Considers how Irish poets have drawn on discourses of locality to articulate new forms of place and belonging amid Ireland’s transforming global identity.
A bold and unflinching portrayal of contemporary Maya life in Chiapas, Mexico.
Contextualizes Sabha Theatre historically, politically, and aesthetically, revealing how it expresses a Tamil Brahmin identity that is at once traditional and modern.
Examines the colonization of Goa in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the durability of Portuguese rule.
Reconsiders key concepts in Marxist thought by examining the relationship between accumulation and subjectivity in Latin American narrative, film, and social and political theory.
Rejects Hindu nationalism and pluralist secularism in favor of a revitalized politics of Indian federalism.
Examines the place of history in the political thought of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, one of the key architects of modern Hindu nationalism.
Offers an Asian immigrant perspective on US racial relations and explores the unique situations and challenges facing Asian immigrants in the United States.
Analyzes socially engaged art practices worldwide, linking them to decolonial struggle and critique.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.
Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.
Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.
Investigates how the Thai poet Angkarn Kallayanapong adapts Buddhist concepts of time to create a modern Asian aesthetic imaginary.
Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.
The first book to examine and establish characteristics of the British South African novel.
Explores the cultural politics of garbage in contemporary global society.
Examines how events in the Cold War and post–Cold War periods shaped the intellectual projects of Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein.
Offers a new approach to Theosophy that takes into account its global dimensions and its interaction with highly diverse cultural contexts.
Translation of Alexandre Leupin’s award-winning study of Édouard Glissant’s entire work in relation to philosophy.
Examines Shanghai both as a real city and an imaginary locale, from diverse cultural and disciplinary perspectives.
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 representations of surplus enjoyment in postcolonial literature and film to focus on self-other relations rather than difference.
Essays reflecting on the prolific, pioneering, and wide-ranging scholarship of Fred Dallmayr.
Groundbreaking analysis of how colonialism created new conceptual categories and spatial forms that reshaped rural societies.
Argues for postcoloniality as a model for philosophical practice.
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.
An interdisciplinary analysis of gender, race, empire, and colonialism in fin-de-siècle Spanish literature and culture across the global Hispanic world.
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.
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.
The first in-depth analysis of the radical feminist theory and coalitional praxis of scholar-activist María Lugones.
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.
Essays that examine globalization's effects with an emphasis on the interplay of race and rurality as it occurs across diverse geographies and peoples.
Examines the effects of culturally specific interpretations of refugeehood with an ethnographic focus on Cyprus
Presents an updated account of Hong Kong and its culture two decades after its reversion to China.
Highlights the continuing social unrest and public protest occurring in South Africa’s poorest districts.
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.
Comprehensive historical study of policy planning and implementation during the crucial formative years of the Israeli government system.
A career-spanning assessment of Glissant’s work as a philosophical project.
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.
Assesses the limits and possibilities of humanism for engaging with issues of pressing political and cultural concern.
Analyzes the theme of self-sacrifice in Puerto Rican literature through psychoanalytic theory.
A bracing critique of human rights law and activism from the perspective of the Global South.
Explores the existential significance of literacy.
Discusses how contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern thinkers and artists are forging a new postmodern vision.
An interdisciplinary consideration of Paul Gilroy's contributions to cultural theory and understandings of modernity.
Employs a critical Afrocentric reading of Western constructions of knowledge so as to overcome the dehumanizing tendencies of modernity.
A cultural studies consideration of marriage and those considered “deviant” in the nineteenth-century American imagination.
An interdisciplinary exploration of indigenous bodies.
Illuminates the emotional significance of stories in response to racial traumas related to the Middle East.
Describes how writer Nagai Kafū (1879–1959) used his experience of the West to reconcile modernization and Japanese identity.
Examines the relationship of precarious employment to state policies on citizenship and social inclusion in the context of postapartheid South Africa.
Groundbreaking essays by Palestinian women scholars on the lives of Palestinians within the state of Israel.
Presents a new genealogy and synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction.
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.
Examines the project of Filipino self-determination in the context of capitalist globalization.
Materially grounded analysis of contemporary film, literature, and music in Hong Kong that resists the superficial stereotypes of the “global city. ”
Questions whether current theories and pedagogies of alterity have allowed us truly to engage the Other.
A provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period.
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.
From explorers’ accounts to boys’ adventure fiction, how Arctic exploration served as a metaphor for nation-building and empire in nineteenth-century Britain.
Shows there is a strong religious impulse in postmodern literature and film.
Explores the revolutionary potential of Bruce Lee and hip hop culture in the context of antiglobalization struggles and transnational capitalism.
Explores the undertheorized convergence of postcoloniality and whiteness.
A postmodernist metacritical look at theories of African literature.
Explores the unique relationship between white women and racial Others in a wide variety of literary works.
Examines the political, social, and economic issues confronted by each of the newly independent republics in the Transcaucasus and Central Asian regions.
Uses postcolonial theory to critique the globalization of gay culture.
Explores diverse cultural identities, both theoretically and through concrete, specific interpretations of selected major texts from former British colonies.
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.