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Metal music as critical dystopia : humans, technology and the future in 1990s science fiction metal
(Brock University, 2007-11-04)
Metal Music as Critical Dystopia: Humans, Technology and the Future in 1990s Science Fiction Metal seeks to demonstrate that the dystopian elements in metal music are not merely or necessarily a sonic celebration of ...
News in the age of empire : two war scandals
(Brock University, 2009-11-04)
This thesis argues that the motivations underpinning the mainstream news media have fundamentally changed in the 21 sl century. As such, the news is no longer best understood as a tool for propaganda or agenda setting; ...
Revisiting girlhood : defining a postmodern/popular feminist culture /
(Brock University, 2008-05-21)
It has bee1l said that feminism is dead, but in fact feminism is alive in popular cultural fonlls that offer pleasure, style, fUll and advice, as well as political messages that are internalized alld continuously enacted ...
The Bond Girl phenomenon: defining the female protagonists of the James Bond films
As one of the most popular and well recognized staple characters of the James Bond film, the Bond Girl is both a cultural icon and phenomenon. The Bond film series was created in the 1960s and is based on the 1950s British ...
Melting the matrices : structure, anti-structure, and the emerging conversation /
(Brock University, 2007-05-21)
This thesis investigates two cases of Christian churches, which as a part of their mission seek to accommodate people who would otherwise not be interested in church. One of these communities consider themselves a part ...
Buddy films and gender identity : representing the bonds of masculinity /
(Brock University, 2004-07-14)
The study examines the buddy film genre and the representation of masculinity in relation to the homosocial and the homoerotic. As a genre, the buddy films focus on male relationships, thematically seeking to mediate the ...
"The whole earth as village" : a chronotopic analysis of Marshall McLuhan's "Global Village" and Patrick McGoohan's The Prisoner
(Brock University, 2009-02-16)
Marshall McLuhan's "global village", and his theories on communications and technology, in conjunction with Patrick McGoohan's television series The Prisoner (ATV, 1967-1968) are explored in this thesis. The Prisoner, ...
Theorizing it : Paris Hilton, the celebutante, and the It Girl lifestyle
(Brock University, 2009-11-04)
Representations of swinging London in 1960s British cinema : Blowup (1966), Smashing Time (1967), and Performance (1970)
This thesis explores the representation of Swinging London in three examples of 1960s British cinema: Blowup (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966), Smashing Time (Desmond Davis, 1967) and Performance (Donald Cammell and Nicolas ...
Fade to black : picturing mortality in contemporary popular film /
(Brock University, 2008-06-01)
This thesis attempts to understand representations of death in contemporary popular film within a framework that posits mortality as a category of particular social and political importance for the way we understand both ...