Cultural Criticism

Culture Works: The Political Economy of Culture Culture Works The Political Economy of Culture Richard Maxwell, Editor 2001 Fall
Tears down the imaginary walls separating culture, economics, and politics.
Moving Lives: Twentieth-Century Women’s Travel Writing Moving Lives Twentieth-Century Women’s Travel Writing Sidonie Smith 2001 Spring
An engaging look at women writing on the go-and what they tell us about female identity.
The Case of California The Case of California Laurence A. Rickels 2001 Spring
A cult classic that explores the concept of “California”, now back in print!
The Rigoberta Menchú Controversy The Rigoberta Menchú Controversy Arturo Arias, Editor 2001 Spring
A balanced appraisal of the bitter debate surrounding the autobiography of Guatemala’s 1992 Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
Consumers and Citizens: Globalization and Multicultural Conflicts Consumers and Citizens Globalization and Multicultural Conflicts Nestor Garcia Canclini 2001 Spring
An essential analysis of the ways consumerism and globalization intersect with political power.
Mothering without a Compass: White Mother’s Love, Black Son’s Courage Mothering without a Compass White Mother’s Love, Black Son’s Courage Becky W. Thompson 2000 Fall
A lively meditation on creating a multiracial family.
Victorian Afterlife: Postmodern Culture Rewrites the Nineteenth Century Victorian Afterlife Postmodern Culture Rewrites the Nineteenth Century John Kucich and Dianne F. Sadoff, Editors 2000 Fall
A foundational look at contemporary uses of the Victorian and the presence of the past in postmodern culture.
What Is Africa’s Problem? What Is Africa’s Problem? Yoweri K. Museveni Elizabeth Kanyogonya, Editor 2000 Spring
The president of Uganda addresses key questions about Africa’s future.
French Resistance: The French-American Culture Wars French Resistance The French-American Culture Wars Jean-Philippe Mathy 2000 Spring
An original look at the intellectual issues that divide—and unite—these two republics.
Acting Out in Groups Acting Out in Groups Laurence A. Rickels, Editor 1999 Fall
Examines outrageous public behavior and what it can tell us about cultural and political change.
Red on Red: Native American Literary Separatism Red on Red Native American Literary Separatism Craig S. Womack and Hans Aarsleff 1999 Fall
An entertaining and enlightening proposal for a new way to read Native American literature.
Black Body: Women, Colonialism, and Space Black Body Women, Colonialism, and Space Radhika Mohanram 1999 Fall
Asserts the centrality of space to racial identity.
The Vampire Lectures The Vampire Lectures Laurence A. Rickels 1999 Fall
A wild and wide-ranging “psycho-history” of the vampire.
With Other Eyes: Looking at Race and Gender in Visual Culture With Other Eyes Looking at Race and Gender in Visual Culture Lisa Bloom, Editor 1999 Fall
Challenges the politics of gender and race underlying the practice of art history.
Latin Americanism Latin Americanism Román de la Campa 1999 Spring
Analyzes the way North American academics have constructed Latin America.