Monday, March 19, 2012

The Journal of Popular Culture February 2012

Out now The Journal of Popular Culture 45.1 (Feb. 2012). The number is currently available for free access from publisher Wiley-Blackwell. Contents as follows:

“The Horror of it All” by Gary Hoppenstand

Brigman Award Winner
“Urban Retro-Futuristic Masculinities in China Mieville's Perdido Street Station” by Aishwarya Ganapathiraju

“The New American Hero: Dexter, Serial Killer for the Masses” by Ashley M. Donnelly
“Erma Bombeck: The Phoenix Suburban Underbelly” by David William Foster
“Domesticating Wild Sheep: Sociolinguistic Functions and Style in Translations of Haruki Murkami’s Fiction” by Kay S. Hamada
“The Crime of Punishment: The Tortured Logic of Mickey Spillane’s Kiss Me, Deadly” by Thomas Heise
“Politically Incorrect, Visually Incorrect: Bitchy Butch’s Unapologetic Discrepancies in Lesbian Identity and Comic Art” by Yetta Howard
“‘Stealing the Air’: The Poet-Citizens of Youth Spoken-Word” by Rebecca Ingalls
“Black Women and Men in Hip Hop Music: Misogyny, Violence and the Negotiation of (White-Owned) Space” by Amanda Moras and Guillermo Rebollo-Gil
“Hackers as Tricksters of the Digital Age” by Svetlana Nikitina
“The Politics of Taking: La Llorona in the Cultural Mainstream” by Domino Perez
“The Semiotics of Performance and Success in Madonna” by José I. Prieto-Arranz
“‘Coven of the Articulate’: Orality and Community in Anne Rice’s Vampire Fiction” by Sara Wasson
“Becky Bloomwood at the V&A: Culture, Materialism, and the Chick Lit Novel” by Cheryl A. Wilson

Book Reviews
Mayer-Schönberger, Viktor. Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.  Reviewed by Nicholas Proferes.

Renga, Ed.Dana. Mafia Movies: A Reader. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.
Reviewed by Reza Barmaki.

Parrill, William B. The Films of Johnny Depp.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009.
Reviewed by Robert G. Weiner.

Bissell, Tom. Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter.  New York: Vintage Books, 2010.
Reviewed by Kimberly L. Kulovitz.

Morrison, Grant. Supergods.  New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2011. Reviewed by Anthony Burns.

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