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The Godfather and Sicily
The Godfather and Sicily (July 2021)
Power, Honor, Family, and Evil
Raymond Angelo Belliotti - Author

Offers a distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence.

In this interdisciplinary work, Raymond Angelo Belliotti presents an interpretation of The Godfather as, among other things, a commentary on the transformation of personal identity within the Sicilian and Italian immigrant experience. The book explores both the novel and the film sequen...(Read More)
 
 
The Seasons
The Seasons (July 2021)
Philosophical, Literary, and Environmental Perspectives
Luke Fischer - Editor
David Macauley - Editor

Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.

Although the seasons have been a perennial theme in literature and art, their significance for philosophy and environmental theory has remained largely unexplored. This pioneering book demonstrates the...(Read More)
 
 
Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema
Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema (June 2021)
Carolyn Fornoff - Editor
Gisela Heffes - Editor

Sheds light on emergent Latin America cinema that addresses the politics of environmental destruction, the uneveness of climate change consequences, and new ways of visualizing the world beyond the human.

Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema brings together fourteen scholars to analyze Latin American cinema in dialogue with recent theories of posthumanism and eco...(Read More)
 
 
Saying Peace
Saying Peace (June 2021)
Levinas, Eurocentrism, Solidarity
Jack Marsh - Author

Offers an immanent critique of Levinas’s core philosophical proposals by reference to his allegedly eurocentric statements.

Levinas’s big idea is that our lived sense of moral obligation occurs in an immediate experience of the otherness of the Other, and that moral meaning is grounded in alterity rather than identity. Yet he also held what seemed an inconsiderate, or “eurocentric,...(Read More)
 
 
The Left Hand of Capital
The Left Hand of Capital (June 2021)
Neoliberalism and the Left in Chile
Fernando Ignacio Leiva - Author

Original and comprehensive examination of Chilean political and economic development since the end of the Pinochet military regime in 1990.

In The Left Hand of Capital, Fernando Ignacio Leiva provides a theoretically grounded analysis of the last thirty years of socioeconomic policies in Chile, beginning at the end of the Pinochet military regime in 1990. He skillful...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel on Tragedy and Comedy
Hegel on Tragedy and Comedy (May 2021)
New Essays
Mark Alznauer - Editor

Explores the full extent of Hegel’s interest in tragedy and comedy throughout his works and extends from more literary and dramatic issues to questions about the role these genres play in the history of society and religion.

No philosopher has treated the subject of tragedy and comedy in as original and searching a manner as G. W. F. Hegel. His concern with these genres runs throug...(Read More)
 
 
Premises and Problems
Premises and Problems (May 2021)
Essays on World Literature and Cinema
Luiza Franco Moreira - Edited and with an introduction by

Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.

World literature, many have stressed, is a systematic category. Both literary scholars and social scientists have argued that the prestige of the major literary languages is key to establishing the shape of the overall system. In order to criti...(Read More)
 
 
The Students We Share
The Students We Share (May 2021)
Preparing US and Mexican Educators for Our Transnational Future
Patricia Gándara - Editor
Bryant Jensen - Editor

Examines policies, norms, and classroom practices of the US and Mexican education systems, with the aim of preparing educators to understand and help transnational children and youth.

Millions of students in the US and Mexico begin their educations in one country and find themselves trying to integrate into the school system of the other. As global migration increases, their number...(Read More)
 
 
Édouard Glissant, Philosopher
Édouard Glissant, Philosopher (April 2021)
Heraclitus and Hegel in the Whole-World
Alexandre Leupin - Author
Andrew Brown - Translator

Translation of Alexandre Leupin’s award-winning study of Édouard Glissant’s entire work in relation to philosophy.

One of the greatest writers of the late twentieth century, Édouard Glissant’s body of work covers multiple genres and addresses many cogent contemporary problems, such as borders, multiculturalism, postcolonial and decolonial studies, and global humanities. Édouard ...(Read More)
 
 
Sappho's Legacy
Sappho's Legacy (April 2021)
Convivial Economics on a Greek Isle
Marina Karides - Author

Examines women’s food cooperatives and local dining venues on the Greek island of Lesvos and how tourism, gender, and sexualities inform the creation of these alternative economies.

Imaginatively interweaving literatures across a variety of subjects, Sappho’s Legacy identifies the crucial role that islands and Greek economic culture play in teaching about capitalism’s failur...(Read More)
 
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