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Tales from Du Bois
Tales from Du Bois (April 2022)
The Queer Intimacy of Cross-Caste Romance
Erika Renée Williams - Author

Offers a new framework for understanding Du Bois's poetics and politics, including the concept of double consciousness, by tracing the trope of the cross-caste romance across his fiction.

Tales from Du Bois brings together critical race theory, queer studies, philosophy, and genre theory to offer an illuminating new comprehensive study of W. E. B. Du Bois's fiction from 1903...(Read More)
 
 
The White Indians of Mexican Cinema
The White Indians of Mexican Cinema (April 2022)
Racial Masquerade throughout the Golden Age
Mónica García Blizzard - Author

Examines the filmic representation of whiteness as indigeneity and its role in mediating racial politics in Mexico.

The White Indians of Mexican Cinema theorizes the development of a unique form of racial masquerade—the representation of whiteness as indigeneity—during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, from the 1930s to the 1950s. Adopting a broad decolonial perspective whil...(Read More)
 
 
Accumulation and Subjectivity
Accumulation and Subjectivity (March 2022)
Rethinking Marx in Latin America
Karen Benezra - Editor

Reconsiders key concepts in Marxist thought by examining the relationship between accumulation and subjectivity in Latin American narrative, film, and social and political theory.

Since the 1970s, sociocultural analysis in Latin American studies has been marked by a turn away from problems of political economy. Accumulation and Subjectivity challenges this turn while reconce...(Read More)
 
 
Hindutva and Violence
Hindutva and Violence (March 2022)
V. D. Savarkar and the Essentials of History
Vinayak Chaturvedi - Author

 
 
Post-Chineseness
Post-Chineseness (March 2022)
Cultural Politics and International Relations
Chih-yu Shih - Author

Analyzes international and cultural relationships informed by "China," a category that is becoming ever more indispensable and yet unstable in everyday narratives.

There have been few efforts to overcome the binary of China versus the West. The recent global political environment, with a deepening confrontation between China and the West, strengthens this binary image. Post-Chin...(Read More)
 
 
Religion and Empire in Portuguese India
Religion and Empire in Portuguese India (March 2022)
Conversion, Resistance, and the Making of Goa
Ângela Barreto Xavier - Author

 
 
The Truths and Lies of Nationalism as Narrated by Charvak
The Truths and Lies of Nationalism as Narrated by Charvak (March 2022)
Partha Chatterjee - Edited and annotated

Rejects Hindu nationalism and pluralist secularism in favor of a revitalized politics of Indian federalism.

Written in the voice of the mythical atheist, naysayer, and general all-purpose heretic of Indian philosophy, The Truths and Lies of Nationalism as Narrated by Charvak presents a completely new way of telling the history of Indian nationalism. Severely criticizing the ...(Read More)
 
 
Between Camp and Cursi
Between Camp and Cursi (January 2022)
Humor and Homosexuality in Contemporary Mexican Narrative
Brandon P. Bisbey - Author

Examines how contemporary Mexican literature uses humor to contest heteronormativity.

Between Camp and Cursi examines the role of humor in portrayals of homosexuality in contemporary Mexican literature. Brandon P. Bisbey argues that humor based on camp and cursilería—a form of "bad taste" that expresses a sense of social marginalization—is used to represent key social...(Read More)
 
 
Ecology on the Ground and in the Clouds
Ecology on the Ground and in the Clouds (January 2022)
Aimé Bonpland and Alexander von Humboldt
Andrea Nye - Author

Follows Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland as they travel together in South America and then go their separate ways, in the process illustrating two very different ways of understanding humanity's place in the natural world.

In Ecology on the Ground and in the Clouds, Andrea Nye raises a question: In a time of climate change and environmental crisis, where should we lo...(Read More)
 
 
When Does History Begin?
When Does History Begin? (January 2022)
Religion, Identity, and Narrative in the Sikh Tradition
Harjot Oberoi - Author

Documents how the premodern techniques of narrating the past in South Asia were deeply transformed by colonial modernity, resulting in newer forms of truth-telling within the Sikh community.

Focusing on important issues in Sikh religious identity and memory, Harjot Oberoi shows how premodern techniques of narrating the past and truth-telling in South Asia were deeply transformed by...(Read More)
 
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