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Rutgers University Press

Rutgers University Press is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge to scholars, students, and the general reading public. Reflecting and extending the University’s core mission of research, instruction, and service, the press’s current areas of specialisation include sociology, anthropology, health policy, history of medicine, human rights, urban studies, criminology, Jewish studies, American studies, film and media studies, the environment, and books about New Jersey and the mid-Atlantic region.


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  1. Republic on the Wire

    The history of cable television in America is far older than networks like MTV, ESPN, and HBO, which are so familiar to us today. Tracing the origins of cable TV back to the late 1940s, media scholar John McMurria also locates the roots of many current debates about premium television, cultural elitism, minority programming, content restriction, and corporate ownership. Learn More
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  2. Women Make Horror

    Offers the first book-length study of women filmmakers in horror film, the first all-women edited book on horror film, and the first book to call out the male-bias in written histories of horror and then to illuminate precisely how, and where, these histories are lacking. Learn More
    £23.95

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  3. Black Athena

    An audacious three-volume series, Black Athena strikes at the heart of today's most heated culture wars. Martin Bernal challenges Eurocentric attitudes by calling into question conventional explanations for the origins of classical civilization. Learn More
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  4. Holocaust Graphic Narratives

    Demonstrates the range and fluidity of this richly figured genre. Employing memory as her controlling trope, Victoria Aarons analyses the work of the graphic novelists and illustrators, making clear how they extend the traumatic narrative of the Holocaust into the present and, in doing so, give voice to survival in the wake of unrecoverable loss. Learn More
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  5. Ladies' Pages

    In this title, the author sheds light on the most influential African American women's magazines and their little known success in shaping the lives of black women. The text demonstrates how these rare publications contributed to the development of African American culture. Learn More
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  6. Policing Dissent

    Provides a firsthand account of the changing nature of control efforts employed by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies when confronted with mass activism. Based on ethnographic research, and using an incisive theoretical framework, this title maps the use of legal, physical, and psychological approaches. Learn More
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  7. Rock 'n' Roll Movies

    Presents an eclectic look at the many manifestations of rock in motion pictures, from teen-oriented B-movies to Hollywood blockbusters to avant-garde meditations to reverent biopics to animated shorts to performance documentaries. Acclaimed film critic David Sterritt considers the diverse ways that filmmakers have regarded rock 'n' roll. Learn More
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  8. Junctures in Women's Leadership

    Profiles female leaders in music, theatre, dance, and visual art. The diverse women included have made their mark by serving as executives or founders of art organisations, by working as activists to support the arts, or by challenging stereotypes about women in the arts. Learn More
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  9. Growing American Rubber

    Explores America's quest during tense decades of the twentieth century to identify a viable source of domestic rubber. Straddling international revolutions and world wars, this unique and well-researched history chronicles efforts of leaders in business, science, and government to sever American dependence on foreign suppliers. Learn More
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  10. New African Cinema

    Examines the social, cultural, economic, and historical issues explored by African filmmakers from the early post-colonial years into the new millennium. Offering an overview of the development of postcolonial African cinema since the 1960s, Valerie K. Orlando highlights the variations in content and themes that reflect the socio-cultural and political environments of filmmakers and the cultures they depict. Learn More
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  11. Destined for Greatness

    Sociologist Michael Ramirez explores the rich life course trajectories of women and men to explore the extent to which pathways are structured to allow some, but not all, individuals to fashion careers in music worlds. Ramirez suggests a nuanced understanding of factors that enable the pursuit of musical livelihoods well into adulthood. Learn More
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  12. Cinema '62

    Most conventional film histories dismiss the early 1960s as a pallid era, a downtime between the heights of the classic studio system and the rise of New Hollywood. Cinema'62 challenges these assumptions by making the bold claim that 1962 was a peak year for film, with a high standard of quality that has not been equalled since. Learn More
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  13. Hollywood on Location

    Offers the first comprehensive history of location shooting in the American film industry, showing how this mode of filmmaking changed Hollywood business practices, production strategies, and visual style from the silent era to the present. Learn More
    £82.50

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  14. Liberating Hollywood

    Drawing on interviews conducted by the author, Liberating Hollywood is the first study of women directors within the intersection of second wave feminism, civil rights legislation, and Hollywood to investigate the remarkable careers of these filmmakers during one of the most mythologized periods in American film history. Learn More
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  15. Digital Cinema

    Considers how new technologies have revolutionized the medium, while investigating the continuities that might remain from filmmaking's analogue era. In the process, this book raises provocative questions about the status of realism in a pixel-generated digital medium whose scenes often defy the laws of physics. Learn More
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  16. A Short History of Film

    With more than 250 images, new information on international cinema, an expanded section on African-American filmmakers, updated discussions of new works by major American directors, and a new section on the rise of comic book movies and computer generated special effects, this is the most up to date resource for film history courses in the twenty-first century. Learn More
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