Cultural Studies Fall 2020
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A Unified Theory of Cats on the Internet
Afterlives of Affect
Science, Religion, and an Edgewalker’s Spirit Matthew C. Watson
June 2020 168pp 9781503604636 £10.99 / $14.00 PB STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
August 2020 264pp 20 illustrations 9781478008439 £20.99 / $26.95 PB 9781478007975 £83.00 / HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Journalists and their readers seem to need no explanation for the line, "The internet is made of cats." Everyone understands the joke, but few know how it started. This is the ﬁrst book to explore the history of how the cat became the internet’s best friend.
Considers the life and work of artist and Mayanist scholar Linda Schele (1942–1998) as an entry point to discuss the nature of cultural inquiry, decipherment in anthropology, and the social conditions of knowledge production.
Biopolitics of the MoreThan-Human
At Work, On Screen, and Online Edited by Martin Iddon & Melanie L. Marshal
Forensic Ecologies of Violence Joseph Pugliese
January 2021 272pp 5 b&w illus., 3 b&w tables, 5 printed music items 9780253052841 £31.00 / $27.00 PB 9780253052827 £83.00 / $80.00 HB INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise November 2020 312pp 5 illustrations 9781478008026 £21.99 / $27.95 PB 9781478007678 £87.00 /$104.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
A focal point for debates on race, sexuality, and female empowerment, Beyoncé has become a central ﬁgure in pop music and pop culture. This volume explores her work as a singer, activist, and artist by taking a deep dive into her songs, videos, and performances, along with fans’ responses.
Examines the concept of the biopolitical through a nonanthropocentric lens, arguing that morethan-human entities—from soil and orchards to animals and water—are actors and agents in their own right with legitimate claims to justice.
Cultural Revolution and Revolutionary Culture
Defending Their Own in the Cold
The Cultural Turns of U.S. Puerto Ricans Marc Zimmerman
September 2020 368pp 9781478009528 £22.99 / $28.95 PB 9781478008590 £87.00 / $104.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Latinos in Chicago and Midwest November 2020 232pp 9780252085581 £20.99 / $28.00 PB UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS
Russo rethinks the history of China’s Cultural Revolution, arguing that it must be understood as a mass political experiment aimed at thoroughly reexamining the tenets of communism itself.
How Puerto Ricans have survived and created new identities and relations out of their colonized and diasporic circumstances, looking at the cultural examples of Latino entertainment stars. Excludes SE Asia, Indian SC & ANZ
For a Pragmatics of the Useless
Aesthetics of Enchantment in Enlightenment France Tili Boon Cuillé
Thought in the Act November 2020 368pp 30 illus. 9781478011071 £22.99 / $28.95 PB 9781478010029 £87.00 / $104.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
December 2020 320pp 9781503613362 £54.00 / $65.00 HB STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
The Enlightenment remains widely associated with the rise of scientiﬁc progress and the loss of religious faith, a dual tendency that is thought to have contributed to the disenchantment of the world. Tili Boon Cuillé questions the accuracy of this narrative by investigating the fate of the marvelous in the age of reason.
Shows how neurotypicality and whiteness combine to form a normative baseline for existence. Blackness and neurodiversity "schizz" around the baseline, uselessly, pragmatically, ﬁguring a more-than of life living.
Forms of Life
From Slave Cabins to the White House
Aesthetics and Biopolitics in German Culture Andreas Gailus
Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture Koritha Mitchell
Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought September 2020 408pp 9781501749810 £23.99 / $29.95 PB 9781501749803 £95.00 / $115.00 HB CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS
New Black Studies Series August 2020 272pp 9780252043321 £26.99 / $34.95 HB UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS
Analyzes canonical texts by and about African American women to lay bare the hostility they face as they invest in traditional domesticity. Inc. Frances Harper, Toni Morrison, Michelle Obama. Excludes SE Asia, Indian SC & ANZ
Argues that the neglect of aesthetics in most contemporary theories of biopolitics has resulted in an overly restricted conception of life; it should instead be attuned to the interplay and conﬂict between its many dimensions and forms.
Gestures of Concern
a Cultural Politics book August 2020 272pp 18 illus. 9781478009511 £20.99 / $26.95 PB 9781478008583 £83.00 / $99.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Shows that gestures of concern, such as sharing or liking a post on social media, are central to establishing the necessary conditions for larger social or political change because they help to build the aﬀective communities that orient us to one another with an imaginable future in mind.
Precarity and Gender in India and the Diaspora Kavita Daiya
Asian American History & Culture October 2020 258pp 9781439920251 £26.99 / $34.95 PB 9781439920244 £88.00 / $110.50 HB TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Provides a literary and cultural archive of refugee stories and experiences. This book demands that we redraw the boundaries of how we tell the story of modern world history and the intricately interwoven, intimate production of statelessness and citizenship across the world’s communities. Excludes Asia Pacific
Hamilton and the Law
How to Go Mad without Losing Your Mind
Reading Today’s Most Contentious Legal Issues through the Hit Musical Edited by Lisa A. Tucker
Madness and Black Radical Creativity La Marr Jurelle Bruce
October 2020 336pp 4 b&w halftones 9781501753381 £15.99 / $19.95 PB 9781501752216 £32.00 / $39.95 HB CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS
Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study September 2020 296pp 4 illus. 9781478010876 £21.99 / $27.95 PB 9781478009832 £87.00 / $104.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
A revealing look at the US legal community’s response to Hamilton: An American Musical, which continues to resonate in a country deeply divided about the reach of the law. Contributors include two former US Solicitors General.
Ponders how Black artists ranging from Kendrick Lamar to Nina Simone activate “madness” as content, form, aesthetic, strategy, philosophy, and energy in an enduring black radical tradition.
Liquor Store Theatre Maya Stovall
Early Black Women’s Celebrity and the Afterlives of Rights Samantha Pinto
Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study November 2020 312pp 32 color illustrations 9781478011125 £21.99 / $27.95 PB 9781478010098 £87.00 / $104.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
August 2020 264pp 36 illustrations 9781478008323 £20.99 / $26.95 PB 9781478007838 £83.00 / $99.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pinto explores how histories of and the ongoing fame of Phillis Wheatley, Sally Hemings, Sarah Baartman, Mary Seacole, and Sarah Forbes Bonetta generate new ways of imagining black feminist futures.
Stovall uses her Liquor Store Theatre conceptual art project—in which she danced near her local liquor stores to start conversations with her neighbors—to further understanding of daily life in Detroit and the possibilities for ethnographic research, art, and knowledge creation.
Narratives of Debt
Nature and Culture in the Early Modern Atlantic
Edited by Peter Szendy
November 2020 190pp 2 illus. 9781478011590 £10.99 / $14.00 PB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Peter C. Mancall
The Early Modern Americas October 2020 212pp 12 color, 51 b/w illus. 9780812224726 £18.99 / $24.95 PB UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
The authors approach the intertwining of debt and narration from the perspectives of continental philosophy, international law, the history of slavery, comparative literature, feminist critique, and more.
Reveals how Europeans and Native Americans worked to understand the environment. Drawing on paintings, oral history, early printed books, and other cultural artifacts. Mancall argues that human understanding of nature played a central role in the emergence of the modern world.
A History Susan A. Crane
Psychophysics, Race, and the Aesthetics of Feeling Erica Fretwell
January 2021 264pp 9781503613478 £21.99 / $28.00 HB STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
October 2020 336pp 26 illustrations 9781478010937 £21.99 / $27.95 PB 9781478009863 £87.00 / $104.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Crane moves eﬀortlessly between diﬀerent modes of seeing Nothing, drawing on visual analysis and cultural studies to suggest a new way of thinking about history. By remembering how Nothing happened, or how Nothing is the way it was, or how Nothing has changed, we can recover histories that were there all along.
How psychophysics—a nineteenth-century scientiﬁc movement originating in Germany dedicated to the empirical study of sensory experience—became central to the process of creating human diﬀerence along the lines of race, gender, and ability in nineteenth-century America.
Thinking in Disorder, Poiesis in Black R. A. Judy
Statecraft, Sodomy, and Capital in the Rise of the World System Christopher Chitty Edited by Max Fox
Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study October 2020 616pp 18 illus. 9781478011026 £27.99 / $34.95 PB 9781478009962 £107.00 / $129.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Theory Q August 2020 240pp 5 illus. 9781478009580 £20.99 / $25.95 PB 9781478008675 £83.00 / $99.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Examining black performance practices that Shows how sexuality became a crucial dimension critique Western humanism, oﬀers an extended of the accumulation of capital and a technique of meditation on questions of blackness, the human, bourgeois rule over the past ﬁve centuries. epistemology, and the historical ways in which the black being is understood.
Solzhenitsyn and American Culture
The Cuban Hustle
Culture, Politics, Everyday Life Sujatha Fernandes
The Russian Soul in the West Edited by David P. Deavel & Jessica Hooten Wilson
October 2020 192pp 21 illus. 9781478009641 £19.99 / $24.95 PB 9781478008705 £79.00 / $94.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
The Center for Ethics and Culture Solzhenitsyn Series
In essays addressing topics ranging from cinema, feminism, and art to hip hop, urban slums, and digital technology, Sujatha Fernandes explores the multitudinous ways ordinary Cubans have sought to hustle, survive, and create expressive cultures in the aftermath of the Soviet Union’s collapse.
October 2020 400pp 9780268108250 £50.00 / $60.00 HB UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME PRESS
This reconsideration of Solzhenitsyn’s work from varied perspectives—his faith, his politics, the inﬂuences of his literature—provides a prophetic vision for modern confusion over universal ideals.
The Future of Fallout, and Other Episodes in Radioactive WorldMaking
The Globally Familiar
Digital Hip Hop, Masculinity, and Urban Space in Delhi Ethiraj Gabriel Dattatreyan October 2020 272pp 17 illustrations 9781478011200 £21.99 / $26.95 PB 9781478010159 £83.00 / $99.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
January 2021 440pp 152 illustrations 9781478011149 £24.99 / $30.95 PB 9781478010081 £95.00 / $114.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
How the young men of Delhi’s hip hop scene construct themselves on- and oﬀ-line and how Examines the psychosocial, material, and aﬀective digital platforms oﬀer these young men the consequences of the advent of nuclear weapons, means to reimagine themselves and their city the Cold War security state, climate change on through hip hop. contemporary US democratic practices and public imaginaries.
The LEGO Movie
The Juggling Mother
Coming Undone in the Age of Anxiety Amanda D. Watson
November 2020 pp 9781477321577 £16.99 / $21.95 PB UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS
September 2020 148pp 5 colour photos 9780774864626 £18.99 / $27.95 PB 9780774864619 £50.00 / $75.00 HB
Incorporating insights from conversations with producer Dan Lin and writer-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Polan examines the production and reception of The LEGO Movie and closely analyzes the ﬁlm within popular culture at large and in relation to LEGO as a toy and commodity.
Makes the controversial case that unfair labour distributions are publicly celebrated, intentionally performed, and intimately felt. Mothers with the most power are thus complicit in the exclusion of less privileged ones – and in their own undoing. Excludes SE Asia, Indian SC & ANZ
The Meaning of Soul
The Play in the System
Black Music and Resilience since the 1960s Emily J. Lordi
The Art of Parasitical Resistance Anna Watkins Fisher October 2020 320pp 53 illus., incl. 19 in color 9781478009702 £21.99 / $27.95 PB 9781478008842 £87.00 / $104.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Reﬁguring American Music August 2020 224pp 9781478009597 £19.99 / $25.95 PB 9781478008699 £79.00 / $99.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Acknowledging the diﬃculty for artists in the twenty-ﬁrst century to eﬀectively critique systems of power, theorizes parasitism—a form of resistance in which artists comply with dominant structures as a tool for practicing resistance from within.
Analyzing the work of Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Solange Knowles, Flying Lotus, and others, Lordi proposes a new understanding of soul, showing how it came to signify a belief in black resilience enacted through musical practices.
The Tragedy of Heterosexuality
The Truth Society
Science, Disinformation, and Politics in Berlusconi’s Italy Noelle Molé Liston
Sexual Cultures September 2020 224pp 9781479851553 £20.99 / $26.95 HB NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS
Expertise: Cultures and Technologies of Knowledge November 2020 228pp 14 b&w halftones 9781501750793 £20.99 / $25.95 PB 9781501750786 £95.00 / $115.00 HB CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS
A troubling account of heterosexual desire in the era of #MeToo. Explores what, exactly, is wrong with heterosexuality in the twenty-ﬁrst century, and what straight people can do to ﬁx it for good.
Scrutinizes Italy’s late twentieth century political culture and the impact of Silvio Berlusconi. This truth-bending political era made science, logic, and rationality ideas that needed saving.
They Will Have Their Game
Thinking across Ecological Temporalities Edited by Bethany Wiggin, Carolyn Fornoff & Patricia Eunji Kim
Sporting Culture and the Making of the Early American Republic Kenneth Cohen
January 2021 232pp 29 b&w illus., 9 Color Plates 9781517909420 £20.99 / $27.00 PB 9781517909413 £89.00 / $108.00 HB UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS
December 2020 336pp 25 b&w halftones 9781501752001 £21.99 / $27.95 PB CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS
Explores how sports, drinking, gambling, and theater produced a sense of democracy while also reinforcing racial, gender, and class divisions in early America.
Studies the disjunctive temporalities of our era’s ecological crises: the rapid degradation of an environment established over millennia. Excludes Japan & ANZ
Things Worth Keeping
The Disorder of Desire Jack Halberstam
The Value of Attachment in a Disposable World Christine Harold
Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe October 2020 240pp 7 illus. 9781478011088 £20.99 / $25.95 PB 9781478010036 £86.00 / $99.95 HB DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
August 2020 256pp 10 b&w photos 9780816677245 £19.99 / $24.95 PB 9780816677238 £83.00 / $100.00 HB UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS
Examines the attachments we form to objects. Consumer psychology and empathetic design can transform our perception of consumer products from disposable to interconnected. Recognizing our responsibility for the things we produce, we can become better stewards of the planet. Excludes Japan & ANZ
Oﬀers an alternative history of sexuality by tracing the ways in which the wild—a space located beyond normative borders of sexuality—oﬀers sources of opposition to knowing and being that transgress Euro-American notions of the modern subject.
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