“Expanded Cinema is one of the most prescient books written about our modern age.” - Chrissie Iles, Whitney Museum of American Art
“Youngblood’s Expanded Cinema stands as one of the classics of the interdisciplinary field that studies media, art, and science.”—Jussi Parikka, Winchester School of Art
“Expanded Cinema defined the world of what is now known as media arts.”—Alvy Ray Smith, co-founder of Pixar
“I’ve never had an experience with a book like I had with Expanded Cinema. Gene Youngblood saw something nobody else saw and extrapolated it twenty iterations forward. I’m just completely amazed, every time, to realize how prescient he was.”—Bill Viola
“Gene Youngblood is the medium’s Thomas Jefferson. The man who wrote our Declaration of Independence, who marked out a vision of media and democracy that remains an invaluable guide to media culture and a document of extraordinary vision and prophecy.”—Bruce Jenkins, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
“Gene Youngblood didn’t just capture the zeitgeist of his generation. He was the zeitgeist of his generation.”—Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
AWARD WINNING TITLES
Mark Wallace’s recovery of the bird-God of the Bible signals a deep grounding of faith in the natural world. The moral implications of nature-based Christianity are profound. All life is deserving of humans’ care and protection insofar as the world is envisioned as alive with sacred animals, plants, and landscapes.
Allied Encounters uniquely explores Anglo-American and Italian literary, cinematic, and military representations of World War II Italy in order to trace, critique, and move beyond the gendered paradigm of redemption that has conditioned understandings of the Allied–Italian encounter.
Whom We Shall Welcome has much to teach historians of immigration. It is a reminder that the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act was designed to include Europeans more than the Africans, Asians, and Latin Americans who came in greater numbers. Battisti helps us see the road to Hart-Celler, and shows implications of the law that have lasted into the present.
In this profoundly innovative book, Ashon T. Crawley engages a wide range of critical paradigms from black studies, queer theory, and sound studies to theology, continental philosophy, and performance studies to theorize the ways in which alternative or “otherwise” modes of existence can serve as disruptions against the marginalization of and violence against minoritarian lifeworlds and possibilities for flourishing.