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Poetics of the Local
Considers how Irish poets have drawn on discourses of locality to articulate new forms of place and belonging amid Ireland’s transforming global identity.
Ch’ayemal nich’nabiletik / Los hijos errantes / The Errant Children
A bold and unflinching portrayal of contemporary Maya life in Chiapas, Mexico.
Honeymoon Couples and Jurassic Babies
Contextualizes Sabha Theatre historically, politically, and aesthetically, revealing how it expresses a Tamil Brahmin identity that is at once traditional and modern.
Accumulation and Subjectivity
Reconsiders key concepts in Marxist thought by examining the relationship between accumulation and subjectivity in Latin American narrative, film, and social and political theory.
Religion and Empire in Portuguese India
Examines the colonization of Goa in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the durability of Portuguese rule.
The Truths and Lies of Nationalism as Narrated by Charvak
Rejects Hindu nationalism and pluralist secularism in favor of a revitalized politics of Indian federalism.
Hindutva and Violence
Examines the place of history in the political thought of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, one of the key architects of modern Hindu nationalism.
Offers an immanent critique of Levinas’s core philosophical proposals by reference to his allegedly eurocentric statements.
Offers a strong critique of traditional anthropological studies from an Indigenous and postcolonial perspective.
When Does History Begin?
Documents how the premodern techniques of narrating the past in South Asia were deeply transformed by colonial modernity, resulting in newer forms of truth-telling within the Sikh community.
A Postcolonial Relationship
Offers an Asian immigrant perspective on US racial relations and explores the unique situations and challenges facing Asian immigrants in the United States.
Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future
Analyzes socially engaged art practices worldwide, linking them to decolonial struggle and critique.
Ecology on the Ground and in the Clouds
Follows Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland as they travel together in South America and then go their separate ways, in the process illustrating two very different ways of understanding humanity's place in the natural world.
The White Indians of Mexican Cinema
Examines the filmic representation of Whiteness as Indigeneity and its role in mediating racial politics in Mexico.
Analyzes international and cultural relationships informed by "China," a category that is becoming ever more indispensable and yet unstable in everyday narratives.
Tales from Du Bois
Offers a new framework for understanding Du Bois's poetics and politics, including the concept of double consciousness, by tracing the trope of the cross-caste romance across his fiction.
Premises and Problems
Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.
Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.
Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema
Sheds light on emergent Latin America cinema that addresses the politics of environmental destruction, the unevenness of climate change consequences, and new ways of visualizing the world beyond the human.
Toward an African Future—Of the Limit of World
Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.
Examines women’s food cooperatives and local dining venues on the Greek island of Lesvos and how tourism, gender, and sexualities inform the creation of these alternative economies.
Theosophy across Boundaries
Offers a new approach to Theosophy that takes into account its global dimensions and its interaction with highly diverse cultural contexts.
Contesting the Global Order
Examines how events in the Cold War and post–Cold War periods shaped the intellectual projects of Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein.
Identities in Flux
Reevaluates the significance of iconic Afro-Brazilian figures, from slavery to post-abolition.
Garbage in Popular Culture
Explores the cultural politics of garbage in contemporary global society.
Beyond Gold and Diamonds
The first book to examine and establish characteristics of the British South African novel.
Teardrops of Time
Investigates how the Thai poet Angkarn Kallayanapong adapts Buddhist concepts of time to create a modern Asian aesthetic imaginary.
The World of Agha Shahid Ali
Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.
Édouard Glissant, Philosopher
Translation of Alexandre Leupin’s award-winning study of Édouard Glissant’s entire work in relation to philosophy.
Examines representations of surplus enjoyment in postcolonial literature and film to focus on self-other relations rather than difference.
Examines Shanghai both as a real city and an imaginary locale, from diverse cultural and disciplinary perspectives.
Reconstructing the Civic
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.
Essays reflecting on the prolific, pioneering, and wide-ranging scholarship of Fred Dallmayr.
Subjects That Matter
Argues for postcoloniality as a model for philosophical practice.
An interdisciplinary analysis of gender, race, empire, and colonialism in fin-de-siècle Spanish literature and culture across the global Hispanic world.
The Great Agrarian Conquest
Groundbreaking analysis of how colonialism created new conceptual categories and spatial forms that reshaped rural societies.
Forms of Disappointment
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.
Examines Bergson’s work from the perspectives of critical philosophy of race and decolonial theory, placing it in conversation with theorists from Africa, the African Diaspora, and Latin America.
Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki
Explores how writers across five continents and four centuries have debated ideas about what it means to be an individual, and shows that the modern self is an ongoing project of global history.
Power, Political Economy, and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World
Reveals how the expanding world-system entangled the non-western world in global economies, yet did so in ways that were locally articulated, varied, and, often, non-European in their expression.
Systematically addresses the philosophical implications of the postcolonial.
Speaking Face to Face
The first in-depth analysis of the radical feminist theory and coalitional praxis of scholar-activist María Lugones.
Refugeehood and the Postconflict Subject
Examines the effects of culturally specific interpretations of refugeehood with an ethnographic focus on Cyprus
Found in Transition
Presents an updated account of Hong Kong and its culture two decades after its reversion to China.
Race and Rurality in the Global Economy
Essays that examine globalization's effects with an emphasis on the interplay of race and rurality as it occurs across diverse geographies and peoples.
A Turbulent South Africa
Highlights the continuing social unrest and public protest occurring in South Africa’s poorest districts.
A State Is Born
Comprehensive historical study of policy planning and implementation during the crucial formative years of the Israeli government system.
The Trade in the Living
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.
Think Like an Archipelago
A career-spanning assessment of Glissant’s work as a philosophical project.
We Have Not Stopped Trembling Yet
A father’s personal and intimate account of his Filipino and Alaska Native family’s experiences, and his search for how to help his children overcome the effects of historical and contemporary oppression.
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.
Toward a Non-humanist Humanism
Assesses the limits and possibilities of humanism for engaging with issues of pressing political and cultural concern.
Malady and Genius
Analyzes the theme of self-sacrifice in Puerto Rican literature through psychoanalytic theory.
Human Rights Standards
A bracing critique of human rights law and activism from the perspective of the Global South.
Literacy of the Other
Explores the existential significance of literacy.
Imagining the Postcolonial
A comparative study of Latin American and francophone postcoloniality.
Insurgent, Poet, Mystic, Sectarian
Discusses how contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern thinkers and artists are forging a new postmodern vision.
The Demise of the Inhuman
Employs a critical Afrocentric reading of Western constructions of knowledge so as to overcome the dehumanizing tendencies of modernity.
Retrieving the Human
An interdisciplinary consideration of Paul Gilroy's contributions to cultural theory and understandings of modernity.
Uncoupling American Empire
A cultural studies consideration of marriage and those considered “deviant” in the nineteenth-century American imagination.
An interdisciplinary exploration of indigenous bodies.
The Study of Judaism
Considers Jewish studies as an academic discipline from its origins to the present.
A Human Necklace
Argues that Paule Marshall’s work collectively constitutes a multigenerational saga of the African diaspora across centuries and continents.
The Better Story
Illuminates the emotional significance of stories in response to racial traumas related to the Middle East.
Lost in Transition
Looks at the fate of Hong Kong’s unique culture since its reversion to China.
The Structures of Love
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.
Nagai Kafū's Occidentalism
Describes how writer Nagai Kafū (1879–1959) used his experience of the West to reconcile modernization and Japanese identity.
Brilliant study of the effects of colonialism on the physical, mental, and spiritual health of Native Hawaiians, and their efforts to decolonize through healing and remembering.
Examines the relationship of precarious employment to state policies on citizenship and social inclusion in the context of postapartheid South Africa.
Displaced at Home
Groundbreaking essays by Palestinian women scholars on the lives of Palestinians within the state of Israel.
Toward Filipino Self-Determination
Examines the project of Filipino self-determination in the context of capitalist globalization.
Terror and Irish Modernism
Presents a new genealogy and synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction.
The Making of a Family Saga
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.
Materially grounded analysis of contemporary film, literature, and music in Hong Kong that resists the superficial stereotypes of the “global city. ”
Philosophical exploration of Jamaica Kincaid’s entire literary oeuvre.
Questions whether current theories and pedagogies of alterity have allowed us truly to engage the Other.
The Erotics of Corruption
A provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period.
Race after Sartre
Examines Jean-Paul Sartre’s antiracist politics and his contributions to critical race theories, postcolonialism, and Africana existentialism.
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.
Nativism and Modernity
Comparative study of contemporary nativist literary and cultural movements in China and Taiwan.
From explorers’ accounts to boys’ adventure fiction, how Arctic exploration served as a metaphor for nation-building and empire in nineteenth-century Britain.
Religion without Belief
Shows there is a strong religious impulse in postmodern literature and film.
From Kung Fu to Hip Hop
Explores the revolutionary potential of Bruce Lee and hip hop culture in the context of antiglobalization struggles and transnational capitalism.
Empire and Poetic Voice
Explores the relation of post-colonization authors to literary traditions.
Explores the undertheorized convergence of postcoloniality and whiteness.
Female Infanticide in India
Examines female infanticide in colonial and postcolonial India.
African Fiction and Joseph Conrad
Interrogates the "writing back to the center" approach to intertextuality and explores alternatives to it.
Muslim Narratives and the Discourse of English
Examines novels and short stories by Muslim authors who write in English.
Paradoxes of Postcolonial Culture
Explores postcolonial discourse from the standpoint of feminism and writers in minority languages.
A postmodernist metacritical look at theories of African literature.
White Women in Racialized Spaces
Explores the unique relationship between white women and racial Others in a wide variety of literary works.
Life After the Soviet Union
Examines the political, social, and economic issues confronted by each of the newly independent republics in the Transcaucasus and Central Asian regions.
Posts and Pasts
Deconstructs the field of postcolonial studies.
Examines travel narratives as a genre.
Colonialism and Cultural Identity
Explores diverse cultural identities, both theoretically and through concrete, specific interpretations of selected major texts from former British colonies.
Native American Postcolonial Psychology
This book shows that it is necessary to understand intergenerational trauma and internalized oppression in order to understand Native Americans today. It makes native American ways of conceptualizing the world available to readers.