Thursday, April 19, 2012

Journal of Popular Culture Updates

Contents to date from this year's issues. Full access to the journal is available at the Wiley Online Library.

Vol. 45.1, February 2012

“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.

Vol. 45.2, April 2012

Editorial: “Look, up in the sky…”
by Gary Hoppenstand


“Pumping Up Masculinity: The Initial Intervention and Lasting Legacy of Hans and Franz” by Mason Allred.

“The Mediation of Cultural Memory: Digital Preservation in the Cases of Classical Indian Dance and the Cherokee Stomp Dance” by Ellen Cushman and Shreelina Ghosh.

“Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman Redux: Masculinity and Misogyny in Blade” by
Jonathan Gayles.

“Transatlantic Terror! French Horror Theatre and American Pre-Code Comics” by Richard J. Hand and Michael Wilson.

“‘Broadway’ as the Superior ‘Other’: Situating South Korean Theatre in the Era of Globalization” by Hyunjung Lee.

“I’m the New Me: Compelled Confession in Diet Discourse” by Elena Levy-Navarro.

“John Ford on the Cold War: Stetsons and Cast Shadows in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)” by Sue Matheson.

“‘The power of escaping’: Charlotte S. Hilbourne’s Gothic Romance Fiction” by Judith A. Ranta.

“Quentin Tarantino and the Director as DJ” by Michael Rennett.

“Superheroes on the Couch: Exploring our Limits” by Lawrence Rubin.

Book Reviews:

Collins, Kathleen. Watching What We Eat: The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows. New York: The Continuum International Publishing Group, 2009. Reviewed by Jennifer Dutch.

Sinnreich, Aram. Mashed Up: Music, Technology, and the Rise of Configurable Culture. Amherst:University of Massachusetts Press, 2010. Reviewed by Jeremy V. Adolphson.

Gershon, Ilana. The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting Over New Media. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2010. Reviewed by Lisa Carlton.

Price, Roberta. Across the Great Divide: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2010. Reviewed by Emily Dufton.

Jordan, Jessica Hope. The Sex Goddess in American Film 1930-1965: Jean Harlow, Mae West, Lana Turner, and Jayne Mansfield. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2009. Reviewed by Jerry Rodnitzky.

Stoute, Steve. The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture that Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy. New York: Gotham, 2011. Reviewed by Richard Schur

Richman Kenneally, Rhona and Johanne Sloan. Expo 67: Not Just a Souvenir. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010. Reviewed by S.D. Jowett.

Earle, David M. Re-Covering Modernism: Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing, 2009. Reviewed by Corinna K. Lee.

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