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Governing the Female Body
Governing the Female Body (January 2010)
Gender, Health, and Networks of Power
Lori Reed - Editor
Paula Saukko - Editor

A feminist and Foucauldian analysis of a variety of emerging gendered discourses.

Drawing on Foucault’s notion of governmentality, this collection explores relations between the intimate governance of bodies and political governance. The contributors offer empirically grounded yet theoretically sophisticated case studies showing how gendered, racialized, and socioeconomic agendas structure medical and s...(Read More)

 
 
My Life at the Gym
My Life at the Gym (December 2009)
Feminist Perspectives on Community through the Body
Jo Malin - Editor

Personal accounts celebrating the place of exercise in women’s lives—and as the site of women’s community.

“Very often, my workouts are the best part of my day,” notes feminist writer Jo Malin. My Life at the Gym celebrates women’s experiences of exercise and the found spaces for this activity as places of community with other women. Neither elite athletes nor dancers, the contributors to this volume a...(Read More)
 
 
Policing Narratives and the State of Terror
Policing Narratives and the State of Terror (November 2009)
Robin Truth Goodman - Author

Examines the recent “War on Terror” and the increasing privatization of international policing through the lens of detective fiction and security and espionage narratives.

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, world politics have increasingly mirrored plots of detective novels, with high-profile criminal investigations that cross multiple borders and the internationalized law enforcement pr...(Read More)

 
 
Constructing the Nation
Constructing the Nation (October 2009)
A Race and Nationalism Reader
Mariana Ortega - Editor
Linda Martín Alcoff - Editor

Philosophers and social theorists of color examine how racism can creep into defensive forms of nationalism.

“What does it mean today to be an ‘American’ when one does not represent or embody the norm of ‘Americanness’ because of one’s race, ethnicity, culture of origin, religion, or some combination of these? What is the norm of ‘Americanness’ today, how has it chang...(Read More)
 
 
The Trauma Controversy
The Trauma Controversy (October 2009)
Philosophical and Interdisciplinary Dialogues
Kristen Brown Golden - Editor
Bettina G. Bergo - Editor

Provides multiple and accessible perspectives on trauma both as a condition and as a cultural phenomenon.

More than a psychiatric or spiritual condition, trauma is an experience that exceeds the capacity of language to fix and settle it. As trauma crosses the lives of individuals and erupts into cultural and historical collectivities, it invites comparison with psychological dilemmas. But how best to compare indivi...(Read More)
 
 
Yitzhak Rabin's Assassination and the Dilemmas of Commemoration
Yitzhak Rabin's Assassination and the Dilemmas of Commemoration (October 2009)
Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi - Author

Examines how Israeli society has commemorated Yitzhak Rabin.

How does a society cope with the challenge of acknowledging and commemorating difficult aspects of its past? In Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination and the Dilemmas of Commemoration, Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi develops a timely sociology of commemoration, drawing on the public memory of Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated ...(Read More)
 
 
Destination Dictatorship
Destination Dictatorship (October 2009)
The Spectacle of Spain's Tourist Boom and the Reinvention of Difference
Justin Crumbaugh - Author

Examines the relationship of Spain’s 1960s tourist boom to Franco’s right-wing dictatorship.

When the right-wing military dictatorship of Francisco Franco decided in 1959 to devalue the Spanish currency and liberalize the economy, the country’s already steadily growing tourist industry suddenly ballooned to astounding proportions. Throughout the 1960s, glossy images of high-rise hotels, crowded bea...(Read More)
 
 
Vampire God
Vampire God (October 2009)
The Allure of the Undead in Western Culture
Mary Y. Hallab - Author

Examines the enormous popular appeal of vampires from early Greek and Slavic folklore to present-day popular culture.

It seems we’re awash in vampires these days, in everything from movies, television shows, and novels to role-playing games, rock bands, and breakfast cereals. But what accounts for their enduring popular appeal? In Vampire God, Mary Y. Hallab examines the mythic figure of the vamp...(Read More)
 
 
Latinos in Dixie
Latinos in Dixie (October 2009)
Class and Assimilation in Richmond, Virginia
Debra J. Schleef - Author
H.B. Cavalcanti - Author

A look at the Latino experience in the American South using data from Richmond, Virginia.

Confounding stereotypes, this book details the experiences of a growing but little-known group: Latinos who have settled in the American South. Authors Debra J. Schleef and H. B. Cavalcanti provide rich survey data from Richmond, Virginia, a midsize city where a Latino community has only recently emerged. Notably, many of the n...(Read More)
 
 
Queer Externalities
Queer Externalities (September 2009)
Hazardous Encounters in American Culture
W. C. Harris - Author

Provocative take on the negative effects of increasing queer visibility and assimilation on the lives of queer people and politics in the U.S.

In television shows such as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and movies like Brokeback Mountain, as well as gay young adult novels and other media coverage of queer people—including the outing of several prominent Republicans—queer lives are becoming...(Read More)
 
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