Author: Ann Cvetkovich
Publisher: Duke University Press
Keywords: public, cultures, series, lesbian, sexuality, feelings, trauma, archive
Number of Pages: 368
Published: 2003-03
List price: $24.95
ISBN-10: 0822330881
ISBN-13: 9780822330882

In this bold new work of cultural criticism, Ann Cvetkovich develops a queer approach to trauma. She argues for the importance of recognizing—and archiving—accounts of trauma that belong as much to the ordinary and everyday as to the domain of catastrophe. Cvetkovich contends that the field of trauma studies, limited by too strict a division between the public and the private, has overlooked the experiences of women and queers. Rejecting the pathologizing understandings of trauma that permeate medical and clinical discourses on the subject, she develops instead a sex-positive approach miss

Authors:Gustavo Buntinx, Ciraj Rassool, Corinne Kratz, Lynn S
Publisher: Duke University Press
Keywords: global, transformations, cultures, public, frictions, museum
Number of Pages: 632
Published: 2007-01-30
List price: $27.95
ISBN-10: 0822338947
ISBN-13: 9780822338949

Museum Frictions is the third volume in a bestselling series on culture, society, and museums. The first two volumes in the series, Exhibiting Cultures and Museums and Communities, have become defining books for those interested in the politics of museum display and heritage sites. Another classic in the making, Museum Frictions is a lavishly illustrated examination of the significant and varied effects of the increasingly globalized world on contemporary museum, heritage, and exhibition practice. The contributors—scholars, artists, and curators—present case studies drawn from Africa, Aust

Authors:Shu-mei Shih, Francoise Lionnet,
Publisher: Duke University Press
Keywords: transnationalism, minor
Number of Pages: 368
Published: 2005-03
List price: $24.95
ISBN-10: 0822334909
ISBN-13: 9780822334903

Minor Transnationalism moves beyond a binary model of minority cultural formations that often dominates contemporary cultural and postcolonial studies. Where that model presupposes that minorities necessarily and continuously engage with and against majority cultures in a vertical relationship of assimilation and opposition, this volume brings together case studies that reveal a much more varied terrain of minority interactions with both majority cultures and other minorities. The contributors recognize the persistence of colonial power relations and the power of global capital, attend to the

Author: Pablo Piccato
Publisher: Duke University Press
Keywords: city, 1900–1931, mexico, crime, suspects
Number of Pages: 376
Published: 2001-10
List price: $24.95
ISBN-10: 0822327473
ISBN-13: 9780822327479

In City of Suspects Pablo Piccato explores the multiple dimensions of crime in early-twentieth-century Mexico City. Basing his research on previously untapped judicial sources, prisoners’ letters, criminological studies, quantitative data, newspapers, and political archives, Piccato examines the paradoxes of repressive policies toward crime, the impact of social rebellion on patterns of common crime, and the role of urban communities in dealing with transgression on the margins of the judical system. By investigating postrevolutionary examples of corruption and organized crime, Piccato shine

Author: Silviano Santiago
Publisher: Duke University Press
Keywords: manhattan, stella
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 1994
List price: $79.95
ISBN-10: 082231486X
ISBN-13: 9780822314868

Twice the winner of the Brazilian national book award, Silviano Santiago caused a sensation in 1985 with the publication of Stella Manhattan, a story of sexual scandal and political intrigue. Set in the Brazilian exile community in New York City in the late 1960s, this noir novel is an electrifying adventure story of a young gay Brazilian man trying to make a go of it in New York. After being forced from his native country by an unforgiving father who embodies the authoritarian temper of the Brazilian dictatorship and is embarrassed by his son’s homosexuality and transvestism, Stella Manhatt

Authors:Grant Kester, Grant Kester, Richard Bolton, Darrell
Publisher: Duke University Press
Keywords: afterimage, essays, oppositionality, activism, art
Number of Pages: 328
Published: 1998-04
List price: $23.95
ISBN-10: 0822320959
ISBN-13: 9780822320951

There is a common perception in the arts today that overtly activist artæoften seen to sacrifice an aesthetic pleasure for a subversive oneæis no longer in fashion. In bringing together sixteen of the most important essays on activist and community-based art from the pages of Afterimageæone of the most influential journals in the media and visual arts fields for more than twenty-five yearsæGrant H. Kester demonstrates that activist art, far from being antithetical to the true meaning of the aesthetic, can be its most legitimate expression.Forging a style of criticism where aesthetic, crit

Author: Brian Larkin
Publisher: Duke University Press
Keywords: culture, nigeria, urban, infrastructure, noise, media, signal
Number of Pages: 328
Published: 2008-04-30
List price: $23.95
ISBN-10: 0822341085
ISBN-13: 9780822341086

Mainstream media and film theory are based on the ways that media technologies operate in Europe and the United States. In this groundbreaking work, Brian Larkin provides a history and ethnography of media in Nigeria, asking what media theory looks like when Nigeria rather than a European nation or the United States is taken as the starting point. Concentrating on the Muslim city of Kano in the north of Nigeria, Larkin charts how the material qualities of technologies and the cultural ambitions they represent feed into the everyday experiences of urban Nigeria. Media technologies were introduc
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