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Malleable Mara
Malleable Mara (March 2019)
Transformations of a Buddhist Symbol of Evil
Michael D. Nichols - Author

Analyzes the breadth of representations of the mythic figure of Māra in Buddhism to reveal how closely tied such narratives are to the social and historical concerns of Buddhist communities.

This is the first book to examine the development of the figure of Māra, who appears across Buddhist traditions as a personification of death and desire. Portrayed as a combination of god and demon, Māra serves as a key antag...(Read More)
 
 
Totalitarian Space and the Destruction of Aura
Totalitarian Space and the Destruction of Aura (March 2019)
Saladdin Ahmed - Author

Diagnoses our contemporary spatial experience as fundamentally totalitarian through a multilayered critical theory of space.

We live today within a system in which state and corporate power aim to render space flat, transparent, and uniform, for only then can it be truly controlled. The gaze of power and the commodity form are capable of infiltrating even the darkest of corners, and often, we invite them into our most private spa...(Read More)
 
 
Black Women and Social Justice Education
Black Women and Social Justice Education (February 2019)
Legacies and Lessons
Stephanie Y. Evans - Editor
Andrea D. Domingue - Editor
Tania D. Mitchell - Editor

Focuses on Black women’s experiences and expertise in order to advance educational philosophy and provide practical tools for social justice pedagogy.

Black Women and Social Justice Education explores Black women’s experiences and expertise in teaching and learning about justice in a range of formal and informal educational settings. Linking historical accounts with groundbreaking contributions by new and ris...(Read More)
 
 
Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators
Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators (February 2019)
African Americans in Ghana
Steven J. L. Taylor - Author

Compares the political activities of African Americans who settled in Ghana in the 1950s and 1960s with those who settled in the 1980s to the present.

After repeated coups and periods of military rule, Ghana is now one of Africa’s longest enduring democratic republics. Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators compares the political proclivities of two generations of African Americans who moved to Ghana. Steven J. L. Ta...(Read More)
 
 
Rumble and Crash
Rumble and Crash (February 2019)
Crises of Capitalism in Contemporary Film
Milo Sweedler - Author

Analyzes six films as allegories of capitalism’s precarious state in the early twenty-first century.

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, as the contradictions of capitalism became more apparent than at any other time since the 1920s, numerous films gave allegorical form to the crises of contemporary capitalism. Some films were overtly political in nature, while others refracted the vicissitudes of capital in stor...(Read More)
 
 
Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature
Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature (January 2019)
Critical Theory, Moral Authority, and Radicalism in the Anthropocene
Andy Scerri - Author

Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice.

In Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature, Andy Scerri offers a comprehensive overview of the critical theory project from the 1960s to the present, refracted through the lens of US politics and the Amer...(Read More)
 
 
Fashion, Modernity, and Materiality in France
Fashion, Modernity, and Materiality in France (December 2018)
From Rousseau to Art Deco
Heidi Brevik-Zender - Editor

An interdisciplinary examination of French fashion, modernity, and materiality from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.

This anthology explores connections between dress and modernity through interdisciplinary French humanities scholarship. It brings to life the reciprocal relationships between fashion and a range of primary source materials, including literary fiction, paintings, social commentaries, decorative ar...(Read More)
 
 
Dimensions of Blackness
Dimensions of Blackness (November 2018)
Racial Identity and Political Beliefs
Jas M. Sullivan - Author
Jonathan Winburn - Author
William E. Cross Jr. - Author

A multidimensional perspective captures the complexities of African American racial identity.

While the dynamics of racial oppression limit the range of attitudes blacks may construct and hold, their basic humanity introduces additional attitudinal variance that is nearly boundless. Rather than claim it is possible to conceptualize and measure every iteration of blackness, modern social theorists such as Robert Sellers an...(Read More)
 
 
Found in Transition
Found in Transition (November 2018)
Hong Kong Studies in the Age of China
Yiu-Wai Chu - Author

Presents an updated account of Hong Kong and its culture two decades after its reversion to China.

In Found in Transition, Yiu-Wai Chu examines the fate of Hong Kong’s unique cultural identity in the contexts of both global capitalism and the increasing influence of China. Drawing on recent developments, especially with respect to language, movies, and popular songs as modes of resistance to “Mainlandization&...(Read More)
 
 
Popovers and Candlelight
Popovers and Candlelight (November 2018)
Patricia Murphy and the Rise and Fall of a Restaurant Empire
Marcia Biederman - Author

Recounts the true story of an entrepreneurial woman who succeeded in a male-dominated industry in the twentieth century.

What would you do with your last sixty dollars? If you were Patricia Murphy you’d turn it into a fortune by buying a rundown Brooklyn diner. On the cusp of the Great Depression, the diner became an overnight sensation, the first of nine popular Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurants that opened over ...(Read More)
 
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