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Are We What We Eat?

Food and Identity in Late Twentieth-Century American Ethnic Literature
William R. Dalessio
ISBN: 9781604978018

Over the last forty years, scenes that prominently feature acts of preparing and eating food have filled the pages of novels and memoirs written by American immigrants and their descendants because these writers understand that eating is more than a purely biological function but, instead, works to define who we are in the United States and abroad. This book critically analyzes eight of these pieces of ethnic American literature, which demonstrate the important role that cooking and eating play in the process of identity formation. Read More..

Awkward Stages:

Plays about Growing Up Gay
John Clum and Sean Metzger
ISBN: 9781604979084

The plays in this volume, written by some the most celebrated playwrights, illuminate how sexual identity is important to the young men, in great part because they must define themselves against the prejudice and sanctions of family and social institutions. For example, Michael Perlman’s From White Plains shows the power and danger of contemporary media, which has enabled a new, virulent form of bullying. Read More..

Be(com)ing Korean in the United States:

Exploring Ethnic Identity Formation Through Cultural Practices
S. Sonya Gwak
ISBN: 9781604975840

Most studies about Asian Americans focus on the immigration challenges, or the conflicts and differences between generations. While these are important issues that affect the lives of Asian Americans, it is also valuable to focus on how new cultural identities are formed in the attempt to hold on to the traditions of the immigrant homeland . This research pays close attention to how young people understand their identities through cultural practices, regardless of generational differences. The focus is on collective meaning-making about ethnic identity across immigration statuses and generations. Read More..

Crossing into Manhood:

A Men’s Studies Curriculum
Christopher P. Mason
ISBN: 9781934043301

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title! A much-needed guide for Men' Studies and Education collections on assisting late-adolescent boys’ transition into manhood. Read More..

Gay Drama Now:

An Anthology
John M. Clum
ISBN: 9781604978421

“This timely collection reminds us that gay drama is as vital, vibrant and urgent today as it has ever been. Offering a refreshingly diverse range of voices and styles, these works transform traditions of gay male theatricality and fabulousness into resources for social change in the twenty-first century, Gay Drama Now deserves a standing ovation.” – Shane Vogel, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Cultural Studies Program, Indiana University Read More..

Language and Gender in the Military:

Honorifics, Narrative, and Ideology in Air Force Talk
Edith A. Disler
ISBN: 9781604975383

In this landmark book, the author opens the door to considerations of power, gender dynamics, and language and ideology in a community that has not yet been studied using the techniques of discourse analysis. Read More..

Online Intersex Communities:

Virtual Neighborhoods of Support and Activism
Brian Still
ISBN: 9781604975925

The author's examination shows that what virtual intersex communities represent, from personal blogs to email lists, is the opportunity for those isolated by the nature of their treatment and the geographic distance that often stands between them, and others like them, to feel a sense of belonging, to exchange information, and, in the process, to generate productive noise. Read More..

Second Language Learning and Identity:

Cracking Metaphors in Ideological and Poetic Discourse in the Third Space
Mika Yoshimoto
ISBN: 9781604975895

“Among the reasons why this book is recommended is that it encourages us to rethink and to react to the impact of the ideology conveyed through language use in our daily communication.” – JALT Journal Read More..

The Sex Goddess in American Film, 1930–1965:

Jean Harlow, Mae West, Lana Turner, and Jayne Mansfield
Jessica Hope Jordan
ISBN: 9781604976632

"Lavishly illustrated ... Jordan's lively discussion of the commodification of the female body in the service of the classic Hollywood star system will offer less experienced readers genuine insights into the way the system worked and how these women manipulated it to their advantage... Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers." - CHOICE Read More..

Sexuality and Contemporary Literature

Joel Gwynne and Angelia Poon
ISBN: 9781604978247

As the first critical collection of essays to consider the representation of sexuality across such a wide variety of contemporary writing, Sexuality and Contemporary Literature analytically foregrounds insights into the historical and current arrangements of sexuality that contemporary literature provides, while also inviting the reader to imagine other possibilities for the future that literary texts open up. Read More..

 

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