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From: Chuck Kleinhans <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Subject: New JUMP CUT online
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 Looking for some class analysis in your media studies?  We got your class

JUMP CUT: A Review of Contemporary Media, no 54, is now online.  Free.

“Machete improvises”: racial rhetoric in digital reception of Robert
Rodriguez’s Machete
by Marina Wood
Robert Rodriguez's Machete brings the immigration debate to the big screen
with heaping sides of exploitation and satire much to the dismay, delight,
and disinterest of its diverse audiences.

Negotiating censorship: Narrow Dwelling as social critique
by Wing Shan Ho
Housing crisis and extra-marital affair—this essay explores how the Chinese
TV drama Narrow Dwelling skillfully critiques social inequalities under the
censor’s eye.

Digital pleasure palaces: Bollywood seduces the global Indian at the
by Manjunath Pendakur
Malls, multiplexes and digital cinemas are symbols of the fast-modernizing,
neoliberal India of the 21st century and, in these turbulent conditions,
Bollywood is expanding its audiences at home and abroad while the
political-economic-technological changes have resulted in new conflicts and
a reshaping of the film industry's internal structure and operation.

Looking back on Iraq: winning American hearts and minds
by Patricia Ventura
Using key documentaries and reality TV shows, this essay explores how
popular support for neoliberal U.S. war involves powerful forces mobilizing
a necropolitics that the essay analyzes in its many facets.

The Hurt Locker litigation: an adult’s story
by Robert Alpert
Jeffrey Sarver, the alleged doppelganger to Kathryn Bigelow’s fictional
character, William James, is crushed in real life, where law, on the one
hand, and ethics and morality, on the other, frequently do not coincide.

On the production of heterotopia, and other spaces,
in and around lesbian and gay film festivals
by Ger Zielinski
Thinking through the varied, contested spaces of the lesbian and gay film
festivals with the concept of heterotopia.

Video games, cognitive capital, the cognitariat, and the dream factory's
seedy streets: patrolling the citizenry of LA Noire
by Dennis Broe and Ken Cohen in conversation
A critical discussion of LA Noire, a game that claimed to revolutionize the
industry but which this article contends raises perennial questions
relevant to gaming in general regarding the cognitariat, surveillance
culture and the digital panopticon.

And lots more!  Free, online, now.

Don't miss the sections on documentary, experimental and new media,
race/ethnicity, Latin American film, Asian cinema and TV, and more.

Chuck Kleinhans

co-editor, JUMP CUT: a review of contemporary media

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