Cultural Studies

Africana Studies

Theoretical Futures

Edited by Grant Farred

A provocative collection committed to keeping the dynamism of the Africana Studies discipline alive

192 pages | 6 x 9

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The Afrocentric Idea

Revised and Expanded Edition

Molefi Kete Asante

Asante's spirited engagement with culture warriors, neocons, and postmodernists updates this classic

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.2

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The Asian American Avant-Garde

Universalist Aspirations in Modernist Literature and Art

Audrey Wu Clark

Examining early Asian American writers and artists as modernists

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 figures

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Ball Don't Lie!

Myth, Genealogy, and Invention in the Cultures of Basketball

Yago Colás

Examining the nature, origin, and purpose of popular myths in basketball, past and present

228 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 color photo

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Beauty and Brutality

Manila and Its Global Discontents

Edited by Martin F. Manalansan IV, Robert Diaz, and Rolando B. Tolentino

Diverse perspectives on Manila that suggest the city’s exhilarating sights and sounds broaden how Philippine histories are defined and understood

352 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 halftones, 1 map

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Blow Up the Humanities

Toby Miller

A crisp and engaging book that proposes how to save the dying humanities

172 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table, 1 figure

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Bridging the Americas

The Literature of Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Gayl Jones

Stelamaris Coser

A powerful argument for extending the boundaries of what is categorized as American literature

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 figs.

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The Burden of Over-representation

Race, Sport, and Philosophy

Grant Farred

Probing the cultural and philosophical forces at play in three under-regarded moments in sports history

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 halftones

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Captain America and the Nationalist Superhero

Metaphors, Narratives, and Geopolitics

Jason Dittmer

A provocative exploration of the nationalist comic book superhero genre in the U.S., Canada, and Britain.

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 halftones

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Caribbean Currents

Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae

Peter Manuel with Michael Largey

The classic introduction to the Caribbean's popular music brought up to date

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 39 line drawings, 51 halftones, 1 map

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Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United States

Essays on Incorporation, Identity, and Citizenship

Edited by Margarita Cervantes-Rodriguez, Ramon Grosfoguel, and Eric H. Mielants

A novel and interdisciplinary volume on the dynamics of migration with comparative case studies of the Caribbean experience

270 pages | 11 tables, 1 figure, 8 halftones, 2 maps

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Cinemas in Transition in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989

Edited by Catherine Portuges, and Peter John Bursell Hames

An examination of Eastern European cinema a generation after the end of the Cold War

288 pages | 6 x 9

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Cleavage Politics and the Populist Right

The New Cultural Conflict in Western Europe

Simon Bornschier

A comparative study of how historical cleavages and party strategies interact to shape the fortunes of the populist right in Western Europe

260 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 tables, 35 figures, 1 halftone

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Consuming Catastrophe

Mass Culture in America's Decade of Disaster

Timothy Recuber

Examines the media’s coverage of four American disasters, arguing that media attention directs our concern for the suffering of others toward efforts to soothe our own emotional turmoil

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 5 tables

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Contemporary Social Constructionism

Key Themes

Darin Weinberg

A critical overview of scholarship in social constructionism

214 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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