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British Asian Fiction: Twenty-first Century Voices

Sara Upstone

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078323
eISBN:
9781781703229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078323.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This text focuses solely on the writing of British writers of South Asian descent born or raised in Britain. Exploring the unique contribution of these writers, it positions their work within debates ... More


Why Niebuhr in a New Era?

Richard Crouter

in Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 sets the stage for this book on the revival of interest in Reinhold Niebuhr as premier 20th-century American Protestant theologian and public intellectual. His complex thought eludes the ... More


Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity

Shabana Mir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610788
eISBN:
9781469612614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469610801_Mir
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This ethnographic study of women on Washington, D.C. college campuses reveals that being a young female Muslim in post-9/11 America means experiencing double scrutiny—scrutiny from the Muslim ... More


Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger

David Simpson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922355
eISBN:
9780226922362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In our post-9/11 world, the figure of the stranger—the foreigner, the enemy, the unknown visitor—carries a particular urgency, and the force of language used to describe those who are “different” has ... More


Forting Up the Skyline: Rebuilding at Ground Zero

Harvey Molotch

in Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163581
eISBN:
9781400852338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163581.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter focuses on Ground Zero and the successive attempts to rebuild. It treats the replacement skyline of New York as a great mishap and wasted opportunity. Security measures display, on the ... 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


Asianfail: Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority

Eleanor Ty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040887
eISBN:
9780252099380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040887.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Asianfail examines literary and filmic works by contemporary Asian Americans and Asian Canadians that deal with failure and unhappiness. While the hashtag #Asianfail pokes fun at cultural ... More


The Contemporary Western: An American Genre Post 9/11

John White

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474427920
eISBN:
9781474464765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427920.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The September 11th attacks in 2001 and the subsequent ‘War on Terror’ have had a profound effect on American cinema, and the contemporary Western reflects this situation. This book explores the ... More


“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 Left at War

Michael F. Bérubé

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799840
eISBN:
9780814739051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799840.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 and Bush’;s belligerent response fractured the American left—partly by putting pressure on little-noticed fissures that had appeared a decade earlier. This book revisits ... More


On the Condition of Anonymity: Unnamed Sources and the Battle for Journalism

Matt Carlson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035999
eISBN:
9780252093180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035999.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book confronts the promise and perils of unnamed sources in this exhaustive analysis of controversial episodes in American journalism during the George W. Bush administration, from prewar ... More


Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans

Sangay K. Mishra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816681150
eISBN:
9781452954271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681150.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The book is an analysis of political inclusion and mobilization of South Asian immigrants- focused primarily on Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi communities- in the United States. It situates their ... More


Pakistan: A Kaleidoscope of Islam

Mariam Abou Zahab

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197534595
eISBN:
9780197536186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197534595.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book brings together two sets of articles and book chapters by the late author, an extraordinary scholar of Islam in South Asia. The first part of the volume examines Shia–Sunni relations in ... More


The Guantánamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices

Laurel Fletcher and Eric Stover

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261761
eISBN:
9780520945227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261761.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book, based on a two-year study of former prisoners of the U.S. government's detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, reveals in graphic detail the cumulative effect of the Bush ... More


Muslims in the Western Imagination

Sophia Rose Arjana

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199324927
eISBN:
9780190207298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324927.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book argues that fictive Muslim characters, and in particular male Muslim monsters, have contributed to the Western construction of knowledge about Islam. The belief in monsters has its origins ... More


You Can’t Repeat the Past? Bob Dylan’s “Love and Theft” and the Events of 9/11

Jesper Doolaard

in Tearing the World Apart: Bob Dylan and the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813329
eISBN:
9781496813367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813329.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explores how the release of “Love and Theft” coincided with the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and how it strongly affected the album's immediate reception. This association was particularly ... 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


Democracy at War: Antigone: Insurgency in Toronto

Dongshin Chang

in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586196
eISBN:
9780191728754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586196.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Antigone: Insurgency (2007) — a response to state measures taken in the name of national security in the USA and Canada after 9/11 — staged with a cast of three. The script ... More


The United States: From Melting Pot to Islamophobia

Hilal Elver

in The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769292
eISBN:
9780199933136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769292.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the United States, the headscarf debate has received less public attention than in Europe and Turkey. Although the majority is Protestant, many religious practices are freely exercised and enjoy ... More


Small Screen, Big Feels: Television and Cultural Anxiety in the Twenty-First Century

Melissa Ames

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180069
eISBN:
9780813180076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180069.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

While television has always played a role in recording and curating history, shaping cultural memory, and influencing public sentiment, the changing nature of the medium in the post-network era finds ... More


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