Examines the rising power of China and Chinese foreign policy through a revisionist analysis of Chinese civilization.
Essays on Telugu and South Indian literature and culture by distinguished Telugu scholar Narayana Rao.
Explores intervisual case studies in relation to migration, xenophobia, and gender.
First English translations of a novel and two play excerpts based on tales of the goddess Chen Jinggu, an eighth-century shaman and present-day cult deity.
Provides answers to one of the enduring paradoxes of mass social change.
Argues that Indigenous hip hop is the latest and newest assertion of Indigenous sovereignty throughout Indigenous North America.
Addresses an understudied yet highly significant aspect of the work of the influential artist Andy Warhol: his exploration of anniversaries.
English-language translations of traditional plays from the marionette puppet theater of Northern China.
Investigates the cultural value of film violence.
Argues that post-Katrina New Orleans is a key site for exploring competing narratives of American decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Explores issues related to race and religion in Lovecraft criticism.
Advances critical conversations in Native American literary studies by situating its subject in global, transnational, and modernizing contexts.
Draws on theology and queer theory to argue for the power of humiliating pleasures in a culture oriented very strongly to denying any enjoyment that is not about success.
Presents a major new interpretation of the Ashcan School of Art, arguing that these artists made the working class city at the turn of the century a subject for beautiful art.
Contends that the narrative and aesthetic qualities of the documentary genre enable new understandings of animals and animal/human relationships.
Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence.
Examines literary responses to the impact of economic and technological globalization in Latin America.
A story of self, braided to a story of American culture.
Chronicles the conflict between religious and secular forces in Israel.
Examines how postfeminism and postracialism intersect to perpetuate systemic injustice in the United States.
Explores spoken word poetry as a tool for social justice, critical feminist pedagogy, and new ways of teaching.
A bracing critique of human rights law and activism from the perspective of the Global South.
Considers how our ideas about mathematics shape our individual and cultural relationship to the field.
Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate.
Addresses ways that cultural imaginaries point toward alternative urban futures.
Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.
Frames menstruation as a site of resistance, defiance, and shamelessness, showcasing the work of those who fight back against shame and silence.
A theologically informed look at the postcolonial self that forms as Korean immigrants confront life in the United States.
Deconstructs fiction and nonfiction to further understandings of how aging and old age are created.
A rare look at Spike Lee’s creative appropriation of the documentary film genre.
Argues that Indian cinema’s deep nineteenth-century past continues to play a vital role in its twenty-first-century present.
Discusses how contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern thinkers and artists are forging a new postmodern vision.
Provides encyclopedic coverage of female sexuality in 1940s popular culture.
Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression.
An interdisciplinary consideration of Paul Gilroy's contributions to cultural theory and understandings of modernity.
Examines the complexities and contradictions that arise when the monsters in the movies are children.
Explores how the trope of racial passing continues to serve as a touchstone for gauging public beliefs and anxieties about race in this multiracial era.
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.
Employs a critical Afrocentric reading of Western constructions of knowledge so as to overcome the dehumanizing tendencies of modernity.
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.
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.
Demonstrates how written and visual representations worked to construct definitions of ethnicity in midcentury America.
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.
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.
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.
Essays on the politics of everyday style.
Innovative analysis of the relationship of gender to East Asian economic development.
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.
Examines how Israeli society has commemorated Yitzhak Rabin.
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.
A survey of current critical perspectives on how North American indigenous peoples are viewed and represented transnationally.
Explores the ways that immigrant youth identities are shaped by dominant discourses.
Examines the importance of fetishism in nineteenth-century cultural theory.
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.
Provocative take on the negative effects of increasing queer visibility and assimilation on the lives of queer people and politics in the U. S.
A comprehensive cultural and historical portrait of Italian American identities in Boston’s North End.
Explores the relationship between disciplinarity and contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust.
A provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period.
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.
Engages critically with historical and contemporary representations of the medicalized human body.
Provocative exploration of a new concept of “joy” within psychoanalytic and cultural studies.
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.
Collection of scholarly essays on the wildly popular Comedy Central show.
Critically examines diagnostic and popular discourses on eating disorders.
A pickup basketball player looks at the pickup game as a distinctive culture using both personal experience and cultural studies theory.
Contributors explore the relationship between food and the production of ideology.
Explores the moral and philosophical underpinnings of Vonnegut’s work.
Explores the trope of modernity in García Ponce’s writings.
How modern conceptions of paranoia became associated with excessive or unregulated masculinity.
Korean cinema as industry, art form, and cultural product.
Connects theories of sexual difference to race and queer theories through a focus on “in-between” bodies.
Addresses the social, educational, and political implications of youth activism, especially peace activism.
Explores the cultural significance of androids.
Looks at how detective films have reflected and shaped our ideas about masculinity, heroism, law and order, and national identity.
Moves from Beethoven to Buffy to examine the blurred nexus of elite and popular culture in the twenty-first century.
Addresses the band’s resounding impact on how we think about gender, popular culture, and the formal and poetic qualities of music.
Explores the relation of post-colonization authors to literary traditions.
A cross-cultural analysis of the work of Coetzee, Harris and Morrison, demonstrating that the fundamental task of postcolonial narrative is the work of mourning.
Presents a broad spectrum of critical approaches that question traditional sport history.