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Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold


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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0822332159
Pages : 340 pages
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Summary Book Review Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold by Kevin Heffernan:

Download or read book Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold written by Kevin Heffernan and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2004-03-25 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DIVThe history of horror films and the horror film industry in the 1950s and 1960s./div

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Escape Velocity


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Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780819576606
Pages : 288 pages
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Summary Book Review Escape Velocity by Bradley Schauer:

Download or read book Escape Velocity written by Bradley Schauer and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2017-01-03 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Today, movie theaters are packed with audiences of all ages marveling to exciting science fiction blockbusters, many of which are also critically acclaimed. However, when the science fiction film genre first emerged in the 1950s, it was represented largely by exploitation horror films—lurid, culturally disreputable, and appealing to a niche audience of children and sci-fi buffs. How did the genre evolve from B-movie to blockbuster? Escape Velocity charts the historical trajectory of American science fiction cinema, explaining how the genre transitioned from eerie low-budget horror like It Came from Outer Space to art films like Slaughterhouse-Five, and finally to the extraordinary popularity of hits like E.T. Bradley Schauer draws on primary sources such as internal studio documents, promotional materials, and film reviews to explain the process of cultural, aesthetic, and economic legitimation that occurred between the 1950s and 1980s, as pulp science fiction tropes were adapted to suit the tastes of mainstream audiences. Considering the inescapable dominance of today's effects-driven blockbusters, Escape Velocity not only charts the history of science fiction film, but also gives an account of the origins of contemporary Hollywood.

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Educational Institutions in Horror Film


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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9781137469205
Pages : 204 pages
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Rating : 4.6/5 (92 users download)

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Summary Book Review Educational Institutions in Horror Film by A. Grunzke:

Download or read book Educational Institutions in Horror Film written by A. Grunzke and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-04-01 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exploration of how educational institutions have been portrayed in horror film, this book examines the way that scary movies have dealt with the issue of school violence, focusing on movies set in high schools, colleges, and summer camps.

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Australian Screen in the 2000s


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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9783319482996
Pages : 370 pages
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Summary Book Review Australian Screen in the 2000s by Mark David Ryan:

Download or read book Australian Screen in the 2000s written by Mark David Ryan and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-11-23 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides coverage of the diversity of Australian film and television production between 2000 and 2015. In this period, Australian film and television have been transformed by new international engagements, the emergence of major new talents and a movement away with earlier films’ preoccupation with what it means to be Australian. With original contributions from leading scholars in the field, the collection contains chapters on particular genres (horror, blockbusters and comedy), Indigenous Australian film and television, women’s filmmaking, queer cinema, representations of history, Australian characters in non-Australian films and films about Australians in Asia, as well as chapters on sound in Australian cinema and the distribution of screen content. The book is both scholarly and accessible to the general reader. It will be of particular relevance to students and scholars of Anglophone film and television, as well as to anyone with an interest in Australian culture and creativity.

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Cinematic Appeals


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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780231535786
Pages : 352 pages
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Summary Book Review Cinematic Appeals by Ariel Rogers:

Download or read book Cinematic Appeals written by Ariel Rogers and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2013-11-19 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cinematic Appeals follows the effect of technological innovation on the cinema experience, specifically the introduction of widescreen and stereoscopic 3D systems in the 1950s, the rise of digital cinema in the 1990s, and the transition to digital 3D since 2005. Widescreen cinema promised to draw the viewer into the world of the screen, enabling larger-than-life close-ups of already larger-than-life actors. This technology fostered the illusion of physically entering a film, enhancing the semblance of realism. Alternatively, the digital era was less concerned with the viewer's physical response and more with information flow, awe, and the reevaluation of spatiality and embodiment. This study ultimately shows how cinematic technology and the human experience shape and respond to each other over time.

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The Cool and the Crazy


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Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780813573014
Pages : 237 pages
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Summary Book Review The Cool and the Crazy by Peter Stanfield:

Download or read book The Cool and the Crazy written by Peter Stanfield and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2015-04-08 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the 1950s, Hollywood made a variety of sensational movies meant to capitalize upon current events, moral panics, and popular fads. The Cool and the Crazy examines seven of the decade’s key film cycles, including short-lived trends like boxing and juvenile delinquency movies, as well as uniquely ‘50s takes on established genres like the Western. Delivering sharp critical insights in jazzy, accessible prose, Peter Stanfield offers an appreciation of cinema as a “pop” medium, unabashedly derivative, faddish, and ephemeral.

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Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution


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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9781476625010
Pages : 248 pages
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Summary Book Review Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution by Elisabet Björklund:

Download or read book Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution written by Elisabet Björklund and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-07-13 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Swedish cinema became recognized for daring representations of sexuality with such films as One Summer of Happiness (1951), The Silence (1963), I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967) and a wave of sex films in the late 1960s and 1970s. The association between Swedish film and sexuality shows up frequently in popular culture. From Taxi Driver (1976) to Mad Men (2007-2015), dirty Swedish movie references abound. Yet the connection has attracted little critical attention. In this collection of new essays, Swedish and American scholars go beyond popular misconceptions to explore the origins, influences and reception of sexuality in Swedish cinema during the "sexual revolution" on both sides of the Atlantic. A broad range of topics are covered, from analyses of key films, to a behind-the-scenes study of the Swedish Film Institute, which played a significant role in opposing Swedish film censorship.

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Freak Show Legacies


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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781350145146
Pages : 248 pages
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Summary Book Review Freak Show Legacies by Gary S. Cross:

Download or read book Freak Show Legacies written by Gary S. Cross and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-05-06 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Society has long been fascinated with the freakish, shocking and strange. In this book Gary Cross shows how freakish elements have been embedded in modern popular culture over the course of the 20th century despite the evident disenchantment with this once widespread cultural outlet. Exploring how the spectacle of freakishness conflicted with genteel culture, he shows how the condemnation of the freak show by middle-class America led to a transformation and merging of genteel and freak culture through the cute, the camp and the creepy. Though the carnival and circus freak was marginalised by the 1960s and had largely disappeared by the 1980s, forms of freakish culture survived and today appear in reality TV, horror movies, dark comedies and the popularity of tattoos. Freak Show Legacies will focus less on the individual 'freak' as 'the other' in society, and more on the audience for the freakish and the transformation of wonder, sensibility and sensitivity that this phenomenon entailed. It will use the phenomenon of 'the freak' to understand the transformation of American popular culture across the 20th century, identify elements of 'the freak' in popular culture both past and present, and ask how it has prevailed despite its apparent unpopularity.

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The Battle for the Bs


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Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780813553245
Pages : 275 pages
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Summary Book Review The Battle for the Bs by Blair Davis:

Download or read book The Battle for the Bs written by Blair Davis and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2012-04-06 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The emergence of the double-bill in the 1930s created a divide between A-pictures and B-pictures as theaters typically screened packages featuring one of each. With the former considered more prestigious because of their larger budgets and more popular actors, the lower-budgeted Bs served largely as a support mechanism to A-films of the major studios—most of which also owned the theater chains in which movies were shown. When a 1948 U.S. Supreme Court antitrust ruling severed ownership of theaters from the studios, the B-movie soon became a different entity in the wake of profound changes to the corporate organization and production methods of the major Hollywood studios. In The Battle for the Bs, Blair Davis analyzes how B-films were produced, distributed, and exhibited in the 1950s and demonstrates the possibilities that existed for low-budget filmmaking at a time when many in Hollywood had abandoned the Bs. Made by newly formed independent companies, 1950s B-movies took advantage of changing demographic patterns to fashion innovative marketing approaches. They established such genre cycles as science fiction and teen-oriented films (think Destination Moon and I Was a Teenage Werewolf) well before the major studios and also contributed to the emergence of the movement now known as underground cinema. Although frequently proving to be multimillion-dollar box-office draws by the end of the decade, the Bs existed in opposition to the cinematic mainstream in the 1950s and created a legacy that was passed on to independent filmmakers in the decades to come.

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In Theaters Everywhere


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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9781476633916
Pages : 319 pages
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Summary Book Review In Theaters Everywhere by Brian Hannan:

Download or read book In Theaters Everywhere written by Brian Hannan and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-12-31 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:  Conflicts among Hollywood studios and exhibitors have been going on for years. At their heart are questions about how films should be released—where, when and at what speed. Both sides of this disagreement are losers, with exhibitors using the law via various Consent Decrees and studios retaliating by tightly controlling output. In the Silent Era, movies were not released nearly as widely as they are now. This book tells the story of how the few became the many. It explores the contraction of the release cycle, the maximization of the marketing dollar, and the democratization of consumer access. It also offers a comprehensive list of wide releases and rebuts much of what previous scholars have found.

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Keep Watching the Skies!


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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9781476625058
Pages : 1040 pages
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Summary Book Review Keep Watching the Skies! by Bill Warren:

Download or read book Keep Watching the Skies! written by Bill Warren and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-01-12 with total page 1040 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bill Warren’s Keep Watching the Skies! was originally published in two volumes, in 1982 and 1986. It was then greatly expanded in what we called the 21st Century Edition, with new entries on several films and revisions and expansions of the commentary on every film. In addition to a detailed plot synopsis, full cast and credit listings, and an overview of the critical reception of each film, Warren delivers richly informative assessments of the films and a wealth of insights and anecdotes about their making. The book contains 273 photographs (many rare, 35 in color), has seven useful appendices, and concludes with an enormous index. This book is also available in hardcover format (ISBN 978-0-7864-4230-0).

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The Laughing Dead


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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 10 : 9781442268333
Pages : 296 pages
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Summary Book Review The Laughing Dead by Cynthia J. Miller:

Download or read book The Laughing Dead written by Cynthia J. Miller and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-05-20 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hybrid films that straddle more than one genre are not unusual. But when seemingly incongruous genres are mashed together, such as horror and comedy, filmmakers often have to tread carefully to produce a cohesive, satisfying work. Though they date as far back as James Whale’s Bride of Frankenstein (1935), horror-comedies have only recently become popular attractions for movie goers. In The Laughing Dead: The Horror-Comedy Film from Bride of Frankenstein to Zombieland, editors Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper have compiled essays on the comic undead that look at the subgenre from a variety of perspectives. Spanning virtually the entire sound era, this collection considers everything from classics like The Canterville Ghost to modern cult favorites like Shaun of the Dead. Other films discussed include Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters, House on Haunted Hill, ParaNorman, Scream, Vampire’s Kiss, and Zombieland. Contributors in this volume consider a wide array of comedic monster films—from heartwarming (The Book of Life) to pitch dark (The Fearless Vampire Killers) and even grotesque (Frankenhooker). The Laughing Dead will be of interest to scholars and fans of both horror and comedy films, as well as those interested in film history and, of course, the proliferation of the undead in popular culture.

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Horror Noire


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781136942945
Pages : 294 pages
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Download or read book Horror Noire written by Robin R. Means Coleman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-03 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From King Kong to Candyman, the boundary-pushing genre of the horror film has always been a site for provocative explorations of race in American popular culture. In Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from 1890's to Present, Robin R. Means Coleman traces the history of notable characterizations of blackness in horror cinema, and examines key levels of black participation on screen and behind the camera. She argues that horror offers a representational space for black people to challenge the more negative, or racist, images seen in other media outlets, and to portray greater diversity within the concept of blackness itself. Horror Noire presents a unique social history of blacks in America through changing images in horror films. Throughout the text, the reader is encouraged to unpack the genre’s racialized imagery, as well as the narratives that make up popular culture’s commentary on race. Offering a comprehensive chronological survey of the genre, this book addresses a full range of black horror films, including mainstream Hollywood fare, as well as art-house films, Blaxploitation films, direct-to-DVD films, and the emerging U.S./hip-hop culture-inspired Nigerian "Nollywood" Black horror films. Horror Noire is, thus, essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how fears and anxieties about race and race relations are made manifest, and often challenged, on the silver screen.

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Merchants of Menace


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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN 10 : 9781623569853
Pages : 280 pages
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Summary Book Review Merchants of Menace by Richard Nowell:

Download or read book Merchants of Menace written by Richard Nowell and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2014-04-10 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Even though horror has been a key component of media output for almost a century, the genre's industrial character remains under explored and poorly understood. Merchants of Menace: The Business of Horror Cinema responds to a major void in film history by shedding much-needed new light on the economic dimensions of one of the world's most enduring audiovisual forms. Given horror cuts across budgetary categories, industry sectors, national film cultures, and media, Merchants of Menace also promises to expand understandings of the economics of cinema generally. Covering 1930-present, this groundbreaking collection boasts fourteen original chapters from world-leading experts taking as their focus such diverse topics as early zombie pictures, post-WWII chillers, Civil Rights-Era marketing, Hollywood literary adaptations, Australian exploitation, "torture-porn" Auteurs, and twenty-first-century remakes.

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Black for a Day


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Publisher : UNC Press Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781469632841
Pages : 231 pages
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Summary Book Review Black for a Day by Alisha Gaines:

Download or read book Black for a Day written by Alisha Gaines and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2017-03-27 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1948, journalist Ray Sprigle traded his whiteness to live as a black man for four weeks. A little over a decade later, John Howard Griffin famously "became" black as well, traveling the American South in search of a certain kind of racial understanding. Contemporary history is littered with the surprisingly complex stories of white people passing as black, and here Alisha Gaines constructs a unique genealogy of "empathetic racial impersonation--white liberals walking in the fantasy of black skin under the alibi of cross-racial empathy. At the end of their experiments in "blackness," Gaines argues, these debatably well-meaning white impersonators arrived at little more than false consciousness. Complicating the histories of black-to-white passing and blackface minstrelsy, Gaines uses an interdisciplinary approach rooted in literary studies, race theory, and cultural studies to reveal these sometimes maddening, and often absurd, experiments of racial impersonation. By examining this history of modern racial impersonation, Gaines shows that there was, and still is, a faulty cultural logic that places enormous faith in the idea that empathy is all that white Americans need to make a significant difference in how to racially navigate our society.

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The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies


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Publisher : SAGE
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ISBN 10 : 9781473971806
Pages : 536 pages
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Summary Book Review The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies by James Donald:

Download or read book The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies written by James Donald and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2008-04-16 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by a team of veteran scholars and exciting emerging talents, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies maps the field internationally, drawing out regional differences in the way that systematic intellectual reflection on cinema and film has been translated into an academic discipline. It examines the conversations between Film Studies and its contributory disciplines that not only defined a new field of discourse but also modified existing scholarly traditions. It reflects on the field's dominant paradigms and debates and evaluates their continuing salience. Finally, it looks forward optimistically to the future of the medium of film, the institution of cinema and the discipline of Film Studies at a time when the very existence of film and cinema are being called into question by new technological, industrial and aesthetic developments.

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Identity and Industry


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Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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ISBN 10 : 9780228000112
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Summary Book Review Identity and Industry by Mark Hayward:

Download or read book Identity and Industry written by Mark Hayward and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2019-12-26 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1947, grocer Johnny Lombardi went on air for the first time to share the sounds of "sunny Italy" with the radio listeners of Toronto. Meanwhile, in cities across the country, a handful of theatres began to show films in foreign languages. In the decade after the Second World War, these events were some of the earliest indications of the nationwide changes taking place in Canadian media as it responded to the new cultural, political, and economic visibility of cultural and linguistic minorities. Identity and Industry explores how ethnocultural media in Canada developed between the end of the Second World War and the arrival of digital media. Through chapters dedicated to film exhibition, newspapers, radio, and television, Mark Hayward documents the industrial and institutional frameworks that defined the role of media in Canadian multiculturalism. Drawing on extensive archival research, the book situates late twentieth-century "ethnic" media at the intersection of demand, cultural integration, and the changing economics of popular culture. As the development of ethnocultural media continues to shape Canadian society in the age of digital media, Identity and Industry provides richly detailed historical context for contemporary debates about identity and culture.