A comprehensive study of education in the writings of Walter Benjamin.
Critically evaluates the rapid changes that have happened in women’s lives in the contemporary Middle East due to globalization and the increasing popularity of modern technology and social media use.
Challenges the established corrections paradigm and argues for replacing mass incarceration with a viable and more humane alternative.
Argues that concern with the nation and national community will be a key factor in redefining twenty-first-century politics.
Investigates how nineteenth-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience.
Explores the civic activism of the Palestinian minority in Israel for a better understanding of the relationship between civic activism and democratization in ethnic states.
Examines how cities of various sizes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are making walkability improvements a part of their overall urban revitalization strategy.
Examines the relation between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American literature.
Analyzes parallel developments in post–Cold War literature and film from Cuba and Angola to trace a shared history of revolutionary enthusiasm, disappointment, and solidarity.
Investigates how depictions of young people in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America use artifice to destabilize pre-existing narratives of truth, news, and fact.
Argues that the photographic negative gives a new way of understanding Victorian debates surrounding origins and copies as well as reality and representation.
Juxtaposes Antonio Gramsci’s work and critical race theory to offer a new understanding of tactics as a transformative practice.
An interdisciplinary analysis of gender, race, empire, and colonialism in fin-de-siècle Spanish literature and culture across the global Hispanic world.
An innovative comparative study of the role of racial stereotypes in expressing state power under globalization.
Drawing on the film-philosophies of Stanley Cavell and Gilles Deleuze, argues that skepticism is an ethical problem that pervades contemporary film.
Considers how dangerous beasts in horror films illuminate the human-animal relationship.
Explores the cultural dimensions of protest and dissent in China, focusing on dramatic forms of bodily, spatial, strategic, and artistic performativity.
Offers a feminist theory of ignorance that sheds light on the misunderstood or overlooked epistemic practices of women in literature.
Biography of the early years of A. Bartlett Giamatti, who would become Yale University’s first non-Anglo-Saxon Protestant president and commissioner of Major League Baseball.
Considers the impact of neo-racism during the Obama presidency.
Analyzes the breadth of representations of the mythic figure of Māra in Buddhism to reveal how closely tied such narratives are to the social and historical concerns of Buddhist communities.
Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice.
Explores how journalists think and talk about changes in the news environment, with a focus on the increase in opinion and commentary.
Diagnoses our contemporary spatial experience as fundamentally totalitarian through a multilayered critical theory of space.
Analyzes six films as allegories of capitalism’s precarious state in the early twenty-first century.
Compares the political activities of African Americans who settled in Ghana in the 1950s and 1960s with those who settled in the 1980s to the present.
Draws from the work of Jacques Lacan to provide innovative readings of Romantic literature in the long nineteenth century.
Archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how urbanization first emerged in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East.
The first in-depth analysis of the radical feminist theory and coalitional praxis of scholar-activist María Lugones.
Explores the wide-ranging impact of the Mexican Revolution on global cinema and Western intellectual thought.
Investigates how Argentine cinema has represented rural spaces and urban margins from the 1910s to the present.
Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British.
An interdisciplinary examination of French fashion, modernity, and materiality from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.
Comprehensive examination of how Indigenous peoples have been represented in Argentine film.
Analyzes literary and cultural representations of iconic Mexican women to explore how these reimaginings can undermine or perpetuate gender norms in contemporary Mexico.
Uses cultural representations to investigate how two religious minority communities came to be incorporated into the Mexican nation.
Presents an updated account of Hong Kong and its culture two decades after its reversion to China.
A multidimensional approach captures the complexities of African American racial identity.
Examines the effects of culturally specific interpretations of refugeehood with an ethnographic focus on Cyprus
Essays that examine globalization's effects with an emphasis on the interplay of race and rurality as it occurs across diverse geographies and peoples.
Offers a new framework for reading American literatures that critically links African American and Latinx traditions and struggles for liberation.
Focuses on Black women’s experiences and expertise in order to advance educational philosophy and provide practical tools for social justice pedagogy.
The first book-length study of Trecartin’s artistic genealogy, evolving aesthetics, radical approach to digital and Internet culture, and impact on contemporary art, film, and media.
Macro-level study of the South Atlantic throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries demonstrating how Brazil’s emergence was built on the longest and most intense slave trade of the modern era.
The first book-length study of Bersani’s work, tracing the unfolding of his onto-ethics/aesthetics amidst numerous literary, artistic, and philosophical influences.
Explores a little-known history of exchange between Anishinaabe and American writers, showing how literature has long been an important venue for debates over settler colonial policy and indigenous rights.
The first in-depth study of a range of literature written by Native Americans who attended government-run boarding schools.
Anthology of recent, cutting-edge work in psychoanalysis and philosophy on the concept of inheritance.
Brings psychoanalytic concepts to the notion of childhood development with a keen eye to discussions of social justice and human dignity.
Examines how African American jazz music was received in Germany both as a racial and cultural threat and as a partner in promoting the rise of Nazi totalitarian cultural politics.
How films of the 1960s and early 1970s framed therapeutic issues as problems of human communication, and individual psychological problems as social ones.
Recounts the true story of an entrepreneurial woman who succeeded in a male-dominated industry in the twentieth century.
Explores intervisual case studies in relation to migration, xenophobia, and gender.
Phenomenological analysis of beauty and art across various aspects of lived experience and culture.
Examines the rising power of China and Chinese foreign policy through a revisionist analysis of Chinese civilization.
Analyzes the use of anecdotes as an essential rhetorical tool and form of persuasion in various literary genres in early China.
Essays on Telugu and South Indian literature and culture by distinguished Telugu scholar Narayana Rao.
Examines an all too often neglected period of postwar British cinema and popular culture.
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.
Uses real-life episodes of psychosis and recovery to show how poetic paradigms for thinking about psychiatric symptoms can enlarge contemporary understandings of mental illness and improve long-term treatment outcome.
Addresses an understudied yet highly significant aspect of the work of the influential artist Andy Warhol: his exploration of anniversaries.
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.
Investigates the cultural value of film violence.
English-language translations of traditional plays from the marionette puppet theater of Northern China.
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.
Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence.
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.
Contends that the narrative and aesthetic qualities of the documentary genre enable new understandings of animals and animal/human relationships.
Examines literary responses to the impact of economic and technological globalization in Latin America.
Considers how our ideas about mathematics shape our individual and cultural relationship to the field.
Addresses ways that cultural imaginaries point toward alternative urban futures.
Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.
A bracing critique of human rights law and activism from the perspective of the Global South.
Analyzes the diverse roles and pervasive presence of disability in Latin American literature and film.
Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate.
Explores spoken word poetry as a tool for social justice, critical feminist pedagogy, and new ways of teaching.
Frames menstruation as a site of resistance, defiance, and shamelessness, showcasing the work of those who fight back against shame and silence.
Argues that Indian cinema’s deep nineteenth-century past continues to play a vital role in its twenty-first-century present.
A theologically informed look at the postcolonial self that forms as Korean immigrants confront life in the United States.
Interviews and profiles of spiritual and cultural figures influenced by Buddhism.
Provides an incisive account of women’s porn and queer porn of the 1980s and 1990s.
Explores the existential significance of literacy.
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.
Provides encyclopedic coverage of female sexuality in 1940s popular culture.
Discusses how contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern thinkers and artists are forging a new postmodern vision.
Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression.
Employs a critical Afrocentric reading of Western constructions of knowledge so as to overcome the dehumanizing tendencies of modernity.
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.
Considers the significance of female Chinese action stars in national and transnational contexts.
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.