Cultural Critique

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Walter Benjamin's Antifascist Education

By Tyson E. Lewis
Subjects: Education

A comprehensive study of education in the writings of Walter Benjamin.

Ideologies of Forgetting

First book to study rape and sexual abuse of Vietnamese women by U. S. soldiers during the Vietnam War.

Race after Sartre

Examines Jean-Paul Sartre’s antiracist politics and his contributions to critical race theories, postcolonialism, and Africana existentialism.

Herman Melville and the American Calling

Argues that Herman Melville’s later work anticipates the resurgence of an American exceptionalist ethos underpinning the U. S.-led global “war on terror. ”

When Play Was Play

A celebration of childhood pick-up games.

Olympic Industry Resistance

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.

Reinhabiting Reality

Argues that the environmental crisis is symptomatic of much deeper crises in modern civilization.

Landscapes of Abandonment

Examines the relationship of modern life, including modern capitalism, to feelings and phenomena of abandonment.

Ernst Cassirer

Provides a reading of Cassirer's philosophy of symbolic forms in the context of contemporary continental philosophy.

Dewey Reconfigured

Addresses recent perspectives central to the interpretation and criticism of Dewey’s philosophy.

Language and Liberation

Gathers authors with different backgrounds and methods to advance feminist discussions of the relation between language and women's oppression, suggesting promising new directions for further research.

Speeding to the Millennium

Intersperses headline events, popular film, postmodern theory, and fictional vignettes in order to capture the elusive cultural imaginary of our twentieth-century fin de siecle.

Zones of Contention

Addresses the questions: What might be the role of the artist in the 21st century? How essential is art to the psychic and political well-being of American society?

Cross-Addressing

Using a "cultural studies" approach to the question of what constitutes literary study at the end of the twentieth century, the contributors address identity politics in specific cultural instances.

Fear, Truth, Writing

This book describes and examines the fear of exposure one faces when creating for cultural consumption. Examining the work of Cixous, Foucault, Irigaray, Spinoza, Hegel, Hakim Bey, Heidegger, Kathy Acker, ...

It Looks At You

This is a study of the "returned gaze" from the cinema screen, demonstrating that the films that we watch watch us, guide us, control our gaze, and enforce societal codes.

Culture and the King

This book focuses on how and why various cultures have appropriated the story of King Arthur. It is about re-vision, how cultures alter inherited texts and are, in turn, changed by them, and it deals ...

Home and its Dislocations in Nineteenth-Century France

The nineteenth century witnessed an unprecedented social restructuring that disrupted traditional notions of people and place, country and city, private and public spheres. The break with the old order ...

Mysteries of Attention

The Mysteries of Attention explores the principles of selection through which the nature of human attention is established and delineates the modes, forms, measures, and motifs of attention. It is a literary/philosophical ...