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The Structures of Love
The Structures of Love (April 2012)
Art and Politics beyond the Transference
James Penney - Author

Reframes the terms of cultural analysis with a fresh take on transference theory in Freud and Lacan and a critical engagement with the philosophy of Alain Badiou.

Both Freud and Lacan defined the transference as the ego’s last stand—its final desperate attempt to keep the truth of the unconscious at bay. Both also viewed the transference as a social phenomenon.

In The Stru...(Read More)
 
 
Nagai Kafu's Occidentalism
Nagai Kafu's Occidentalism (November 2011)
Defining the Japanese Self
Rachael Hutchinson - Author

Describes how writer Nagai Kafū (1879–1959) used his experience of the West to reconcile modernization and Japanese identity.

Nagai Kafū (1879–1959) spent more time abroad than any other writer of his generation, firing the Japanese imagination with his visions of America and France. Applying the theoretical framework of Occidentalism to Japanese literature, Rachael Hutchinson explor...(Read More)
 
 
Precarious Liberation
Precarious Liberation (June 2011)
Workers, the State, and Contested Social Citizenship in Postapartheid South Africa
Franco Barchiesi - Author

2012 CLR James Award, presented by the Working Class Studies Association

Examines the relationship of precarious employment to state policies on citizenship and social inclusion in the context of postapartheid South Africa.

Millions of black South African workers struggled against apartheid to redeem employment and production from a history of abuse, insecurity, and racial ...(Read More)
 
 
Potent Mana
Potent Mana (March 2011)
Lessons in Power and Healing
Wende Elizabeth Marshall - Author

Brilliant study of the effects of colonialism on the physical, mental, and spiritual health of Native Hawaiians, and their efforts to decolonize through healing and remembering.

Brilliantly elucidating and weaving together the forces of indigenous sovereignty, colonialism, and personal health, Potent Mana offers a uniquely holistic and intimate portrait of the long-term effects of colonialism on an in...(Read More)
 
 
Displaced at Home
Displaced at Home (October 2010)
Ethnicity and Gender among Palestinians in Israel
Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh - Editor
Isis Nusair - Editor
Lila Abu-Lughod - Foreword by

Groundbreaking essays by Palestinian women scholars on the lives of Palestinians within the state of Israel.

Most media coverage and research on the experience of Palestinians focuses on those living in the West Bank or the Gaza Strip, while the sizable number of Palestinians living within Israel rarely garners significant academic or media attention. Offering a rich and multidimensional portrait of the lived...(Read More)
 
 
Unresolved Identities
Unresolved Identities (March 2010)
Discourse, Ambivalence, and Urban Immigrant Students
Bic Ngo - Author
Deborah P. Britzman - Foreword by

Explores the ways that immigrant youth identities are shaped by dominant discourses.

In her ethnographic study of Lao American students at an urban, public high school, Bic Ngo shows how simplistic accounts of these students smooth over unfinished, precarious identities and contested social relations. Exploring the ways that immigrant youth identities are shaped by dominant discourses that simplify and confine the...(Read More)
 
 
The Making of a Family Saga
The Making of a Family Saga (October 2009)
Ginling College
Jin Feng - Author

Looks at China’s Ginling College, the women’s missionary institution of higher learning that developed a discourse of family, recasting the Chinese Confucian family ideal as a female and Christian one.

The institutional history of Ginling College is arguably a family history. Ginling, a Christian, women’s college in Nanjing founded by Western missionaries, saw itself as a family. The school’...(Read More)
 
 
Terror and Irish Modernism
Terror and Irish Modernism (October 2009)
The Gothic Tradition from Burke to Beckett
Jim Hansen - Author

Presents a new genealogy and synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction.

Terror and Irish Modernism offers a synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction. Covering more than two centuries of literary production, Jim Hansen locates the root structure of modern Irish fiction in the masculine gender anxiety of one of the nineteenth century’s most popular literary genres: the Gothic. Addressing both the decolon...(Read More)
 
 
Toward Filipino Self-Determination
Toward Filipino Self-Determination (July 2009)
Beyond Transnational Globalization
E. San Juan Jr. - Author

Examines the project of Filipino self-determination in the context of capitalist globalization.

Granted formal independence in 1946, the Philippines serves as a battleground between the neoliberal project of capitalist globalization and the enduring aspiration of Filipinos for national self-determination. More than ten million Filipino workers—over one-tenth of the country’s total population—work a...(Read More)
 
 
Caribbean Genesis
Caribbean Genesis (January 2009)
Jamaica Kincaid and the Writing of New Worlds
Jana Evans Braziel - Author

Philosophical exploration of Jamaica Kincaid’s entire literary oeuvre.

By exploring the breadth of Jamaica Kincaid’s writings, this book reveals her work’s transmutations of genre, specifically those of autobiography, biography, and history in relation to the forces of creation and destruction in the Caribbean. Jana Evans Braziel examines Kincaid’s preoccupation with genealogy, genesis, and...(Read More)
 
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