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Breaks the spell of economic thought by interrogating the widespread language and logic of “incentives” in public life from a Lacanian perspective.
Considers how popular Haitian films not only provide entertainment but also help audiences in Haiti and the diaspora think through daily challenges.
Considers how Irish poets have drawn on discourses of locality to articulate new forms of place and belonging amid Ireland’s transforming global identity.
Illuminates the beginnings, downfall, and legacy of the acid-inspired, spontaneous, and playful approach to life and music in Haight-Ashbury from 1964–1967.
Explores the “torture” of mannered behavior and the prevalence of etiquette as a theme in classical and contemporary Hollywood and European cinema.
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.
How two roadside craft shops in upstate New York transformed American crafts into a fine art.
A bold and unflinching portrayal of contemporary Maya life in Chiapas, Mexico.
The compelling chronicle of 120 years of motorcycle making in the Empire State.
An “all-you-can-eat” tour of American life in the postwar period, told through the foods we loved.
Explores the role of print media in conversations about race and belonging across Central America.
A philosophical investigation of the concept of interiority, presenting readers with its unmined aspects and senses.
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.
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.
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.
Explores the relationship between technics and humanity, tracing the emergence of a bio-technical conception of existence in contemporary continental philosophy.
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.
Detailed assessment of the People's Republic of China as an alternative mode of political system and as a distinctive model of socioeconomic development.
Explores the importance of the body and the senses in educational encounters, drawing out the aesthetic and political dimensions of educational practices.
Original reading of Heidegger suggesting what his project could mean for building an ethical way of life now and in the future.
Brings together Ana M. López's field-defining essays on Latin American film and media in one indispensable volume.
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).
Relive the glory days of New York's poshest night spot with recipes and drinks you can prepare at your own home!
Maps manifestations of the sacred and religious syncretism in Afro-Brazilian cultural forms.
Examines the fascination with identity fraud in sensation fiction and Victorian culture more broadly.
A reconstruction and critical interpretation of Heidegger's remarkable relationship to the poet Georg Trakl.
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.
Illuminates the complex factors that have helped or hindered creative work by and about women in the twenty-first-century Brazilian film industry.
Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.
Contextualizes Sabha Theatre historically, politically, and aesthetically, revealing how it expresses a Tamil Brahmin identity that is at once traditional and modern.
Original and critical essays by leading scholars on the question of the human in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.
Examines the colonization of Goa in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the durability of Portuguese rule.
Traces the complex and contradictory representations of Hawai’i in popular film and television programs from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Reconsiders key concepts in Marxist thought by examining the relationship between accumulation and subjectivity in Latin American narrative, film, and social and political theory.
Rejects Hindu nationalism and pluralist secularism in favor of a revitalized politics of Indian federalism.
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.
Examines the place of history in the political thought of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, one of the key architects of modern Hindu nationalism.
Argues that Nietzsche’s idea of the Übermensch was a central concern of filmmakers in the 1920s and 1930s.
Analyzes the tensions and triumphs of a unique, faith-based, addiction recovery organization in a high poverty neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.
Examines how the national pastime of baseball has the capacity to shape politics and American democracy.
Offers an Asian immigrant perspective on US racial relations and explores the unique situations and challenges facing Asian immigrants in the United States.
Analyzes socially engaged art practices worldwide, linking them to decolonial struggle and critique.
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.
Offers an immanent critique of Levinas’s core philosophical proposals by reference to his allegedly eurocentric statements.
Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.
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.
Offers a strong critique of traditional anthropological studies from an Indigenous and postcolonial perspective.
Elucidates how neoliberalism rules all areas of life and operates as a form of common sense, taking Mexico as a case study.
Incorporates a unique diplomatic, insider perspective to explain the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies.
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.
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.
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 critical view of race relations on the island of Puerto Rico from 1898 to 1965.
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.
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.
Essays that argue in favor of Lenin's continuing relevance for twenty-first century politics and thought.
Examines the ways in which post-apocalyptic films express white racial anxiety.
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.
Considers how Hollywood films since the 1960s have both reflected and shaped attitudes toward rape and sexual violence.
Examines the filmic representation of Whiteness as Indigeneity and its role in mediating racial politics in Mexico.
Analyzes international and cultural relationships informed by "China," a category that is becoming ever more indispensable and yet unstable in everyday narratives.
A novel fusing of multiple approaches and range of examples exploring the dimensions, objects, and import of aesthetic encounters.
The critical biography of a dynamic and under-represented figure who produced and starred in some of the most innovative works of her day.
Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe's most notable global cities.
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.
Explores how nostalgia operates in contemporary US film and television.
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.
Examines representations of religion in Mexican film from the Golden Age to the early twenty-first century.
A close examination of the complexity inherent in Michael Jackson's ambiguous racial identity.
Charts underexamined genealogies of minoritarian aesthetic responses to the multiple crises of the long 1970s.
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.
Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film.
The first exploration of vegan Irish epistemology, one that can be traced along its history of animism, agrarianism, ascendency, adaptation, and activism.
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.
Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.
Offers a distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence.
Offers both a production history and a close analysis, with a chapter for each of the film's eleven shots.
Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.
Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.
Original and comprehensive examination of Chilean political and economic development since the end of the Pinochet military regime in 1990.
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.
Demonstrates how transhistorical myths of masculinity are both perpetuated and challenged in recent Mexican cinema.
Revisits, reassesses, and reclaims the legacy of May '68 in light of our present cultural and historical emergency.
A celebration of Anishinaabe intellectual tradition.
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.
Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.
Analyzes contemporary superhero-themed cinema, television, and web series in Latin America.
Investigates how the Thai poet Angkarn Kallayanapong adapts Buddhist concepts of time to create a modern Asian aesthetic imaginary.
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.
Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.
The first book to examine and establish characteristics of the British South African novel.
Traces how alternative food movements are affected by global and local trends, with a focus on how organic agriculture was integrated in Israel.
Considers how and why taste persists in the analysis of Mexican film and television by looking at key figures and their impact on the curation of violence.
Engaging analysis of men-seeking-men media as paradoxical sites of both self-marketing and radical queer sociality.
A provocative examination of the consequences of Levinas’s and Adorno’s thought for contemporary ethics and political philosophy.