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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


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


“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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Global Aches: Teaching Evans Chan’s Bauhinia

Stacilee Ford

in Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789888208166
eISBN:
9789888313488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Despite its relatively short fifty-minute length, Bauhinia offers its audience Evans Chan’s seamless essay-like integration of reality and fiction, artistic blend of music and camerawork. Bauhinia is ... 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


My Home Sweet Home: Commemoration, Coercion, and Commerce after 9/11

Sheryl Kaskowitz

in God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199919772
eISBN:
9780199345595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919772.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Chapter 5 explores the profusion of post-9/11 uses of “God Bless America,” beginning with the spontaneous Congressional performance on the steps of the Capitol that anointed the song as a vehicle for ... More


Returning to the Scene of The Crime: Solaris and the Psychoanalytic Detective

Andrew deWaard and R. Colin Tait

in The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh: Indie Sex, Corporate Lies, and Digital Videotape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165518
eISBN:
9780231850391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165518.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores issues of temporal, psychological, and societal traumas as they are rendered bare onscreen in Solaris (2002) and its ‘psychoanalytic detective’. Solaris conceptualises the ... More


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