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Accumulation and Subjectivity in Latin America
Accumulation and Subjectivity in Latin America (March 2022)
Karen Benezra - Editor

 
 
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 Religion
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)
 
 
A Postcolonial Relationship
A Postcolonial Relationship (December 2021)
Challenges of Asian Immigrants as the Third Other
Choi Hee An - Author

Offers an Asian immigrant perspective on US racial relations and explores the unique situations and challenges facing Asian immigrants in the United States.

A Postcolonial Relationship critically examines the problems of current US racial relations from an Asian immigrant perspective and provides a new understanding of the complications that Asian immigrant groups experience...(Read More)
 
 
The Space of the Transnational
The Space of the Transnational (December 2021)
Feminisms and Ummah in African and Southeast Asian Writing
Shirin E. Edwin - Author

Challenges and reimagines transnational feminism by analyzing the concept of ummah, or community, in Muslim women's writing.

This book examines Muslim women’s creative strategies of deploying religious concepts such as ummah or community to solve such problems as domestic and communal violence, polygamous abuse, sterility, and the violence of heteronormativity. By clo...(Read More)
 
 
Thinking Ecologically, Thinking Responsibly
Thinking Ecologically, Thinking Responsibly (December 2021)
The Legacies of Lorraine Code
Nancy Arden McHugh - Editor
Andrea Doucet - Editor

Engages and extends the feminist philosopher Lorraine Code’s groundbreaking work on epistemology and ethics.

Thinking Ecologically, Thinking Responsibly brings together a transdisciplinary cohort of feminist, critical race, Indigenous, and decolonial scholars who build upon and seek to widen and deepen the legacy and potential of feminist philosopher Lorraine Code’s work. Si...(Read More)
 
 
Virgin Capital
Virgin Capital (November 2021)
Race, Gender, and Financialization in the US Virgin Islands
Tami Navarro - Author

Ethnography situating the contemporary financial services industry in the US Virgin Islands within broader histories of racial capitalism and gender inequality.

Virgin Capital examines the cultural impact and historical significance of the Economic Development Commission (EDC) in the United States Virgin Islands. A tax holiday program, the EDC encourages financial services companie...(Read More)
 
 
Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future
Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future (October 2021)
Carlos Garrido Castellano - Author

Analyzes socially engaged art practices worldwide, linking them to decolonial struggle and critique.

Analyzing the confluence between coloniality and activist art, Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future argues that there is much to gain from approaching contemporary politically committed art practices from the angle of anticolonial, postcolonial, and decolonial struggles. T...(Read More)
 
 
Mayalogue
Mayalogue (October 2021)
An Interactionist Theory of Indigenous Cultures
Victor Montejo - Author

Offers a strong critique of traditional anthropological studies from an Indigenous and postcolonial perspective.

In Mayalogue, Native Mayan scholar Victor Montejo provides an alternative reading and interpretation of cultures, challenging Western ethnocentric approaches that have marginalized Native knowledge and worldviews in the past. He proposes instead a methodology for ...(Read More)
 
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