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Abstractionist AestheticsArtistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Phillip Brian Harper

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479865437
eISBN:
9781479808878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865437.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book advocates for what it calls African American aesthetic abstractionism—a representational mode whereby an artwork, rather than striving for realist verisimilitude, vigorously asserts its ... More

Age in AmericaThe Colonial Era to the Present

Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Corinne T. Field and Nicholas L. Syrett (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This volume brings together scholars of childhood, adulthood, and old age to explore how and why particular ages—such as sixteen, twenty-one, and sixty-five—have come to define the rights and ... More

American ArabesqueArabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary

American Arabesque: Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary

Jacob Rama Berman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789506
eISBN:
9780814789513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789506.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book examines representations of Arabs, Islam, and the Near East in nineteenth-century American culture, arguing that these representations play a significant role in the development of American ... More

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the LeftA History of the Impossible

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

Malik Gaines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479837038
eISBN:
9781479822607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837038.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left uses the notion of excess—its transgression, multiplicity, and ambivalence—to consider performances of the sixties that circulated a black political ... More

Black Radical Tragic"Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"

Black Radical Tragic: "Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"

Jeremy Matthew Glick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479844425
eISBN:
9781479814855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Black Radical Tragic examines twentieth-century performances and historiography as repetitions of the late-eighteenth-century Haitian Revolution as it relates to struggles for Black freedom and ... More

Bodies of ReformThe Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America

Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America

James B. Salazar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741306
eISBN:
9780814786536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741306.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

From the patricians of the early republic to post-Reconstruction racial scientists, from fin de siècle progressivist social reformers to post-war sociologists, character, that curiously formable yet ... More

The Color of KinkBlack Women, BDSM, and Pornography

The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography

Ariane Cruz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479809288
eISBN:
9781479899425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809288.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Color of Kink explores black women's representations and performances within American pornography and BDSM (bondage and discipline, domination and submission, and sadism and masochism) from the ... More

Contemporary Arab-American LiteratureTransnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging

Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging

Carol Fadda-Conrey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479826926
eISBN:
9781479819027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479826926.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The last couple of decades have witnessed a flourishing of Arab-American literature across multiple genres. Yet, increased interest in this literature is ironically paralleled by a prevalent bias ... More

Cosmopolitanisms

Cosmopolitanisms

Bruce Robbins, Paulo Lemos Horta, and Kwame Anthony Appiah (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479829682
eISBN:
9781479839681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829682.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Cosmopolitanism is less an ideal than a description. It merely assumes that wherever and whenever history has set peoples in motion across national boundaries, sometimes by force, many of them and ... More

The Cultural Capital of Asian American StudiesAutonomy and Representation in the University

The Cultural Capital of Asian American Studies: Autonomy and Representation in the University

Mark Chiang

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717004
eISBN:
9780814790014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717004.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Originating in the 1968 student-led strike at San Francisco State University, Asian American Studies was founded as a result of student and community protests that sought to make education more ... More

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

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

DiversiónPlay and Popular Culture in Cuban America

Diversión: Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America

Albert Sergio Laguna

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479836017
eISBN:
9781479820306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479836017.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Diversión contends that our understanding of the Cuban diaspora is lacking not in seriousness, but in play. Against the melancholia, anger, and pain that have defined dominant characterizations of ... 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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