Similar titles: Cultural Critique

Popular Culture in America Popular Culture in America Paul Buhle, Editor 1987 Fall
Social Figures: George Eliot, Social History, and Literary Representation Social Figures George Eliot, Social History, and Literary Representation Daniel Cottom 1987 Spring
Centers on the discourse of the liberal intellectual as exemplified in the novels of George Eliot, whose awareness of her aesthetic and social task was keener than that of most Victorian writers.
Male Fantasies: Volume 2: Volume 2 Male Fantasies: Volume 2 Volume 2 Klaus Theweleit 1989 Spring
These two volumes center upon the fantasies that preoccupied a group of men who played a crucial role in the rise of Nazism. Theweleit draws upon the novels, letters, and autobiographies of these proto-fascists and their contemporaries, seeking out and reconstructing their images of women. Heavily illustrated with cartoons, advertisements, engravings, and posters of the era.
Male Fantasies: Volume 1: Volume 1 Male Fantasies: Volume 1 Volume 1 Klaus Theweleit 1987 Spring
These two volumes center upon the fantasies that preoccupied a group of men who played a crucial role in the rise of Nazism. Theweleit draws upon the novels, letters, and autobiographies of these proto-fascists and their contemporaries, seeking out and reconstructing their images of women. Heavily illustrated with cartoons, advertisements, engravings, and posters of the era.
The Colonial Harem The Colonial Harem Malek Alloula 1986 Spring
A collection of picture postcards of Algerian women exploited by the French, this “album” illustrates a powerful analysis of the distorting, denigrating effects of their presence on Algerian Society.
The Newly Born Woman The Newly Born Woman Helene Cixous and Catherine Clement 1986 Spring
Published in France as Le jeune née in 1975, and found here in its first English translation, The Newly Born Woman is a landmark text of the modern feminist movement. In it, Hélène Cixous and Catherine Clément put forward the concept of écriture feminine, exploring the ways women’s sexuality and unconscious shape their imaginary, their language, and their writing. Through their readings of historical, literary, and psychoanalytic accounts, Cixous and Clément explore what is hidden and repressed in culture, revealing the unconscious of history.
Postmodernism and Politics Postmodernism and Politics Jonathan Arac, Editor 1986 Spring
Eight essays on postmodernism with a focus on intellectual, artistic and social concerns.
India Waits India Waits Jan Myrdal None None
Middletown Families: Fifty Years of Change and Continuity Middletown Families Fifty Years of Change and Continuity Theodore Caplow, Bruce A. Chadwick, Howard M. Bahr, Reuben Hill and Margaret Holmes Williamson 1985 Spring
Noise: The Political Economy of Music Noise The Political Economy of Music Jacques Attali 1984 Fall
Argues that music does not reflect society; it foreshadows new social formations.
The People Named the Chippewa: Narrative Histories The People Named the Chippewa Narrative Histories Gerald Vizenor 1984 Fall
Ranging in time and space from Madeline Island and the reservations of northern Minnesota to the urban reservation of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Vizenor recounts the experiences of the Chippewa and their encounters with the white people who “named” them.
Legacies of Anti-Semitism in France Legacies of Anti-Semitism in France Jeffrey Mehlman None None
All Faithful People: Change and Continuity in Middletown’s Religion All Faithful People Change and Continuity in Middletown’s Religion Theodore Caplow, Howard M. Bahr, Bruce A. Chadwick, Dwight W. Hoover, Laurence A. Martin, Joseph B. Tamney and Margaret Holmes Williamson None None
The Rape of Clarissa: Writing, Sexuality, and Class Struggle in Samuel Richardson The Rape of Clarissa Writing, Sexuality, and Class Struggle in Samuel Richardson Terry Eagleton 1982 Fall
Combines Marxist, feminist, and post-structuralist ideas to show how Richardson’s writing anticipated many of the sexual and political concerns of our time.
The Melting Pot and the Altar: Marital Assimilation in Early Twentieth-Century Wisconsin The Melting Pot and the Altar Marital Assimilation in Early Twentieth-Century Wisconsin Richard M. Bernard None None
Through extensive quantitative analysis of census reports and marriage records Bernard studies the pattern of intergroup marriage - the ultimate test of assimilation - during a period of massive migration to this country. Both historians and sociologists will find this work of interest as an example of quantitative methodology and for its new evidence of an important subject.