernity through dramat...


Dance Matters in Ireland: Contemporary Dance Performance and Practice
Dance Matters in Ireland: Contemporary Dance Performance and Practice
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mpn: BODYCON MIDI DRESS, ean: 9783319667386, isbn: 3319667386,

This book addresses the need for critical scholarship about contemporary dance practices in Ireland. Bringing together key voices from a new wave of scholarship to examine recent practice and research in the field of contemporary dance, it examines t...


The Idea of Music: Schoenberg and others
The Idea of Music: Schoenberg and others
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mpn: biography, ean: 9780333400289, isbn: 0333400283,

Why has modern music evolved as it has? Why is it that certain leading composers from the first half of this century are now considered insignificant, while the responsibility for the development of a musical language of modernism has been attributed...




Women on Screen: Feminism and Femininity in Visual Culture
Women on Screen: Feminism and Femininity in Visual Culture
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ean: 9780230229655, isbn: 0230229654,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews
A timely intervention into debates on the representation of feminist and feminine identities in contemporary visual culture. The essays in this collection interrogate how and why certain formulations of feminism and femininity are currently prevalen...


The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro
The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro
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ean: 9781137407832, isbn: 1137407832,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
Offering a multifaceted approach to the Mexican-born director Guillermo del Toro, this book examines his many roles: as special effects meister, screenwriter, comic fan, and horror guru. The contributors marshal their expertise in the fields of horro...


Worlding Dance (Studies in International Performance)
Worlding Dance (Studies in International Performance)
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ean: 9780230298385, isbn: 0230298389,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
What world has been constructed for dancing through the use of the term 'world dance'? What kinds of worlds do we as scholars create for a given dance when we undertake to describe and analyze it? This book endeavours to make new epistemological spa...


Economic Inequality, Neoliberalism, and the American Community College
Economic Inequality, Neoliberalism, and the American Community College
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ean: 9783319442839, isbn: 331944283X,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
This book aims to deepen public understanding of the community college and to challenge our longstanding reliance on a deficit model for defining this important, powerful, and transformative institution. Featuring a unique combination of data and re...


International Cinema and the Girl: Local Issues, Transnational Contexts (Global Cinema)
International Cinema and the Girl: Local Issues, Transnational Contexts (Global Cinema)
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mpn: 15 black & white illustrations, 1 black, ean: 9781137388919, isbn: 1137388919,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
From the precocious charms of Shirley Temple to the box-office behemoth Frozen and its two young female leads, Anna and Elsa, the girl has long been a figure of fascination for cinema. The symbol of (imagined) childhood innocence, the site of intrigu...


Anime Fan Communities: Transcultural Flows and Frictions
Anime Fan Communities: Transcultural Flows and Frictions
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
Anime fans are often seen as part of a globalized entertainment system, for better or worse. They are framed as obsessive consumers, creative artists, "cultural dupes," and technological revolutionaries. Who are these anime fans, and what kinds of co...


Brazilian Bodies and Their Choreographies of Identification: Swing Nation (New World Choreographies)
Brazilian Bodies and Their Choreographies of Identification: Swing Nation (New World Choreographies)
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mpn: 17 black & white illustrations, ean: 9781137462268, isbn: 1137462264,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
Brazilian Bodies, and their Choreographies of Identification retraces the presence of a particular way of swaying the body that, in Brazil, is commonly known as ginga . Cristina Rosa its presence across distinct and specific realms: samba-de-roda (sa...


Narratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices
Narratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices
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ean: 9783319703138, isbn: 3319703137,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
This book explores Black British dance from a number of previously-untold perspectives. Bringing together the voices of dance-artists, scholars, teachers and choreographers, it looks at a range of performing arts from dancehall to ballet, providing v...


Affective Moments in the Films of Martel, Carri, and Puenzo
Affective Moments in the Films of Martel, Carri, and Puenzo
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ean: 9781137496416, isbn: 113749641X,

This book studies the intimate tensions between affect and emotions as terrains of sociopolitical significance in the cinema of Lucrecia Martel, Albertina Carri, and Lucía Puenzo. Such tensions, Selimović argues, result in “affective moments” t...


Zainichi Cinema: Korean-in-Japan Film Culture
Zainichi Cinema: Korean-in-Japan Film Culture
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mpn: 43190-411220, ean: 9783319408767, isbn: 3319408763,

This book examines how filmmakers, curators, and critics created a category of transnational, Korean-in-Japan (Zainichi) Cinema, focussing on the period from the 1960s onwards. An enormously diverse swathe of films have been claimed for this cinema o...


Orienting Feminism: Media, Activism and Cultural Representation
Orienting Feminism: Media, Activism and Cultural Representation
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ean: 9783319706597, isbn: 3319706594,

This edited collection explores the meaning of feminism in the contemporary moment, which is constituted primarily by action but also uncertainty. The book focuses on feminist modes of activism, as well as media and cultural representation to ask que...


Locating Nordic Noir: From Beck to The Bridge (Palgrave European Film and Media Studies)
Locating Nordic Noir: From Beck to The Bridge (Palgrave European Film and Media Studies)
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ean: 9783319598147, isbn: 3319598147,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
This book is a comprehensive study of Nordic Noir television drama from the 1990’s until today. The authors introduce the history of contemporary Nordic Noir from the perspective of place, production and location studies. The chapters include readi...


Feminism and the Western in Film and Television
Feminism and the Western in Film and Television
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ean: 9783319770000, isbn: 3319770004,

This book works to complicate and push against common arguments that the Western from its inception is an anti-feminist genre. By focusing on representations of women professionals in Westerns, it shows that women in cinematic and televisual Westerns...


Dracula: An International Perspective (Palgrave Gothic)
Dracula: An International Perspective (Palgrave Gothic)
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ean: 9783319633657, isbn: 3319633651,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
This volume analyses the role of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and its sequels in the evolution of the Gothic. As well as the transformation of the Gothic location―from castles, cemeteries and churches to the modern urban gothic―this volume explores ...


Terror Australis: Australian Horror Cinema
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ean: 9783319479811, isbn: 3319479814,

This book offers the first substantive academic study of Australian horror cinema. More specifically, it examines the dominant thematic concerns, generic conventions, and stylistic motifs at the core of an Australian horror cinema tradition. This res...



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