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Flesh of My Flesh

Examines representations of sexual violence in modern Hebrew literature, focusing on the ways in which sexual aggression relates to Zionism, gender, ethnicity, and disability.

Encountering the Impossible

The first academic explanation for how spectators use their imaginations as part of the experience and appreciation of popular fantasy filmmaking.

Empire News

Examines English-language Indian newspapers from the mid-nineteenth century and their role in simultaneously sustaining and probing British colonial governance.

Sisterlocking Discoarse

Follows a Black woman's forty-year career in academia, sharing how race and gender can disrupt and enhance the professional and the personal, from leadership and policies to family life.

One over Many

Corrective intervention in Plato's metaphysics replacing the standard view of Plato as a metaphysical dualist with a novel and revolutionary paradigm of unitary pluralism in a single reality built on ontological diversity.

Abolishing Boundaries

Offers new perspectives on modern Chinese political thought.

Higher Education for Democracy

Uses a cross-national comparison of Los Angeles, New Delhi, and Hong Kong to develop strategies universities should employ to strengthen democracy and resist fascism.

Qorbanot

A dynamic dialogue of poetry and art that reimagines the ancient, biblical concept of sacrifice.

Ceremony Men

Rethinks the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous interactions in the production of ethnographic museum collections.

Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty

Evocative, innovative ethnography of spiritual practices and forms of queer, black, and indigenous life in the Dominican Republic.

Thinking Faith after Christianity

Examines theological motifs in the work of Jan Patočka, drawing out their implications for contemporary theology and philosophy of religion.

The Aesthetics of Senescence

Investigates how nineteenth-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience.

Black Cultural Mythology

Offers a new conceptual framework rooted in mythological analysis to ground the field of Africana cultural memory studies.

Leo Strauss and the Theopolitics of Culture

This archive-based study of the philosophy of Leo Strauss provides in-depth interpretations of key texts and their larger theoretical contexts.

Urban Migrants in Rural Japan

Offers an in-depth ethnography of paradigm shifts in the lifestyles and values of youth in post-growth Japan.

Walkable Cities

Examines how cities of various sizes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are making walkability improvements a part of their overall urban revitalization strategy.

Teacher Education Reform as Political Theater

By Elena Aydarova
Subjects: Education

An ethnography of Russian teacher education reforms as scripted performances of political theater.

African Americans and the First Amendment

The first detailed examination of African Americans and First Amendment rights, from the colonial era to the present.

Waste Not

Traces the development of bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, from its biblical origins to the contemporary environmental movement.

The Beauty of Detours

Proposes an innovative, holistic understanding of technology.

Fearless

Biography of the early years of A. Bartlett Giamatti, who would become Yale University’s first non-Anglo-Saxon Protestant president and commissioner of Major League Baseball.

Restless Spirits

A collection of plays by American Indian playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr.

Bordered Writers

Examines innovative writing pedagogies and the experiences of Latinx student writers at Hispanic-Serving Institutions nationwide.

Literate Community in Early Imperial China

Through an examination of archaeologically recovered texts from China’s northwestern border regions, argues for widespread interaction with texts in the Han period.

Possessed Voices

Analyzes audio recordings of interwar Hebrew plays, providing a new model for the use of sound in theater studies.

Postnormal Conservation

Explores the evolving role of botanic gardens from products and enablers of modernity and the nation-state, to their recent reinvention as institutions of environmental governance.

The Architecture of Downtown Troy

Tells the forgotten but surprising stories of the many handsome and significant buildings in downtown Troy, New York.