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Between Camp and Cursi
Between Camp and Cursi (January 2022)
Humor and Homosexuality in Contemporary Mexican Narrative
Brandon P. Bisbey - Author

Examines how contemporary Mexican literature uses humor to contest heteronormativity.

Between Camp and Cursi examines the role of humor in portrayals of homosexuality in contemporary Mexican literature. Brandon P. Bisbey argues that humor based on camp and cursilería—a form of “bad taste” that expresses a sense of social marginalization—is used to represent key social...(Read More)
 
 
The Space of the Transnational
The Space of the Transnational (December 2021)
Feminisms and Ummah in African and Southeast Asian Writing
Shirin E. Edwin - Author

Challenges and reimagines transnational feminism by analyzing the concept of ummah, or community, in Muslim women's writing.

This book examines Muslim women’s creative strategies of deploying religious concepts such as ummah or community to solve such problems as domestic and communal violence, polygamous abuse, sterility, and the violence of heteronormativity. By clo...(Read More)
 
 
Moving for Marriage
Moving for Marriage (October 2021)
Inequalities, Intimacy, and Women's Lives in Rural North India
Shruti Chaudhry - Author

Comparative, ethnographic study of women who migrate for marriage in rural north India.

Based on ethnographic fieldwork in a village in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Moving for Marriage compares the lived experiences of women in “regional” marriages (that conform to caste and community norms within a relatively short distance) with women in “cross-regional” marria...(Read More)
 
 
Argentine Intimacies
Argentine Intimacies (November 2019)
Queer Kinship in an Age of Splendor, 1890−1910
Joseph M. Pierce - Author

Revisits a foundational moment in Argentine history to demonstrate how the crisis of modernity opened up new possibilities for imagining kinship otherwise.

Winner of the 2020 Best Book in the Nineteenth Century Award presented by the Nineteenth Century Section of the Latin American Studies Association

As Argentina rose to political and economic prominence at the tur...(Read More)
 
 
Troubled Memories
Troubled Memories (October 2018)
Iconic Mexican Women and the Traps of Representation
Oswaldo Estrada - Author

2019 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Analyzes literary and cultural representations of iconic Mexican women to explore how these reimaginings can undermine or perpetuate gender norms in contemporary Mexico.

In Troubled Memories, Oswaldo Estrada traces the literary and cultural representations of several iconic Mexican women prod...(Read More)
 
 
México's Nobodies
México's Nobodies (February 2017)
The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women
B. Christine Arce - Author

2018 Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize, presented by the Modern Language Association

HONORABLE MENTION - 2018 Elli Kongas-Maranda Professional Award, presented by the Women's Studies Section of the American Folklore Society

2016 Victoria Urbano Critical Monograph Book Prize, presented by the International Association of Hispanic Feminine Literature and Cu...(Read More)
 
 
Despite All Adversities
Despite All Adversities (December 2015)
Spanish-American Queer Cinema
Andrés Lema-Hincapié - Editor
Debra A. Castillo - Editor

2016 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Provides sophisticated theoretical approaches to Latin American cinema and sexual culture.

Despite All Adversities examines a representative selection of notable queer films by Spanish America’s most important directors since the 1950s. Each chapter focuses on a single film and offers rich an...(Read More)
 
 
Asian Muslim Women
Asian Muslim Women (October 2015)
Globalization and Local Realities
Huma Ahmed-Ghosh - Editor

Presents multifaceted aspects of Asian Muslim women’s lives and agencies.

This book resists the homogenization of Muslim women by detailing the diversity in their lives and by challenging the dominant paradigm of Arabized Islam as the sole interpreter of the faith. Though much has been written on the Middle East, there is a huge gap in research on Asia, which has two-thirds of the world’s Musl...(Read More)
 
 
Contesting Feminisms
Contesting Feminisms (October 2015)
Gender and Islam in Asia
Huma Ahmed-Ghosh - Editor

Creates a new space for hybrid feminist analysis of Asian Muslim women’s lives.

Contesting Feminisms explores how Asian Muslim women make decisions on appropriating Islam and Islamic lifestyles through their own participation in the faith. The contributors highlight the fact that secularism has provided the space for some women to reclaim their religious identity and their own feminisms. Through com...(Read More)
 
 
The Avowal of Difference
The Avowal of Difference (December 2014)
Queer Latino American Narratives
Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui - Author

Discusses how theories of queer performativity, as articulated within the US Academy, are unable to capture the whole of Latino American queer subjectivity and experience.

The Avowal of Difference explores the potentialities and limitations that queer theory offers in the context of Latino American texts and subjects. Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui contrasts Latino American sexual genealogies with the Angl...(Read More)
 
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