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Global Neighborhoods
Global Neighborhoods (September 2008)
Jewish Quarters in Paris, London, and Berlin
Michel S. Laguerre - Author

Looks at how contemporary Jewish neighborhoods interact with both local and transnational influences.

Global Neighborhoods analyzes the organization of everyday life and the social integration of contemporary Jewish neighborhoods in Paris, London, and Berlin. Concentrating on the post-Holocaust era, Michel S. Laguerre explains how each urban diasporic site has followed a different path of development infl...(Read More)

 
 
Taking South Park Seriously
Taking South Park Seriously (September 2008)
Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock - Editor

Collection of scholarly essays on the wildly popular Comedy Central show.

Since it came on the air in 1997, Comedy Central’s top-rated animated program, South Park, has been criticized for its crude, scatological humor and political insensitivity. However, the program also fearlessly wades into the morass of American political life as it tackles and satirizes all American sacred cows, including &ldqu...(Read More)

 
 
Coming Home
Coming Home (July 2008)
Media and Returning Diaspora in Israel and Germany
Nelly Elias - Author
Hanna Herzog - Foreword by

Examines the social and cultural integration of Russian-speaking Jews and Germans who immigrated to their respective historic homelands.

Coming Home provides an extraordinary glimpse into the social and cultural integration of a unique category of immigrants—the returning Diaspora. During the 1990s Russian-speaking Jews and Germans returned to their respective historic homelands. Nelly Elias explores t...(Read More)
 
 
Teaching Nonmajors
Teaching Nonmajors (July 2008)
Advice for Liberal Arts Professors
P. Sven Arvidson - Author

Delivers uncomplicated and useful techniques for better teaching to nonmajors in liberal arts courses.

Teaching Nonmajors focuses on what dedicated teachers want to know—how can I teach better in the classroom? Unlike most books on teaching, this book delivers uncomplicated and immediately useful techniques and strategies for teaching required courses to nonmajors. Providing practical examples and b...(Read More)
 
 
A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery
A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery (May 2008)
When the Benefits Outweigh the Costs
Darlene K. Drummond - Author

The story of one African American woman’s decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery.

While gastric bypass surgery is often touted by the media as “the easy way out,” and American health care professionals increasingly endorse weight loss surgery for a population plagued by obesity and its complications, A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery discloses the sacrifices, suffering, and commitment r...(Read More)
 
 
How the Gene Got Its Groove
How the Gene Got Its Groove (April 2008)
Figurative Language, Science, and the Rhetoric of the Real
Elizabeth Parthenia Shea - Author

Traces the rhetorical work of the gene in scientific and nonscientific discourse throughout the twentieth century.

Against a backdrop of the history of the gene as a scientific and a cultural icon, How the Gene Got Its Groove examines how “genes” function as rhetorical objects. Returning to Wilhelm Johannsen’s original argument for the term, Elizabeth Parthenia Shea maintains that the gene w...(Read More)
 
 
The Future of Invention
The Future of Invention (April 2008)
Rhetoric, Postmodernism, and the Problem of Change
John Muckelbauer - Author

Examines the concept of rhetorical invention from an affirmative, nondialectical perspective.

The Future of Invention links classical rhetorical practices of invention with the philosophical work of Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida and proposes that some of the most crucial implications of postmodern theory have gone largely unattended. Drawing on such classical rhetorical concepts as doxa, i...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Representational Correctness
Beyond Representational Correctness (March 2008)
Rethinking Criticism of Popular Media
Edward Schiappa - Author

Argues that representational correctness can cause critics to miss the positive work that films and television shows can perform in reducing prejudice.

Representational correctness describes an implicit set of norms, including accuracy, purity, and innocence, that guide much of popular media criticism. In this provocative book, Edward Schiappa argues that representational correctness is unproductive, antagonistic t...(Read More)
 
 
Queer Youth Cultures
Queer Youth Cultures (March 2008)
Susan Driver - Editor

Essays explore the contemporary contexts, activism, and cultural productions of queer youth and their communities.

Engaging a wide range of cultural practices, including zine-making, drag performance, online chatting, music, gay porn, and organizing resistance, the essays in Susan Driver’s Queer Youth Cultures explore the creative, political, energetic, and artistic worlds of contemporary queer ...(Read More)

 
 
Give and Go
Give and Go (March 2008)
Basketball as a Cultural Practice
Thomas Mc Laughlin - Author

A pickup basketball player looks at the pickup game as a distinctive culture using both personal experience and cultural studies theory.

From the city courts of Harlem to the church halls of Indiana, pickup basketball culture is intensely local and reflects the histories and identities of its players. In Give and Go, Thomas Mc Laughlin examines how players put into play a loose set of values and ethical styl...(Read More)

 
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