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The Disintegration of Community
The Disintegration of Community (September 2020)
On Jorge Portilla’s Social and Political Philosophy, With Translations of Selected Essays
Carlos Alberto Sánchez - Author
Francisco Gallegos - Author

Analysis of this important Mexican philosopher's social, cultural, and political writings.

The Disintegration of Community analyzes the social and cultural writings of Jorge Portilla (1919−1963) in order to demonstrate the continued relevance of his thought. Carlos Alberto Sánchez and Francisco Gallegos situate Portilla’s otros ensayos—a series of essays originally p...(Read More)
 
 
DIY on the Lower East Side
DIY on the Lower East Side (August 2020)
Books, Buildings, and Art after the 1975 Fiscal Crisis
Andrew Strombeck - Author

Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.

The severe financial austerity imposed on New York City during the 1975 fiscal crisis resulted in a city falling apart. Broken windows, crumbling walls, and piles of bricks were everywhere. While, for many, this physical decay was a sign that the postwar welfare state had failed, f...(Read More)
 
 
Reconstructing the Civic
Reconstructing the Civic (August 2020)
Palestinian Civil Activism in Israel
Amal Jamal - Author

Explores the civic activism of the Palestinian minority in Israel for a better understanding of the relationship between civic activism and democratization in ethnic states.

Reconstructing the Civic examines the civic activism of the homeland Palestinian minority in Israel. Employing a multi-methodological and empirically rich approach, Amal Jamal blends historical description with interviews of Palestinian elites drawn ...(Read More)
 
 
Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai
Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai (August 2020)
Cultural Representations from the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
Lisa Bernstein - Editor
Chu-chueh Cheng - Editor

Examines Shanghai both as a real city and an imaginary locale, from diverse cultural and disciplinary perspectives.

Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai provides international and interdisciplinary perspectives on representations of Shanghai, a contested location within political discourse and cultural imagination. Shanghai’s complex history as a quasi-colonial city, and its contradictory identity as the birthplace of Commu...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Right Sex
The Politics of Right Sex (August 2020)
Transgressive Bodies, Governmentality, and the Limits of Trans Rights
Courtenay W. Daum - Author

Examines the limitations of rights-based mobilization and litigation for advancing the interests of trans individuals in the contemporary United States.

While the growing attention to trans rights and the development of trans-specific interest groups suggest that the time is right for a trans rights movement akin to prior civil rights movements, The Politics of Right Sex exp...(Read More)
 
 
Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World
Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World (June 2020)
Ahmed Al-Rawi - Author

Critically evaluates the rapid changes that have happened in women’s lives in the contemporary Middle East due to globalization and the increasing popularity of modern technology and social media use.

Following the Arab Spring events in 2011, a number of important women’s social movements, as well as female figures and online communities, emerged to create positive change and demand equality with men. In Women&rs...(Read More)
 
 
Fearless
Fearless (May 2020)
A. Bartlett Giamatti and the Battle for Fairness in America
Neil Thomas Proto - Author

Biography of the early years of A. Bartlett Giamatti, who would become Yale University’s first non-Anglo-Saxon Protestant president and commissioner of Major League Baseball.

Finalist for the 2020 ForeWord INDIE Book of the Year in the Biography Category

In 1977, a thirty-nine-year-old Italian American professor of Renaissance literature, A. Bartlett Giamatt...(Read More)
 
 
Capital in the Mirror
Capital in the Mirror (April 2020)
Critical Social Theory and the Aesthetic Dimension
Dan Krier - Editor
Mark P. Worrell - Editor

Analyzes contemporary capitalism through the products of culture and art for fresh insight into emancipatory possibilities concealed within capitalism’s darkest dynamics.

Aesthetic objects, crafted as poetic reflections of the contradictory worlds that they inhabit, are simultaneously theorized and theorizing. In Capital in the Mirror, eminent critical theorists explore the ...(Read More)
 
 
Postcolonial Lack
Postcolonial Lack (March 2020)
Identity, Culture, Surplus
Gautam Basu Thakur - Author

Examines representations of surplus enjoyment in postcolonial literature and film to focus on self-other relations rather than difference.

Postcolonial Lack reconvenes dialogue between Lacanian psychoanalysis and postcolonial theory in order to expand the range of cultural analyses of the former and make the latter theoretically relevant to the demands of contemporary narrat...(Read More)
 
 
Bringing the Nation Back In
Bringing the Nation Back In (March 2020)
Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and the Struggle to Define a New Politics
Mark Luccarelli - Editor
Rosario Forlenza - Editor
Steven Colatrella - Editor

Argues that concern with the nation and national community will be a key factor in redefining twenty-first-century politics.

Bringing the Nation Back In takes as its starting point a series of developments that shaped politics in the United States and Europe over the past thirty years: the end of the Cold War, the rise of financial and economic globalization, the creation of the European Union, and the development of the ...(Read More)
 
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