Posts Tagged "racism"

Academic Models in Hollywood

Posted on Nov 3, 2020 | 0 comments

– By Samita Nandy (selected names are hidden for security) Do models need a PhD? Some certainly do — especially when it comes to walking the talk, so to speak, in critical studies of fame and fashion. Gaining a practical understanding of the Hollywood industry rather than simply studying the runways can provide deep insights into academic models at large. As a certified actor from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Los Angeles) and first South Asian celebrity studies scholar, I critically explore socio-cultural issues in fame while I offer media interviews and...

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CFP Otherness and Transgression in Fan and Celebrity Studies

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Call for Papers Otherness: Essays and Studies 6.1 The peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its special issue: Otherness and Transgression in Fan and Celebrity Studies, Autumn 2017. Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that critically examine the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study. The notions of otherness and transgression play an essential part in the cultural work and practices celebrities and...

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Reel Inequality (Rutgers University Press) – Press Release

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 | 0 comments

We are proud to support Dr Nancy Yuen’s forthcoming book Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism (2016). CMCS will feature her talk about the book at “Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?” conference (March 17-19, 2017) at University of Southern California. Read reviews of the book in the latest press release from Rutgers University Press. Reel Inequality examines the structural barriers minority actors face in Hollywood, while shedding light on how they survive in a racist industry. The book charts how white male gatekeepers dominate...

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