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New Books from Intellect

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Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga
Edited by Laurena Aker
This volume brings together scholars and fans to explore the vibrant fan culture of the Twilight saga. Contributors address such topics as the role of mythology in the series; the distinct fan groups drawn in by the books and films; the vast world of Twilight fan fiction; the role of gender in Twilight’s global acceptance; and much more. As with all the books in the Fan Phenomena series, the essays included here are sophisticated and richly analytic and are aimed as much at fans as at scholars.
Paper $41.00

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World Film Locations: Cleveland
Edited by Alberto Zambenedetti
The prototypical rust belt city, Cleveland has long served as an emblem of late twentieth-century urban decay. But recent decades have brought a cultural and economic renaissance—a revival that has been reflected by the growing number of films being shot on location there. World Film Locations: Cleveland is richly illustrated with images from dozens of productions. It reveals Cleveland to be usefully chameleonic, appealing to some filmmakers for its modern downtown’s ability to mimic more prominent (and more expensive) cities, to others for the way its shuttered factories and decaying docks signify contemporary urban distress.
“If you love the movies and you love a city, you can only hope this series gets around to yours.”—Roger Ebert

Paper $28.50

 

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Activating Democracy
The “I Wish to Say” Project
Edited by Sheryl Oring
Sheryl Oring’s “I Wish to Say” project—in which ordinary citizens are invited to compose postcards to the president, and have them typed up on 1960s era typewriters—has been helping citizens voice their concerns about the state-of-affairs in the United States for more than a decade. In Activating Democracy Oring uses her project as the starting point for exploring a series of issues tackled by artists working within the social practice genre of art. The collection features photographs of the postcards and their authors, as well as essays by contributors ranging from art historians and artists to those working in fields as diverse as poetry, literature, political science, and architecture.
Paper $38.50