New Publication: "Hollywood Film behind the Iron Curtain: Cold War Nostalgias in Chuck Norris vs Communism (2015)" (Journal of American Studies)

This article focusses on the American reception of a British–Romanian documentary about the black market for VHS Hollywood films in 1980s Romania. The film uses two different registers of nostalgia. On the one hand, it functions as an ostalgic media product that engages Eastern European viewers by building upon a sense of continuity with the socialist past. On the other hand, its surprising success in the American conservative blogosphere reveals the endurance of Cold War exceptionalist tropes.

New Book - Civic Gifts: Voluntarism and the Making of the American Nation-State

Author: Elisabeth Stephanie Clemens Title: Civic Gifts: Voluntarism and the Making of the American Nation-State Publisher: University of Chicago Press Publication Date: 21/04/2020 ISBN: 9780226670836 Paperback  (English)

New Book - Beyond Betrayal: The Priest Sex Abuse Crisis, the Voice of the Faithful, and the Process of Collective Identity

Author: Patricia Ewick, Marc W Steinberg Title: Beyond Betrayal: The Priest Sex Abuse Crisis, the Voice of the Faithful, and the Process of Collective Identity Publisher: University of Chicago Press Publication Date: 21/08/2019 ISBN: 9780226644264 Paperback 

New Book - The Color of Creatorship: Intellectual Property, Race, and the Making of Americans

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Author: Anjali Vats Title: The Color of Creatorship: Intellectual Property, Race, and the Making of Americans Publisher: Stanford University Press Publication Date:

New Book - Return to Calgary: Charles M. Russell and the 1919 Victory Stampede

Author: Brian W. Dippie, Emily Crawford Wilson, Karen Brooks McWhorter, Laura F Fry Title: Return to Calgary: Charles M. Russell and the 1919 Victory Stampede Publisher: Charles M. Russell Museum Publication Date: 16/07/2019 ISBN: 9780974270234 Paperback 

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