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AlegalBiopolitics and the Unintelligibility of Okinawan Life

Alegal: Biopolitics and the Unintelligibility of Okinawan Life

Annmaria M. Shimabuku

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282661
eISBN:
9780823285938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282661.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Alegal reveals modern Okinawa to be suspended in a perpetual state of exception: it is neither an official colony of Japan or the U.S., nor an equal part of the Japanese state. Today it is the site ... More

Blogging from EgyptDigital Literature, 2005-2016

Blogging from Egypt: Digital Literature, 2005-2016

Teresa Pepe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474433990
eISBN:
9781474460231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433990.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Six years before the Egyptian revolution of January 2011, many young Egyptians had resorted to blogging as a means of self-expression and literary creativity. Some of these bloggers have not only ... More

The Book of Minor PervertsSexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Benjamin Kahan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226607818
eISBN:
9780226608006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608006.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality theorizes a historical etiological method as an alternative to the epistemological approaches that play such a vital ... More

Cemberlitas Hamami in IstanbulThe Biographical Memoir of a Turkish Bath

Cemberlitas Hamami in Istanbul: The Biographical Memoir of a Turkish Bath

Nina Macaraig

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474434102
eISBN:
9781474460262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434102.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Bathhouses (hamams) play a prominent role in Turkish culture, because of their architectural value and social function as places of hygiene, relaxation and interaction. As architectural spaces, ... More

Chinese Discourses on Happiness

Chinese Discourses on Happiness

Gerda Wielander and Derek Hird (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888455720
eISBN:
9789888455515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455720.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Contemporary Chinese voices approach the topic of happiness from many diverse positions and perspectives. Happiness, often represented by the Chinese character fu 福‎, is part of the visual propaganda ... More

Consuming KatrinaPublic Disaster and Personal Narrative

Consuming Katrina: Public Disaster and Personal Narrative

Kate Parker Horigan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817884
eISBN:
9781496817921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817884.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

When survivors are seen as agents in their own stories, they will be seen as agents in their own recovery. A better grasp on the processes of narration and memory is critical for improved disaster ... More

El Techo de la BallenaRetro-Modernity in Venezuela

El Techo de la Ballena: Retro-Modernity in Venezuela

María C. Gaztambide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781683400707
eISBN:
9781683400851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400707.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In El Techo de la Ballena, María C. Gaztambi depresents an account of the visual arts production of the Caracas-based collective El Techo de la Ballena (active 1961−69). In spite of evident ... More

Evidence of BeingThe Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence

Evidence of Being: The Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence

Darius Bost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226589794
eISBN:
9780226589961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226589961.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

From the late 1970s to the mid-1990s, black gay men produced a rich and diverse body of cultural work—poetry, fiction, literary journals and anthologies, magazines, newspapers, performance and visual ... More

A Garland of BonesChild Runaways in India

A Garland of Bones: Child Runaways in India

Jonah Steinberg

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222807
eISBN:
9780300241112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222807.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This intimate portrait examines the tracks, journeys, and experiences of child runaways in northern India. The book situates children's decisions to leave home and flee for the city in their larger ... More

Illicit and Unnatural PracticesThe Law, Sex and Society in Scotland since 1900

Illicit and Unnatural Practices: The Law, Sex and Society in Scotland since 1900

Roger Davidson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474441193
eISBN:
9781474459877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441193.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book seeks to chart how the Scottish legal system responded to what were deemed ‘illicit and unnatural practices’ after 1900. Using a wide range of prosecution and trial records, along with more ... More

Islam, Christianity and the Realms of the MiraculousA Comparative Exploration

Islam, Christianity and the Realms of the Miraculous: A Comparative Exploration

Ian Richard Netton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780748699063
eISBN:
9781474460248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699063.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

What is a miracle? Who believes in their possibility? What is the historical context within which they emerge?These and related questions have vexed, puzzled and, indeed, enthused scholars and ... More

Mulata NationVisualizing Race and Gender in Cuba

Mulata Nation: Visualizing Race and Gender in Cuba

Alison Fraunhar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496814432
eISBN:
9781496814470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814432.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Mulata Nation traces the figure of the mulata, the woman of mixed racial heritage in Cuban artwork and performance from the colonial era through the modern to the contemporary. While perhaps most ... More

Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American DreamCon Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords, and Zombies

Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American Dream: Con Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords, and Zombies

Paul A. Cantor

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177304
eISBN:
9780813177311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177304.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

What is the American dream, and why has it proven so elusive for many people? By examining popular culture’s portrayal of the dark side of the American dream, this book seeks to answer these ... More

Practicing CasteOn Touching and Not Touching

Practicing Caste: On Touching and Not Touching

Aniket Jaaware

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282265
eISBN:
9780823286218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282265.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book attempts a fundamental break from the tradition of caste studies, using a version of phenomenology, structuralism, and post-structuralism to give a radical description of touchability and ... More

Protecting Children Online?Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies

Protecting Children Online?: Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies

Tijana Milosevic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037099
eISBN:
9780262344098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037099.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book examines social media companies’ policies against cyberbullying or digital bullying in the context of children and youth. It bases its arguments upon an analysis of written corporate ... More

Redefining Success in AmericaA New Theory of Happiness and Human Development

Redefining Success in America: A New Theory of Happiness and Human Development

Michael Kaufman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226550015
eISBN:
9780226550299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550299.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

A foundational belief in America—that competitive success in education and career is a ticket to a good life—is not supported by research on happiness, but that research omits crucial considerations. ... More

Ruler Visibility and Popular Belonging in the Ottoman Empire, 1808-1908

Ruler Visibility and Popular Belonging in the Ottoman Empire, 1808-1908

Darin Stephanov

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474441414
eISBN:
9781474460255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441414.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

‘What do we really speak of when we speak of the modern ethno-national mindset and where shall we search for its roots?’ This is the central question of a book arguing that the periodic ceremonial ... More

Sex and StigmaStories of Everyday Life in Nevada's Legal Brothels

Sex and Stigma: Stories of Everyday Life in Nevada's Legal Brothels

Sarah Jane Blithe, Anna Wiederhold Wolfe, and Breanna Mohr

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479859290
eISBN:
9781479875597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859290.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Wrapped in moral judgments about sexual conduct and shrouded in titillating intrigue, legal prostitutes in Nevada’s brothels frequently face oppression and unfair labor practices while managing ... More

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