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Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism
Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism (March 2021)
How US Audiences Create Meaning across Platforms
Andrea L. Press - Author
Francesca Tripodi - Author

Unique empirically grounded analysis of how audiences negotiate sexism and feminism across media, from popular television shows to dating apps.

Feminism can reflect the cultural moment, especially as media appropriate and use feminist messaging and agenda to various ends. Yet media can also push boundaries, exposing audiences to ideas they may not be familiar with and advancing pub...(Read More)
 
 
Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions
Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions (March 2021)
Power, Diversity, and the Emancipatory Struggle in Higher Education
Bianca C. Williams - Editor
Dian D. Squire - Editor
Frank A. Tuitt - Editor

Argues that plantation life, its racialized inequities, and the ongoing struggle against them are embedded in not only the physical structures but also the everyday workings of higher education.

Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions provides a multidisciplinary exploration of the contemporary university’s entanglement with the history of slavery and settler colonialism i...(Read More)
 
 
Globalizing Organic
Globalizing Organic (February 2021)
Nationalism, Neoliberalism, and Alternative Food in Israel
Rafi Grosglik - Author

Traces how alternative food movements are affected by global and local trends, with a focus on how organic agriculture was integrated in Israel.

Globalizing Organic focuses on the globalization of a culture of “eating for change” and the ways in which local meanings attached to the production of foods embed ecological and social values. Rafi Grosglik examines how organic agr...(Read More)
 
 
Screen Love
Screen Love (February 2021)
Queer Intimacies in the Grindr Era
Tom Roach - Author

Engaging analysis of men-seeking-men media as paradoxical sites of both self-marketing and radical queer sociality.

In work, play, education, and even healthcare, we are using social media during COVID-19 to approximate "normal life" before the pandemic. In Screen Love, Tom Roach urges us to do the opposite. Rather than highlight the ways that social media might help reprodu...(Read More)
 
 
The Ideology of Civic Engagement
The Ideology of Civic Engagement (January 2021)
AmeriCorps, Politics, and Pedagogy
Sara Carpenter - Author

Examines the organization, regulation, and enactment of civic engagement within AmeriCorps, an American volunteer service program.

Over the last thirty years, calls for the civic engagement of the American citizenry, especially young people, have gotten increasingly louder. A clear message has emerged that today’s pressing social problems are best addressed through the innovative a...(Read More)
 
 
Sense of Origins
Sense of Origins (September 2020)
A Study of New York's Young Italian Americans
Rosemary Serra - Author
Scott R. Kapuscinski - Translator

Studies the relationship between young Italian Americans and their Italian cultural and historical heritage.

In Sense of Origins, Rosemary Serra explores the lives of a significant group of self-identified young Italian Americans residing in New York City and its surrounding areas. The book presents and examines the results of a survey she conducted of their values, family ...(Read More)
 
 
City on the Edge
City on the Edge (September 2020)
Hard Choices in the American Rust Belt
Michael Streissguth - Author

Explores why people stay in vulnerable cities by looking at Syracuse, New York, through the contemporary experiences of five citizens.

Why do people stay in a struggling city? City on the Edge explores this question through the lives of five people in Syracuse, New York, a quintessential rust-belt metropolis. Once a booming industrial center with a dynamic civic life and pro...(Read More)
 
 
Pharmapolitics in Russia
Pharmapolitics in Russia (September 2020)
Making Drugs and Rebuilding the Nation
Olga Zvonareva - Author

Documents the surprising role pharmaceutical science and technology has played in Russia’s search for national identity over a century of political turbulence.

Over the last one hundred years, the Russian pharmaceutical industry has undergone multiple dramatic transformations, which have taken place alongside tectonic political shifts in society associated with the rise and fall of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a ...(Read More)
 
 
Adult Life
Adult Life (August 2020)
Aging, Responsibility, and the Pursuit of Happiness
John Russon - Author

Drawing from philosophy and psychology, offers a clear and compelling interpretation of what it means to be an adult.

What does it mean to be an adult? In this original and compelling work, John Russon answers that question by leading us through a series of rich reflections on the psychological and social dimensions of adulthood and by exploring some of the deepest ethical and exis...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Right Sex
The Politics of Right Sex (August 2020)
Transgressive Bodies, Governmentality, and the Limits of Trans Rights
Courtenay W. Daum - Author

Examines the limitations of rights-based mobilization and litigation for advancing the interests of trans individuals in the contemporary United States.

While the growing attention to trans rights and the development of trans-specific interest groups suggest that the time is right for a trans rights movement akin to prior civil rights movements, The Politics of Right Sex exp...(Read More)
 
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