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The Demise of the Inhuman
The Demise of the Inhuman (July 2014)
Afrocentricity, Modernism, and Postmodernism
Ana Monteiro-Ferreira - Author
Molefi Kete Asante - Foreword by

2015 Best Scholarly Book Award, presented by the Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement

Employs a critical Afrocentric reading of Western constructions of knowledge so as to overcome the dehumanizing tendencies of modernity.

Afrocentricity is the most intellectually dominant idea in the African world, one that is having a growing impact on social science discourse. Thi...(Read More)
Uncoupling American Empire
Uncoupling American Empire (January 2014)
Cultural Politics of Deviance and Unequal Difference, 1890-1910
Yu-Fang Cho - Author

A cultural studies consideration of marriage and those considered “deviant” in the nineteenth-century American imagination.

A radical revision of the politics of race and sexuality within racial capitalism, Uncoupling American Empire provides an original cultural genealogy of how the institutionalization of marriage shaped imagined relationships among working people who were seen as sexually devia...(Read More)
A Human Necklace
A Human Necklace (December 2013)
The African Diaspora and Paule Marshall's Fiction
Moira Ferguson - Author

Argues that Paule Marshall’s work collectively constitutes a multigenerational saga of the African diaspora across centuries and continents.

From Brown Girl, Brownstones (1959) to The Fisher King (2000), Paule Marshall’s novels, novellas, and short stories include a rich cast of unforgettable men, women, and children who forge spiritual as well as emotional and geographical paths tow...(Read More)
Indigenous Bodies
Indigenous Bodies (October 2013)
Reviewing, Relocating, Reclaiming
Jacqueline Fear-Segal - Editor
Rebecca Tillett - Editor

An interdisciplinary exploration of indigenous bodies.

This interdisciplinary collection of essays, by both Natives and non-Natives, explores presentations and representations of indigenous bodies in historical and contemporary contexts. Recent decades have seen a wealth of scholarship on the body in a wide range of disciplines. Indigenous Bodies extends this scholarship in exciting new ways, bringing tog...(Read More)
The Study of Judaism
The Study of Judaism (October 2013)
Authenticity, Identity, Scholarship
Aaron W. Hughes - Author

Considers Jewish studies as an academic discipline from its origins to the present.
The relationship between Jewish studies and religious studies is a long and complicated one, full of tensions and possibilities. Whereas the majority of scholars working within Jewish studies contend that the discipline is in a very healthy state, many who work in theory and method in religious studies disagree. For them, Jewish studies represents...(Read More)
Lost in Transition
Lost in Transition (June 2013)
Hong Kong Culture in the Age of China
Yiu-Wai Chu - Author

Looks at the fate of Hong Kong’s unique culture since its reversion to China.

In this timely and insightful book, Yiu-Wai Chu takes stock of Hong Kong’s culture since its transition to a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China in 1997. Hong Kong had long functioned as the capitalist and democratic stepping stone to China for much of the world. Its highly original popula...(Read More)
The Better Story
The Better Story (March 2013)
Queer Affects from the Middle East
Dina Georgis - Author

FINALIST - 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the GLBT category

Illuminates the emotional significance of stories in response to racial traumas related to the Middle East.

With a focus on aesthetic texts that narrate stories about or from the Middle East, The Better Story offers fresh insights into political conflict. Dina Georgis argues that narrative is an...(Read More)
The Structures of Love
The Structures of Love (April 2012)
Art and Politics beyond the Transference
James Penney - Author

Reframes the terms of cultural analysis with a fresh take on transference theory in Freud and Lacan and a critical engagement with the philosophy of Alain Badiou.

Both Freud and Lacan defined the transference as the ego’s last stand—its final desperate attempt to keep the truth of the unconscious at bay. Both also viewed the transference as a social phenomenon.

In The Stru...(Read More)
Nagai Kafu's Occidentalism
Nagai Kafu's Occidentalism (November 2011)
Defining the Japanese Self
Rachael Hutchinson - Author

Describes how writer Nagai Kafū (1879–1959) used his experience of the West to reconcile modernization and Japanese identity.

Nagai Kafū (1879–1959) spent more time abroad than any other writer of his generation, firing the Japanese imagination with his visions of America and France. Applying the theoretical framework of Occidentalism to Japanese literature, Rachael Hutchinson explor...(Read More)
Precarious Liberation
Precarious Liberation (June 2011)
Workers, the State, and Contested Social Citizenship in Postapartheid South Africa
Franco Barchiesi - Author

2012 CLR James Award, presented by the Working Class Studies Association

Examines the relationship of precarious employment to state policies on citizenship and social inclusion in the context of postapartheid South Africa.

Millions of black South African workers struggled against apartheid to redeem employment and production from a history of abuse, insecurity, and racial ...(Read More)
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