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Girls, Feminism, and Grassroots Literacies
Girls, Feminism, and Grassroots Literacies (March 2008)
Activism in the GirlZone
Mary P. Sheridan-Rabideau - Author

2010 Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award, presented by The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition

2008 Outstanding Book Award for Civic Scholarship presented by Reflections - A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy


Case study of the life of a feminist organization in a changing political and funding climate.
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Nativism and Modernity
Nativism and Modernity (January 2008)
Cultural Contestations in China and Taiwan under Global Capitalism
Ming-yan Lai - Author

Comparative study of contemporary nativist literary and cultural movements in China and Taiwan.

Nativism and Modernity is the first comparative study of xiangtu nativism in Taiwan and xungen nativism in China. It offers a new critical perspective on these two important literary and cultural movements in contemporary Chinese contexts and shows how nativism can be a vital form of place-based oppo...(Read More)
 
 
In-Between Bodies
In-Between Bodies (October 2007)
Sexual Difference, Race, and Sexuality
Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo - Author

Connects theories of sexual difference to race and queer theories through a focus on “in-between” bodies.

Residing between culture and nature, lived bodies are not fixed objects nor biological givens. In-Between Bodies examines “the body” in light of recent work in sexual difference theory and considers contributions provided by sexual difference frameworks, as well as their limits. Ad...(Read More)
 
 
The American Protest Essay and National Belonging
The American Protest Essay and National Belonging (October 2007)
Addressing Division
Brian Norman - Author

Explores the role of the literary protest essay in addressing social divisions in the United States.

The American Protest Essay and National Belonging uncovers a rich tradition of essays by writers who also serve as spokespersons for American social movements throughout the nation’s history. Brian Norman demonstrates that the American protest essay is a distinct form that draws from both the European-bo...(Read More)
 
 
Living Attention
Living Attention (April 2007)
On Teresa Brennan
Alice A. Jardine - Editor
Shannon Lundeen - Editor
Kelly Oliver - Editor

Interdisciplinary exploration of the scope and impact of Teresa Brennan’s lifework.

As an internationally respected feminist philosopher, radical social and political theorist, and tireless activist, Teresa Brennan (1952–2003) was one of the most provocative thinkers of our time. Living Attention is a tribute to the significance of her thought and a testament to the transformative power of her lif...(Read More)
 
 
Tainted Milk
Tainted Milk (April 2006)
Breastmilk, Feminisms, and the Politics of Environmental Degradation
Maia Boswell-Penc - Author


An in-depth analysis of infant nourishment issues, focusing on environmentally contaminated breastmilk.

Tainted Milk provides an in-depth analysis of the debate about infant nourishment issues, with a particular focus on environmentally contaminated breastmilk. Maia Boswell-Penc asks why feminists and environmentalists have, for the most part, remained relatively quiet about the fact that env...(Read More)
 
 
Family Matters
Family Matters (March 2006)
Feminist Concepts in African Philosophy of Culture
Nkiru Uwechia Nzegwu - Author

Charts new trends in gender studies through a compelling analysis of Igbo society.

Prior to European colonialism, Igboland, a region in Nigeria, was a nonpatriarchal, nongendered society governed by separate but interdependent political systems for men and women. In the last one hundred fifty years, the Igbo family has undergone vast structural changes in response to a barrage of cultural forces. Critically rereading ...(Read More)
 
 
Language and Politics in Julia Kristeva
Language and Politics in Julia Kristeva (January 2006)
Literature, Art, Therapy
Carol Mastrangelo Bové - Author


Explores the political implications of Kristeva’s theoretical and fictional writings.

In Language and Politics in Julia Kristeva, Carol Mastrangelo Bové explores how Kristeva’s theoretical and fictional writings contribute to an understanding of contemporary personal and international conflicts. In addition to examining Kristeva’s turn to Eastern models—both ...(Read More)
 
 
The Language of the Eyes
The Language of the Eyes (July 2005)
Science, Sexuality, and Female Vision in English Literature and Culture, 1690-1927
Daryl Ogden - Author

Recovers a dynamic women’s tradition of vision and sexuality, challenging Darwinian and Freudian accounts of women as nonvisual sexual agents.

While Darwinian and Freudian theories of vision and sexuality have represented women as lacking visual agency, Daryl Ogden’s The Language of the Eyes argues that “the gaze” is not merely a masculine phenomenon, and that women have powerfully desi...(Read More)
 
 
The Violent Woman
The Violent Woman (April 2005)
Femininity, Narrative, and Violence in Contemporary American Cinema
Hilary Neroni - Author

Looks at how violent women characters disrupt cinematic narrative and challenge cultural ideals.

In The Violent Woman, Hilary Neroni brings psychoanalytically informed film theory to bear on issues of femininity, violence, and narrative in contemporary American cinema. Examining such films as Thelma and Louise, Fargo, Natural Born Killers, and The Long Kiss Goodnight, Neroni explores why American ...(Read More)
 
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