search for books and compare prices
Robert G. Weiner has written 14 work(s)
Search for other authors with the same name
displaying 1 to 14 | at end
show results in order: alphabetically | oldest to newest | newest to oldest
cover image for 9780786443048
Product Description: Marvel Studios approach to its Cinematic Universe--beginning with the release of Iron Man (2008)--has become the template for successful management of blockbuster film properties. Yet films featuring Marvel characters can be traced back to the 1940s, when the Captain America serial first appeared on the screen...read more
By Robert G. Weiner (editor)

Paperback:

9780786443048 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, March 30, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Marvel Studios approach to its Cinematic Universe--beginning with the release of Iron Man (2008)--has become the template for successful management of blockbuster film properties.

cover image for 9781496807816
Product Description: Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker stands out as one of the most recognizable comics characters in popular culture. While there has been a great deal of scholarly attention on superheroes, very little has been done to understand supervillains...read more
By Robert G. Weiner (editor)

Hardcover:

9781628462388 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 26, 2015, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker stands out as one of the most recognizable comics characters in popular culture.

Paperback:

9781496807816 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 2, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker stands out as one of the most recognizable comics characters in popular culture.

cover image for 9780786497218
Product Description: Following on author Peter Rollins' motto "If it isn't popular, it isn't culture," this collection of new essays considers Vince Gilligan's award-winning television series Breaking Bad as a landmark of Western culture--comparable to the works of Shakespeare and Dickens in their time--that merits scholarly attention from those who would understand early the 21st century zeitgeist...read more
By Bridget Roussell Cowlishaw (editor) and Robert G. Weiner (foreword by)

Paperback:

9780786497218 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, March 11, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Following on author Peter Rollins' motto "If it isn't popular, it isn't culture," this collection of new essays considers Vince Gilligan's award-winning television series Breaking Bad as a landmark of Western culture--comparable to the works of Shakespeare and Dickens in their time--that merits scholarly attention from those who would understand early the 21st century zeitgeist.

cover image for 9780786459131
Product Description: Sequential art combines the visual and the narrative in a way that readers have to interpret the images with the writing. Comics make a good fit with education because students are using a format that provides active engagement. This collection of essays is a wide-ranging look at current practices using comics and graphic novels in educational settings, from elementary schools through college...read more
By Robert G. Weiner (editor)

Paperback:

9780786459131 | 1 edition (McFarland & Co Inc Pub, June 30, 2013), cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Sequential art combines the visual and the narrative in a way that readers have to interpret the images with the writing.

cover image for 9780256238013
Product Description: The Internet Primer: Getting Started on the Internet, Special Career Educators Edition
By Robert G. Weiner (foreword by)

Paperback:

9780256238013, titled "The Internet Primer: Getting Started on the Internet" | Richard d Irwin, May 1, 1996, cover price $9.60 | also contains The Internet Primer: Getting Started on the Internet | About this edition: The Internet Primer: Getting Started on the Internet, Special Career Educators Edition

cover image for 9780786446278
Product Description: This volume collects a wide-ranging sample of fresh analyses of Spider-Man. It traverses boundaries of medium, genre, epistemology and discipline in essays both insightful and passionate that move forward the study of one of the world's most beloved characters...read more
By Robert G. Weiner (editor)

Paperback:

9780786446278 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, May 22, 2012, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: This volume collects a wide-ranging sample of fresh analyses of Spider-Man.

cover image for 9780972370684
Product Description: The Storyteller Speaks: Rare & Different Fictions of the Grateful Dead is a collection of literary short stories inspired by the Grateful Dead. Authors include Robert Hunter, Ed McClanahan, Vincent Louis Carella, Stephan Graham Jones, Mitch Myers, and many others.
By Gary McKinney (editor) and Robert G. Weiner (editor)

Paperback:

9780972370684, titled "The Storyteller Speaks: Rare & Different Fictions of the Grateful Dead" | Kearney Street Books, November 1, 2010, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The Storyteller Speaks: Rare & Different Fictions of the Grateful Dead is a collection of literary short stories inspired by the Grateful Dead.

While there are numerous books on art and exploitation cinema, very few attempt to examine both. Covering the first 100 years of cinematic transgressions, From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse is a collection of numerous essays representing key contributions to overlooked, forgotten, or under-analyzed parts of film history. From cult favorites like Arch Hall Jr. to revered but under-documented marquee names like Lon Chaney, filmmakers both major and minor are covered here. Starting with a section that pairs exploitation pioneers like Dwain Esper alongside cutting edge auteurs like Erich Von Stroheim, the volume documents the bleeding edge of the high/low cultural divide. Other essays examine the sexual melodramas of Weimer German cinema, explore the concept of Borat as a model for the new standardized cult film, and discuss the films of directors Tod Browning, Pier Pasolini, and Peter Watkins. This volume also contains a section devoted to the idea of "reality" inside and outside the documentary sphere, emphasizing audiences' desire to believe that "this is really happening," whether they're horrified or titillated. Addressing many aspects of "transgression" in cinema, these essays suggest that the distance between the venues and the audiences may not be quite as wide as viewers might imagine.

Hardcover:

9780810876545 | Scarecrow Pr, July 1, 2010, cover price $61.00 | About this edition: While there are numerous books on art and exploitation cinema, very few attempt to examine both.

Miscellaneous:

9780810876552 | Scarecrow Pr, August 16, 2010, cover price $55.00

Cinema Inferno: Celluloid Explosions from the Cultural Margins addresses significant areas (and eras) of "transgressive" filmmaking, including many subgenres and styles that have not yet received much critical attention. This collection of essays covers both contemporary films and those produced in the last 50 years to provide a theoretical framework for looking at transgressive cinema and what that means.This volume begins with a number of essays that examine the aesthetic of "realism," tracing it through the late Italian Neo-Realism of Pasolini, the early films of Melvin Van Peebles, and Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin. Another section focuses on '70s Italian horror and thrillers, including a substantially different examination of filmmaker Dario Argento, as well as essays on critically underrepresented directors Lucio Fulci and Sergio Martino. A section on New York looks at both radical independents like Troma and Andy Milligan, as well as the social context from which a view of the metropolis-in-decay emerged. Sections also cover the experimental work of the Vienna Action Group and controversial filmmaker Michael Haneke, as well as films and genres too idiosyncratic and disturbing to fit anywhere else, including analyses of Nazi propaganda films, fundamentalist Christian "scare" movies, and postwar Japanese youth films. The final essays try to come to terms with a mainstream flirtation with "transgressive" film and Grindhouse aesthetics.
By John Cline (editor) and Robert G. Weiner (editor)

Hardcover:

9780810876569 | Scarecrow Pr, July 1, 2010, cover price $66.00 | About this edition: Cinema Inferno: Celluloid Explosions from the Cultural Margins addresses significant areas (and eras) of "transgressive" filmmaking, including many subgenres and styles that have not yet received much critical attention.

Miscellaneous:

9780810876576 | Scarecrow Pr, August 16, 2010, cover price $60.00

Covering traditional topics and emerging trends in medical sociology, this text includes: medical ethics, AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, alternative healers, the health system, the history of medicine and the role of technology. Matters of gender, race and social class are emphasized. It also discusses questions of social and public policy such as health-care financing, for-profit medicine, doctor-assisted suicide, organ-donation policy and surrogate motherhood.
By Robert G. Weiner (editor)

Hardcover:

9780138190613, titled "The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness" | Taylor & Francis, January 1, 1994, cover price $46.55 | also contains The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness | About this edition: Covering traditional topics and emerging trends in medical sociology, this text includes: medical ethics, AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, alternative healers, the health system, the history of medicine and the role of technology.

Paperback:

9780786437030 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, June 30, 2009, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: For more than 60 years, Captain America was one of Marvel Comics' flagship characters, representing truth, strength, liberty, and justice.

Miscellaneous:

9780786453405 | McFarland & Co, October 3, 2009, cover price $24.99

cover image for 9780786425006
'This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel's mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication's title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis'--Provided by publisher.
By John Rhett Thomas (foreword by) and Robert G. Weiner

Hardcover:

9780786425006, titled "Marvel Graphic Novels and Related Publications: An Annotated Guide to Comics, Prose Novels, Children's Books, Articles, Criticism and Reference Works, 1965–2005" | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, March 14, 2008, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: 'This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics.

cover image for 9780313305696
Product Description: The Grateful Dead, one of the most meticulously documented rock bands, significantly influenced American music and popular culture. Its popularity has endured for three decades despite mixed critical reception. Jerry Garcia, thought of among many as a musical icon and spokesperson for more than one generation of fans, was often equally scorned by various critics...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Robert G. Weiner (editor)

Hardcover:

9780313305696 | Praeger Pub Text, September 30, 1999, cover price $127.00 | About this edition: The Grateful Dead, one of the most meticulously documented rock bands, significantly influenced American music and popular culture.

cover image for 9780313301414
Product Description: Libraries, musicologists, and Deadheads alike will want a copy of this comprehensive annotated bibliography that contains most of what has been written over the past 30 years about this legendary American musical institution and its fans, the Deadheads...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780313301414 | Greenwood Pub Group, May 30, 1997, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Libraries, musicologists, and Deadheads alike will want a copy of this comprehensive annotated bibliography that contains most of what has been written over the past 30 years about this legendary American musical institution and its fans, the Deadheads.

displaying 1 to 14 | at end