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Feminist Figure Girl
Feminist Figure Girl (February 2015)
Look Hot While You Fight the Patriarchy
Lianne McTavish - Author

Analyzes the author’s transformation from academic to figure competitor.

Feminist Figure Girl chronicles the transformation of art history professor Lianne McTavish, from a university professor into an extraordinarily tanned and crystal-encrusted bikini-wearing “figure girl.” Figure competitions seek a softer appearance than traditional forms of bodybuilding but still require rigorous weightl...(Read More)
 
 
The Avowal of Difference
The Avowal of Difference (December 2014)
Queer Latino American Narratives
Ben. Sifuentes-Jauregui - 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)
 
 
Bad Seeds and Holy Terrors
Bad Seeds and Holy Terrors (November 2014)
The Child Villains of Horror Film
Dominic Lennard - Author

Examines the complexities and contradictions that arise when the monsters in the movies are children.

Since the 1950s, children have provided some of horror’s most effective and enduring villains, from dainty psychopath Rhoda Penmark of The Bad Seed (1956) and spectacularly possessed Regan MacNeil of The Exorcist (1973) to psychic ghost-girl Samara of The Ring (2002) and adopted terror Esther of ...(Read More)
 
 
How to Escape
How to Escape (November 2014)
Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.

Philosopher, music critic, and syndicated columnist Crispin Sartwell has forged a distinctive and fiercely original identity over the years as a cultural commentator. In books about anarchism, art and politics, Native American and African American thought and culture, Eastern spirituality, and American transcendentalism, Sa...(Read More)
 
 
Immigrant Protest
Immigrant Protest (November 2014)
Politics, Aesthetics, and Everyday Dissent
Katarzyna Marciniak - Editor
Imogen Tyler - Editor

Explores how political activism, art, and popular culture challenge the discrimination and injustice faced by “illegal” and displaced peoples.

The last decade has witnessed a global explosion of immigrant protests, political mobilizations by irregular migrants and pro-migrant activists. This volume considers the implications of these struggles for critical understandings of citizenship and borders. Sch...(Read More)
 
 
Retrieving the Human
Retrieving the Human (October 2014)
Reading Paul Gilroy
Rebecka Rutledge Fisher - Editor
Jay Garcia - Editor

An interdisciplinary consideration of Paul Gilroy’s contributions to cultural theory and understandings of modernity.

In the more than twenty years since the publication of his book The Black Atlantic, Paul Gilroy has become a leading Afro-European intellectual whose work in the cultural studies of race has influenced a number of fields and made the study of black Atlantic literatures and cultures ...(Read More)
 
 
Lens, Laboratory, Landscape
Lens, Laboratory, Landscape (September 2014)
Observing Modern Spain
Claudia Schaefer - Author

An interdisciplinary study of the rise of empirical observation in the Spanish arts and sciences as the principle vehicle for acquiring knowledge about the natural world.

Lens, Laboratory, Landscape focuses on competing views about the power of vision in Spain between the 1830s and the 1950s. The photographic lens, laboratory microscope, “retinal vision” of philosopher José Ortega y Gasse...(Read More)
 
 
A Pedagogy of Witnessing
A Pedagogy of Witnessing (August 2014)
Curatorial Practice and the Pursuit of Social Justice
Roger I. Simon - Author

Explores the curating of “difficult knowledge” through the exhibition of lynching photographs in contemporary museums.

This outstanding comparative study on the curating of “difficult knowledge” focuses on two museum exhibitions that presented the same lynching photographs. Through a detailed description of the exhibitions and drawing on interviews with museum staff and visitor comments, Rog...(Read More)
 
 
Passing Interest
Passing Interest (July 2014)
Racial Passing in US Novels, Memoirs, Television, and Film, 1990-2010
Julie Cary Nerad - Editor

Explores how the trope of racial passing continues to serve as a touchstone for gauging public beliefs and anxieties about race in this multiracial era.

The first volume to focus on the trope of racial passing in novels, memoirs, television, and films published or produced between 1990 and 2010, Passing Interest takes the scholarly conversation on passing into the twenty-first century. With contributors ...(Read More)
 
 
The Aesthetics of the Ephemeral
The Aesthetics of the Ephemeral (July 2014)
Memory Theaters in Contemporary Barcelona
Jennifer Duprey - Author

Analyzes theatrical texts and performances while providing political and historical mappings.

In The Aesthetics of the Ephemeral, Jennifer Duprey examines five contemporary plays from Barcelona: Olors and Testament by Josep Maria Benet i Jornet, Antígona by Jordi Coca, Forasters by Sergi Belbel, and Temptació by Carles Batlle. She argues that in both t...(Read More)
 
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