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Calling Cards
Calling Cards (March 2005)
Theory and Practice in the Study of Race, Gender, and Culture
Jacqueline Jones Royster - Editor
Ann Marie Mann Simpkins - Editor

2006 Nancy Dasher Award for Best Book on Professional and Pedagogical Issues

Explores personal and professional issues in the study of race, gender, and culture.

In recent decades, the concepts of race, gender, and culture have come to function as "calling cards," the terms by which we announce ourselves as professionals and negotiate acceptance and/or rejection in the academic mark...(Read More)
 
 
Murder on Trial
Murder on Trial (March 2005)
1620-2002
Robert Asher - Editor
Lawrence B. Goodheart - Editor
Alan Rogers - Editor

A historical romp through the fascinating subject of murder jurisprudence in the United States from the colonial period to the present, showing how changing social mores have influenced the application of murder law.

This fascinating collection examines murder jurisprudence—the social rules that govern the arrest, trial, and punishment of people accused of murder—in the United States from the colonial period...(Read More)
 
 
Postcolonial Whiteness
Postcolonial Whiteness (February 2005)
A Critical Reader on Race and Empire
Alfred J. Lopez - Editor

Explores the undertheorized convergence of postcoloniality and whiteness.

Postcolonial Whiteness
examines the interrelations between whiteness and the history of European colonialism, as well as the status of whiteness in the contemporary postcolonial world. It addresses two fundamental questions: What happens to whiteness after empire, and to what extent do white cultural norms or imperatives remain embedded in the ...(Read More)
 
 
Radical Relevance
Radical Relevance (January 2005)
Toward a Scholarship of the Whole Left
Laura Gray-Rosendale - Editor
Steven Rosendale - Editor

Exemplifies the struggles of scholars to work toward a more shared agenda for social change.

In an effort to rethink the left, this interdisciplinary collection weaves together some of today's most powerful voices in contemporary left critical thought as they examine the fragmentation of American movements for social change, evaluate what critical scholarship might contribute to the task of renewing (or creating) a mo...(Read More)
 
 
TechnoLogics
TechnoLogics (December 2004)
Ghosts, the Incalculable, and the Suspension of Animation
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren - Author

Uses literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis to explore the emerging logic of the posthuman.

Adding to the growing field of posthuman or cyborg studies, TechnoLogics explores how our position in the technologized world reorders, in the most radical ways imaginable, our basic experience of the lines governing literary, philosophical, and cultural production. The ancient dream of immortality is now becoming re...(Read More)
 
 
Muslim Narratives and the Discourse of English
Muslim Narratives and the Discourse of English (December 2004)
Amin Malak - Author

Examines novels and short stories by Muslim authors who write in English.

This is the first book to explore the works of Muslim authors who write in English yet take their inspiration from Islam. Through close readings of novels and short stories by Salman Rushdie, Ahmed Ali, Attia Hosain, Nuruddin Farah, and others, Amin Malak reveals their aesthetic and discursive merits as well as their idiomatic and metaphorical e...(Read More)
 
 
Post-Marxist Theory
Post-Marxist Theory (December 2004)
An Introduction
Philip Goldstein - Author

An introduction to the philosophical, economic, historical, feminist, and cultural versions of post-Marxist theory.

Poststructuralist Marxism, or post-Marxism, is a theoretical viewpoint that elaborates and revises the work of Louis Althusser and Michel Foucault. Unlike traditional Marxism, which emphasizes the priority of class struggle and the common humanity of oppressed groups, post-Marxism reveals the se...(Read More)

 
 
Redreaming America
Redreaming America (December 2004)
Toward a Bilingual American Culture
Debra A. Castillo - Author

Pursues an inquiry into the cultural and linguistic dissonances that Spanish creates in the United States.

What would American literature look like in languages other than English, and what would Latin American literature look like if we understood the United States to be a Latin American country and took seriously the work by U.S. Latinos/as in Spanish? Debra A. Castillo explores these questions by highlighting the con...(Read More)
 
 
Theatres of Human Sacrifice
Theatres of Human Sacrifice (November 2004)
From Ancient Ritual to Screen Violence
Mark Pizzato - Author

Provides insight into the ritual lures and effects of mass media spectatorship, especially regarding the pleasures, risks, and purposes of violent display.

Contemporary debates about mass media violence tend to ignore the long history of staged violence in the theatres and rituals of many cultures. In Theatres of Human Sacrifice, Mark Pizzato relates the appeal and possible effects of screen violence today--in ...(Read More)
 
 
Black Studies as Human Studies
Black Studies as Human Studies (November 2004)
Critical Essays and Interviews
Joyce A. Joyce - Author

Explores the interdisciplinary dimensions of black studies.

In Black Studies as Human Studies, Joyce A. Joyce brings black studies back to its beginning, demonstrating that the humanities lie at the intellectual and pedagogical center of black studies. She proposes that by agreeing on a core set of values and looking at the works of black writers from historical and contemporary periods, these values are manife...(Read More)
 
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