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Death Rights
Death Rights (March 2021)
Romantic Suicide, Race, and the Bounds of Liberalism
Deanna P. Koretsky - Author

Analyzes how literary representations of suicide have reinforced antiblackness in the modern world.

Death Rights presents an antiracist critique of British romanticism by deconstructing one of its organizing tropes—the suicidal creative “genius.” Putting texts by Olaudah Equiano, Mary Shelley, John Keats, and others into critical conversation with African American literatur...(Read More)
 
 
From World Religions to Axial Civilizations and Beyond
From World Religions to Axial Civilizations and Beyond (March 2021)
Saïd Amir Arjomand - Editor
Stephen Kalberg - Editor

Essays in the field of comparative world religions and corresponding axial civilizations.

The post–World War II idea of the Axial Age by Karl Jaspers, and as elaborated into the sociology of axial civilizations by S. N. Eisenstadt in the later twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, continues to be the subject of intense scholarly debate. Examples of this can be found i...(Read More)
 
 
Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism
Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism (March 2021)
How US Audiences Create Meaning across Platforms
Andrea L. Press - Author
Francesca Tripodi - Author

Unique empirically grounded analysis of how audiences negotiate sexism and feminism across media, from popular television shows to dating apps.

Feminism can reflect the cultural moment, especially as media appropriate and use feminist messaging and agenda to various ends. Yet media can also push boundaries, exposing audiences to ideas they may not be familiar with and advancing pub...(Read More)
 
 
Open Borders
Open Borders (March 2021)
Encounters between Italian Philosophy and Continental Thought
Silvia Benso - Editor
Antonio Calcagno - Editor

Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.

In order to create a greater dialogue between new and emerging Italian philosophy and established continental traditions of thought, Silvia Benso and Antonio Calcagno bring together the work of well-known figures in Italian philoso...(Read More)
 
 
Against the Despotism of Fact
Against the Despotism of Fact (February 2021)
Modernism, Capitalism, and the Irish Celt
T. J. Boynton - Author

First comprehensive account of the figure of the Irish Celt in modern British and Irish literature.

Emerging at a moment of escalating colonial conflict between England and Ireland, the figure of the Irish Celt enjoyed a long and varied career in both English and Irish literature from the late Victorian era to World War II. While this figure assumes many forms and functions, T. J. ...(Read More)
 
 
Bastard Politics
Bastard Politics (February 2021)
Sovereignty and Violence
Nick Mansfield - Author

Argues that we need to reinvent sovereignty as a motive for democratic political action while remaining alert to its dangers, specifically its relationship to violence.

Sovereignty is usually seen as either the assertion of national rights in the face of external challenge or the cruel license of unaccountable power. In philosophy, sovereignty has been presented as the eart...(Read More)
 
 
Enduring Critical Poses
Enduring Critical Poses (February 2021)
The Legacy and Life of Anishinaabe Literature and Letters
Gordon Henry Jr. - Editor
Margaret Noodin - Editor
David Stirrup - Editor

A celebration of Anishinaabe intellectual tradition.

Enduring Critical Poses examines the stories, poems, plays, and histories centered in the Great Lakes region of North America, where the Anishinaabeg live in a space Basil Johnston referred to as “Maazikamikwe,” a maternal earth. The Anishinaabeg are a confederacy of many communities, including the Odawa, Saulteaux, Ojibwe...(Read More)
 
 
Identities in Flux
Identities in Flux (February 2021)
Race, Migration, and Citizenship in Brazil
Niyi Afolabi - Author

Reevaluates the significance of iconic Afro-Brazilian figures, from slavery to post-abolition.

Drawing on historical and cultural approaches to race relations, Identities in Flux examines iconic Afro-Brazilian figures and theorizes how they have been appropriated to either support or contest a utopian vision of multiculturalism. Zumbi dos Palmares, the leader of a runaway s...(Read More)
 
 
Screen Love
Screen Love (February 2021)
Queer Intimacies in the Grindr Era
Tom Roach - Author

Engaging analysis of men-seeking-men media as paradoxical sites of both self-marketing and radical queer sociality.

In work, play, education, and even healthcare, we are using social media during COVID-19 to approximate "normal life" before the pandemic. In Screen Love, Tom Roach urges us to do the opposite. Rather than highlight the ways that social media might help reprodu...(Read More)
 
 
The Ideology of Civic Engagement
The Ideology of Civic Engagement (January 2021)
AmeriCorps, Politics, and Pedagogy
Sara Carpenter - Author

Examines the organization, regulation, and enactment of civic engagement within AmeriCorps, an American volunteer service program.

Over the last thirty years, calls for the civic engagement of the American citizenry, especially young people, have gotten increasingly louder. A clear message has emerged that today’s pressing social problems are best addressed through the innovative a...(Read More)
 
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