Hop on pop : the politics and pleasures of popular culture

Jenkins, Henry; McPherson, Tara; Shattuc, Jane

I. Introduction The Culture that Sticks to Your Skin: A Manifesto for a New Cultural Studies Defining Popular Culture – Henry Jenkins (MIT), Tara McPherson (University of Southern California) & Jane Shattuc (Emerson College) II. Self Daytime Utopias: If you lived in Pine Valley, you’d be home – Elayne Rapping (SUNY, Buffalo) Cardboard Patriarchy: Adult Baseball card collecting and the nostalgia for a pre-sexual past – John Bloom Virgins for Jesus: The gender politics of therapeutic Christian fundamentalist media – Heather Hendershot (Queens College/CUNY) “Do we look like Ferengi capitalists to you?” Star Trek’s Klingons as emergent virtual American ethics – Peter Chvany The Empress’ new clothing?: Public intellectualism and popular culture – Jane Shattuc (Emerson College) “My beautiful wickedness”: The Wizard of Oz as lesbian fantasy – Alexander Doty (Lehigh University) III Maker “Ceci n’est pas une jeune fill”: Videocams, representations and “othering” in the worlds of teenage girls – Gerry Bloustein (University of South Australia) “No matter how small”: The democratic imagination of Dr Seuss – Henry Jenkins (MIT) An auteur in the age of the Internet: JMS, Babylon 5 and the Net – Alan Wexelblat “I’m a loser baby”: Zines and the creation of underground identity – Stephen Duncombe (New York University) Anyone can do it: Forging a participatory culture in karaoke bars – Rob Drew (Saginaw Valley State University) IV Performance Watching wrestling / writing performance – Sharon Mazer (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) Mae West’s Maids: Race, “Authenticity”, and the discourse of camp – Pamela Robertson Wojcik (University of Notre Dame) “They dig her message”: Opera, television and the black diva – Diane Brooks How to become a camp icon in five easy lessons: Fetishism and Tallulah Bankhead’s phallus – Edward O’Neill V Taste “It will get a terrific laugh”: On the problematic pleasures and politics of Holocaust humor – Louis Kaplan (Southern Illinois University) The sound of disaffection – Tony Grajeda Corruption, criminality and the nickelodeon – Roberta Pearson (Cardiff University) & William Uricchio (Utrecht University) Racial cross-dressing in the Jazz Age: Cultural therapy and its discontents in cabaret nightlife – Nick Evans (University of Texas at San Antonio) The invisible burlesque body of LaGuardia’s New York – Anna McCarthy (New York University) “Quarantined!” A case study of Boston’s Combat Zone – Eithne Johnson (Wellesley College) & Eric Schaefer (Emerson College) VI Change On thrifting – Matthew Tinkhom (Georgetown University) & Amy Villarejo (Cornell University) Shopping sense: Fanny Fern and Jennie June on consumer culture in the nineteenth century – Elana Crane (Miami University) Navigating Myst-y Landscapes: Killer applications and hybrid criticisms – Greg Smith (Carlow College, Pittsburgh) The rules of the game: Evil Dead II …meet they Doom – Angela Ndalianis (University of Melbourne) Seeing in black and white: Gender and racial visibility from Gone with the Wind to Scarlett – Tara McPherson (University of Southern California) VII Home The last truly British people you will ever know: Skinheads, Pakis and Morrisey – Nabeel Zuberi (University of Auckland) Finding one’s way home: I dream of Jeannie and diasporic identity – Maria Koundoura (Emerson College) “As Canadian as possible…”: Anglo-Canadian popular culture and the American other – Aniko Bodroghkozy (University of Alberta) Wheels of fortune: Nation, culture and the Tour de France – Catherine Palmer (University of Adelaide) Narrativizing cyber-travel: CD-ROM travel games and the art of historical recovery – Ellen Strain (Georgia Tech) Hotting, twocking and the indigenous shipping: A vehicular theory of knowledge in cultural studies – John Hartley (Queensland University of Technology) VIII Emotion “Ain’t I de one everybody come to see?!” Popular memories of Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Robyn Warhol (University of Vermont) Stress management ideology and the other spaces of women’s power – Katherine Green (Purdue University – Calumet) “Have you seen this child?”: From milk carton to Mise-en-Abyme – Eric Freedman (Florida Atlantic University) Introducing horror – Charles Weigl IX Statements by authors