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The Better Story
The Better Story (March 2013)
Queer Affects from the Middle East
Dina Georgis - Author

FINALIST - 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the GLBT category

Illuminates the emotional significance of stories in response to racial traumas related to the Middle East.

With a focus on aesthetic texts that narrate stories about or from the Middle East, The Better Story offers fresh insights into political conflict. Dina Georgis argues that narrative is an...(Read More)
 
 
The Prosthetic Pedagogy of Art
The Prosthetic Pedagogy of Art (February 2013)
Embodied Research and Practice
Charles R. Garoian - Author

Uses autobiographical and cultural narratives related to art research and practice to explore, experiment, and improvise multiple correspondences between and among learners’ own lived experiences and understandings, and those of others.

By beginning each chapter of The Prosthetic Pedagogy of Art with an autobiographical assemblage of personal memory and cultural history, Charles R. Garoian creates a...(Read More)
 
 
Zines in Third Space
Zines in Third Space (October 2012)
Radical Cooperation and Borderlands Rhetoric
Adela C. Licona - Author

Develops third-space theory by engaging with zines produced by feminists and queers of color.
Zines in Third Space develops third-space theory with a practical engagement in the subcultural space of zines as alternative media produced specifically by feminists and queers of color. Adela C. Licona explores how borderlands rhetorics function in feminist and queer of-color zines to challenge dominant knowledges as well a...(Read More)
 
 
Fashion Talks
Fashion Talks (September 2012)
Undressing the Power of Style
Shira Tarrant - Editor
Marjorie Jolles - Editor

Essays on the politics of everyday style.

Fashion Talks is a vibrant look at the politics of everyday style. Shira Tarrant and Marjorie Jolles bring together essays that cover topics such as lifestyle Lolitas, Hollywood baby bumps, haute couture hijab, gender fluidity, steampunk, and stripper shoes, and engage readers with accessible and thoughtful analyses of real-world issues. This collection explor...(Read More)
 
 
The Structures of Love
The Structures of Love (April 2012)
Art and Politics beyond the Transference
James Penney - Author

Reframes the terms of cultural analysis with a fresh take on transference theory in Freud and Lacan and a critical engagement with the philosophy of Alain Badiou.

Both Freud and Lacan defined the transference as the ego’s last stand—its final desperate attempt to keep the truth of the unconscious at bay. Both also viewed the transference as a social phenomenon.

In The Stru...(Read More)
 
 
Conversations with Remarkable Native Americans
Conversations with Remarkable Native Americans (March 2012)
Joelle Rostkowski - Author

Entertaining and enlightening interviews with some of today’s most important Native Americans.

In these lively and informative interviews, skillfully contextualized in a national and international sociopolitical perspective, noted ethnohistorian Joëlle Rostkowski brings to light major developments in the Native American experience over the last thirty years. Overcoming hardships they have e...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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