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Ethnology and EmpireLanguages, Literature, and the Making of the North American Borderlands

Ethnology and Empire: Languages, Literature, and the Making of the North American Borderlands

Robert Gunn

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479842582
eISBN:
9781479812516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842582.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Ethnology and Empire tells stories about words and ideas, and ideas about words that developed in concert with shifting conceptions about Native peoples and western spaces in the 19th-Century United ... More

The Exquisite Corpse of Asian AmericaBiopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies

The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies

Rachel C. Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817719
eISBN:
9781479813742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817719.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book addresses this central question: if race has been settled as a legal or social construction and not as biological fact, why do Asian American artists, authors, and performers continue to ... More

Extravagant AbjectionBlackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination

Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination

Darieck Scott

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740941
eISBN:
9780814786543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740941.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Challenging the conception of empowerment associated with the Black Power Movement and its political and intellectual legacies in the present, this book contends that power can be found not only in ... More

Feeling MediatedA History of Media Technology and Emotion in America

Feeling Mediated: A History of Media Technology and Emotion in America

Brenton J. Malin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762790
eISBN:
9780814770153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762790.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

New technologies, whether text message or telegraph, inevitably raise questions about emotion. New forms of communication bring with them both fear and hope, on one hand allowing us deeper emotional ... More

From Bombay to BollywoodThe Making of a Global Media Industry

From Bombay to Bollywood: The Making of a Global Media Industry

Aswin Punathambekar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771891
eISBN:
9780814771907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771891.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book analyzes the transformation of the national film industry in Bombay into a transnational and multimedia cultural enterprise, which has come to be known as Bollywood. Combining ethnographic, ... More

From the Land of Shadows"War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora"

From the Land of Shadows: "War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora"

Khatharya Um

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479804733
eISBN:
9781479801978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804733.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In a century of mass atrocities, the Khmer Rouge regime marked Cambodia with one of the most extreme genocidal instances in human history. What emerged in the after math of the regime’s collapse in ... More

The Global Flow of InformationLegal, Social, and Cultural Perspectives

The Global Flow of Information: Legal, Social, and Cultural Perspectives

Ramesh Subramanian and Eddan Katz (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748114
eISBN:
9780814749470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748114.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The Internet has been integral to the globalization of a range of goods and production, from intellectual property and scientific research to political discourse and cultural symbols. Yet the ease ... More

Idle ThreatsMen and the Limits of Productivity in Nineteenth Century America

Idle Threats: Men and the Limits of Productivity in Nineteenth Century America

Andrew Lyndon Knighton

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748909
eISBN:
9780814748916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748909.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The nineteenth century witnessed an explosion of writing about unproductivity, with the exploits of various idlers, loafers, and “gentlemen of refinement” capturing the imagination of a country that ... More

Imperialist Love StoryDesert Romances and the War on Terror

Imperialist Love Story: Desert Romances and the War on Terror

Amira Jarmakani

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479815616
eISBN:
9781479896059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479815616.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

A curious figure stalks the pages of a distinct subset of mass-market romance novels, aptly called “desert romances.” Animalistic yet sensitive, dark and sexy, this desert prince, sheikh, or sultan ... More

The Impossible JewIdentity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History

The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History

Benjamin Schreier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868681
eISBN:
9781479888436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In a sweeping critique of the field, this book resituates Jewish Studies in order to make room for a critical study of identity and identification. Displacing the assumption that Jewish Studies is ... More

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