Cultural Criticism

Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals Otaku Japan’s Database Animals Hiroki Azuma 2009 Spring
A publishing event—the highly influential best seller in Japan translated into English
Territory of Desire: Representing the Valley of Kashmir Territory of Desire Representing the Valley of Kashmir Ananya Jahanara Kabir 2009 Spring
Moves beyond traditional analysis to understand the conflict over Kashmir
The Modernity of Sanskrit The Modernity of Sanskrit Simona Sawhney 2008 Fall
A convincing argument for the modern significance of Sanskrit literature
The Somali Diaspora: A Journey Away The Somali Diaspora A Journey Away Abdi Roble and Doug Rutledge 2008 Fall
The heartbreaking and hopeful story of Somali immigrants in America
Drunk the Night Before: An Anatomy of Intoxication Drunk the Night Before An Anatomy of Intoxication Marty Roth 2008 Fall
Exposes the secret history of drink, from creative stimulant to addictive poison
The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative The Truth About Stories A Native Narrative Thomas King 2008 Fall
Illuminates the relationship between storytelling and the Native North American experience
Argentina: Stories for a Nation Argentina Stories for a Nation Amy K. Kaminsky 2008 Spring
The many meanings “Argentina” holds both within and beyond its borders
The Inner Life of Mestizo Nationalism The Inner Life of Mestizo Nationalism Estelle Tarica 2008 Spring
A timely examination of narratives of interethnic intimacy in twentieth-century Mexico, Bolivia, and Peru
Murder Most Modern: Detective Fiction and Japanese Culture Murder Most Modern Detective Fiction and Japanese Culture Sari Kawana 2008 Spring
Surveillance, sexuality, war, and censorship in Japanese detective fiction
Cuban Currency: The Dollar and “Special Period” Fiction Cuban Currency The Dollar and “Special Period” Fiction Esther Whitfield 2007 Fall
Explores the nostalgic fetishization of Cuban culture
Sinographies: Writing China Sinographies Writing China Eric Hayot, Haun Saussy and Steven G. Yao, Editors 2007 Fall
A new critical model for understanding China and its role in Western literary and political life
The Postcolonial and the Global The Postcolonial and the Global Revathi Krishnaswamy and John C. Hawley, Editors 2007 Fall
Connects postcolonial and global discourses in the humanities and social sciences
Imperial White: Race, Diaspora, and the British Empire Imperial White Race, Diaspora, and the British Empire Radhika Mohanram 2007 Fall
Analyzing whiteness in nineteenth-century British colonialism from India to Britain to Australia and New Zealand
The Third Space of Sovereignty: The Postcolonial Politics of U.S.–Indigenous Relations The Third Space of Sovereignty The Postcolonial Politics of U.S.–Indigenous Relations Kevin Bruyneel 2007 Fall
The struggle between indigenous resistance and American colonialism—within its own borders
Bandits, Captives, Heroines, and Saints: Cultural Icons of Mexico’s Northwest Borderlands Bandits, Captives, Heroines, and Saints Cultural Icons of Mexico’s Northwest Borderlands Robert McKee Irwin 2007 Spring
Reinvigorates the mythic figures of Mexico’s anomalous zone