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Diversity, Multiculturalism and Social Justice
Diversity, Multiculturalism and Social Justice (August 2002)
Seth N. Asumah - Editor
Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo - Editor

An interdisciplinary reader exploring issues related to diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.

Diversity, Multiculturalism and Social Justice is a multidisciplinary reader for undergraduates taking courses in a wide variety of topics in Multicultural and Diversity Studies, International Studies, Minority and Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, African American Studies, African Studies, an...(Read More)
 
 
Postfeminist News
Postfeminist News (August 2002)
Political Women in Media Culture
Mary Douglas Vavrus - Author

2003 Diamond Anniversary Book Award from the National Communication Association

Examines the representation of women in the media.

In the media-saturated decade of the 1990s, news reports shaped public sentiment about women in electoral politics and beyond. Mary Douglas Vavrus explores the process of representing political women in media, and argues that contemporary news accounts promote a p...(Read More)
 
 
Emancipatory Movements in Composition
Emancipatory Movements in Composition (July 2002)
The Rhetoric of Possibility
Andrea Greenbaum - Author

Examines liberatory learning practices in the contemporary composition classroom.  

Emancipatory Movements in Composition provides an overview of the four major disciplines that have, for the last ten years, influenced and guided the direction of composition studies. Drawing on contemporary social and rhetorical theory, this is the first cultural studies text deeply informed by classical rhetoric, feminis...(Read More)
 
 
The Challenges of Ivan Illich
The Challenges of Ivan Illich (July 2002)
A Collective Reflection
Lee Hoinacki - Editor
Carl Mitcham - Editor

Original essays explore the thought and influence of philosopher, educator, social critic, and theologian Ivan Illich.

This unique collection examines the man Utne Reader has called “the greatest social critic of the twentieth century.” The essays—all by people Illich has influenced personally—discuss how his life and thought have affected conceptualization, study, and practice of psychotherap...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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