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The Invisible Hand in Popular CultureLiberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Paul A. Cantor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140827
eISBN:
9780813141299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140827.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Popular culture often champions freedom as the fundamentally American way of life and celebrates the virtues of independence and self-reliance. But film and television have also explored the tension ... More

Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American DreamCon Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords, and Zombies

Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American Dream: Con Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords, and Zombies

Paul A. Cantor

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177304
eISBN:
9780813177311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177304.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

What is the American dream, and why has it proven so elusive for many people? By examining popular culture’s portrayal of the dark side of the American dream, this book seeks to answer these ... More

Small Screen, Big FeelsTelevision and Cultural Anxiety in the Twenty-First Century

Small Screen, Big Feels: Television and Cultural Anxiety in the Twenty-First Century

Melissa Ames

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180069
eISBN:
9780813180076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180069.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

While television has always played a role in recording and curating history, shaping cultural memory, and influencing public sentiment, the changing nature of the medium in the post-network era finds ... More

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