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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)
 
 
Indigenous Bodies
Indigenous Bodies (October 2013)
Reviewing, Relocating, Reclaiming
Jacqueline Fear-Segal - Editor
Rebecca Tillett - Editor

An interdisciplinary exploration of indigenous bodies.

This interdisciplinary collection of essays, by both Natives and non-Natives, explores presentations and representations of indigenous bodies in historical and contemporary contexts. Recent decades have seen a wealth of scholarship on the body in a wide range of disciplines. Indigenous Bodies extends this scholarship in exciting new ways, bringing tog...(Read More)
 
 
The Study of Judaism
The Study of Judaism (October 2013)
Authenticity, Identity, Scholarship
Aaron W. Hughes - Author

Considers Jewish studies as an academic discipline from its origins to the present.
The relationship between Jewish studies and religious studies is a long and complicated one, full of tensions and possibilities. Whereas the majority of scholars working within Jewish studies contend that the discipline is in a very healthy state, many who work in theory and method in religious studies disagree. For them, Jewish studies represents...(Read More)
 
 
Mutual Othering
Mutual Othering (July 2013)
Islam, Modernity, and the Politics of Cross-Cultural Encounters in Pre-Colonial Moroccan and European Travel Writing
Ahmed Idrissi Alami - Author

Explores interactions between Europeans and Moroccans on both sides of the straits in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

For the first time, readings of Moroccan travel writing in Arabic are juxtaposed with French and British writing about Morocco in a critical exploration of nineteenth-century concepts of modernity. Ahmed Idrissi Alami investigates the complex dynamics concerning colonial expansion, mili...(Read More)
 
 
Lost in Transition
Lost in Transition (June 2013)
Hong Kong Culture in the Age of China
Yiu-Wai Chu - Author

Looks at the fate of Hong Kong’s unique culture since its reversion to China.

In this timely and insightful book, Yiu-Wai Chu takes stock of Hong Kong’s culture since its transition to a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China in 1997. Hong Kong had long functioned as the capitalist and democratic stepping stone to China for much of the world. Its highly original popula...(Read More)
 
 
Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood
Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood (June 2013)
Resisting Monomaternalism in Adoptive, Lesbian, Blended, and Polygamous Families
Shelley M. Park - Author

Provides a model for queering motherhood that resists racist, neoliberal, and hetero- or homonormative ideals of “good” mothering.

Bridging the gap between feminist studies of motherhood and queer theory, Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood articulates a provocative philosophy of queer kinship that need not be rooted in lesbian or gay sexual identities. Working from an interdisciplinary fr...(Read More)
 
 
Why Europe Is Lesbian and Gay Friendly (and Why America Never Will Be)
Why Europe Is Lesbian and Gay Friendly (and Why America Never Will Be) (June 2013)
Angelia R. Wilson - Author

Offers an analysis of the political economy of care in order to explain how lesbian and gay citizens in Europe benefit from equality more than those in the United States.

Why Europe Is Lesbian and Gay Friendly (and Why America Never Will Be) examines the differences in politics, policy, and culture in leading Western democracies and offers an explanation as to why lesbian and gay citizens in Europe reap ...(Read More)
 
 
Sustained by Eating, Consumed by Eating Right
Sustained by Eating, Consumed by Eating Right (April 2013)
Reflections, Rhymes, Rants, and Recipes
Eric L. Ball - Author

Returning to his hometown after a fifteen-year absence, a northern New Yorker confronts his unlikely Mediterranean past.

When Eric L. Ball returned to his hometown in northern New York after a fifteen-year absence that included time in Greece, he began building his version of the good life, largely revolving around growing, foraging, and cooking safe and wholesome foods. Yet, surrounded by family and old memories...(Read More)
 
 
Figuring Religions
Figuring Religions (March 2013)
Comparing Ideas, Images, and Activities
Shubha Pathak - Editor

Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.

Figuring Religions offers new ways of comparing prominent features of the world’s religions. Comparison has been at the heart of religious studies as a modern academic discipline, but comparison can be problematic. Scholars of religion have been faulted for ignoring or reinterpreting differences to create a universal paradigm. ...(Read More)
 
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