Cultural Criticism

Tracking Modernity: India’s Railway and the Culture of Mobility Tracking Modernity India’s Railway and the Culture of Mobility Marian Aguiar 2011 Spring
The ubiquitous railway as a symbol of the tensions of Indian modernity
Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity Nakagami, Japan Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity Anne McKnight 2011 Spring
How Japan's most canonical postwar writer brought that country's largest social minority into the mainstream
Japanese Counterculture: The Antiestablishment Art of Terayama Shūji Japanese Counterculture The Antiestablishment Art of Terayama Shūji Steven C. Ridgely 2010 Fall
Explores the significant impact of this countercultural figure of postwar Japan
Posthegemony: Political Theory and Latin America Posthegemony Political Theory and Latin America Jon Beasley-Murray 2010 Fall
A challenging new work of cultural and political theory rethinks the concept of hegemony
Lusophone Africa: Beyond Independence Lusophone Africa Beyond Independence Fernando Arenas 2010 Fall
Situates the cultures of Portuguese-speaking Africa within the postcolonial global era
The Way of Kinship: An Anthology of Native Siberian Literature The Way of Kinship An Anthology of Native Siberian Literature Alexander Vaschenko and Claude Clayton Smith, Editors 2010 Fall
Prose, poetry, and drama from Siberia—the first anthology of its kind in English
Service Economies: Militarism, Sex Work, and Migrant Labor in South Korea Service Economies Militarism, Sex Work, and Migrant Labor in South Korea Jin-kyung Lee 2010 Fall
A compelling alternative narrative of the modern ‘miracle’ of South Korea
The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast The Common Pot The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast Lisa Brooks 2008 Fall
Illuminates the significance of writing to colonial-era Native American resistance
Couture and Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina Couture and Consensus Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina Regina A. Root 2010 Spring
The intersection of fashion and politics in nineteenth-century Argentina
X-Marks: Native Signatures of Assent X-Marks Native Signatures of Assent Scott Richard Lyons 2010 Spring
A provocative and deeply personal exploration of contemporary Indian identity, nationalism, and modernity
The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway The Mishomis Book The Voice of the Ojibway Edward Benton-Banai 2010 Fall
For young readers, the collected wisdom and traditions of Ojibway elders
Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora Queer Ricans Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes 2009 Spring
Seeing the diversity in Puerto Rico’s gay and lesbian communities in the United States
The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism The Reification of Desire Toward a Queer Marxism Kevin Floyd 2009 Spring
A new theoretical approach to the relationship between Marxism and queer studies
Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong Paul Chaat Smith 2009 Spring
Forceful and eloquent essays on the American Indian in culture and history
A Call for Heresy: Why Dissent Is Vital to Islam and America A Call for Heresy Why Dissent Is Vital to Islam and America Anouar Majid 2009 Spring
Confronting the fundamentalism that afflicts both Islam and the United States through traditions of dissent