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Biocultural Dimensions of Chronic Pain
Biocultural Dimensions of Chronic Pain (November 1995)
Implications for Treatment of Multi-Ethnic Populations
Maryann S. Bates - Author

Based on qualitative and quantitative studies in the United States and Puerto Rico, this book demonstrates the significant effect of patients' and health care providers' ethnic and cultural backgrounds on chronic pain.
"What I like most about this book is that first it addresses an important issue: the role of ethnicity and culture in chronic pain.. Much of what Bates says also applies not only to chronic disease but virtually all types ...(Read More)
Fire and Roses
Fire and Roses (November 1995)
Postmodernity and the Thought of the Body
Carl A. Raschke - Author

Interprets postmodernity in relation to the body--the "somatological a priori," and applies current critical theory to issues of gender, popular culture fashion, and magic, as well as the Western philosophical/theological tradition.

Covering a wealth of authors and literature from Baudrillard to Foucault, from Freud to Lacan, from Plato to Heidegger, from the study of women's fashion to Girardian perspective...(Read More)
Photography, Vision, and the Production of Modern Bodies
Photography, Vision, and the Production of Modern Bodies (November 1995)
Suren Lalvani - Author

Examines photography and its contribution to changing notions of the body in modernity.

Lalvani argues that modernity represents the powerful privileging of vision and the introduction of a paradigm of seeing that is historically distinctive. Taking the introduction of photography in the nineteenth century as a crucial development in the expansion of modern vision, he draws on the writings of Alan Sekula, John Tagg, Jon...(Read More)
Demon Hordes and Burning Boats
Demon Hordes and Burning Boats (November 1995)
The Cult of Marshal Wen in Late Imperial Chekiang
Paul R. Katz - Author

Provides a lively description of how the cult of a popular plague-fighting deity named Marshal Wen arose and spread in late imperial China.

One of the few full-length regional studies of popular religion in late imperial China, this book presents the history of the cult of Marshal Wen, a plague-fighting deity whose cult flourished through Chekiang and its neighboring provinces. The author provides a lively account of t...(Read More)
Immigrants and Nationalists
Immigrants and Nationalists (October 1995)
Ethnic Conflict and Accommodation in Catalonia, the Basque Country, Latvia, and Estonia
Gershon Shafir - Author

In this empirical and theoretical study of nationalism, ethnicity, and immigration, the author compares the reception of large numbers of immigrants in Catalonia, the Basque country, Latvia, and Estonia--developed regions that possess distinct cultures and nationalist movements.

"Shafir has produced a sensitive, analytically astute comparative historical study of ethnic nationalism in two Spanish provinces and the Baltic...(Read More)
Order and Partialities
Order and Partialities (September 1995)
Theory, Pedagogy, and the "Postcolonial"
Kostas Myrsiades - Editor
Jerry McGuire - Editor

Looks at the political and cultural issues involved in teaching postcolonial literatures and theories.
Order and Partialities explores the complex and problematic relations among postcolonial literatures and theories, the people who teach them at the university level, and the institutions in which they are taught. Each essay traces a path through these relations; yet each also comments on the fundamental paradox and contradiction w...(Read More)
Spectacular Vernaculars
Spectacular Vernaculars (September 1995)
Hip-Hop and the Politics of Postmodernism
Russell A. Potter - Author

Viewing hip-hop as the postmodern successor to African American culture's Jazz modernism, this book examines hip-hop music's role in the history of the African-American experience.

Spectacular Vernaculars examines hip-hop's cultural rebellion in terms of its specific implications for postmodern theory and practice, using the politics of reception as its primary rhetorical ground. Hip-hop culture in general, and ra...(Read More)
Painting on the Page
Painting on the Page (August 1995)
Interartistic Approaches to Modern Hispanic Texts
Rosemary Geisdorfer Feal - Author
Carlos Feal - Author

This book examines psychoanalysis, feminism, philosophy, and semiotics to examine late 19th- and 20th-Century Spanish and Spanish-American literature in relation to painting, and to larger questions of art theory and literary history.
"In this book the authors take on a severely understudied aspect of Hispanic letters: the inter-interpretation of visual and literary arts. Such studies as exist tend to be brief and superficial; this book ...(Read More)
Notes from Underground
Notes from Underground (July 1995)
Rock Music Counterculture in Russia
Thomas Cushman - Author

Describes the Russian rock music counterculture and how it is changing in response to Russia's transition from a socialist to a capitalist society. It explores the lived experiences, the thoughts and feelings of the rock musicians as they meet the challenges of change.

Choice Outstanding Academic Books 1996

"Not only is this book's argument brilliant, but it is also extremely well writt...(Read More)
Critical Issues in Electronic Media
Critical Issues in Electronic Media (May 1995)
Simon Penny - Editor

This book offers new critical perspectives on the practice of electronic media art, a field that has sparse critical and theoretical literature. It addresses the relationship between technological change and cultural change and between contemporary theory and contemporary technology.

Critical Issues in Electronic Media is an interdisciplinary sourcebook that offers new critical perspectives directly related to, or...(Read More)
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