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  • Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices
    Author(s): Shohat, Ella; Kaplan, Caren; Wiegman, Robyn
    Abstract:

    Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices brings together for the first time a selection of trailblazing essays by Ella Shohat, an internationally renowned theorist of postcolonial and cultural studies of Iraqi-Jewish background. Written over the past two decades, these twelve essays—some classic, some less known, some new—trace a powerful intellectual trajectory as Shohat rigorously teases out the consequences of a deep critique of Eurocentric epistemology, whether to rethink feminism through race, nationalism through ethnicity, or colonialism through sexuality.

    Shohat’s critical method boldly transcends disciplinary and geographical boundaries. She explores such issues as the relations between ethnic studies and area studies, the paradoxical repercussions for audio-visual media of the “graven images” taboo, the allegorization of race through the refiguring of Cleopatra, the allure of imperial popular culture, and the gender politics of medical technologies. She also examines the resistant poetics of exile and displacement; the staging of historical memory through the commemorations of the two 1492s, the anomalies of the “national” in Zionist discourse, the implications of the hyphen in the concept “Arab-Jew,” and the translation of the debates on orientalism and postcolonialism across geographies. Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices not only illuminates many of the concerns that have animated the study of cultural politics over the past two decades; it also points toward new scholarly possibilities.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822387961
    Publication Date: 2006-06-26
    author-list-text: Ella Shohat, Caren Kaplan and Robyn Wiegman
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Ella Shohat,
    2. Caren Kaplan and
    3. Robyn Wiegman
    contrib-author: Ella Shohat
    contrib-series-editor: Caren Kaplan; Robyn Wiegman
    copyright-year: 2006
    eisbn: 9780822387961
    illustrations-note: 60 b&w photographs
    isbn-cloth: 9780822337584
    isbn-paper: 9780822337713
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
    short-abstract:

    Essays by a leading post-colonial theorist on topics including gender, diaspora, film and Israel.

    subtitle:
  • Tacit Subjects
    Author(s): Decena, Carlos Ulises
    Abstract:

    Tacit Subjects is a pioneering analysis of how gay immigrant men of color negotiate race, sexuality, and power in their daily lives. Drawing on ethnographic research with Dominicans in New York City, Carlos Ulises Decena explains that while the men who shared their life stories with him may self-identify as gay, they are not the liberated figures of traditional gay migration narratives. Decena contends that in migrating to Washington Heights, a Dominican enclave in New York, these men moved from one site to another within an increasingly transnational Dominican society. Many of them migrated and survived through the resources of their families and broader communities. Explicit acknowledgment or discussion of their homosexuality might rupture these crucial social and familial bonds. Yet some of Decena’s informants were sure that their sexuality was tacitly understood by their family members or others close to them. Analyzing their recollections about migration, settlement, masculinity, sex, and return trips to the Dominican Republic, Decena describes how the men at the center of Tacit Subjects contest, reproduce, and reformulate Dominican identity in New York. Their stories reveal how differences in class, race, and education shape their relations with fellow Dominicans. They also offer a view of “gay New York” that foregrounds the struggles for respect, belonging, and survival within a particular immigrant community.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822393900
    Publication Date: 2011-03-16
    author-list-text: Carlos Ulises Decena
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Carlos Ulises Decena
    contrib-author: Carlos Ulises Decena
    copyright-year: 2011
    eisbn: 9780822393900
    illustrations-note: 1 photograph
    isbn-cloth: 9780822349266
    isbn-paper: 9780822349457
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    Based on ethnographic research with Dominicans in New York City, a pioneering analysis of how gay immigrant men of color negotiate race, sexuality, and power in their daily lives.

    subtitle: Belonging and Same-Sex Desire among Dominican Immigrant Men
  • Talking Heads
    Author(s): Lee, Benjamin
    Abstract:

    In Talking Heads, Benjamin Lee situates himself at the convergence of multiple disciplines: philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, and literary theory. He offers a nuanced exploration of the central questions shared by these disciplines during the modern era—questions regarding the relations between language, subjectivity, community, and the external world. Scholars in each discipline approach these questions from significantly different angles; in seeking to identify and define the intersection of these angles, Lee argues for the development of a new sense of subjectivity, a construct that has repercussions of immense importance beyond the humanities and into the area of politics.

    Talking Heads synthesizes the views and works of a breathtaking range of the most influential modern theorists of the humanities and social sciences, including Austin, Searle, Derrida, Jakobson, Bakhtin, Wittgenstein, Peirce, Frege, Kripke, Donnellan, Putnam, Saussure, and Whorf. After illuminating these many strands of thought, Lee moves beyond disciplinary biases and re-embeds within the context of the public sphere the questions of subjectivity and language raised by these theorists. In his examination of how subjectivity relates not just to grammatical patterns but also to the specific social institutions in which these patterns develop and are sustained, Lee discusses such topics as the concept of public opinion and the emergence of Western nation-states.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822382461
    Publication Date: 1997-11-19
    author-list-text: Benjamin Lee
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Benjamin Lee
    contrib-author: Benjamin Lee
    copyright-year: 1997
    eisbn: 9780822382461
    illustrations-note: 3 figures, 5 tables
    isbn-cloth: 9780822320067
    isbn-paper: 9780822320159
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    Looks at the interrelations between models of language in anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, and literary criticism and explores their varied accounts of subjectivity, reference, and narration.

    subtitle: Language, Metalanguage, and the Semiotics of Subjectivity
  • Talking to the Dead
    Author(s): Manigault-Bryant, LeRhonda S.
    Abstract:

    Talking to the Dead is an ethnography of seven Gullah/Geechee women from the South Carolina lowcountry. These women communicate with their ancestors through dreams, prayer, and visions and traditional crafts and customs, such as storytelling, basket making, and ecstatic singing in their churches. Like other Gullah/Geechee women of the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, these women, through their active communication with the deceased, make choices and receive guidance about how to live out their faith and engage with the living. LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant emphasizes that this communication affirms the women's spiritual faith—which seamlessly integrates Christian and folk traditions—and reinforces their position as powerful culture keepers within Gullah/Geechee society. By looking in depth at this long-standing spiritual practice, Manigault-Bryant highlights the subversive ingenuity that lowcountry inhabitants use to thrive spiritually and to maintain a sense of continuity with the past.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822376705
    Publication Date: 2014-05-14
    author-list-text: LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant
    contrib-author: LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant
    copyright-year: 2014
    eisbn: 9780822376705
    illustrations-note: 1 table, 2 maps, 1 figure
    isbn-cloth: 9780822356639
    isbn-paper: 9780822356745
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    subtitle: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory among Gullah/Geechee Women
  • Tango Lessons
    Author(s): Miller, Marilyn G.
    Abstract:

    From its earliest manifestations on the street corners of nineteenth-century Buenos Aires to its ascendancy as a global cultural form, tango has continually exceeded the confines of the dance floor or the music hall. In Tango Lessons, scholars from Latin America and the United States explore tango's enduring vitality. The interdisciplinary group of contributors—including specialists in dance, music, anthropology, linguistics, literature, film, and fine art—take up a broad range of topics. Among these are the productive tensions between tradition and experimentation in tango nuevo, representations of tango in film and contemporary art, and the role of tango in the imagination of Jorge Luis Borges. Taken together, the essays show that tango provides a kaleidoscopic perspective on Argentina's social, cultural, and intellectual history from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries.

    Contributors. Esteban Buch, Oscar Conde, Antonio Gómez, Morgan James Luker, Carolyn Merritt, Marilyn G. Miller, Fernando Rosenberg, Alejandro Susti

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822377238
    Publication Date: 2014-01-13
    contrib-editor: Marilyn G. Miller
    copyright-year: 2014
    eisbn: 9780822377238
    illustrations-note: 24 illustrations (incl. 18 in color)
    isbn-cloth: 9780822355496
    isbn-paper: 9780822355663
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    Tango Lessons is an interdisciplinary collection of essays examining the many varied perspectives that tango provides on Argentina's social, cultural, and intellectual history from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first.

    subtitle: Movement, Sound, Image, and Text in Contemporary Practice
  • Tarrying with the Negative
    Author(s): Žižek, Slavoj; Fish, Stanley; Jameson, Fredric
    Abstract:

    In the space of barely more than five years, with the publication of four pathbreaking books, Slavoj Žižek has earned the reputation of being one of the most arresting, insightful, and scandalous thinkers in recent memory. Perhaps more than any other single author, his writings have constituted the most compelling evidence available for recognizing Jacques Lacan as the preemient philosopher of our time.

    In Tarrying with the Negative, Žižek challenges the contemporary critique of ideology, and in doing so opens the way for a new understanding of social conflict, particularly the recent outbursts of nationalism and ethnic struggle. Are we, Žižek asks, confined to a postmodern universe in which truth is reduced to the contingent effect of various discursive practices and where our subjectivity is dispersed through a multitude of ideological positions? No is his answer, and the way out is a return to philosophy. This revisit to German Idealism allows Žižek to recast the critique of ideology as a tool for disclosing the dynamic of our society, a crucial aspect of which is the debate over nationalism, particularly as it has developed in the Balkans—Žižek's home. He brings the debate over nationalism into the sphere of contemporary cultural politics, breaking the impasse centered on nationalisms simultaneously fascistic and anticolonial aspirations. Provocatively, Žižek argues that what drives nationalistic and ethnic antagonism is a collectively driven refusal of our own enjoyment.

    Using examples from popular culture and high theory to illuminate each other—opera, film noir, capitalist universalism, religious and ethnic fundamentalism—this work testifies to the fact that, far more radically than the postmodern sophists, Kant and Hegel are our contemporaries.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822381822
    Publication Date: 1993-10-20
    author-list-text: Slavoj Žižek, Stanley Fish and Fredric Jameson
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Slavoj Žižek,
    2. Stanley Fish and
    3. Fredric Jameson
    contrib-author: Slavoj Žižek
    contrib-series-editor: Stanley Fish; Fredric Jameson
    copyright-year: 1993
    eisbn: 9780822381822
    isbn-cloth: 9780822313625
    isbn-paper: 9780822313953
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: Post-Contemporary Interventions
    short-abstract:

    A theoretical analysis of social conflict that uses examples from Kant, Hegel, Lacan, popular culture and contemporary politics to critique nationalism.

    subtitle: Kant, Hegel, and the Critique of Ideology
  • Techniques of Pleasure
    Author(s): Weiss, Margot
    Abstract:

    Techniques of Pleasure is a vivid portrayal of the San Francisco Bay Area’s pansexual BDSM (SM) community. Margot Weiss conducted ethnographic research at dungeon play parties and at workshops on bondage, role play, and flogging, and she interviewed more than sixty SM practitioners. She describes a scene devoted to a form of erotic play organized around technique, rules and regulations, consumerism, and self-mastery. Challenging the notion that SM is inherently transgressive, Weiss links the development of commodity-oriented sexual communities and the expanding market for sex toys to the eroticization of gendered, racialized, and national inequalities. She analyzes the politics of BDSM’s spectacular performances, including those that dramatize heterosexual male dominance, slave auctions, and US imperialism, and contends that the SM scene is not a “safe space” separate from real-world inequality. It depends, like all sexual desire, on social hierarchies. Based on this analysis, Weiss theorizes late-capitalist sexuality as a circuit—one connecting the promise of new emancipatory pleasures to the reproduction of raced and gendered social norms.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822394914
    Publication Date: 2011-12-20
    author-list-text: Margot Weiss
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Margot Weiss
    contrib-author: Margot Weiss
    copyright-year: 2012
    eisbn: 9780822394914
    illustrations-note: 1 figure
    isbn-cloth: 9780822351450
    isbn-paper: 9780822351597
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    In this lively ethnography, Weiss studies the pansexual BDSM community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Weiss finds that BDSM practice is not as transgressive as the participants imagine, nor is it simply reinforcing of older forms of social domination. Instead she shows how fantasy play depends on pre-existing social hierarchies, even as it also participates in a commodification of desires.

    subtitle: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality
  • Telemodernities
    Author(s): Lewis, Tania; Martin, Fran; Sun, Wanning
    Abstract:

    Yoga gurus on lifestyle cable channels targeting time-pressured Indian urbanites; Chinese dating shows promoting competitive individualism; Taiwanese domestic makeover formats combining feng shui with life planning advice: Asian TV screens are increasingly home to a wild proliferation of popular factual programs providing lifestyle guidance to viewers. In Telemodernities Tania Lewis, Fran Martin, and Wanning Sun demonstrate how lifestyle-oriented popular factual television illuminates key aspects of late modernities in South and East Asia, offering insights not only into early twenty-first-century media cultures but also into wider developments in the nature of public and private life, identity, citizenship, and social engagement. Drawing on extensive interviews with television industry professionals and audiences across China, India, Taiwan, and Singapore, Telemodernities uses popular lifestyle television as a tool to help us understand emergent forms of identity, sociality, and capitalist modernity in Asia.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822373902
    Publication Date: 2016-08-12
    author-list-text: Tania Lewis, Fran Martin and Wanning Sun
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Tania Lewis,
    2. Fran Martin and
    3. Wanning Sun
    contrib-author: Tania Lewis; Fran Martin; Wanning Sun
    copyright-year: 2016
    eisbn: 9780822373902
    illustrations-note: 64 illustrations
    isbn-cloth: 9780822361886
    isbn-paper: 9780822362043
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: Console-ing Passions
    short-abstract:

    Tania Lewis, Fran Martin, and Wanning Sun analyze the complex social and cultural significance of lifestyle television programming in China, India, Taiwan, and Singapore, showing how it adds insight into late Asian modernity, media cultures, and broad shifts in the nature of private life, identity, citizenship, and social engagement.

    subtitle: Television and Transforming Lives in Asia
  • Television after TV
    Author(s): Olsson, Jan; Spigel, Lynn
    Abstract:

    In the last ten years, television has reinvented itself in numerous ways. The demise of the U.S. three-network system, the rise of multi-channel cable and global satellite delivery, changes in regulation policies and ownership rules, technological innovations in screen design, and the development of digital systems like TiVo have combined to transform the practice we call watching tv. If tv refers to the technologies, program forms, government policies, and practices of looking associated with the medium in its classic public service and three-network age, it appears that we are now entering a new phase of television. Exploring these changes, the essays in this collection consider the future of television in the United States and Europe and the scholarship and activism focused on it.

    With historical, critical, and speculative essays by some of the leading television and media scholars, Television after TV examines both commercial and public service traditions and evaluates their dual (and some say merging) fates in our global, digital culture of convergence. The essays explore a broad range of topics, including contemporary programming and advertising strategies, the use of television and the Internet among diasporic and minority populations, the innovations of new technologies like TiVo, the rise of program forms from reality tv to lifestyle programs, television’s changing role in public places and at home, the Internet’s use as a means of social activism, and television’s role in education and the arts. In dialogue with previous media theorists and historians, the contributors collectively rethink the goals of media scholarship, pointing toward new ways of accounting for television’s past, present, and future.

    Contributors. William Boddy, Charlotte Brunsdon, John T. Caldwell, Michael Curtin, Julie D’Acci, Anna Everett, Jostein Gripsrud, John Hartley, Anna McCarthy, David Morley, Jan Olsson, Priscilla Peña Ovalle, Lisa Parks, Jeffrey Sconce, Lynn Spigel, William Uricchio

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822386278
    Publication Date: 2004-11-09
    contrib-editor: Jan Olsson; Lynn Spigel
    copyright-year: 2004
    eisbn: 9780822386278
    illustrations-note: 11 b&w photos, 5 figures
    isbn-cloth: 9780822333838
    isbn-paper: 9780822333937
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: Console-ing Passions
    short-abstract:

    A critical reassessment of television and television studies in the age of new media.

    subtitle: Essays on a Medium in Transition
  • Television as Digital Media
    Author(s): Bennett, James; Strange, Niki; Spigel, Lynn; Turner, Graeme; Thomas, Julian
    Abstract:

    In Television as Digital Media, scholars from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States combine television studies with new media studies to analyze digital TV as part of digital culture. Taking into account technologies, industries, economies, aesthetics, and various production, user, and audience practices, the contributors develop a new critical paradigm for thinking about television, and the future of television studies, in the digital era. The collection brings together established and emerging scholars, producing an intergenerational dialogue that will be useful for anyone seeking to understand the relationship between television and digital media.

    Introducing the collection, James Bennett explains how television as digital media is a non-site-specific, hybrid cultural and technological form that spreads across platforms such as mobile phones, games consoles, iPods, and online video services, including YouTube, Hulu and the BBC’s iPlayer. Television as digital media threatens to upset assumptions about television as a mass medium that has helped define the social collective experience, the organization of everyday life, and forms of sociality. As often as we are promised the convenience of the television experience “anytime, anywhere,” we are invited to participate in communities, share television moments, and watch events live. The essays in this collection demonstrate the historical, production, aesthetic, and audience changes and continuities that underpin the emerging meaning of television as digital media.

    Contributors. James Bennett, William Boddy, Jean Burgess, John Caldwell, Daniel Chamberlain, Max Dawson, Jason Jacobs, Karen Lury, Roberta Pearson, Jeanette Steemers, Niki Strange, Julian Thomas, Graeme Turner

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822393658
    Publication Date: 2011-01-21
    author-list-text: Lynn Spigel, Graeme Turner and Julian Thomas
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Lynn Spigel,
    2. Graeme Turner and
    3. Julian Thomas
    contrib-editor: James Bennett; Niki Strange
    contrib-other: Graeme Turner; Julian Thomas
    contrib-series-editor: Lynn Spigel
    copyright-year: 2011
    eisbn: 9780822393658
    illustrations-note: 38 photographs
    isbn-cloth: 9780822348870
    isbn-paper: 9780822349105
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: Console-ing passions
    short-abstract:

    Taking into account technologies, industries, economies, aesthetics, and various production, user, and audience practices, this collection of essays rethinks television and the future of television studies in the digital era.

    subtitle:
  • Tell Me Why My Children Died
    Author(s): Briggs, Charles L.; Mantini-Briggs, Clara
    Abstract:

    Tell Me Why My Children Died tells the gripping story of indigenous leaders' efforts to identify a strange disease that killed thirty-two children and six young adults in a Venezuelan rain forest between 2007 and 2008. In this pathbreaking book, Charles L. Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs relay the nightmarish and difficult experiences of doctors, patients, parents, local leaders, healers, and epidemiologists; detail how journalists first created a smoke screen, then projected the epidemic worldwide; discuss the Chávez government's hesitant and sometimes ambivalent reactions; and narrate the eventual diagnosis of bat-transmitted rabies. The book provides a new framework for analyzing how the uneven distribution of rights to produce and circulate knowledge about health are wedded at the hip with health inequities. By recounting residents' quest to learn why their children died and documenting their creative approaches to democratizing health, the authors open up new ways to address some of global health's most intractable problems. 

     

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822374398
    Publication Date: 2016-05-27
    author-list-text: Charles L. Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Charles L. Briggs and
    2. Clara Mantini-Briggs
    contrib-author: Charles L. Briggs; Clara Mantini-Briggs
    copyright-year: 2016
    eisbn: 9780822374398
    illustrations-note: 52 illustrations
    isbn-cloth: 9780822361053
    isbn-paper: 9780822361244
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
    short-abstract:

    This gripping book narrates the efforts to identify a strange disease that killed thirty-eight people in a Venezuelan rainforest between 2007 and 2008 and sketches out systematic health inequities regarding the rights to produce and circulate knowledge about health throughout indigenous communities.

     

    subtitle: Rabies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Communicative Justice
  • Tell Tchaikovsky the News
    Author(s): Roberts, Michael James
    Abstract:

    For two decades after rock music emerged in the 1940s, the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), the oldest and largest labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada, refused to recognize rock 'n' roll as legitimate music or its performers as skilled musicians. The AFM never actively organized rock 'n' roll musicians, although recruiting them would have been in the union's economic interest. In Tell Tchaikovsky the News, Michael James Roberts argues that the reasons that the union failed to act in its own interest lay in its culture, in the opinions of its leadership and elite rank-and-file members. Explaining the bias of union members—most of whom were classical or jazz music performers—against rock music and musicians, Roberts addresses issues of race and class, questions of what qualified someone as a skilled or professional musician, and the threat that records, central to rock 'n' roll, posed to AFM members, who had long privileged live performances. Roberts contends that by rejecting rock 'n' rollers for two decades, the once formidable American Federation of Musicians lost their clout within the music industry.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822378839
    Publication Date: 2014-02-05
    author-list-text: Michael James Roberts
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Michael James Roberts
    contrib-author: Michael James Roberts
    copyright-year: 2014
    eisbn: 9780822378839
    illustrations-note: 9 illustrations
    isbn-cloth: 9780822354635
    isbn-paper: 9780822354758
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    subtitle: Rock ’n’ Roll, the Labor Question, and the Musicians’ Union, 1942–1968
  • Telling Complexions
    Author(s): O'Farrell, Mary Ann
    Abstract:

    In Telling Complexions Mary Ann O’Farrell explores the frequent use of "the blush" in Victorian novels as a sign of characters’ inner emotions and desires. Through lively and textured readings of works by such writers as Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, and Henry James, O’Farrell illuminates literature’s relation to the body and the body’s place in culture. In the process, she plots a trajectory for the nineteenth-century novel’s shift from the practices of manners to the mode of self-consciousness.

    Although the blush was used to tell the truth of character and body, O’Farrell shows how it is actually undermined as a stable indicator of character in novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, North and South, and David Copperfield. She reveals how these writers then moved on in search of other bodily indicators of mortification and desire, among them the swoon, the scar, and the blunder. Providing unique and creative insights into the constructedness of the body and its semiotic play in literature and in culture, Telling Complexions includes parallel examples of the blush in contemporary culture and describes ways that textualized bodies are sometimes imagined to resist the constraints imposed by such construction.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822378150
    Publication Date: 2012-10-01
    author-list-text: Mary Ann O'Farrell
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Mary Ann O'Farrell
    contrib-author: Mary Ann O'Farrell
    copyright-year: 1997
    eisbn: 9780822378150
    illustrations-note: 2 figures
    isbn-cloth: 9780822319030
    isbn-paper: 9780822318958
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    subtitle: The Nineteenth-Century English Novel and the Blush
  • Telling to Live
    Author(s): Latina Feminist Group,; de Filippis, Daisy Cocco; Cuádraz, Gloria Holguín; Fiol-Matta, Licia; Flores-Ortiz, Yvette Gisele; Quintanales, Mirtha F.; Rivero, Eliana; Souza, Caridad; Morales, Aurora Levins; Zavella, Patricia; Alarcón, Norma; Behar, Ruth; Acevedo, Luz del Alba; Alvarez, Celia; Benmayor, Rina; Lomas, Clara
    Abstract:

    Telling to Live embodies the vision that compelled Latina feminists to engage their differences and find common ground. Its contributors reflect varied class, religious, ethnic, racial, linguistic, sexual, and national backgrounds. Yet in one way or another they are all professional producers of testimonios—or life stories—whether as poets, oral historians, literary scholars, ethnographers, or psychologists. Through coalitional politics, these women have forged feminist political stances about generating knowledge through experience. Reclaiming testimonio as a tool for understanding the complexities of Latina identity, they compare how each made the journey to become credentialed creative thinkers and writers. Telling to Live unleashes the clarifying power of sharing these stories.

    The complex and rich tapestry of narratives that comprises this book introduces us to an intergenerational group of Latina women who negotiate their place in U.S. society at the cusp of the twenty-first century. These are the stories of women who struggled to reach the echelons of higher education, often against great odds, and constructed relationships of sustenance and creativity along the way. The stories, poetry, memoirs, and reflections of this diverse group of Puerto Rican, Chicana, Native American, Mexican, Cuban, Dominican, Sephardic, mixed-heritage, and Central American women provide new perspectives on feminist theorizing, perspectives located in the borderlands of Latino cultures.

    This often heart wrenching, sometimes playful, yet always insightful collection will interest those who wish to understand the challenges U.S. society poses for women of complex cultural heritages who strive to carve out their own spaces in the ivory tower.

    Contributors. Luz del Alba Acevedo, Norma Alarcón, Celia Alvarez, Ruth Behar, Rina Benmayor, Norma E. Cantú, Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Gloria Holguín Cuádraz, Liza Fiol-Matta, Yvette Flores-Ortiz, Inés Hernández-Avila, Aurora Levins Morales, Clara Lomas, Iris Ofelia López, Mirtha N. Quintanales, Eliana Rivero, Caridad Souza, Patricia Zavella

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822383284
    Publication Date: 2001-08-28
    author-list-text: Latina Feminist Group
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Latina Feminist Group
    contrib-author: Latina Feminist Group
    contrib-editor: Daisy Cocco de Filippis; Gloria Holguín Cuádraz; Licia Fiol-Matta; Yvette Gisele Flores-Ortiz; Mirtha F. Quintanales; Eliana Rivero; Caridad Souza; Aurora Levins Morales; Patricia Zavella; Norma Alarcón; Ruth Behar; Luz del Alba Acevedo; Celia Alvarez; Rina Benmayor; Clara Lomas
    copyright-year: 2001
    eisbn: 9780822383284
    illustrations-note: 19 b&w photos
    isbn-cloth: 9780822327554
    isbn-paper: 9780822327653
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: Latin America Otherwise
    short-abstract:

    An anthology of testimonials from Latina/Chicana feminists - some of whom are well known - which give insight into their personal life experiences and break barriers and assumptions.

    subtitle: Latina Feminist Testimonios
  • Ten Books That Shaped the British Empire
    Author(s): Burton, Antoinette; Hofmeyr, Isabel
    Abstract:

    Combining insights from imperial studies and transnational book history, this provocative collection opens new vistas on both fields through ten accessible essays, each devoted to a single book. Contributors revisit well-known works associated with the British empire, including Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Thomas Macaulay's History of England, Charles Pearson's National Life and Character, and Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys. They explore anticolonial texts in which authors such as C. L. R. James and Mohandas K. Gandhi chipped away at the foundations of imperial authority, and they introduce books that may be less familiar to students of empire. Taken together, the essays reveal the dynamics of what the editors call an "imperial commons," a lively, empire-wide print culture. They show that neither empire nor book were stable, self-evident constructs. Each helped to legitimize the other.

    Contributors. Tony Ballantyne, Elleke Boehmer, Catherine Hall, Isabel Hofmeyr, Aaron Kamugisha, Marilyn Lake, Charlotte Macdonald, Derek Peterson, Mrinalini Sinha, Tridip Suhrud, André du Toit

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822375920
    Publication Date: 2014-11-17
    contrib-editor: Antoinette Burton; Isabel Hofmeyr
    copyright-year: 2014
    eisbn: 9780822375920
    illustrations-note: 1 illustration
    isbn-cloth: 9780822358138
    isbn-paper: 9780822358275
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    Looking at ten books that shaped the modern British Empire, the contributors examine imperial classics, anticolonial blockbusters, and a range of pamphlets, assessing the effects of each one on key aspects of imperial history.

    subtitle: Creating an Imperial Commons
  • Tendencies
    Author(s): Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky; Barale, Michèle Aina; Goldberg, Jonathan; Moon, Michael
    Abstract:

    Tendencies brings together for the first time the essays that have made Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick "the soft-spoken queen of gay studies" (Rolling Stone). Combining poetry, wit, polemic, and dazzling scholarship with memorial and autobiography, these essays have set new standards of passion and truthfulness for current theoretical writing.

    The essays range from Diderot, Oscar Wilde, and Henry James to queer kids and twelve-step programs; from "Jane Austen and the Masturbating Girl" to a performance piece on Divine written with Michael Moon; from political correctness and the poetics of spanking to the experience of breast cancer in a world ravaged and reshaped by AIDS. What unites Tendencies is a vision of a new queer politics and thought that, however demanding and dangerous, can also be intent, inclusive, writerly, physical, and sometimes giddily fun.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822381860
    Publication Date: 1993-10-28
    author-list-text: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Michèle Aina Barale, Jonathan Goldberg and Michael Moon
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick,
    2. Michèle Aina Barale,
    3. Jonathan Goldberg and
    4. Michael Moon
    contrib-author: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
    contrib-series-editor: Michèle Aina Barale; Jonathan Goldberg; Michael Moon
    copyright-year: 1993
    eisbn: 9780822381860
    isbn-cloth: 9780822314080
    isbn-paper: 9780822314219
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: Series Q
    short-abstract:

    Tendencies brings together for the first time the essays that have made Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick "the soft-spoken queen of gay studies" (Rolling Stone). Combining poetry, wit, polemic, and dazzling scholarship with memorial and autobiography, these essays have set new standards of passion and truthfulness for current theoretical writing.

    The essays range from Diderot, Oscar Wilde, and Henry James to queer kids and twelve-step programs; from "Jane Austen and the Masturbating Girl" to a performance piece on Divine written with Michael Moon; from political correctness and the poetics of spanking to the experience of breast cancer in a world ravaged and reshaped by AIDS. What unites Tendencies is a vision of a new queer politics and thought that, however demanding and dangerous, can also be intent, inclusive, writerly, physical, and sometimes giddily fun.

    subtitle:
  • Terminal Identity
    Author(s): Bukatman, Scott
    Abstract:

    Scott Bukatman's Terminal Identity—referring to both the site of the termination of the conventional "subject" and the birth of a new subjectivity constructed at the computer terminal or television screen--puts to rest any lingering doubts of the significance of science fiction in contemporary cultural studies. Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge, both of the history of science fiction narrative from its earliest origins, and of cultural theory and philosophy, Bukatman redefines the nature of human identity in the Information Age.

    Drawing on a wide range of contemporary theories of the postmodern—including Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway, and Jean Baudrillard—Bukatman begins with the proposition that Western culture is suffering a crisis brought on by advanced electronic technologies. Then in a series of chapters richly supported by analyses of literary texts, visual arts, film, video, television, comics, computer games, and graphics, Bukatman takes the reader on an odyssey that traces the postmodern subject from its current crisis, through its close encounters with technology, and finally to new self-recognition. This new "virtual subject," as Bukatman defines it, situates the human and the technological as coexistent, codependent, and mutally defining.

    Synthesizing the most provocative theories of postmodern culture with a truly encyclopedic treatment of the relevant media, this volume sets a new standard in the study of science fiction—a category that itself may be redefined in light of this work. Bukatman not only offers the most detailed map to date of the intellectual terrain of postmodern technology studies—he arrives at new frontiers, providing a propitious launching point for further inquiries into the relationship of electronic technology and culture.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822379287
    Publication Date: 2012-08-01
    author-list-text: Scott Bukatman
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Scott Bukatman
    contrib-author: Scott Bukatman
    copyright-year: 1993
    eisbn: 9780822379287
    illustrations-note: 30 b&w illustrations
    isbn-cloth: 9780822313328
    isbn-paper: 9780822313403
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    subtitle: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction
  • Terminated for Reasons of Taste
    Author(s): Eddy, Chuck
    Abstract:

    In Terminated for Reasons of Taste, veteran rock critic Chuck Eddy writes that "rock'n'roll history is written by the winners. Which stinks, because the losers have always played a big role in keeping rock interesting." Rock's losers share top billing with its winners in this new collection of Eddy's writing. In pieces culled from outlets as varied as the Village Voice, Creem magazine, the streaming site Rhapsody, music message boards, and his high school newspaper, Eddy covers everything from the Beastie Boys to 1920s country music, Taylor Swift to German new wave, Bruce Springsteen to occult metal. With an encyclopedic knowledge, unabashed irreverence, and a captivating style, Eddy rips up popular music histories and stitches them back together using his appreciation of the lost, ignored, and maligned. In so doing, he shows how pop music is bigger, and more multidimensional and compelling than most people can imagine.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822373896
    Publication Date: 2016-08-12
    author-list-text: Chuck Eddy
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Chuck Eddy
    contrib-author: Chuck Eddy
    copyright-year: 2016
    eisbn: 9780822373896
    illustrations-note: 32 illustrations
    isbn-cloth: 9780822361893
    isbn-paper: 9780822362258
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    In Terminated for Reasons of Taste, veteran rock critic Chuck Eddy brings lost, ignored, and maligned pop music to the fore, considering marginalized styles and artists right alongside pop music's heavyweights like Bruce Springsteen, the Beastie Boys, and Taylor Swift.

    subtitle: Other Ways to Hear Essential and Inessential Music
  • Terrifying Muslims
    Author(s): Rana, Junaid
    Abstract:

    Terrifying Muslims highlights how transnational working classes from Pakistan are produced, constructed, and represented in the context of American empire and the recent global War on Terror. Drawing on ethnographic research that compares Pakistan, the Middle East, and the United States before and after 9/11, Junaid Rana combines cultural and material analyses to chronicle the worldviews of Pakistani labor migrants as they become part of a larger global racial system. At the same time, he explains how these migrants’ mobility and opportunities are limited by colonial, postcolonial, and new imperial structures of control and domination. He argues that the contemporary South Asian labor diaspora builds on and replicates the global racial system consolidated during the period of colonial indenture. Rana maintains that a negative moral judgment attaches to migrants who enter the global labor pool through the informal economy. This taint of the illicit intensifies the post-9/11 Islamophobia that collapses varied religions, nationalities, and ethnicities into the threatening racial figure of “the Muslim.” It is in this context that the racialized Muslim is controlled by a process that beckons workers to enter the global economy, and stipulates when, where, and how laborers can migrate. The demonization of Muslim migrants in times of crisis, such as the War on Terror, is then used to justify arbitrary policing, deportation, and criminalization.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822393665
    Publication Date: 2011-05-11
    author-list-text: Junaid Rana
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Junaid Rana
    contrib-author: Junaid Rana
    copyright-year: 2011
    eisbn: 9780822393665
    illustrations-note: 9 photographs
    isbn-cloth: 9780822348887
    isbn-paper: 9780822349112
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    Ethnographic research in Pakistan, the Middle East, and the United States helps to explain how transnational working classes from Pakistan are produced in the context of American empire and its War on Terror.

    subtitle: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora
  • Territories of Difference
    Author(s): Escobar, Arturo; Rocheleau, Dianne
    Abstract:

    In Territories of Difference, Arturo Escobar, author of the widely debated book Encountering Development, analyzes the politics of difference enacted by specific place-based ethnic and environmental movements in the context of neoliberal globalization. His analysis is based on his many years of engagement with a group of Afro-Colombian activists of Colombia’s Pacific rainforest region, the Proceso de Comunidades Negras (PCN). Escobar offers a detailed ethnographic account of PCN’s visions, strategies, and practices, and he chronicles and analyzes the movement’s struggles for autonomy, territory, justice, and cultural recognition. Yet he also does much more. Consistently emphasizing the value of local activist knowledge for both understanding and social action and drawing on multiple strands of critical scholarship, Escobar proposes new ways for scholars and activists to examine and apprehend the momentous, complex processes engulfing regions such as the Colombian Pacific today.

    Escobar illuminates many interrelated dynamics, including the Colombian government’s policies of development and pluralism that created conditions for the emergence of black and indigenous social movements and those movements’ efforts to steer the region in particular directions. He examines attempts by capitalists to appropriate the rainforest and extract resources, by developers to set the region on the path of modernist progress, and by biologists and others to defend this incredibly rich biodiversity “hot-spot” from the most predatory activities of capitalists and developers. He also looks at the attempts of academics, activists, and intellectuals to understand all of these complicated processes. Territories of Difference is Escobar’s effort to think with Afro-Colombian intellectual-activists who aim to move beyond the limits of Eurocentric paradigms as they confront the ravages of neoliberal globalization and seek to defend their place-based cultures and territories.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822389439
    Publication Date: 2008-11-05
    author-list-text: Arturo Escobar and Dianne Rocheleau
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Arturo Escobar and
    2. Dianne Rocheleau
    contrib-author: Arturo Escobar
    contrib-series-editor: Dianne Rocheleau
    copyright-year: 2008
    eisbn: 9780822389439
    illustrations-note: 5 tables, 2 maps, 6 figures
    isbn-cloth: 9780822343448
    isbn-paper: 9780822343271
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
    short-abstract:

    Through analysis of the Colombian Pacific's geography, peoples, and environment, Escobar questions the place assigned to epistemology, politics and the economy in modernity, arguing that hierarchical privilege can be subverted via activists' entanglement

    subtitle: Place, Movements, Life, Redes
  • Territories of the Soul
    Author(s): Ellis, Nadia
    Abstract:

    Nadia Ellis attends to African diasporic belonging as it comes into being through black expressive culture. Living in the diaspora, Ellis asserts, means existing between claims to land and imaginative flights unmoored from the earth—that is, to live within the territories of the soul. Drawing on the work of Jose Muñoz, Ellis connects queerness' utopian potential with diasporic aesthetics. Occupying the territory of the soul, being neither here nor there, creates in diasporic subjects feelings of loss, desire, and a sensation of a pull from elsewhere. Ellis locates these phenomena in the works of C.L.R. James, the testy encounter between George Lamming and James Baldwin at the 1956 Congress of Negro Artists and Writers in Paris, the elusiveness of the queer diasporic subject in Andrew Salkey's novel Escape to an Autumn Pavement, and the trope of spirit possession in Nathaniel Mackey's writing and Burning Spear's reggae. Ellis' use of queer and affect theory shows how geographies claim diasporic subjects in ways that nationalist or masculinist tropes can never fully capture. Diaspora, Ellis concludes, is best understood as a mode of feeling and belonging, one fundamentally shaped by the experience of loss.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822375104
    Publication Date: 2015-08-17
    author-list-text: Nadia Ellis
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Nadia Ellis
    contrib-author: Nadia Ellis
    copyright-year: 2015
    eisbn: 9780822375104
    illustrations-note: 5 illustrations
    isbn-cloth: 9780822359159
    isbn-paper: 9780822359289
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    Nadia Ellis theorizes the experience of belonging to the African diaspora as living within the space between the land and the soul. She uses a utopian concept of queerness and analyses of African American and Caribbean writers, musicians, and artists to show how diaspora is a mode of feeling and belonging.

    subtitle: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora
  • Terrorist Assemblages
    Author(s): Puar, Jasbir K.; Grewal, Inderpal; Kaplan, Caren; Wiegman, Robyn
    Abstract:

    In this pathbreaking work, Jasbir K. Puar argues that configurations of sexuality, race, gender, nation, class, and ethnicity are realigning in relation to contemporary forces of securitization, counterterrorism, and nationalism. She examines how liberal politics incorporate certain queer subjects into the fold of the nation-state, through developments including the legal recognition inherent in the overturning of anti-sodomy laws and the proliferation of more mainstream representation. These incorporations have shifted many queers from their construction as figures of death (via the AIDS epidemic) to subjects tied to ideas of life and productivity (gay marriage and reproductive kinship). Puar contends, however, that this tenuous inclusion of some queer subjects depends on the production of populations of Orientalized terrorist bodies. Heteronormative ideologies that the U.S. nation-state has long relied on are now accompanied by homonormative ideologies that replicate narrow racial, class, gender, and national ideals. These “homonationalisms” are deployed to distinguish upright “properly hetero,” and now “properly homo,” U.S. patriots from perversely sexualized and racialized terrorist look-a-likes—especially Sikhs, Muslims, and Arabs—who are cordoned off for detention and deportation.

    Puar combines transnational feminist and queer theory, Foucauldian biopolitics, Deleuzian philosophy, and technoscience criticism, and draws from an extraordinary range of sources, including governmental texts, legal decisions, films, television, ethnographic data, queer media, and activist organizing materials and manifestos. Looking at various cultural events and phenomena, she highlights troublesome links between terrorism and sexuality: in feminist and queer responses to the Abu Ghraib photographs, in the triumphal responses to the Supreme Court’s Lawrence decision repealing anti-sodomy laws, in the measures Sikh Americans and South Asian diasporic queers take to avoid being profiled as terrorists, and in what Puar argues is a growing Islamophobia within global queer organizing.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822390442
    Publication Date: 2007-10-05
    author-list-text: Jasbir K. Puar, Inderpal Grewal, Caren Kaplan and Robyn Wiegman
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Jasbir K. Puar,
    2. Inderpal Grewal,
    3. Caren Kaplan and
    4. Robyn Wiegman
    contrib-author: Jasbir K. Puar
    contrib-series-editor: Inderpal Grewal; Caren Kaplan; Robyn Wiegman
    copyright-year: 2007
    eisbn: 9780822390442
    illustrations-note: 29 b&w photos
    isbn-cloth: 9780822340942
    isbn-paper: 9780822341147
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: Next wave
    short-abstract:

    A critical analysis of contemporary racial and sexual politics involved in post-9/11 laws and culture, where practices of liberal tolerance and the inclusion of gay, lesbian, homosexual, and queer subjects into the nation-state have developed into a type

    subtitle: Homonationalism in Queer Times
  • Terrorizing Women
    Author(s): Fregoso, Rosa-Linda; Bejarano, Cynthia; de los Rios, Marcela Lagarde y; Olivera, Mercedes
    Abstract:

    More than 600 women and girls have been murdered and more than 1,000 have disappeared in the Mexican state of Chihuahua since 1993. Violence against women has increased throughout Mexico and in other countries, including Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. Law enforcement officials have often failed or refused to undertake investigations and prosecutions, creating a climate of impunity for perpetrators and denying truth and justice to survivors of violence and victims’ relatives. Terrorizing Women is an impassioned yet rigorously analytical response to the escalation in violence against women in Latin America during the past two decades. It is part of a feminist effort to categorize violence rooted in gendered power structures as a violation of human rights. The analytical framework of feminicide is crucial to that effort, as the editors explain in their introduction. They define feminicide as gender-based violence that implicates both the state (directly or indirectly) and individual perpetrators. It is structural violence rooted in social, political, economic, and cultural inequalities.

    Terrorizing Women brings together essays by feminist and human rights activists, attorneys, and scholars from Latin America and the United States, as well as testimonios by relatives of women who were disappeared or murdered. In addition to investigating egregious violations of women’s human rights, the contributors consider feminicide in relation to neoliberal economic policies, the violent legacies of military regimes, and the sexual fetishization of women’s bodies. They suggest strategies for confronting feminicide; propose legal, political, and social routes for redressing injustices; and track alternative remedies generated by the communities affected by gender-based violence. In a photo essay portraying the justice movement in Chihuahua, relatives of disappeared and murdered women bear witness to feminicide and demand accountability.

    Contributors: Pascha Bueno-Hansen, Adriana Carmona López, Ana Carcedo Cabañas, Jennifer Casey, Lucha Castro Rodríguez , Angélica Cházaro, Rebecca Coplan, Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba, Marta Fontenla, Alma Gomez Caballero, Christina Iturralde, Marcela Lagarde y de los Ríos, Julia Estela Monárrez Fragoso, Hilda Morales Trujillo, Mercedes Olivera, Patricia Ravelo Blancas, Katherine Ruhl, Montserrat Sagot, Rita Laura Segato, Alicia Schmidt Camacho, William Paul Simmons, Deborah M. Weissman, Melissa W. Wright

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822392644
    Publication Date: 2009-01-01
    author-list-text: Marcela Lagarde y de los Rios and Mercedes Olivera
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Marcela Lagarde y de los Rios and
    2. Mercedes Olivera
    contrib-editor: Rosa-Linda Fregoso; Cynthia Bejarano
    contrib-other: Marcela Lagarde y de los Rios; Mercedes Olivera
    copyright-year: 2010
    eisbn: 9780822392644
    illustrations-note: 13 photos, 2 line drawings, 12 tables
    isbn-cloth: 9780822346692
    isbn-paper: 9780822346814
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    Feminist and human rights activists, attorneys, and scholars from Latin America and the U.S. respond to the escalation in violence against women in Latin America during the past two decades.

    subtitle: Feminicide in the Americas
  • Terry Sanford
    Author(s): Covington Jr. Jr., Howard E.; Ellis, Marion A.
    Abstract:

    Terry Sanford (1917–1998) was one of the most important public figures of the postwar South. First as North Carolina’s governor and later as president of Duke University, he demonstrated a dynamic style of progressive leadership marked by compassion and creativity. This book tells the story of Sanford’s beginnings, his political aspirations, his experiences in office, and, of course, his numerous accomplishments in the context of a period of revolutionary change in the South.

    After defeating a segregationist campaign in 1960 to win the governorship, Sanford used his years in office to boost public education and advance race relations. A decade later, at the height of tumult on American campuses, Sanford assumed the presidency of Duke University and led it to its position as one of the top universities in the nation. During his more than fifty years as a public servant he was associated with presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter. Sanford was a presidential candidate himself in 1972 and 1976, and he won election to the United States Senate in 1986 where his international commission produced an economic recovery plan for Central America. As one of the last New Deal Democrats in the Senate, he remained passionate about the opportunity for leaders to use government to improve people’s lives.

    Terry Sandord draws on Sanford’s considerable private and public archive as well as on the recollections of Sanford himself and his family, colleagues, and friends. This biography offers a unique perspective on North Carolina life, politics, political personalities, and the shifting public allegiances of the second half of the twentieth century that transformed life both in North Carolina and throughout the American South.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822379461
    Publication Date: 2012-08-01
    author-list-text: Howard E. Covington Jr. Jr. and Marion A. Ellis
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Howard E. Covington Jr. Jr. and
    2. Marion A. Ellis
    contrib-author: Howard E. Covington Jr. Jr.; Marion A. Ellis
    copyright-year: 1999
    eisbn: 9780822379461
    illustrations-note: 87 b&w photographs
    isbn-cloth: 9780822323563
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    subtitle: Politics, Progress, and Outrageous Ambitions
  • Text and the City
    Author(s): Maeda, Ai; Fujii, James A.; Chow, Rey; Harootunian, Harry; Miyoshi, Masao
    Abstract:

    Maeda Ai was a prominent literary critic and an influential public intellectual in late-twentieth-century Japan. Text and the City is the first book of his work to appear in English. A literary and cultural critic deeply engaged with European critical thought, Maeda was a brilliant, insightful theorist of modernity for whom the city was the embodiment of modern life. He conducted a far-reaching inquiry into changing conceptions of space, temporality, and visual practices as they gave shape to the city and its inhabitants. James A. Fujii has assembled a selection of Maeda’s essays that question and explore the contours of Japanese modernity and resonate with the concerns of literary and cultural studies today.

    Maeda remapped the study of modern Japanese literature and culture in the 1970s and 1980s, helping to generate widespread interest in studying mass culture on the one hand and marginalized sectors of modern Japanese society on the other. These essays reveal the broad range of Maeda’s cultural criticism. Among the topics considered are Tokyo; utopias; prisons; visual media technologies including panoramas and film; the popular culture of the Edo, Meiji, and contemporary periods; maps; women’s magazines; and women writers. Integrally related to these discussions are Maeda’s readings of works of Japanese literature including Matsubara Iwagoro’s In Darkest Tokyo, Nagai Kafu’s The Fox, Higuchi Ichiyo’s Growing Up, Kawabata Yasunari’s The Crimson Gang of Asakusa, and Narushima Ryuhoku’s short story “Useless Man.” Illuminating the infinitely rich phenomena of modernity, these essays are full of innovative, unexpected connections between cultural productions and urban life, between the text and the city.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822385622
    Publication Date: 2004-03-04
    author-list-text: Ai Maeda, Rey Chow, Harry Harootunian and Masao Miyoshi
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Ai Maeda,
    2. Rey Chow,
    3. Harry Harootunian and
    4. Masao Miyoshi
    contrib-author: Ai Maeda
    contrib-editor: James A. Fujii
    contrib-series-editor: Rey Chow; Harry Harootunian; Masao Miyoshi
    copyright-year: 2004
    eisbn: 9780822385622
    illustrations-note: 16 illus., 7 maps, 6 tables
    isbn-cloth: 9780822333340
    isbn-paper: 9780822333463
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society
    short-abstract:

    The first translation into English of essays on modern Japanese literature, culture, and urban ethnography written by the late Ai Maeda, arguably the most prominent 20th century Japanese literary and cultural critic.

    subtitle: Essays on Japanese Modernity
  • That Affair Next Door and Lost Man’s Lane
    Author(s): Green, Anna Katharine; Nickerson, Catherine Ross
    Abstract:

    Anna Katharine Green was the most famous and prolific writer of detective fiction in the United States prior to Dashiell Hammett. Her first novel, The Leavenworth Case, was the bestseller of 1878. Green is credited with a number of “firsts” within the mystery genre, including the gentleman murdered as he makes out his will and the icicle as murder weapon. She created the first female detectives in American fiction. Her amateur spinster sleuth, Amelia Butterworth, became the prototype for numerous women detectives to follow, including Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. Nosy, opinionated, and tenacious, Amelia Butterworth engages in a sustained rivalry with Ebenezer Gryce, a police detective. In the interaction between these characters, Green developed two more conventions adopted by future generations of mystery writers: the investigation as battle between the sexes and between the professional and the unexpectedly sharp, observant amateur. This volume presents two of Green’s Amelia Butterworth tales: That Affair Next Door (1897) and Lost Man’s Lane (1898).

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822384991
    Publication Date: 2003-10-17
    author-list-text: Anna Katharine Green and Catherine Ross Nickerson
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Anna Katharine Green and
    2. Catherine Ross Nickerson
    contrib-author: Anna Katharine Green
    contrib-other: Catherine Ross Nickerson
    copyright-year: 2003
    eisbn: 9780822384991
    illustrations-note: 2 line drawings
    isbn-cloth: 9780822331537
    isbn-paper: 9780822331902
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    Two 19th century mysteries by one of the founding mothers of the genre.

    subtitle:
  • The Abolition of Slavery and the Aftermath of Emancipation in Brazil
    Author(s): Scott, Rebecca; Drescher, Seymour; Castro, Hebe Maria Mattos de; Andrews, George Reid; Levine, Robert M.
    Abstract:

    In May 1888 the Brazilian parliament passed, and Princess Isabel (acting for her father, Emperor Pedro II) signed, the lei aurea, or Golden Law, providing for the total abolition of slavery. Brazil thereby became the last “civilized nation” to part with slavery as a legal institution. The freeing of slaves in Brazil, as in other countries, may not have fulfilled all the hopes for improvement it engendered, but the final act of abolition is certainly one of the defining landmarks of Brazilian history.

    The articles presented here represent a broad scope of scholarly inquiry that covers developments across a wide canvas of Brazilian history and accentuates the importance of formal abolition as a watershed in that nation’s development.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822381549
    Publication Date: 1988-09-01
    author-list-text: Seymour Drescher, Hebe Maria Mattos de Castro, George Reid Andrews and Robert M. Levine
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Seymour Drescher,
    2. Hebe Maria Mattos de Castro,
    3. George Reid Andrews and
    4. Robert M. Levine
    contrib-editor: Rebecca Scott
    contrib-other: Seymour Drescher; Hebe Maria Mattos de Castro; George Reid Andrews; Robert M. Levine
    copyright-year: 1988
    eisbn: 9780822381549
    isbn-paper: 9780822308881
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    In May 1888 the Brazilian parliament passed, and Princess Isabel (acting for her father, Emperor Pedro II) signed, the lei aurea, or Golden Law, providing for the total abolition of slavery. Brazil thereby became the last “civilized nation” to part with slavery as a legal institution. The freeing of slaves in Brazil, as in other countries, may not have fulfilled all the hopes for improvement it engendered, but the final act of abolition is certainly one of the defining landmarks of Brazilian history.

    The articles presented here represent a broad scope of scholarly inquiry that covers developments across a wide canvas of Brazilian history and accentuates the importance of formal abolition as a watershed in that nation’s development.

    subtitle:
  • The Absent City
    Author(s): Piglia, Ricardo; Waisman, Sergio
    Abstract:

    Widely acclaimed throughout Latin America after its 1992 release in Argentina, The Absent City takes the form of a futuristic detective novel. In the end, however, it is a meditation on the nature of totalitarian regimes, on the transition to democracy after the end of such regimes, and on the power of language to create and define reality. Ricardo Piglia combines his trademark avant-garde aesthetics with astute cultural and political insights into Argentina’s history and contemporary condition in this conceptually daring and entertaining work.

    The novel follows Junior, a reporter for a daily Buenos Aires newspaper, as he attempts to locate a secret machine that contains the mind and the memory of a woman named Elena. While Elena produces stories that reflect on actual events in Argentina, the police are seeking her destruction because of the revelations of atrocities that she—the machine—is disseminating through texts and taped recordings. The book thus portrays the race to recover the history and memory of a city and a country where history has largely been obliterated by political repression. Its narratives—all part of a detective story, all part of something more—multiply as they intersect with each other, like the streets and avenues of Buenos Aires itself.

    The second of Piglia’s novels to be translated by Duke University Press—the first was Artifical Respiration—this book continues the author’s quest to portray the abuses and atrocities that characterize dictatorships as well as the difficulties associated with making the transition to democracy. Translated and with an introduction by Sergio Waisman, it includes a new afterword by the author.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822381402
    Publication Date: 2000-10-25
    author-list-text: Ricardo Piglia and Sergio Waisman
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Ricardo Piglia and
    2. Sergio Waisman
    contrib-author: Ricardo Piglia
    contrib-translator: Sergio Waisman
    copyright-year: 2000
    eisbn: 9780822381402
    isbn-cloth: 9780822325574
    isbn-paper: 9780822325864
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
    short-abstract:

    English translation of 1992 best-selling fiction novel that explores the nature of totalitarian regimes and life in the aftermath of a long dictatorship.

    subtitle:
  • The Abyss of Representation
    Author(s): Hartley, George; Fish, Stanley; Jameson, Fredric
    Abstract:

    From the Copernican revolution of Immanuel Kant to the cognitive mapping of Fredric Jameson to the postcolonial politics of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, representation has been posed as both indispensable and impossible. In his pathbreaking work, The Abyss of Representation, George Hartley traces the development of this impossible necessity from its German Idealist roots through Marxist theories of postmodernism, arguing that in this period of skepticism and globalization we are still grappling with issues brought forth during the age of romanticism and revolution. Hartley shows how the modern problem of representation—the inability of a figure to do justice to its object—still haunts today's postmodern philosophy and politics. He reveals the ways the sublime abyss that opened up in Idealist epistemology and aesthetics resurfaces in recent theories of ideology and subjectivity.

    Hartley describes how modern theory from Kant through Lacan attempts to come to terms with the sublime limits of representation and how ideas developed with the Marxist tradition—such as Marx’s theory of value, Althusser’s theory of structural causality, or Zizek’s theory of ideological enjoyment—can be seen as variants of the sublime object. Representation, he argues, is ultimately a political problem. Whether that problem be a Marxist representation of global capitalism, a deconstructive representation of subaltern women, or a Chicano self-representation opposing Anglo-American images of Mexican Americans, it is only through this grappling with the negative, Hartley explains, that a Marxist theory of postmodernism can begin to address the challenges of global capitalism and resurgent imperialism.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822384557
    Publication Date: 2003-06-25
    author-list-text: George Hartley, Stanley Fish and Fredric Jameson
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. George Hartley,
    2. Stanley Fish and
    3. Fredric Jameson
    contrib-author: George Hartley
    contrib-series-editor: Stanley Fish; Fredric Jameson
    copyright-year: 2003
    eisbn: 9780822384557
    illustrations-note: 2 tables, 5 figures
    isbn-cloth: 9780822331278
    isbn-paper: 9780822331148
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: Post-Contemporary Interventions
    short-abstract:

    A theoretical work, a mediation on the nature of representation--the Vorstellung/Darstellung distinction--in relation to theoretical practices of Hegelianism, psychoanalysis (especially Lacan), and Marxism. Explores the works of Kant, Lacan, Hegel, Althu

    subtitle: Marxism and the Postmodern Sublime
  • The Academic’s Handbook
    Author(s): Goodwin, Craufurd D.; DeNeef, A. Leigh; Gaff, Jerry G.; Schuman, Samuel; Hauerwas, Stanley
    Abstract:

    This new, revised, and expanded edition of the popular Academic’s Handbook is an essential guide for those planning or beginning an academic career.

    Faculty members, administrators, and professionals with experience at all levels of higher education offer candid, practical advice to help beginning academics understand matters including:

    — The different kinds of institutions of higher learning and expectations of faculty at each.

    — The advantages and disadvantages of teaching at four-year colleges instead of research universities.

    — The ins and outs of the job market.

    — Alternatives to tenure-track, research-oriented positions.

    — Salary and benefits.

    — The tenure system.

    — Pedagogy in both large lecture courses and small, discussion-based seminars.

    — The difficulties facing women and minorities within academia.

    — Corporations, foundations, and the federal government as potential sources of research funds.

    — The challenges of faculty mentoring.

    — The impact of technology on contemporary teaching and learning.

    — Different types of publishers and the publishing process at university presses.

    — The modern research library.

    — The structure of university governance.

    — The role of departments within the university.

    With the inclusion of eight new chapters, this edition of The Academic’s Handbook is designed to ease the transition from graduate school to a well-rounded and rewarding career.

    Contributors. Judith K. Argon, Louis J. Budd, Ronald R. Butters, Norman L. Christensen, Joel Colton, Paul L. Conway, John G. Cross, Fred E. Crossland, Cathy N. Davidson, A. Leigh DeNeef, Beth A. Eastlick, Matthew W. Finkin, Jerry G. Gaff, Edie N. Goldenberg, Craufurd D. Goodwin, Stanley M. Hauerwas, Deborah L. Jakubs, L. Gregory Jones, Nellie Y. McKay, Patrick M. Murphy, Elizabeth Studley Nathans, A. Kenneth Pye, Zachary B. Robbins, Anne Firor Scott, Sudhir Shetty, Samuel Schuman, Philip Stewart, Boyd R. Strain, Emily Toth, P. Aarne Vesilind, Judith S. White, Henry M. Wilbur, Ken Wissoker

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822388203
    Publication Date: 2006-12-11
    author-list-text: Jerry G. Gaff, Samuel Schuman and Stanley Hauerwas
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Jerry G. Gaff,
    2. Samuel Schuman and
    3. Stanley Hauerwas
    contrib-editor: Craufurd D. Goodwin; A. Leigh DeNeef
    contrib-other: Jerry G. Gaff; Samuel Schuman; Stanley Hauerwas
    copyright-year: 2006
    eisbn: 9780822388203
    isbn-cloth: 9780822338833
    isbn-paper: 9780822338741
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    Revised and expanded, this new edition of the popular Academic's Handbook is an essential guide for those planning or beginning an academic career.

    subtitle:
  • The Aesthetics of Resistance, Volume 1
    Author(s): Weiss, Peter; Neugroschel, Joachim; Jameson, Fredric; Cohen, Robert
    Abstract:

    A major literary event, the publication of this masterly translation makes one of the towering works of twentieth-century German literature available to English-speaking readers for the first time. The three-volume novel The Aesthetics of Resistance is the crowning achievement of Peter Weiss, the internationally renowned dramatist best known for his play Marat/Sade. The first volume, presented here, was initially published in Germany in 1975; the third and final volume appeared in 1981, just six months before Weiss’s death.

    Spanning the period from the late 1930s to World War II, this historical novel dramatizes anti-fascist resistance and the rise and fall of proletarian political parties in Europe. Living in Berlin in 1937, the unnamed narrator and his peers—sixteen- and seventeen-year-old working-class students—seek ways to express their hatred for the Nazi regime. They meet in museums and galleries, and in their discussions they explore the affinity between political resistance and art, the connection at the heart of Weiss’s novel. Weiss suggests that meaning lies in embracing resistance, no matter how intense the oppression, and that we must look to art for new models of political action and social understanding. The novel includes extended meditations on paintings, sculpture, and literature. Moving from the Berlin underground to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War and on to other parts of Europe, the story teems with characters, almost all of whom are based on historical figures. The Aesthetics of Resistance is one of the truly great works of postwar German literature and an essential resource for understanding twentieth-century German history.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822386940
    Publication Date: 2005-06-01
    author-list-text: Peter Weiss, Joachim Neugroschel, Fredric Jameson and Robert Cohen
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Peter Weiss,
    2. Joachim Neugroschel,
    3. Fredric Jameson and
    4. Robert Cohen
    contrib-author: Peter Weiss
    contrib-other: Fredric Jameson; Robert Cohen
    contrib-translator: Joachim Neugroschel
    copyright-year: 2005
    eisbn: 9780822386940
    isbn-cloth: 9780822335344
    isbn-paper: 9780822335467
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    Regarded by many as one of the leading works of this century, this novel documents the resistance to fascism in Europe (and within Germany) during WWII.

    subtitle: A Novel
  • The Aesthetics of Shadow
    Author(s): Miyao, Daisuke
    Abstract:

    In this revealing study, Daisuke Miyao explores "the aesthetics of shadow" in Japanese cinema in the first half of the twentieth century. This term, coined by the production designer Yoshino Nobutaka, refers to the perception that shadows add depth and mystery. Miyao analyzes how this notion became naturalized as the representation of beauty in Japanese films, situating Japanese cinema within transnational film history. He examines the significant roles lighting played in distinguishing the styles of Japanese film from American and European film and the ways that lighting facilitated the formulation of a coherent new Japanese cultural tradition. Miyao discusses the influences of Hollywood and German cinema alongside Japanese Kabuki theater lighting traditions and the emergence of neon commercial lighting during this period. He argues that lighting technology in cinema had been structured by the conflicts of modernity in Japan, including capitalist transitions in the film industry, the articulation of Japanese cultural and national identity, and increased subjectivity for individuals. By focusing on the understudied element of film lighting and treating cinematographers and lighting designers as essential collaborators in moviemaking, Miyao offers a rereading of Japanese film history.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822399667
    Publication Date: 2013-02-11
    author-list-text: Daisuke Miyao
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Daisuke Miyao
    contrib-author: Daisuke Miyao
    copyright-year: 2013
    eisbn: 9780822399667
    illustrations-note: 64 illustrations
    isbn-cloth: 9780822354079
    isbn-paper: 9780822354222
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    By exploring the "aesthetics of shadow" in Japanese cinema in the first half of the twentieth century and treating cinematographers and lighting designers as essential collaborators in moviemaking, Daisuke Miyao reinterprets Japanese film history.

    subtitle: Lighting and Japanese Cinema
  • The Affect Theory Reader
    Author(s): Gregg, Melissa; Seigworth, Gregory J.; Ahmed, Sara; Massumi, Brian; Probyn, Elspeth; Berlant, Lauren
    Abstract:

    This field-defining collection consolidates and builds momentum in the burgeoning area of affect studies. The contributors include many of the central theorists of affect—those visceral forces beneath, alongside, or generally other than conscious knowing that can serve to drive us toward movement, thought, and ever-changing forms of relation. As Lauren Berlant explores “cruel optimism,” Brian Massumi theorizes the affective logic of public threat, and Elspeth Probyn examines shame, they, along with the other contributors, show how an awareness of affect is opening up exciting new insights in disciplines from anthropology, cultural studies, geography, and psychology to philosophy, queer studies, and sociology. In essays diverse in subject matter, style, and perspective, the contributors demonstrate how affect theory illuminates the intertwined realms of the aesthetic, the ethical, and the political as they play out across bodies (human and non-human) in both mundane and extraordinary ways. They reveal the broad theoretical possibilities opened by an awareness of affect as they reflect on topics including ethics, food, public morale, glamor, snark in the workplace, and mental health regimes. The Affect Theory Reader includes an interview with the cultural theorist Lawrence Grossberg and an afterword by the anthropologist Kathleen Stewart. In the introduction, the editors suggest ways of defining affect, trace the concept’s history, and highlight the role of affect theory in various areas of study.

    Contributors

    Sara Ahmed

    Ben Anderson

    Lauren Berlant

    Lone Bertelsen

    Steven D. Brown

    Patricia Ticineto Clough

    Anna Gibbs

    Melissa Gregg

    Lawrence Grossberg

    Ben Highmore

    Brian Massumi

    Andrew Murphie

    Elspeth Probyn

    Gregory J. Seigworth

    Kathleen Stewart

    Nigel Thrift

    Ian Tucker

    Megan Watkins

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822393047
    Publication Date: 2009-01-01
    author-list-text: Sara Ahmed, Brian Massumi, Elspeth Probyn and Lauren Berlant
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Sara Ahmed,
    2. Brian Massumi,
    3. Elspeth Probyn and
    4. Lauren Berlant
    contrib-editor: Melissa Gregg; Gregory J. Seigworth
    contrib-other: Sara Ahmed; Brian Massumi; Elspeth Probyn; Lauren Berlant
    copyright-year: 2010
    eisbn: 9780822393047
    illustrations-note: 1 photograph
    isbn-cloth: 9780822347583
    isbn-paper: 9780822347767
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    A field-defining collection that consolidates thinking and builds momentum in the burgeoning area of affect studies.

    subtitle:
  • The Affective Turn
    Author(s): Clough, Patricia Ticineto; Halley, Jean; Kim, Hosu; Bianco, Jamie
    Abstract:

    “The innovative essays in this volume . . . demonstrat[e] the potential of the perspective of the affects in a wide range of fields and with a variety of methodological approaches. Some of the essays . . . use fieldwork to investigate the functions of affects—among organized sex workers, health care workers, and in the modeling industry. Others employ the discourses of microbiology, thermodynamics, information sciences, and cinema studies to rethink the body and the affects in terms of technology. Still others explore the affects of trauma in the context of immigration and war. And throughout all the essays run serious theoretical reflections on the powers of the affects and the political possibilities they pose for research and practice.”—Michael Hardt, from the foreword

    In the mid-1990s, scholars turned their attention toward the ways that ongoing political, economic, and cultural transformations were changing the realm of the social, specifically that aspect of it described by the notion of affect: pre-individual bodily forces, linked to autonomic responses, which augment or diminish a body’s capacity to act or engage with others. This “affective turn” and the new configurations of bodies, technology, and matter that it reveals, is the subject of this collection of essays. Scholars based in sociology, cultural studies, science studies, and women’s studies illuminate the movement in thought from a psychoanalytically informed criticism of subject identity, representation, and trauma to an engagement with information and affect; from a privileging of the organic body to an exploration of nonorganic life; and from the presumption of equilibrium-seeking closed systems to an engagement with the complexity of open systems under far-from-equilibrium conditions. Taken together, these essays suggest that attending to the affective turn is necessary to theorizing the social.

    Contributors. Jamie “Skye” Bianco, Grace M. Cho, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Melissa Ditmore, Ariel Ducey, Deborah Gambs, Karen Wendy Gilbert, Greg Goldberg, Jean Halley, Hosu Kim, David Staples, Craig Willse , Elizabeth Wissinger , Jonathan R. Wynn

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822389606
    Publication Date: 2007-06-21
    author-list-text: Hosu Kim and Jamie Bianco
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Hosu Kim and
    2. Jamie Bianco
    contrib-editor: Patricia Ticineto Clough; Jean Halley
    contrib-other: Hosu Kim; Jamie Bianco
    copyright-year: 2007
    eisbn: 9780822389606
    isbn-cloth: 9780822339113
    isbn-paper: 9780822339250
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    Linking cultural studies and sociology, this collection explores the role of affect in the theorization of the social.

    subtitle: Theorizing the Social
  • The Afro-Latin@ Reader
    Author(s): Jiménez Román, Miriam; Flores, Juan; Wood, Peter H.; Forbes, Jack D.; Gould, Virginia Meacham; Greenbaum, Susan D.
    Abstract:

    The Afro-Latin@ Reader focuses attention on a large, vibrant, yet oddly invisible community in the United States: people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean. The presence of Afro-Latin@s in the United States (and throughout the Americas) belies the notion that Blacks and Latin@s are two distinct categories or cultures. Afro-Latin@s are uniquely situated to bridge the widening social divide between Latin@s and African Americans; at the same time, their experiences reveal pervasive racism among Latin@s and ethnocentrism among African Americans. Offering insight into Afro-Latin@ life and new ways to understand culture, ethnicity, nation, identity, and antiracist politics, The Afro-Latin@ Reader presents a kaleidoscopic view of Black Latin@s in the United States. It addresses history, music, gender, class, and media representations in more than sixty selections, including scholarly essays, memoirs, newspaper and magazine articles, poetry, short stories, and interviews.

    While the selections cover centuries of Afro-Latin@ history, since the arrival of Spanish-speaking Africans in North America in the mid-sixteenth-century, most of them focus on the past fifty years. The central question of how Afro-Latin@s relate to and experience U.S. and Latin American racial ideologies is engaged throughout, in first-person accounts of growing up Afro-Latin@, a classic essay by a leader of the Young Lords, and analyses of U.S. census data on race and ethnicity, as well as in pieces on gender and sexuality, major-league baseball, and religion. The contributions that Afro-Latin@s have made to U.S. culture are highlighted in essays on the illustrious Afro-Puerto Rican bibliophile Arturo Alfonso Schomburg and music and dance genres from salsa to mambo, and from boogaloo to hip hop. Taken together, these and many more selections help to bring Afro-Latin@s in the United States into critical view.

    Contributors: Afro–Puerto Rican Testimonies Project, Josefina Baéz, Ejima Baker, Luis Barrios, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Adrian Burgos Jr., Ginetta E. B. Candelario, Adrián Castro, Jesús Colón, Marta I. Cruz-Janzen, William A. Darity Jr., Milca Esdaille, Sandra María Esteves, María Teresa Fernández (Mariposa), Carlos Flores, Juan Flores, Jack D. Forbes, David F. Garcia, Ruth Glasser, Virginia Meecham Gould, Susan D. Greenbaum, Evelio Grillo, Pablo “Yoruba” Guzmán, Gabriel Haslip-Viera, Tanya K. Hernández, Victor Hernández Cruz, Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof, Lisa Hoppenjans, Vielka Cecilia Hoy, Alan J. Hughes, María Rosario Jackson, James Jennings, Miriam Jiménez Román, Angela Jorge, David Lamb, Aida Lambert, Ana M. Lara, Evelyne Laurent-Perrault, Tato Laviera, John Logan, Antonio López, Felipe Luciano, Louis Pancho McFarland, Ryan Mann-Hamilton, Wayne Marshall, Marianela Medrano, Nancy Raquel Mirabal, Yvette Modestin, Ed Morales, Jairo Moreno, Marta Moreno Vega, Willie Perdomo, Graciela Pérez Gutiérrez, Sofia Quintero, Ted Richardson, Louis Reyes Rivera, Pedro R. Rivera , Raquel Z. Rivera, Yeidy Rivero, Mark Q. Sawyer, Piri Thomas, Silvio Torres-Saillant, Nilaja Sun, Sherezada “Chiqui” Vicioso, Peter H. Wood

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822391319
    Publication Date: 2009-01-01
    author-list-text: Peter H. Wood, Jack D. Forbes, Virginia Meacham Gould and Susan D. Greenbaum
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Peter H. Wood,
    2. Jack D. Forbes,
    3. Virginia Meacham Gould and
    4. Susan D. Greenbaum
    contrib-editor: Miriam Jiménez Román; Juan Flores
    contrib-other: Peter H. Wood; Jack D. Forbes; Virginia Meacham Gould; Susan D. Greenbaum
    copyright-year: 2010
    eisbn: 9780822391319
    illustrations-note: 36 illustrations
    isbn-cloth: 9780822345589
    isbn-paper: 9780822345725
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
    short-abstract:

    A kaleidoscopic view of Black Latin@s in the United States, addressing history, music, gender, class, and media representations in more than sixty selections, including essays, memoirs, journalism, poetry, and interviews.

    subtitle: History and Culture in the United States
  • The Afterlife of Images
    Author(s): Heinrich, Ari Larissa; Appadurai, Arjun; Farquhar, Judith
    Abstract:

    In 1739 China’s emperor authorized the publication of a medical text that included images of children with smallpox to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Those images made their way to Europe, where they were interpreted as indicative of the ill health and medical backwardness of the Chinese. In the mid-nineteenth century, the celebrated Cantonese painter Lam Qua collaborated with the American medical missionary Peter Parker in the creation of portraits of Chinese patients with disfiguring pathologies, rendered both before and after surgery. Europeans saw those portraits as evidence of Western medical prowess. Within China, the visual idiom that the paintings established influenced the development of medical photography. In The Afterlife of Images, Ari Larissa Heinrich investigates the creation and circulation of Western medical discourses that linked ideas about disease to Chinese identity beginning in the eighteenth century.

    Combining literary studies, the history of science, and visual culture studies, Heinrich analyzes the rhetoric and iconography through which medical missionaries transmitted to the West an image of China as “sick” or “diseased.” He also examines the absorption of that image back into China through missionary activity, through the earliest translations of Western medical texts into Chinese, and even through the literature of Chinese nationalism. Heinrich argues that over time “scientific” Western representations of the Chinese body and culture accumulated a host of secondary meanings, taking on an afterlife with lasting consequences for conceptions of Chinese identity in China and beyond its borders.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822388821
    Publication Date: 2008-01-30
    author-list-text: Ari Larissa Heinrich, Arjun Appadurai and Judith Farquhar
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Ari Larissa Heinrich,
    2. Arjun Appadurai and
    3. Judith Farquhar
    contrib-author: Ari Larissa Heinrich
    contrib-series-editor: Arjun Appadurai; Judith Farquhar
    copyright-year: 2008
    eisbn: 9780822388821
    illustrations-note: 42 illustrations, incl. 8 in color
    isbn-cloth: 9780822340935
    isbn-paper: 9780822341130
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: Body, Commodity, Text
    short-abstract:

    An investigation of the creation and circulation of Western medical discourses linking ideas about disease to Chinese identity, beginning in the eighteenth century.

    subtitle: Translating the Pathological Body between China and the West
  • The Age of Beloveds
    Author(s): Andrews, Walter G.; Kalpakli, Mehmet
    Abstract:

    The Age of Beloveds offers a rich introduction to early modern Ottoman culture through a study of its beautiful lyric love poetry. At the same time, it suggests provocative cross-cultural parallels in the sociology and spirituality of love in Europe—from Istanbul to London—during the long sixteenth century. Walter G. Andrews and Mehmet Kalpakli provide a generous sampling of translations of Ottoman poems, many of which have never appeared in English, along with informative and inspired close readings. The authors explain that the flourishing of Ottoman power and culture during the “Turkish Renaissance” manifested itself, to some degree, as an “age of beloveds,” in which young men became the focal points for the desire and attention of powerful officeholders and artists as well as the inspiration for a rich literature of love.

    The authors show that the “age of beloveds” was not just an Ottoman, eastern European, or Islamic phenomenon. It extended into western Europe as well, pervading the cultures of Venice, Florence, Rome, and London during the same period. Andrews and Kalpakli contend that in an age dominated by absolute rulers and troubled by war, cultural change, and religious upheaval, the attachments of dependent courtiers and the longings of anxious commoners aroused an intense interest in love and the beloved. The Age of Beloveds reveals new commonalities in the cultural history of two worlds long seen as radically different.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822385905
    Publication Date: 2004-12-23
    author-list-text: Walter G. Andrews and Mehmet Kalpakli
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Walter G. Andrews and
    2. Mehmet Kalpakli
    contrib-author: Walter G. Andrews; Mehmet Kalpakli
    copyright-year: 2005
    eisbn: 9780822385905
    illustrations-note: 14 illus.
    isbn-cloth: 9780822334507
    isbn-paper: 9780822334248
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    Examines the "golden age" of the culture of the Ottoman empire in the 16th century, exploring sexuality, gender and literary society, as well as the demographics, economics, politics, society of love and other cultural productions of the Ottoman

    subtitle: Love and the Beloved in Early-Modern Ottoman and European Culture and Society
  • The Age of the World Target
    Author(s): Chow, Rey; Grewal, Inderpal; Kaplan, Caren; Wiegman, Robyn
    Abstract:

    Martin Heidegger once wrote that the world had, in the age of modern science, become a world picture. For Rey Chow, the world has, in the age of atomic bombs, become a world target, to be attacked once it is identified, or so global geopolitics, dominated by the United States since the end of the Second World War, seems repeatedly to confirm. How to articulate the problematics of knowledge production with this aggressive targeting of the world? Chow attempts such an articulation by probing the significance of the chronological proximity of area studies, poststructuralist theory, and comparative literature—fields of inquiry that have each exerted considerable influence but whose mutual implicatedness as postwar U.S. academic phenomena has seldom been theorized. Central to Chow’s discussions is a critique of the predicament of self-referentiality—the compulsive move to interiorize that, in her view, constitutes the collective frenzy of our age—in different contemporary epistemic registers, including the self-consciously avant-garde as well as the militaristic and culturally supremacist. Urging her readers to think beyond the inward-turning focus on EuroAmerica that tends to characterize even the most radical gestures of Western self-deconstruction, Chow envisions much broader intellectual premises for future transcultural work, with reading practices aimed at restoring words and things to their constitutive exteriority.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822387589
    Publication Date: 2006-03-15
    author-list-text: Rey Chow, Inderpal Grewal, Caren Kaplan and Robyn Wiegman
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Rey Chow,
    2. Inderpal Grewal,
    3. Caren Kaplan and
    4. Robyn Wiegman
    contrib-author: Rey Chow
    contrib-series-editor: Inderpal Grewal; Caren Kaplan; Robyn Wiegman
    copyright-year: 2006
    eisbn: 9780822387589
    isbn-cloth: 9780822337324
    isbn-paper: 9780822337447
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: Next Wave Provocations
    short-abstract:

    An exploration of the theoretical and political consequences of the post-Enlightenment “self” and of the concept of self-referentiality.

    subtitle: Self-Referentiality in War, Theory, and Comparative Work
  • The Agrarian Dispute
    Author(s): Dwyer, John; Joseph, Gilbert M.; Rosenberg, Emily S.
    Abstract:

    In the mid-1930s the Mexican government expropriated millions of acres of land from hundreds of U.S. property owners as part of President Lázaro Cárdenas’s land redistribution program. Because no compensation was provided to the Americans a serious crisis, which John J. Dwyer terms “the agrarian dispute,” ensued between the two countries. Dwyer’s nuanced analysis of this conflict at the local, regional, national, and international levels combines social, economic, political, and cultural history. He argues that the agrarian dispute inaugurated a new and improved era in bilateral relations because Mexican officials were able to negotiate a favorable settlement, and the United States, constrained economically and politically by the Great Depression, reacted to the crisis with unaccustomed restraint. Dwyer challenges prevailing arguments that Mexico’s nationalization of the oil industry in 1938 was the first test of Franklin Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor policy by showing that the earlier conflict over land was the watershed event.

    Dwyer weaves together elite and subaltern history and highlights the intricate relationship between domestic and international affairs. Through detailed studies of land redistribution in Baja California and Sonora, he demonstrates that peasant agency influenced the local application of Cárdenas’s agrarian reform program, his regional state-building projects, and his relations with the United States. Dwyer draws on a broad array of official, popular, and corporate sources to illuminate the motives of those who contributed to the agrarian dispute, including landless fieldworkers, indigenous groups, small landowners, multinational corporations, labor leaders, state-level officials, federal policymakers, and diplomats. Taking all of them into account, Dwyer explores the circumstances that spurred agrarista mobilization, the rationale behind Cárdenas’s rural policies, the Roosevelt administration’s reaction to the loss of American-owned land, and the diplomatic tactics employed by Mexican officials to resolve the international conflict.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822388944
    Publication Date: 2009-01-01
    author-list-text: John Dwyer, Gilbert M. Joseph and Emily S. Rosenberg
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. John Dwyer,
    2. Gilbert M. Joseph and
    3. Emily S. Rosenberg
    contrib-author: John Dwyer
    contrib-series-editor: Gilbert M. Joseph; Emily S. Rosenberg
    copyright-year: 2008
    eisbn: 9780822388944
    illustrations-note: 26 photos, 7 tables, 2 maps
    isbn-cloth: 9780822342953
    isbn-paper: 9780822343097
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: American Encounters/Global Interactions
    short-abstract:

    Focuses on U.S.-Mexican relations in postrevolutionary Mexico, placing Cardenas's agrarian reform--including the nationalization of American-owned Mexican farmland--in an international context.

    subtitle: The Expropriation of American-Owned Rural Land in Postrevolutionary Mexico
  • The Ailing City
    Author(s): Armus, Diego
    Abstract:

    For decades, tuberculosis in Buenos Aires was more than a dangerous bacillus. It was also an anxious state of mind shaped not only by fears of contagion and death but also by broader social and cultural concerns. These worries included changing work routines, rapid urban growth and its consequences for housing and living conditions, efforts to build a healthy “national race,” and shifting notions of normality and pathology. In The Ailing City, the historian Diego Armus explores the metaphors, state policies, and experiences associated with tuberculosis in Buenos Aires between 1870 and 1950. During those years, the disease was conspicuous and frightening, and biomedicine was unable to offer an effective cure. Against the background of the global history of tuberculosis, Armus focuses on the making and consolidation of medicalized urban life in the Argentine capital. He discusses the state’s intrusion into private lives and the ways that those suffering from the disease accommodated and resisted official attempts to care for them and to reform and control their morality, sociability, sexuality, and daily habits. The Ailing City is based on an impressive array of sources, including literature, journalism, labor press, medical journals, tango lyrics, films, advertising, imagery, statistics, official reports, and oral history. It offers a unique perspective on the emergence of modernity in a cosmopolitan city on the periphery of world capitalism.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822394198
    Publication Date: 2011-06-17
    author-list-text: Diego Armus
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Diego Armus
    contrib-author: Diego Armus
    copyright-year: 2011
    eisbn: 9780822394198
    illustrations-note: 50 illustrations
    isbn-cloth: 9780822349990
    isbn-paper: 9780822350125
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    The first comprehensive study of tuberculosis in Latin America demonstrates that in addition to being a biological phenomenon disease is also a social construction effected by rhetoric, politics, and the daily life of its victims.

    subtitle: Health, Tuberculosis, and Culture in Buenos Aires, 1870–1950
  • The Alaska Native Reader
    Author(s): Williams, Maria Sháa Tláa; Kirk, Robin; Starn, Orin
    Abstract:

    Alaska is home to more than two hundred federally recognized tribes. Yet the long histories and diverse cultures of Alaska’s first peoples are often ignored, while the stories of Russian fur hunters and American gold miners, of salmon canneries and oil pipelines, are praised. Filled with essays, poems, songs, stories, maps, and visual art, this volume foregrounds the perspectives of Alaska Native people, from a Tlingit photographer to Athabascan and Yup’ik linguists, and from an Alutiiq mask carver to a prominent Native politician and member of Alaska’s House of Representatives. The contributors, most of whom are Alaska Natives, include scholars, political leaders, activists, and artists. The majority of the pieces in The Alaska Native Reader were written especially for the volume, while several were translated from Native languages.

    The Alaska Native Reader describes indigenous worldviews, languages, arts, and other cultural traditions as well as contemporary efforts to preserve them. Several pieces examine Alaska Natives’ experiences of and resistance to Russian and American colonialism; some of these address land claims, self-determination, and sovereignty. Some essays discuss contemporary Alaska Native literature, indigenous philosophical and spiritual tenets, and the ways that Native peoples are represented in the media. Others take up such diverse topics as the use of digital technologies to document Native cultures, planning systems that have enabled indigenous communities to survive in the Arctic for thousands of years, and a project to accurately represent Dena’ina heritage in and around Anchorage. Fourteen of the volume’s many illustrations appear in color, including work by the contemporary artists Subhankar Banerjee, Perry Eaton, Erica Lord, and Larry McNeil.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822390831
    Publication Date: 2009-01-01
    author-list-text: Robin Kirk and Orin Starn
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Robin Kirk and
    2. Orin Starn
    contrib-editor: Maria Sháa Tláa Williams
    contrib-series-editor: Robin Kirk; Orin Starn
    copyright-year: 2009
    eisbn: 9780822390831
    illustrations-note: 48 illustrations
    isbn-cloth: 9780822344650
    isbn-paper: 9780822344803
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: The World Readers
    short-abstract:

    This portrayal of Native Alaska brings together essays, poems, songs, stories, maps, and visual art. Most of the selections are by Alaska Natives; many were written especially for this volume.

    subtitle: History, Culture, Politics
  • The Allure of Labor
    Author(s): Drinot, Paulo
    Abstract:

    In The Allure of Labor, Paulo Drinot rethinks the social politics of early-twentieth-century Peru. Arguing that industrialization was as much a cultural project as an economic one, he describes how intellectuals and policymakers came to believe that industrialization and a modern workforce would transform Peru into a civilized nation. Preoccupied with industrial progress but wary of the disruptive power of organized labor, these elites led the Peruvian state into new areas of regulation and social intervention designed to protect and improve the modern, efficient worker, whom they understood to be white or mestizo. Their thinking was shaped by racialized assumptions about work and workers inherited from the colonial era and inflected through scientific racism and positivism.

    Although the vast majority of laboring peoples in Peru were indigenous, in the minds of social reformers indigeneity was not commensurable with labor: Indians could not be workers and were therefore excluded from the labor policies enacted in the 1920s and 1930s and, more generally, from elite conceptions of industrial progress. Drinot shows how the incommensurability of indigeneity with labor was expressed in the 1920 constitution, in specific labor policies, and in the activities of state agencies created to oversee collective bargaining and provide workers with affordable housing, inexpensive food, and social insurance. He argues that the racialized assumptions of the modernizing Peruvian state are reflected in the enduring inequalities of present-day Peru.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822394228
    Publication Date: 2011-04-04
    author-list-text: Paulo Drinot
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Paulo Drinot
    contrib-author: Paulo Drinot
    copyright-year: 2011
    eisbn: 9780822394228
    illustrations-note: 13 illustrations
    isbn-cloth: 9780822350026
    isbn-paper: 9780822350132
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    Reveals how Peru s early-twentieth-century labor reforms excluded the majority of the country s laborers. They were indigenous, and the nation s elites saw indigeneity as incommensurable with work, modernity, and industrial progress.

    subtitle: Workers, Race, and the Making of the Peruvian State
  • The Already Dead
    Author(s): Cazdyn, Eric
    Abstract:

    In The Already Dead, Eric Cazdyn examines the ways that contemporary medicine, globalization, politics, and culture intersect to produce a condition and concept that he names "the new chronic." Cazdyn argues that just as contemporary medicine uses targeted drug therapies and biotechnology to manage rather than cure diseases, global capitalism aims not for resolution but rather for a continual state of crisis management that perpetuates the iniquities of the status quo. Engaging critical theory, philosophy, and psychoanalysis, he explores the ways that crisis affects perceptions of time and denies alternative ways of being and thinking.

    To resist the exploitative crisis state, which Cazdyn terms "the global abyss," he posits the concept of "the already dead," a condition in which the subject (medical, political, psychological) has been killed but has yet to die. Embracing this condition, he argues, allows for a revolutionary consciousness open to a utopian future. Woven into Cazdyn's analysis are personal anecdotes about his battle with leukemia and his struggle to obtain Canadian citizenship during his illness. These narratives help to illustrate his systemic critique, one that reconfigures the relationship between politics, capitalism, revolution, and the body.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822395232
    Publication Date: 2012-04-16
    author-list-text: Eric Cazdyn
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Eric Cazdyn
    contrib-author: Eric Cazdyn
    copyright-year: 2012
    eisbn: 9780822395232
    illustrations-note: 11 illustrations, 4 charts
    isbn-cloth: 9780822352037
    isbn-paper: 9780822352280
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    This book considers how a culture of crisis management—what Cazdyn calls "the new chronic"— has come to dominate all aspects of contemporary life, from biomedicine to economics to politics. Drawing from his own experiences battling leukemia and the subsequent effects of his illness on the process of becoming a Canadian citizen, Cazdyn unravels the logic of the new chronic where people find themselves suspended in a space between life and death.

    subtitle: The New Time of Politics, Culture, and Illness
  • The American 1890s
    Author(s): Smith, Susan Harris; Dawson, Melanie
    Abstract:

    America at the last fin de siècle was in a period of profound societal transition. Industrialization was well under way and with it a burgeoning sense of professionalism and a growing middle class that was becoming increasingly anxious about issues of race, gender, and class. The American 1890s: A Cultural Reader is a wide-ranging anthology of essays, criticism, and fiction first printed in periodicals during those last remarkable years of the nineteenth century, a decade commonly referred to as the “golden age” of periodical culture.

    To depict the many changes taking place in the United States at this time, Susan Harris Smith and Melanie Dawson have drawn from an eclectic range of periodicals: elite monthlies such as Scribner’s, Harper’s, and the Atlantic Monthly; political magazines such as the North American Review and Forum; magazines for general readers such as Cosmopolitan and McClures; and specialized publications including the Chatauquan, Outing, and Colored American Magazine. Authors represented in the collection include Andrew Carnegie, Edith Wharton, Theodore Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony, Booker T. Washington, Stephen Crane,

    W. E. B. DuBois, Jacob Riis, and Frederick Jackson Turner. A general introduction to the period, a brief contextualizing essay for each selection, and a comprehensive bibliography of secondary sources are provided as well. In examining and debating the decade’s momentous political and social developments, the essays, editorials, and stories in this anthology reflect a constantly shifting culture at a time of internal turmoil, unprecedented political expansion, and a renaissance of modern ideas and new technologies.

    Bringing together a carefully chosen selection of primary sources, The American 1890s presents a remarkable variety of views—nostalgic, protective, imperialist, progressive, egalitarian, and democratic—held by American citizens a century ago.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822380856
    Publication Date: 2000-06-16
    contrib-editor: Susan Harris Smith; Melanie Dawson
    copyright-year: 2000
    eisbn: 9780822380856
    illustrations-note: 22 b&w photographs
    isbn-cloth: 9780822324768
    isbn-paper: 9780822325123
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    An anthology of articles from periodicals of the 1890s, chosen to reflect various aspects of American culture during the last fin-de-siecle.

    subtitle: A Cultural Reader
  • The American Colonial State in the Philippines
    Author(s): Go, Julian; Foster, Anne L.; Joseph, Gilbert M.; Rosenberg, Emily S.; Kramer, Paul A.
    Abstract:

    In 1898 the United States declared sovereignty over the Philippines, an archipelago of seven thousand islands inhabited by seven million people of various ethnicities. While it became a colonial power at the zenith of global imperialism, the United States nevertheless conceived of its rule as exceptional—an exercise in benevolence rather than in tyranny and exploitation. In this volume, Julian Go and Anne L. Foster untangle this peculiar self-fashioning and insist on the importance of studying U.S. colonial rule in the context of other imperialist ventures. A necessary expansion of critical focus, The American Colonial State in the Philippines is the first systematic attempt to examine the creation and administration of the American colonial state from comparative, global perspectives.

    Written by social scientists and historians, these essays investigate various aspects of American colonial government through comparison with and contextualization within colonial regimes elsewhere in the world—from British Malaysia and Dutch Indonesia to Japanese Taiwan and America's other major overseas colony, Puerto Rico. Contributors explore the program of political education in the Philippines; constructions of nationalism, race, and religion; the regulation of opium; connections to politics on the U.S. mainland; and anticolonial resistance. Tracking the complex connections, circuits, and contests across, within, and between empires that shaped America's colonial regime, The American Colonial State in the Philippines sheds new light on the complexities of American imperialism and turn-of-the-century colonialism.

    Contributors. Patricio N. Abinales, Donna J. Amoroso, Paul Barclay, Vince Boudreau, Anne L. Foster, Julian Go, Paul A. Kramer

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822384519
    Publication Date: 2003-06-17
    author-list-text: Gilbert M. Joseph, Emily S. Rosenberg and Paul A. Kramer
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Gilbert M. Joseph,
    2. Emily S. Rosenberg and
    3. Paul A. Kramer
    contrib-editor: Julian Go; Anne L. Foster
    contrib-other: Paul A. Kramer
    contrib-series-editor: Gilbert M. Joseph; Emily S. Rosenberg
    copyright-year: 2003
    eisbn: 9780822384519
    illustrations-note: 6 illus.
    isbn-cloth: 9780822331018
    isbn-paper: 9780822330998
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: American Encounters/Global Interactions
    short-abstract:

    Interdisciplinary collection placing the U.S. imperial project in the Philippines within a global, comparative framework.

    subtitle: Global Perspectives
  • The Anomie of the Earth
    Author(s): Luisetti, Federico; Pickles, John; Kaiser, Wilson
    Abstract:

    The contributors to The Anomie of the Earth explore the convergences and resonances between Autonomist Marxism and decolonial thinking. In discussing and rejecting Carl Schmitt's formulation of the nomos—a conceptualization of world order based on the Western tenets of law and property—the authors question the assumption of universal political subjects and look towards politics of the commons divorced from European notions of sovereignty. They contrast European Autonomism with North and South American decolonial and indigenous conceptions of autonomy, discuss the legacies of each, and examine social movements in the Americas and Europe. Beyond orthodox Marxism, their transatlantic exchanges point to the emerging categories disclosed by the collapse of the colonial and capitalist frameworks of Western modernity.

    Contributors. Joost de Bloois, Jodi A. Byrd, Gustavo Esteva, Silvia Federici, Wilson Kaiser, Mara Kaufman, Frans-Willem Korsten, Federico Luisetti, Sandro Mezzadra, Walter D. Mignolo, Benjamin Noys, John Pickles, Alvaro Reyes, Catherine Walsh, Gareth Williams, Zac Zimmer

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822375456
    Publication Date: 2015-04-29
    contrib-editor: Federico Luisetti; John Pickles; Wilson Kaiser
    copyright-year: 2015
    eisbn: 9780822375456
    isbn-cloth: 9780822359210
    isbn-paper: 9780822358930
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    The Anomie of the Earth's contributors explore the convergences between Italian Marxist autonomic theory and Latin American decolonial thinking. They reject Carl Schmitt's formulation of a universalized world order based on the Western tenets of law and property and discuss the possibilities of locally organized and autonomous self-government.

    subtitle: Philosophy, Politics, and Autonomy in Europe and the Americas
  • The Anthropology of Christianity
    Author(s): Cannell, Fenella; Harris, Olivia; Busby, Cecilia; Mosse, David
    Abstract:

    This collection provides vivid ethnographic explorations of particular, local Christianities as they are experienced by different groups around the world. At the same time, the contributors, all anthropologists, rethink the vexed relationship between anthropology and Christianity. As Fenella Cannell contends in her powerful introduction, Christianity is the critical “repressed” of anthropology. To a great extent, anthropology first defined itself as a rational, empirically based enterprise quite different from theology. The theology it repudiated was, for the most part, Christian. Cannell asserts that anthropological theory carries within it ideas profoundly shaped by this rejection. Because of this, anthropology has been less successful in considering Christianity as an ethnographic object than it has in considering other religions. This collection is designed to advance a more subtle and less self-limiting anthropological study of Christianity.

    The contributors examine the contours of Christianity among diverse groups: Catholics in India, the Philippines, and Bolivia, and Seventh-Day Adventists in Madagascar; the Swedish branch of Word of Life, a charismatic church based in the United States; and Protestants in Amazonia, Melanesia, and Indonesia. Highlighting the wide variation in what it means to be Christian, the contributors reveal vastly different understandings and valuations of conversion, orthodoxy, Scripture, the inspired word, ritual, gifts, and the concept of heaven. In the process they bring to light how local Christian practices and beliefs are affected by encounters with colonialism and modernity, by the opposition between Catholicism and Protestantism, and by the proximity of other religions and belief systems. Together the contributors show that it not sufficient for anthropologists to assume that they know in advance what the Christian experience is; each local variation must be encountered on its own terms.

    Contributors. Cecilia Busby, Fenella Cannell, Simon Coleman, Peter Gow, Olivia Harris, Webb Keane, Eva Keller, David Mosse, Danilyn Rutherford, Christina Toren, Harvey Whitehouse

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822388159
    Publication Date: 2006-10-17
    author-list-text: Olivia Harris, Cecilia Busby and David Mosse
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Olivia Harris,
    2. Cecilia Busby and
    3. David Mosse
    contrib-editor: Fenella Cannell
    contrib-other: Olivia Harris; Cecilia Busby; David Mosse
    copyright-year: 2006
    eisbn: 9780822388159
    illustrations-note: 5 illustrations
    isbn-cloth: 9780822336082
    isbn-paper: 9780822336464
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
    short-abstract:

    Ethnographies exploring the vastly different ways that Christianity is experienced and understood by different groups around the world.

    subtitle:
  • The Antinomian Controversy, 1636–1638
    Author(s): Hall, David D.
    Abstract:

    The Antinomian controversy—a seventeenth-century theological crisis concerning salvation—was the first great intellectual crisis in the settlement of New England. Transcending the theological questions from which it arose, this symbolic controversy became a conflict between power and freedom of conscience. David D. Hall’s thorough documentary history of this episode sheds important light on religion, society, and gender in early American history.

    This new edition of the 1968 volume, published now for the first time in paperback, includes an expanding bibliography and a new preface, treating in more detail the prime figures of Anne Hutchinson and her chief clerical supporter, John Cotton. Among the documents gathered here are transcripts of Anne Hutchinson’s trial, several of Cotton’s writings defending the Antinomian position, and John Winthrop’s account of the controversy. Hall’s increased focus on Hutchinson reveals the harshness and excesses with which the New England ministry tried to discredit her and reaffirms her place of prime importance in the history of American women.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822398288
    Publication Date: 2012-06-01
    contrib-editor: David D. Hall
    copyright-year: 1990
    eisbn: 9780822398288
    isbn-cloth: 9780822310839
    isbn-paper: 9780822310914
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    subtitle: A Documentary History
  • The Apartment Plot
    Author(s): Wojcik, Pamela Robertson
    Abstract:

    Rethinking the significance of films including Pillow Talk, Rear Window, and The Seven Year Itch, Pamela Robertson Wojcik examines the popularity of the “apartment plot,” her term for stories in which the apartment functions as a central narrative device. From the baby boom years into the 1970s, the apartment plot was not only key to films; it also surfaced in TV shows, Broadway plays, literature, and comic strips, from The Honeymooners and The Mary Tyler Moore Show to Subways are for Sleeping and Apartment 3-G. By identifying the apartment plot as a film genre, Wojcik reveals affinities between movies generally viewed as belonging to such distinct genres as film noir, romantic comedy, and melodrama. She analyzes the apartment plot as part of a mid-twentieth-century urban discourse, showing how it offers a vision of home centered on values of community, visibility, contact, mobility, impermanence, and porousness that contrasts with views of home as private, stable, and family-based. Wojcik suggests that the apartment plot presents a philosophy of urbanism related to the theories of Jane Jacobs and Henri Lefebvre. Urban apartments were important spaces for negotiating gender, sexuality, race, and class in mid-twentieth-century America.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822392989
    Publication Date: 2010-10-21
    author-list-text: Pamela Robertson Wojcik
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Pamela Robertson Wojcik
    contrib-author: Pamela Robertson Wojcik
    copyright-year: 2010
    eisbn: 9780822392989
    illustrations-note: 55 illustrations, incl. 23 in color
    isbn-cloth: 9780822347521
    isbn-paper: 9780822347736
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    short-abstract:

    Rethinks films including Pillow Talk and Rear Window by identifying the apartment plot as a distinct genre, one in which the urban apartment figures as a central narrative device.

    subtitle: Urban Living in American Film and Popular Culture, 1945 to 1975
  • The Appearances of Memory
    Author(s): Kusno, Abidin
    Abstract:

    In The Appearances of Memory, the Indonesian architectural and urban historian Abidin Kusno explores the connections between the built environment and political consciousness in Indonesia during the colonial and postcolonial eras. Focusing primarily on Jakarta, he describes how perceptions of the past, anxieties about the rapid pace of change in the present, and hopes for the future have been embodied in architecture and urban space at different historical moments. He argues that the built environment serves as a reminder of the practices of the past and an instantiation of the desire to remake oneself within, as well as beyond, one’s particular time and place.

    Addressing developments in Indonesia since the fall of President Suharto’s regime in 1998, Kusno delves into such topics as the domestication of traumatic violence and the restoration of order in the urban space, the intense interest in urban history in contemporary Indonesia, and the implications of “superblocks,” large urban complexes consisting of residences, offices, shops, and entertainment venues. Moving farther back in time, he examines how Indonesian architects reinvented colonial architectural styles to challenge the political culture of the state, how colonial structures such as railway and commercial buildings created a new, politically charged cognitive map of cities in Java in the early twentieth century, and how the Dutch, in attempting to quell dissent, imposed a distinctive urban visual order in the 1930s. Finally, the present and the past meet in his long-term considerations of how Java has responded to the global flow of Islamic architecture, and how the meanings of Indonesian gatehouses have changed and persisted over time. The Appearances of Memory is a pioneering look at the roles of architecture and urban development in Indonesia’s ongoing efforts to move forward.

    DOI: 10.1215/9780822392576
    Publication Date: 2010-02-04
    author-list-text: Abidin Kusno
    author-list-xhtml:
    1. Abidin Kusno
    contrib-author: Abidin Kusno
    copyright-year: 2010
    eisbn: 9780822392576
    illustrations-note: 60 illustrations
    isbn-cloth: 9780822346555
    isbn-paper: 9780822346470
    publisher-name: Duke University Press
    series: Asia-Pacific, culture, politics, and society
    short-abstract:

    An exploration of the connections between the urban built environment (primarily in Jakarta) and political consciousness in Indonesia during the colonial and postcolonial eras.

    subtitle: Mnemonic Practices of Architecture and Urban Form in Indonesia

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