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Rule, Britannia!
Rule, Britannia! (October 2018)
The Biopic and British National Identity
Homer B. Pettey - Editor
R. Barton Palmer - Editor

Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British.

Rule, Britannia! surveys the British biopic, a genre crucial to understanding how national cinema engages with the collective experience and values of its intended audience. Offering a provocative take on an aspect of filmmaking with profound cultural significance, the volume focuses on how screen biographies of prominent figu...(Read More)
 
 
The Projected Nation
The Projected Nation (August 2018)
Argentine Cinema and the Social Margins
Matt Losada - Author

Investigates how Argentine cinema has represented rural spaces and urban margins from the 1910s to the present.

The Projected Nation examines the representation of rural spaces and urban margins in Argentine cinema from the 1910s to the present. The literary and visual culture of the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries formulated a spatial imaginary—often articulated as an opposition between civilization and ba...(Read More)
 
 
Belonging Too Well
Belonging Too Well (March 2009)
Portraits of Identity in Cynthia Ozick's Fiction
Miriam Sivan - Author

Shows how Ozick’s characters attempt to mediate a complex Jewish identity, one that bridges the differences between traditional Judaism and secular American culture.

In Belonging Too Well, Miriam Sivan draws on contemporary literary theory as well as traditional Jewish texts and culture to explore the question of identity in Cynthia Ozick’s fiction. Many critics have pointed to a split in Ozick&rs...(Read More)
 
 
Where We Find Ourselves
Where We Find Ourselves (February 2009)
Jewish Women around the World Write about Home
Miriam Ben-Yoseph - Editor
Deborah Nodler Rosen - Editor

Explores the universal longing for home, illuminated through the essays, poetry, and fiction of forty Jewish women writers from around the world.

In this remarkable collection of essays, stories, and poems, Jewish women writers from around the world offer diverse perspectives on the idea of home. The longing for home is as ancient as the exile from Eden, and for the thirty-nine writers showcased in this antho...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Identity
The Politics of Identity (July 2008)
Solidarity Building among America's Working Poor
Erin E. O'Brien - Author

Makes the surprising claim that identity politics can facilitate rather than undermine worker solidarity.

Conventional wisdom believes that solidarity among the working poor is rare in the United States and identity politics shoulders a large portion of the blame. The Politics of Identity offers a fresh take on solidarity building and identity among America’s working poor by placing workers&rsquo...(Read More)
 
 
Zion in the Desert
Zion in the Desert (July 2007)
American Jews in Israel's Reform Kibbutzim
William F. S. Miles - Author

The first book about the only two Reform Movement kibbutzim in Israel.

Zion in the Desert speaks to the millions of Jewish American baby boomers who at one time in their youth flirted with moving to Israel and may still wonder: “What would have happened to me? Who would I have become?” These questions are particularly poignant at a time when many American Jews are reassessing the role of Israe...(Read More)
 
 
Being Goral
Being Goral (March 2006)
Identity Politics and Globalization in Postsocialist Poland
Deborah Cahalen Schneider - Author


Examines the Góral, a little-studied ethnic group in Poland.

The Góral ethnic identity has been at the center of political machinations in Poland for centuries. The late Pope John Paul II, for example, was a Góral. This is the first book-length study of the Góral identity and one of the few studies in English to discuss Górals. Through personal interviews, local manu...(Read More)
 
 
National Identity and Global Sports Events
National Identity and Global Sports Events (January 2006)
Culture, Politics, and Spectacle in the Olympics and the Football World Cup
Alan Tomlinson - Editor
Christopher Young - Editor

Explains why cities dig deep in their pockets to host the Olympics and countries breed teams for success on the world soccer stage.

National Identity and Global Sports Events looks at the significance of international sporting events and why they generate enormous audiences worldwide. Focusing on the Olympic Games and the men’s football (soccer) World Cup, the contributors examine the political, c...(Read More)
 
 
Marxism and National Identity
Marxism and National Identity (January 2006)
Socialism, Nationalism, and National Socialism during the French Fin de Siecle
Robert Stuart - Author

Provides the first sustained analysis of the collision between Marxism and nationalism in France at the time of the Dreyfus affair.

Post-Marxists argue that nationalism is the black hole into which Marxism has collapsed at today’s “end of history.” Robert Stuart analyzes the origins of this implosion, revealing a shattering collision between Marxist socialism and national identity in France at th...(Read More)
 
 
Homelessness, Citizenship, and Identity
Homelessness, Citizenship, and Identity (July 2004)
The Uncanniness of Late Modernity
Kathleen R. Arnold - Author

Explores the political and economic causes and consequences of homelessness.

In the aftermath of September 11, donations to the poor and homeless have declined while ordinances against begging and sleeping in public have increased. The increased security of public spaces has been matched by a quest for increased security and surveillance of immigrants. In this groundbreaking study, Kathleen R. Arnold explores homelessnes...(Read More)
 
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