Cultural Studies

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The Overlooked Pillar

Elevates in systematic ways the importance of organizational thinking about sustainability and emphasizes the importance of cultural organizations in facilitating societal sustainability goals.

Leisure

Intellectual history of leisure and the use of that history to grapple with its potential future.

From Havana to Hollywood

Centers Cuban cinema to explore how films produced in Havana or Hollywood differently represent Black resistance to slavery.

Theatres of Value

Explores the value of Shakespeare for theatrical businesspeople and audiences in nineteenth-century New York City.

Kant and the Feeling of Life

Collects together for the first time essays devoted to a detailed historical and systematic discussion of the topic of life in Kant's work.

Empire of Culture

Shows how Britain's trans-imperial engagements in the long nineteenth century have come to shape global cultural commodity flows today.

Transatlantic Bondage

A deeply researched, pathbreaking collection of original and newly translated essays on slavery in Spain, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico.

Deeper Learning with Psychedelics

Through a philosophical lens, this book explores the powerful educational capabilities of classic psychedelics.

Impact/Impasse

Makes a case for the value—and ultimately impact—of seemingly mundane moments in college classrooms.

The Republican Hero

Explores the question of whether heroes matter in the modern republic.

Reclaiming Time

Offers an interdisciplinary feminist framework for conceptualizing time and temporal justice as a form of reparation.

Between Care and Justice

Proposes a form of moral education that joins care and justice to nurture and develop the desirable moral sentiments for a more just world at the interpersonal, social, political economic, and environmental levels.

Through a Nuclear Lens

Examines the increasingly reciprocal nature of Franco-Japanese cultural exchange through films that center on nuclear issues.

When History Returns

Turns to theories and cultural representations of psychosocial life to reflect on, and better understand, the challenges of learning in times of social strife.

The Recursive Frontier

Shows how the myth of the American frontier persists as an ever-present, oppressive set of ideas about space, mobility, and race in the mid-twentieth-century literature of Los Angeles.

Geophilosophy of the Mediterranean

Aims to rethink Europe under the sign of openness and hospitality, starting from the Mediterranean—the sea that is so important for the history of the entire West—a sea of differences with a deep unitary root conceived as a paradigm for rethinking new and original forms of social and political coexistence.

The Serpent's Plumes

Draws on Nahua concepts to explore Nahua literary production and contributions to cultural activism from the 1980s to the present.

Listening to Others

A collection of original essays and previously untranslated critical writings on the renowned Brazilian documentary filmmaker, Eduardo Coutinho.

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.

Is Harpo Free?

Examines how philosophical concepts like free will, personal identity, and goodness are given an artistic life in films and television programs.

Utopian Imaginings

Challenges readers to use utopian thinking and practice to counter the conditions of the present and create an alternative future.

Tracking Capital

Offers new ways to read the relationship between culture, ecology, and capitalism.

Early Jazz

A concise history of early jazz, from its major innovators to its unrecognized heroes.

From Blues to Beyoncé

Explores how Black women have continually used sound to convey stories and forge community across generations.

The Biggest Thing in Show Business

A freewheeling, nonlinear exploration of the performing duo and their decade-long collaboration from 1946 to 1956.