Vol. 46.6, December 2013

Editorial: The New Television Anti-Hero
Ann Larabee


“Blood, Biceps and Beautiful Eyes: Cultural Representations of Masculinity in Masami Kurumada’s Saint Seiya” by Lorna Piatti-Farnell

“Popular Culture, Ideology, and the Comics Industry: Steve Ditko’s Objectivist Spider-Man” by Antonio Pineda and Jesus Jimenez-Varea

“The Secret of Supergirl’s Success” by Alex Link

“‘Trying so hard to be like the big boys’: Elvis Costello Explores Male Aggression and Militarism in Armed Forces” by John McCombe

“‘Between Light and Nowhere’: The Queer Politics of Nostalgia” by Nishant Shahani

“Dead in Tune: Uncanny Muzak® in Dawn of the Dead” by Alexander Carpenter

“Beyond the Alternative vs. Mainstream Dichotomy: Olympic BMX and the Future of Action Sports” by Joy Crissy Honea

“Faith and Bad Faith in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Donald Palumbo

“Revising (the) Resistance: American Guerillas in Popular Film and Television” by Matthew B. Hill

“Machiavelli Meets Christmas: The White Elephant Gift Exchange and the Holiday Spirit” by Gretchen Herrmann

“Star Turn: The Challenges of Theorizing Celebrity Agency” by Lorraine York

Book Reviews

Mullins, William H. Becoming Big League: Seattle, The Pilots, and Stadium Politics. Seattle: U of Washington P, 2013. Reviewed by Mathew J. Bartkowiak.

Wolf, Mark J. P. Building Imaginary Worlds: The Theory and History of Subcreation. New York:  Routledge, 2012. Reviewed by Robert N. Matuozzi.

Lasner, Matthew. High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 2012. Reviewed by Hannah Bennett.

Serazio, Michael. Your Ad Here: The Cool Sell of Guerrilla Marketing. New York, NY: New York UP, 2013. Reviewed by DM Greenwell.

Apel, Dora. War Culture and the Contest of Images. Rutgers, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2012. Reviewed by Sarah Zaidan.

Samuel, Lawrence R. The American Dream: A Cultural History. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP, 2012. Reviewed by Jason A. Hagey.

Raw, Laurence. Character Actors In Horror and Science Fiction Films, 1930-1960.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2012. Reviewed by Ralph Beliveau.

Gray II, Richard, ed. The Performance Identities of Lady Gaga: Critical Essays. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2012. Reviewed by Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans.

Harvey, David. Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution. London: Verso Press, 2012. Reviewed by Matthew Pifer.

Kontou, Tatiana and Sarah Willburn, eds. The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and the Occult. Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2012. Reviewed by Emily E. Auger.

Gender and Genre in Sports Documentaries. Eds. Zachary Ingle and David M. Sutera.  Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, 2013. Reviewed by   Brett L. Abrams

2013 Index