Robots in Popular Culture: Labor Precarity and Machine Cute
Anthony P. McIntyre / University College DublinRead more »
Anthony P. McIntyre reflects on cultural representations of robots as cute in recent films and media, relating such constructions to contemporary capitalist labor dynamics and threats.
“I Just Expect There To Be Some Trouble”: Boyz N the Hood and Racialization of Cinema Violence
Caetlin Benson-Allott / Georgetown UniversityRead more »
In this article, Caetlin Benson-Allott focuses on the racist backlash to incidents of violence surrounding the release of Boyz N the Hood and other films such as New Jack City and Do The Right Thing
On Feminism, Racism, and Bewitched‘s Not-So-Magical Politics of Fun Phoebe Bronstein / University of California San DiegoRead more »
Phoebe Bronstein examines how Bewitched reinforced exclusionary white feminism and how this exclusion continues to affect the modern women’s movement and marketable, consumerist feminism.
Prestige and Purpose: The “Rise” and Fall of the Critics’ Choice Television Awards
Myles McNutt / Old Dominion UniversityRead more »
Myles McNutt discusses the role of the Critics’ Choice Awards within the prestige economy of the television industry.
A Pedagogical Experiment in the Era of #Black Lives Matter
Susan Courtney / University of South CarolinaRead more »
Susan Courtney reflects on her experience teaching about the mediation of race in the United States in her undergraduate course, “Mediating Ferguson, USA: 1915-2015,” in Fall 2015.