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Modernity'S EarListening to Race and Gender in World Music

Modernity'S Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music

Roshanak Kheshti

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479867011
eISBN:
9781479861125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867011.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Fearing the rapid disappearance of indigenous cultures, twentieth-century American ethnographers turned to the phonograph to salvage native languages and musical practices. Prominent among these ... More

Musical ImagiNationU.S-Colombian Identity and the Latin Music Boom

Musical ImagiNation: U.S-Colombian Identity and the Latin Music Boom

Maria Elena Cepeda

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814716915
eISBN:
9780814772904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814716915.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Long associated with the pejorative clichés of the drug-trafficking trade and political violence, contemporary Colombia has been unfairly stigmatized. This study of the Miami music industry and ... More

Neither Fugitive nor FreeAtlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel

Neither Fugitive nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel

Edlie L. Wong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794555
eISBN:
9780814795460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794555.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series, this book draws on the freedom suit as recorded in the press and court documents to offer a critically and historically engaged understanding of ... More

The Net EffectRomanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet

The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet

Thomas Streeter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741153
eISBN:
9780814708743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741153.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book about America's romance with computer communication looks at the internet, not as harbinger of the future or the next big thing, but as an expression of the times. It demonstrates that our ... More

New MutantsSuperheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics

New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics

Ramzi Fawaz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479814336
eISBN:
9781479840021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814336.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The New Mutants examines how the American superhero became a cultural embodiment of the political aspirations of racial and gendered minorities in the post-WWII period. The book uncovers how the ... More

Nice Work If You Can Get ItLife and Labor in Precarious Times

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times

Andrew Ross

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776292
eISBN:
9780814777398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776292.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Is job insecurity the new norm? With fewer and fewer people working in steady, long-term positions for one employer, has the dream of a secure job with full benefits and a decent salary become just ... More

No University Is an IslandSaving Academic Freedom

No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom

Cary Nelson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758595
eISBN:
9780814759059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758595.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The modern university is sustained by academic freedom; it guarantees higher education's independence, its quality, and its success in educating students. The need to uphold those values would seem ... More

Orienting HollywoodA Century of Film Culture between Los Angeles and Bombay

Orienting Hollywood: A Century of Film Culture between Los Angeles and Bombay

Nitin Govil

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785874
eISBN:
9780814764732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785874.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

With American cinema facing intense technological and financial challenges both at home and abroad, and with Indian media looking to globalize, there have been numerous high-profile institutional ... More

Our Biometric FutureFacial Recognition Technology and the Culture of Surveillance

Our Biometric Future: Facial Recognition Technology and the Culture of Surveillance

Kelly A. Gates

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732090
eISBN:
9780814733035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732090.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Since the 1960s, a significant effort has been underway to program computers to “see” the human face—to develop automated systems for identifying faces and distinguishing them from one ... More

Partly ColoredAsian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

Leslie Bow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791325
eISBN:
9780814739129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791325.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Arkansas, 1943. The Deep South during the heart of Jim Crow-era segregation. A Japanese-American person boards a bus, and immediately is faced with a dilemma. Not white. Not black. Where to sit? By ... More

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