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Religious Festive Practices in Boston's North End
Religious Festive Practices in Boston's North End (July 2009)
Ephemeral Identities in an Italian American Community
Augusto Ferraiuolo - Author

A comprehensive cultural and historical portrait of Italian American identities in Boston’s North End.

In this lively and accessible book, Augusto Ferraiuolo examines the many religious festivals in the Italian American community of Boston’s North End. Using interviews, participant observation, and visual data, Ferraiuolo creates a vivid picture of how, over the course of a summer season, a number of re...(Read More)
 
 
The Very Thought of Education
The Very Thought of Education (June 2009)
Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Professions
Deborah P. Britzman - Author

2009 Gary A. Olson Award, presented by JAC–a journal of rhetoric, culture, and politics

A startling reading of the educational enterprise through a psychoanalytic lens.

For anyone who has ever been to school, the very thought of education recalls an emotional world denounced. What happens then if we try to understand the emotional scenery of education? Author Deborah P. Britzman...(Read More)
 
 
The Body in Medical Culture
The Body in Medical Culture (April 2009)
Elizabeth Klaver - Editor

2010 CHOICE Outstanding Academic

Engages critically with historical and contemporary representations of the medicalized human body.

How do concepts and constructions of the body shape people’s experiences of agency and objectification within medical culture? As an object of scrutiny, the medicalized body occupies center stage in the work of doctors, nurses, medical exami...(Read More)
 
 
Cary Nelson and the Struggle for the University
Cary Nelson and the Struggle for the University (January 2009)
Poetry, Politics, and the Profession
Michael Rothberg - Editor
Peter K. Garrett - Editor

Scholars engage the ideas and legacy of Cary Nelson in conversations about the corporate university, teaching, poetry, and activism.

At a time when the humanities are suffering crises of funding and legitimacy, Cary Nelson and the Struggle for the University provides an alternative vision: a clear-eyed, nondogmatic approach to engaged scholarship and educational activism in the interest of the public good. T...(Read More)
 
 
Locating Race
Locating Race (January 2009)
Global Sites of Post-Colonial Citizenship
Malini Johar Schueller - Author

Pinpoints the limits of many current globalization theories in challenging racial oppression, and argues instead for local and situated strategies for resisting racism and imperialism.

Locating Race provides a powerful critique of theories and fictions of globalization that privilege migration, transnationalism, and flows. Malini Johar Schueller argues that in order to resist racism and imperialism in the Un...(Read More)
 
 
Paradigm City
Paradigm City (January 2009)
Space, Culture, and Capitalism in Hong Kong
Janet Ng - Author

Materially grounded analysis of contemporary film, literature, and music in Hong Kong that resists the superficial stereotypes of the “global city.”

Hong Kong is often cast in the role of the paradigmatic “global city,” epitomizing postmodernism and globalization, and representing a vision of a cosmopolitan global and capitalist future. In Paradigm City, Janet Ng takes us past the obses...(Read More)
 
 
Victorian Fetishism
Victorian Fetishism (January 2009)
Intellectuals and Primitives
Peter Melville Logan - Author

Examines the importance of fetishism in nineteenth-century cultural theory.

Victorian Fetishism argues that fetishism was central to the development of cultural theory in the nineteenth century. From 1850 to 1900, when theories of social evolution reached their peak, European intellectuals identified all “primitive” cultures with “Primitive Fetishism,” a psychological form of sel...(Read More)
 
 
Exploratory Musicism
Exploratory Musicism (January 2009)
Ideas for Spontaneous Composition
Karlton E. Hester - Author

Explores music as an element of life ritual directed towards continual physical, subjective, and psychic motion towards self-realization and transcendence.

Music is not a separate practice in most ancient world cultures; but, rather, it is a part of an interdisciplinary collection of artistic modes of expression that include various aural, kinetic, and visual components. Karlton E. Hester is a c...(Read More)
 
 
Disciplining the Holocaust
Disciplining the Holocaust (October 2008)
Karyn Ball - Author

Explores the relationship between disciplinarity and contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust.

Disciplining the Holocaust examines critics’ efforts to defend a rigorous and morally appropriate image of the Holocaust. Rather than limiting herself to polemics about the “proper” approach to traumatic history, Karyn Ball explores recent trends in intellectual history that g...(Read More)

 
 
The Oprah Affect
The Oprah Affect (October 2008)
Critical Essays on Oprah's Book Club
Cecilia Konchar Farr - Editor
Jaime Harker - Editor

Essays explore the broad cultural impact of Oprah’s Book Club.

The Oprah Affect explores the cultural impact of Oprah’s Book Club, particularly in light of debates about the definition and purpose of literature in American culture. For the critics collected here, Oprah’s Book Club stands, in the context of American literary history, not as an egregious undermining of who we are and what...(Read More)
 
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