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“Atlantic Crossings” is the story of three journeys by people and creatures over the water; contemporary journeys that are rooted in history.
The essays collected here capture the richness of current discourse about democracy and cyberspace.
Master's thesis by Robin Hauck S.M., Comparative Media Studies, 2003
Keywords: 1980s, American Beauty, Baby Boom, conservatism, family, Fatal Attraction, film, High Tide, Kramer vs. Kramer, Look Who's Talking, motherhood, Mr. Mom, Ordinary People, Parenthood, Terms of Endearment, textual analysis, The Good Mother, Three Men and a Baby
“Popcorn Moms” is a socio-historical analysis of the ways American commercial cinema represented motherhood in the 1980s.
he AEC is devising a strategy for cultivating industry partnerships based on the FutureLab’s experiments in corporate collaboration to date which have been successful namely because they are focused on mutually beneficial outcomes.
Master's thesis by Susannah Mandel S.M., Comparative Media Studies, 2003
Keywords: comics, dc comics, epistemology, frederic wertham, green lantern, homosexuality, Marvel, northstar, sexuality, superheros
Mask or Closet, or, “Under the Hood”: Metaphors and Representations of Homosexuality in American Superhero Comics After 1985
An examination of the changing representation of male homosexuality in American superhero comics between the years 1986 and 2003.
An analysis of the MIT Assassinsâ€™ Guild Live-Action Roleplaying games, providing five kinds of tensions in the design and the implementation of mechanics.
In “Defining Reality”, Schiappa shows the act of defining to be a specialized and learned behavior, and therefore one that can be studied and improved.