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Reconstructing the Civic
Reconstructing the Civic (June 2020)
Palestinian Civil Activism in Israel
Amal Jamal - Author

 
 
The Politics of Right Sex
The Politics of Right Sex (June 2020)
Transgressive Bodies, Governmentality, and the Limits of Trans Rights
Courtenay W. Daum - Author

Examines the limitations of rights-based mobilization and litigation for advancing the interests of trans individuals in the contemporary United States.

While the growing attention to trans rights and the development of trans-specific interest groups suggest that the time is right for a trans rights movement akin to prior civil rights movements, The Politics of Right Sex explores the limitations of rights-based mobilizati...(Read More)
 
 
Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World
Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World (June 2020)
Ahmed Al-Rawi - Author

Critically evaluates the rapid changes that have happened in women’s lives in the contemporary Middle East due to globalization and the increasing popularity of modern technology and social media use.

Following the Arab Spring events in 2011, a number of important women’s social movements, as well as female figures and online communities, emerged to create positive change and demand equality with men. In Women&rs...(Read More)
 
 
Fearless
Fearless (May 2020)
A. Bartlett Giamatti and the Battle for Fairness in America
Neil Thomas Proto - Author

 
 
Capital in the Mirror
Capital in the Mirror (April 2020)
Critical Social Theory and the Aesthetic Dimension
Daniel Krier - Editor
Mark P. Worrell - Editor

Analyzes contemporary capitalism through the products of culture and art for fresh insight into emancipatory possibilities concealed within capitalism’s darkest dynamics.

Aesthetic objects, crafted as poetic reflections of the contradictory worlds that they inhabit, are simultaneously theorized and theorizing. In Capital in the Mirror, eminent critical theorists explore the aesthetic dimension for reflective visions...(Read More)
 
 
Bringing the Nation Back In
Bringing the Nation Back In (March 2020)
Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and the Struggle to Define a New Politics
Mark Luccarelli - Editor
Rosario Forlenza - Editor
Steven Colatrella - Editor

Argues that concern with the national and national community will be a key factor in redefining twenty-first century-politics.

Bringing the Nation Back In takes as its starting point a series of developments that shaped politics in the United States and Europe over the past thirty years: the end of the Cold War, the rise of financial and economic globalization, the creation of the European Union, and the development of t...(Read More)
 
 
Civilization and Barbarism
Civilization and Barbarism (March 2020)
Punishing Criminals in the Twenty-First Century
Graeme R. Newman - Author

Challenges the established corrections paradigm and argues for replacing mass incarceration with a viable and more humane alternative.

The practice of mass incarceration has come under increasing criticism by criminologists and corrections experts who, nevertheless, find themselves at a loss when it comes to offering credible, practical, and humane alternatives. In Civilization and Barbarism, Graeme R. Newman argues t...(Read More)
 
 
Miraculous Realism
Miraculous Realism (March 2020)
The French-Walloon Cinéma du Nord
Niels Niessen - Author

An authoritative study of this postsecular film movement from the French-Belgian border region that rose to prominence at the turn of the twenty-first century.

At the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, two movies from northern-Francophone Europe swept almost all the main awards. Rosetta by the Walloon directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne won the Golden Palm, and L’humanité by the French director Bruno Dumont w...(Read More)
 
 
Postcolonial Lack
Postcolonial Lack (March 2020)
Identity, Culture, Surplus
Gautam Basu Thakur - Author

Examines representations of surplus enjoyment in postcolonial literature and film to focus on self-other relations rather than difference.

Postcolonial Lack reconvenes dialogue between Lacanian psychoanalysis and postcolonial theory in order to expand the range of cultural analyses of the former and make the latter theoretically relevant to the demands of contemporary narratives of othering, exclusion, and cultural appro...(Read More)
 
 
Victorian Structures
Victorian Structures (March 2020)
Architecture, Society, and Narrative
Jody Griffith - Author

Argues that the description of buildings frequently encountered in Victorian novels offer more than evocative settings for characters and plot; instead, such descriptions signal these novels’ self-reflexive consideration of the structure itself.

Although Victorian novels often feature lengthy descriptions of the buildings where characters live, work, and pray, we may not always notice the stories these buildings tell. But...(Read More)
 
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