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After the Orgy
After the Orgy (July 2002)
Toward a Politics of Exhaustion
Dominic Pettman - Author

Explores the post-Enlightenment obsession with apocalyptic endings.

Applying Jean Baudrillard’s question 'What are you doing after the orgy?' to the postmillennial climate that informs our contemporary cultural moment, this book argues that the imagination of apocalyptic endings has been an obsessive theme in post-Enlightenment culture. Dominic Pettman identifies and examines the dynamic tensions of various apocalyp...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Dichotomies
Beyond Dichotomies (July 2002)
Histories, Identities, Cultures, and the Challenge of Globalization
Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi - Editor

Confronts the cultural challenges of globalization.

Beyond Dichotomies examines literary texts, cultural production, and concrete local practices within the context of modernity and globalization by focusing on the ways in which some societies confront the complexity of cultures reflected in new forms of knowledge, narratives, and subjectivities. The contributors explore how particular societies negotiate the rela...(Read More)
 
 
Disciplining English
Disciplining English (July 2002)
Alternative Histories, Critical Perspectives
David R. Shumway - Editor
Craig Dionne - Editor

Offers historical and present-day perspectives on what English departments do, and how and why they do it.

These provocative essays explore the unwritten, often unacknowledged codes, conventions, and ideologies overseeing the evolution and current practice of English as a “discipline.” The first section of the book offers historical perspectives: how “composition” becamedistinguished from “literature,” how key intellectu...(Read More)
 
 
Reading Seminar XX
Reading Seminar XX (July 2002)
Lacan's Major Work on Love, Knowledge, and Feminine Sexuality
Suzanne Barnard - Editor
Bruce Fink - Editor

Examines Lacan's key seminar on sexual difference, knowledge, desire, and love.

This collection offers the first sustained, in-depth commentary on Seminar XX, Encore, considered the cornerstone of Lacan's work on the themes of sexual difference, knowledge, jouissance, and love. Although Seminar XX was originally popularized as Lacan's treatise on feminine sexuality, these essays, by some of today...(Read More)
 
 
Earthbodies
Earthbodies (July 2002)
Rediscovering Our Planetary Senses
Glen A. Mazis - Author

Shows how our cultural misconceptions about the body distort its capacities and lead to personal and social ills.

Earthbodies describes how our bodies are open circuits to a sensual magic and planetary care that when closed off leads to disastrous detours, such as illness, “dis-ease,” and toxicity. In doing so, it answers a variety of questions. Can we understand our bodies without understanding how the...(Read More)
 
 
The Godfather and American Culture
The Godfather and American Culture (April 2002)
How the Corleones Became "Our Gang"
Chris Messenger - Author

A comprehensive look at a classic work of popular fiction and its hold on the American imagination.

Mario Puzo's The Godfather is an American pop phenomenon whose driving force is reflected not only in book sales and cable television movie marathons but also in such related works as the hit television series The Sopranos. In The Godfather and American Culture, Chris Messenger offers an...(Read More)
 
 
Waste-Site Stories
Waste-Site Stories (April 2002)
The Recycling of Memory
Brian Neville - Editor
Johanne Villeneuve - Editor

Explorations in the aesthetics of waste and the material infrastructure of memory.
 
Ours is a wasteful society, consumed with care for its remains, according to the contributors of Waste-Site Stories. Here scholars from around the world probe current notions of waste and the ways in which remains of different kinds recover value in the act of recollection and recycling. In the wake of destructive ex...(Read More)
 
 
Working through Whiteness
Working through Whiteness (April 2002)
International Perspectives
Cynthia Levine-Rasky - Editor

Embraces the leading edge in critical race theory.

What is whiteness? What is gained by claiming it as a critical perspective in anti-racism work? How do whiteness studies both redeem and assert the white subject? Working through Whitenes explores these questions through essays by Canadian, American, British, and Australian scholars, reflecting the broad array of academic inquiry into whiteness in the areas of law, ethic...(Read More)
 
 
Corporeal Generosity
Corporeal Generosity (April 2002)
On Giving with Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas
Rosalyn Diprose - Author

Challenges the accepted model, and builds a politically sensitive notion of generosity.

Rosalyn Diprose contends that generosity is not just a human virtue, but it is an openness to others that is critical to our existence, sociality, and social formation. Her theory challenges the accepted model of generosity as a common character trait that guides a person to give something they possess away to others within an exch...(Read More)
 
 
Culture, Economy, Power
Culture, Economy, Power (April 2002)
Anthropology as Critique, Anthropology as Praxis
Winnie Lem - Editor
Belinda Leach - Editor

Confronts major questions facing anthropology, Marxist theory, cultural studies, feminism, and history.

Grounded in a conviction that anthropological knowledge implies critique and that engaging in anthropology is also ultimately an act of praxis, various contributors explore the ways in which the precepts of Marxism continue to illuminate and enhance our understanding of culture, economy, and politics. They focus on the...(Read More)
 
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