Cultural Criticism

Taking Their Word: Literature and the Signs of Central America Taking Their Word Literature and the Signs of Central America Arturo Arias 2007 Spring
Gives voice to the unique literature and culture of Central America.
Rethinking Global Sisterhood: Western Feminism and Iran Rethinking Global Sisterhood Western Feminism and Iran Nima Naghibi 2007 Spring
The first analysis of how Western and Iranian feminism both converge and conflict
The Poetics of DNA The Poetics of DNA Judith Roof 2007 Spring
Reveals the ideological effects of DNA metaphors and stories
Feminist Waves, Feminist Generations: Life Stories from the Academy Feminist Waves, Feminist Generations Life Stories from the Academy Hokulani K. Aikau, Karla A. Erickson and Jennifer L. Pierce, Editors 2007 Spring
Finding the “2.5 generation”—an alternative to binary feminist categories
Primitive America: The Ideology of Capitalist Democracy Primitive America The Ideology of Capitalist Democracy Paul Smith 2007 Spring
An urgent examination of the deep cultural roots of America’s response to 9/11
Alienhood: Citizenship, Exile, and the Logic of Difference Alienhood Citizenship, Exile, and the Logic of Difference Katarzyna Marciniak 2006 Spring
A timely and critical understanding of transnational culture
The Impure Imagination: Toward a Critical Hybridity in Latin American Writing The Impure Imagination Toward a Critical Hybridity in Latin American Writing Joshua Lund 2006 Spring
Challenges conventional thinking about the widely accepted concept of cultural hybridity
Playing with Fire: Feminist Thought and Activism through Seven Lives in India Playing with Fire Feminist Thought and Activism through Seven Lives in India Sangtin Writers Collective and Richa Nagar 2006 Spring
Understanding the labor and politics of NGOs through the lives of seven Indian women
Shanghai and the Edges of Empires Shanghai and the Edges of Empires Meng Yue 2005 Fall
A highly innovative investigation into Shanghai’s rise from peripheral port to urban center
Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History Our Fire Survives the Storm A Cherokee Literary History Daniel Heath Justice 2005 Fall
Asserts the strength and diversity of Cherokee identity through its rich literary tradition
Bear Island: The War at Sugar Point Bear Island The War at Sugar Point Gerald Vizenor 2006 Spring
An award-winning Native American writer recounts the “last Indian war” in verse
Abiding by Sri Lanka: On Peace, Place, and Postcolonality Abiding by Sri Lanka On Peace, Place, and Postcolonality Qadri Ismail 2005 Fall
A provocative account of Sri Lankan politics and representative democracies in general
Hybrid Cultures: Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity Hybrid Cultures Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity Nestor Garcia Canclini 2005 Spring
Examines the threats to Latin American cultural identity in a global marketplace—now with a new introduction!
Cuban Palimpsests Cuban Palimpsests José Quiroga 2005 Fall
Traces how Cuba’s revolutionary past and uncertain future collide with post–Cold War realities
Like a Loaded Weapon: The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights, and the Legal History of Racism in America Like a Loaded Weapon The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights, and the Legal History of Racism in America Robert A. Williams, Jr. 2005 Fall
Exposes the U.S. Supreme Court’s history of racism against American Indians