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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)
 
 
Saying Peace
Saying Peace (October 2021)
Levinas, Eurocentrism, Solidarity
Jack Marsh - Author

Offers an immanent critique of Levinas’s core philosophical proposals by reference to his allegedly eurocentric statements.

Levinas's big idea is that our lived sense of moral obligation occurs in an immediate experience of the otherness of the Other, and that moral meaning is grounded in alterity rather than identity. Yet he also held what seemed an inconsiderate, or "eurocentric,...(Read More)
 
 
The Seasons
The Seasons (July 2021)
Philosophical, Literary, and Environmental Perspectives
Luke Fischer - Editor
David Macauley - Editor

Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.

Although the seasons have been a perennial theme in literature and art, their significance for philosophy and environmental theory has remained largely unexplored. This pioneering book demonstrates the...(Read More)
 
 
Toward an African Future—Of the Limit of World
Toward an African Future—Of the Limit of World (July 2021)
Nahum Dimitri Chandler - Author

Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.

Widely known for his probing analysis of W. E. B. Du Bois's early work, in this book Nahum Dimitri Chandler references writing from across the whole of Du Bois's long career, while bringing sharp focus on two later texts issued in the immed...(Read More)
 
 
Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema
Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema (June 2021)
Carolyn Fornoff - Editor
Gisela Heffes - Editor

Sheds light on emergent Latin America cinema that addresses the politics of environmental destruction, the uneveness of climate change consequences, and new ways of visualizing the world beyond the human.

Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema brings together fourteen scholars to analyze Latin American cinema in dialogue with recent theories of posthumanism and eco...(Read More)
 
 
Premises and Problems
Premises and Problems (May 2021)
Essays on World Literature and Cinema
Luiza Franco Moreira - Edited and with an introduction by

Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.

World literature, many have stressed, is a systematic category. Both literary scholars and social scientists have argued that the prestige of the major literary languages is key to establishing the shape of the overall system. In order to criti...(Read More)
 
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