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The End of Dissatisfaction?
The End of Dissatisfaction? (November 2003)
Jacques Lacan and the Emerging Society of Enjoyment
Todd McGowan - Author

2004 Gary Olson Award for best book in cultural theory presented by JAC

Explains why the American cultural obsession with enjoying ourselves actually makes it more difficult to do so.

Exploring the emergence of a societal imperative to enjoy ourselves, Todd McGowan builds on the work of such theorists as Jacques Lacan, Slavoj Zizek, Joan Copjec, and Theresa Brennan to argue that we a...(Read More)
 
 
Leaving Little Italy
Leaving Little Italy (November 2003)
Essaying Italian American Culture
Fred L. Gardaphe - Author

Provides an overview of the past, present, and future of Italian American culture.

Leaving Little Italy
explores the various forces that have shaped and continue to mold Italian American culture. Early chapters offer a historical survey of major developments in Italian American culture, from the early mass immigration period to the present day, situating these developments within the larger framework of American cult...(Read More)
 
 
Landscapes of Abandonment
Landscapes of Abandonment (October 2003)
Capitalism, Modernity, and Estrangement
Roger A. Salerno - Author

Examines the relationship of modern life, including modern capitalism, to feelings and phenomena of abandonment.

Using social theory and cultural analysis, Roger A. Salerno explores the relationship of abandonment to the construction of contemporary capitalistic cultures. Beginning with an array of narratives on the emergence of capitalism in the West and its undermining of traditional social institutions and structures...(Read More)
 
 
Disgust
Disgust (October 2003)
Theory and History of a Strong Sensation
Winfried Menninghaus - Author
Howard Eiland - Translator
Joel Golb - Translator

Examines this forceful emotion from philosophical, literary, and art historical perspectives.

"Disgust satiates." — Kant

"Writers only talk stench." — Kafka

"Disgust is the very fundament of social communication." — Bataille

Disgust (Ekel, dégoût) is a state of high ...(Read More)
 
 
Galileo's Pendulum
Galileo's Pendulum (October 2003)
Science, Sexuality, and the Body-Instrument Link
Dusan I. Bjelic - Author
Michael Lynch - Foreword by

Examines the history of science in light of recent theories of sexuality and the body.

Drawing on the theories of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and others who have written on the history of sexuality and the body, Galileo's Pendulum explores how the emergence of the scientific method in the seventeenth century led to a de-emphasis on the body and sexuality. The first half of the book focuses on the historical...(Read More)
 
 
Intellectuals at a Crossroads
Intellectuals at a Crossroads (August 2003)
The Changing Politics of China's Knowledge Workers
Zhidong Hao - Author

A survey of contemporary Chinese intellectuals.

Zhidong Hao’s fascinating book, Intellectuals at a Crossroads, examines groups of contemporary Chinese intellectuals, their successes, failures, identity contradictions, and ethical dilemmas. Three categories of intellectuals are studied: organic intellectuals who serve specific interests, from government and business to working class movements; critical intell...(Read More)
 
 
Imagining Italians
Imagining Italians (August 2003)
The Clash of Romance and Race in American Perceptions, 1880-1910
Joseph P. Cosco - Author

Explores changes in American attitudes toward Italy and Italians during a crucial period of U.S. immigration history.

Integrating history, literary criticism, and cultural studies, Imagining Italians vividly tells the story of two voyages across the Atlantic: America's cultural pilgrimage to Italy and the Italian "racial odyssey" in America. It examines how American representations of Italy, Italians,...(Read More)
 
 
Remaking the Frankenstein Myth on Film
Remaking the Frankenstein Myth on Film (July 2003)
Between Laughter and Horror
Caroline Joan S. Picart - Author

Explores how filmmakers and screenwriters have used comedy and science fiction to extend the boundaries of the Frankenstein narrative.

Focusing on films outside the horror genre, this book offers a unique account of the Frankenstein myth's popularity and endurance. Although the Frankenstein narrative has been a staple in horror films, it has also crossed over into other genres, particularly comedy and science fiction,...(Read More)
 
 
Scenes of the Apple
Scenes of the Apple (July 2003)
Food and the Female Body in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Women's Writing
Tamar Heller - Editor
Patricia Moran - Editor

Examines the rich and multiple meanings of food in women's writing.

Focusing on women's writing of the last two centuries, Scenes of the Apple traces the intricate relationship between food and body image for women. Ranging over a variety of genres, including novels, culinary memoirs, and essays, the contributors explore works by a diverse group of writers, including Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Toni Morrison, Tsitsi ...(Read More)
 
 
The Teacher's Body
The Teacher's Body (July 2003)
Embodiment, Authority, and Identity in the Academy
Diane P. Freedman - Editor
Martha Stoddard Holmes - Editor
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson - Foreword by
Madeleine R. Grumet - Afterword

A rich and honest conversation about professors' lives and the absurdity of trying to separate the personal from the professional.

These highly personal essays from a range of academic settings explore the palpable moments of discomfort, disempowerment, and/or enlightenment that emerge when we discard the fiction that the teacher has no body. Visible and/or invisible, the body can transform both the teacher's experience ...(Read More)
 
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