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Race after Sartre
Race after Sartre (September 2008)
Antiracism, Africana Existentialism, Postcolonialism
Jonathan Judaken - Editor

Examines Jean-Paul Sartre’s antiracist politics and his contributions to critical race theories, postcolonialism, and Africana existentialism.

Race after Sartre is the first book to systematically interrogate Jean-Paul Sartre’s antiracist politics and his largely unrecognized contributions to critical race theories, postcolonialism, and Africana existentialism. The contributors offer an overvi...(Read More)
 
 
The Erotics of Corruption
The Erotics of Corruption (June 2008)
Law, Scandal, and Political Perversion
Ruth A. Miller - Author

A provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period.

In this provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period, Ruth A. Miller argues that narratives of political corruption rely upon an explicitly pornographic rhetoric and have been instrumental in carving out lawless or exceptional space. Drawing upon an extensive and wide-ranging literature, she exami...(Read More)
 
 
Nativism and Modernity
Nativism and Modernity (January 2008)
Cultural Contestations in China and Taiwan under Global Capitalism
Ming-yan Lai - Author

Comparative study of contemporary nativist literary and cultural movements in China and Taiwan.

Nativism and Modernity is the first comparative study of xiangtu nativism in Taiwan and xungen nativism in China. It offers a new critical perspective on these two important literary and cultural movements in contemporary Chinese contexts and shows how nativism can be a vital form of place-based oppo...(Read More)
 
 
White Horizon
White Horizon (January 2008)
The Arctic in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination
Jen Hill - Author

From explorers’ accounts to boys’ adventure fiction, how Arctic exploration served as a metaphor for nation-building and empire in nineteenth-century Britain.

Bridging historical and literary studies, White Horizon explores the importance of the Arctic to British understandings of masculine identity, the nation, and the rapidly expanding British Empire in the nineteenth century. Well before Coler...(Read More)
 
 
Religion without Belief
Religion without Belief (November 2007)
Contemporary Allegory and the Search for Postmodern Faith
Jeanne Ellen Petrolle - Author

Shows there is a strong religious impulse in postmodern literature and film.

In our present cultural moment, when God is supposed to be dead and metaphysical speculation unfashionable, why does postmodern fiction—in a variety of genres—make such frequent use of the ancient rhetorical form of allegory? In Religion without Belief, Jean Ellen Petrolle argues that contrary to popular understandings o...(Read More)
 
 
Of Irony and Empire
Of Irony and Empire (September 2007)
Islam, the West, and the Transcultural Invention of Africa
Laura Rice - Author

Examines the transformative power of irony in the creation of Muslim Africa.

Of Irony and Empire is a dynamic, thorough examination of Muslim writers from former European colonies in Africa who have increasingly entered into critical conversations with the metropole. Focusing on the period between World War I and the present, “the age of irony,” this book explores the political and symbolic invent...(Read More)
 
 
Irish and African American Cinema
Irish and African American Cinema (April 2007)
Identifying Others and Performing Identities, 1980-2000
Maria Pramaggiore - Author

How these two cinemas portray complex and changing notions of national and racial identity.

Focusing on two film traditions not normally studied together, Maria Pramaggiore examines more than two dozen Irish and African American films, including Do the Right Thing, In the Name of the Father, The Crying Game, Boyz N the Hood, The Snapper, and He Got Game, ar...(Read More)

 
 
Hybridity
Hybridity (March 2007)
Limits, Transformations, Prospects
Anjali Prabhu - Author

Critical reevaluation of the concept of hybridity within postcolonial studies.

This critical engagement with some of the most prominent contemporary theorists of postcolonial studies reevaluates recent theories of hybridity and agency. Challenging the claim that hybridity provides a site of resistance to hegemonic and homogenizing forces in an increasingly globalized world, Anjali Prabhu pursues the ways in which ...(Read More)
 
 
From Kung Fu to Hip Hop
From Kung Fu to Hip Hop (February 2007)
Globalization, Revolution, and Popular Culture
M. T. Kato - Author

Explores the revolutionary potential of Bruce Lee and hip hop culture in the context of antiglobalization struggles and transnational capitalism.

From Kung Fu to Hip Hop looks at the revolutionary potential of popular culture in the sociohistorical context of globalization. Author M. T. Kato examines Bruce Lee’s movies, the countercultural aesthetics of Jimi Hendrix, and the autonomy of the hip hop nat...(Read More)
 
 
Postcolonial Whiteness
Postcolonial Whiteness (February 2005)
A Critical Reader on Race and Empire
Alfred J. Lopez - Editor

Explores the undertheorized convergence of postcoloniality and whiteness.

Postcolonial Whiteness
examines the interrelations between whiteness and the history of European colonialism, as well as the status of whiteness in the contemporary postcolonial world. It addresses two fundamental questions: What happens to whiteness after empire, and to what extent do white cultural norms or imperatives remain embedded in the ...(Read More)
 
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