From Confinement to Containment : Japanese/American Arts During the Early Cold War
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From Confinement to Containment (Asian American History & Cultu)

During the early part of the Cold War, Japan emerged as a model ally, and Japanese Americans were seen as a model minority. From Confinement to Containment examines the work of four Japanese and Japanese/American artists and writers during this period: the novelist Hanama Tasaki, the actor Yamaguchi Yoshiko, the painter Henry Sugimoto, and the children’s author Yoshiko Uchida. The backgrounds of the four figures reveal a mixing of na...

North Korean Graphic Novels: Seduction of the Innocent?
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North Korean Graphic Novels: Seduction of the Innocent?

Graphic novels (kurimchaek) are a major art form in North Korea, produced by agents of the regime to set out its vision in a range of important areas. This book provides an analysis of North Korean graphic novels, discussing the ideals they promote and the tensions within those ideals, and examining the reception of graphic novels in North Korea and by North Korean refugees in South Korea. Particular themes considered include the ide...

Legal Pragmatics
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Legal Pragmatics

The volume Legal Pragmatics is a contribution to the interface between language and law. It looks at how the principles of language use can be beneficial to clarifying legal issues, its twelve chapters (together with the Introduction) offering a wide spectrum of the latest approaches to the area of legal pragmatics. The four chapters in the first section are devoted to historical pragmatics and take a diachronic look at old courtroom...

Television Comedy and Femininity: Queering Gender (Library of Gender and Popular Culture)
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Television Comedy and Femininity: Queering Gender

"In this startlingly original reading of gender and comedy in transatlantic television, Rosie White persuasively illustrates the inherent queerness of this comedy and reveals how much we lose when we focus on funny performances of gender in a binary way. Her lively discussions of television series and performances sparkle with detail, wit, and theoretical savvy. In the tradition of books that are truly groundbreaking, Television Come...

Lyrical Liberators : The American Antislavery Movement in Verse, 1831–1865
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Lyrical Liberators : The American Antislavery Movement in Verse, 1831–1865

“This book teaches us that the ‘soft’ antislavery verse was as powerful and as ‘hard’ as any essay or editorial and maybe more effective. Pelaez has pulled off a real hat trick. Her book is a significant contribution to the scholarship on antislavery, slavery, the civil war, and race relations. It is a great set of primary sources that are virtually impossible to obtain. And finally, it is ideal for classroom adoption.”—Paul Finkelma...

Theory and Praxis: Indian and Western
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Theory and Praxis: Indian and Western

The present anthology is a collection of fifteen research papers which critically explore the multiple dimensions of contemporary literary theory. It provides a wide spectrum of theories and shows their application to different texts across the globe. The twentieth and twenty-first centuries were witness to three major movements, namely Marxism, Feminism and Postcolonialism, which have led to a serious reconsidering of the so-called ...

Minima Philologica
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Minima Philologica (Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory)

“The philological questions relentlessly posed in this brilliant volume in no way fall within the confines of a foreclosed academic discipline. Rather, Minima Philologica opens up our modes of knowing and not knowing, philosophy, and language. The writings of Werner Hamacher have long served as something of a touchstone for students of literature and philosophy. The work associated with that authorial name, here as elsewhere, is also...

Emotions, Persuasion, and Public Discourse in Classical Athens: Ancient Emotions
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Emotions, Persuasion, and Public Discourse in Classical Athens: Ancient Emotions

This book is an addition to the burgeoning secondary literature on ancient emotions. Its primary aim is to suggest possible ways in which recent approaches to emotions can help us understand significant aspects of persuasion in classical antiquity and, especially audiences' psychological manipulation in the civic procedures of classical Athens. Based on cognitive approaches to emotions, Skinner's theoretical work on the language of i...

Culture, Relevance, and Schooling: Exploring Uncommon Ground
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Culture, Relevance, and Schooling: Exploring Uncommon Ground

Scherff and Spector address one of the most important and politically charged questions in our field: What does culturally relevant pedagogy look like in action? Their edited volume, through a set of innovative and illustrative case studies that cut across age-groups and pedagogical contexts, adds to a growing body of empirical research to support the claim that culturally relevant pedagogy matters in twenty-first century learning co...

Neo-Passing: Performing Identity after Jim Crow
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Neo-Passing: Performing Identity after Jim Crow

"Excellently introduced by Mollie Godfrey and Vershawn Ashanti Young, the ten essays collected in this volume offer a wealth of information, from a working bibliography of neo-passing narratives to interpretive overviews of passing, old and new. The essays suggest that despite all historical, legal, and attitudinal changes in the course of the twentieth century, race remains a central obsession in the United States."--Werner Sollors...