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Heaven Is Empty
Heaven Is Empty (December 2018)
A Cross-Cultural Approach to "Religion" and Empire in Ancient China
Filippo Marsili - Author

Mediaevalia - Annual
Mediaevalia - Annual (November 2018)
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Medieval Studies Worldwide
Olivia Holmes - Editor

Winner of the 2012 Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement, presented by The Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

An annual journal on all aspects of medieval and early Renaissance culture to 1500.

One of the first multidisciplinary journals in North America, Mediaevalia was founded in 1975 and continues to provide a forum for innovative scholarship across a variety of fields in the Middle Age...(Read More)
The Pen Confronts the Sword
The Pen Confronts the Sword (November 2018)
Exiled German Scholars Challenge Nazism
Avihu Zakai - Author

Demonstrates how four books by dissident German intellectuals served as a rebuke to the Nazi regime.

During 1942, the decisive battles of Stalingrad and El Alamein raged and the Nazi genocide was at its lethal peak. The Pen Confronts the Sword examines the shared motives behind four remarkable texts German exiles began writing that year: Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus (1947); Ernst Cassirer’s The Myth o...(Read More)
Hell Gate
Hell Gate (October 2018)
A Nexus of New York City’s East River
Michael Nichols - Author

Liminal Sovereignty
Liminal Sovereignty (October 2018)
Mennonites and Mormons in Mexican Culture
Rebecca Janzen - Author

Uses cultural representations to investigate how two religious minority communities came to be incorporated into the Mexican nation.

Liminal Sovereignty examines the lives of two religious minority communities in Mexico, Mennonites and Mormons, as seen as seen through Mexican culture. Mennonites emigrated from Canada to Mexico from the 1920s to the 1940s, and Mormons emigrated from the United States in the 1880s, left in ...(Read More)
Welcome to Fear City
Welcome to Fear City (October 2018)
Crime Film, Crisis, and the Urban Imagination
Nathan Holmes - Author

Analyzes how location-shot crime films of the 1970s reflected and influenced the urban crisis.

The early 1970s were a moment of transformation for both the American city and its cinema. As intensified suburbanization, racial division, deindustrialization, and decaying infrastructure cast the future of the city in doubt, detective films, blaxploitation, police procedurals, and heist films confronted spectators with contemporary ...(Read More)
The Gender Legacy of the Mao Era
The Gender Legacy of the Mao Era (August 2018)
Women's Life Stories in Contemporary China
Xin Huang - Author

Shows that the feminist interventions of the Mao era (1949–1976) continue to influence contemporary Chinese women.

This book traces how the legacy of the Maoist gender project is experienced or contested by particular Chinese women, remembered or forgotten in their lives, and highlighted or buried in their narratives. Xin Huang examines four women’s life stories: an urban woman who lived through the Mao era (1949&nd...(Read More)
Writing in Witness
Writing in Witness (July 2018)
A Holocaust Reader
Eric J. Sundquist - Editor

The Trade in the Living
The Trade in the Living (June 2018)
The Formation of Brazil in the South Atlantic, Sixteenth to Seventeenth Centuries
Luiz Felipe de Alencastro - Author

Macro-level study of the South Atlantic throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries demonstrating how Brazil’s emergence was built on the longest and most intense slave trade of the modern era.

The seventeenth-century missionary and diplomat Father Antônio Vieira once observed that Brazil was nourished, animated, sustained, served, and conserved by the “sad blood” of the “black and unfortunat...(Read More)
Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis
Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis (May 2018)
Eurasian Explorations
Johann P. Arnason - Editor
Chris Hann - Editor

Brings social and cultural anthropologists into dialogue with historical sociology and illustrates the continued potential of the concept of civilization for all participants.

The concept of civilization has a long but checkered history in anthropology, and anthropological materials have been of great importance for the development of civilizational analysis in historical sociology. Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis<...(Read More)
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