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Explores how political activism, art, and popular culture challenge the discrimination and injustice faced by “illegal” and displaced peoples.
Analyzes theatrical texts and performances while providing political and historical mappings.
An interdisciplinary study of the rise of empirical observation in the Spanish arts and sciences as the principle vehicle for acquiring knowledge about the natural world.
An interdisciplinary exploration of the contemporary Confucian revival.
Employs a critical Afrocentric reading of Western constructions of knowledge so as to overcome the dehumanizing tendencies of modernity.
Uses historical case studies to illuminate women’s claims to emancipation and to sexual subjectivity during the tumultuous Wilhelmine and Weimar periods in Germany.
An interdisciplinary anthology exploring issues related to diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.
Examines the contemporary discourse on happiness through the lens of governmentality theory.
A pioneering approach to social theory that rectifies overreliance on Western historical experience of development and modernization.
Considers films that lurk on the boundaries of acceptability in taste, style, and politics.
A cultural studies consideration of marriage and those considered “deviant” in the nineteenth-century American imagination.
Offers a critical history of the role of pain, suffering, and compassion in democratic culture.
Develops a novel characterization of the pornographic as a cultural concept.
Explores the curating of “difficult knowledge” through the exhibition of lynching photographs in contemporary museums.
Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.
Traces the history of the New York wine industry as it evolved across the state.
Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.
Demonstrates how written and visual representations worked to construct definitions of ethnicity in midcentury America.
An interdisciplinary exploration of indigenous bodies.
Explores interactions between Europeans and Moroccans on both sides of the straits in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Uses ethnography and cultural analysis to track scenes of intimate connection and disconnection among gay men across an array of media sites.
Examines how six writers reconfigure African American subjectivity in ways that recall postmodernist theory.
Argues for the necessity of a new ethos for middle-class white anti-racism.
Argues that homophobia will not be eradicated in the United States until religion is ended.
Food-based reflections on Italian food, American culture, and globalization.
Illuminates the emotional significance of stories in response to racial traumas related to the Middle East.
Provides a model for queering motherhood that resists racist, neoliberal, and hetero- or homonormative ideals of “good” mothering.
Looks at the fate of Hong Kong’s unique culture since its reversion to China.
Develops third-space theory by engaging with zines produced by feminists and queers of color.
A phenomenological account of spatial perception in relation to the lived body.
Entertaining and enlightening interviews with some of today’s most important Native Americans.
Reframes the terms of cultural analysis with a fresh take on transference theory in Freud and Lacan and a critical engagement with the philosophy of Alain Badiou.
Surveys the fifty-year career of the avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara.
Essays on the politics of everyday style.
Describes how writer Nagai Kafū (1879–1959) used his experience of the West to reconcile modernization and Japanese identity.
Considers the ways in which Alfred Hitchcock adapted and transformed a variety of literary works—novels, plays, and short stories—into film.
Innovative analysis of the relationship of gender to East Asian economic development.
Examines the relationship of precarious employment to state policies on citizenship and social inclusion in the context of postapartheid South Africa.
An authoritative and comprehensive guide to cinema’s first true blockbuster.
Showcases the latest developments in literary Darwinism, a powerful approach that integrates evolutionary social science with literary humanism.
Uses the interdisciplinary approach of evolutionary economics to explore the history of land domestication in the United States.
A cookbook for—and by—fans of the rock band Phish.
Groundbreaking essays by Palestinian women scholars on the lives of Palestinians within the state of Israel.
A guided tour of the cuisine, culture, and rich culinary history of the Campania region of Italy.
A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever.
Examines how Israeli society has commemorated Yitzhak Rabin.
Presents a new genealogy and synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction.
Looks at China’s Ginling College, the women’s missionary institution of higher learning that developed a discourse of family, recasting the Chinese Confucian family ideal as a female and Christian one.
Examines the project of Filipino self-determination in the context of capitalist globalization.
Examines the relationship of Spain’s 1960s tourist boom to Franco’s right-wing dictatorship.
Examines the recent “War on Terror” and the increasing privatization of international policing through the lens of detective fiction and security and espionage narratives.
Advocating a global as opposed to a Eurocentric perspective in the college classroom, discusses why and how to teach about China's Silk Road.
Tales of the sometimes rich, sometimes famous, but always quirky residents of one of America’s best-known summer colonies, as told by the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers, the area’s free weekly newspaper.
A survey of current critical perspectives on how North American indigenous peoples are viewed and represented transnationally.
The first collection of essays devoted to the phenomenon of the film sequel.
Explores the ways that immigrant youth identities are shaped by dominant discourses.
First book to study rape and sexual abuse of Vietnamese women by U. S. soldiers during the Vietnam War.
Provides an alternative history of nutrition in the U.S. that focuses on the power of scientific language.
Examines the importance of fetishism in nineteenth-century cultural theory.
Uncovers the origins of midlife anxiety in Victorian print culture.
Shows how Ozick’s characters attempt to mediate a complex Jewish identity, one that bridges the differences between traditional Judaism and secular American culture.
Materially grounded analysis of contemporary film, literature, and music in Hong Kong that resists the superficial stereotypes of the “global city. ”
Personal accounts celebrating the place of exercise in women’s lives—and as the site of women’s community.
Philosophers and social theorists of color examine how racism can creep into defensive forms of nationalism.
Provides multiple and accessible perspectives on trauma both as a condition and as a cultural phenomenon.
Examines the enormous popular appeal of vampires from early Greek and Slavic folklore to present-day popular culture.
Explores the arrested development of American culture.
A light-hearted cookbook that reflects the historical and culinary heritage of the Hudson Valley.
Provocative take on the negative effects of increasing queer visibility and assimilation on the lives of queer people and politics in the U. S.
How one man and his family made their dream of owning a winery come true--and helped revitalize New York's winemaking industry in the process.
A comprehensive cultural and historical portrait of Italian American identities in Boston’s North End.
Memoir and meditation on blindness.
Explores the relationship between disciplinarity and contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust.
Examines the body in literature and science in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe.
Questions whether current theories and pedagogies of alterity have allowed us truly to engage the Other.
A provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period.
Connects Merleau-Ponty’s thought to themes and issues central to continental philosophy today.
Explores the radical political potential of close reading to make the case for a new and invigorated psychoanalytic cultural studies.
Encourages a deep reading of a selection of essential Spanish films.
Makes the surprising claim that identity politics can facilitate rather than undermine worker solidarity.
Argues that Herman Melville’s later work anticipates the resurgence of an American exceptionalist ethos underpinning the U. S.-led global “war on terror. ”
Examines Jean-Paul Sartre’s antiracist politics and his contributions to critical race theories, postcolonialism, and Africana existentialism.
Uncovers the queer nature of heterosexuality on film.
Engages critically with historical and contemporary representations of the medicalized human body.
A celebration of childhood pick-up games.
Explores the universal longing for home, illuminated through the essays, poetry, and fiction of forty Jewish women writers from around the world.
Provocative exploration of a new concept of “joy” within psychoanalytic and cultural studies.
Pinpoints the limits of many current globalization theories in challenging racial oppression, and argues instead for local and situated strategies for resisting racism and imperialism.
From explorers’ accounts to boys’ adventure fiction, how Arctic exploration served as a metaphor for nation-building and empire in nineteenth-century Britain.
Ecocritical takes on popular film.
Scholars engage the ideas and legacy of Cary Nelson in conversations about the corporate university, teaching, poetry, and activism.
Essays explore the broad cultural impact of Oprah’s Book Club.
Considers the effects of the browning of America on philosophical debates over race, racism, and social justice.
Collection of scholarly essays on the wildly popular Comedy Central show.
A critical look at the Olympics in the postbribery, post-9/11 era, particularly at consequences for host cities and so-called “Olympic education” for schoolchildren.
Melds philosophical analysis with early cinematic history to develop a fresh theory of the notion of comedy.
Shows there is a strong religious impulse in postmodern literature and film.
Critically examines diagnostic and popular discourses on eating disorders.
Essays explore the contemporary contexts, activism, and cultural productions of queer youth and their communities.
A pickup basketball player looks at the pickup game as a distinctive culture using both personal experience and cultural studies theory.