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Independent Filmmaking Around the Globe
Independent Filmmaking Around the Globe
Edited by Doris Baltruschat and Mary P. Erickson

With chapters on under-explored cinemas as well as traditional centres, Independent Filmmaking around the Globe explores how contemporary independent filmmaking increasingly defines the global cinema of our time.

Published Apr 2015
Post-TV: Piracy, Cord-Cutting, and the Future of Television
Post-TV: Piracy, Cord-Cutting, and the Future of Television
By Michael Strangelove

In Post-TV, Michael Strangelove explores the viewing habits and values of the post-television generation, one that finds new ways to exploit technology to find its entertainment for free, rather than for a fee.

Published Mar 2015
Rock'n America: A Social and Cultural History
Rock'n America: A Social and Cultural History
By Deena Weinstein
What is rock? This book offers a new and systematic approach to understanding rock by applying sociological concepts in a historical context.
Published Jan 2015
Digital Mosaic: Media, Power, and Identity in Canada
Digital Mosaic: Media, Power, and Identity in Canada
By David Taras
In Digital Mosaic, David Taras both embraces and challenges new media by arguing that coinciding crises bring exciting opportunities as well as considerable dangers to democratic life and citizen engagement in Canada.
Published Jan 2015
OuterSpeares: Shakespeare, Intermedia, and the Limits of Adaptation
OuterSpeares: Shakespeare, Intermedia, and the Limits of Adaptation
Edited by Daniel Fischlin

OuterSpeares is the first book to examine the full spectrum of past and present adaptations, and one that offers a unique perspective on the transcultural and transdisciplinary aspects of Shakespeare in the contemporary world.

Published Oct 2014
Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography
Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography
Edited by Sarah Brophy and Janice Hladki

With contributions by both artists and scholars, Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography is a unique examination of visual autobiography’s involvement in the global cultural politics of health, disability, and the body.

Published Oct 2014
Bonnie Sherr Klein's 'Not a Love Story'
Bonnie Sherr Klein's 'Not a Love Story'
By Rebecca Sullivan

Bonnie Sherr Klein’s “Not a Love Story” provocatively examines the first Canadian film to explore pornography’s role in society from a feminist perspective.

Published Jul 2014
Dynamic Fair Dealing: Creating Canadian Culture Online
Dynamic Fair Dealing: Creating Canadian Culture Online
Edited by Rosemary J. Coombe, Darren Wershler, and Martin Zeilinger

Dynamic Fair Dealing presents a range of insightful and provocative essays that rethink our relationship to Canadian fair dealing policy.

Published May 2014
Schooling in Modernity: The Politics of Sponsored Films in Postwar Italy
Schooling in Modernity: The Politics of Sponsored Films in Postwar Italy
By Paola Bonifazio

Paola Bonifazio investigates the ways in which films sponsored by Italian and American government agencies promoted a particular vision of modernization and industry and functioned as tools to govern the Italian people.

Published May 2014
Publicity and the Canadian State: Critical Communications Perspectives
Publicity and the Canadian State: Critical Communications Perspectives
Edited by Kirsten Kozolanka

Bringing together contemporary Canadian analysis by scholars in a number of fields, this collection will be a welcome new resource for academics, public relations and policy professionals, and government communicators at all levels.

Published Feb 2014