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Critics Not Caretakers
Critics Not Caretakers (March 2001)
Redescribing the Public Study of Religion
Russell T. McCutcheon - Author

A lively critique of the study of religion in the modern academy, one that makes the scholar of religion a cultural critic rather than a caretaker of a religious tradition or a guru dispensing timeless wisdom.

Critics Not Caretakers
argues that the study of religion must be rethought as an ordinary aspect of social, historical existence, a stance that makes the scholar of religion a critic of cultural practices rather...(Read More)
 
 
Semiotics and Dis/ability
Semiotics and Dis/ability (March 2001)
Interrogating Categories of Difference
Linda J. Rogers - Editor
Beth Blue Swadener - Editor

Examines the ways that the labels "disability" and "difference" are socially and culturally constructed.

This book brings together a unique collection of personal narratives and summaries of studies that problematize existing meanings of "disability" and "difference." Using applied semiotics as an analytical lens, the contributors examine the ways that these labels are socially and culturally constructed. Contributors in...(Read More)
 
 
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls (March 2001)
Gender in Film at the End of the Twentieth Century
Murray Pomerance - Editor

Examines gender roles in contemporary foreign and Hollywood films amid changing social, political, cultural, and economic conditions.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls examines the bizarre and fascinating range of gender portrayals in film at the end of the twentieth century. In order to view the screened face of gender in bold new ways, the contributors cover a wide variety of cinematic forms and styles--from ...(Read More)
 
 
The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson
The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson (November 2000)
Writing, the Sublime, and the Dialectic of Critique
Steven Helmling - Author

A critical overview of the work of Fredric Jameson, with an emphasis on his notoriously difficult writing style.

This is the first book to provide a critical overview of the work and career, as a whole, of the Marxist culture-critic Fredric Jameson, foremost among American intellectuals and a vanguard figure in the "theory movement" of the past three decades. Steven Helmling identifies major themes and traces both continuity and chang...(Read More)
 
 
Postmodern Journeys
Postmodern Journeys (November 2000)
Film and Culture 1996-1998
Joseph Natoli - Author

Part memoir, part cultural criticism, this fast-paced ride through the postmodern landscape of American popular culture explores how our responses to headline events and popular films help script the ways in which we imagine ourselves and the world around us.

In Postmodern Journeys, Joseph Natoli continues to chronicle how our responses to headline events and popular film help script the ways in which we imagine ...(Read More)
 
 
Split Screen
Split Screen (November 2000)
Belgian Cinema and Cultural Identity
Philip Mosley - Author

Explores the historical evolution of Belgian cinema as well as its contemporary situation within the evolving contexts of global media and European unity.

In presenting the first English language study of Belgian cinema, Split Screen explores the fascinating history of a cinema largely determined by linguistic division and beset by problems of cultural identity. This "split screen" characterizes the Belgian cinem...(Read More)
 
 
Taking a Stand in a Postfeminist World
Taking a Stand in a Postfeminist World (November 2000)
Toward an Engaged Cultural Criticism
Frances E. Mascia-Lees - Author
Patricia Sharpe - Author

Ranging across contemporary culture from the academy to shopping malls, this book offers engaged cultural criticism in a postfeminist context.

Taking a Stand in a Postfeminist World offers an engaged cultural criticism in a postfeminist context. At the end of the twentieth century, an increasingly globalized world has given rise to a cultural complexity characterized by a rapid increase in competing discourses, fragmented subjec...(Read More)
 
 
Medical Progress and Social Reality
Medical Progress and Social Reality (October 2000)
A Reader in Nineteenth-Century Medicine and Literature
Lilian R. Furst - Editor

An anthology of nineteenth-century literature about medicine and medical issues.

Medical Progress and Social Reality is an anthology of nineteenth-century literature on medicine and medical practice. Situated at the interdisciplinary juncture of medicine, history, and literature, it includes mostly fictional but also some nonfictional works by British, French, American, and Russian writers that describe the day-t...(Read More)
 
 
Popular Modernity in America
Popular Modernity in America (September 2000)
Experience, Technology, Mythohistory
Michael Thomas Carroll - Author

Examines a wide variety of cultural and technological phenomena that have helped shape American popular culture over the last 150 years.

Does technology alter our ways of being in and perceiving the world, or does it merely serve as a conduit for predetermined patterns of culture? In addressing this question, Popular Modernity in America examines a broad range of related cultural and technological phenomena-from Bing Crosby to I...(Read More)
 
 
Primal Scenes of Communication
Primal Scenes of Communication (September 2000)
Communication, Consumerism, and Social Movements
Ian Angus - Author

Proposes a new theory of communication called "comparative media theory."

Primal Scenes of Communication argues that the materiality of communication media constitute social relations and that social relations should be understood as "technology-identity complexes." This theory is employed to characterize consumer society, and the social movements that criticize consumer society, as a unique epoch of communication.

"Throu...(Read More)
 
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