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Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies
Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies (April 2015)
Female Desire in 1940s US Culture
Steven Dillon - Author

2015 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Provides encyclopedic coverage of female sexuality in 1940s popular culture.

Popular culture in the 1940s is organized as patriarchal theater. Men gaze upon, evaluate, and coerce women, who are obliged in their turn to put themselves on sexual display. In such a thoroughly patriarchal society, what happens to female sex...(Read More)
 
 
Bricktop's Paris
Bricktop's Paris (February 2015)
African American Women in Paris between the Two World Wars
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting - Author

2015 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

LONGLISTED - 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award, presented by the American Library in Paris


Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression.

During the Jazz Age, France became a place where an African American woman could realize...(Read More)
 
 
Feminist Figure Girl
Feminist Figure Girl (February 2015)
Look Hot While You Fight the Patriarchy
Lianne McTavish - Author

Analyzes the author’s transformation from academic to figure competitor.

Feminist Figure Girl chronicles the transformation of art history professor Lianne McTavish, from a university professor into an extraordinarily tanned and crystal-encrusted bikini-wearing “figure girl.” Figure competitions seek a softer appearance than traditional forms of bodybuilding but still require rigorous weightl...(Read More)
 
 
The Avowal of Difference
The Avowal of Difference (December 2014)
Queer Latino American Narratives
Ben. Sifuentes-Jauregui - Author

Discusses how theories of queer performativity, as articulated within the US Academy, are unable to capture the whole of Latino American queer subjectivity and experience.

The Avowal of Difference explores the potentialities and limitations that queer theory offers in the context of Latino American texts and subjects. Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui contrasts Latino American sexual genealogies with the Angl...(Read More)
 
 
Bad Seeds and Holy Terrors
Bad Seeds and Holy Terrors (November 2014)
The Child Villains of Horror Film
Dominic Lennard - Author

Examines the complexities and contradictions that arise when the monsters in the movies are children.

Since the 1950s, children have provided some of horror’s most effective and enduring villains, from dainty psychopath Rhoda Penmark of The Bad Seed (1956) and spectacularly possessed Regan MacNeil of The Exorcist (1973) to psychic ghost-girl Samara of The Ring (2002) and adopted terror Esther of ...(Read More)
 
 
How to Escape
How to Escape (November 2014)
Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.

Philosopher, music critic, and syndicated columnist Crispin Sartwell has forged a distinctive and fiercely original identity over the years as a cultural commentator. In books about anarchism, art and politics, Native American and African American thought and culture, Eastern spirituality, and American transcendentalism, Sa...(Read More)
 
 
Immigrant Protest
Immigrant Protest (November 2014)
Politics, Aesthetics, and Everyday Dissent
Katarzyna Marciniak - Editor
Imogen Tyler - Editor

Explores how political activism, art, and popular culture challenge the discrimination and injustice faced by “illegal” and displaced peoples.

The last decade has witnessed a global explosion of immigrant protests, political mobilizations by irregular migrants and pro-migrant activists. This volume considers the implications of these struggles for critical understandings of citizenship and borders. Sch...(Read More)
 
 
Retrieving the Human
Retrieving the Human (October 2014)
Reading Paul Gilroy
Rebecka Rutledge Fisher - Editor
Jay Garcia - Editor

An interdisciplinary consideration of Paul Gilroy’s contributions to cultural theory and understandings of modernity.

In the more than twenty years since the publication of his book The Black Atlantic, Paul Gilroy has become a leading Afro-European intellectual whose work in the cultural studies of race has influenced a number of fields and made the study of black Atlantic literatures and cultures ...(Read More)
 
 
Lens, Laboratory, Landscape
Lens, Laboratory, Landscape (September 2014)
Observing Modern Spain
Claudia Schaefer - Author

An interdisciplinary study of the rise of empirical observation in the Spanish arts and sciences as the principle vehicle for acquiring knowledge about the natural world.

Lens, Laboratory, Landscape focuses on competing views about the power of vision in Spain between the 1830s and the 1950s. The photographic lens, laboratory microscope, “retinal vision” of philosopher José Ortega y Gasse...(Read More)
 
 
A Pedagogy of Witnessing
A Pedagogy of Witnessing (August 2014)
Curatorial Practice and the Pursuit of Social Justice
Roger I. Simon - Author

Explores the curating of “difficult knowledge” through the exhibition of lynching photographs in contemporary museums.

This outstanding comparative study on the curating of “difficult knowledge” focuses on two museum exhibitions that presented the same lynching photographs. Through a detailed description of the exhibitions and drawing on interviews with museum staff and visitor comments, Rog...(Read More)
 
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