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Race, Nation, and Refuge
Race, Nation, and Refuge (October 2017)
The Rhetoric of Race in Asian American Citizenship Cases
Doug Coulson - Author

Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.

From 1870 to 1940, racial eligibility for naturalization in the United States was limited to “free white persons” and “aliens of African nativity and persons of African descent,” and many interpreted these restrictions to reflect a policy of Asian exclusion based on the conclusion that...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Unreason
The Politics of Unreason (September 2017)
The Frankfurt School and the Origins of Modern Antisemitism
Lars Rensmann - Author

The first systematic analysis of the Frankfurt School’s research and theorizing on modern antisemitism.

Although the Frankfurt School represents one of the most influential intellectual traditions of the twentieth century, its multifaceted work on modern antisemitism has so far largely been neglected. The Politics of Unreason fills this gap, providing the first systematic study of the Frankfurt Scho...(Read More)
 
 
Rhetorical Healing
Rhetorical Healing (November 2016)
The Reeducation of Contemporary Black Womanhood
Tamika L. Carey - Author

Reveals the rhetorical strategies African American writers have used to promote Black women’s recovery and wellness through educational and entertainment genres and the conservative gender politics that are distributed when these efforts are sold for public consumption.

Since the Black women’s literary renaissance ended nearly three decades ago, a profitable and expansive market of self-help books, ...(Read More)
 
 
Meaning-Making, Internalized Racism, and African American Identity
Meaning-Making, Internalized Racism, and African American Identity (October 2016)
Jas M. Sullivan - Editor
William E. Cross, Jr. - Editor

Presents research on how variations in African Americans’ racial self-concept affects meaning-making and internalized oppression.

Focusing on the broad range of attitudes Black people employ to make sense of their Blackness, this volume offers the latest research on racial identity. The first section explores meaning-making, or the importance of holding one type of racial-cultural identity as compared to ...(Read More)
 
 
Lessons Learned from Popular Culture
Lessons Learned from Popular Culture (August 2016)
Tim Delaney - Author
Tim Madigan - Author

Informative and entertaining introduction to the study of popular culture.

As the “culture of the people,” popular culture provides a sense of identity that binds individuals to the greater society and unites the masses on ideals of acceptable forms of behavior. Lessons Learned from Popular Culture offers an informative and entertaining look at the social relevance of popular culture. Focusing ...(Read More)
 
 
The Sitcom Reader, Second Edition
The Sitcom Reader, Second Edition (June 2016)
America Re-viewed, Still Skewed
Mary M. Dalton - Editor
Laura R. Linder - Editor

Updated version of an engaging overview of the television situation comedy.

This updated and expanded anthology offers an engaging overview of one of the oldest and most ubiquitous forms of television programming: the sitcom. Through an analysis of formulaic conventions, the contributors address critical identities such as race, gender, and sexuality, and overarching structures such as class and family. Organize...(Read More)
 
 
Tongue of Fire
Tongue of Fire (April 2016)
Emma Goldman, Public Womanhood, and the Sex Question
Donna M. Kowal - Author

FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Women’s Studies category
Examines the influence of the notorious American anarchist “Red Emma” on the shifting social geography of sex and gender at the turn of the twentieth century.
In this book, Donna M. Kowal examines the speeches and writings of the “Most Dangerous Woman in the World” within the contex...(Read More)
 
 
Green Voices
Green Voices (March 2016)
Defending Nature and the Environment in American Civic Discourse
Richard D. Besel - Editor
Bernard K. Duffy - Editor

Essays addressing relatively unknown or unexamined speeches delivered by famous or influential environmental figures.

The written works of nature’s leading advocates—from Charles Sumner and John Muir to Rachel Carson and President Jimmy Carter, to name a few—have been the subject of many texts, but their speeches remain relatively unknown or unexamined. Green Voices aims to redress this...(Read More)
 
 
Selling War, Selling Hope
Selling War, Selling Hope (October 2015)
Presidential Rhetoric, the News Media, and U.S. Foreign Policy since 9/11
Anthony R. DiMaggio - Author

Details how presidents utilize mass media to justify foreign policy objectives in the aftermath of 9/11.

Modern presidents have considerable power in selling U.S. foreign policy objectives to the public. In Selling War, Selling Hope, Anthony R. DiMaggio documents how presidents often make use of the media to create a positive informational environment that, at least in the short term, successfully builds ...(Read More)
 
 
Bikini-Ready Moms
Bikini-Ready Moms (September 2015)
Celebrity Profiles, Motherhood, and the Body
Lynn O'Brien Hallstein - Author

2016 Outstanding Book Award, presented by the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG)

Argues that expectations for mothering include a new core principle of “body work.”


The requirements of “good” motherhood used to primarily involve the care of children, but now contemporary mother...(Read More)
 
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