Sarah Banet- Weiser is professor at the Annenberg School for Communication
and Journalism and the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the Uni-
versity of Southern California. She is the author of The Most Beautiful Girl in the World:
Beauty Pageants and National Identity (1999), Kids Rule! Nickelodeon and Consumer Citizenship
(2007), and Authentic™: The Politics of Ambivalence in a Brand Culture (2012). She is the
coeditor of Cable Visions: Television beyond Broadcasting (2007) and Commodity Activism:
Cultural Resistance in Neoliberal Times (2012). She has published in journals such as Femi-
nist Theory, Critical Studies, Media Studies, and the International Journal of Communication,
among others, and she is the current editor of American Quarterly (2010–14).
Hamilton Carroll is lecturer in American literature and culture at the University
of Leeds. He is the author of Affirmative Reaction: New Formations of White Masculinity
(Duke, 2011). He has also published various articles on whiteness, masculinity,
American literature, film, and literary and cultural responses to the events of Sep-
tember 11, 2001. He is currently completing work on a monograph on September 11
and the narrative imaginary.
Hannah Hamad is lecturer in film studies at King’s College London. Her principal
research interests are postfeminist cultures of popular film and television, Holly-
wood stardom and celebrity culture, and the cultural politics of contemporary Holly-
wood. She has taught in the areas of gender and race in film and media, popular
culture, and stardom and celebrity. She is the author of articles on contemporary
popular media culture and Hollywood stardom, and her monograph Postfeminism and
Paternity in Contemporary US Film: Framing Fatherhood was published in 2013.
Anikó Imre is associate professor of critical studies at the School of Cinematic Arts
of the University of Southern California. Her publications include Identity Games:
Globalization and the Transformation of Post- Communist Media Cultures (2009), East European
Cinemas (2005), The Blackwell Companion to East European Cinemas (2012), Transnational
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