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A Violent Peace

Are You Entertained?

Race, Militarism, and Cultures of Democratization in Cold War Asia and the Pacific Christine Hong

Black Popular Culture in the Twenty-First Century Edited by Simone C. Drake & Dwan K. Henderson

Post*45 July 2020 328pp 9781503612914 £24.99/$30.00 PB 9781503603134 £77.00/$90.00 HB STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

February 2020 336pp 19 illus. 9781478006787 £22.99/$27.95 PB 9781478005179 £90.00/$104.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS

In this collection of essays, interviews, visual art, and artist statements, the contributors consider what culture and Blackness mean in the twentyfirst century’s digital consumer economy.

A Violent Peace offers a radical cultural account of the midcentury transformation of the United States into a total-war state. Christine Hong examines the centrality of U.S. militarism to the Cold War cultural imagination.


Cultural Values in Political Economy

A Grand Tour through the Taken-for-Granted Gunnar Olsson

Edited by J.P. Singh

May 2020 272pp 9781503612693 £24.99/$30.00 PB 9781503612686 £77.00/$90.00 HB STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Cultural Geographies + Rewriting the Earth May 2020 252pp 8 photos, 25 illus., 11 charts 9781496220295 £28.99/$35.00 PB 9781496219473 £56.00/$65.00 HB UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS

The backlash against globlalization and the rise of cultural anxiety has led to considerable re-think among social scientists. This book provides multiple theoretical, historical, and methodological orientations to examine these issues.

Gunnar Olsson’s tale follows an explorer from the oldest creation epics extant to the power struggles of today.

Culture and the Soldier

Curating As Ethics Jean-Paul Martinon

Identities, Values, and Norms in Military Engagements H. Christian Breede

Thinking Theory January 2020 352pp 9781517908652 £21.99/$27.00 PB 9781517908645 £93.00/$108.00 HB UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS

April 2020 248pp 14 charts, 9 tables 9780774860864 £22.99/$37.95 PB UBC PRESS

Provides a new ethics for the global practice of curating. Primarily philosophical in scope, evades normative approaches to ethics in favor of an intuitive ethics that operates at the threshold of thought and action. Explores the work of authors as diverse as Heidegger, Spinoza, Meillassoux, Mudimbe, Chalier, and Kofman. Excludes Japan & ANZ

Culture and the Soldier offers a long-overdue examination of how culture – defined as reproduced identities, values, and norms – both shapes the military and can be wielded by it, informing the way armed forces operate around the world. Excludes SE Asia, Indian sc & ANZ


Good Pictures

Intimate Alien

A History of Popular Photography Kim Beil

The Hidden Story of the UFO David J. Halperin

Spiritual Phenomena March 2020 312pp 9781503607088 £21.99/$26.00 HB STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

June 2020 288pp 9781503608665 £28.99/$35.00 PB STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

From the prehistoric Balkans to the deserts of New Mexico, from the biblical visions of Ezekiel to modern abduction encounters, Intimate Alien traces the hidden story of the UFO. It's a human story from beginning to end, no less mysterious and fantastic for its earthliness.

In a series of short, engaging essays, Kim Beil uncovers the origins of fifty photographic trends and investigates their original appeal, their decline, and sometimes their reuse by later generations of photographers.


Museums Inside Out

Interviews, 1970–1989 Jonathan Cott

Artist Collaborations and New Exhibition Ecologies Mark W. Rectanus

April 2020 360pp 9781517909017 £24.99/$29.95 HB UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS

January 2020 320pp 40 b&w photos 9781517908249 £24.99/$30.00 PB 9781517908232 £103.00/$120.00 HB UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS

Collected here are twenty-two of Jonathan Cott’s most illuminating interviews that encourage readers to listen to film directors and musicians, actors and writers, scientists and visionaries. Excludes Japan & ANZ

Mark W. Rectanus investigates how museums are blurring the boundaries between their gallery walls and public spaces. He examines how artists are challenging and changing museums, taking readers deep into new experiments in exhibition making. Excludes Japan & ANZ

Peculiar Attunements


How Affect Theory Turned Musical Roger Mathew Grant

March 2020 192pp 9780823287741 £23.99/$30.00 PB 9780823288069 £87.00/$105.00 HB FORDHAM UNIVERSITY PRESS

Peculiar Attunements places the recent turn to affect into conversation with an earlier affective turn that took place in European music theory of the eighteenth century. It offers a new way of thinking through affect historically and dialectically, drawing attention to repeating patterns and problems in affect theory’s history.

Subcultural Survival Kimberly Kattari

May 2020 262pp 9781439918609 £25.99/$32.95 PB 9781439918593 £82.00/$99.50 HB TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PRESS

The outsider musical genre known as psychobilly, which began in 1980s Britain, fuses punk, heavy metal, new wave, and shock rock with carnivalesque elements. This title is Kimberly Kattari’s fascinating, decade-long study of this little-known anti-mainstream genre. Excludes Asia Pacific


Stories of the Self

Street Sounds

Life Writing after the Book Anna Poletti

Postmillennial Pop August 2020 240pp 8 halftones 9781479836666 £23.99/$29.00 PB 9781479863600 £77.00/$89.00 HB NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS

Stories of the Self takes the literary study of autobiography and opens it up to a broad and fascinating range of material practices beyond the book, investigating the manifold ways people are documenting themselves in contemporary culture. Excludes SE Asia & ANZ

Listening to Everyday Life in Modern Egypt Ziad Fahmy

June 2020 336pp 9781503613034 £22.99/$28.00 PB 9781503612013 £77.00/$90.00 HB STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Interweaving infrastructural, cultural, and social history, Fahmy analyzes the sounds of modernity, using sounded sources as an analytical tool for examining the past. This book contextualizes sound, layering historical analysis with a sensory dimension, bringing us closer to the Egyptian streets as lived by everyday people.

The Experimental Imagination

Things Worth Keeping

The Value of Attachment in a Disposable World Christine Harold

Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment Tita Chico

March 2020 256pp 9781503613591 £21.99/$26.00 NIP STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

This book shows how British Enlightenment writers and thinkers used science as a metaphor to reconfigure evidence and authority, to reimagine the self and society, and to present literary knowledge as a form of truth.

June 2020 256pp 10 b&w photos 9780816677245 £20.99/$24.95 PB 9780816677238 £86.00/$100.00 HB UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS

Examines the attachments we form to objects and how they might be used to reduce waste. Consumer psychology and empathetic design can transform our perception of consumer products from disposable to interconnected. An urgent call for rethinking consumerism. Excludes Japan & ANZ

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