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Listening and Voice
Listening and Voice (October 2007)
Phenomenologies of Sound, Second Edition
Don Ihde - Author

New and expanded edition of the now classic study in the phenomenology of sound.

Listening and Voice is an updated and expanded edition of Don Ihde’s groundbreaking 1976 classic in the study of sound. Ranging from the experience of sound through language, music, religion, and silence, clear examples and illustrations take the reader into the important and often overlooked role of the auditory in human l...(Read More)
 
 
Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture
Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture (October 2007)
From Franco to LA MOVIDA
Gema Perez-Sanchez - Author

Offers a sustained analysis of both high and low queer culture and its connections to cultural and political processes in Spain.

Gema Pérez-Sánchez argues that the process of political and cultural transition from dictatorship to democracy in Spain can be read allegorically as a shift from a dictatorship that followed a self-loathing “homosexual” model to a democracy that identified as a ...(Read More)
 
 
Seoul Searching
Seoul Searching (October 2007)
Culture and Identity in Contemporary Korean Cinema
Frances Gateward - Editor

Korean cinema as industry, art form, and cultural product.

Seoul Searching is a collection of fourteen provocative essays about contemporary South Korean cinema, the most productive and dynamic cinema in Asia. Examining the three dominant genres that have led Korean film to international acclaim—melodramas, big-budget action blockbusters, and youth films—the contributors look at Korean cinema as i...(Read More)
 
 
Of Irony and Empire
Of Irony and Empire (September 2007)
Islam, the West, and the Transcultural Invention of Africa
Laura Rice - Author

Examines the transformative power of irony in the creation of Muslim Africa.

Of Irony and Empire is a dynamic, thorough examination of Muslim writers from former European colonies in Africa who have increasingly entered into critical conversations with the metropole. Focusing on the period between World War I and the present, “the age of irony,” this book explores the political and symbolic invent...(Read More)
 
 
Cuba
Cuba (August 2007)
Idea of a Nation Displaced
Andrea O'Reilly Herrera - Editor

Internationally renowned scholars address the Cuban diaspora from multiple perspectives and locations.

In Cuba, internationally renowned artists, philosophers, and writers reflect on the idea of a nation displaced. Featuring contributions from Isabel Alvarez Borland, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, María Cristina García, William Navarrete, Eliana Rivero, Rafael Rojas, and Carlos Victoria, as well a...(Read More)
 
 
Gettin' My Word Out
Gettin' My Word Out (August 2007)
Voices of Urban Youth Activists
Leonisa Ardizzone - Author

Addresses the social, educational, and political implications of youth activism, especially peace activism.

At a time when many adults criticize young people as being self-absorbed and apolitical, this book demonstrates, through research conducted with inner-city youth activists, the inaccuracy of this judgment. Working through nonformal activist organizations, Leonisa Ardizzone examines how youth activists respond...(Read More)
 
 
Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance
Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance (August 2007)
The News Media and Michael Newdow's Constitutional Challenge
Ronald Bishop - Author
Nadine Strossen - Foreword by

Explores atheist Michael Newdow’s constitutional challenge and how the news media marginalized him from the moment the Ninth Circuit handed down its controversial ruling that the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional.

Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance explores the landmark lawsuit filed by avowed atheist Michael Newdow against the Elk Grove Unified School District in California, in which he claimed...(Read More)
 
 
The Lacanian Left
The Lacanian Left (August 2007)
Essays on Psychoanalysis and Politics
Yannis Stavrakakis - Author

Innovative exploration of the relationship of Lacanian psychoanalysis to political and democratic theory.

In recent years psychoanalysis—especially Lacanian theory—has been gradually acknowledged as a vital resource in the ongoing reorientation of contemporary political theory and analysis. Of particular note is that the work of Jacques Lacan is increasingly being used by major political philosophers ...(Read More)
 
 
Republic of Readers?
Republic of Readers? (April 2007)
The Literary Turn in Political Thought and Analysis
Simon Stow - Author

2007 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Defends political philosophy and social science against the rival claims of literature and literary criticism.

What is the proper role for literature in political thought and analysis? Can reading novels make us better citizens of a liberal democratic society? What is the status of argument and reason in an academy dominated by readings and redescri...(Read More)
 
 
Irish and African American Cinema
Irish and African American Cinema (April 2007)
Identifying Others and Performing Identities, 1980-2000
Maria Pramaggiore - Author

How these two cinemas portray complex and changing notions of national and racial identity.

Focusing on two film traditions not normally studied together, Maria Pramaggiore examines more than two dozen Irish and African American films, including Do the Right Thing, In the Name of the Father, The Crying Game, Boyz N the Hood, The Snapper, and He Got Game, ar...(Read More)

 
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