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Examines literary depictions of “mannish” pregnant women and metaphors of male pregnancy to reframe the relationship between creativity and gender in modernism.
Offers an interdisciplinary feminist framework for conceptualizing time and temporal justice as a form of reparation.
The Republican Hero
Explores the question of whether heroes matter in the modern republic.
The most comprehensive collection of writings by an important twentieth-century radical writer.
Italian Trans Geographies
Provides a remapping of Italian and Italian American culture by retracing trans and gender-variant experiences within Italy and along diasporic routes.
Spanish American Literature in the Age of Machines and Other Essays
Brings together and makes available in English for the first time some of Ángel Rama’s most important essays.
Critical Theory from the Margins
Putting at work a negative pedagogy centered around learning from unlearning, problematizes and boldly challenges today's culturalist discourses, camouflaged racisms, and masked fascisms.
Considers how popular Haitian films not only provide entertainment but also help audiences in Haiti and the diaspora think through daily challenges.
Works like a Charm
Breaks the spell of economic thought by interrogating the widespread language and logic of “incentives” in public life from a Lacanian perspective.
Explores the “torture” of mannered behavior and the prevalence of etiquette as a theme in classical and contemporary Hollywood and European cinema.
Poetics of the Local
Considers how Irish poets have drawn on discourses of locality to articulate new forms of place and belonging amid Ireland’s transforming global identity.
Haight-Ashbury, Psychedelics, and the Birth of Acid Rock
Illuminates the beginnings, downfall, and legacy of the acid-inspired, spontaneous, and playful approach to life and music in Haight-Ashbury from 1964–1967.
A philosophical investigation of the concept of interiority, presenting readers with its unmined aspects and senses.
Tourists and Trade
How two roadside craft shops in upstate New York transformed American crafts into a fine art.
Reauthoring Savage Inequalities
Offers rich, wide-ranging counternarratives to social, political, and educational discourses that characterize urban schools and communities as places of despair, revealing the resources and strategies of resistance that teachers, students, and families use to succeed and thrive.
Ducktails, Drive-ins, and Broken Hearts
An unflinching look at the triumphs and tragedies of '50s rock and roll, from the biggest stars, like Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins, to those who barely grabbed the spotlight.
Ch’ayemal nich’nabiletik / Los hijos errantes / The Errant Children
A bold and unflinching portrayal of contemporary Maya life in Chiapas, Mexico.
Casseroles, Can Openers, and Jell-O
An “all-you-can-eat” tour of American life in the postwar period, told through the foods we loved.
Black in Print
Explores the role of print media in conversations about race and belonging across Central America.
The Motorcycle Industry in New York State, Second Edition
The compelling chronicle of 120 years of motorcycle making in the Empire State.
From Technological Humanity to Bio-technical Existence
Explores the relationship between technics and humanity, tracing the emergence of a bio-technical conception of existence in contemporary continental philosophy.
Equality and Excellence in Ancient and Modern Political Philosophy
Interpretations of critically important texts in political philosophy from Greek antiquity to modern times on the tension between human excellence and equality and its possible resolution.
The Critical Ihde
This critical reader brings together both essential as well as under-recognized writings from the work of Don Ihde, one of the most important contemporary thinkers on technology and human experience.
The China Record
Detailed assessment of the People's Republic of China as an alternative mode of political system and as a distinctive model of socioeconomic development.
The Scene of the Voice
Brings the figure of the voice and the problem of mimesis in Heidegger and post-Heideggerian continental thought to bear on the dismissal of language by the affective and aesthetic turns of contemporary critical theory.
Truth and Politics
Endorses the pursuit of paradigm shifts in our understandings of faith, truth, and nature to remedy the "underside" of modernity and thus to inaugurate a post-modern (but not anti-modern) and post-secular (but not anti-secular) view of the world.
Ana M. López
Brings together Ana M. López's field-defining essays on Latin American film and media in one indispensable volume.
The Touch of the Present
Explores the importance of the body and the senses in educational encounters, drawing out the aesthetic and political dimensions of educational practices.
Critical Studies on Heidegger
Original reading of Heidegger suggesting what his project could mean for building an ethical way of life now and in the future.
Tommy, Trauma, and Postwar Youth Culture
The cultural history of one of rock's greatest masterpieces told through the eyes of its creator.
Blues on Stage
Tells the story of classic blues singers from Ma Rainey to Bessie Smith.
Explores the potential for a novel philosophy of history to be uncovered by tracing the connections between Giorgio Agamben's work (theoretical practice) and contemporary art (artistic practice).
The Stork Club Cookbook and Bar Book
Relive the glory days of New York's poshest night spot with recipes and drinks you can prepare at your own home!
Dialogue on the Threshold
A reconstruction and critical interpretation of Heidegger's remarkable relationship to the poet Georg Trakl.
Examines the fascination with identity fraud in sensation fiction and Victorian culture more broadly.
Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies
This textbook offers accessible, academically sound information on a wide range of LGBTQ+ topics. The 12 chapters cover LGBTQ+ history, culture, and Queer Theory, but also explore LGBTQ+ relationships, families, parenting, health, and education - as well as a separate chapter on how to conduct research on LGBTQ+ topics.
Relocating the Sacred
Maps manifestations of the sacred and religious syncretism in Afro-Brazilian cultural forms.
Honeymoon Couples and Jurassic Babies
Contextualizes Sabha Theatre historically, politically, and aesthetically, revealing how it expresses a Tamil Brahmin identity that is at once traditional and modern.
Woman-Centered Brazilian Cinema
Illuminates the complex factors that have helped or hindered creative work by and about women in the twenty-first-century Brazilian film industry.
Heidegger and the Human
Original and critical essays by leading scholars on the question of the human in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.
Ways of the Hand
A visual and narrative memoir of a lifetime's encounters with 112 trendsetters, musicians, politicians, writers, and ordinary people by a noted folklorist-photographer.
New York's Great Lost Ballparks
Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.
Accumulation and Subjectivity
Reconsiders key concepts in Marxist thought by examining the relationship between accumulation and subjectivity in Latin American narrative, film, and social and political theory.
The Truths and Lies of Nationalism as Narrated by Charvak
Rejects Hindu nationalism and pluralist secularism in favor of a revitalized politics of Indian federalism.
The Hard Sell of Paradise
Traces the complex and contradictory representations of Hawai’i in popular film and television programs from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Religion and Empire in Portuguese India
Examines the colonization of Goa in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the durability of Portuguese rule.
Hindutva and Violence
Examines the place of history in the political thought of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, one of the key architects of modern Hindu nationalism.
Nietzsche in Hollywood
Argues that Nietzsche’s idea of the Übermensch was a central concern of filmmakers in the 1920s and 1930s.
In the Brightness of Place
Drawing on a range of sources in philosophy and literature, but with particular reference to the work of Heidegger, makes a compelling case for the importance of place in philosophical discourse.
Normality, Abnormality, and Pathology in Merleau-Ponty
Drawing on Merleau-Ponty offers new insights into our understandings of health and illness, ability and disability, and the scientific and cultural practices that both enable and limit our capacity for diverse experiences.
Addiction Recovery and Resilience
Analyzes the tensions and triumphs of a unique, faith-based, addiction recovery organization in a high poverty neighborhood.
The Threefold Struggle
Drawing on the thought of novelist and cultural critic Daniel Quinn, argues it is not too late to free ourselves from a culture in which we are compelled to destroy the world, one another, and even ourselves.
Explores the duality between humans and Earth through a focus on the economic system changes that began with grain agriculture and has now reached its apogee in global capitalism.
Ecology on the Ground and in the Clouds
Follows Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland as they travel together in South America and then go their separate ways, in the process illustrating two very different ways of understanding humanity's place in the natural world.
Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State
Looking at Japan, traces crisis narratives across three decades and ten policy fields, with the aim of disentangling discursively manufactured crises from actual policy failures.
Offers a strong critique of traditional anthropological studies from an Indigenous and postcolonial perspective.
When Does History Begin?
Documents how the premodern techniques of narrating the past in South Asia were deeply transformed by colonial modernity, resulting in newer forms of truth-telling within the Sikh community.
A Postcolonial Relationship
Offers an Asian immigrant perspective on US racial relations and explores the unique situations and challenges facing Asian immigrants in the United States.
Offers an immanent critique of Levinas’s core philosophical proposals by reference to his allegedly eurocentric statements.
The Humanistic Background of Science
The once-lost introduction to the philosophy of science by Philipp Frank (1884-1966), a leading member of the Vienna circle of philosophers and biographer of Albert Einstein.
Democracy at the Ballpark
Examines how the national pastime of baseball has the capacity to shape politics and American democracy.
The Cultural Power of Personal Objects
Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.
From Pariah to Priority
Incorporates a unique diplomatic, insider perspective to explain the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies.
Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America
Illuminates the ways games—from baseball cards to board games, charades to boxing, and croquet to strategies of war—were integral to nineteenth-century life and culture in the United States and Britain.
The Tyranny of Common Sense
Elucidates how neoliberalism rules all areas of life and operates as a form of common sense, taking Mexico as a case study.
Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future
Analyzes socially engaged art practices worldwide, linking them to decolonial struggle and critique.
A deeply personal study of post-9/11 film that exposes how genre can frame the shifting meanings of the War on Terror and its impact on American law and culture.
Whiteness at the End of the World
Examines the ways in which post-apocalyptic films express white racial anxiety.
The Future of Lenin
Essays that argue in favor of Lenin's continuing relevance for twenty-first century politics and thought.
Drops of Inclusivity
A critical view of race relations on the island of Puerto Rico from 1898 to 1965.
Of an Alien Homecoming
The first book-length study in English of the Heidegger-Hölderlin relation, addressing the tension between Heidegger's political commitments during National Socialism and Hölderlin's ideal of poetic dwelling.
Analyzes international and cultural relationships informed by "China," a category that is becoming ever more indispensable and yet unstable in everyday narratives.
Considers how Hollywood films since the 1960s have both reflected and shaped attitudes toward rape and sexual violence.
Dimensions of Aesthetic Encounters
A novel fusing of multiple approaches and range of examples exploring the dimensions, objects, and import of aesthetic encounters.
Tales from Du Bois
Offers a new framework for understanding Du Bois's poetics and politics, including the concept of double consciousness, by tracing the trope of the cross-caste romance across his fiction.
The White Indians of Mexican Cinema
Examines the filmic representation of Whiteness as Indigeneity and its role in mediating racial politics in Mexico.
The critical biography of a dynamic and under-represented figure who produced and starred in some of the most innovative works of her day.
Barcelona, City of Comics
Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe's most notable global cities.
Offers a timely reconsideration of the writings of Gloria Anzaldúa, treating issues of multiplicitous agency, identarian politics, and the stakes of coalition building as core themes in the author's work.
The Godfather and Sicily
Offers a distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence.
Examines women’s food cooperatives and local dining venues on the Greek island of Lesvos and how tourism, gender, and sexualities inform the creation of these alternative economies.
Was It Yesterday?
Explores how nostalgia operates in contemporary US film and television.
Contemporary Italian Women Philosophers
A unique portrayal of the theoretical positions of eleven Italian women thinkers who share the practice of philosophy and extend philosophical work and interests beyond the realm of the discipline strictly defined.
Race and the Suburbs in American Film
Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film.
Animals in Irish Society
The first exploration of vegan Irish epistemology, one that can be traced along its history of animism, agrarianism, ascendency, adaptation, and activism.
Avant-Gardes in Crisis
Charts underexamined genealogies of minoritarian aesthetic responses to the multiple crises of the long 1970s.
Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema
Sheds light on emergent Latin America cinema that addresses the politics of environmental destruction, the unevenness of climate change consequences, and new ways of visualizing the world beyond the human.
Examines representations of religion in Mexican film from the Golden Age to the early twenty-first century.
The Students We Share
Examines policies, norms, and classroom practices of the US and Mexican education systems, with the aim of preparing educators to understand and help transnational children and youth.
Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.
Toward an African Future—Of the Limit of World
Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.
Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity
A close examination of the complexity inherent in Michael Jackson's ambiguous racial identity.
The Left Hand of Capital
Original and comprehensive examination of Chilean political and economic development since the end of the Pinochet military regime in 1990.
Premises and Problems
Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.
Offers both a production history and a close analysis, with a chapter for each of the film's eleven shots.
Demonstrates how transhistorical myths of masculinity are both perpetuated and challenged in recent Mexican cinema.
Continental Theory Buffalo
Revisits, reassesses, and reclaims the legacy of May '68 in light of our present cultural and historical emergency.
Across a variety of genres, shows how mental disorders are depicted in cinema.
Traces the giallo mystery/horror genre from its genesis in Italian cinema of the 1960s and 1970s to its contemporary place in the global cult-film canon.
The first volume in English to explore the cultural impact of Haiti on the surrounding Spanish-speaking nations of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.