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J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies
The FBI and the Origins of Hollywood's Cold War
John Sbardellati
In J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies, John Sbardellati examines Hollywood's key role as a cultural, political, and ideological battleground of the early Cold War, providing a new consideration of Hollywood's history and the post–World War II Red Scare.

"Sbardellati draws upon FBI documents to detail how J. Edgar Hoover, beginning in 1942, directed his agents to undertake a massive, secret review of the Hollywood film industry. . . . Sbardellati's thorough research on Hoover’s early investigations of Hollywood makes this a great choice for readers interested in 20th-century American cultural history."—Library Journal

Bread and Circuses
Theories of Mass Culture As Social Decay
Patrick Brantlinger
Brantlinger shows how the belief in the historical inevitability of social decay—a belief today perpetuated by the mass media themselves—has become the dominant view of mass culture in our time.

"Bread and Circuses is a joy to read. Brantlinger is learned, witty, and, best of all, inviting of conversation."—Voice Literary Supplement

Promiscuous Media
Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926-1945
Hikari Hori

Language as Hermeneutic
A Primer on the Word and Digitization
Walter J. Ong

Not According to Plan
Filmmaking under Stalin
Maria Belodubrovskaya

The Photofilmic
Entangled Images in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture
This book explores the different ways in which art, cinema, and other forms of visual culture respond to a digitized and networked world. Traditional discourses on medium specificity, developed in distinct disciplines, often fail to provide an adequate description of the transformations that photography and film have undergone.

Images, Education and Research
This book articulates in an affirmative manner what education still could mean in an era after school, and also what images might mean in an era in which screens are omnipresent, both for teachers and education researchers.

Embodied Cognition and Cinema
This book explores the impact of the embodied cognition thesis on the scientific study of film.

Unbuttoning America
A Biography of "Peyton Place"
Ardis Cameron
In this lively account of the writing, publication, and legacy of the 1956 bestselling novel, "Peyton Place," Ardis Cameron tells how the story of a patricide in a small New England village became a cultural phenomenon.

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