Institute of Communications Research
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Remediating empire: constituting, documenting and re-mediating U.S. citizenship in Puerto Rico (1898-1941) (2015-07-17)This dissertation proposes an archeology of American representations of U.S. citizenship remediated as governmental technology through three forms of media for the U.S. colonial possessions acquired in 1898. More precisely, ...
(2015-07-17)My dissertation examines how technologies are developed to either sustain or resist the process of mining production in the Chilean Andes. Through the study of the mining company Los Pelambres, I make visible knowledge, ...
(2015-07-14)This dissertation is a study of the historical formation and transformation of the Chinese online audiovisual industry under forces of strategic political calculations, expanding market relations, and growing social ...
(2001)My research suggests that the MFACM was able to participate in the privileged process of cultural production and construct its institutional reputation by leveraging its two strategic assets---Mexican ethnicity and economic ...
The 1970's as Hollywood's Golden Economic Age: A Critical, Interpretive Analysis of the Blaxploitation Cinematic Movement (2000)The direction of this dissertation is to focus on the relationship between Hollywood and African-Americans at the point where a fiscal crisis and social-political climate came together to produce blaxploitation. In three ...