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Cultural Studies

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The Limits to Union

Same-Sex Marriage and the Politics of Civil Rights

Offers a case study of the same-sex marriage debate in Hawaii to discuss wider questions of political import

Freudian Slips

Woman, Writing, the Foreign Tongue

A feminist critic provides the first book-length literary exploration of Freud's classic study, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life.

Working Time

Essays on Poetry, Culture, and Travel

Essays that explore literature, art, and contemporary culture and their connections to time and place

Waiting for Cancer to Come

Women's Experiences with Genetic Testing and Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

A narrative-driven exploration of the effects of BRCA genetic testing on the lives of at-risk women

Coeds Ruining the Nation

Women, Education, and Social Change in Postwar Japanese Media

A unique glimpse into the hopes and fears of the Japanese people as coeducation was first introduced in the Occupation period.

Beyond the Gender Gap in Japan

Gives critical attention to the issue of Japan’s low level of gender equality and the conflicting information from surveys of women reporting a high sense of well-being

Textures of Mourning

Calligraphy, Mortality, and The Tale of Genji Scrolls

Unfolds the intimate relationship between mourning, writing, reading, painting, and viewing, through The Tale of Genji and its legacy

Transforming Gender and Emotion

The Butterfly Lovers Story in China and Korea

Illuminates how one folktale serves as a living record of the evolving cultures and relationships of China and Korea

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


The Measure of Manliness

Disability and Masculinity in the Mid-Victorian Novel

Sheds new light on the narrative importance of the disabled man in Victorian literature and culture

Tactics of the Human

Experimental Technics in American Fiction

A comparative literary perspective on emerging digital cultures and how the systems-thinking of Post-World War II information and dynamic systems theory have entered into everyday life and lived space, prompting tactical (re)understandings of the human

Waiting for Cancer to Come

Women’s Experiences with Genetic Testing and Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

A narrative-driven exploration of the effects of BRCA genetic testing on the lives of at-risk women

The Feminist Spectator as Critic

2nd Edition

This groundbreaking work in gender and performance, with a new introduction and updated bibliography

The Culture of the Body

Genealogies of Modernity

A cultural history of the evolution of the modern body, as glimpsed at six critical moments

Imagining Adoption

Essays on Literature and Culture

Engaging essays on the theme of adoption as seen in literary works and in writings by adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption activists

The New Woman International

Representations in Photography and Film from the 1870s through the 1960s

An international picture of New Woman in film and photography

Mad at School

Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life

Explores the contested boundaries between disability, illness, and mental illness in higher education

Viral Mothers

Breastfeeding in the Age of HIV/AIDS

Sheds light on the complex cultural politics that surround the promotion of breastfeeding at a time of global health crises

Sex, Drag, and Male Roles

Investigating Gender as Performance

The gender-bending performances of Diane Torr, creator of the Man for a Day workshops

Cultural Conundrums

Gender, Race, Nation, and the Making of Caribbean Cultural Politics

Caribbean popular culture—including cricket, carnival, beauty pageants, and calypso—sheds light on the evolving cultural politics of the region

Gates of Freedom

Voltairine de Cleyre and the Revolution of the Mind

Rediscovers and celebrates the long-neglected writing of one of the world's most important feminist anarchists

The Troubles in Ballybogoin

Memory and Identity in Northern Ireland

A fascinating exploration of how social memory serves to hinder communication and foster disorder in Northern Ireland

Manning the Margins

Masculinity and Writing in Seventeenth-Century France

The first book-length study of writing, men, and masculinity in seventeenth-century France

Disability Theory

Boldly rethinks theoretical questions of the last thirty years from the vantage point of disability studies

Women and War

An unflinching twenty-year portrait-diary of women's lives in war zones