Cultural Criticism

Exchanging Clothes: Habits of Being 2 Exchanging Clothes Habits of Being 2 Cristina Giorcelli and Paula Rabinowitz, Editors 2012 Spring
How garments—signaling and altering identity—circulate through culture and the economy
The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination The Erotics of Sovereignty Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination Mark Rifkin 2012 Spring
How queer Native writers use the erotics of lived experience to challenge both federal and tribal notions of “Indianness”
Once Were Pacific: Māori Connections to Oceania Once Were Pacific Māori Connections to Oceania Alice Te Punga Somerville 2012 Spring
Explores the relationship between indigeneity and migration among Māori and Pacific peoples
Collecting Mexico: Museums, Monuments, and the Creation of National Identity Collecting Mexico Museums, Monuments, and the Creation of National Identity Shelley E. Garrigan 2012 Spring
Considers how public collections on display form powerful ideas of nationalism
We Are All Moors: Ending Centuries of Crusades against Muslims and Other Minorities We Are All Moors Ending Centuries of Crusades against Muslims and Other Minorities Anouar Majid 2012 Spring
An alternate history of xenophobia and how we must overcome it together
A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i A Chosen People, a Promised Land Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i Hokulani K. Aikau 2012 Spring
How Native Hawaiians’ experience of Mormonism intersects with their cultural and ethnic identities and traditions
Women Adrift: The Literature of Japan’s Imperial Body Women Adrift The Literature of Japan’s Imperial Body Noriko J. Horiguchi 2011 Fall
How women figured in the expansion of the national body of the Japanese empire
The New Asian City: Three-Dimensional Fictions of Space and Urban Form The New Asian City Three-Dimensional Fictions of Space and Urban Form Jini Kim Watson 2011 Fall
Cultural productions reveal a darker side to development in emblematic Asian Tiger cities
Mysore Modern: Rethinking the Region under Princely Rule Mysore Modern Rethinking the Region under Princely Rule Janaki Nair 2011 Fall
Rethinking modernity in colonial and postcolonial Indian history
Spaces between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization Spaces between Us Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization Scott Morgensen 2011 Fall
Explores the intimate relationship of non-Native and Native sexual politics in the United States
The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism The Transit of Empire Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism Jodi A. Byrd 2011 Fall
Examines how “Indianness” has propagated U.S. conceptions of empire
European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe European Others Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe Fatima El-Tayeb 2011 Fall
Considers the complications of race, religion, sexuality, and gender in Europeanizing from below
Accessorizing the Body: Habits of Being I Accessorizing the Body Habits of Being I Cristina Giorcelli and Paula Rabinowitz, Editors 2011 Spring
What the smallest detail of dress reveals about gender, sexuality, race, politics, and aesthetics
The Copyright Thing Doesn’t Work Here: Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana The Copyright Thing Doesn’t Work Here Adinkra and Kente Cloth and Intellectual Property in Ghana Boatema Boateng 2011 Spring
The intersection of Western intellectual property law and traditional knowledge in Africa
Beautiful Fighting Girl Beautiful Fighting Girl Saito Tamaki 2011 Spring
From Nausicaä to Sailor Moon, understanding girl heroines of manga and anime within otaku culture