Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization Modernity at Large Cultural Dimensions of Globalization Arjun Appadurai 1996 Fall
Examines the role of imagination in the cultural development of our shrinking world.
Word’s Out: Gay Men’s English Word’s Out Gay Men’s English William L. Leap 1996 Spring
The first book-length analysis of the language used by gay men.
Consuming Modernity: Public Culture in a South Asian World Consuming Modernity Public Culture in a South Asian World Carol A. Breckenridge, Editor 1995 Spring
Illustrates that what is distinctive of any particular society is not the fact of its modernity, but rather its own unique debates about modernity. Behind the embattled arena of culture in India, for example, lie particular social and political interests such as the growing middle class; the entrepreneurs and commercial institutions; and the state. The contributors address the roles of these various intertwined interests in the making of India's public culture, each examining different sites of consumption. The sites they explore include cinema, radio, cricket, restaurants, and tourism. Consuming Modernity also makes clear the differences among public, mass, and popular culture. Contributors include Arjun Appadurai, Frank F. Conlon, Sara Dickey, Paul Greenough, David Lelyveld, Barbara N. Ramusack, Rosie Thomas, and Phillip B. Zarrilli.
Colonial Inscriptions: Race, Sex, and Class in Kenya Colonial Inscriptions Race, Sex, and Class in Kenya Carolyn Martin Shaw 1995 Spring
Explores how images of African colonialism have been influenced by European and American racism and sexual fantasies.
Fictions of Feminist Ethnography Fictions of Feminist Ethnography Kamala Visweswaran 1994 Spring
Although feminist ethnography is an emerging genre, the question of what the term means remains open. Recent texts which fall under this rubric rely on unexamined notions of “sisterhood” and the recovery of “lost” voices. In these essays about her work with women in Southern India, Kamala Visweswaran addresses such troubled issues. Blurring distinctions between ethnographic and literary genres, these essays employ the narrative strategies of history, fiction, autobiography and biography, deconstruction, and post-colonial discourse to reveal the fictions of ethnography and the ethnography in fiction.
Bad Aboriginal Art: Tradition, Media, and Technological Horizons Bad Aboriginal Art Tradition, Media, and Technological Horizons Eric Michaels 1993 Fall
This is the account of the author‘s period of residence and work with the Walpiri Aborigines of western Central Australia, where he studied the impact of television on these remote communities. Sharp, exact, and unrelentingly honest, this volume records with an extraordinary combination of distance and immersion the intervention of technology into a remote Aboriginal community and that community’s forays into broadcasting.
The Anti-Politics Machine: Development, Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho The Anti-Politics Machine Development, Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho James Ferguson 1994 Spring
“Through a detailed case study of the Thaba-Tseka Development Project in Lesotho over the period 1975 to 1984, Ferguson exposes the discourse and the practice of 'development' to a highly explicit and critical scrutiny. . . . The importance of Ferguson's book is that it exerts a decisive wrench away from evaluation of the success or failure of development projects in their own terms and towards an analysis of what development does, who does it, and whom it actually benefits.” --Colin Murray, Man
Daughters of the Dreaming Daughters of the Dreaming Diane Bell 1993 Fall
This new edition, which is based on research done in the 1970s, includes an epilogue in which Bell reflects on her original fieldwork from the perspective of the 1990s, examining the changes in the field and in feminist theory and practice.
A Passage to England: Barbadian Londoners Speak of Home A Passage to England Barbadian Londoners Speak of Home John Western 1992 Spring