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Cultural Studies

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Pleasure Grounds of Death

The Rural Cemetery in Nineteenth-Century America

Revealing how landscapes dedicated to the perpetual care of the dead mirrored the transformations and conflicts of the nineteenth century in American society

Sensing Health

Bodies, Data, and Digital Health Technologies

An exploration of the experience of “health” in the age of the smart watch

The Half-Life of Deindustrialization

Working-Class Writing about Economic Restructuring

Examines how contemporary American working- class literature reveals the long- term effects of deindustrialization on individuals and communities

Immersions in Cultural Difference

Tourism, War, Performance

How immersive simulations—from a fictional border-crossing site to a mock terrorist training camp—attempt to foster understanding across cultures

The British Blues Network

Adoption, Emulation, and Creativity

An exciting new examination of how African-American blues music was emulated and used by white British musicians in the late 1950s and early 1960s


Body Parts of Empire

Visual Abjection, Filipino Images, and the American Archive

A cross-disciplinary reading of American popular culture at a time of U.S. imperialism and the occupation of the Philippine Islands.

Good Vibrations

Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys in Critical Perspective

An international, interdisciplinary exploration of the band that helped define 1960s America

The Resonance of Unseen Things

Poetics, Power, Captivity, and UFOs in the American Uncanny

An interdisciplinary study of how conspiracy theories and stories persist and resonate among different Americans

Subversions of the American Century

Filipino Literature in Spanish and the Transpacific Transformation of the United States

A revolutionary study of Spanish-language Filipino literature as the first creative reaction to American imperialism

Reading for the Planet

Toward a Geomethodology

A critical methodology for dealing with planetarism’s aesthetic and philosophical projections

American Lobotomy

A Rhetorical History

Tracing how the meanings of a barbaric surgical procedure emerged, accrued, and transformed within medicine and public culture in the U.S.

From Property to Family

American Dog Rescue and the Discourse of Compassion

A detailed look into the cultural history and cultural impact of dog rescue in the United States

Dean Worcester's Fantasy Islands

Photography, Film, and the Colonial Philippines

A biography of the man whose photographic activities had a profound influence on the way that Americans perceived the Philippines throughout the twentieth century

Rhymin' and Stealin'

Musical Borrowing in Hip-Hop

The first book-length study of one of the most essential elements of hip-hop: musical borrowing

The San Francisco Mime Troupe Reader

Celebrates the San Francisco Mime Troupe with scripts representative of the troupe's work

Cultural Struggles

Performance, Ethnography, Praxis

Gathers the essential essays of Dwight Conquergood, performance studies scholar, ethnographer, and activist

Sensational Devotion

Evangelical Performance in Twenty-First-Century America

How evangelical theme parks, museums, and other performance sites both reflect and create religious belief

Between the Middle East and the Americas

The Cultural Politics of Diaspora

Perceptions of the Middle East in conflicting discourses from North America, South America, and Europe

Music in American Crime Prevention and Punishment

A critical examination of the ways in which music is understood and exploited in American law enforcement and justice

The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit

A guide to the emergence of alternative urban cultures in the wake of Detroit's economic decline

Performing Queer Latinidad

Dance, Sexuality, Politics

The place of performance in unifying an urban LGBT population of diverse Latin American descent

Acts of Gaiety

LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure

The importance of pleasure, humor, and frivolity in shaping LGBT lives and activism

New York-Paris

Whitman, Baudelaire, and the Hybrid City

A comparison of the mid-19th-century city in the poetry of Walt Whitman and Charles Baudelaire and their responses to the inescapable push of modernization

American Newspaper Comics

An Encyclopedic Reference Guide

The most comprehensive guide to U.S. newspaper comics ever published