Latter day Screens

Latter day Screens
Author : Brenda R. Weber
Publisher : Duke University Press
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2019-09-13
ISBN 10 : 9781478005292
ISBN 13 : 1478005297
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latter day Screens Book Description:

From Sister Wives and Big Love to The Book of Mormon on Broadway, Mormons and Mormonism are pervasive throughout American popular media. In Latter-day Screens, Brenda R. Weber argues that mediated Mormonism contests and reconfigures collective notions of gender, sexuality, race, spirituality, capitalism, justice, and individualism. Focusing on Mormonism as both a meme and an analytic, Weber analyzes a wide range of contemporary media produced by those within and those outside of the mainstream and fundamentalist Mormon churches, from reality television to feature films, from blogs to YouTube videos, and from novels to memoirs by people who struggle to find agency and personhood in the shadow of the church's teachings. The broad archive of mediated Mormonism contains socially conservative values, often expressed through neoliberal strategies tied to egalitarianism, meritocracy, and self-actualization, but it also offers a passionate voice of contrast on behalf of plurality and inclusion. In this, mediated Mormonism and the conversations on social justice that it fosters create the pathway toward an inclusive, feminist-friendly, and queer-positive future for a broader culture that uses Mormonism as a gauge to calibrate its own values.

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Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Michael Newton
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-08 - Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

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Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Sigurjon Baldur Hafsteinsson, Marian Bredin
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-01 - Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

Indigenous media challenges the power of the state, erodes communication monopolies, and illuminates government threats to indigenous cultural, social, economic, and political sovereignty. Its effectiveness in these areas, however, is hampered by government control of broadcast frequencies, licensing, and legal limitations over content and ownership.Indigenous Screen Cultures in Canada explores
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Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Austin Sarat
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-22 - Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

Features a symposium on law and film as well as two articles of general interest. This book addresses central questions in the operation of law and legal systems.
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Language: en
Pages: 239
Authors: Brent Richards, Gilbert Dennis
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

A timely look at the ways in which glass is utilized in some of today's most beautiful and experimental building designs For centuries, glass has provoked fascination with its properties as a versatile material that permits light to enter buildings in spectacular ways. Much of modern architecture has been conceived
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Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Chester S. Geier
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-15 - Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

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