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New Book “Hollywood’s Exploited” is Out

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.

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Benjamin Frymer is Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University.

Tony Kashani is Humanities Professor in the Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Studies at Union Institute & University.

Anthony J. Nocella, II is completing his doctoral work at Syracuse University and teaches classes in Sociology and Criminology at Le Moyne College and SUNY Cortland.

Richard Van Heertum is Visiting Assistant Professor of Education at CUNY/College of Staten Island.

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Hollywood’s Exploited:

Public Pedagogy, Corporate Movies, and Cultural Crisis

  • Foreword–Lawrence Grossberg
  • Preface–Toby Miller
  • Introduction–Benjamin Frymer, Tony Kashani, Anthony J. Nocella, II and Richard Van Heertum

PART I: HOLLYWOOD & IDEOLOGY

  • The Imperial System in Media Culture–Carl Boggs
  • Hollywood and the Working Class Hero: Diamonds in the Mean Streets of Boston–Richard Van Heertum
  • Hollywood’s Missionary Agenda: Christonormativity and Audience Baptism–Shirley R. Steinberg
  • Hollywood Incarcerated and on Death Row: Bjork, Schwarzenegger and the Pedagogy of Retribution * Richard Van Heertum *

PART II: HOLLYWOOD RE-PRESENTS THE OTHER

  • From Ms. J. to Ms. G.: Analyzing Racial Microaggressions in Hollywood’s Urban School Genre–Tara J. Yosso and David Gumaro García
  • Hollywood’s Cinema of Ableism: A Disability Studies Perspective on the Hollywood Industrial Complex * Tony Kashani and Anthony J. Nocella, II
  • International Citizenry in the Age of the Spectacle–Shoba Sharad Rajgopal
  • LGBT-Themed Hollywood Cinema after Brokeback Mountain: Renegotiating Hegemonic Representations of Gay Men–Michael A. Raffanti

PART III: HOLLYWOOD AGES

  • Modes of Youth Exploitation in the Cinema of Larry Clark–Douglas Kellner
  • 16 and Pregnant: Media Mommy Tracking and Hollywood’s Exploitation of Teen Pregnancy–Caroline K. Kaltefleiter
  • About Schmidt and About the Hollywood Image of an Aging Actor–Karen E. Riggs

PART IV: HOLLYWOOD BEYOND THE HUMAN

  • Ecological Connections and Contradictions: Penguins, Robots and Humans in Hollywood’s ‘Nature’ Films–Salma Monani and Andrew Hageman
  • Hollywood and Nonhuman Animals: Problematic Ethics of Corporate Cinema–Tony Kashani
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