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Galileo's Pendulum
Galileo's Pendulum (October 2003)
Science, Sexuality, and the Body-Instrument Link
Dusan I. Bjelic - Author
Michael Lynch - Foreword by

Examines the history of science in light of recent theories of sexuality and the body.

Drawing on the theories of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and others who have written on the history of sexuality and the body, Galileo's Pendulum explores how the emergence of the scientific method in the seventeenth century led to a de-emphasis on the body and sexuality. The first half of the book focuses on the historical...(Read More)
Gendered Futures in Higher Education
Gendered Futures in Higher Education (March 2003)
Critical Perspectives for Change
Becky Ropers-Huilman - Editor

Identifies gender issues affecting students, faculty, and leaders in higher education, applying critical perspectives to suggest needed change.

This volume addresses the ways in which gender takes shape in and is shaped by higher education environments. Focusing on historical knowledge and contemporary experience, the contributors identify several key gender issues affecting students, faculty, and leaders in higher ed...(Read More)
Straight (January 2003)
Constructions of Heterosexuality in the Cinema
Wheeler Winston Dixon - Author

Explores the ways that stereotypes of heterosexuality are portrayed and constructed in film.

straight / 'strat (adj.) . . . without curves . . . correct . . . honest . . . not deviating from the normal . . . conventional . . . heterosexual

Practically all mainstream cinema is "straight," and has been since its inception. In Straight, Wheeler Winston Dixon explores how heteros...(Read More)
The African American Male, Writing, and Difference
The African American Male, Writing, and Difference (January 2003)
A Polycentric Approach to African American Literature, Criticism, and History
W. Lawrence Hogue - Author

Argues that African American literature must take into account the rich diversity of African American life and culture.

In this wide-ranging analysis, W. Lawrence Hogue argues that African American life and history is more diverse than even African American critics generally acknowledge. Focusing on literary representations of African American males in particular, Hogue examines works by James Weldon Johnson, William ...(Read More)
Postfeminist News
Postfeminist News (August 2002)
Political Women in Media Culture
Mary Douglas Vavrus - Author

2003 Diamond Anniversary Book Award from the National Communication Association

Examines the representation of women in the media.

In the media-saturated decade of the 1990s, news reports shaped public sentiment about women in electoral politics and beyond. Mary Douglas Vavrus explores the process of representing political women in media, and argues that contemporary news accounts promote a p...(Read More)
After the Orgy
After the Orgy (July 2002)
Toward a Politics of Exhaustion
Dominic Pettman - Author

Explores the post-Enlightenment obsession with apocalyptic endings.

Applying Jean Baudrillard’s question 'What are you doing after the orgy?' to the postmillennial climate that informs our contemporary cultural moment, this book argues that the imagination of apocalyptic endings has been an obsessive theme in post-Enlightenment culture. Dominic Pettman identifies and examines the dynamic tensions of various apocalyp...(Read More)
Corporeal Generosity
Corporeal Generosity (April 2002)
On Giving with Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas
Rosalyn Diprose - Author

Challenges the accepted model, and builds a politically sensitive notion of generosity.

Rosalyn Diprose contends that generosity is not just a human virtue, but it is an openness to others that is critical to our existence, sociality, and social formation. Her theory challenges the accepted model of generosity as a common character trait that guides a person to give something they possess away to others within an exch...(Read More)
Incorporating Cultural Theory
Incorporating Cultural Theory (January 2002)
Maternity at the Millennium
John O'Neill - Author

Uses psychoanalysis to reconsider cultural studies with a focus on wholeness and integration.

Incorporating Cultural Theory
addresses the status of the body and sexuality in cultural criticism by focusing on issues of sexuality, intimacy, and identity. With a perspective grounded in body politics, O'Neill offers careful but contesting studies of theorists including Barthes, Derrida, Lyotard, Freud, Lacan, Hegel, Par...(Read More)
The Retreat from Organization
The Retreat from Organization (January 2002)
U.S. Feminism Reconceptualized
Elisabeth Armstrong - Author

Offers critical assessments of feminism from the 1960s to the present.

Using books, articles, unpublished letters, political manifestos, posters, and other such ephemeral remainders, The Retreat from Organization offers critical assessments of feminism from the 1960s to the present. These materials reveal paths left unexplored and organization efforts still unfinished to suggest new possibilities for present femi...(Read More)
Color of Rape
Color of Rape (October 2001)
Gender and Race in Television's Public Spheres
Sujata Moorti - Author

Honorable Mention--2003 Myers Outstanding Book Award presented by The Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America

Analyzes the depiction of rape on television network news, daytime shows, prime time programming, and alternative programming.

Through an analysis of television images of rape, this book makes important contributions to theories of the public...(Read More)
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