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Passing Interest
Passing Interest (July 2014)
Racial Passing in US Novels, Memoirs, Television, and Film, 1990-2010
Julie Cary Nerad - Editor

Explores how the trope of racial passing continues to serve as a touchstone for gauging public beliefs and anxieties about race in this multiracial era.

The first volume to focus on the trope of racial passing in novels, memoirs, television, and films published or produced between 1990 and 2010, Passing Interest takes the scholarly conversation on passing into the twenty-first century. With contributors ...(Read More)
The Aesthetics of the Ephemeral
The Aesthetics of the Ephemeral (July 2014)
Memory Theaters in Contemporary Barcelona
Jennifer Duprey - Author

Analyzes theatrical texts and performances while providing political and historical mappings.

In The Aesthetics of the Ephemeral, Jennifer Duprey examines five contemporary plays from Barcelona: Olors and Testament by Josep Maria Benet i Jornet, Antígona by Jordi Coca, Forasters by Sergi Belbel, and Temptació by Carles Batlle. She argues that in both t...(Read More)
The Demise of the Inhuman
The Demise of the Inhuman (July 2014)
Afrocentricity, Modernism, and Postmodernism
Ana Monteiro-Ferreira - Author
Molefi Kete Asante - Foreword by

2015 Best Scholarly Book Award, presented by the Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement

Employs a critical Afrocentric reading of Western constructions of knowledge so as to overcome the dehumanizing tendencies of modernity.

Afrocentricity is the most intellectually dominant idea in the African world, one that is having a growing impact on social science discourse. Thi...(Read More)
Warrior Women
Warrior Women (July 2014)
Gender, Race, and the Transnational Chinese Action Star
Lisa Funnell - Author

BRONZE MEDALIST - 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Women Issues Category

2015 Emily Toth Award, presented by the Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association

FINALIST - 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Women’s Studies Category

Considers the significance of Chinese female action stars ...(Read More)
Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusive Excellence
Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusive Excellence (June 2014)
Transdisciplinary and Global Perspectives
Seth N. Asumah - Editor
Mechthild Nagel - Editor

2016 NYASA Book Award, presented by the New York African Studies Association

An interdisciplinary anthology exploring issues related to diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.

When students are introduced to the study of diversity and social justice, it is usually from sociological and psychological perspectives. The scholars and activists featured in this ...(Read More)
Good White People
Good White People (June 2014)
The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism
Shannon Sullivan - Author

2016 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award, presented by the Society of Professors of Education

2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Argues for the necessity of a new ethos for middle-class white anti-racism.

Building on her book Revealing Whiteness, Shannon Sullivan identifies a constellation of attitudes c...(Read More)
Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age
Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age (June 2014)
Saïd Amir Arjomand - Editor

A pioneering approach to social theory that rectifies overreliance on Western historical experience of development and modernization.

In this pioneering volume, leading international scholars argue for the development of a new approach to social theory that draws on regional studies for the conduct of comparative analysis in the global age. Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age moves beyon...(Read More)
American Dolorologies
American Dolorologies (April 2014)
Pain, Sentimentalism, Biopolitics
Simon Strick - Author

Offers a critical history of the role of pain, suffering, and compassion in democratic culture.

American Dolorologies presents a theoretically sophisticated intervention into contemporary equations of subjectivity with trauma. Simon Strick argues against a universalism of pain and instead foregrounds the intimate relations of bodily affect with racial and gender politics. In concise and original readings ...(Read More)
Living on Your Own
Living on Your Own (April 2014)
Single Women, Rental Housing, and Post-Revolutionary Affect in Contemporary South Korea
Jesook Song - Author

An ethnography of young, single women struggling to live independently in South Korea.

Living on Your Own is an ethnography of young, single women in South Korea who seek to live independently. Using extensive interviews, along with media analysis and archival research, Jesook Song traces the women’s difficulties in achieving residential autonomy. Song exposes the clash between the women’s bu...(Read More)
Slouching towards Gaytheism
Slouching towards Gaytheism (April 2014)
Christianity and Queer Survival in America
W. C. Harris - Author

Argues that homophobia will not be eradicated in the United States until religion is ended.

Slouching towards Gaytheism brings together two intellectual traditions—the New Atheism and queer theory—and moves beyond them to offer a new voice for gay Americans and atheists alike. Examining the continued vehemence of homophobia in cultural and political debate regarding queer equality, this unabas...(Read More)
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