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Radical History Review (2000) 2000 (78): 57–84.
Published: 01 October 2000
... public sphere was governed by ways of seeing derived from melodrama. Even the rituals of English elections were apparently informed by a melodramatic metanarrative.’ This emphasis on melodrama amongst historians in the last two decades has been so marked that we might call...
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Radical History Review (2006) 2006 (94): 240–248.
Published: 01 January 2006
... and eventual deaths of Christopher Reeve and Terri Schiavo.1 And, as the précis above suggests, the melodramatic imagination is at its core about gendered bodies, an imagination in which masculinity and femininity are inextricable from the bodies that weep, faint, rescue, terrorize, and triumph...
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Radical History Review (2002) 2002 (83): 173–174.
Published: 01 May 2002
... identities. Last summer’s melodramatic blockbuster, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (dir. Ashutosh Gowariker, 2001), can form the basis of a discussion of colonialism, nationalism, and the subaltern politics of caste and communal identities. Moreover...
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Radical History Review (1996) 1996 (66): 92–123.
Published: 01 October 1996
... wealth of the West. The BUFFALO BlLL’S WlLD WESTI105 scene opened with cowboys in all their glory, riding bucking bron- cos and lassoing steers. The program then succinctly set out for the audience the melodramatic progression of the rest of the scene...
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Radical History Review (1996) 1996 (66): 93–123.
Published: 01 October 1996
... wealth of the West. The BUFFALO BlLL’S WlLD WESTI105 scene opened with cowboys in all their glory, riding bucking bron- cos and lassoing steers. The program then succinctly set out for the audience the melodramatic progression of the rest of the scene...
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Radical History Review (2000) 2000 (78): 1–4.
Published: 01 October 2000
... of postmodernism and its concern with narrative and narrativity, and the impact of feminism and its concern for the recovery of female subjectiv- ity and agency. McWilliam firmly believes that the ”‘melodramatic turn’ points us toward a richer and more complex history.” He is nevertheless critical...
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Radical History Review (1996) 1996 (65): 103–107.
Published: 01 May 1996
... writer Mary Heaton Vorse to Lawrence. Pushed by the extreme brutality of the police against families, the Wobblies capitalized upon the melodramatic potential by sending the workers’ children off to New York and Philadelphia to stay with metropolitan sympathizers. When police intervened...
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Radical History Review (1996) 1996 (65): 169–173.
Published: 01 May 1996
...). The next chapter, ”Society’s Wastrels,” which offers standardized clothing sizes and universal signage sys- tems as examples of how Taylorist ”human engineering” permeates everyday life, contains a similarly melodramatic non-sequitur. Referring to an illustration of the signage developed...
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Radical History Review (1995) 1995 (61): 197–201.
Published: 01 January 1995
... as they are in "premature antifascism." Like the doctrine from which it takes its melodramatic leave, simple apostasy is a lost cause. Seen it. Heard it. Done it. And so the restless eyes and ears of the media turn from the shopworn "second thoughts" of a David Horowitz or a Michael Medved, to the refreshing...
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Radical History Review (2009) 2009 (105): 163–167.
Published: 01 October 2009
... during the Iran-Iraq war, employed images of martyrdom and self-sacrifice. This can be seen in the works of filmmakers such as Ebrahim Hatamikia (e.g., Glass Agency, 1997) who made war films, and of Alireza Davoodnijad (e.g., Niaz, 1991) 166  Radical History Review who made melodramatic films...
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Radical History Review (1986) 1986 (35): 49–56.
Published: 01 May 1986
... women’s work was more visible, and female-headed households more common in northern cities, black women’s domestic status everywhere differed from that of whites. In an attempt to counter the notion of black families as deviant or ”unfit,” Jones, while somewhat melodramatic, suggests...
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Radical History Review (2004) 2004 (89): 49–55.
Published: 01 May 2004
... of the twenty-first century, very little has changed. Nevertheless, I prefer to visualize as comical a situation that could well be viewed as melodramatically pathetic. It does not make sense to beat yourself up over things that are out of your control, as evi- denced...
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Radical History Review (1997) 1997 (67): 165–174.
Published: 01 January 1997
... characters and the subtle effects of melodramatic and romantic plots on our "viewings" of these films. Not surprisingly, the seminar had its share of strengths and short- comings. Fortunately, the small class size at both Delaware and Georgia State permitted a genuine seminar format. The weekly...
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Radical History Review (1994) 1994 (59): 172–180.
Published: 01 May 1994
... and at the margins, an integral part of politics itself. In any case, the background laid out by Scott is essential to an understanding of the actions of both Oswald and Ruby. Once one understands the strenu- ous FBI efforts to infiltrate the pro-Castro Fair Play for Cuba Committee, Oswald's melodramatic...
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Radical History Review (1988) 1988 (41): 120–128.
Published: 01 May 1988
...; Haskell Wexler, director of photography; edited by Sonja Polonsky. A Red Dog Film Production distributed by Cinecom Pictures. Matezuun, John Sayles’ acclaimed film, uses an actual strike to construct an old-fashioned morality tale about temptation and evil. Mixing the melodramatic...
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Radical History Review (2008) 2008 (102): 111–130.
Published: 01 October 2008
... of Beings. The play expresses exasperation about a seemingly stag- nant Chicana/o movement in the 1990s in a melodramatic declaration. The students built on this theme to explain and perform some of the concepts Gómez-Quiñones details about the movement. With a humorous, melodramatic scene...
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Radical History Review (1985) 1985 (33): 155–164.
Published: 01 May 1985
..., military and political domination of the entire Middle East": given broad Washington consensus on the value of that region's oil (a State De- partment official called it "one of the greatest material prizes in world history it was not unusual to find policymakers tending to the melodramatic...
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Radical History Review (2015) 2015 (122): 38–46.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., Missouri, totality of her life experience. In a on June 30, 1993. Stills selected by Stamatina Gregory. melodramatic performance, Susan VHS tapes transferred to DVD. Center for Creative wears a black dress and veil and Photography, University of Arizona, Brian Weil Archive wails out, “My other half...
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Radical History Review (1984) 1984 (28-30): 125–135.
Published: 01 May 1984
.... Particularly in melodramatic film, there is a contradiction between our desire to see and our fear of seeing all that is at the root of our enjoyment.8 In Le retour de Martin Guerve, this contradiction is paralleled and enriched by the ones between Coras' sympathy for the peasants and his need to see...
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Radical History Review (1998) 1998 (71): 196–206.
Published: 01 May 1998
... (39). Schiebinger argues that Linnaeus’s fanciful, melodramatic descrip- tions of the domestic lives of plants are hardly nostalgic artifacts of eighteenth-century science. In fact, as Schiebinger asserts, metaphor- ical language regulates the descriptions that modern sociobiologists...