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Capitán Latinoamérica
Capitán Latinoamérica (October 2020)
Superheroes in Cinema, Television, and Web Series
Vinodh Venkatesh - Author

Analyzes contemporary superhero-themed cinema, television, and web series in Latin America.

Capitán Latinoamérica is the first study to examine the unique contribution of Latin American cinema, television, and web series to the global superhero boom. Through an analysis of superhero-themed media from Mexico to Argentina, Vinodh Venkatesh argues that contemporary Latin Ameri...(Read More)
 
 
Complex Effects of International Relations
Complex Effects of International Relations (October 2020)
Intended and Unintended Consequences of Human Actions in Middle East Conflicts
Ofer Israeli - Author

Identifies the many ways in which unexpected outcomes are endemic to international relations due to the complexity of world politics.

In this comprehensive and unique theory-practice study, Ofer Israeli examines complex effects of international relations relating to various indirect—intended and unintended—consequences of intentional human action. These effects may be desirable or...(Read More)
 
 
Garbage in Popular Culture
Garbage in Popular Culture (October 2020)
Consumption and the Aesthetics of Waste
Mehita Iqani - Author

Explores the cultural politics of garbage in contemporary global society.

Garbage in Popular Culture is the first book to explicitly link media discourse, consumer culture, and the cultural politics of garbage in contemporary global society. It makes an original contribution to the areas of consumer culture studies, visual culture, media and communications, and cultural theory through a critical analysis of the ways in w...(Read More)
 
 
In Security
In Security (October 2020)
A Novel
Edward Schwarzschild - Author

Part airport thriller, part family drama, part love story, In Security explores how those who strive to protect us are often unable to protect themselves.

Gary Waldman is a grief-stricken former tennis coach slowly reentering the world after the death of his wife. As he struggles to remain a good father to his six-year-old son, Waldman finds unexpected comfort and st...(Read More)
 
 
Kabbalah in Print
Kabbalah in Print (October 2020)
The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity
Andrea Gondos - Author

Demonstrates the impact of print culture on the spread of Jewish mysticism, focusing on Kabbalistic study guides by R. Yissakhar Baer of seventeenth-century Prague.

How did Jewish mysticism go from arcane knowledge to popular spirituality? Kabbalah in Print examines the cultural impact of printing on the popularization, circulation, and transmission of Kabbalah in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The ...(Read More)
 
 
Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds
Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds (October 2020)
Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger - Author

Broadens the parameters of religious studies by accounting for material acts that help shape religious worlds.

In Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes the agency of materiality—the ability of materials to have an effect on both humans and deities—beyond human intentions. Using materials from three regions where Flueckiger conducted ex...(Read More)
 
 
A World Not Made for Us
A World Not Made for Us (September 2020)
Topics in Critical Environmental Philosophy
Keith R. Peterson - Author

Proposes a nonanthropocentric reassessment of key themes and approaches in environmental philosophy

In A World Not Made for Us, Keith R. Peterson provides a broad reassessment of the field of environmental philosophy, taking a fresh and critical look at three classical problems of environmentalism: the intrinsic value of nature, the need for an ecological worldview, and a n...(Read More)
 
 
Angel on a Freight Train
Angel on a Freight Train (September 2020)
A Story of Faith and Queer Desire in Nineteenth-Century America
Peter C. Baldwin - Author

The story of a nineteenth-century New Yorker’s struggle to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life.

Angel on a Freight Train examines the experiences of Samuel Edward Warren (1831–1909), a teacher and college professor in Troy, New York, who struggled to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life. Unli...(Read More)
 
 
Changed Forever, Volume II
Changed Forever, Volume II (September 2020)
American Indian Boarding-School Literature
Arnold Krupat - Author

The second volume of the first in-depth study of a range of literature written by Native Americans who attended government-run boarding schools.

After a theoretical and historical introduction to American Indian boarding-school literature, Changed Forever, Volume II examines the autobiographical writings of a number of Native Americans who attended the federal Indian boarding schools. Considering a wide range of tribal w...(Read More)
 
 
Charlotte Brontë at the Anthropocene
Charlotte Brontë at the Anthropocene (September 2020)
Shawna Ross - Author

Forges a fresh interpretation of Charlotte Brontë’s oeuvre as a response to ecological instability.

In this book, Shawna Ross argues that Charlotte Brontë was an attentive witness of the Anthropocene and created one of the first literary ecosystems animated by human-caused environmental change. Brontë combined her personal experiences, scientific knowledge, and narrative skills to...(Read More)
 
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