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Multicultural Poetics
Multicultural Poetics (March 2018)
Re-visioning the American Canon
Nissa Parmar - Author

 
 
College Bound
College Bound (November 2017)
The Pursuit of Education in Jewish American Literature, 1898-1944
Dan Shiffman - Author

Argues that first- and second-generation Jewish American writers had an ambivalent relationship with educational success.

Jewish American immigrants and their children have been stereotyped as exceptional educational achievers, with attendance at prestigious universities leading directly to professional success. In College Bound, Dan Shiffman uses literary accounts to show that American Jews’ relati...(Read More)
 
 
From Italy to the North End
From Italy to the North End (July 2017)
Photographs, 1972-1982
Anthony V. Riccio - Author
James Pasto - Foreword by

Documents the arc of the Italian American immigrant experience on both sides of the Atlantic.

As a young boy, Anthony V. Riccio listened to his grandparents’ stories of life in the small Italian villages where they had grown up and which they had left in order to emigrate to the United States. In the early 1970s, he traveled to those villages—Alvignano and Sippiciano—and elsewhere in Italy, taking photogr...(Read More)
 
 
Passionate Detachments
Passionate Detachments (June 2017)
Technologies of Vision and Violence in American Cinema, 1967-1974
Amy Rust - Author

Investigates the cultural value of film violence.

Passionate Detachments investigates the rise of graphic violence in American films of the late 1960s and early 1970s and the popular aesthetics and critical responses this violence inspired. Amy Rust examines four technologies adopted by commercial American cinema after the fall of the Hollywood Production Code: multiple-camera montage, squibs (small explo...(Read More)
 
 
Historicizing Post-Discourses
Historicizing Post-Discourses (March 2017)
Postfeminism and Postracialism in United States Culture
Tanya Ann Kennedy - Author

Examines how postfeminism and postracialism intersect to perpetuate systemic injustice in the United States.

Historicizing Post-Discourses explores how postfeminism and postracialism intersect in dominant narratives of triumphalism, white male crisis, neoliberal and colonial feminism, and multiculturalism to perpetuate systemic injustice in America. By examining various locations within popular cul...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Third Edition
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Third Edition (September 2016)
John W. Frazier - Editor
Eugene L. Tettey-Fio - Editor
Norah F. Henry - Editor

Uses both historical and contemporary case studies to examine how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.

This book examines major Hispanic, African, and Asian diasporas in the continental United States and Puerto Rico from the nineteenth century to the present, with particular attention on the diverse ways in which these immigrant groups have shaped and reshaped American places and landsc...(Read More)
 
 
The Disappearing L
The Disappearing L (September 2016)
Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture
Bonnie J. Morris - Author

Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.
LGBT Americans now enjoy the right to marry—but what will we remember about the vibrant cultural spaces that lesbian activists created in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s? Most are vanishing from the calendar—and from recent memory. The Disappearing L explores the rise and fall of the hugely popular women-only concerts, festiva...(Read More)
 
 
Trendy Fascism
Trendy Fascism (August 2016)
White Power Music and the Future of Democracy
Nancy S. Love - Author

Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence.

Popular music plays a major role in mobilizing citizens, especially youth, to fight for political causes. Yet the presence of music in politics receives relatively little attention from scholars, politicians, and citizens. White power music is no exception, despite its role in recent high-profile hate crimes....(Read More)
 
 
Invented Lives, Imagined Communities
Invented Lives, Imagined Communities (June 2016)
The Biopic and American National Identity
William H. Epstein - Editor
R. Barton Palmer - Editor

How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.

Biopics—films that chronicle the lives of famous and notorious figures from our national history—have long been one of Hollywood’s most popular and important genres, offering viewers various understandings of American national identity. Invented Lives, Imagined Communities provides the f...(Read More)
 
 
Figures of Memory
Figures of Memory (June 2016)
The Rhetoric of Displacement at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Michael Bernard-Donals - Author

Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate.

Figures of Memory examines how the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC, uses its space and the design of its exhibits to “move” its visitors to memory. From the objects and their placement to the architectural design of the building an...(Read More)
 
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