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City in Common
City in Common (May 2016)
Culture and Community in Buenos Aires
James Scorer - Author

Addresses ways that cultural imaginaries point toward alternative urban futures.

In this book James Scorer argues that culture remains a force for imagining inclusive urban futures based around what inhabitants of the city have in common. Using Buenos Aires as his case study, Scorer takes the urban commons to be those aspects of the city that are shared and used by its various communities. Exploring a hugely diverse set of wo...(Read More)
New World Dharma
New World Dharma (April 2016)
Interviews and Encounters with Buddhist Teachers, Writers, and Leaders
Trevor Carolan - Author
Susan Moon - Foreword by

Interviews and profiles of spiritual and cultural figures influenced by Buddhism.
Based on Trevor Carolan’s interviews, profiles, and essays from the past twenty years, this book offers a fascinating and intimate look at many of the Buddhist (and Buddhist-inspired) spiritual and cultural leaders who have shaped our time. Drawn from the global mosaic of the arts and humanities, environmentalism, and governance, Carolan&rsqu...(Read More)
Libre Acceso
Libre Acceso (February 2016)
Latin American Literature and Film through Disability Studies
Susan Antebi - Editor
Beth E. Jörgensen - Editor

Analyzes the diverse roles and pervasive presence of disability in Latin American literature and film.
Libre Acceso stages an innovative encounter between disciplines that have remained quite separate: Latin American literary, film, and cultural studies and disability studies. It offers a much-needed framework to engage the representation, construction, embodiment, and contestation of human differences, and provides tool...(Read More)
Writing Widowhood
Writing Widowhood (November 2015)
The Landscapes of Bereavement
Jeffrey Berman - Author

Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.

The death of a beloved spouse after a lifetime of companionship is a life-changing experience. To help understand the reality of bereavement, Jeffrey Berman focuses on five extraordinary American writers—Joan Didion, Sandra Gilbert, Gail Godwin, Kay Redfield Jamison,...(Read More)
Literacy of the Other
Literacy of the Other (September 2015)
Renarrating Humanity
Aparna Mishra Tarc - Author

2017 AERA Division B Outstanding Book Award
Explores the existential significance of literacy.

Literacy of the Other stages a bold psychoanalytic investigation into the existential significance of literacy. Featuring a dazzling array of novel artifacts and events, the book situates literacy in the internal fictive worlds of the self and other. This approach is designed to encourage teachers...(Read More)
The Heart and the Island
The Heart and the Island (September 2015)
A Critical Study of Sicilian American Literature
Chiara Mazzucchelli - Author

Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.

In The Heart and the Island, Chiara Mazzucchelli explores the strong bond between Sicilian American writers and the island of Sicily. Self-contained yet connected to the mainland, geographically separated from yet politically united to the rest of Italy, Sicily occupies a unique position. Throughout the twentieth century, the sense of a distin...(Read More)
Two Confessions
Two Confessions (September 2015)
María Zambrano - Author
Rosa Chacel - Author
Noël Valis - Translator
Carol Maier - Translator

First English translation of these important works by two of Spain’s most gifted writers and intellectuals.

Following the defeat of the Second Spanish Republic, María Zambrano (1904–1991) and Rosa Chacel (1898–1994), two of Spain’s most gifted intellectuals and writers, wrote compelling meditations on the meaning of confession in life and literature. Noël Valis and Carol Maier p...(Read More)
Explicit Utopias
Explicit Utopias (August 2015)
Rewriting the Sexual in Women's Pornography
Amalia Ziv - Author

Provides an incisive account of women’s porn and queer porn of the 1980s and 1990s.
Explicit Utopias explores a problem that has long haunted feminist, lesbian, and queer critics: the obstacles to imagining women’s desire and sexual agency. Pornography is one arena in which women have actively sought to imaginatively overcome this problem, yet pornography has also been an object of passionate feminist content...(Read More)
Age Becomes Us
Age Becomes Us (July 2015)
Bodies and Gender in Time
Leni Marshall - Author

Deconstructs fiction and nonfiction to further understandings of how aging and old age are created.

In lively, accessible prose, this book expands the reach and depth of age studies. A review of age studies methods in theory, literature, and practice leads readers to see how their own intersectional identities shape their beliefs about age, aging, and old age. This study asks readers to interrogate the &ldqu...(Read More)
Minima Cuba
Minima Cuba (June 2015)
Heretical Poetics and Power in Post-Soviet Cuba
Marta Hernández Salván - Author

2016 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Explores the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba.

Mínima Cuba analyzes the reconfiguration of aesthetics and power during the Cuban postrevolutionary transition (1989 to 2005, the conclusion of the “Special Period”). It explores th...(Read More)
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