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Terrorist Assemblages
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 364

Terrorist Assemblages

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). Pu...

Red, White & Black
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 401

Red, White & Black

Red, White & Black is a provocative critique of socially engaged films and related critical discourse. Offering an unflinching account of race and representation, Frank B. Wilderson III asks whether such films accurately represent the structure of U.S. racial antagonisms. That structure, he argues, is based on three essential subject positions: that of the White (the “settler,” “master,” and “human”), the Red (the “savage” and “half-human”), and the Black (the “slave” and “non-human”). Wilderson contends that for Blacks, slavery is ontological, an inseparable element of their being. From the beginning of the European slave trade until now, Blacks have had symbolic...

Is It Still Good to Ya?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 416

Is It Still Good to Ya?

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Encompassing a career spanning six decades, Is It Still Good to Ya? sums up the career of legendary rock critic and longtime Village Voice stalwart Robert Christgau, whose album and concert reviews, essays, and reflections on his career tackle the whole of pop music, from Louis Armstrong to M.I.A..

Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 448

Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity

Based on quantitative comparisons of colleges since the 1970s, Charles Clotfelter reveals that despite the civil rights revolution, billions spent on financial aid, and the commitment of colleges to greater equality, stratification in higher education has grown starker. He explains why undergraduate education--unequal in 1970--is even more so today.

Photography's Places
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 558

Photography's Places

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010
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  • Publisher: Unknown

This special issue ofpositionsanalyzes how the creation and proliferation of photographic images in East Asia affect global perceptions of the region's gender, ethnic, historical, and cultural identities. The contributors assess the ways that East Asia's relationship To The world and to its own past are increasingly mediated by the global circulation of visual images. They approach photography as both an object and medium of cultural critique. In researching the early history of photography in Japan, one contributor traces the genealogy of the Japanese term that was appropriated to mean photography—shashin—and argues that it evoked both the existing pictorial practices of the time And Th...

In Search of First Contact
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 426

In Search of First Contact

A radically new interpretation of two medieval Icelandic tales, known as the Vinland sagas, considering what the they reveal about native peoples, and how they contribute to the debate about whether Leif Eiriksson or Christopher Columbus should be credited as the first "discoverer" of America.

Empires of Vision
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 669

Empires of Vision

  • Categories: Art

Combining visual culture and postcolonial studies, this reader shows that an appreciation of the role of visual experience is necessary for understanding how colonialism worked and how colonized subjects spoke to imperial rulers.

Queer Futures
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 252

Queer Futures

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007-12
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  • Publisher: Unknown

In this special issue of Radical History Review, scholars and activists examine the rise of "homonormativity," a lesbian and gay politics that embraces neoliberal values under the guise of queer sexual liberation. Contributors look at the historical forces through which lesbian and gay rights organizations and community advocates align with social conservatives and endorse family-oriented formations associated with domestic partnership, adoption, military service, and gender-normative social roles. Distinguished by its historical approach, "Queer Futures" examines homonormativity as a phenomenon that emerged in the United States after World War II and gained traction in the 1960s and 1970s. ...

Queer/Early/Modern
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Queer/Early/Modern

In Queer/Early/Modern, Carla Freccero, a leading scholar of early modern European studies, argues for a reading practice that accounts for the queerness of temporality, for the way past, present, and future time appear out of sequence and in dialogue in our thinking about history and texts. Freccero takes issue with New Historicist accounts of sexual identity that claim to respect historical proprieties and to derive identity categories from the past. She urges us to see how the indeterminacies of subjectivity found in literary texts challenge identitarian constructions and she encourages us to read differently the relation between history and literature. Contending that the term “queer,...

The Rest of It
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

The Rest of It

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The Rest of It is the untold and revealing story of how Martin Duberman--a major historian and a founding figure in the history of gay and lesbian studies--managed to survive and be productive during a difficult twelve year period in which he was beset by drug addiction, health problems, and personal loss.