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The Media and the Rise and Fall of the Marcos Regime
By Talitha Espiritu
Passionate Revolutions examines the role of political emotions and media in the rise and fall of the Marcos regime. Focusing on the sentimental stories and melodramatic cultural politics of the press and cinema, Espiritu discusses how aesthetics helped secure the dictator’s control and fuel the popular struggles that led to his overthrow.
Media Studies · Colonialism and Decolonization · Southeast Asian Studies · Media History · Philippines
America’s Romance with the English Garden
By Thomas J. Mickey
America’s Romance with the English Garden is the story of the beginnings of the modern garden industry, which seduced the masses with its images and fixed the English garden in the mind of the American consumer; the story of tastemakers and homemakers, of savvy businessmen and a growing American middle class eager to buy their products.
Gardening · Nature · American History · Media History · 19th century · Popular Culture · Essays in Horticulture
African Video Movies and Global Desires
A Ghanaian History
By Carmela Garritano
African Video Movies and Global Desires is the first full-length scholarly study of Ghana’s commercial video industry, an industry that has produced thousands of movies over the last twenty years and has grown into an influential source of cultural production. Produced and consumed under circumstances of dire shortage and scarcity, African video movies narrate the desires and anxieties created by Africa’s incorporation into the global cultural economy.Drawing
Media Studies · Film and Video - History and Criticism · African Film · Media History · African Studies · Ghana · African Literature
Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-first Century
Art Films and the Nollywood Video Revolution
Edited by Mahir Şaul and Ralph A. Austen
African cinema in the 1960s originated mainly from Francophone countries. It resembled the art cinema of contemporary Europe and relied on support from the French film industry and the French state. But since the early 1990s, a new phenomenon has come to dominate the African cinema world: mass-marketed films shot on less expensive video cameras. These “Nollywood” films, so named because many originate in southern Nigeria, are a thriving industry dominating the world of African cinema.
Film and Video - History and Criticism · Media Studies · Africa · African Studies · Media History · African Film · African Literature
Mark Hanna, Man and Myth
By William T. Horner
In this study of Mark Hanna’s career in presidential politics, William T. Horner demonstrates the flaws inherent in the ways the news media cover politics.
Politics · American History · American Studies · Media History · History · Ohio and Regional · American History, Midwest