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Race, Nation, and Refuge
Race, Nation, and Refuge (October 2017)
The Rhetoric of Race in Asian American Citizenship Cases
Doug Coulson - Author

Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.

From 1870 to 1940, racial eligibility for naturalization in the United States was limited to “free white persons” and “aliens of African nativity and persons of African descent,” and many interpreted these restrictions to reflect a policy of Asian exclusion based on the conclusion that...(Read More)
Toward a Non-humanist Humanism
Toward a Non-humanist Humanism (September 2017)
Theory after 9/11
William V. Spanos - Author

Assesses the limits and possibilities of humanism for engaging with issues of pressing political and cultural concern.
In his book The End of Education: Toward Posthumanism, William V. Spanos critiqued the traditional Western concept of humanism, arguing that its origins are to be found not in ancient Greece’s love of truth and wisdom, but in the Roman imperial era, when those Greek values were adapted in the servi...(Read More)
Bodies in China
Bodies in China (June 2017)
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Gender, and Politics
Eva Kit Wah Man - Author

Engages with Chinese philosophy to offer new conceptual models for reframing gender, bodies, and aesthetics.

Bodies in China uses Chinese philosophy to reframe Western scholarship on gender, body, and aesthetics. Does Confucianism rule out the capacity of women as moral subjects and hence as aesthetic subjects? Do forms of Chinese philosophy contribute or correspond to patriarchal Confucian culture? Can Chinese philosoph...(Read More)
After Katrina
After Katrina (March 2017)
Race, Neoliberalism, and the End of the American Century
Anna Hartnell - Author

Argues that post-Katrina New Orleans is a key site for exploring competing narratives of American decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Through the lens provided by the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, After Katrina argues that the city of New Orleans emerges as a key site for exploring competing narratives of US decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Deploying...(Read More)
Malady and Genius
Malady and Genius (July 2016)
Self-Sacrifice in Puerto Rican Literature
Benigno Trigo - Author

Analyzes the theme of self-sacrifice in Puerto Rican literature through psychoanalytic theory.

Malady and Genius examines the recurring theme of self-sacrifice in Puerto Rican literature during the second half of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty-first centuries. Interpreting these scenes through the works of Frantz Fanon, Kelly Oliver, and Julia Kristeva, Benigno Trigo focuses on the context o...(Read More)
Human Rights Standards
Human Rights Standards (March 2016)
Hegemony, Law, and Politics
Makau Mutua - Author

A bracing critique of human rights law and activism from the perspective of the Global South.

How are human rights norms made, who makes them, and why? In Human Rights Standards, Makau Mutua traces the history of the human rights project and critically explores how the norms of the human rights movement have been created. Examining key texts and documents published since the inception of the human rights m...(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)
Imagining the Postcolonial
Imagining the Postcolonial (June 2015)
Discipline, Poetics, Practice in Latin American and Francophone Discourse
Jaime Hanneken - Author

A comparative study of Latin American and francophone postcoloniality.

Imagining the Postcolonial is the first book dedicated to comparative analysis of Latin American and francophone postcolonial identity. Jaime Hanneken examines the disciplinary, theoretical, and political stakes involved in postcolonial identification in non-anglophone cultural spheres through readings of José Lezama Lima and Édou...(Read More)
Insurgent, Poet, Mystic, Sectarian
Insurgent, Poet, Mystic, Sectarian (June 2015)
The Four Masks of an Eastern Postmodernism
Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh - Author

Discusses how contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern thinkers and artists are forging a new postmodern vision.

The insurgent, the poet, the mystic, the sectarian: these are four modes of subjectivity that have emerged amid Middle Eastern thought’s attempt to reverse, dethrone, or supersede modernity. Providing a theoretical overview of each of these existential stances, Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh engages the v...(Read More)
Retrieving the Human
Retrieving the Human (October 2014)
Reading Paul Gilroy
Rebecka Rutledge Fisher - Editor
Jay Garcia - Editor

An interdisciplinary consideration of Paul Gilroy’s contributions to cultural theory and understandings of modernity.

In the more than twenty years since the publication of his book The Black Atlantic, Paul Gilroy has become a leading Afro-European intellectual whose work in the cultural studies of race has influenced a number of fields and made the study of black Atlantic literatures and cultures ...(Read More)
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