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The Last Beach, Pilkey & Cooper 1

Roy Cape, Guilbault & Cape 28

My Tibetan Childhood, Naktsang 2 What Animals Teach Us about Politics, Massumi 3


On The Wire, Williams 4

Beautiful Data, Halpern 28

Postcolonial Modernism, Okeke-Agulu 5

Forensic Media, Siegel 29

Other Planes of There, Green 6

Celebrities and Publics in the Internet Era, Marcus 29

Speculation, Now, Rao, Krishnamurthy & Kuoni 7 My Father’s House, Dumm 8

AMERICAN STUDIES New World Drama, Dillon 30

Willful Subjects, Ahmed 9

Formations of United States Colonialism, Goldstein 30

Land’s End, Li 10

Orgies of Feeling, Anker 31

The Theater of Operations, Masco 11

Soundtracks of Asian America, Wang 31

The Life of Captain Cipriani, James 12 The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers, Volume XII, Garvey 13

Staging the Blues, McGinley 32

Dance Floor Democracy, Tucker 14

Fighting for Recognition, Smith 33

Traveling Heavy, Behar 15

Desire and Disaster in New Orleans, Thomas 32


Adam’s Gift, Creech 15

Wandering, Cervenak 33

A Rock Garden in the South, Lawrence 16

Skin Acts, Stephens 34

Beautiful at All Seasons, Lawrence 16

Black Atlas, Madera 34


I N D I G E N O U S & N AT I V E A M E R I C A N S T U D I E S

Entrepreneurial Selves, Freeman 17

A Nation Rising, Goodyear-Ka‘o¯pua, Hussey & Wright 35

Aurality, Ochoa Gautier 17

Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America, Woolford, Benvenuto & Hinton 35

Speculative Markets, Peterson 18 Second Chances, Whyte 18 Biomedicine in an Unstable Place, Street 19


How Climate Change Comes to Matter, Callison 19

Portrait of a Young Painter, Vaughan 36

The Multispecies Salon, Kirksey 20

The Great Depression in Latin America, Drinot & Knight 36

Illusions of a Future, Schechter 20

The Vanguard of the Atlantic World, Sanders 37

The Republic Unsettled, Fernando 21

We Are Left without a Father Here, Findlay 37

Rubble, Gordillo 21

The Invention of the Brazilian Northeast, Albuquerque Jr. 38

Given to the Goddess, Ramberg 22

Rhythms of the Pachakuti, Gutiérrez Aguilar 38

Cultivating the Nile, Barnes 22 GEOGRAPHY Prostitution and the Ends of Empire, Legg 39

C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S Habeas Viscus, Weheliye 23


Oxford Street, Accra, Quayson 23

German Colonialism in a Global Age, Naranch & Eley 39

Utopias, Featherstone & Miles 24

Body and Nation, Rosenberg & Fitzpatrick 40

Porn Archives, Dean, Ruszczycky & Squires 24

Ten Books That Shaped the British Empire, Burton & Hofmeyr 40



A Taste for Brown Sugar, Miller-Young 25

Developments in Russian Politics 8, White, Sakwa & Hale 41

Street Corner Secrets, Shah 25 G AY & L E S B I A N / Q U E E R / T R A N S G E N D E R S T U D I E S A View from the Bottom, Nguyen 26 On the Visceral, Part I, Holland, Ochoa & Tompkins 26

JOURNALS Miriam Hansen, Bathrick, Huyssen & Rentschler 41 Tikkun, Lerner 42 MIT and the Transformation of American Economics, Weintraub 42

Decolonizing the Transgender Imaginary, Aizura, Ochoa, Vidal-Ortiz, Cotton & Balzer/LaGata 27


Queer Theory without Antinormativity, Wiegman & Wilson 27

selected backlist & bestsellers

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Tube COVER: Fay McKenzie dancing the jitterbug with a serviceman at the Hollywood Canteen, 1943. Courtesy of From Dance Floor Democracy, page 14.

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The Last Beach

orrin h . pilkey & j . andrew g . cooper The Last Beach is an urgent call to save Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Andrew G. Cooper

the world’s beaches while there is still time. The geologists Orrin H. Pilkey and

the last beach

J. Andrew G. Cooper sound the alarm in this frank assessment of our current relationship with beaches and the grim future if we do not change the way we understand and treat our irreplaceable shores. Combining case studies and anecdotes from around the world, they argue that many of the world’s developed beaches, including some in Florida and in Spain, are virtually doomed and that we must act immediately to save imperiled beaches.

After explaining beaches as dynamic ecosystems, Pilkey and Cooper assess the harm done by dense oceanfront development, accompanied by the construction of massive seawalls to protect new buildings from a shoreline that encroaches as sea levels rise. They discuss the toll taken by sand mining, trash that washes up on beaches, and pollution, which has contaminated not only the water but also, surprisingly, the sand. Acknowledging the challenge of reconciling our actions with our love of beaches, the geologists offer suggestions for reversing course, insisting that given the space,

Orrin H. Pilkey, deemed “America’s foremost philosopher of the beaches,” by the New York Times, is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Geology at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, based at Western Carolina University. Pilkey is a coauthor (with Keith C. Pilkey) of Global Climate Change: A Primer, published by Duke University Press, and of twenty books in the Press’s Living with the Shore series, edited by Pilkey and William J. Neal. The Orrin Pilkey Marine Science and Conservation Genetics Center opened at the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, North Carolina, in 2013. Pilkey lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

J. Andrew G. Cooper is Professor of Coastal Studies in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Ulster. He and Pilkey are coauthors (with William J. Neal and Joseph T. Kelley) of The World’s Beaches: A Global Guide to the Science of the Shoreline and coeditors of Pitfalls of Shoreline Stabilization. Well known for his advocacy of nonintervention on shorelines and his work on beaches and coasts worldwide, Cooper lives in the town of Coleraine in Northern Ireland.

beaches can take care of themselves and provide us with multiple benefits.

“We’re all used to lying on beaches and zoning out—but it turns out that if we want those beaches to be there much longer we better stand up and make our voices heard. This is fascinating new information about one of the planet’s most beloved

also by Orrin H. Pilkey

ecosystems.”—BILL M C KIBBEN , author of Wandering Home: A Long Walk Across America’s Most Hopeful Landscape “The Last Beach is a must-read for anyone interested in the plight of the world’s beaches. This brave confrontation with coastal engineers, coastal planners, developers, politicians, and beachfront property owners lays bare their adverse impact on the world’s beaches.”—ANDREW SHORT, School of Geosciences, University of Sydney

Global Climate Change: A Primer Orrin H. Pilkey and Keith C. Pilkey, with Mary Edna Fraser paper, $19.95tr/£12.99 978–0–8223–5109–2 / 2011


November 272 pages, 69 color illustrations paper, 978–0–8223–5809–1, $19.95tr/£12.99 cloth, 978–0–8223–5798–8, $69.95/£46.00


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My Tibetan Childhood When Ice Shattered Stone naktsang nulo Translation edited and abridged by Angus Cargill With a Foreword by Ralph Litzinger and an Introduction by Robert Barnett

Naktsang Nulo (born in 1949) worked as an official in the Chinese government, serving as a primary school teacher, police officer, judge, prison governor, and county leader in Qinghai province, China, before retiring in 1993. Angus Cargill was formerly a Lecturer in the Department of Tibetan Language and Literature at Minzu University of China, Beijing. Ralph A. Litzinger is the author of Other Chinas: The Yao and the Politics of National Belonging. Robert Barnett is the Director of Modern Tibetan Studies at Columbia University and the author of Lhasa: Streets with Memories.

In My Tibetan Childhood, Naktsang Nulo chronicles his life in Tibet’s Amdo region during the 1950s. Recalling events as he experienced them at the age of ten, he describes his upbringing as a nomad on the grasslands of Tibet’s eastern plateau. He depicts pilgrimages to monasteries, including a 1500-mile horseback expedition his family made to Lhasa. A year or so later, they attempted to flee by the same route as troops of the People’s Liberation Army advanced into their area. Naktsang’s

“Equipped with a superbly comprehensive introduction,

father was killed in the fighting that

this absorbing memoir of nomadic life in the 1950s takes

ensued, part of a little-known wave of

us deep into a Tibetan world neglected by both official Chinese histories and narratives by Tibetans in exile. Few books on Tibet have been as revelatory as this

unrest that took place throughout Amdo in 1958, as Tibetans rose up against the imposition of social and religious

one.”—PANKAJ MISHRA , author of From the Ruins of

reforms by the Chinese forces. During the next year, the author and his brother

Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking

were imprisoned in a camp where, after the onset of famine, very few children

of Asia

survived. The narrative reveals, through the eyes of a child, the lived experience of the forced and violent incorporation of the Tibetan heartlands into the People’s Republic by Chinese troops in the 1950s. The author’s matter-of-fact accounts cast the atrocities that he relays in stark relief. Remarkably, Naktsang lived to tell his tale. His book was published in 2007 in China, where tens of thousands of unofficial copies are believed to have circulated. It is one of the most reprinted works in modern Tibetan literature. This translation offers rare insight into a fascinating, painful period of modern Tibetan history.

“With little comment or condemnation, [My Tibetan Childhood] records the price paid in lives and lifestyles by the author’s family and community for their incorporation into modern China. . . . In many senses, it is a naive story, the chronicle of a world seen through a child’s eyes. But to readers within Tibet, it was a revelation. It told of epochal events that had rarely if ever been described before in print.”—ROBERT BARNETT, from the introduction


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November 356 pages, 30 illustrations paper, 978–0–8223–5726–1, $24.95tr/£15.99 cloth, 978–0–8223–5712–4, $89.95/£59.00

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What Animals Teach Us about Politics brian massumi In What Animals Teach Us about Politics,


What Animals Teach Us about Politics

Brian Massumi takes up the question of “the animal.” By treating the human as animal, he develops a concept of an animal politics. His is not a human politics

Brian Massumi is Professor in the Communication Department at the University of Montreal. He is the author of Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts and Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation, which is also published by Duke University Press.

of the animal, but an integrally animal politics, freed from connotations of the “primitive” state of nature and the accom-

“This is a truly brilliant book, one of Brian Massumi’s best.

panying presuppositions about instinct

More than anyone else I have read, Massumi makes

permeating modern thought. Massumi

real progress in untangling the relationship between play,

integrates notions marginalized by the dominant currents in evolutionary biology, animal behavior, and philosophy—notions such as play, sympathy, and creativity— into the concept of nature. As he does

so, his inquiry necessarily expands, encompassing not only animal behavior but also animal thought and its distance from, or proximity to, those capacities over which human animals claim a monopoly: language and reflexive

sympathy, politics, and animality. What Animals Teach Us about Politics provides a fascinating and persuasively nonsubject-centered account of sympathy, and it goes a long way toward helping us to see how the practice and theorization of ‘politics’ would be radically refigured within a processontology.”—JANE BENNETT, author of Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things “In a remarkable work of speculative thought, Brian Massumi reimagines what politics can be when we ramify the


importance of play—its excesses, surpluses, and transforma-

For Massumi, humans and animals exist on a continuum. Understanding that

tive energies—and how it intimately binds human beings to

continuum, while accounting for difference, requires a new logic of “mutual inclusion.” Massumi finds the conceptual resources for this logic in the work of thinkers including Gregory Bateson, Henri Bergson, Gilbert Simondon, and

other forms of life. This is not the ‘animal,’ and the ‘politics,’ you thought you knew.”—CARY WOLFE, author of Before the Law: Humans and Other Animals in a Biopolitical Frame

Raymond Ruyer. This concise book intervenes in Deleuze studies, posthumanism, and animal studies, as well as areas of study as wide-ranging as affect theory, aesthetics, embodied cognition, political theory, process philosophy, the theory of play, and the thought of Alfred North Whitehead.

also by Brian Massumi

Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation paper, $24.95/£15.99 978–0–8223–2897–1 / 2002


September 152 pages

paper, 978–0–8223–5800–8, $21.95/£13.99 cloth, 978–0–8223–5772–8, $74.95/£49.00


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On The Wire linda williams Many television critics, legions

Linda Williams is Professor of Film Studies and Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. Her books include Screening Sex and Porn Studies, both also published by Duke University Press; Playing the Race Card: Melodramas of Black and White from Uncle Tom to O. J. Simpson; Viewing Positions: Ways of Seeing Film; and Hard Core: Power, Pleasure, and the “Frenzy of the Visible.” In 2013, Williams received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

of fans, even the President of the United States, have cited The Wire as the best television series ever.

On The Wire

In this sophisticated examination of the HBO serial drama that aired from 2002 until 2008, Linda Williams, a leading film scholar and authority on the interplay between film, melodrama, and issues of race, suggests what exactly it is that makes The Wire so good. She argues that while the series is a powerful exploration

“I must admit initially being skeptical of Linda Williams’s thesis that The Wire is best understood as melodrama. But after reading her convincing and compelling analy-

of urban dysfunction and institu-



tional failure, its narrative power derives from its genre. The Wire is

sis, I not only came away with new insights into a series that I knew very well, but have fully revised my notions

popular melodrama, not Greek tragedy, as critics and the series creator David

of how serial melodrama applies to contemporary televi-

Simon have claimed. Entertaining, addictive, funny, and despairing all at once,

sion. This vital book is essential reading for scholars

it is a serial melodrama grounded in observation of Baltimore’s people and

and viewers of both The Wire and television drama

institutions: of cops and criminals, schools and blue-collar labor, local gov-

more broadly.”—JASON MITTELL , author of Television and American Culture

ernment and local journalism. The Wire transforms close observation into an unparalleled melodrama by juxtaposing the good and evil of individuals with

“Linda Williams’s kaleidoscopic study compellingly

the good and evil of institutions.

considers The Wire as art, as rhetoric, and as political intervention. Her absorbing argument for the series as ‘institutional melodrama’ upends conventional


discussions not only about this narrative but about

A Series Edited by Lynn Spigel

the broader practice of contemporary television drama. We understand The Wire not as tragedy, not as a novel, not as a piece of journalism; rather, we see and feel the show at the intersection of home and the world,

also by Linda Williams

as the orange couch in the courtyard of the low rises.” —SEAN O’SULLIVAN , author of Mike Leigh

Screening Sex

Porn Studies

paper, $27.95/£17.99

Linda Williams, editor

978–0–8223–4285–4 / 2008

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August 272 pages, 60 color illustrations paper, 978–0–8223–5717–9, $23.95/£15.99 cloth, 978–0–8223–5706–3, $84.95/£55.00

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Postcolonial Modernism Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria chik a okeke- agulu

p o stco lo n i a l m o d e r n i s m

Written by one of the foremost scholars of African art and featuring over 125 color images, Postcolonial Modernism chronicles the emergence of artistic modernism in Nigeria in the heady years surrounding political independence in 1960, before the outbreak of civil war in 1967. Chika Okeke-Agulu traces the

Chika Okeke-Agulu is an artist, curator, and Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Archaeology and the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. He is a coauthor of Photo ©Chika Okeke-Agulu Contemporary African Art since 1980 and coeditor (with Okwui Enwezor and Salah M. Hassan) of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, also published by Duke University Press.

artistic, intellectual, and critical networks in several Nigerian

art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria

Chik a Okeke-agulu

“With this impressive book, Chika Okeke-Agulu has written

cities. Zaria is particularly impor-

an expansive, incisive, and dazzling account of the production

tant, because it was there, at the

of a new spirit of postcolonial artistic modernity in Nigeria

Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, that a group of students formed the Art Society

and inaugurated “postcolonial modernism” in Nigeria. As Okeke-Agulu explains,

at the denouement of colonialism in the 1950s. Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria is perhaps the most important book of its kind to appear in years. In succinct and lucid language, and on lavishly illustrated pages, it offers a vigorous analysis of the

their works show both a deep connection with local artistic traditions and the

artistic forces that lend a new understanding of the complex

stylistic sophistication that we have come to associate with twentieth-century

formations of global art history.”—OKWUI ENWEZOR ,

modernist practices. He explores how these young Nigerian artists were

Director, Haus der Kunst, Munich

inspired by the rhetoric and ideologies of decolonization and nationalism in the early- and mid-twentieth century and, later, by advocates of negritude and pan-Africanism. They translated the experiences of decolonization into a distinctive “postcolonial modernism” that has continued to inform the work of major Nigerian artists. “In this work of prodigious scholarship, Chika Okeke-Agulu draws on a trove of previously unexamined archival resources and he subjects the artistic and literary production of Nigeria’s pioneer modernists to critical analysis. Redirecting our understanding of the modern art movement in Nigeria, his book will interest a broad range of scholars, including those studying comparative modernism, global art, visual culture, history, and literature. This groundbreaking work affirms Okeke-Agulu as a rigorous critical thinker and interdisciplinary scholar.”—SALAH M. HASSAN, Goldwin Smith Professor, Department of History of Art and Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University


January 376 pages, 129 color illustrations paper, 978–0–8223–5746–9, $29.95tr/£19.99 cloth, 978–0–8223–5732–2, $99.95/£65.00


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Other Planes of There Selected Writings renée green Renée Green is an artist, writer, and filmmaker.

For more than two decades, the artist

Her exhibitions, videos, and films have been seen throughout the world in museums, biennales, and festivals. A selection of her books includes Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams, Ongoing Becomings, Between and Including, Shadows and Signals, and, as editor, Negotiations in the Contact Zone. Green’s essays and fiction have appeared in magazines and journals such as Transition, October, and Collapse. She is also a Professor at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, School of Architecture and Planning.

Renée Green has created an impressive body of work in which language is an essential element. Green is also a prolific OTH E R PL A N E S OF TH E R E

writer and a major voice in the international art world. Other Planes of There gathers for the first time a substantial collection of the work she wrote between 1981 and 2010. The selected essays initially appeared in publications in different countries and languages, making their availability in this volume a boon to those

“More than a collection of an artist’s writings, Other Planes of There is also a rigorous meditation on the question of why artists are compelled to write. Along the way, almost incidentally as it were, readers are

Selected Writings



wanting to follow Green’s artistic and intellectual trajectory. Charting this cosmopolitan artist’s thinking

offered a self-conscious survey of the most advanced

through the decades, Other Planes of There brings essays, film scripts, reviews,

thinking in the artistic practice of an artist who not

and polemics together with reflections on Green’s own artistic practice and

only dares to represent herself but also to put herself forward, in that representation, as representative.” —FRED MOTEN , author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition and B Jenkins

seminal artworks. It immerses the reader in three decades of contemporary art showcasing the art and thought, the incisive critiques, and prescient observations of one of our foremost artists and intellectuals. Sound, cinema, literature, time-based media, and the relationship between art forms and other forms of

“Renée Green’s far-reaching social and political interests have led her into taking on the roles of artist-curatorarchivist-historian-exhibition designer—and, perhaps most unusual, adventuress-traveler. As indefatigable

knowledge are just a few of the matters that Green takes up and thinks through. Featuring a new visual essay created by the artist for this volume, Other Planes of There is lavishly illustrated with 290 illustrations (with nearly 250 in color).

explorer of circuits of ideas, objects, geographies, histories, and categories, as challenger of historical and cultural boundaries, she has accrued an extraordinary body of work across at least four continents.

“The publication of Other Planes of There is a major intellectual event. Given Renée Green’s stature and influence, both in the United States and abroad, her writing can

This remarkable selection of essays bears vivid witness

be surprisingly hard to track down. This volume will be an essential reference point

to the range of her ideas, the reach of her curiosity,

for anyone invested in critical practice of the last three decades and the shape of things

and her generosity and acuity of intellect.”—Y VONNE

to come. We need this book.”—HUEY COPELAND , author of Bound to Appear: Art,

RAINER , avant-garde American dancer, choreographer,

Slavery, and the Site of Blackness in Multicultural America

and filmmaker



October 544 pages, 290 illustrations, including 249 in color paper, 978–0–8223–5703–2, $29.95tr/£19.99 cloth, 978–0–8223–5692–9, $99.95/£65.00

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Speculation, Now Essays and Artwork edited by v yjayanthi venuturupalli rao , with prem krishnamurthy & carin kuoni With an Afterword by Arjun Appadurai

Vyjayanthi Venuturupalli Rao is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at The New School. Prem Krishnamurthy, a designer and curator based in New York, is a founder of the awardwinning design studio Project Projects. Carin Kuoni is Director and Curator of the New School’s Vera List Center for Art and Politics, a public research laboratory dedicated to exploring the relationship between political and aesthetic practices. Arjun Appadurai is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University.

“Speculation can only occur in the course of action, in the heat of practice, in the thick of experience. It is immanent Hans Haacke, photograph from !?!?..., created for Speculation, Now, 2014. Courtesy of the Vera List Center.

critique, insofar as it does not seek to distance itself from experience but rather to intervene . . . through a particular

Interdisciplinary in design and concept, Speculation, Now illuminates

form of disciplined action. Hannah Arendt famously distin-

unexpected convergences between images, concepts, and language. Artwork

guished action from behavior, by remarking that genuine

is interspersed among essays that approach speculation and progressive

action begins something new in the world. So does specula-

change from surprising perspectives. A radical cartographer asks whether “the

tion, as the many projects, art works, and arguments in this

speculative” can be represented on a map. An ethnographer investigates religious possession in Islam to contemplate states between the divine and the

book so vividly illustrate.”—ARJUN APPADURAI , from the afterword

seemingly human. A financial technologist queries understandings of speculation in financial markets. A multimedia artist and activist considers the relation between social change and assumptions about the conditions to be changed, and an architect posits purposeful neglect as political strategy. The book includes an extensive glossary with more than twenty short entries in which scholars contemplate such speculation-related notions as insurance, hallucination, prophecy, the paradox of beginnings, and states of half-knowledge. The book’s artful, nonlinear design mirrors and reinforces the notion of contingency that animates it. By embracing speculation substantively, stylistically, seriously, and playfully, Speculation, Now reveals its subversive and critical potential. Artists and Essayists include: Arjun Appadurai, William Darity Jr., Filip De Boeck, Boris Groys, Hans Haacke, Darrick Hamilton, Victoria Hattam, Angie Keefer, Laura Kurgan, Lin + Lam, Gary Lincoff, Lize Mogel, Christina Moon, Trevor Paglen, Stefania Pandolfo, Satya Pemmaraju, Mary Poovey, Walid Raad, Sherene Schostak, Robert Sember, Lucy Skaer, Srdjan Jovanovic´ Weiss PUBLISHED BY DUKE UNIVERSIT Y PRESS AND THE VERA LIST CENTER FOR ART AND POLITICS AT THE NEW SCHOOL


October 272 pages, 60 color illustrations paper, 978–0–8223–5829–9, $29.95tr/£19.99 cloth, 978–0–8223–5815–2, $99.95/£65.00


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My Father’s House On Will Barnet’s Paintings thomas dumm

Photo by Judith Piotrkowski

In My Father’s House, the political phi-

Hastie ’25 Professor of Political Ethics at Amherst College. He is the author of Loneliness as a Way of Life, A Politics of the Ordinary, Michel Foucault and the Politics of Freedom, and Democracy and Punishment: Disciplinary Origins of the United States, and a coeditor of Performances of Violence.

losopher Thomas Dumm explores a series M y Fat h e r’ s h ou s e



Thomas Dumm is William H.

on w ill barnet ’ s pai ntings

dissecting objects, it follows their rhythms, twists, and

American artist Will Barnet. Responding to the physical and mental decline of his sister Eva, who lived alone in the family home in Beverly, Massachusetts, Barnet began work in 1990 on what became a series of nine paintings depicting Eva and other family members as they once were and as they figured in the artist’s

“My Father’s House is a genuine and rare accomplishment. Art criticism is often at its best when, rather than

of stark and melancholy paintings by the

Thomas Dumm

memory. Rendered in Barnet’s signature quiet, abstract style, the paintings, each

turns. Thomas Dumm does just that. One of this book’s

featured in full color, present the ordinary and extraordinary aspects of a twen-

many strengths is the variety of ways that he evocatively

tieth-century American family.

relates the experience of Will Barnet’s paintings. Another

Dumm first became acquainted with Barnet and his paintings in 2008. Given his

is the magnificent introduction, which brings Emerson, Melville, Cavell, and others into conversation with the

scholarly focus on the lives of ordinary people, he was immediately attracted

spirit of Barnet’s work and with Barnet himself.”—TOM

to the artist’s work. When they met, Dumm and Barnet began a friendship and

HUHN , author of Imitation and Society: The Persistence

dialogue that lasted until the painter’s death in 2012, at the age of 101. This

of Mimesis in the Aesthetics of Burke, Hogarth, and Kant

book reflects the many discussions the two had concerning the series of paint-

“In this beautiful book, Thomas Dumm invents a new genre of writing, neither art criticism nor memoir nor

ings, Barnet’s family, his early life in Beverly, and his eighty-year career as a prominent New York artist. Reading the almost gothic paintings in conversation

philosophy nor psychology but something drawing from

with the writers and thinkers key to both his and Barnet’s thinking—Emerson,

each of those, something that tries to show more than

Spinoza, Dickinson, Benjamin, Cavell, Nietzsche, Melville—Dumm’s haunting

describe how works of art have power, a disseminating,

meditations evoke broader reflections on family, mortality, the uncanny, and

productive power that exceeds any biography. Dumm is

the loss that comes with remembrance.

an extraordinary writer and courageous thinker.”—JANE

BENNETT, author of Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things

“Thomas Dumm’s unique intelligence, perceptual clarity, and philosophical erudition inform this powerful homage to the artist Will Barnet and his series of paintings, My Father’s House. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Walter Benjamin, and Stanley Cavell are among those summoned to assist Dumm as he meditates on questions of place and person, loss and love, past and present, conjured for him by Barnet’s haunting and haunted works. This is a deeply moving account of how an encounter with art might allay the turbulent loneliness of our age.”—ANN LAUTERBACH , author of Under the Sign


A R T C R I T I C I S M/ P O L I T I C A L T H E O R Y & P H I L O S O P H Y

September 144 pages, 10 color illustrations cloth, 978–0–8223–5546–5, $24.95tr/£15.99

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Willful Subjects sara ahmed Sara Ahmed is Professor of Race and

In Willful Subjects Sara Ahmed

Willful Subjects Sara Ahmed

explores willfulness as a charge often made by some against others. One history of will is a history of attempts to eliminate willfulness from the will. Delving into philosophical and literary texts, Ahmed examines the relation between will and willfulness, ill will and good will, and the particular will and general will. Her reflections

Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is the author of On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life, The Promise of Happiness, and Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others, all also published by Duke University Press, as well as The Cultural Politics of Emotion, Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality, and Differences That Matter: Feminist Theory and Postmodernism.

shed light on how will is embedded in a political and cultural landscape, how it is embodied, and how will and willfulness are socially mediated. Attentive to the wayward, the wandering, and the deviant, Ahmed considers how willfulness is taken up by those who have received its charge. Grounded in feminist, queer, and antiracist politics, her sui generis analysis of the willful subject, the figure who wills wrongly or wills too much, suggests that willfulness might be required to recover from the attempt at its elimination.

“Like Sara Ahmed’s other works, which are known for their originality, sharpness, and reach, Willful Subjects offers here a vibrant, surprising, and philosophically rich analysis of cultural politics, drawing on feminist, queer, and antiracist uses of willingness and willfulness to explain forms of sustained and adamant social disagreement as a constitutive part of any radical ethics and politics worth its name.” —JUDITH BUTLER, Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley “Willful Subjects is beautifully conceived and expertly conducted, sentence by sentence, suggestion by suggestion. Paradoxically, Sara Ahmed’s willfulness promises happiness for her readers. Exquisite formulations engage our contemplation and render real intellectual enjoyment. Followers of Ahmed, of whom there are many, will not be disappointed. This new instance of razor-sharp thinking powerfully builds upon The Promise of Happiness to look at something usefully slicing through contentment: the scissoring relations

also by Sara Ahmed

between the will and willfulness. More than cutting-edge, this is cutting thought.”—KATHRYN BOND STOCKTON , author of The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century

On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life

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Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others

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Land’s End Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier tania murray li Tania Murray Li is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. She is the author of The Will to Improve: Governmentality, Development, and the Practice of Politics, also published by Duke University Press.

Drawing on two decades of ethnographic research in Sulawesi, Indonesia, Tania


Murray Li offers an intimate account of the tania murray li

Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier

emergence of capitalist relations among indigenous highlanders who privatized their common land to plant a boom crop, cacao. Spurred by the hope of ending their poverty and isolation, some prospered, while others lost their land and struggled to sustain their

“This is a wonderful book. It may have the biggest general impact of a book centered on Southeast Asian

families. Yet the winners and losers in this

rural social dynamics since James Scott’s seminal

transition were not strangers—they were kin

Weapons of the Weak. With unusual clarity and great

and neighbors. Li’s richly peopled account

persuasiveness, Tania Murray Li explores theoretical and

takes the reader into the highlanders’ world,

methodological issues through vivid depictions of peo-

exploring the dilemmas they faced as sharp

ples’ lives.”—HENRY BERNSTEIN , Professor Emeritus

inequalities emerged among them.

of Development Studies, University of London

The book challenges complacent modernization narratives promoted by development agencies that assume inefficient farmers who lose out in the shift to high-value export crops can find jobs elsewhere. Decades of uneven and often jobless growth in Indonesia meant that for newly landless highlanders, land’s end was a dead end. The book also has implications for social-movement activists, who seldom attend to instances where enclosure is initiated by farmers rather than coerced by the state or agribusiness corporations. Li’s attention to the historical, cultural, and ecological dimensions of this conjuncture demonstrates the power of the ethnographic method and its relevance to theory and practice today.

also by Tania Murray Li

“Tania Murray Li, one of the foremost scholars of the native peoples, economies, and ecologies of Southeast Asia, here tells the subtle and challenging story of the Lauje, a group who defy clichés of indigeneity and whose destructive involvement in commodity production was willingly embraced. Her analysis complicates our understanding of the expansion of global capitalism, and the millions of people who do not fit easily into narratives of modern rural transformation.”—MICHAEL R. DOVE , coeditor of Beyond the Sacred Forest: Complicating Conservation in Southeast Asia

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The Theater of Operations National Security Affect from the Cold War to the War on Terror joseph masco How did the most powerful nation on


earth come to embrace terror as the organizing principle of its security policy? In The Theater of Operations, Joseph Masco locates the origins of the presentday U.S. counterterrorism apparatus in the Cold War’s “balance of terror.” He shows how, after the attacks of 9/11, the U.S. Global War on Terror mobilized a wide range of affective, conceptual,


“What Joseph Masco shows us in The Theater of Operations

and institutional resources established

is an entire affective structure—the management of anxiety,

during the Cold War to enable a new

resilience, steadfastness, sacrifice—that is demanded of every


Joseph Masco is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post–Cold War New Mexico, winner of the J. I. Staley Prize from the School for Advanced Research and the Rachel Carson Prize from the Society for the Social Studies of Science.

how specific aspects of emotional management, existential danger, state

secrecy, and threat awareness have evolved as core aspects of the American

citizen. Alert to liquid containers above 2.4 ounces, hypervigilant about abandoned bags, suspicious of loitering, and prepared for the detonation of a thermonuclear weapon— we learn to live our lives aware of tiny and apocalyptic things. With an anthropologist’s eye long attuned to life in the para-

social contract, he draws on archival, media, and ethnographic resources to

wartime state, Masco is the perfect guide to the theater of

offer a new portrait of American national security culture. Undemocratic and

the security state.”—PETER GALISON , author of Einstein’s

unrelenting, this counterterror state prioritizes speculative practices over facts,

Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps: Empires of Time

and ignores everyday forms of violence across climate, capital, and health in an unprecedented effort to anticipate and eliminate terror threats—real, imagined, and emergent.

“Joseph Masco’s brilliance lies in his ability to make visible the complex affective and discursive technologies that emerged from the long history of the Cold War, and to illuminate their effects on our everyday perceptions of security and harm. This much-anticipated book will be read widely in cultural anthropology and cultural studies. It is beautifully written and argued. That one leaves The Theater of Operations a bit paranoid is a tribute to Masco’s rhetorical skill.”—ELIZABETH A. POVINELLI, author of Economies of Abandonment: Social Belonging and Endurance in Late Liberalism


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The Life of Captain Cipriani An Account of British Government in the West Indies with the pamphlet The Case for West-Indian Self Government c . l . r . james With a New Introduction by Bridget Brereton

C. L. R. James (1901–1989), a Trinidadian historian, political activist, and writer, is the author of The Black Jacobins, an influential study of the Haitian Revolution. His play Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History and his now-classic book on sport and culture, Beyond a Boundary, are both published by Duke University Press. Bridget Brereton is Emerita Professor of History at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.



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century. It is partly based on James’s interviews with Arthur Andrew Cipriani (1876–1945). As

impressed by the service of the black West Indian troops and appalled at their treatment during and


are two of C. L. R. James’s most significant contribu-

historians and Marxist theorists of the twentieth

during the First World War, Cipriani was greatly OF BRITISH

pamphlet, The Case for West-Indian Self Government,

writer C. L. R. James, one of the most significant

a captain with the British West Indies Regiment


“The Life of Captain Cipriani and the excerpted

The Life of Captain Cipriani (1932) is the earliest full-length work of nonfiction by the Trinidadian


after the war. After his return to the West Indies,



The Case for West-Indian Self Government

he became a Trinidadian political leader and advo-

tions to the anticolonial cause. These early works

cate for West Indian self-government. James’s book is as much polemic as

played a crucial part in the development of his career

biography. Written in Trinidad and published in England, it is an early and power-

as a writer and political thinker. They helped articulate

ful statement of West Indian nationalism. An excerpt, The Case for West-Indian

the case for independence for Trinidad and the West

Self Government, was issued by Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s Hogarth Press in

Indies, and they effectively launched James’s career

1933. This volume includes the biography, the pamphlet, and a new introduction

as a public figure.”—KENT WORCESTER , author of C. L. R. James: A Political Biography

in which Bridget Brereton considers both texts and the young C. L. R. James in relation to Trinidadian and West Indian intellectual and social history. She

“This volume is an indispensable introduction to

discusses how James came to write his biography of Cipriani, how the book was

the dialectical synthesis of biography, sports, race,

received in the West Indies and Trinidad, and how, throughout his career, James

politics, and poetics that the early James brought to

would use biography to explore the dynamics of politics and history.

his encounter with Marxism. It was the later merging of the codes of these two already complex and synthetic discourses that made possible classic works like The Black Jacobins and Beyond A Boundary.”—PAGET

also in the C. L. R. James Archives

HENRY, coeditor of C. L. R. James’s Caribbean

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The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers The Caribbean Diaspora, 1920–1921 Volume XII marcus garvey robert a . hill , editor in chief

Volume XII of The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers covers

Robert A. Hill is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is Editor in Chief and Project Director of The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers Project at the James S. Coleman African Studies Center.

a period of twelve months, from the opening of the the

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The Caribbean Diaspora, 1920–1921 Volume XII

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UNIA’s historic first international convention in New


York, in August 1920, to Marcus Garvey’s return to


the United States in July 1921 after an extended tour of Cuba, Jamaica, Panama, Costa Rica, and Belize. In many ways the 1920 convention marked the high point of the Garvey movement in the United States,

“The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers will take its place among the most important records of the Afro-American experience.”—ERIC FONER , New York Times Book Review

while Garvey’s tour of the Caribbean, in the winter and spring of 1921, registered the greatest outpouring of popular support for the UNIA in its history. The period covered in the present volume was the moment of the movement’s political apotheosis, but also the moment when the finances of Garvey’s Black Star Line went into

“Robert A. Hill and his staff . . . have gathered over 30,000 documents from libraries and other sources in many countries. . . . The Garvey papers will reshape our understanding of the history of black nationalism and perhaps increase our understanding of contemporary black politics.”

free fall.


Volume XII highlights the centrality of Caribbean people not only to the conven-

“Now is our chance, through these important volumes,

tion, but also to the movement. The reports to the convention discussed the

to finally begin to come to terms with the significance

range of social and economic conditions obtaining in the Caribbean, particularly

of Garvey’s complex, fascinating career and the meaning

their impact on racial conditions. The quality of the discussions and debates

of the movement he built.”—LAWRENCE W. LEVINE ,

were impressive. Contained in these reports are some of the earliest and most

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clearly enunciated statements in defense of social and political freedom in the Caribbean. These documents form an underappreciated and still underutilized record of the political awakening of Caribbean people of African descent.

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Dance Floor Democracy The Social Geography of Memory at the Hollywood Canteen sherrie tucker Sherrie Tucker is Professor of American Studies at the University of Kansas. She is the author of Swing Shift: “All-Girl” Bands of the 1940s and coeditor of Big Ears: Listening for Gender in Jazz Studies, both also published by Duke University Press.

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Open from 1942 until 1945, the Hollywood Canteen was the most famous of the patriotic home-front nightclubs where civilian hostesses jitterbugged with enlisted men of the Allied Nations. Since the opening night, when the crowds were so thick that Bette Davis had to enter through the bathroom window to give her welcome speech,

“The publication of Dance Hall Democracy elevates cultural

the storied dance floor where movie stars

studies scholarship to new levels of sophistication and

danced with soldiers has been the subject

significance.”—GEORGE LIPSITZ , author of Midnight

of much U.S. nostalgia about the “Greatest

at the Barrelhouse: The Johnny Otis Story nT ee n

beautifully written evocation of the Hollywood Canteen. This original and highly creative work is a model of cultural history by a scholar of exemplary insight, intelligence, and sensitivity. Tucker brilliantly reads the dance floor to reveal meanings created, challenged, and negotiated by the dancers.

Generation.” Drawing from oral histories

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“Sherrie Tucker has given us a meticulously researched and

ker ie T u c Sherr

with civilian volunteers and military guests

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who danced at the wartime nightclub,

Sherrie Tucker explores how jitterbugging swing culture has come to represent the war in U.S. national memory. Yet her interviewees’ varied experiences and recollections belie the possibility of any singular historical narrative. Some

Dance Floor Democracy insists upon a complex and multi-

recall racism, sexism, and inequality on the nightclub’s dance floor and in Los

dimensional portrait of a period and a place too often viewed

Angeles neighborhoods, dynamics at odds with the U.S. democratic, egalitarian

through the lens of nostalgia.”—FARAH JASMINE GRIFFIN , author of Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II

ideals associated with the Hollywood Canteen and the “Good War” in popular culture narratives. For Tucker, swing dancing’s torque—bodies sharing weight, velocity, and turning power without guaranteed outcomes—is an apt metaphor for the jostling narratives, different perspectives, unsteady memories, and quotidian acts that comprise social history.

also by Sherrie Tucker

Big Ears: Listening for Gender in Jazz Studies

Swing Shift: “All–Girl” Bands of the 1940s

Nichole T. Rustin and Sherrie Tucker, editors

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Traveling Heavy

Adam’s Gift

A Memoir in between Journeys ruth behar

A Memoir of a Pastor’s Calling to Defy the Church’s Persecution of Lesbians and Gays jimmy creech With a New Foreword by Frank Schaefer

“Ruth Behar’s vivid personal vignettes sing of sorrow and joy, disappointment and love. They range from family and “Adam’s Gift is the most engaging

fieldwork to travel and returns to her

Adam ’s Gift

birthplace: Havana, Cuba. They explore her mixedness, Jewish and Latina. She is an ethnographer and a writer. Read

and join her moving quest for belong-

A MeMoir of A

ing and home.”—RENATO ROSALDO ,

PA stor’s CA llin g to Defy the C hurC h’s

author of The Day of Shelly’s Death:

PerseC ution of

The Poetry and Ethnography of Grief

lesbiA ns AnD gAys

and candid autobiography I have come across. The extraordinary journey of the Reverend Jimmy Creech certainly reveals his innermost desire to help allay the suffering that exists on our planet. Viewed within this context, it comes as no surprise that as a young United Methodist minister

“‘Travelers are those who go else-

he became involved in the justice

where because they want to . . . .

issue that would rock the church from

Immigrants are those who go else-

within—the LGBTQ rights movement.

where because they have to.’ Ruth Behar’s own story is one of being both

. . . Sadly, Jimmy’s message of inclu-

the reluctant immigrant and the enthusiastic traveler, and finally, perhaps

jimmy creech With a NeW ForeWord by

to appease both legacies, ‘an anthropologist who specializes in homesick-

FraNk SchaeFer

siveness and acceptance of LGBTQ rights within the Christian community

ness.’ Behar admits Spanish is her mother tongue, and yet she is a master

was ahead of his time and was, therefore, not heard or correctly under-

craftsperson in her father tongue, English. As always, her exquisite stories

stood by the leadership. In 1999, he was defrocked by a U.M. church trial

leave me astonished, amused, exhilarated, illuminated, and forever trans-

court. But that did not stop him from continuing his advocacy and activism

formed.” —SANDRA CISNEROS , author of The House on Mango Street

within the church. . . . Creech’s early witness and activism within the church

“Ruth Behar takes us deep into geographies she has charted, transcending anthropological reportage and finding the poetry that is there not only in the places she has mapped but also in history. She has written an

have provided a foundation for our new understanding of what ministerial integrity means in the LGBTQ movement.”—FRANK SCHAEFER , from the foreword

observant and surprisingly compassionate book, full of warmth. I enjoyed

“Jimmy Creech is a man who puts his life where his Gospel is! His amazing

reading every page; it is full of wisdom and devastating sincerity.”—NILO

journey, as told in his memoir, is the story of a follower of Christ who,

CRUZ , author of Anna in the Tropics, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

like Christ, risked his own life and ministry for the sake of the marginalized and scorned. The LGBT community will forever owe him a debt for his

Ruth Behar was born in Havana, Cuba. She and her family moved to New York City when she was five. In the years since, she has become an internationally acclaimed writer and the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. She is the author of many books, including An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba, The Vulnerable Observer: Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart, and Translated Woman: Crossing the Border with Esperanza’s Story, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Behar has been honored with many prizes, including a MacArthur “Genius” Award.

sacrifice and his witness to the love of God for ALL of God’s children.” —BISHOP GENE ROBINSON , Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire

Jimmy Creech is a former United Methodist minister, now retired and living in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has worked with many social action organizations, including Soulforce, an interfaith movement confronting spiritual violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons; the Methodist Federation for Social Action; the Raleigh Religious Network for Gay and Lesbian Equality; and Faith in America, an organization working to end religion-based bigotry. Frank Schaefer, a United Methodist minister, was put on a church trial for performing his son’s same-sex wedding.


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A Rock Garden in the South

Beautiful at All Seasons

elizabeth lawrence Edited by Nancy Goodwin with Allen Lacy

Southern Gardening and Beyond with Elizabeth Lawrence


elizabeth lawrence Edited by Ann L. Armstrong and Lindie Wilson

“I have learned more about horticulture, plants, and garden history and literature from Elizabeth Lawrence than from any other one person.” —KATHARINE WHITE, The New Yorker “As in all her gardening books, Elizabeth Lawrence writes from her own experience and personal records and out of relish and delight. . . . She’s written with the intimacy that comes of full knowledge, true and patient love, a grower’s sense of continuity in the natural world, and a lyricist’s lifetime practice of praise.”—EUDORA WELTY


Available in paperback for the first time, this book features the avid gardener and beloved writer Elizabeth Lawrence’s thoughts on rock gardening. She addresses the unique problem of culti-


• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Beautiful at All Seasons

Southern Gardening and Beyond with Elizabeth Lawrence

elizabeth lawrence ann l. armstrong & lindie wilson, editors

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In 1957, the revered garden writer Elizabeth Lawrence began a weekly column for the Charlotte Observer. This book presents 132 of the more than 700 pieces that she wrote for the Observer over fourteen years. “A . . . book of garden essays by the incomparable Elizabeth Lawrence is a cause for celebration.”—EMILY HERRING

WILSON , author of No One Gardens Alone: A Life of Elizabeth Lawrence

“Lawrence displays the virtues of a dedicated plantswoman: she is generous, patient, watchful and above all curious as she delves into

vating rock gardens in the South, where

the histories of her favorite plants.”—JENNIFER POTTER , The Times

the growing season is prolonged and

Literary Supplement

the humidity and heat are not conducive to such planting. Describing her experiences making a rock garden, Lawrence offers excellent advice on placing stones,

constructing steps, selecting plants, and making cuttings. At the same time, A Rock Garden in the South is relevant to all kinds of gardens; the renowned garden writer thoroughly discusses plants she has tried, recommending bulbs and other perennials, annuals, and woody plants. The editors have added an encyclopedia of plants

“All gardeners will welcome this splendidly edited collection of essays by Elizabeth Lawrence. They will delight in her elegant prose and subtle humor and will marvel at her breadth of knowledge of plants and literature. I could hardly put it down.”—NANCY GOODWIN , author of Montrose: Life in a Garden “Reading Lawrence reminds us that gardening is a way to connect to our community, our history and traditions and ultimately to the world around us. This is one for the bedside table.”—DAVID BARE , Winston-Salem Journal

alphabetized by genus and species.

Elizabeth Lawrence (1904–1985) wrote a popular gardening column


Elizabeth Lawrence (1904–1985) wrote a popular gardening column

for the Charlotte Observer from 1957 until 1971. She is the author of A Southern Garden, Gardens in Winter, and Lob’s Wood, as well as Beautiful at All Seasons, Gardening for Love, and The Little Bulbs, which are published by Duke University Press. Nancy Goodwin is the author of Montrose: Life in a Garden, also published by Duke University Press. Allen Lacy, formerly a gardening columnist for the New York Times, is the author of numerous gardening books. Goodwin and Lacy are coauthors of A Year in Our Gardens: Letters by Nancy Goodwin and Allen Lacy.

for the Charlotte Observer from 1957 until 1971. She is the author of A Southern Garden, Gardens in Winter, and Lob’s Wood, as well as A Rock Garden in the South, Gardening for Love, and The Little Bulbs, which are published by Duke University Press. Ann L. Armstrong is a garden lecturer and writer in Charlotte, North Carolina. She wrote the Wing Haven Garden Journal, a garden planning and maintenance calendar. Lindie Wilson owned Elizabeth Lawrence’s former home in Charlotte, where for more than twenty years she maintained the garden that Lawrence began in 1948.



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September 264 pages, 10 illustrations

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Entrepreneurial Selves


Neoliberal Respectability and the Making of a Caribbean Middle Class

Listening and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Colombia

carla freeman

ana maría ochoa gautier

“Carla Freeman’s scholarship reveals a delicate omnivorousness. She

“Aurality shows how hearing, writing, speech, and song were central to

offers a unique perspective on the affective economies through which

the constitution of modern personhood in the nineteenth century. Using

neoliberal capitalism and its middle-class subjects are made and remade,

Colombia as her case study, Ana María Ochoa Gautier explores how

demonstrating that neoliberalism is not monolithic or guaranteed. Its

colonial intellectuals, creoles, and indigenous people spoke, sung, and

varied ‘structures of feeling’ are produced, contested, and differentiated.

wrote across difference as they struggled to establish new kinds of politi-

Freeman’s way of making and working with theory is rare; it traverses

cal subjectivity and nationality. Her book offers a vital alternative to

multiple registers, holding in tension the specific, the general, the abstract,

a literature that has too often taken Western Europe and Anglophone

and the concrete.”—CINDI KATZ , author of Growing Up Global: Economic

North America as points of historical departure. Aurality will transform

Restructuring and Children’s Everyday Lives

our understandings of the human and the animal; nation and citizenship; music and language; speech and writing; and modernity itself.” —JONATHAN STERNE, author of MP3: The Meaning of a Format

Entrepreneurial Selves is an ethnography of neoliberalism. Bridging political economy and affect studies, Carla Freeman turns a spotlight on the entrepreneur, a figure saluted across the globe as the very embodi-

In this audacious book, Ana María

ment of neoliberalism. Steeped in more than a decade of ethnography

Ochoa Gautier explores how listening

on the emergent entrepreneurial middle class of Barbados, she finds

has been central to the production

dramatic reworkings of selfhood, intimacy, labor, and life amid the

of notions of language, music, voice,

rumbling effects of political-economic restructuring. She shows us that

and sound that determine the poli-

the déjà vu of neoliberalism, the global hailing of entrepreneurial flex-

tics of life. Drawing primarily from

ibility and its concomitant project of self-making, can only be grasped


through the thickness of cultural specificity where its costs and pleasures are unevenly felt. Freeman theorizes postcolonial neoliberalism by

Listening & Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Colombia

reimagining the Caribbean cultural model of ‘reputation-respectability.’

tion) are being mobilized in ways that sustain neoliberal precepts and, in so doing, re-map class, race, and gender through a new emotional

by different living entities at the juncture of the human and nonhuman. Her “acoustically tuned” analysis of

This remarkable book will allow readers to see how the material social practices formerly associated with resistance to capitalism (reputa-

nineteenth-century Colombian sources, Ochoa Gautier locates sounds produced


Ana María Ochoa Gautier

a wide array of texts reveals multiple debates on the nature of the aural.

These discussions were central to a politics of the voice harnessed in


the service of the production of different notions of personhood and

Carla Freeman is Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and associated faculty in Anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, at Emory University. She is the author of High Tech and High Heels in the Global Economy: Women, Work, and Pink Collar Identities in the Caribbean, also published by Duke University Press, and a coeditor of Global Middle Classes: Theorizing Through Ethnography.

belonging. In Ochoa Gautier’s groundbreaking work, Latin America

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and the Caribbean emerge as a historical site where the politics of life and the politics of expression inextricably entangle the musical and the linguistic, knowledge and the sensorial.

Ana María Ochoa Gautier is Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Center for Ethnomusicology at Columbia University. She is the author of several books in Spanish. SIGN, STORAGE, TRANSMISSION A Series Edited by Jonathan Sterne and Lisa Gitelman



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Speculative Markets

Second Chances

Drug Circuits and Derivative Life in Nigeria

Surviving AIDS in Uganda

kristin peterson

susan reynolds why te ,

“Speculative Markets brings exceptional clarity to a topic of genuine impor-


“Second Chances provides insight of impressive range and depth into the

tance—the relationship between transnational finance capital and phar-

impact of global health programs. It moves medical anthropology’s theoret-

maceutical supply in West Africa. This is a brilliant multisited ethnography

ical agenda along by offering a subtle but sharp critique of contemporary

of a market, advancing new theoretical understandings of contemporary

manifestations of biological/therapeutic citizenship. Yet its greatest innova-

economic life in Nigeria and beyond. Kristin Peterson also makes a vital

tion may be methodological. As a convincing work of collective ethnogra-

contribution to global health and pharmaceutical reasoning by raising

phy, Second Chances reveals the productive potential of ‘team’ or ‘project’

critical questions about drug procurement, distribution, and efficacy.” —JULIE LIVINGSTON , author of Improvising Medicine: An African

anthropology.”—VINH-KIM NGUYEN , author of The Republic of Therapy: Triage and Sovereignty in West Africa’s Time of AIDS

Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic

During the first decade In this unprecedented account of the

of this millennium, many

dynamics of Nigeria’s pharmaceutical

thousands of people in

markets, Kristin Peterson connects

Uganda who otherwise

multinational drug company policies,

would have died from

oil concerns, Nigerian political and


economic transitions, the circulation

at life. A massive global

of pharmaceuticals in the Global

health intervention, the

South, Wall Street machinations,

Drug Circuits and Derivative Life in Nigeria

KristiN PetersoN

scaling up of antiretroviral

and the needs and aspirations of

Photo by the author.

individual Nigerians. Studying the

and created a generation of people who learned to live with treatment.

pharmaceutical market in Lagos,

As clients they joined programs that offered free antiretroviral medi-

Nigeria, she places local market

cine and encouraged “positive living.” Because ART is not a cure but a

social norms and credit and pricing

lifelong treatment regime, its consequences are far-reaching for society,

practices in the broader context of

families, and individuals. Drawing on personal accounts and a broad

therapy (ART), saved them

regional, transnational, and global financial capital. Peterson explains

knowledge of Ugandan culture and history, the essays in this collection

how a significant and formerly profitable African pharmaceutical market

explore ART from the perspective of those who received second chances.

collapsed in the face of U.S. monetary policies and neoliberal economic

Their concerns about treatment, partners, children, work, food, and

reforms. And she illuminates the relation between that collapse and the

bodies reveal the essential sociality of Ugandan life. The collection is

American turn to speculative capital during the 1980s. In the process,

based on research undertaken by a team of social scientists including

she reveals the mutual constitution of financial speculation in the drug

both Western and African scholars.

industry and the structural adjustment plans that the IMF imposed on African nations. Her book is a sobering ethnographic analysis of the effects of speculation and “development” as they reverberate across markets and continents, and play out in everyday interpersonal transactions of the Lagos pharmaceutical market.

Kristin Peterson is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. EXPERIMENTAL FUTURES: TECHNOLOGIC AL LIVES, SCIENTIFIC ARTS, ANTHROPOLOGIC AL VOICES A Series Edited by Michael M. J. Fischer and Joseph Dumit


got second chances

Contributors Phoebe Kajubi, David Kyaddondo, Lotte Meinert, Hanne O. Mogensen, Godfrey Etyang Siu, Jenipher Twebaze, Michael A. Whyte, Susan Reynolds Whyte

Susan Reynolds Whyte is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen. She is the author of Questioning Misfortune: The Pragmatics of Uncertainty in Eastern Uganda, coauthor of Social Lives of Medicines, and coeditor of Disability in Local and Global Worlds. CRITIC AL GLOBAL HEALTH: EVIDENCE, EFFIC ACY, ETHNOGRAPHY Edited by Vincanne Adams and João Biehl



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Biomedicine in an Unstable Place

How Climate Change Comes to Matter

Infrastructure and Personhood in a Papua New Guinean Hospital

The Communal Life of Facts candis callison

alice street “A gifted storyteller who brings enormous empathy and nuance to each “This compelling study achieves almost perfect pitch in the way it engages

group she documents, Candis Callison depicts the current discursive strug-

quite different sources of understanding. At once true to the locale of a

gles over climate change, as such diverse players as corporate respon-

hospital in the Pacific and to the world of institutions just round everyone’s

sibility advocates, evangelical Christians, and Inuit tribal leaders, not to

corner, it also conveys the unexpected accommodations that patients and

mention scientists and journalists, seek to reconcile the need for dramatic

staff alike have to make to the predicaments in which they find themselves.

change with their existing sets of professional norms and cultural values.

Closely observed, sympathetic, critical, this is contemporary ethnography

This is essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand how

of the first order.”—MARILYN STRATHERN , University of Cambridge

science gets refracted across an increasingly diverse media landscape and for anyone who wants to understand how they might be more effective at changing entrenched beliefs and practices.”—HENRY JENKINS , coauthor

Biomedicine in an

of Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture

Unstable Place is the story of people’s struggle to make

Photo by the author.

During the past decade, skepticism about climate change has frustrated

biomedicine work

those seeking to engage broad publics and motivate them to take

in a public hospital

action on the issue. In this innovative ethnography, Candis Callison

in Papua New Guinea.

examines the initiatives of social and professional groups as they

It is a story encom-

encourage diverse American publics to care about climate change. She

passing the history of

explores the efforts of science journalists, scientists who have become

hospital infrastructures as sites of colonial and postcolonial governance,

expert voices for and about climate change, American evangelicals,

the simultaneous production of Papua New Guinea as a site of global

Indigenous leaders, and advocates for corporate social responsibility.

medical research and public health, and people’s encounters with

The disparate efforts of these groups illuminate the challenge of main-

urban institutions and biomedical technologies. In Papua New Guinea,

taining fidelity to scientific facts while transforming them into ethical

a century of state building has weakened already inadequate colonial

and moral calls to action. Callison investigates the different vernaculars

infrastructures, and people experience the hospital as a space of insti-

through which we understand and articulate our worlds, as well as the

tutional, medical, and ontological instability.

nuanced and pluralistic understandings of climate change evident in

In the hospital’s clinics, biomedical practitioners struggle amid severe

different forms of advocacy. As she demonstrates, climate change offers

resource shortages to make the diseased body visible and knowable to

an opportunity to look deeply at how issues and problems that begin

the clinical gaze. That struggle is entangled with attempts by doctors,

in a scientific context come to matter to wide publics, and to rethink

nurses, and patients to make themselves visible to external others—

emerging interactions among different kinds of knowledge and experi-

to kin, clinical experts, global scientists, politicians, and international

ence, evolving media landscapes, and claims to authority and expertise.

development workers—as socially recognizable and valuable persons.

Candis Callison is Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of

Here hospital infrastructures emerge as relational technologies that are

Journalism at the University of British Columbia.

fundamentally fragile but also offer crucial opportunities for making people visible and knowable in new, unpredictable, and powerful ways.

Alice Street is a Chancellors Fellow in Social Anthropology in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh.




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The Multispecies Salon

Illusions of a Future

eben kirksey,

Psychoanalysis and the Biopolitics of Desire


k ate schechter “This timely anthology offers a substantial and engaging introduction to the field of multispecies studies, clearly presenting the core concepts of an important and influential area of scholarship, which will become increasingly central to anthropology, science studies, environmental studies, and social theory. At the same time, The Multispecies Salon is in many ways an art book. It features an extraordinary range of remarkable art projects, which are fascinating in their own right and beautifully written up.”—SARAH FRANKLIN , author of Biological Relatives: IVF, Stem Cells, and the Future of Kinship

“Illusions of a Future is not only a careful, fightingly smart account of what happens to middle-American psychoanalysis and its ‘crisis’ under neoliberal conditions of risk and accountability. It is an argument for a rethinking of biopolitics. Kate Schechter uses a rigorous historical and ethnographic account of twentieth-century and contemporary psychoanalysis in Chicago to address and extend both Foucauldian and Derridean readings of analysis and of Freud at the very point where these readings appear to falter or reverse course. She does so through empirical engagement with ‘local catalogs of resistances,’ a project that she terms ‘rethinking biopolitics with renovated psychoanalytic

A new approach to writing culture has arrived: multispecies ethnography.


Plants, animals, fungi, and microbes singular book about natural and

A pioneering ethnography of psychoanal-

cultural history. Anthropologists

ysis, Illusions of a Future explores the

biological scientists to illuminate how diverse organisms are entangled in political, economic, and cultural systems. Contributions from influential writers and scholars, such as EDITOR

The Bad Family, and Other Modern Things

appear alongside humans in this

have collaborated with artists and

E B E N K I R K S E Y,

its reader.”—LAWRENCE COHEN, author of No Aging in India: Alzheimer’s,



resources’ and one that makes intense and rewarding demands on


psychoanalysis and the biopolitics of desire

kate schechter

political economy of private therapeutic labor within industrialized medicine. Focusing on psychoanalysis in Chicago, a historically important location in the development and institutionalization of psychoanalysis in the United States, Kate

Dorion Sagan, Karen Barad, Donna

Schechter examines the nexus of theory,

Haraway, and Anna Lowenhaupt

practice, and institutional form in the

Tsing, are featured along with essays by emergent artists and cultural

original instituting of psychoanalysis,


its normalization, and now its “crisis.”

Delectable mushrooms flourishing in the aftermath of ecological

She describes how contemporary ana-

disaster, microbial cultures enlivening the politics and value of food,

lysts struggle to maintain conceptions

and emergent life forms running wild in the age of biotechnology

of themselves as capable of deciding what psychoanalysis is and how

all figure in this curated collection of essays and artifacts. Recipes

to regulate it in order to prevail over market demands for the efficiency

provide instructions on how to cook acorn mush, make cheese out

and standardization of mental health treatments.

of human milk, and enliven forests after they have been clear-cut.

In the process, Schechter shows how deeply imbricated the analyst-patient

The Multispecies Salon investigates messianic dreams, environmental

relationship is in this effort. Since the mid-twentieth century, the “real”

nightmares, and modest sites of biocultural hope.

relationship between analyst and patient is no longer the unremarked


background of analysis but its very site. Psychoanalysts seek to validate

Karen Barad, Caitlin Berrigan, Karin Bolender, Maria Brodine, Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn,

the centrality of this relationship with theory and, through codified “stan-

David S. Edmunds, Christine Hamilton, Donna J. Haraway, Stefan Helmreich,

dards,” to claim it as a privileged technique. It has become the means by

Angela James, Lindsay Kelley, Eben Kirksey, Linda Noel, Heather Paxson, Nathan Rich,

which psychoanalysts, in seeking to protect their disciplinary autonomy,

Anna Rodriguez, Dorion Sagan, Craig Schuetze, Nicholas Shapiro, Miriam Simun,

have unwittingly bound themselves to a neoliberal discourse of regulation.

Kim TallBear, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

Eben Kirksey is a permanent faculty member in Environmental Humanities at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Freedom in Entangled Worlds: West Papua and the Global Architecture of Power, also published by Duke University Press.

Kate Schechter is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush Medical College, Chair of Conceptual Foundations at the Institute for Clinical Social Work, and Faculty at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is in the private practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Chicago. EXPERIMENTAL FUTURES: TECHNOLOGIC AL LIVES, SCIENTIFIC ARTS, ANTHROPOLOGIC AL VOICES A Series Edited by Michael M. J. Fischer and Joseph Dumit




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August 288 pages

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anthropolog y

The Republic Unsettled


Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism

The Afterlife of Destruction

mayanthi l . fernando

gastón r . gordillo

“At the edges of the dreamscapes put forward by the state and capi“The Republic Unsettled is a brilliant book, at once a concrete examination of the experiences of Muslim French and a compelling analysis of the

tal, Gastón R. Gordillo shows us haunted places where phantoms and curses join human bones and broken bricks: rubble. The Argentine Chaco

structural and discursive obstacles they face. A major contribution to both

becomes a magical landscape wrapped in multiple pasts and presents.

ethnography and political theory, this provocative, beautifully written work

Simultaneously erudite and evocative, Rubble: The Afterlife of Destruction

will appeal to those interested in debates about Muslims in Europe and the

remakes the stories we tell about knowledge and history—and the legacy

possibilities for thinking difference differently.”—JOAN WALLACH SCOTT,

of violent conquest from the Spanish empire to the soy boom.”—ANNA

author of The Fantasy of Feminist History

LOWENHAUPT TSING , coeditor of Words in Motion: Toward a Global Lexicon

In 1989, three Muslim schoolgirls At the foot of the Argentine Andes,

from a Paris suburb refused to Mayanthi L. Fernando

The Republic


remove their Islamic headscarves in

bulldozers are destroying forests

class. The headscarf crisis signaled

and homes to create soy fields in

an Islamic revival among the chil-

an area already strewn with rubble

dren of North African immigrants;

from previous waves of destruction

it also ignited an ongoing debate

and violence. Based on ethno-

about the place of Muslims within


The Afterlife of Destruction

Muslim French and the contradictions of secularism

graphic research in this region where the mountains give way to

the secular nation-state. Based on ten years of ethnographic research,

the Gran Chaco lowlands, Gastón

The Republic Unsettled alternates

R. Gordillo shows how geographic

between an analysis of Muslim

space is inseparable from the

French religiosity and the con-

material, historical, and affective

tradictions of French secularism

ruptures embodied in debris.

precipitated by this Muslim identity.

Gastón R. Gordillo

Mayanthi L. Fernando explores how Muslim French draw on both Islamic and secular-republican traditions to create novel modes of ethical and

His exploration of the significance of rubble encompasses lost cities,

derelict train stations, overgrown Jesuit missions and Spanish forts,

political life, reconfiguring those traditions to imagine a new future for

stranded steamships, mass graves, and razed forests. Examining the

France. She also examines how the political discourses, institutions,

effects of these and other forms of debris on the people living on

and laws that constitute French secularism regulate Islam, transforming

nearby ranches and farms, and in towns, Gordillo emphasizes that for

the Islamic tradition and what it means to be Muslim. Fernando traces

the rural poor, the rubble left in the wake of capitalist and imperialist

how long-standing tensions within secularism and republican citizen-

endeavors is not romanticized ruin but the material manifestation of the

ship are displaced onto France’s Muslims, who are, as a result, rendered

violence and dislocation that created it.

illegitimate as political citizens and moral subjects. She argues, ulti-

Gastón R. Gordillo is Professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Landscapes of Devils: Tensions of Place and Memory in the Argentinean Chaco, also published by Duke University Press.

mately, that the Muslim question is as much about secularism as it is about Islam.

Mayanthi L. Fernando is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.



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July 336 pages, 65 illustrations

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anthropolog y

Given to the Goddess

Cultivating the Nile

South Indian Devadasis and the Sexuality of Religion

The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt jessica barnes

lucinda ramberg “Cultivating the Nile is an impressive account of something we know little “Lucinda Ramberg’s powerful combination of ethnographic observation

about despite its growing urgency: the causes of water scarcity in any

and theoretical reflection connects the study of a particular social group

particular region and the ways that the people affected deal with it.

in South India (devadasis or jogatis) with general issues in anthropology

A significant contribution to the growing literature on water sustainability

and feminist and queer studies. Given to the Goddess will prove relevant

around the world, Cultivating the Nile is likely to be discussed for years

to those, such as myself, who know very little about India but who are

to come.”—STEVEN C. CATON , Harvard University

concerned with related issues in different contexts.”—ÉRIC FASSIN, Université Paris-8

The waters of the Nile are fundamental to life in Egypt. In this compelling

Gi v en to the Godde ss Lucinda Ramberg

Who and what are marriage and

ethnography, Jessica Barnes explores

sex for? Whose practices and which

the everyday politics of water: a poli-

ways of talking to god can count as

tics anchored in the mundane yet vital

religion? Lucinda Ramberg considers

acts of blocking, releasing, channeling,

these questions based on two years

and diverting water. She examines

of ethnographic research on an ongo-

the quotidian practices of farmers,

ing South Indian practice of dedication

government engineers, and interna-

in which girls, and sometimes boys,

Cultivating the Nile

T h e e v e ry d ay P o l i T i c s o f waT e r i n e g y P T

the waters of the Nile flowing into and

are married to a goddess. Called

through Egypt. Situating these local

devadasis, or jogatis, those dedicated become female and male women who SOUTH INDIAN DEVADASIS and the SEXUALITY of RELIGION

tional donors as they interact with

jessica barnes

practices in relation to broader pro-

conduct the rites of the goddess out-

cesses that affect Nile waters, Barnes

side the walls of her main temple and

moves back and forth from farmer to government ministry, from irriga-

transact in sex outside the bounds

tion canal to international water conference. By showing how the waters

of conjugal matrimony. Marriage to the goddess, as well as the rites

of the Nile are constantly made and remade as a resource by people in

that the dedication ceremony authorizes jogatis to perform, have long

and outside Egypt, she demonstrates the range of political dynamics,

been seen as illegitimate and criminalized. Kinship with the goddess is

social relations, and technological interventions that must be incorpo-

productive for the families who dedicate their children, Ramberg argues,

rated into understandings of water and its management.

and yet it cannot conform to modern conceptions of gender, family, or

Jessica Barnes is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment and Sustainability Program at the University of South Carolina.

religion. This nonconformity, she suggests, speaks to the limitations of modern categories, as well as to the possibilities of relations—between and among humans and deities—that exceed such categories.

Lucinda Ramberg is Assistant Professor in the Department of

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Anthropology and the Program in Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Cornell University.




September 304 pages, 25 illustrations

September 256 pages, 24 illustrations

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cultural studies

Habeas Viscus

Oxford Street, Accra

Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human

City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism ato quayson

alex ander g . weheliye “Oxford Street, Accra is an erudite and accomplished book by one of Africa’s “Habeas Viscus is a major contribution to the discourses of race and modern politics. Alexander G. Weheliye intervenes in contemporary engagement with Agamben’s and Foucault’s scholarship on biopolitics by opening new lines of inquiry for thinking through the problem of the human. Weheliye turns to the work of two major scholars and theorists of black studies, Hortense Spillers and Sylvia Wynter, revealing their thinking about the material and discursive existence of black bodies as vital analytical rubrics for conceptualizing the human.”—WAHNEEMA

most prominent literary and cultural critics. Ato Quayson is astute in his use of critical theory to illuminate transforming African urban cultures, and he is creative in the aspects of urban space he chooses to analyze. He inventively depicts the tensions of the diverse imaginaries, calculations, and ethical sensibilities that cut across the conventional zones and distinctions of city life, giving rise to new connections near and far.”—ABDOU-

MALIQ SIMONE , author of For the City Yet to Come: Changing African Life in Four Cities

LUBIANO , editor of The House That Race Built


Habeas Viscus focuses attention on the centrality of race to notions of the human. Alexander G. Weheliye develops a theory of “racializing assemblages,” taking race as a set of sociopolitical processes that


Spillers and Sylvia Wynter is vital

to the intellectual project of black studies vis-à-vis racialization and the category of the human in western modernity. Wynter and Spillers configure black studies as an endeavor to disrupt the governing conception of humanity as synonymous with white, western man. Weheliye posits black feminist theories of modern humanity as useful correctives to the “bare life and biopolitics discourse” exemplified by the works

its settlement in the mid-seventeenth

including the histories of colonial and

on anchoring political hierarchies

to Weheliye’s argument. Particularly significant are their contributions

He traces the city’s evolution from

tion of space with broader dynamics,

per se, frequently depends

black feminist scholars Hortense

and globalized commercial district.

sounds, interactions, and distribu-

This disciplining, while not biological


Street, part of Accra’s most vibrant

bines his impressions of the sights,

not-quite-humans, and nonhumans.

in human flesh. The work of the

capital city through a focus on Oxford

century to the present day. He com-

discipline humanity into full humans,


In Oxford Street, Accra, Ato Quayson analyzes the dynamics of Ghana’s

City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism

Ato Quayson

postcolonial town planning and the marks of transnationalism evident in

Accra’s salsa scene, gym culture, and commercial billboards. Quayson finds that the various planning systems that have shaped the city—and had their stratifying effects intensified by the IMF -mandated structural adjustment programs of the late 1980s—prepared the way for the early1990s transformation of a largely residential neighborhood into a kinetic shopping district. With an intense commercialism overlying, or coexisting with, stark economic inequalities, Oxford Street is a microcosm of historical and urban processes that have made Accra the variegated

of Giorgio Agamben and Michel Foucault, which, Weheliye contends,

and contradictory metropolis that it is today.

vastly underestimate the conceptual and political significance of race

Ato Quayson is Professor of English and Director of the Centre for

in constructions of the human. Habeas Viscus reveals the pressing need

Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Strategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing, Calibrations: Reading for the Social, and Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation, as well as editor of the two-volume Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature, coeditor of A Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism, and General Editor of the Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry.

to make the insights of black studies and black feminism foundational to the study of modern humanity.

Alexander G. Weheliye is Associate Professor of African-American Studies and English at Northwestern University. He is the author of Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity, also published by Duke University Press.



August 224 pages, 14 illustrations

August 320 pages, 20 illustrations

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cultural studies


Porn Archives

mark featherstone & malcolm miles ,

tim dean , steven ruszczycky & david squires , editors

special issue editors

a special issue of CULTURAL POLITICS “Everyone working on porn will have to refer to this field-defining collection.

Following the collapse of communist and socialist utopianism in the twentieth century, the global

It is an important book, notable for its compelling argument, stellar roster of contributors, intellectual heft, and broad theoretical scope. It is the most exacting and exciting statement about porn studies to date.” —ROBYN WIEGMAN , author of Object Lessons

economic crisis has

Hut 11, a.k.a. the Bombe Room, a.k.a. “the hell hole.” Photo by Gair Dunlop.

foreclosed the promise of

While sexually explicit writing and

a neoliberal consumerist

art have been around for millennia,

utopia in the twenty-first.

pornography—as an aesthetic, moral,

This special issue of

and juridical category—is a modern inven-

Cultural Politics consid-

tion. The contributors to Porn Archives

ers what happens when

explore how the production and prolifera-

people believe that the system they currently inhabit does not work,

tion of pornography has been intertwined

but they see few viable alternatives, and wide-scale change seems

with the emergence of the archive as a

impossible in any case. Considering history, fiction, art, and economic

conceptual and physical site for preserving,

theory, the contributors think about the ways in which a vital future

cataloguing, and transmitting documents

might emerge from an exhausted culture. Topics include narratives of

and artifacts. By segregating and regulat-

catastrophe and escape in Cold War fiction, the narcotic haze of amuse-

ing access to sexually explicit material,

in contemporary art. The issue also features an interview with autono-

Jess, Untitled “paste-up” (ca. 1950s). © The Jess Collins Trust, used by permission.

mist Paolo Virno on social individualism and imagination. Exploring

porn has become a site for the production of knowledge, as well as

how the current dystopian worldview points toward alternative utopian

the production of pleasure.

ment culture in China, and the meaning of protest and utopian critique

futures, the contributors seize a critical opportunity for new forms of cultural politics to emerge.

archives have helped constitute pornography as a distinct genre. As a result,

The essays in this collection address the historically and culturally varied interactions between porn and the archive. Topics range from


library policies governing access to sexually explicit material to the

Thierry Bardini, John Beck, Mark Chou, Mark Dorrian, Gair Dunlop, Mark Featherstone, Jonathan Harris, Malcolm Miles, Tao Dongfeng, Paolo Virno

growing digital archive of “war porn,” or eroticized combat imagery; and from same-sex amputee porn to gay black comic book superhero

Mark Featherstone is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Keele University. Malcolm Miles is Professor of Cultural Theory at the University of

porn. Together the pieces trace pornography as it crosses borders,

Plymouth School of Architecture, Design and Environment.

notions of what counts as legitimate forms of knowledge. The collection

transforms technologies, consolidates sexual identities, and challenges concludes with a valuable resource for scholars: a list of pornography archives held by institutions around the world.

Contributors Jennifer Burns Bright, Eugenie Brinkema, Joseph Bristow, Robert L. Caserio, Ronan Crowley, Tim Dean, Robert Dewhurst, Lisa Downing, Frances Ferguson, Loren Glass, Harri Kalha, Marcia Klotz, Prabha Manuratne, Mireille Miller-Young, Nguyen Tan Hoang, John Paul Ricco, Steven Ruszczycky, Melissa Schindler, Darieck Scott, Caitlin Shanley, Ramo´n E. Soto-Crespo, David Squires, Linda Williams

Tim Dean is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at SUNY at Buffalo, where he is also the Director of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture. He is the author of Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of Barebacking and Beyond Sexuality. Steven Ruszczycky recently completed a PhD in English at SUNY at Buffalo, where David Squires is a PhD candidate in English.



July 164 pages, 11 illustrations

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w o m e n’ s s t u d i e s

A Taste for Brown Sugar

Street Corner Secrets

Black Women in Pornography

Sex, Work, and Migration in the City of Mumbai

mireille miller -young

svati p. shah

“Finally: scholarship that centers black women’s labor and ideas in both

“I learned a tremendous amount from Street Corner Secrets. Svati P. Shah

academia and the sex industries and gives crucial voice to underrepre-

thoughtfully and passionately lays out the struggles poor women face every

sented workers and feminist thinkers. Accessible to scholars and general

day and their creative attempts to survive and move forward. Her concern

readers alike, this book will enrage you, enlighten you, and make you

about and respect for the women she meets shines through on every page.

rethink everything you know about race and sex.”—TRISTAN TAORMINO,

This is the best of engaged anthropology. It will become a classic on gendered

author of True Lust: Adventures in Sex, Porn, and Peversion

labor, sexual labor, and the precarity of informal work.”—DENISE BRENNAN , author of Life Interrupted: Trafficking into Forced Labor in the United States

A Taste for Brown Sugar boldly takes on Street Corner Secrets challenges wide-

representations of black women’s sexuality in the porn industry. It is based on

spread notions of sex work in India by

Mireille Miller-Young’s extensive archival

examining solicitation in three spaces

research and her interviews with dozens


seldom placed within the same analytic

entertainment industry since the 1980s.

frame—brothels, streets, and public

The women share their thoughts about

day-wage labor markets (nakas), where

desire and eroticism, black women’s sexu-

sexual commerce may be solicited

ality and representation, and ambition

discreetly alongside other income-

and the need to make ends meet. Miller-

generating activities. Focusing on women who migrated to Mumbai from rural, eco-

Young documents their interventions into Jeannie Pepper, Cannes, France 1986. Courtesy of

within the city of Mumbai that are

of women who have worked in the adult

the complicated history of black women’s sexuality, looking at individual choices,

Sex, Work, and Migration in the City of Mumbai


nomically underdeveloped areas within India, Svati P. Shah argues that selling sexual services is one of a number of

however small—a costume, a gesture, an improvised line—as small acts of resistance, of what she calls “illicit eroticism.” Building on the work

ways women working as laborers may earn a living, demonstrating that

of other black feminist theorists, and contributing to the field of sex

sex work, like day labor, is a part of India’s vast informal economy. Here,

work studies, she seeks to expand discussion of black women’s sexual-

various means of earning—legitimized or stigmatized, legal or illegal—

ity to include their eroticism and desires, as well as their participation

overlap or exist in close proximity to one another, shaping a narrow field

and representation in the adult entertainment industry. Miller-Young

of livelihood options that women navigate daily. In the course of this rich

wants the voices of black women sex workers heard, and the decisions

ethnography, Shah discusses policing practices, migrants’ access to hous-

they make, albeit often within material and industrial constraints,

ing and water, the idea of public space, critiques of states and citizenship,

recognized as their own.

and the discursive location of violence within debates on sexual commerce.

Mireille Miller-Young is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies at the

Throughout, the book analyzes the epistemology of prostitution, and the

University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a coeditor of The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure.

silences and secrets that constitute the discourse of sexual commerce on Mumbai’s streets.

Svati P. Shah is Assistant Professor in the Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. NEXT WAVE: NEW DIRECTIONS IN WOMEN’S STUDIES A Series Edited by Inderpal Grewal, Caren Kaplan, and Robyn Wiegman

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August 272 pages, 6 illustrations

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gay & lesbian / queer / transgender studies

A View from the Bottom

On the Visceral, Part I

Asian American Masculinity and Sexual Representation

Race, Sex, and Other Gut Feelings

nguyen tan hoang

sharon holland , marcia ochoa & kyla wazana tompkins , special issue


a special issue of GLQ “Nguyen Tan Hoang’s exciting book is a compelling account of the aesthetic, political, and queer possibilities of racialized forms of ‘bottomhood.’

Using the gut as a starting point,

As someone who has been writing about masochism and passivity in

this special issue of GLQ focuses

relation to queer femininities for a while, I realize that this is the book

on the idea of the visceral as a

I have needed in sorting through the complex forms of personhood, plea-

trope for the carnal and bloody

sure, and power that bottomhood braids into the meanings of race, nation,

logic that organizes life. It brings

and sexuality.”—JACK HALBERSTAM , author of The Queer Art of Failure

together scholars working in food studies, American studies, sexuality and queer studies, and critical

A View from the Bottom offers a

race theory, who are keen not

major critical reassessment of male

only to understand patterns of

effeminacy and its racialization in

bodily production and consump-

visual culture. Examining portrayals

tion but also to propose new

of Asian and Asian American men in

theoretical scaffoldings for our

Hollywood cinema, European art film,

understanding of the intersection

gay pornography, and experimental

of race, food, the human, and

documentary, Nguyen Tan Hoang

the animal. These essays high-

explores the cultural meanings that

light the moments, texts, and

accrue to sexual positions. He shows how cultural fantasies around the position of the sexual “bottom” overdetermine and refract the meanings of race, gender, sexuality, and nationality in American culture in ways that both enable and constrain Asian

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processes that link food, flesh, and the alimentary tract to

systems of pleasure—as well as to historical and political systems of inequality. The contributors seek to unearth structures of feeling, sensing, and embodiment that have been obscured either by colonialist

masculinity. Challenging the association of bottoming with passivity and

historiography or political prejudice.

abjection, Nguyen suggests ways of thinking about the bottom posi-


tion that afford agency and pleasure. A more capacious conception of

Leah Devun, Sharon Holland, Rachel Lee, Jennifer C. Nash, Marcia Ochoa, Kyla Wazana

bottomhood—as a sexual position, a social alliance, an affective bond,

Tompkins, Zeb Tortorici

and an aesthetic form—has the potential to destabilize sexual, gender, and racial norms, suggesting an ethical mode of relation organized not around dominance and mastery but around the risk of vulnerability and shame. Thus reconceived, bottomhood as a critical category creates new possibilities for arousal, receptiveness, and recognition, and offers a new framework for analyzing sexual representations in cinema as well as understanding their relation to oppositional political projects.

Nguyen Tan Hoang is Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at Bryn Mawr College. He is also a videomaker whose works include look_im_azn, K.I.P., PIRATED! and Forever Bottom! His videos have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art, The Getty Center, and the Centre Pompidou.

Sharon Holland is Associate Professor of English at Duke University. She is the author of The Erotic Life of Racism and Raising the Dead: Readings of Death and (Black) Subjectivity, both published by Duke University Press. Marcia Ochoa is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens, and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela, also published by Duke University Press. Kyla Wazana Tompkins is Associate Professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies at Pomona College.

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September 140 pages, 2 illustrations Vol. 20, no. 4

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gay & lesbian / queer / transgender studies

Decolonizing the Transgender Imaginary

Queer Theory without Antinormativity

aren aizura , marcia ochoa , salvador vidal- ortiz , trystan cotton & carsten B alzer / C arla l a G ata , special issue editors

robyn wiegman & elizabeth a . wilson ,

special issue editors

a special issue of DIFFERENCES a special issue of TSQ: TRANSGENDER STUDIES QUARTERLY

What is at stake in acknowledging transgender studies’ Anglophone roots in the global North and West? What kinds of politics might emerge from challenging the assumption that biological sex—or the categories “man” and “woman”—is stable and self-evident across time, space, and culture? This special issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly asks how trans scholarship can decolonize, rather than reproduce, dominant imaginaries of sexuality and gender. The issue highlights roadblocks as well as unexpected openings in the global circulation of trans politics and culture. A First Nations scholar recovers lost tribal knowledge of non-Eurocentric gender. A Thai trans filmmaker negotiates culturally incommensurable categories of self. Two contributors consider what is lost as the term transgender replaces local, vernacular categories of difference in India. A study of genderqueer childhood in Peru disrupts colonial ethnographer-informant roles, while another author critiques the colonialist ethnography on the sarimbavy, gender nonconforming categories of Madagascar. Another essay follows the global commodity chain of synthetic hormones to explore the biopolitics of transgender bodies and race. Finally, a roundtable discussion among transnational activists, culture makers, and scholars offers perspectives ranging from the celebratory to the cynical on decolonizing the transgender imaginary.

The tyrannies of sexual normativity have been widely denounced in queer theory. Heteronormativity, homonormativity, family values, marriage, and monogamy have all been objects of sustained queer critique, most often in purely oppositional form: as antinormativity. The contributors to this special issue of differences ask a seemingly simple question of this critical code: can queer theory proceed without a primary allegiance to antinormativity? These essays offer an affirmative answer either by rethinking normativity or eschewing it altogether


in order to redirect the intellectual and political energies of the field.

Aren Aizura, Finn Jackson Ballard, Carsten Balzer/Carla LaGata, Karma Chavez,


Giancarlo Cornejo, Trystan Cotton, Aniruddha Dutta, Julian Gill-Peterson, Marcia Ochoa, Seth Palmer, Jai Arun Ravine, Lara Rodriguez, Liz Rosenfeld, Raina Roy, T. J. Tallie, Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Saylesh Wesley, Cindy Wu

Aren Aizura is Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Marcia Ochoa is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Salvador Vidal-Ortiz is Associate Professor of Sociology at American University. Trystan Cotton is Associate Professor of Gender Studies at California State University, Stanislaus. Carsten Balzer/Carla LaGata is the senior researcher of Transgender Europe and lead researcher of the Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide project.

Erica Edwards, Annamarie Jagose, Vicki Kirby, Heather Love, Madhavi Menon, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Michael Warner, Robyn Wiegman, Elizabeth A. Wilson

Robyn Wiegman is Professor of Literature and Women’s Studies at Duke University. She is the author of Object Lessons and editor of Women’s Studies on Its Own: A Next Wave Reader in Institutional Change, both published by Duke University Press. Elizabeth A. Wilson is Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University. She is the author of Psychosomatic: Feminism and the Neurological Body, also published by Duke University Press.



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media studies

Roy Cape

Beautiful Data

A Life on the Calypso and Soca Bandstand

A History of Vision and Reason since 1945

jocelyne guilbault & roy cape

orit halpern

“Roy Cape is a true delight. It is an engagingly written portrayal of the

“Beautiful Data is a wonderful book, deeply engaging and full of compel-

interplay of Roy Cape’s musicianship and life, demonstrating how his social

ling insights. Reading across fields, disciplines, borders, and issues, Orit

relations on the bandstand are inextricably connected to the way he lives

Halpern chronicles the emergence of a new way of thinking about the

in the world. I like the way that the book moves from the conventions of

world for the digital moment. It is crucial reading for anyone interested

biography to a lively exchange between Roy and Jocelyne Guilbault, and

in the new directions in which the humanities, the arts, and education are

then becomes increasingly adventurous, only to slow down again before

moving.”—PRISCILLA WALD , author of Contagious: Cultures, Carriers,

the poignant afterword.”—RONALD RADANO , author of Lying Up a

and the Outbreak Narrative

Nation: Race and Black Music

Roy Cape is a Trinidadian saxophonist joCeLyne guiLBAuLt

roy CApe

active as a band musician for more than fifty years and as a bandleader for more than thirty. He is known throughout the islands and the Caribbean diasporas in North America and Europe. Part ethnography, part biography, and part Caribbean music history, Roy Cape is about the making of reputation and circulation, and about the meaning of labor and work ethics. An experiment in storytell-

A Life on the CALypso

soCA BAndstAnd

ing, it joins Roy’s voice with that of ethnomusicologist Jocelyne Guilbault.

Charles and Ray Eames, Glimpses of the USA, Moscow 1959. ©2013 Eames Office, LLC (

The idea for the book emerged from an exchange they had while dis-

Beautiful Data is both a history of big data and interactivity, and

cussing Roy’s journey as a performer and bandleader. In conversation,

a sophisticated meditation on ideas about vision and cognition in the

they began experimenting with voice, with who takes the lead, who

second half of the twentieth century. Contending that our forms of

says what, when, to whom, and why. Their book reflects that dynamic,

attention, observation, and truth are contingent and contested, Orit

combining first-person narrative, dialogue, and the polyphony of Roy’s

Halpern historicizes the ways that we are trained, and train ourselves,

bandmates’ voices. Listening to recordings and looking at old photo-

to observe and analyze the world. Tracing the postwar impact of

graphs elicited more recollections, which allowed Roy to expand on

cybernetics and the communication sciences on the social and human

recurring themes and motifs. This congenial, candid book offers differ-

sciences, design, arts, and urban planning, she finds a radical shift in

ent ways of knowing Roy’s labor of love—his sound and work through

attitudes toward recording and displaying information. These changed

sound, his reputation and circulation as a renowned musician and band-

attitudes produced what she calls communicative objectivity: new forms

leader in the world.

of observation, rationality, and economy based on the management

Jocelyne Guilbault is Professor of Music at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Governing Sound: The Cultural Politics of Trinidad’s Carnival Musics and Zouk: World Music in the West Indies. Roy Cape (born in Trinidad in 1942) is an internationally renowned calypso and soca musician and bandleader. He has toured widely, played on hundreds of recordings, and released eight albums with his band Roy Cape All Stars.

and analysis of data. Halpern complicates assumptions about the value of data and visualization, arguing that changes in how we manage and train perception, and define reason and intelligence, are also transformations in governmentality. She also challenges the paradoxical belief that we are experiencing a crisis of attention caused by digital media, a crisis that can be resolved only through intensified media consumption.

Orit Halpern is Assistant Professor of History at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College. EXPERIMENTAL FUTURES: TECHNOLOGIC AL LIVES, SCIENTIFIC ARTS, ANTHROPOLOGIC AL VOICES A Series Edited by Michael M. J. Fischer and Joseph Dumit



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media studies

Forensic Media

Celebrities and Publics in the Internet Era

Reconstructing Accidents in Accelerated Modernity

sharon marcus ,

greg siegel

special issue editor

a special issue of PUBLIC CULTURE

“An original historical analysis of the intersection of accidents and media, this book resonates with the present climate of terror and risk, bringing a significant historical dimension to our understanding of the contemporary moment. Forensic Media demonstrates how thoroughly the technological accident drives and is driven by parallel developments in modern recording media. By raising crucial questions about the role of the mediated accident in modern debates on causality, evidence, knowledge, and narrative, it makes significant contributions to media archeology and the history of science.”—KAREN BECKMAN, editor of Animating Film Theory

In Forensic Media, Greg Siegel considers how photographic, electronic, and digital media have been used to record and reconstruct accidents, particularly high-speed crashes and catastrophes. Focusing in turn on the birth of the field of forensic engineering, Photograph by and courtesy of Jeffrey Milstein.

Charles Babbage’s invention of a “self-registering

apparatus” for railroad trains, flight-data and cockpit voice recorders (“black boxes”), the science of automobile crash-testing, and various accident-reconstruction techniques and technologies, Siegel shows how “forensic media” work to transmute disruptive chance occurrences

Jay-Z and Marina Abramovic´. Still from Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film, 2013 (director Mark Romanek).

The contributors to Celebrities and Publics in the Internet Era ask how new digital media platforms such as search engines, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube have qualitatively changed celebrity culture. Drawing on examples ranging from the luxury selfies of microcelebrities including Kane Lim to performance artist Marina Abramovic´’s collaborations with Jay-Z and Lady Gaga, from the karaoke standard in shows such as American Idol to Syrian singer Assala’s media battle with the Assad regime, and from the “emotion economy” of reality TV to the influence of such network entrepreneurs as Tim O’Reilly, the essays in this special issue of Public Culture identify core structural features that contribute to the development of a new theory of celebrity.

into reassuring narratives of causal succession. Through historical


and philosophical analyses, he demonstrates that forensic media are

Laura Grindstaff, Marwan M. Kraidy, Christine Larson, Sharon Marcus, Alice E. Marwick,

as much technologies of cultural imagination as they are instruments

Susan Murray, Sharrona Pearl, Dana Polan, Carlo Rotella, Karen Tongson, Fred Turner

of scientific inscription, as imbued with ideological fantasies as they

Sharon Marcus is Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

are compelled by institutional rationales. By rethinking the historical links and cultural relays between accidents and forensics, Siegel sheds new light on the corresponding connections between media, technology, and modernity.

Greg Siegel is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. SIGN, STORAGE, TRANSMISSION A Series Edited by Jonathan Sterne and Lisa Gitelman

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american studies

New World Drama

Formations of United States Colonialism

The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1649–1849

alyosha goldstein ,

elizabeth maddock dillon


“This indispensable anthology makes a significant intervention in multiple fields by bridging what has often been seen as two separate processes,

“Beginning with regicide and ending in riot, New World Drama revisits key sites along the Atlantic rim to show how theatrical audiences, electing their representatives from a ballot of dramatic characters, expanded the ‘public sphere’ of the print world into a dynamic ‘performative commons.’ In this innovative book, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon reframes discussion across literature, history, cultural studies, and performance studies.”—JOSEPH

the consolidation of U.S. control over the continent and the rise of formal overseas interests at the end of the nineteenth century. The collected essays offer rich and substantive directions for future investigations to scholars interested in what American Indian and Indigenous studies bring to American studies and U.S. imperial studies.”—JODI A. BYRD , author of The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism

ROACH , author of Cities of the Dead: Circum-Atlantic Performance

Bridging the multiple histories and present-day iterations of U.S. In New World Drama, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon turns to the riotous Elizabeth Maddock DILLON



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scene of theatre in the eighteenthcentury Atlantic world to explore the creation of new publics. Moving from England to the Caribbean to the early United States, she traces the theatrical emergence of a collective body in the colonized New World—one that included indigenous peoples, diasporic Africans, and diasporic Europeans. In the raucous space of the theatre, the contradictions of colonialism loomed large. Foremost

among these was the central paradox of modernity: the coexistence of a massive slave economy and a nascent politics of freedom. Audiences in London eagerly watched the royal slave, Oroonoko, tortured on stage, while audiences in Charleston and Kingston were forbidden from watching the same scene. Audiences in Kingston and New York City exuberantly participated in the slaying of Richard III on stage, enacting the rise of the “people,” and Native American leaders were enjoined to watch actors in blackface “jump Jim Crow.” Dillon argues that the theater served as a “performative commons,” staging debates over representation in a political world based on popular sover-

settler colonialism in North America and its overseas imperialism in the Caribbean and the Pacific, the essays in this groundbreaking volume underscore the United States as a fluctuating constellation of geopolitical entities marked by overlapping and variable practices of colonization. By rethinking the intertwined experiences of Native Americans, Puerto Ricans, Chamorros, Filipinos, Hawaiians, Samoans, and others subjected to U.S. imperial rule, the contributors consider how the diversity of settler claims, territorial annexations, overseas occupations, and circuits of slavery and labor—along with their attendant forms of jurisprudence, racialization, and militarism—both facilitate and delimit the conditions of colonial dispossession. Drawing on the insights of critical indigenous and ethnic studies, postcolonial theory, critical geography, ethnography, and social history, this volume emphasizes the significance of U.S. colonialisms as a vital analytic framework for understanding how and why the United States is what it is today.

Contributors Julian Aguon, Joanne Barker, Berenika Byszewski, Jennifer Denetdale, Augusto Espiritu, Alyosha Goldstein, J. Ke¯haulani Kauanui, Barbara Krauthamer, Lorena Oropeza, Vicente L. Rafael, Dean Itsuji Saranillio, Lanny Thompson, Fa’anofo Lisaclaire Uperesa, Manu Vimalassery

Alyosha Goldstein is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Poverty in Common: The Politics of Community Action during the American Century, also published by Duke University Press.

eignty. Her book is a capacious account of performance, aesthetics, and modernity in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world.

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon is Professor of English at Northeastern University. She is the author of The Gender of Freedom: Fictions of Liberalism and the Literary Public Sphere. NEW AMERIC ANISTS A Series Edited by Donald A. Pease




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american studies

Orgies of Feeling

Soundtracks of Asian America

Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom

Navigating Race through Musical Performance

elisabeth r . anker

gr ace wang

“Anyone who thinks that melodrama is inherently politically progressive

“Soundtracks of Asian America is smart and informed, capacious and beauti-

is advised to read this book, the first to systematically apply the role

fully written. Arguing that the racialized imagination works similarly across

of the American melodramatic mode to the politics of American heroic

musical genres, Grace Wang explores senses of Asian and Asian American

sovereignty. Perhaps the boldest part of Elisabeth R. Anker’s thesis is not

belonging across the worlds of classical and popular music. From young

simply the general argument that Americans often cast their politics into

classical musicians’ parents as key sites of ideology formation to the

narratives of victimization and vengeance, but the historical argument that

‘reverse migration’ of young Asian Americans to East Asian popular music

a new kind of melodrama has emerged ‘with a vengeance’ after the end of

markets, her case studies are inspired and telling.”—DEBORAH WONG ,

the Cold War and especially after 9/11. I am in awe at this book’s boldness

author of Speak It Louder: Asian Americans Making Music

and acuity.”—LINDA WILLIAMS , author of On The Wire

In Soundtracks of Asian America, Grace Wang explores how Asian Melodrama is not just a film or literary

orgies of feeling

melodrama and the politics of freedom

elisabeth r. anker

Americans use music to construct narratives of self, race, class, and

genre but a powerful political

belonging in national and transnational spaces. She highlights how they

discourse that galvanizes national

navigate racialization in different genres by considering the experiences

sentiment to legitimate state violence.

of Asians and Asian Americans in Western classical music, U.S. popular

Finding virtue in national suffering

music, and Mandopop (Mandarin-language popular music). Her study

and heroism in sovereign action,

encompasses the perceptions and motivations of middle-class Chinese

melodramatic political discourses

and Korean immigrant parents intensely involved in their children’s clas-

cast war and surveillance as moral

sical music training, and of Asian and Asian American classical musicians

imperatives for eradicating villainy

whose prominence in their chosen profession is celebrated by some and

and upholding freedom. In Orgies

undermined by others. Wang interviews young Asian American singer-

of Feeling, Elisabeth R. Anker boldly

songwriters using YouTube to contest the limitations of a racialized U.S.

reframes political theories of sover-

media landscape, and investigates the transnational modes of belonging

eignty, freedom, and power by

forged by Asian American pop stars pursuing recording contracts and

analyzing the work of melodrama

fame in East Asia. Foregrounding musical spaces where Asian Americans

and affect in contemporary politics. Arguing that melodrama animates

are particularly visible, Wang examines how race matters and operates

desires for unconstrained power, Anker examines melodramatic dis-

in the practices and institutions of music making.

courses in the War on Terror, neoliberal politics, anticommunist rhetoric,

Grace Wang is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of California, Davis.

Hollywood film, and post-Marxist critical theory. Building on Friedrich Nietzsche’s notion of “orgies of feeling,” in which overwhelming emotions displace commonplace experiences of vulnerability and powerlessness onto a dramatic story of injured freedom, Anker contends that the recent upsurge in melodrama in the United States is an indication of public discontent. Yet the discontent that melodrama reflects is ultimately an expression of the public’s inability to overcome systemic exploitation and inequality rather than an alarmist response to inflated threats to the nation.

Elisabeth R. Anker is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Political Science at George Washington University.

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January 288 pages, 4 photographs

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american studies

Staging the Blues

Desire and Disaster in New Orleans

From Tent Shows to Tourism

Tourism, Race, and Historical Memory

paige a . m c ginley

lynnell l . thomas

“This beautifully written and engaging account of how blues has been

“This highly original book fills a significant gap in the literature on New

staged will change for good how theater scholars think of musical perfor-

Orleans and on tourism in general by offering a rare look at African American

mance, and how music scholars think of theater. Paige A. McGinley’s obser-

tourism within the dominant (white) tourism narrative. Desire and Disaster

vation that ‘authenticity is produced theatrically, on stage, in the context of

in New Orleans will be vital reading for scholars working on New Orleans

the performance event’ deconstructs the binary between authenticity and

and those examining representations of African Americans in modern

inauthenticity, allowing her to focus on black agency and subjectivity as it

American culture. It is filled with astute analyses based on Lynnell L.

is produced in and through performance.”—GAYLE WALD , author of Shout,

Thomas’s impressive interpretations of sources ranging from websites to

Sister, Shout! The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta

interviews.”—ANTHONY J. STANONIS , author of Creating the Big Easy:


New Orleans and the Emergence of Modern Tourism, 1918–1945

St ag in g

Singing was just one element of blues

es lu B e th









Most of the narratives packaged for

performance in the early twentieth

New Orleans’s many tourists cultivate

century. Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith,

a desire for black culture—jazz, cuisine,

and other classic blues singers also

dance—while simultaneously targeting

tapped, joked, and flaunted extrava-

black people and their communities

gant costumes on tent show and black

as sources and sites of political, social,

vaudeville stages. The press even described these women as “actresses” long before they achieved worldwide

and natural disaster. In this timely

DESi rE & DiSAS tEr in nEw orLEAnS

book, the Americanist and New Orleans native Lynnell L. Thomas delves into

fame for their musical recordings. In

the relationship between tourism,

Staging the Blues, Paige A. McGinley

cultural production, and racial politics.

shows that even though folklorists, record producers, and festival promot-

She carefully interprets the racial nartourism, race, and Historical Memory Lynnell L. thomas

ers set the theatricality of early blues

ratives embedded in tourist websites, travel guides, business periodicals,

aside in favor of notions of authenticity, it remained creatively vibrant

and newspapers; the thoughts of tour guides and owners; and the

throughout the twentieth century. Highlighting performances by Rainey,

stories told on bus and walking tours as they were conducted both

Smith, Lead Belly, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sonny Terry, and Brownie

before and after Katrina. She describes how, with varying degrees

McGhee in small Mississippi towns, Harlem theaters, and the industrial

of success, African American tour guides, tour owners, and tourism

British North, this pioneering study foregrounds virtuoso blues artists

industry officials have used their own black heritage tours and tourism-

who used the conventions of the theater, including dance, comedy,

focused businesses to challenge exclusionary tourist representations.

and costume, to stage black mobility, to challenge narratives of racial

Taking readers from the Lower Ninth Ward to the White House, Thomas

authenticity, and to fight for racial and economic justice.

highlights the ways that popular culture and public policy converge to

Paige A. McGinley is Assistant Professor of Performing Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

create a mythology of racial harmony that masks a long history of racial inequality and structural inequity.

Lynnell L. Thomas is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.


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August 272 pages, 32 illustrations

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american studies

african american studies

Fighting for Recognition


Identity, Masculinity, and the Act of Violence in Professional Wrestling

Philosophical Performances of Racial and Sexual Freedom

r . t yson smith

sarah jane cervenak

“Behind the hypermacho performance of pro wrestling, R. Tyson Smith

“The rigorous turns and supple overturnings in Wandering illuminate and

reveals a backstage where hard aggressive bodies are actually soft and

extend meditative resistance to the racial and sexual pathologization of

yielding, hypersensitive as lovers so that they don’t cripple each other.

the irregular, antiregulative, social, and aesthetic movement animating

It is more akin to ballet than battle, except that all the effort goes into

the history of black thought. Sarah Jane Cervenak’s devoted study of the

giving the opposite impression. This is one of the great ethnographies of

disruption of linearity, from David Walker to Gayl Jones, from Harriet Jacobs

the backstage of occupations, of athletes, of show business, of the bodily

to William Pope.L challenges and allows us to understand that the errand

self—and of social performance itself.”—RANDALL COLLINS , author of

of blackness is a wandering whose origin and end are dislocation, where

Violence: A Micro-sociological Theory

the new thing awaits.”—FRED MOTEN , author of B Jenkins






In Fighting for Recognition, R. Tyson

Combining black feminist theory,

Smith enters the world of indepen-

philosophy, and performance stud-

dent professional wrestling,

ies, Sarah Jane Cervenak ruminates

a community-based entertainment

on the significance of physical and

staged in community centers, high-

mental roaming for black freedom.

school gyms, and other modest

She is particularly interested in the

venues. Like the big-name, televised

power of wandering or daydreaming

pro-wrestlers who originally inspired

for those whose mobility has been

them, indie wrestlers engage in cho-

under severe constraint, from the

reographed fights in character. Smith details the experiences, meanings, and motivations of the young men who wrestle as “Lethal” or “Southern Bad Boy,” despite receiving little-to-

no pay and risking the possibility of serious and sometimes permanent

WA N D E R I N G Philosophical Performances of Racial and Sexual Freedom Sarah Jane Cervenak

slave era to the present. Since the Enlightenment, wandering has been considered dangerous and even criminal when associated with people of color. Cervenak engages artist-philos-

ophers who focus on wayward movement and daydreaming, or mental

injury. Exploring intertwined issues of gender, class, violence, and

travel, that transcend state-imposed limitations on physical, geographic

the body, he sheds new light on the changing sources of identity in

movement. From Sojourner Truth’s spiritual and physical roaming to the

a postindustrial society that increasingly features low wages, insecure

rambling protagonist of Gayl Jones’s novel Mosquito, Cervenak high-

employment, and fragmented social support. Smith uncovers the

lights modes of wandering that subvert Enlightenment-based protocols

tensions between strength and vulnerability, pain and solidarity, and

of rationality, composure, and upstanding comportment. Turning to the

homophobia and homoeroticism that play out both backstage and in

artists William Pope.L, Adrian Piper, and Carrie Mae Weems, Cervenak

the ring as the wrestlers seek recognition from fellow performers and

argues that their work produces an otherworldly movement, an errant

devoted fans.

kinesis that exceeds locomotive constraints, resisting the straightening-

R. Tyson Smith is Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brown

out processes of post-Enlightenment, white-supremacist, capitalist,


sexist, and heteronormative modernity. Their roaming animates another terrain, one where free, black movement is not necessarily connected to that which can be seen, touched, known, and materially valued.

Sarah Jane Cervenak is Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.


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african american studies

Skin Acts

Black Atlas

Race, Psychoanalysis, and the Black Male Performer

Geography and Flow in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

michelle ann stephens

judith madera

“Michelle Ann Stephens has written a book that anyone interested in race

“In Black Atlas Judith Madera shows how the shifting territory comprising

and psychoanalysis will want to pay attention to, and one that even those

the nation and the even more fluid relation of African Americans to that

who do not consider themselves interested in the topic will have to pay

evolving terrain enabled the writing of such key figures such as Martin

attention to. She has taken the most immediate and seemingly obvious site

Delany, William Wells Brown, and Pauline Hopkins. In so doing, Madera

of racialization, the skin, and given it a revelatory new genealogy. She sets

provides an important contribution to African American literary criticism;

the standard for all future engagements with what Frantz Fanon termed

the expanding corpus of material focused on territoriality, transnational-

‘epidermalization.’ Through arresting readings of modern and contemporary

ism, and empire; and our understanding of the rise of the novel in the

art and performance, Stephens unfolds the racializing and engendering

Americas.”—CAROLINE F. LEVANDER , author of Where is American

of skin within modernity, and makes a powerful argument for reading


it through the lens of feminist, antiracist, and haptic visuality.”—TAVIA

NYONG’O , author of The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory

Black Atlas presents definitive new approaches to black geography. It focuses attention on the dynamic relationship between place and African American literature during the long nineteenth century,

In Skin Acts, Michelle Ann Stephens michelle ann stephens

Skin  Acts

Reconstruction, Pan-Americanism, and the black novel. Judith Madera

twentieth-century black male per-

argues that spatial reconfiguration was a critical concern for the era’s

formers—Bert Williams, Paul Robeson,

black writers, especially in response to legacies of containment and

Harry Belafonte, and Bob Marley—to

territorialization. But she also demonstrates how the possibility for

reveal how racial and sexual difference

new modes of representation could be found in the radical redistricting

is both marked by and experienced

of space.

in the skin. She situates each figure within his cultural moment, examining his performance in the context of contemporary race relations and race, psychoanalysis,

and the black male performer

a volatile epoch of national expansion that gave rise to the Civil War,

explores the work of four iconic

visual regimes. Drawing on Lacanian psychoanalysis and performance theory, Stephens contends that while

black skin is subject to what Frantz Fanon called the epidermalizing and hardening effects of the gaze, it is in the flesh that other—intersubjective, pre-discursive, and sensuous—forms of knowing take place between artist and audience. Analyzing a wide range of visual, musical, and textual sources, Stephens shows that black subjectivity and performativity are structured by the tension between skin and flesh, sight

In a series of impressive readings, Madera reveals how crucial geography was to the genre-bending works of writers such as William Wells Brown, Martin Delany, James Beckwourth, Pauline Hopkins, Charles Chesnutt, and Alice Dunbar-Nelson. These authors intervened in major nineteenth-century debates about free soil, regional production, Indian deterritorialization, internal diasporas, pan-American expansionism, and hemispheric circuitry. They staged spaces as multimodal, as sites for creative dissent and invention. Black geographies stood in for what was at stake in negotiating a shared world. Black Atlas shows how the rethinking of place and scale can galvanize the study of black literature.

Judith Madera is Associate Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Wake Forest University.

and touch, difference and sameness.

Michelle Ann Stephens is Associate Professor of English and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She is the author of Black Empire: The Masculine Global Imaginary of Caribbean Intellectuals in the United States, 1914–1962, also published by Duke University Press.




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indigenous & native american studies

A Nation Rising Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land, and Sovereignty noelani goodyear - k a‘o ¯ pua , ik aik a hussey

& erin k ahunawaik a’ala wright,


Photographs by Edward W. Greevy

“These are the voices of the beating heart of Kanaka Maoli resistance to the usurpation of Hawaiian land and nationhood. Strong words by good minds,

Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America andrew woolford , jeff benvenuto

& alex ander laban hinton ,


With a Foreword by Theodore Fontaine

“Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America is one of the best anthologies I have read in the field of American Indian and Indigenous studies. Within North American history, few have seriously tackled the central ques-

a motivating call to action to protect the land and waters and heritage. It

tion of this anthology: to what extent were Indigenous-settler relations

is history, it is culture, it is wisdom, it is art, and it is an invaluable contri-

genocidal? The failure of U.S. and Canadian scholars to address this ques-

bution to the literature of Indigenous resurgence.”—TAIAIAKE ALFRED

tion in a deep and sustained way makes this insightful collection particu-

(Kahnawà:ke Mohawk), Professor of Indigenous Governance, University of

larly timely and important.”—NED BLACKHAWK , author of Violence over


the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West

A NAtioN RisiNg

the book is at once an honest reflection on the Hawaiian struggle and

A Nation Rising chronicles the political

This important collection of essays expands the geographic, demo-

struggles and grassroots initiatives collec-

graphic, and analytic scope of the term genocide to encompass

tively known as the Hawaiian sovereignty

the effects of colonialism and settler colonialism in North America.

movement. Scholars, community organiz-

Colonists made multiple and interconnected attempts to destroy

ers, journalists, and filmmakers contribute

Indigenous peoples as groups. The contributors examine these efforts

essays that explore Native Hawaiian

through the lens of genocide. Considering some of the most destruc-

resistance and resurgence from the 1970s

tive aspects of the colonization and subsequent settlement of North

to the early 2010s. Photographs and

America, several essays address Indigenous boarding school systems

vignettes about particular activists further HAwAiiAN MoveMeNts for Life, LANd, and soveReigNty Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua, Ikaika Hussey, and Erin Kahunawaika‘ala Wright, editors Photographs by Edward W. Greevy

bring Hawaiian social movements to life. The stories and analyses of efforts to

imposed by both the Canadian and U.S. governments in attempts to “civilize” or “assimilate” Indigenous children. Contributors examine some of the most egregious assaults on Indigenous peoples and

protect land and natural resources, resist community dispossession, and

the natural environment, including massacres, land appropriation, the

advance claims for sovereignty and self-determination reveal the diverse

spread of disease, the near-extinction of the buffalo, and forced politi-

objectives and strategies, as well as the inevitable tensions of the broad-

cal restructuring of Indigenous communities. Assessing the record of

tent sovereignty movement. The collection explores the Hawaiian political

these appalling events, the contributors maintain that North Americans

ethic of ea, which both includes and exceeds dominant notions of state-

must reckon with colonial and settler colonial attempts to annihilate

based sovereignty. A Nation Rising raises issues that resonate far beyond

Indigenous peoples.

the Hawaiian archipelago, issues such as Indigenous cultural revitalization,


environmental justice, and demilitarization.

Contributors Noa Emmett Aluli, Ibrahim G. Aoudé, Kekuni Blaisdell, Joan Conrow, Noelani GoodyearKa‘o¯pua, Edward W. Greevy, Ulla Hasager, Pauahi Ho‘okano, Micky Huihui, Ikaika Hussey,

Jeff Benvenuto, Robbie Ethridge, Theodore Fontaine, Joseph P. Gone, Alexander Laban Hinton, Tasha Hubbard, Kiera L. Ladner, Tricia E. Logan, David B. MacDonald, Benjamin Madley, Jeremy Patzer, Julia Peristerakis, Christopher Powell, Colin Samson, Gray H. Whaley, Andrew Woolford

Manu Ka‘iama, Le‘a Malia Kanehe, J. Ke¯haulani Kauanui, Anne Keala Kelly, Jacqueline

Andrew Woolford is Professor of Sociology and Criminology and

Lasky, Davianna Po¯maika‘i McGregor, Na¯lani Minton, Kalamaoka‘a¯ina Niheu, Katrina-Ann

Social Justice Research Coordinator at the University of Manitoba. Jeff Benvenuto is a Ph.D. student in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University, Newark. Alexander Laban Hinton is the Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights; Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs; and the UNESCO Chair on Genocide Prevention at Rutgers University, Newark. Theodore Fontaine is the author of Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools: A Memoir.

R. Kapa¯‘anaokala¯okeola Na¯koa Oliveira, Jonathan Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio, Leon No‘eau Peralto, Kekailoa Perry, Puhipau, Noenoe K. Silva, D. Kapua‘ala Sproat, Ty P. Ka¯wika Tengan, Mehana Blaich Vaughan, Ku¯hio¯ Vogeler, Erin Kahunawaika‘ala Wright

Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘o¯pua is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai‘i at Ma¯noa. Ikaika Hussey is the Founder and Publisher of the award-winning news magazine the Hawai‘i Independent. Erin Kahunawaika‘ala Wright is the Director of Native Hawaiian Student Services in the Hawai‘inuia¯kea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at the University of Hawai‘i at Ma¯noa. Edward W. Greevy is a freelance photographer whose career spans more than forty years. NARRATING NATIVE HISTORIES A Series Edited by K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Florencia E. Mallon, Alcida Rita Ramos, and Joanne Rappaport I N D I G E N O U S S T U D I E S/A M E R I C A N S T U D I E S/ H AWA I I

I N D I G E N O U S S T U D I E S/ H I S T O R Y

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latin american studies

Portrait of a Young Painter

The Great Depression in Latin America

Pepe Zúñiga and Mexico City’s Rebel Generation

paulo drinot & alan knight,


mary k ay vaughan “In The Great Depression in Latin America, leading Latin Americanists “Portrait of a Young Painter is one of the most original and engaging books I have read in a long time. It is dazzling in its layers of perception, its textures, and its intimate insights. It is genuinely original in both argument and methodology, a remarkable work and a pleasure to read.”—BARBARA

WEINSTEIN , coeditor of The Making of the Middle Class: Toward a Transnational History

address an important and timely topic from new perspectives, paying more attention to the cultural and social repercussions of the Depression in Latin America than have previous studies. A number of the essays take strong revisionist stands that will garner a lot of attention, and Paulo Drinot’s introduction and Alan Knight’s conclusion do a wonderful job of framing and enhancing the already strong essays.”—STEVEN TOPIK , coeditor of From Silver to Cocaine: Latin American Commodity Chains and the Building of the World Economy, 1500–2000

In Portrait of a Young Painter, the distinguished historian Mary Kay Vaughan adopts a biographical approach to understanding the culture surrounding the Mexico City youth rebellion of the 1960s. Her chronicle of the life of painter Pepe Zúñiga counters a literature that portrays post-1940 Mexican history as a series of uprisings against state repression, injustice, and social neglect that culminated in the student protests of 1968. Rendering Zúñiga’s coming José Zúñiga, Self-portrait, 1968. Courtesy of the artist.

of age on the margins of formal politics, Vaughan depicts mid-

century Mexico City as a culture of growing prosperity, state largesse,

United States and Europe, the global economic collapse of the 1930s had a deep and lasting impact on the region. The contributors to this book examine the consequences of the Depression in terms of the role of the state, party-political competition, and the formation of workingclass and other social and political movements. Going beyond economic history, they chart the repercussions and policy responses in different countries, while noting common cross-regional trends, in particular, a mounting critique of economic orthodoxy and greater state intervention in the economic, social, and cultural spheres, both trends crucial to the region’s subsequent development. The book also examines how regional transformations interacted with and differed from global processes. Taken together, these essays deepen our understanding of the Great Depression as a formative experience in Latin America and provide a timely comparative perspective on the recent global economic

and a vibrant, transnationally informed public life that produced a


multifaceted youth movement brimming with creativity and criticism


of convention. In an analysis encompassing the mass media, schools,

Marcelo Bucheli, Carlos Contreras, Paulo Drinot, Jeffrey L. Gould, Roy Hora,

politics, family, sexuality, neighborhoods, and friendships, she subtly

Alan Knight, Gillian McGillivray, Luis Felipe Sáenz, Angela Vergara, Joel Wolfe,

invokes theories of discourse, phenomenology, and affect to examine

Doug Yarrington

the formation of Zúñiga’s persona in the decades leading up to 1968.

Paulo Drinot is Senior Lecturer in Latin American History at the Institute of the Americas, University College London. He is the author of The Allure of Labor: Workers, Race, and the Making of the Peruvian State and editor of Che’s Travels: The Making of a Revolutionary in 1950s Latin America, both also published by Duke University Press. Alan Knight is Professor of the History of Latin America at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Mexico: The Colonial Era; Mexico: From the Beginning to the Spanish Conquest; and The Mexican Revolution (two volumes).

By discussing the influences that shaped his worldview, she historicizes the process of subject formation and shows how doing so offers new perspectives on the events of 1968.

Mary Kay Vaughan is Professor of History Emerita at the University of Maryland. She is the author of Cultural Politics in Revolution: Teachers, Peasants, and Schools in Mexico, 1930–40, winner of both the Conference on Latin American History’s Bolton Prize and the Latin American Studies Association’s Bryce Wood Award, and a coeditor of Sex in Revolution: Gender, Politics, and Power in Modern Mexico and The Eagle and the Virgin: Nation and Cultural Revolution in Mexico, 1920–1940, both also published by Duke University Press.


Although Latin America weathered the Great Depression better than the



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latin american studies

The Vanguard of the Atlantic World

We Are Left without a Father Here

Creating Modernity, Nation, and Democracy in Nineteenth-Century Latin America

Masculinity, Domesticity, and Migration in Postwar Puerto Rico

james e . sanders

eileen j . suárez findlay

“The Vanguard of the Atlantic World is a fundamental contribution not

“In this fascinating study, Eileen J. Suárez Findlay reinterprets Puerto

only to our understanding of nineteenth-century Latin America, but also

Rican history in the mid-twentieth century by placing labor migration,

to the broader scholarly debate about the origins of modern democratic

populist politics, and gender at the heart of her narrative. Thousands of

republicanism. James E. Sanders argues that in the nineteenth century

Puerto Rican migrant workers, seeking modernity and an escape from

Spanish America was the most democratic region of the world. In so

the harsh colonialism on their home island, journeyed to sugar beet fields

doing, he rejects claims that Latin America has always stood on the

in Michigan. There they found exploitation harsher than they had known.

margins of democratic culture and modernity, and he speaks directly to

Findlay eloquently explores their travels and travails and shows how

current debates about the relationship between capitalism, modernity,

they reshaped both U.S. colonialism and Puerto Rican populism.”—JULIE

and democracy.”—REBECCA EARLE , author of The Return of the Native:

GREENE , author of The Canal Builders: Making America’s Empire at the

Indians and Mythmaking in Spanish America, 1810–1930

Panama Canal

James e. sanders

Vanguard of the atlantic World The

Cre ating M oder ni t y, n at i o n, a nd d e M o Cr a C y in nineteenth-C e nt u ry L at i n a M e r i C a

In the nineteenth century, Latin

We Are Left without a Father Here is a transnational history of working

America was home to the majority

people’s struggles and a gendered analysis of populism and colonialism

of the world’s democratic republics.

in mid-twentieth-century Puerto Rico. At its core are the thousands of

Many historians have dismissed

agricultural workers who, at the behest of the Puerto Rican government,

these political experiments as

migrated to Michigan in 1950 to work in the state’s sugar beet fields.

corrupt pantomimes of governments

The men expected to earn enough income to finally become successful

of Western Europe and the United

breadwinners and fathers. To their dismay, the men encountered

States. Challenging that perspective,

abysmal working conditions and pay. The migrant workers in Michigan

James E. Sanders contends that Latin

and their wives in Puerto Rico soon exploded in protest. Chronicling

America in this period was a site of

the protests, the surprising alliances that they created, and the Puerto

genuine political innovation and pop-

Rican government’s response, Eileen J. Suárez Findlay explains that

ular debate reflecting Latin Americans’

notions of fatherhood and domesticity were central to Puerto Rican

visions of modernity. Drawing on

populist politics. Patriarchal ideals shaped citizens’ understandings

archival sources in Mexico, Colombia,

of themselves, their relationship to Puerto Rican leaders and the state,

and Uruguay, Sanders traces the circulation of political discourse and

as well as the meanings they ascribed to U.S. colonialism. Findlay

democratic practice among urban elites, rural peasants, European immi-

argues that the motivations and strategies for transnational labor

grants, slaves, and freed blacks to show how and why ideas of liberty,

migrations, colonial policies, and worker solidarities are all deeply

democracy, and universalism gained widespread purchase across the


region, mobilizing political consciousness and solidarity among diverse

Eileen J. Suárez Findlay is Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean History at American University. She is the author of Imposing Decency: The Politics of Sexuality and Race in Puerto Rico, 1870–1920, also published by Duke University Press.

constituencies. In doing so, Sanders reframes the locus and meaning of political and cultural modernity.

James E. Sanders is Associate Professor of History at Utah State University. He is the author of Contentious Republicans: Popular Politics, Race, and Class in Nineteenth-Century Colombia, also published by Duke University Press.

AMERIC AN ENCOUNTERS/GLOBAL INTERACTIONS A Series Edited by Gilbert M. Joseph and Emily S. Rosenberg


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October 352 pages, 10 illustrations

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latin american studies

The Invention of the Brazilian Northeast

Rhythms of the Pachakuti

durval muniz de albuquerque jr . With a Foreword by James N. Green Translated by Jerry Dennis Metz

Indigenous Uprising and State Power in Bolivia raquel gutiérrez aguilar With a Foreword by Sinclair Thomson Translated by Stacey Alba D. Skar

“In this modern classic of Brazilian cultural history, Durval Muniz de Albuquerque Jr. provides a richly documented and theoretically illuminating exploration of how the most ‘regional’ of all Brazilian regions has been imagined, indeed ‘invented,’ as a space of alterity, poverty, and authenticity during the past century. In doing so, he reveals the discursive production of regions, the relations of power that produce them, and the stereotypes that make them recognizable to a national audience.” —CHRISTOPHER DUNN , coeditor of Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship

“This wonderful book is both a detailed historical account of the 2000–2005 uprisings in Bolivia and a significant theoretical intervention into central contemporary questions about political action and revolution. In particular, Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar emphasizes the profound significance of indigenous social organization and worldviews for the contemporary political struggles in Bolivia and elsewhere.”—MICHAEL HARDT, coauthor of Empire, Multitude, Commonwealth, and Declaration

In the indigenous Andean language

Brazil’s Northeast has traditionally been considered one of the coun-

of Aymara, pachakuti refers to the

try’s poorest and most underdeveloped areas. In this impassioned work,

subversion and transformation

the Brazilian historian Durval Muniz de Albuquerque Jr. investigates

of social relations. Between 2000

why Northeasterners are marginalized and stereotyped not only by

and 2005, Bolivia was radically

inhabitants of other parts of Brazil but also by nordestinos themselves.

transformed by a series of popular

His broader question, though, is how “the Northeast” came into exis-

indigenous uprisings against the coun-

tence. Tracing the history of its invention, he finds that the idea of the Northeast was formed in the early twentieth century when elites around Brazil became preoccupied with building a nation. Diverse phenomena—from drought policies to messianic movements, banditry

try’s neoliberal and antidemocratic RH Y THMS OF THE PACH A K U T I Indigenous Uprising and State Power in Bolivia

R AQUEL GUTIÉRREZ AGUIL AR with a for ewor d by sincl air thomson

to new regional political blocs—helped to consolidate this novel con-

these mass collective actions, tracing tions to consider how motivation and

nordestinos, played key roles in making the region cohere as a space of

execution incite political change.

common references and concerns. Ultimately, Albuqerque urges historeveal their artifice and abandon static categories in favor of new, more

Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar documents the internal dynamics of such disrup-

cept, the Northeast. Politicians, intellectuals, writers, and artists, often

rians to question received notions, such as regions and regionalism, to

policies. In Rhythms of the Pachakuti,

“In Rhythms of the Pachakuti we can sense the reverberations of an extraordinary historical process that took place in Bolivia at the start of the

granular understandings.

twenty-first century. The book is the product of Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar’s

Durval Muniz de Albuquerque Jr. is Professor of Brazilian History at the

political engagement in that historical process. . . . Though of Mexican

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. An award-winning author, he is considered one of Brazil’s leading historians. James N. Green is Professor of Brazilian History and Culture at Brown University. He is the author of We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United States, also published by Duke University Press. Jerry Dennis Metz is translator and independent scholar, has a PhD in Latin American History from the University of Maryland, College Park. LATIN AMERIC A IN TRANSLATION/EN TRADUCCIÓN/EM TRADUÇÃO

nationality, [she] was intimately involved in Bolivian politics for many years and acquired a quasi-legendary status there as an intense, brilliant activist and radical intellectual. . . . [Her account is] . . . itself a revolutionary document. . . . Rhythms of the Pachakuti deserves to stand as a key text in the international literature of radicalism and emancipatory politics in the new century.”—SINCLAIR THOMSON , from the foreword

Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar is Professor of Sociology at the Autonomous University of Puebla. Sinclair Thomson is Associate Professor of History at New York University. Stacey Alba D. Skar is Associate Professor of Spanish at Western Connecticut State University. NEW ECOLOGIES FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY A Series Edited by Arturo Escobar and Dianne Rocheleau LATIN AMERIC A IN TRANSLATION/EN TRADUCCIÓN/EM TRADUÇ ÃO




October 312 pages, 6 illustrations

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Prostitution and the Ends of Empire

German Colonialism in a Global Age

Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India

bradley nar anch & geoff eley,


stephen legg “This landmark collection showcases the latest research in many areas “Prostitution and the Ends of Empire deftly reveals that the attack on the brothel in interwar Delhi was more than just a city-specific act, but rather demonstrated the power of international, imperial, and local networks. Using Foucault’s and Agamben’s work Stephen Legg persuasively shows

of German colonialism. As a state-of-the-art expression of a vibrant field, German Colonialism in a Global Age will set a new benchmark and become a standard reference.”—A. DIRK MOSES , author of German Intellectuals and the Nazi Past

the reimagining of the brothel as a space of danger that required its suppression. Legg’s use of scalar analysis is carefully constructed and brilliantly conclusive. This is an important and original reading of colonial prostitution.”—PHILIPPA LEVINE , author of The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset

This collection provides a comprehensive treatment of the German colonial empire and its significance. Leading scholars show not only how the colonies influenced metropolitan life and the character of German politics during the Bismarckian and Wilhelmine eras (1871–1918), but also how colonial mentalities and practices shaped later histories during

p r o s t i t u t i o n and e n d s of e m p i r e

s ca l e , g ov e r n m e n ta l i t i e s, a n d i n t e r wa r i n d i a

stephen legg


Officially confined to red-light

the Nazi era. In introductory essays, editors Bradley Naranch and Geoff

districts, brothels in British India were

Eley survey the historiography and broad developments in the imperial

tolerated until the 1920s. Yet, by

imaginary of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Contributors then

this time, prostitution reform cam-

examine diverse particular aspects, from science and the colonial state

paigns led by Indian, imperial, and

to the disciplinary constructions of Africans as colonial subjects for

international bodies were combin-

German administrative control. They consider the influence of imperial-

ing the social scientific insights of

ism on German society and culture via the mass-marketing of imperial

sexology and hygiene with the moral

imagery; conceptions of racial superiority in German pedagogy; and

condemnations of sexual slavery and

the influence of colonialism on German anti-Semitism. The collection

human trafficking. These reformers

concludes with several essays that address geopolitics and the broader

identified the brothel as exacerbating

impact of the German imperial experience.

rather than containing “corrupt-


ing prostitutes” and the threat of

Dirk Bönker, Jeff Bowersox, David Ciarlo, Sebastian Conrad, Christian S. Davis, Geoff

venereal diseases, and therefore

Eley, Jennifer Jenkins, Birthe Kundus, Klaus Mühlhahn, Bradley Naranch, Deborah Neill,

encouraged the suppression of brothels rather than their urban segre-

Heike Schmidt, J. P. Short, George Steinmetz, Dennis Sweeney, Brett M. Van Hoesen,

gation. In this book, Stephen Legg tracks the complex spatial politics

Andrew Zimmerman

surrounding brothels in the interwar period at multiple scales, including

Bradley Naranch is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at the University of Montana. Geoff Eley is the Karl Pohrt Distinguished

the local, regional, national, imperial, and global. Campaigns and state policies against brothels did not just operate at different scales but made scales themselves, forging new urban, provincial, colonial, and international formations. In so doing, they also remade the boundary between the state and the social, through which the prostitute was, Legg concludes, “civilly abandoned.”

Stephen Legg is Associate Professor in the School of Geography at the

University Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Nazism as Fascism: Violence, Ideology, and the Ground of Consent in Germany, 1930–1945, and A Crooked Line: From Cultural History to the History of Society. POLITICS, HISTORY, AND CULTURE A Series Edited by Julia Adams and George Steinmetz

University of Nottingham. He is the author of Spaces of Colonialism: Delhi’s Urban Governmentalities and the editor of Spatiality, Sovereignty and Carl Schmitt: Geographies of the Nomos.

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September 304 pages, 8 illustrations

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Body and Nation

Ten Books That Shaped the British Empire

The Global Realm of U.S. Body Politics in the Twentieth Century emily s . rosenberg &

Creating an Imperial Commons

shanon fitzpatrick ,


antoinette burton & isabel hofmeyr ,


“The new critical history of empire and the freshly theorized transnational history of the book are together at last, each enhancing the other in a

“This unusually synthetic and well-conceived volume covers historical and contemporary situations in which the bodies of civilians, combatants, and those defined as outsiders are managed, mobilized, and politically tethered to broad nationalist and imperial projects ‘at home’ and ‘abroad.’ In attending to the details of bodily care and coercion, the contributors ask why, how, and when bodies matter, demonstrating the blur between technolo-

superb collection edited by the leading scholars in studies of the British world. Neither ‘book’ nor ‘empire’ is a straightforward idea. Focusing on ten influential works, the editors and contributors show how readers appropriated ideas as they circulated—often without regard for intellectual property—in periodical, pamphlet and volume forms.”—LESLIE HOWSAM , author of Past into Print: The Publishing of History in Britain 1850–1950

gies of war and ever more sophisticated forms of peacetime surveillance. Taken together, their essays show that we need to know more about whose bodies count in the changing landscape of national security and imperial governance and in the embattled space between ‘care’ and ‘control.’” —ANN LAURA STOLER, editor of Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination

Combining insights from imperial studies and transnational book history, this provocative collection opens new vistas on both fields through ten accessible essays, each devoted to a single book. Contributors revisit well-known works associated with the British empire, including Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, Thomas Macaulay’s History of

body and nation The Global Realm of U.S. body PoliTicS in The TwenTieTh cenTURy

Emily S. Rosenberg and Shanon Fitzpatrick, editors

Body and Nation interrogates the connec-

England, Charles Pearson’s National Life and Character, and Robert

tions among the body, the nation, and the

Baden-Powell’s Scouting for Boys. They explore anticolonial texts in

world in twentieth-century U.S. history.

which authors such as C. L. R. James and Mohandas K. Gandhi chipped

The idea that bodies and bodily characteris-

away at the foundations of imperial authority, and they introduce books

tics are heavily freighted with values that

that may be less familiar to students of empire. Taken together, the

are often linked to political and social

essays reveal the dynamics of what the editors call an “imperial com-

spheres remains underdeveloped in the

mons,” a lively, empire-wide print culture. They show that neither empire

histories of America’s relations with the

nor book were stable, self-evident constructs. Each helped to legitimize

rest of the world. Attentive to diverse state

the other.

and nonstate actors, the contributors pro-


vide historically grounded insights into the

Tony Ballantyne, Elleke Boehmer, Antoinette Burton, Catherine Hall, Isabel Hofmeyr,

transnational dimensions of biopolitics. Their subjects range from the

Aaron Kamugisha, Marilyn Lake, Charlotte Macdonald, Derek Peterson, Mrinalini Sinha,

regulation of prostitution in the Philippines by the U.S. Army to Cold War

Tridip Suhrud, André du Toit

ideals of American feminine beauty, and from “body counts” as metrics of military success to cultural representations of Mexican migrants in the United States as public health threats. By considering bodies as complex, fluctuating, and interrelated sites of meaning, the contributors to this collection offer new insights into the workings of both soft and hard power.

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Antoinette Burton is Professor of History and Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has written and edited many books, including The First Anglo-Afghan Wars: A Reader and A Primer for Teaching World History: Ten Design Principles, both also published by Duke University Press. Isabel Hofmeyr is Professor of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and Visiting Distinguished Global Professor at New York University. Her prize-winning books include Gandhi’s Printing Press: Experiments in Slow Reading and ‘We Spend Our Years as a Tale That is Told’: Oral Historical Storytelling in a South African Chiefdom.

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stephen white , richard sakwa & henry e . hale , editors

Cinema, Experience, and the Public Sphere david bathrick , andreas huyssen

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touching on the concept’s impact on Miriam Hansen. Photo by Howard Helsinger. Courtesy of Michael Geyer.

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David Bathrick is Professor Emeritus of Theatre, Film and Dance, and German Studies at Cornell University. Andreas Huyssen is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the editor of Other Cities, Other Worlds: Urban Imaginaries in a Globalizing Age, also published by Duke University Press. Eric Rentschler is Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.

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