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Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusive Excellence
Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusive Excellence (June 2014)
Transdisciplinary and Global Perspectives
Seth N. Asumah - Editor
Mechthild Nagel - Editor

2016 NYASA Book Award, presented by the New York African Studies Association

An interdisciplinary anthology exploring issues related to diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.


When students are introduced to the study of diversity and social justice, it is usually from sociological and psychological perspectives. The scholars and activists featured in this ...(Read More)
 
 
Good White People
Good White People (June 2014)
The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism
Shannon Sullivan - Author

2016 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award, presented by the Society of Professors of Education

2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title


Argues for the necessity of a new ethos for middle-class white anti-racism.

Building on her book Revealing Whiteness, Shannon Sullivan identifies a constellation of attitudes c...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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