Cultural Studies

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Expanding Cinemas

Explores experimental cinema and alternative film formats from across the Luso-Hispanic Atlantic, from the 1960s to the present.

Brazilian Science Fiction Film

The first book-length account of Brazilian science fiction cinema.

An Eye for Hitchcock

A series of fascinating and groundbreaking meditations on six films directed by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock.

Perversions of the Market

An engaging analysis of the catastrophic ways capital perverts market dynamics by a leading scholar of Deleuze.

The Life of the Soul

Offers a comprehensive and nuanced treatment on the topic of reincarnation in Judaism, covering a wide range of kabbalistic and philosophical sources.

Eccentric Laughter

Dispels the idea that postwar British comedies were apolitical, arguing instead that they presented subversive, iconoclastic, queer experiments in living for a country that was rebuilding and reimagining itself after years of conflict.

Freedom Is Not Enough

Shows the surprising ways T. S. Eliot's work sheds light on—and proves useful to—the contemporary struggle for a freer and more just world.

Laughing on the Brink of Humanity

Stretching from antiquity to AI, a provocative study of the joyless laughter that emerges at the boundary of the human and the inhuman.

Emporialism

By Amr Kamal
Subjects: Literature

A comparative study of iconographic and fictional representations of department stores in France and Egypt, as sites of imperial and Mediterranean cultural memory, from 1859 to the present.

Crisis TV

Wide-ranging, in-depth analysis of Spanish-language television fiction after the 2008 global financial crisis.

On Blackness, Liveliness, and What It Means to Be Human

Develops a theoretical and methodological focus on Blackness to rethink ideas about humanity underpinning the field of student development.

Childhood, Philosophy, and Dialogical Education

Offers both theoretical and practical insights into the dialogue between adults and children as a democratic model for schooling.

Novel Pedagogy

Explores Victorian writers’ conception of the novel’s potential to become serious knowledge and differentiate itself from other educational genres.

Truth-Seeking in an Age of (Mis)Information Overload

Offers a thorough, multidisciplinary picture of the informational challenges of our media ecosystem, as well as collaborative strategies for addressing them.

Bodies of Water

Explores how watery spaces provoke radical modes of screening queer corporeality in a diverse range of contemporary Latin American films.

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.

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.

Leisure

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

Theatres of Value

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

From Havana to Hollywood

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

Empire of Culture

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

Deeper Learning with Psychedelics

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

Transatlantic Bondage

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

Impact/Impasse

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

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.