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Levinas, Adorno, and the Ethics of the Material Other

A provocative examination of the consequences of Levinas’s and Adorno’s thought for contemporary ethics and political philosophy.

Off the Derech

Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world.

The Projected Nation

Investigates how Argentine cinema has represented rural spaces and urban margins from the 1910s to the present.

Belonging Too Well

Shows how Ozick’s characters attempt to mediate a complex Jewish identity, one that bridges the differences between traditional Judaism and secular American culture.

The Politics of Identity

Makes the surprising claim that identity politics can facilitate rather than undermine worker solidarity.

Where We Find Ourselves

Explores the universal longing for home, illuminated through the essays, poetry, and fiction of forty Jewish women writers from around the world.

National Identity and Global Sports Events

Explains why cities dig deep in their pockets to host the Olympics and countries breed teams for success on the world soccer stage.

Homelessness, Citizenship, and Identity

Explores the political and economic causes and consequences of homelessness.

Identity Matters

Blends memoir and scholarship to provide a moving and sometimes unsettling look at how academic discourse affects the cultural values and identities that students bring into the writing classroom.

Between Femininities

An investigation into the complex processes of "becoming a girl."

Codes and Contradictions

This in-depth look at a diverse group of young women at an alternative high school illuminates issues of race, class, gender, and identity formation, and shows the enormous power of schools to re-orient young women from school failure to success.

Sexual Ideology and Schooling

Presents a comprehensive analysis of the debates surrounding sexuality education in the schools and examines their implications for the content of educational programs.

Reconstructing Citizenship

Provides the most comprehensive analysis of the rise of citizenship conflict in contemporary France.

France on Display

Explores national identity in twentieth-century France.