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Postfeminist News
Postfeminist News (August 2002)
Political Women in Media Culture
Mary Douglas Vavrus - Author

2003 Diamond Anniversary Book Award from the National Communication Association

Examines the representation of women in the media.

In the media-saturated decade of the 1990s, news reports shaped public sentiment about women in electoral politics and beyond. Mary Douglas Vavrus explores the process of representing political women in media, and argues that contemporary news accounts promote a p...(Read More)
 
 
Spinster Tales and Womanly Possibilities
Spinster Tales and Womanly Possibilities (December 2001)
Naomi Braun Rosenthal - Author

Looks at changing conceptions of spinsterhood in modern American culture.

The spinster, once a ubiquitous figure in American popular culture, has all but vanished from the scene. Intrigued by the fact that her disappearance seems to have gone unnoticed, Naomi Braun Rosenthal traces the spinster's life and demise by using stories from the Ladies' Home Journal (from 1890, 1913, and 1933), along with Hol...(Read More)
 
 
Intentional Community
Intentional Community (December 2001)
An Anthropological Perspective
Susan Love Brown - Editor

Uses classical anthropological theory to understand “intentional communities” in the United States.

Although anthropologists have studied intentional communities in the past, they have seldom exerted a concerted effort to evaluate the intentional community in terms of the anthropological language of cultural change. Drawing from the work of Victor Turner, Gregory Bateson, and Anthony F. C. Wallace, Intent...(Read More)
 
 
Writing the Radical Center
Writing the Radical Center (October 2001)
William Carlos Williams, John Dewey, and American Cultural Politics
John Beck - Author

Explores the cultural work of two important early-twentieth-century writers: the poet William Carlos Williams and the educator/philosopher John Dewey, both key figures in American democracy.

Placing the philosopher John Dewey and the poet William Carlos Williams together--two important figures of twentieth-century American culture--this book examines the ambitions and failings of progressive liberal culture during the fi...(Read More)
 
 
Michael Jordan, Inc.
Michael Jordan, Inc. (August 2001)
Corporate Sport, Media Culture, and Late Modern America
David L. Andrews - Editor

Uses Michael Jordan as a vehicle for viewing the broader social, economic, political, and technological concerns that frame contemporary culture.

Michael Jordan, Inc.
seeks to make sense of a celebrated figure whose public existence illuminates a late capitalist order defined by the convergence of corporate and media interests. Using Michael Jordan as a vehicle for viewing the broader social, economic, political, and t...(Read More)
 
 
Emerson, Thoreau, and the Role of the Cultural Critic
Emerson, Thoreau, and the Role of the Cultural Critic (December 2000)
Sam McGuire Worley - Author

Reinterprets important works of the social criticism of Emerson and Thoreau as being based in defense of community.

Emerson, Thoreau, and the Role of the Cultural Critic
offers an important reinterpretation of the central works of two key figures in American letters. Drawing upon the work of several important contemporary thinkers--including Michael Walzer, Alisdair MacIntrye, Charles Taylor, and Stanley Cavell--Sam McGuire Worley argu...(Read More)
 
 
Postmodern Journeys
Postmodern Journeys (November 2000)
Film and Culture 1996-1998
Joseph Natoli - Author

Part memoir, part cultural criticism, this fast-paced ride through the postmodern landscape of American popular culture explores how our responses to headline events and popular films help script the ways in which we imagine ourselves and the world around us.

In Postmodern Journeys, Joseph Natoli continues to chronicle how our responses to headline events and popular film help script the ways in which we imagine ...(Read More)
 
 
Popular Modernity in America
Popular Modernity in America (September 2000)
Experience, Technology, Mythohistory
Michael Thomas Carroll - Author

Examines a wide variety of cultural and technological phenomena that have helped shape American popular culture over the last 150 years.

Does technology alter our ways of being in and perceiving the world, or does it merely serve as a conduit for predetermined patterns of culture? In addressing this question, Popular Modernity in America examines a broad range of related cultural and technological phenomena-from Bing Crosby to I...(Read More)
 
 
Drifting on a Read
Drifting on a Read (February 1999)
Jazz as a Model for Writing
Michael Jarrett - Author

For almost a century, writers such as Ralph Ellison, Michael Ondaatje, and Ishmael Reed have expressed an affinity for jazz, hearing the music as a model for writing. Jarrett examines their work and the work of others who have brought jazz into language, pushing "interpretation" into the realm of "invention."

For almost a century, writers such as Ralph Ellison, Michael Ondaatje, and Ishmael Reed have expressed an affini...(Read More)
 
 
Metaphysics
Metaphysics (August 1998)
Josiah Royce - Author
William Ernest Hocking - Editor
Richard Hocking - Editor
Frank Oppenheim - Editor

An edited transcript of the great Harvard philosopher Josiah Royce's last year-long course in metaphysics, given at Harvard in 1915-1916.

This book is an edited transcript of Josiah Royce's last year-long course in metaphysics at Harvard in 1915-1916.

"Nowhere else did Royce have an opportunity to explain the relations between his two most ambitious works, The World and the Individual and ...(Read More)
 
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