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New Approaches to Lusophone Culture

Natália Pinazza
ISBN: 9781604979152

This book takes original and unique approaches to explore a selected body of Portuguese-language cultural production from four different continents. Such a broad geographical scope allows exploration of a variety of genres, and subject matter that reflects the cultural diversity of the Lusophone community while simultaneously situating Portuguese-language cultural production within a globalized and postcolonial context. Read More..

Pedro Zamora, Sexuality, and AIDS Education:

The Autobiographical Self, Activism, and The Real World
Christopher Pullen
ISBN: 9781604979237

This book illuminates the significance of the work of Pedro Zamora and places in context contemporary needs for both HIV/AIDS education and the personal political context of sexual diversity. It is a must read for those in LGBT studies, communications, social work, and the performing arts. Read More..

Imperfect Understanding:

Intimate Portraits of Modern Chinese Celebrities
Christopher Rea
ISBN: 9781604979435

"This book is an extraordinary artifact of Chinese literary and social history. The people written about are among the most important figures of the Republican era, and the particular perspective on them presented by the essays is of both literary and historical importance. The introduction is excellent, full of the information the reader needs to make sense of the context in which the book was originally produced." —Theodore Huters, Professor Emeritus, UCLA; and Chief Editor, Research Centre for Translations Read More..

The Male Empire Under the Female Gaze:

The British Raj and the Memsahib
Susmita Roye and Rajeshwar Mittapalli
ISBN: 9781604978438

This book argues that although the memsahib’s female gaze has been spoken of, it has not been adequately emphasized and examined. Aiming at filling that gap by uncovering the world of British India as seen and shown by white women in colonial as well as postcolonial literatures, this compilation brings together scholarly essays on memsahibs’ literature and Raj writings, including men’s writings about memsahibs, spanning from before India’s independence to the post-Independence period. Read More..

Krausism and the Spanish Avant-Garde:

The Impact of Philosophy on National Culture
Christian Rubio
ISBN: 9781604979749

Rubio’s work underpins a groundbreaking understanding of the artistic and social movements of this era. … An in-novative study that confronts the traditional understanding of culture in Spain during the turn of twentieth century.” Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature Read More..

Antón Pérez:

Manuel Sánchez Mármol’s Novel of Race, War, and Passion
Terry Rugeley
ISBN: 9781604979602

"A significant contribution to the literary and historical literature. It provides a unique perspective on 19th-century Mexican society, politics and culture. General readers as well as academics in literature and history (particularly) will benefit from the high-quality work undertaken ... fully accessible to general readers and specialists alike, who will especially appreciate the finely crafted and highly intelligent introduction." —Andrew Wood, Rutland Professor of History/History of the Americas, University of Tulsa Read More..

The Grotesque and the Unnatural

Markku Salmela and Jarkko Toikkanen
ISBN: 9781604977929

The book contributes to current discussions on the grotesque in contemporary literary and cultural theory from the perspective of one specific motif: the unnatural. Quite like the grotesque, observing the unnatural (and unnaturalness) reveals a resilient strain in critical thought, and the significance of this history gradually unfolds as the volume charts the progress of its main themes from the Renaissance to the present day. Read More..

Texts and Transformations:

Essays in Honor of the 75th Birthday of Victor H. Mair
Haun Saussy
ISBN: 9781604979565

"With his roving attention and boundless curiosity, Victor Mair keeps Chinese studies on the move. The essays of this book—with their breadth of concern, their carefully documented scholarship, and the boldness of some of their conclusions—is a fitting homage to Victor Mair, whose readers, students, and colleagues have long recognized the same qualities in him." —Haun Saussy, University of Chicago Read More..

Confucian Prophet:

Political Thought In Du Fu’s Poetry (752–757)
David K. Schneider
ISBN: 9781604978391

"An engaging piece of scholarship," which "raises thought-provoking questions while demonstrating solid command of relevant texts." [Regarding the objective to] "establish that Du was troubled by a political system that allowed powerful families to live luxuriously at court while the people suffered amid deteriorating conditions in the mid-750s, and that he produced powerful art to register his objections," "Schneider has accomplished this and much more by reviving the question of how exactly Du Fu’s artistry relates to the grand political and social issues of his day." – Journal of Asian Studies Read More..

Contents Tourism in Japan:

Pilgrimages to “Sacred Sites” of Popular Culture
Philip Seaton, Takayoshi Yamamura, Akiko Sugawa-Shimada, and Kyungjae Jang
ISBN: 9781604979732

“This may be the best book ever written on tourism in Japan! This work is one of the most important subjects in contemporary tourism studies and Japan studies, perhaps a forerunner of things that are also happening in the Korean and Chinese worlds and elsewhere, which makes it doubly important. This book is comprehensive in many ways." —Nelson Graburn, University of California, Berkeley Read More..

 

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