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Rebellious Histories
Rebellious Histories (March 2012)
The Amistad Slave Revolt and the Cultures of Late Twentieth-Century Black Transnationalism
Matthew J. Christensen - Author

Traces the emergence of creative texts focusing on the nineteenth-century slave trade to make sense of the radicalized effects of global capitalism.

From the early 1970s to the mid-1990s, playwrights, novelists, filmmakers, visual artists, and prison writers from Sierra Leone and the United States brought a new attention to the events of the 1839 Amistad shipboard slave rebellion. As a testament of the h...(Read More)
Martial Arts as Embodied Knowledge
Martial Arts as Embodied Knowledge (December 2011)
Asian Traditions in a Transnational World
D. S. Farrer - Editor
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor

A wide-ranging scholarly consideration of the martial arts.

This landmark work provides a wide-ranging scholarly consideration of the traditional Asian martial arts. Most of the contributors to the volume are practitioners of the martial arts, and all are keenly aware that these traditions now exist in a transnational context. The book’s cutting-edge research includes ethnography and approaches from film, li...(Read More)
Reading Human Nature
Reading Human Nature (March 2011)
Literary Darwinism in Theory and Practice
Joseph Carroll - Author

Showcases the latest developments in literary Darwinism, a powerful approach that integrates evolutionary social science with literary humanism.

As the founder and leading practitioner of “literary Darwinism,” Joseph Carroll remains at the forefront of a major movement in literary studies. Signaling key new developments in this approach, Reading Human Nature contains trenchant theoretical ess...(Read More)
Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions
Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions (August 2010)
Kwai-Cheung Lo - Author

Innovative analysis of the relationship of gender to East Asian economic development.

In Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions, Kwai-Cheung Lo explores the excesses associated with the phenomenal economic growth in East Asia, including surplus capital, environmental waste, and the unbalanced ratio of men to women in the region, connecting the production of capitalist “excess&rdquo...(Read More)
Teaching the Silk Road
Teaching the Silk Road (June 2010)
A Guide for College Teachers
Jacqueline M. Moore - Editor
Rebecca Woodward Wendelken - Editor

Advocating a global as opposed to a Eurocentric perspective in the college classroom, discusses why and how to teach about China’s Silk Road.

The romance of the Silk Road journey, with its exotic locales and luxury goods, still excites the popular imagination. But study of the trade routes between China and central Asia that flourished from about 200 BCE to the 1500s can also greatly enhance contempora...(Read More)

Native Authenticity
Native Authenticity (April 2010)
Transnational Perspectives on Native American Literary Studies
Deborah L. Madsen - Editor

A survey of current critical perspectives on how North American indigenous peoples are viewed and represented transnationally.

An indispensable resource for readers, students, and scholars of Native literatures in North America, Native Authenticity offers a clear, comprehensive, and systematic look at the diversity of critical approaches to the idea of “Indian-ness.” Some of the foremost transat...(Read More)
American Buddhism as a Way of Life
American Buddhism as a Way of Life (April 2010)
Gary Storhoff - Editor
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor

Explores a range of Buddhist perspectives in a distinctly American context.

The United States is becoming more comfortable with Buddhism each year. Celebrity converts, the popularity of the Dalai Lama, a stream of references in popular culture, and mala beads on every third person’s wrist all indicate that Buddhism is becoming an accepted part of American life, even if a relatively small percentage of th...(Read More)
Proving Up
Proving Up (March 2010)
Domesticating Land in U.S. History
Lisi Krall - Author

Uses the interdisciplinary approach of evolutionary economics to explore the history of land domestication in the United States.

On July 9, 1920, William Krall, a coal miner in Wyoming, was shot by his neighbor in a dispute over water as he attempted to “prove up” and gain title to his homestead. Attempting to understand her grandfather’s passion and determination for making his own 160 acres of...(Read More)
Unresolved Identities
Unresolved Identities (March 2010)
Discourse, Ambivalence, and Urban Immigrant Students
Bic Ngo - Author
Deborah P. Britzman - Foreword by

Explores the ways that immigrant youth identities are shaped by dominant discourses.

In her ethnographic study of Lao American students at an urban, public high school, Bic Ngo shows how simplistic accounts of these students smooth over unfinished, precarious identities and contested social relations. Exploring the ways that immigrant youth identities are shaped by dominant discourses that simplify and confine the...(Read More)
Reading Derrida and Ricoeur
Reading Derrida and Ricoeur (February 2010)
Improbable Encounters between Deconstruction and Hermeneutics
Eftichis Pirovolakis - Author

Offers a constructive new approach to the debate between hermeneutics and deconstruction.

Written in the aftermath of the deaths of the French philosophers Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) and Paul Ricoeur (1913–2005), this book is an important and innovative study of the contentious relation between deconstruction and hermeneutics. Offering close readings of Derrida’s and Ricoeur’s writings on ...(Read More)
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