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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)
 
 
Identity Matters
Identity Matters (March 2004)
Schooling the Student Body in Academic Discourse
Donna LeCourt - Author

Blends memoir and scholarship to provide a moving and sometimes unsettling look at how academic discourse affects the cultural values and identities that students bring into the writing classroom.

Identity Matters
explores the question that consistently plagues composition teachers: why do their pedagogies so often fail? Donna LeCourt suggests that the answer may lie with the very identities, values, and modes of exp...(Read More)
 
 
Between Femininities
Between Femininities (September 2003)
Ambivalence, Identity, and the Education of Girls
Marnina Gonick - Author

An investigation into the complex processes of "becoming a girl."

Arguing for a recognition of the contradictory and ambivalent identifications that both attract and repel those who live the social category "girl," Marnina Gonick analyzes the discourses and practices defining female sexuality, embodiment, relationship to self and other, material culture, use of social space, and cultural-political ...(Read More)
 
 
Elites, Language, and the Politics of Identity
Elites, Language, and the Politics of Identity (March 2003)
The Norwegian Case in Comparative Perspective
Gregg Bucken-Knapp - Author

Uses Norway to test the claim that elites are central to the politicization of linguistic conflict.

Why and when do linguistic cleavages within a nation become politicized? Using Norway—where language has played a particularly salient role in the nation’s history—as a case study, Gregg Bucken-Knapp explores these questions and challenges the notion that the politicization of language conflict is a respo...(Read More)
 
 
Despotic Bodies and Transgressive Bodies
Despotic Bodies and Transgressive Bodies (November 2002)
Spanish Culture from Francisco Franco to Jesus Franco
Tatjana Pavlovic - Author

Examines crucial moments of transition in Spanish culture and society during both dictatorship and democracy.

Focusing on Spanish culture and society in the second half of the twentieth century, Despotic Bodies and Transgressive Bodies traverses a variety of disciplines: literature, film studies, cultural studies, feminist theory, and history, to examine crucial moments of cultural transition. Beginning with ...(Read More)
 
 
Ideology and Jewish Identity in Israeli and American Literature
Ideology and Jewish Identity in Israeli and American Literature (September 2001)
Emily Miller Budick - Editor

Israeli and American critics debate what constitutes Jewish identity in modern Jewish literature.

By creating a dialogue between Israeli and American Jewish authors, scholars, and intellectuals, this book examines how these two literatures, which traditionally do not address one another directly, nevertheless share some commonalities and affinities. The disinclination of Israeli and American Jewish fictional narratives to gravitate tow...(Read More)
 
 
Whiteness Just Isn't What It Used To Be
Whiteness Just Isn't What It Used To Be (August 2001)
White Identity in a Changing South Africa
Melissa Steyn - Author

Winner of the 2002 Outstanding Book Award, National Communication Association, International and Intercultural Communication Division

Narratively explores how the changes in South Africa's social and political structure are changing the white population's identity and sense of self.

The election of 1994, which heralded the demise of Apartheid as a legally enforced institutionalization of &qu...(Read More)

 
 
Codes and Contradictions
Codes and Contradictions (March 2000)
Race, Gender Identity, and Schooling
Jeanne Drysdale Weiler - Author

This in-depth look at a diverse group of young women at an alternative high school illuminates issues of race, class, gender, and identity formation, and shows the enormous power of schools to re-orient young women from school failure to success.

This book examines the variations in the constitution of female gender in a group of young working class women of African American, Latina, U.S., Puerto Rican, and white Europe...(Read More)
 
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