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Lovecidal Walking with the Disappeared Trinh T. Minh-ha In this new work, renowned feminist filmmaker and postcolonial theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha offers a lyrical, philosophical meditation on the global state of endless war and the violence inflicted by the imperial need to claim victory. She discusses the rise of the police state as linked, for example, to U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan, or to China?s occupation of Tibet, examining legacies of earlier campaigns and the residual effects of the war on terror. She also takes up the shifting dynamics of peoples? resistance to acts of militarism and surveillance as well as social media and its capacity to inform and mobilize citizens around the world. At once an engaging treatise and a creative gesture, Lovecidal probes the physical and psychic conditions of the world and shows us a society that is profoundly heartsick. Taking up with those who march both as and for the oppressed? who walk with the disappeared to help carry them forward? Trinh T. Minh-ha engages the spiritual and affective dimensions of a civilization organized around the rubrics of nonstop governmental subjugation, economic austerity, and highly technologized military conflict.

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Trinh T. Minh-ha is a filmmaker, writer, composer and Professor of Rhetoric and of Gender & Women?s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work includes numerous books, such as D-Passage: The Digital Way; Elsewhere, Within Here: Immigration, Refugeeism, and the Boundary Event; Cinema Interval; and Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism, as well as eight feature-length films, including Forgetting Vietnam, Night Passage, The Fourth Dimension, Shoot for the Contents, and Surname Viet Given Name Nam.



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Out of theOrdinary A Life of Gender and Spiritual Transitions Michael Dillon/Lobzang Jivaka, Edited by Jacob Lau and Cameron Partridge, Foreword by Susan Stryker Now available for the first time? more than 50 years after it was written? is the memoir of Michael Dillon/Lobzang Jivaka (1915?62), the British doctor and Buddhist monastic novice chiefly known to scholars of sex, gender, and sexuality for his pioneering transition from female to male between 1939 and 1949, and for his groundbreaking 1946 book Self: A Study in Ethics and Endocrinology. Here at last is Dillon/Jivaka?s extraordinary life story told in his own words. Out of the Ordinary is not only a salient record of an early sex transition but also a unique account of religious conversion in the mid?twentieth century. Dillon/Jivaka chronicles his gradual shift from Anglican Christianity to the esoteric spiritual systems of George Gurdjieff and Peter Ouspensky to Theravada and finally Mahayana Buddhism. He concludes his memoir with the contested circumstances of his Buddhist monastic ordination in India and Tibet. Ultimately, while Dillon/Jivaka died before becoming a monk, his novice ordination was significant: It made him the first white European man to be ordained in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Out of the Ordinary is a landmark publication that sets free a distinct voice from the history of the transgender movement. 256 Pages, 12 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7480-2 Cloth, $34.95


Michael Dillon/Lobzang Jivaka (1915?62) was an English physician, the first female-to-male post-operative transsexual, and a Buddhist monastic novice. Jacob Lau is a University of California President?s Postdoctoral Fellow in Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Cameron Partridge is a Lecturer at Harvard Divinity School.



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JourneyintoSocial Activism Qualitative Approaches Joshua D. Atkinson Academic study of social activism and social movements has become increasingly prevalent over the years; this is due in large part to the fact that activists have captured public imagination and gained substantial influence in political discourse. For instance, Occupy Wall Street activists, Tea Party activists, and activists affiliated with the Arab Spring have transformed political debates and have become the focus of mainstream news media coverage about a variety of different political topics. Journey into Social Activism explicates the philosophical foundations of the study of activism and illustrates four different research sites in which activism can be observed and studied: organizations, networks, events, and alternative media. The book will introduce students and scholars to important qualitative approaches to the study of social activism within these four research sites, which is based entirely on successful research projects that have been conducted and published in recent years. Ultimately, this book will prove integral to any students and scholars who wish to use qualitative methods for their research endeavors concerning social activism in contemporary society. Joshua Atkinson is an Associate Professor in the School of Media & Communication at Bowling Green State University. 272 Pages 978-0-8232-7414-7 Paper, $35.00 978-0-8232-7413-0 Cloth, $125.00 Donald McGannon Communication Research Center's Everett C. Parker Book Series



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War Pictures Cinema, Violence, and Style in Britain, 1939-1945 Kent Puckett The Second World War posed unique representational challenges to British filmmakers. Because of its logistical enormity, the unprecedented scope of its destruction, its conceptual status as total, and the way it affected everyday life through aerial bombing, blackouts, rationing, and the demands of total mobilization, World War II created new, critical opportunities for cinematic representation. In this original and engaging work, author Kent Puckett looks at how Britain filmmakers imagined, saw, and sought to represent its war during wartime through film.

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Beginning with a close and critical analysis of Britain?s cultural scene, War Pictures examines where the historiography of war, the philosophy of violence, and aesthetics come together. Focusing on three films made in Britain during the second half of the Second World War? Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger?s The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Lawrence Olivier?s Henry V (1944), and David Lean?s Brief Encounter (1945)? Puckett treats these movies as objects of considerable historical interest but also as works that exploit the full resources of cinematic technique to engage with the idea, experience, and political complexity of war. By examining how cinema functioned as propaganda, criticism, and a form of self-analysis, War Pictures reveals how British filmmakers, writers, critics, and politicians understood the nature and consequence of total war as it related to ideas about freedom and security, national character, and the daunting persistence of human violence. Kent Puckett is Associate Professor of English at UC Berkeley.




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TheHawthornArchive Letters from the Utopian Margins Avery F. Gordon The Hawthorn Archive, named after the richly fabled tree, has long welcomed the participants in the various Euro-American social struggles against slavery, racial capitalism, imperialism, and authoritarian forms of order. The Archive is not a library or a research collection in the conventional sense but rather a disorganized and fugitive space for the development of a political consciousness of being indifferent to the deadly forms of power that characterize our society. Housed by the Archive are autonomous radicals, runaways, abolitionists, commoners, and dreamers who no longer live as obedient or merely resistant subjects. In this innovative, genre- and format-bending publication, Avery F. Gordon, the ?keeper? of the Archive, presents a selection of its documents? original and compelling essays, letters, cultural analyses, images, photographs, conversations, friendship exchanges, and collaborations with various artists. Gordon creatively uses the imaginary of the Archive to explore the utopian elements found in a variety of resistive and defiant activity in the past and in the present, zeroing in on Marxist critical theory and the black radical tradition. Fusing critical theory with creative writing in a historical context, The Hawthorn Archive represents voices from the utopian margins, where fact, fiction, theory, and image converge. 384 Pages, 85 col or il l ust rat ions 978-0-8232-7632-5 Paper, $39.95 978-0-8232-7631-8 Cl ot h, $105.00

Avery F. Gordon is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Visiting Professor in the Birkbeck Department of Law, University of London. Her most recent books are The Workhouse (with Ines Schaber), Ghostly Matters, and Keeping Good Time.



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Sexagon Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture Mehammed Amadeus Mack In contemporary France the figure of the young, virile, hypermasculine Muslim looms large. So large, in fact, it often supersedes liberal secular society?s understanding of gender and sexuality altogether. Engaging the nexus of race, gender, nation, and sexuality, Sexagon studies the broad politicization of Franco-Arab identity in the context of French culture and its assumptions about appropriate modes of sexual and gender expression, both gay and straight. Surveying representations of young Muslim men and women in literature, film, popular journalism, television, and erotica as well as in psychoanalysis, ethnography, and gay and lesbian activist rhetoric, Mehammed Amadeus Mack reveals the myriad ways in which communities of immigrant origin are continually and consistently scapegoated as already and always outside the boundary of French citizenship regardless of where the individuals within these communities were born.

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Official French culture, as Mack suggests, has judged the integration of Muslim immigrants from North and West Africa? as well as their French descendants? according to their presumed attitudes about gender and sexuality. More precisely, Mack argues, the frustrations consistently expressed by the French establishment in the face of the alleged Muslim refusal to assimilate is not only symptomatic of anxieties regarding changes to a ?familiar? France but also indicative of an unacknowledged preoccupation with what Mack identifies as the ?virility cultures? of Franco-Arabs, rendering Muslim youth as both sexualized objects and unruly subjects. Mehammed Amadeus Mack is Assistant Professor of French Studies and the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College.



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PostcardsfromRio Favelas and the Contested Geographies of Citizenship Kรกtia da Costa Bezerra Through the analysis of a variety of favela-based visual cultural productions by young people and contemporary theorists, Postcards from Rio examines the complex relationship between citizenship and urban space in contemporary Rio de Janeiro. By analyzing videos and photographs, Kรกtia da Costa Bezerra illustrates how citizens of favelas are reshaping their sense of belonging as subjects and as a legitimate part of the city. A groundbreaking study that examines more deeply the relationship between urban space, citizenship, and imagery originating in the favelas, Postcards from Rio sheds crucial light on how contemporary lenses are defining and mediating the meanings of space and citizenship as strategies of empowerment. The city emerges as a political space where multiplicities of perspectives are intertwined with demands for more inclusive forms of governance. Kรกtia da Costa Bezerra, Ph.D., is Professor and associate head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona. She has published in major journals and is a member of the Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World and The Rocky Mountain Review editorial boards. 208 Pages, 26 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7655-4 Paper, $28.00 978-0-8232-7654-7 Cloth, $98.00



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Pre-OccupiedSpaces Remapping Italy's Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies Teresa Fiore By linking Italy?s long history of emigration to all continents in the world, contemporary transnational migrations directed toward it, as well as the country?s colonial legacies, Fiore?s book poses Italy as a unique laboratory to rethink national belonging at large in our era of massive demographic mobility. Through an interdisciplinary cultural approach, the book finds traces of globalization in a past that may hold interesting lessons about inclusiveness for the present. Fiore rethinks Italy?s formation and development on a transnational map through cultural analysis of travel, living, and work spaces as depicted in literary, filmic, and musical texts. By demonstrating how immigration in Italy today is preoccupied by its past emigration and colonialism, the book stresses commonalities and dispels preoccupations. ?A sophisticated and brilliant work of theoretical scaffolding, one that never loses sight of the perils of its own iconoclastic undertaking. Pre-Occupied Spaces?extremely well-crafted structure helps the reader navigate from one text to the other, while the theoretical architecture of the book guides the reader through the impressive proliferation of well-researched texts and critical references.? 320 Pages 978-0-8232-7433-8 Paper, $35.00 978-0-8232-7432-1 Cloth, $125.00 Critical Studies in Italian America

? Cristina Lombardi-Diop, Loyola University Chicago Teresa Fiore is Theresa and Lawrence R. Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies at Montclair State University.




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TheMusesontheir LunchHour Marjorie Garber As a break from their ordained labors, what might the Muses today do on their lunch hour? This collection of witty, shrewd, and imaginative essays addresses interdisciplinary topics that range widely from Shakespeare, to psychoanalysis, to the practice of higher education today. With the ease born of deep knowledge, Marjorie Garber moves from comical journalistic quirks (?Fig Leaves?) to the curious return of myth and ritual in the theories of evolutionary psychologists (?Ovid, Now and Then?). Two themes emerge consistently in Garber?s latest exploration of symptoms of culture. The first is that to predict the ?next big thing? in literary studies we should look back at ideas and practices set aside by a previous generation of critics. In the past several decades we have seen the reemergence of? for example? textual editing, biography, character criticism, aesthetics, and philology as ?hot? new areas for critical intervention. The second theme expands on this observation, making the case for ?cultural forgetting? as the way the arts and humanities renew themselves, both within fields and across them. Although she is never represented in traditional paintings or poetry, a missing Muse? we can call her Amnesia? turns out to be a key figure for the creation of theory and criticism in the arts. Marjorie Garber is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Her many books include Loaded Words (Fordham); Symptoms of Culture; Quotation Marks; Shakespeare After All; Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety; and The Use and Abuse of Literature. 192 Pages 978-0-8232-7373-7 Paper, $22.95 978-0-8232-7372-0 Cloth, $80.00



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Light andDeath Figuration in Spenser, Kepler, Donne, Milton Judith H. Anderson Light figures being; darkness, death. Bridging mathematical science, semantics, rhetoric, grammar, and major poems, Judith H. Anderson seeks to negotiate writings from multiple disciplines in the shared terms of poiesis and figuration rather than as cultural opposites. Analogy, a type of metaphor, has always been the connector of the known to the unknown, the sensible to the infinite. Anderson?s study moves from the figuration of light and death to the history of analogy and its pertinence to light in physics and metaphysics, from Kepler to Donne, Spenser, and Milton. Topics proliferate: creativity, optics, the relation of literature to science, the methodology of thought and argument, and the processes of narrative, discovery, and interpretation. "This fascinating book is above all a contribution to the history of early modern science that helps an ongoing critical process of revisionism by showing how both scientific and poetic thought use analogy in similar ways. It is also fascinating in its unusual structure: it allows us access to Anderson?s subtle critical mind in the process of building interpretations."? Leah Marcus, Vanderbilt University

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Judith H. Anderson is Chancellor?s Professor of English Emeritus at Indiana University. Her books include Words That Matter: Linguistic Perception in Renaissance English; Translating Investments: Metaphor and the Dynamic of Cultural Change in Tudor-Stuart England (Fordham); and Reading the Allegorical Intertext: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton (Fordham).



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Think,Pig! Beckett at the Limit of the Human Jean-Michel Rabaté This book examines Samuel Beckett?s unique lesson in courage in the wake of humanism?s postwar crisis? the courage to go on living even after experiencing life as a series of catastrophes. Rabaté, a former president of the Samuel Beckett Society and a leading scholar of modernism, explores the whole range of Beckett?s plays, novels, and essays. He places Beckett in a vital philosophical conversation that runs from Bataille to Adorno, from Kant and Sade to Badiou. At the same time, he stresses Beckett?s inimitable sense of metaphysical comedy. Foregrounding Beckett?s decision to write in French, Rabaté inscribes him in a continental context marked by a ?writing degree zero? while showing the prescience and ethical import of Beckett?s tendency to subvert the ?human? through the theme of the animal. Beckett?s ?declaration of inhuman rights,? he argues, offers the funniest mode of expression available to us today. Jean-Michel Rabaté is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has written or edited more than thirty-five books on modernism, psychoanalysis, and philosophy. 248 Pages 978-0-8232-7086-6 Paper, $32.00 978-0-8232-7085-9 Cloth, $95.00



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TheWritingof Spirit Soul, System, and the Roots of Language Science Sarah M. Pourciau Contemporary thought has been profoundly shaped by the early-twentieth-century turn toward synchronic models of explanation, which analyze phenomena as they appear at a single moment, rather than diachronically as they develop through time. But the relationship between time and system remains unexplained by the standard account of this shift. Through a new history of systematic thinking across the humanities and sciences, The Writing of Spirit argues that nineteenth-century historicism wasn?t simply replaced by a more modern synchronic perspective. The structuralist revolution consisted rather in a turn toward time?s absolutely minimal conditions, and thus also toward a new theory of diachrony. Pourciau arrives at this surprising and powerful conclusion through an analysis of language-scientific theories over the course of two centuries, associated with thinkers from Jacob Grimm and Richard Wagner to the Russian Futurists, in domains as disparate as historical linguistics, phonology, acoustics, opera theory, philosophy, poetics, and psychology. The result is a novel contribution to a pressing contemporary question? namely, what role history should play in the interpretation of the present. Sarah Pourciau is Assistant Professor of German at Princeton University. 352 Pages, 18 b/ w il l ust rat ions 978-0-8232-7563-2 Paper, $25.00 978-0-8232-7562-5 Cl ot h, $90.00 Modern Language Initiative




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Sodomscapes Hospitality in the Flesh Lowell Gallagher Sodomscapes presents a fresh approach to the story of Lot?s wife, as it?s been read across cultures and generations, and, in the process, reinterprets foundational concepts of ethics, representation, and the body. While the sudden mutation of Lot?s wife in the flight from Sodom is often read to confirm our antiscopic bias, a rival tradition emphasizes the counterintuitive optics required to nurture sustainable habitations for life in view of its unforeseeable contingency. Whether in medieval exegesis, Russian avant-garde art, Renaissance painting, or today?s Dead Sea health care tourism industry, the repeated desire to reclaim Lot?s wife turns the cautionary emblem of the mutating woman into a figural laboratory for testing the ethical bounds of hospitality. Sodomscape? the book?s name for this gesture? revisits touchstone moments in the history of figural thinking and places them in conversation with key thinkers of hospitality. The book?s cumulative perspective identifies Lot?s wife as the resilient figure of vigilant dwelling, whose in-betweenness discloses counterintuitive ways of understanding what counts as a life amid divergent claims of being-with and being-for. Lowell Gallagher is Professor of English at UCLA.

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PublicThings Democracy in Disrepair Bonnie Honig In Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair, Bonnie Honig asks whether democracy is possible in the absence of public services, spaces, and utilities. Following Tocqueville, who extolled the virtues of ?pursuing in common the objects of common desires,? Honig focuses not on the demos but on the objects of democratic life. Democracy, as she points out, postulates public things? infrastructure, monuments, libraries? that citizens use, care for, repair, and are gathered up by. To be ?gathered up? refers to the work of D. W. Winnicott, the object relations psychoanalyst who popularized the idea of ?transitional objects?? the toys, teddy bears, or favorite blankets by way of which infants come to understand themselves as unified selves with an inside and an outside in relation to others. The wager of Public Things is that the work transitional objects do for infants is analogously performed for democratic citizens by public things, which press us into object relations with others and with ourselves. Public Things attends also to the historically racial character of public things: public lands taken from indigenous peoples, access to public goods restricted to white majorities. Drawing on Hannah Arendt, who saw how things fabricated by humans lend stability to the human world, Honig shows how Arendt and Winnicott? both theorists of livenesss? underline the material and psychological conditions necessary for object permanence and the reparative work needed for a more egalitarian democracy. 144 Pages 978-0-8232-7641-7 Paper, $19.95 978-0-8232-7640-0 Cloth, $70.00 Thinking Out Loud


Bonnie Honig is Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media (MCM) and Political Science at Brown University. She is also Affiliated Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation, Chicago. Her most recent books are Antigone, Interrupted; Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy; and, as co-editor, Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier.



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Kant ontheFrontier Philosophy, Politics, and the Ends of the Earth Geof f rey Benningt on Frontier: the border between two countries; the limits of civilization; the bounds of established knowledge; a new field of activity. At a time when all borders, boundaries, margins, and limits are being? often violently? challenged, erased, or reinforced, we must rethink the concept of frontier itself. But is there even such a concept? Through an original and imaginative reading of Kant, Geoffrey Bennington casts doubt upon the conceptual coherence of borders. The frontier is the very element of Kant?s thought yet the permanent frustration of his conceptuality. Bennington brings out the frontier?s complex, abyssal, fractal structure that leaves a residue of violence in every frontier and complicates Kant?s most rational arguments in the direction of cosmopolitanism and perpetual peace. Neither a critique of Kant nor a return to Kant, this book proposes a new reflection on philosophical reading, for which thinking the frontier is both essential and a recurrent, fruitful, interruption. Geoffrey Bennington is Asa G. Candler Professor of Modern French Thought at Emory University. His many books include Scatter 1: The Politics of Politics in Foucault, Heidegger, and Derrida (Fordham) and, with Jacques Derrida, Jacques Derrida. 288 Pages, 2 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7598-4 Paper, $35.00 978-0-8232-7597-7 Cloth, $125.00 Lit Z



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Phenomenologiesof Scripture Adam Y. Wells, editor Phenomenologies of Scripture addresses two increasingly convergent disciplines: philosophy and biblical studies. On the one hand, the recent ?theological turn? in phenomenology has established religion as a legitimate area of phenomenological inquiry. If that turn is to be enduringly successful, phenomenology must pay attention to the scriptures on which religious life, practice, and thought are based. On the other hand, biblical studies finds itself in a methodological morass. Contemporary approaches to scripture have raised important questions about the meaning and function of scriptural texts that phenomenology is uniquely positioned to answer: How is the meaning of a text constructed or gleaned? How can the divine be present in human words? Is a scientific approach to the Bible still possible? Bringing together essays by eight of today?s most prominent philosophers of religion with responses by two leading biblical scholars, Phenomenologies of Scripture reestablishes the possibility of fruitful, dialectical exchange between fields that demand to be read together. Contributors: Jeffrey Bloechl, Walter Breuggemann, Jean-Louis ChrĂŠtien, Kevin Hart, Robyn Horner, Emmanuel Housset, Jean-Yves Lacoste, Jean-Luc Marion, Dale B. Martin, Robert Sokolowski Adam Wells is Assistant Professor of Religion at Emory & Henry College. 216 Pages, 1 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7556-4 Paper, $32.00 978-0-8232-7555-7 Cloth, $115.00 Perspectives in Continental Philosophy




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ImagineNoReligion How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities Carlin A. Barton and Daniel Boyarin What do we fail to see when we force other, earlier cultures into the Procrustean bed of concepts that organize our contemporary world? In Imagine No Religion, Carlin A. Barton and Daniel Boyarin map the myriad meanings of the Latin and Greek words religio and thr?skeia, frequently and reductively mistranslated as ?religion,? in order to explore the manifold nuances of their uses within ancient Roman and Greek societies. In doing so, they reveal how we can conceptualize anew and speak of these cultures without invoking the anachronistic concept of religion. From Plautus to Tertullian, Herodotus to Josephus, Imagine No Religion illuminates cultural complexities otherwise obscured by our modern-day categories. ?A timely contribution to a growing and important conversation about the inadequacy of our common category ?religion?for the understanding of many practices, attitudes, emotions, and beliefs? especially of peoples in other times and contexts.?? Wayne A. Meeks, Yale University Carlin A. Barton is Professor Emerita in the Department of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of The Sorrows of the Ancient Romans: The Gladiator and the Monster and Roman Honor: The Fire in the Bones. 328 Pages 978-0-8232-7120-7 Paper, $35.00 978-0-8232-7119-1 Cloth, $125.00

Daniel Boyarin is the Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture in the Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his recent books are The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ (2012), Socrates and the Fat Rabbis (2009), and Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity (2004).



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TeachingBodies Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas Mark D. Jordan In Teaching Bodies, leading scholar of Christian thought Mark D. Jordan offers an original reading of the Summa of Theology of Thomas Aquinas. Reading backward, Jordan interprets the main parts of the Summa, starting from the conclusion, to reveal how Thomas teaches morals by directing attention to the way God teaches morals, namely through embodied scenes: the incarnation, the gospels, and the sacraments. It is Thomas?s confidence in bodily scenes of instruction that explains the often overlooked structure of the middle part of the Summa, which begins and ends with Christian revisions of classical exhortations of the human body as a pathway to the best human life. Among other things, Jordan argues, this explains Thomas?s interest in the stages of law and the limits of virtue as the engine of human life. The task of writing theology, as Thomas understands it, is to open a path through the inherited languages of classical thought so that divine pedagogy can have its effect on the reader. As such, the task of the Summa, in Mark Jordan?s hands, is a crucial and powerful way to articulate Christian morals today.

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Mark D. Jordan is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought at Harvard Divinity School. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including, most recently, Convulsing Bodies: Religion and Resistance in Foucault and Recruiting Young Love: How Christians Talk about Homosexuality.



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ComparingFaithfully Insights for Systematic Theological Reflection Michel l e Voss Robert s, edit or The essays in Comparing Faithfully demonstrate that engagement with religious diversity need not be an afterthought in the study of Christian systematic theology; rather, it can be a way into systematic theological thinking. Each section invites students to test theological categories, to consider Christian doctrine in relation to specific comparisons, and to take up comparative study in their own contexts. This resource for pastors and theology students reconsiders five central doctrines of the Christian faith in light of focused interreligious investigations. Its comparative essays span examples from Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Jain, and Confucian traditions as well as indigenous Aztec theology, and contemporary ?spiritual but not religious? thought to offer exciting new perspectives on Christian doctrine. Contributors: Sharon V. Betcher, Bede Benjamin Bidlack, Wendy Farley, Holly Hillgardner, Amir Hussain, Kristin Kiblinger, Jeffery D. Long, Marianne Moyaert, Hugh Nicholson, Elaine Padilla, Joshua Ralston, Shelly Rambo, Klaus von Stosch, Jon Paul Sydnor, Tracy Sayuki Tiemeier

336 Pages 978-0-8232-7467-3 Paper, $30.00 978-0-8232-7466-6 Cloth, $110.00 Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions

Michelle Voss Roberts is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Theology at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Her most recent book, Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion (Fordham), received the American Academy of Religion?s Award for Excellence in Constructive/Reflective Studies.



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Intercarnations Exercises in Theological Possibility Catherine Keller In these immensely significant, highly original essays, theologian Catherine Keller proposes to liberate the notion of the divine made flesh from the exclusivity of orthodox Christian theology?s Jesus of Nazareth. Throughout eleven scintillating essays, she attends to bodies diversely religious, irreligious, social, animal, female, queer, cosmopolitan, and cosmic, highlighting the intermittencies and interdependencies of intra-world relations. According to Keller, when God is cast on the waters of a polydoxical indeterminacy, s/he/it returns manifold. For the many for whom theos has become impossible, Intercarnations exercises new theological possibilities through the diffraction of contextually diverse multiplicities. A groundbreaking work that pulls together a wide range of intersecting topics and methodologies, Intercarnations enriches and challenges current theological thinking. The essays reach back into feminist, process, and postcolonial discourses, and further back into messianic and mystical potentialities. They reach out into Asian as well as inter-Abrahamic comparison and forward toward a political theology of the Earth, queerly entangling climate catastrophe in materializations resistant to every economic, social, and anthropic exceptionalism. In Intercarnations, with Catherine Keller as their erudite guide, readers gain access to new worlds of theological possibility and perception. 256 Pages, 1 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7646-2 Paper, $30.00 978-0-8232-7645-5 Cloth, $105.00

Catherine Keller is George T. Cobb Professor of Constructive Theology in the Theological School and Graduate Division of Religion at Drew University. Recent books include Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement, On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process, Face of the Deep: a Theology of Becoming, and Ecospirit: Theologies and Philosophies of the Earth (Fordham). 10



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WhiteEagle,BlackMadonna One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition Robert E. Alvis In 1944, the Nazis razed Warsaw?s historic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. ?They knew that the strength of the Polish nation was rooted in the Cross, Christ?s Passion, the spirit of the Gospels, and the invincible Church,? argued Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski in a letter celebrating the building?s subsequent reconstruction. ?To weaken and destroy the nation, they knew they must first deprive it of its Christian spirit.? Wyszynski insisted that Catholicism was an integral component of Polish history, culture, and national identity. The faithfulness of the Polish people fortified them during times of trial and inspired much that was noble and good in their endeavors. Filling a sizable gap in the literature, White Eagle, Black Madonna is a systematic study of the Catholic Church in Poland and among the Polish diaspora. Polish Catholicism has not been particularly well understood outside of Poland, and certainly not in the Anglophone world, until now.

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Offering a new resource for understanding the historical development of Polish Catholicism, White Eagle, Black Madonna emphasizes the people, places, events, and ritual actions that have animated the tradition and that still resonate among Polish Catholics today. From the baptism of Duke Mieszko in 966 to the controversial burial of President Lech Kaczynski in 2010, the Church has accompanied the Polish people during their long and often tumultuous history. While often controversial, Catholicism?s influence over Poland?s political, social, and cultural life has been indisputably profound. Robert E. Alvis is Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Church History at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.



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TheTechneof Giving Cinema and the Generous Form of Life Timothy C. Campbell In a neoliberal milieu of charitable gift-giving, nearly everything given and received becomes the subject of a calculus. Is there another way to conceive of generosity? What would giving and receiving without gifts look like? Bringing political philosophy together with classical Italian cinema, Timothy Campbell opens up the possibility of a generous form of life irreducible to contemporary biopower. ?Timothy Campbell offers a philosophical meditation on Italian cinema that is like nothing else in film studies or Italian studies. Campbell gently compels us to see how film models a mode of comportment toward the world that is nonpossessive, tentative, and open to discovery. In his exquisite handling of films by Visconti, Rossellini, and Antonioni, Campbell nudges us toward a vision of cinema?s redemptively expropriating gestures.? ? John David Rhodes, University of Cambridge ?A very original, extremely well-researched piece of work that combines theoretical sophistication with depth of literary, cultural, and cinematic knowledge.? ? Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University Timothy C. Campbell is Professor of Italian at Cornell University. His most recent book is Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben. 232 Pages, 30 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7326-3 Paper, $30.00 978-0-8232-7325-6 Cloth, $105.00 Commonalities




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BeingBrains Making the Cerebral Subject Fernando Vidal and Francisco Ort ega Being Brains offers a critical exploration of one of the most influential and pervasive contemporary beliefs: ?We are our brains.? Starting in the ?Decade of the Brain? of the 1990s, ?neurocentrism? became widespread in most Western and many non-Western societies. Formidable advances, especially in neuroimaging, have bolstered this ?neurocentrism? in the eyes of the public and political authorities, helping to justify increased funding for the brain sciences. The human sciences have also taken the ?neural turn,? and subspecialties in fields such as anthropology, aesthetics, education, history, law, sociology, and theology have grown and professionalized at record speed. At the same time, the development of dubious but successful commercial enterprises such as ?neuromarketing and ?neurobics? have emerged to take advantage of the heightened sensitivity to all things neuro. While this neurocentric view of human subjectivity is neither hegemonic nor monolithic, it embodies a powerful ideology that is at the heart of some of today?s most important philosophical, ethical, scientific, and political debates. Being Brains critically explores the internal logic of such ideology, its genealogy, and its main contemporary incarnations.

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Fernando Vidal is Research Professor of ICREA (The Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies) and Professor at the Center for the History of Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona. Francisco Ortega is Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Medicine of the State University of Rio de Janeiro and Research Coordinator of the Rio Center for Global Health at the State University of Rio de Janeiro.





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