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Not Like a Native Speaker: On Languaging as a Postcolonial Experience

by Rey Chow

Although the era of European colonialism has long passed, misgivings about the inequality of the encounters between European and non-European languages persist in many parts of the postcolonial world. This unfinished...


Terminal Bar: A Photographic Record of New York's Most Notorious Watering Hole

by Stefan Nadelman & Sheldon Nadelman

In 1972 Shelly Nadelman began a ten-year run bartending at one of New York City's most notorious dives: the Terminal Bar, located across the street from the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square. For...


Mothers, Mothering and Motherhood Across Cultural Differences: A Reader

by Andrea O'Reilly

Mothers, Mothering and Motherhood across Cultural Differences, the first-ever Reader on the subject matter, examines the meaning and practice of mothering/ motherhood from a multitude of maternal perspectives....


Mothering in the Age of Neoliberalism

by Melinda Vandenbeld Giles

Neoliberal policies and austerity measures have unequivocally altered the landscape of women's lives globally. The most detrimental effect has been on mothers as they are faced with increasing responsibility...


Birth of the Uncool

by Madeline Walker

Birth of the Cool, a compilation album by jazz great Miles Davis, was released in 1957, the year before I was born. That album defined "cool jazz": elegant, distant, hip, and stylish. Davis and his eight co-...


Mothering and Psychoanalysis: Clinical, Sociological and Feminist Perspectives

by Petra Bueskens

"The collection of 23 essays provides an exciting snapshot of contemporary theorising on the maternal within psychoanalytic and social theory. The introduction serves as an excellent overview of this interdisciplinary...


Mothering in East Asian Communities: Politics and Practices

by Patti Duncan & Gina Wong

In Mothering in East Asian Communities, Duncan and Wong seamlessly rupture a homogenous identity category-that of the "tiger mom." The editors invoke the works of diverse contributors who critically challenge...


On Huron's Shore

by Marilyn Gear Pilling

Marilyn Gear Pilling brilliantly displayed her competence in describing women in My Nose is a Gherkin Pickle Gone Wrong (1996). Showing them "in all their nakedness ... the voice is neither sentimental nor fussy,...


Stay-At-Home Mothers: Dialogues and Debates

by Elizabeth Reid Boyd & Gayle Letherby

This book includes a remarkably diverse range of voices and perspectives on the under-researched topic of mothers electing to stay at home to care for their children or returning home after being in the paid...


Transgression and the Inexistent: A Philosophical Vocabulary

by Mehdi Belhaj Kacem & P. Burcu Yalim

A contemporary philosopher of Tunisian origin, Mehdi Belhaj Kacem is here published in English for the first time. His new book, Transgression and the Inexistent: A Philosophical Vocabulary, is a comprehensive...


Connected Sociologies

by Gurminder K. Bhambra

This book addresss the relationship between sociology, social theory and postcolonialsm - the latter being one of the most distinctive critical approaches to have emerged over the last two decades.


Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

by José|| Alaniz

The first full-length examination of the evolving superhero through the lens of disability studies


Cultural Capital: The Rise and Fall of Creative Britain

by Robert Hewison

Britain began the twenty-first century convinced of its creativity. Throughout the New Labour era, the visual and performing arts, museums and galleries, were ceaselessly promoted as a stimulus to national economic...


Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left

by Mark C. Taylor

We live in an ever-accelerating world: faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives.  When did everything start moving so fast? Why does speed seem so inevitable?  Is...


Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis

by Alexis Coe

In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation—it was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in order to marry...


Bearing Society in Mind: Theories and Politics of the Social Formation

by Samuel A. Chambers

Bearing Society in Mind disrupts the disciplinary boundaries of economic, political and cultural theory by exploring the theory and politics of the social formation.


Argentine, Mexican, and Guatemalan Photography: Feminist, Queer, and Post-Masculinist Perspectives

by David William Foster

One of the important cultural responses to political and sociohistorical events in Latin America is a resurgence of urban photography, which typically blends high art and social documentary. But unlike other...


A Cuban in Mayberry: Looking Back at America's Hometown

by Gustavo Pérez Firmat

Half a century after viewers first watched a father and son walking to the local fishing hole, whistling a simple, yet unforgettable, tune, The Andy Griffith Show remains one of the most popular sitcoms in the...


Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity

by Banu Subramaniam

A wide-ranging meditation on differences and diversity in the sciences


Ending Extreme Inequality: An Economic Bill of Rights to Eliminate Poverty

by Scott Myers-Lipton

Poverty and inequality are at record levels. Today, forty-seven million Americans live in poverty, while the median is in decline. The top 20 percent now controls 89 percent of all wealth. These conditions have...