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Wild Science: Reading Feminism, Medicine and the Media

by Janine Marchessault & Kim Sawchuk

Wild Science investigates the world-wide boom in 'health culture'. While self-help health books and medical dramas are popular around the globe, we are bombarded with daily media images of DNA research, and...


British Low Culture: From Safari Suits to Sexploitation

by Leon Hunt Unpr Chq & Leon Hunt

Identifying 'permissive populism', the trickle down of permissiveness into mass consumption, as a key feature of the 1970s, Leon Hunt considers the values of an ostensibly 'bad' decade and analyses the implications...


Elvis After Elvis: The Posthumous Career of a Living Legend

by Gilbert B. Rodman

'For a dead man, Elvis Presley is awfully noisy. His body may have failed him in 1977, but today his spirit, his image, and his myths do more than live on: they flourish, they thrive, they multiply.'

Why is Elvis...


Enjoy Your Symptom!: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out

by Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Zizek, dubbed by the Village Voice "the giant of Ljubljana," is back with a new edition of his seriously entertaining book on film, psychoanalysis (and life). His inimitable blend of philosophical and...


Master Narratives and Their Discontents

by James Elkins

In this bracing engagement with the many versions of art history, James Elkins argues that the story of modernism and postmodernism is almost always told in terms of four narratives. Works of art are either...


True Crime: Observations on Violence and Modernity

by Mark Seltzer

True crime is crime fact that looks like crime fiction. It is one of the most popular genres of our pathological public sphere, and an integral part of our contemporary wound culture-a culture, or at least cult,...


Flagging Patriotism: Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism

by Ella Shohat & Robert Stam

The question "Why do they hate us?" is one of the most oft-cited puzzles of contemporary American affairs, yet it's not clear to whom "they" or "us" refers, nor even what "hate" means. In this bold new work,...


This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation: Radical Visions for Transformation

by Gloria Anzaldúa & AnaLouise Keating

More than twenty years after the ground-breaking anthology This Bridge Called My Back called upon feminists to envision new forms of communities and practices, Gloria E. Anzaldúa and AnaLouise Keating have...


The Spivak Reader: Selected Works of Gayati Chakravorty Spivak: Selected Works of Gayati Chakravorty Spivak

by Gayatri Spivak, Donna Landry & Gerald MacLean

Among the foremost feminist critics to have emerged to international eminence over the last fifteen years, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has relentlessly challenged the high ground of established theoretical discourse...


Stories of Art

by James Elkins

Stories of Art is James Elkins's intimate history of art. Concise and original, this engaging book is an antidote to the behemoth art history textbooks from which we were all taught. As he demonstrates so persuasively,...


Student Resistance: A History of the Unruly Subject

by Mark Edelman Boren

Student Resistance is an international history of student activism. Chronicling 500 years of strife between activists and the academy, Mark Edelman Boren unearths the defiant roots of the ivory tower.


Testimony: Crises of Witnessing in Literature, Psychoanalysis and History

by Shoshana Felman & Dori Laub

In this unique collection, Yale literary critic Shoshana Felman and psychoanalyst Dori Laub examine the nature and function of memory and the act of witnessing, both in their general relation to the acts of...


Signatures of the Visible

by Fredric Jameson

"The visual is essentially pornographic," writes Fredric Jameson, "films ask us to stare at the world as though it were a naked body." In Signatures of the Visible, one of America's most influential critics...


Theories of Art: 2. from Winckelmann to Baudelaire

by Moshe Barasch

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Theories of Art: 3. from Impressionism to Kandinsky

by Moshe Barasch

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Cinema, Memory, Modernity: The Representation of Memory from the Art Film to Transnational Cinema

by Russell J.A. Kilbourn

Since its inception, cinema has evolved into not merely a 'reflection' but an indispensable index of human experience - especially our experience of time's passage, of the present moment, and, most importantly...


Libraries and Graduate Students: Building Connections

by Gretta Siegel

This book gathers together a variety of perspectives and approaches toward building relationships between academic libraries and a unique scholarly population with specific needs-graduate students. This valuable...


The Messianic Now: Philosophy, Religion, Culture

by Arthur Bradley & Paul Fletcher

This collection explores the phenomenon of the messianic in contemporary philosophy, religion and culture. From the later Derrida's work on Marx and Benjamin to Agamben and Badiou's recent texts on St Paul,...


Musical Performance in the Diaspora

by Tina K Ramnarine

This book illustrates how ethnographic investigation of musical performances might contribute to the analysis of diaspora. It embraces diverse examples such as 'mourning and cultures of survival' amongst Aboriginal...


Globalisation, Freedom and the Media After Communism: The Past as Future

by Birgit Beumers, Stephen Hutchings & Natalia Rulyova

This book examines the fate of post-Soviet press freedom and media culture in the context of the growing impact of globalisation. To understand the complicated situation that has arisen with respect to these...