Hollywood's Exploited: Public Pedagogy, Corporate Movies, and Cultural Crisis

Hollywood's Exploited: Public Pedagogy, Corporate Movies, and Cultural Crisis


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This book provides an interdisciplinary and collaborative anthology that seeks to make a compelling and exciting analysis of contemporary Hollywood film texts (and the larger industry and society to which they are dialectically related) in light of Giroux's ideas about public pedagogy. Foreword by Lawrence Grossberg.

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ISBN-13: 9780230623590
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 04/11/2012
Series: Education, Politics and Public Life
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Benjamin Frymer is an assistant professor of Sociology in the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University. Tony Kashani is an associate professor of Film & Media Studies at College of San Mateo and adjunct faculty member at Kaplan University, where he teaches Ethics. Anthony J. Nocella, II is completing his doctoral work at Syracuse University. He is a visiting scholar of SUNY Cortland's Center for Ethics, Peace and Social Justice (CEPS) and is teaching classes in Sociology and Criminology at Le Moyne College. Richard Van Heertum is an assistant professor of Education at CUNY/College of Staten Island, teaching classes in the education and history departments.

Table of Contents

Foreword; L.Grossberg Preface; T.Miller Introduction; B.Frymer, T.Kashani, A.J. Nocella, II & R.Van Heertum PART I: HOLLYWOOD & IDEOLOGY The Imperial System in Media Culture; C.Boggs Hollywood and the Working Class Hero: Diamonds in the Mean Streets of Boston; R.Van Heertum Hollywood's Missionary Agenda: Christonormativity and Audience Baptism; S.R.Steinberg Hollywood Incarcerated and on Death Row: Bjork, Schwarzenegger and the Pedagogy of Retribution; R.Van Heertum PART II: HOLLYWOOD RE-PRESENTS THE OTHER From Ms. J. to Ms. G.: Analyzing Racial Microaggressions in Hollywood's Urban School Genre; T.J. Yosso & D.Gumaro García Hollywood's Cinema of Ableism: A Disability Studies Perspective on the Hollywood Industrial Complex; T.Kashani & A.J.Nocella, II International Citizenry in the Age of the Spectacle; S.Sharad Rajgopal LGBT-Themed Hollywood Cinema after Brokeback Mountain: Renegotiating Hegemonic Representations of Gay Men; M.A.Raffanti PART III: HOLLYWOOD AGES Modes of Youth Exploitation in the Cinema of Larry Clark; D.Kellner 16 and Pregnant: Media Mommy Tracking and Hollywood's Exploitation of Teen Pregnancy; C.K.Kaltefleiter About Schmidt and About the Hollywood Image of an Aging Actor; K.E.Riggs PART IV: HOLLYWOOD BEYOND THE HUMAN Ecological Connections and Contradictions: Penguins, Robots and Humans in Hollywood's 'Nature' Films; S.Monani & A.Hageman Hollywood and Nonhuman Animals: Problematic Ethics of Corporate Cinema; T.Kashani

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