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Hittin' the Prayer Bones

by Anderson Blanton The University of North Carolina Press (July 29, 2015)

In this work, Anderson Blanton illuminates how prayer, faith, and healing are intertwined with technologies of sound reproduction and material culture in the charismatic Christian worship of southern Appalachia....


Golden State, Golden Youth

by Kirse Granat May The University of North Carolina Press (March 15, 2010)

Seen as a land of sunshine and opportunity, the Golden State was a mecca for the post-World War II generation, and dreams of the California good life came to dominate the imagination of many Americans in the...


On Location in Cuba

by Ann Marie Stock The University of North Carolina Press (May 15, 2009)

The 1990s were a time of dramatic transformation for Cuba. With the collapse of its Cold War relationship with the Soviet Union, the island nation plummeted into an era of scarcity and uncertainty known as the...


Sounds of Change

by Christopher H. Sterling & Michael C. Keith The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

When it first appeared in the 1930s, FM radio was a technological marvel, providing better sound and nearly eliminating the static that plagued AM stations. It took another forty years, however, for FM's popularity...


Forgeries of Memory and Meaning

by Cedric J. Robinson The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

Cedric J. Robinson offers a new understanding of race in America through his analysis of theater and film of the early twentieth century. He argues that economic, political, and cultural forces present in the...


Self-Exposure

by Charles L. Ponce de Leon The University of North Carolina Press (October 15, 2003)

Few features of contemporary American culture are as widely lamented as the public's obsession with celebrity--and the trivializing effect this obsession has on what appears as news. Nevertheless, America's...


Redeeming the Dial

by Tona J. Hangen The University of North Carolina Press (December 04, 2003)

Blending cultural, religious, and media history, Tona Hangen offers a richly detailed look into the world of religious radio. She uses recordings, sermons, fan mail, and other sources to tell the stories of...


The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

by Allison Graham & Sharon Monteith The University of North Carolina Press (September 12, 2011)

This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examines how mass media have shaped popular perceptions of the South--and how the South has shaped the history of mass media. An introductory overview...


Defining Women

by Julie D'Acci The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Defining Women explores the social and cultural construction of gender and the meanings of woman, women, and femininity as they were negotiated in the pioneering television series Cagney and Lacey, starring...


Media and the American Mind

by Daniel J. Czitrom The University of North Carolina Press (February 03, 2010)

In a fascinating and comprehensive intellectual history of modern communication in America, Daniel Czitrom examines the continuing contradictions between the progressive possibilities that new communications...


Dictators, Democracy, and American Public Culture

by Benjamin L. Alpers The University of North Carolina Press (October 16, 2003)

Focusing on portrayals of Mussolini's Italy, Hitler's Germany, and Stalin's Russia in U.S. films, magazine and newspaper articles, books, plays, speeches, and other texts, Benjamin Alpers traces changing American...


Channels of Discourse, Reassembled

by Robert C. Allen The University of North Carolina Press (January 27, 2010)

Since its original publication in 1987, Channels of Discourse has provided the most comprehensive consideration of commercial television, drawing on insights provided by the major strands of contemporary criticism:...


Tribal Television

by Dustin Tahmahkera The University of North Carolina Press (October 30, 2014)

Native Americans have been a constant fixture on television, from the dawn of broadcasting, when the iconic Indian head test pattern was frequently used during station sign-ons and sign-offs, to the present....


Visions of Power in Cuba

by Lillian Guerra The University of North Carolina Press (October 15, 2012)

In the tumultuous first decade of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and other leaders saturated the media with altruistic images of themselves in a campaign to win the hearts of Cuba's six million citizens....