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“You Complete Me”: The Joker as Symptom

Michael Goodrum

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Goodrum takes on the daunting task of viewing the Joker, and particularly his appearance in Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film The Dark Knight, through the lens of Slavoj Žižek. Arguing against ... More


The Quiet Contemporary American Novel

Rachel Sykes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526108876
eISBN:
9781526132444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526108876.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What does it mean to describe a novel as ‘quiet’? The quiet contemporary American novel defines the term as an aesthetic of narrative that is driven by reflective principles. While, at first ... More


What Is Brown?: Theorizing Race in Everyday Life

Kumarini Silva

in Brown Threat: Identification in the Security State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781517900021
eISBN:
9781452955179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900021.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The first chapter starts with a simple question, “What Is Brown?” Foregrounded by the way arrivals and departures to the United States are structured following 9/11, and tying that to the political ... More


Brown Threat: Identification in the Security State

Kumarini Silva

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781517900021
eISBN:
9781452955179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900021.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Brown Threat makes a critical intervention in U.S based race studies. The book positions a category of ‘brown’ identification (along side identity) as a form of organizing race and racialized ... More


‘Maximum Leader’: Hamid Karzai, India, and the Kabul Durbar

Avinash Paliwal

in My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190685829
eISBN:
9780190872564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685829.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

A key challenge to India’s Afghanistan policy after 9/11 was to balance relations with the newly appointed president Hamid Karzai, and his mainstream political opponents (including former United ... More


No Good Taliban?: India’s Taliban Learning Curve

Avinash Paliwal

in My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190685829
eISBN:
9780190872564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685829.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

An important but little known aspect of India’s Afghanistan policy after 2001 was the slow change in its outlook on the Afghan Taliban. Opening secret channels of communications, some via the Afghan ... More


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