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Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age
Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age (June 2014)
Saïd Amir Arjomand - Editor

A pioneering approach to social theory that rectifies overreliance on Western historical experience of development and modernization.

In this pioneering volume, leading international scholars argue for the development of a new approach to social theory that draws on regional studies for the conduct of comparative analysis in the global age. Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age moves beyon...(Read More)
 
 
American Dolorologies
American Dolorologies (April 2014)
Pain, Sentimentalism, Biopolitics
Simon Strick - Author

Offers a critical history of the role of pain, suffering, and compassion in democratic culture.

American Dolorologies presents a theoretically sophisticated intervention into contemporary equations of subjectivity with trauma. Simon Strick argues against a universalism of pain and instead foregrounds the intimate relations of bodily affect with racial and gender politics. In concise and original readings ...(Read More)
 
 
Living on Your Own
Living on Your Own (April 2014)
Single Women, Rental Housing, and Post-Revolutionary Affect in Contemporary South Korea
Jesook Song - Author

An ethnography of young, single women struggling to live independently in South Korea.

Living on Your Own is an ethnography of young, single women in South Korea who seek to live independently. Using extensive interviews, along with media analysis and archival research, Jesook Song traces the women’s difficulties in achieving residential autonomy. Song exposes the clash between the women’s bu...(Read More)
 
 
Slouching towards Gaytheism
Slouching towards Gaytheism (April 2014)
Christianity and Queer Survival in America
W. C. Harris - Author

Argues that homophobia will not be eradicated in the United States until religion is ended.

Slouching towards Gaytheism brings together two intellectual traditions—the New Atheism and queer theory—and moves beyond them to offer a new voice for gay Americans and atheists alike. Examining the continued vehemence of homophobia in cultural and political debate regarding queer equality, this unabas...(Read More)
 
 
Happiness as Enterprise
Happiness as Enterprise (March 2014)
An Essay on Neoliberal Life
Sam Binkley - Author

Examines the contemporary discourse on happiness through the lens of governmentality theory.

Recent decades have seen an explosion of interest in the phenomenon of happiness, as evidenced by self-help books, talk shows, spiritual mentoring, business management, and relationship counseling. At the center of this development is the expanding influence of “positive psychology,” which places the concern wi...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Explicit
Beyond Explicit (February 2014)
Pornography and the Displacement of Sex
Helen Hester - Author

Develops a novel characterization of the pornographic as a cultural concept.

This original contribution to porn studies aims to interrogate previously untheorized changes in contemporary understandings of the pornographic. Helen Hester argues that the words “porn” and “pornographic” are currently being applied to an ever-expanding range of material and that this change in language usage ref...(Read More)
 
 
Uncoupling American Empire
Uncoupling American Empire (January 2014)
Cultural Politics of Deviance and Unequal Difference, 1890-1910
Yu-Fang Cho - Author

A cultural studies consideration of marriage and those considered “deviant” in the nineteenth-century American imagination.

A radical revision of the politics of race and sexuality within racial capitalism, Uncoupling American Empire provides an original cultural genealogy of how the institutionalization of marriage shaped imagined relationships among working people who were seen as sexually devia...(Read More)
 
 
Postmodernism, Traditional Cultural Forms, and African American Narratives
Postmodernism, Traditional Cultural Forms, and African American Narratives (December 2013)
W. Lawrence Hogue - Author

Examines how six writers reconfigure African American subjectivity in ways that recall postmodernist theory.

This book explores how African American social and political movements, African American studies, independent scholars, and traditional cultural forms revisit and challenge the representation of the African American as deviant other. After surveying African American history and cultural politics, W. Lawren...(Read More)
 
 
Virtual Intimacies
Virtual Intimacies (December 2013)
Media, Affect, and Queer Sociality
Shaka McGlotten - Author

Uses ethnography and cultural analysis to track scenes of intimate connection and disconnection among gay men across an array of media sites.

Virtual Intimacies tells the stories of gay men, including the author, who navigate social worlds in which the boundaries between real and virtual have been thoroughly confounded. Shaka McGlotten analyzes intimate connection and disconnection across an array of media s...(Read More)
 
 
Fifties Ethnicities
Fifties Ethnicities (November 2013)
The Ethnic Novel and Mass Culture at Midcentury
Tracy Floreani - Author

Demonstrates how written and visual representations worked to construct definitions of ethnicity in midcentury America.

Fifties Ethnicities brings together a variety of texts to explore what it meant to be American in the middle of “America’s Century.” In a series of comparative readings that draws on novels, television programs, movie magazines, and films, Tracy Floreani crosses generi...(Read More)
 
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