University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
In 1986 Steven Alan Carr received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States
In 1987 Steven Alan Carr obtained a Master of Arts degree from Northwestern University.
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States
In 1994 Steven Alan Carr gained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
(American Jews have a powerful cultural narrative that see...)
American Jews have a powerful cultural narrative that seemingly speaks on their behalf. According to this narrative, Eastern European Jewish immigrants built the film industry in the first decade of this century and dominated it by the second. As opposed to determining a particularly Jewish vision of America, Steven Alan Carr argues that this way of looking at Jews in Hollywood emanates from a particularly American vision of Jews. Like the Jewish Question of the 19th century - which fretted over the full participation of Jews within public life - the Hollywood Question of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s fretted over Jewish participation within the mass media. As a whole way of thinking and talking about both Jews and motion pictures, Hollywood and Anti-Semitism reveals a powerful set of assumptions concerning ethnicity, intent and media influence.
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Popular media has become a common means by which students understand both the present and the past. Consequently, more teachers are using various forms of popular culture as pedagogical tools in the history classroom. With their emphasis on issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, sex, race, gender, and violence, social problem films, or “message movies,” offer a compelling look at the eras in which they were made. In order to facilitate the use of social problem films as learning tools, however, teachers of history need a dependable resource. Teaching History with Message Movies is a guide for teaching US history using these films as vivid historical illustrations and tools for student engagement. In addition to covering key themes and concepts, this volume provides an overview of significant issues and related films, a tutorial in using film in historical methodology, user guides for thinking about social problems on screen, and sample exercises and assignments for direct classroom use. Focusing on the issues that plaguing society, the book draws on films such as I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), The Snake Pit (1948), Silkwood (1983) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), among others. This resource enables teachers to effectively use films to examine key social and cultural issues, concepts, and influences in their historical context. Teaching History with Message Movies will be an invaluable asset to any teacher of history in middle- and secondary school settings, as well as at the undergraduate level.
In 1986 Steven Alan Carr received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1987 he obtained a Master of Arts degree from Northwestern University. In 1994 Carr gained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
In 1994 Steven Alan Carr was a visiting lecturer at Sam Houston State University. In the same year, he became an associate professor of communication at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. Carr served as an expert witness for plaintiffs in Florida tobacco litigation.
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Steven Alan Carr is a member of the American Association of University Professors, the International Communications Association, Speech Communications Association, the Society for Cinema Studies and Media Studies.