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The Cultural Politics of U.S. ImmigrationGender, Race, and Media

The Cultural Politics of U.S. Immigration: Gender, Race, and Media

Leah Perry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479828777
eISBN:
9781479833108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828777.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book argues that 1980s immigration discourse in law and popular media was a crucial ingredient in the cohesion of the neoliberal idea of democracy. In the 1980s, amid increasing immigration from ... More

Dangerous CurvesLatina Bodies in the Media

Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media

Isabel Molina-Guzman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757352
eISBN:
9780814759547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757352.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

With images of Jennifer Lopez's butt and America Ferrera's smile saturating national and global culture, Latina bodies have become a ubiquitous presence. This book traces the visibility of the Latina ... More

Deaf SubjectsBetween Identities and Places

Deaf Subjects: Between Identities and Places

Brenda Jo Brueggemann

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799666
eISBN:
9780814739006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799666.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In an exploration of what it means to be deaf, the book goes beyond any simple notion of identity politics to explore the very nature of identity itself. Looking at a variety of cultural texts, it ... More

Deafening ModernismEmbodied Language and Visual Poetics in American Literature

Deafening Modernism: Embodied Language and Visual Poetics in American Literature

Rebecca Sanchez

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479828869
eISBN:
9781479810628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828869.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Deafening Modernism tells the story of aesthetic modernism from the perspective of Deaf and disability insight. It traces the ways that considerations of Deaf culture provide a vital and largely ... More

The Delectable NegroHuman Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture

The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture

Vincent Woodard

Justin A. Joyce and Dwight McBride (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794616
eISBN:
9781479815807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794616.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Scholars of U.S. and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized. This book takes the enslaved person's claims of human consumption ... More

Difficult DiasporasThe Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic

Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic

Samantha Pinto

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759486
eISBN:
9780814789360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759486.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book demonstrates the crucial role of aesthetics in defining the relationship between race, gender, and location. Thinking beyond national identity to include African, African American, ... More

The DisarticulateLanguage, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity

The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity

James Berger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708460
eISBN:
9780814708330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708460.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Language is integral to our social being. But what is the status of those who stand outside of language? The mentally disabled, “wild” children, people with autism and other neurological disorders, ... More

Embodied AvatarsGenealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Uri McMillan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479802111
eISBN:
9781479865451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479802111.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In Embodied Avatars, Uri McMillan zeroes in on a counterintuitive claim: by performing objecthood—or transforming themselves into art objects —black women preserved their subjectivity. Tracing a ... More

Emergent U.S. LiteraturesFrom Multiculturalism to Cosmopolitanism in the Late Twentieth Century

Emergent U.S. Literatures: From Multiculturalism to Cosmopolitanism in the Late Twentieth Century

Cyrus Patell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479893720
eISBN:
9781479879502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479893720.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book introduces readers to the foundational writers and texts produced by four literary traditions associated with late-twentieth-century U.S. multiculturalism. Examining writing by Native ... More

Empire's ProxyAmerican Literature and U.S. Imperialism in the Philippines

Empire's Proxy: American Literature and U.S. Imperialism in the Philippines

Meg Wesling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794760
eISBN:
9780814795415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794760.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In the late nineteenth century, American teachers descended on the Philippines, which had been newly purchased by the United States at the end of the Spanish–American War. Motivated by President ... More

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