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  • Border Politicsby Nancy A. Naples; Jennifer Bickham Mendez

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    In the current historical moment borders have taken on heightened material and symbolic significance, shaping identities and the social and political landscape. ?Borders??defined broadly to include territorial dividing lines as well as sociocultural boundaries?have become increasingly salient sites of struggle over social belonging and cultural and... more...

  • Orienting Hollywoodby Nitin Govil

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    ?Impressively researched and astutely argued, Orienting Hollywood will no doubt change the way we think about and research transnationalism in film and media. Govil brilliantly integrates notions of aspirational practice, affective labor, contact tropes, industrial mirroring, and cultural echoing in a compelling and original analysis. Orienting... more...

  • Complex TVby Jason Mittell

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Contents  Acknowledgments vii  Introduction 1  1. Complexity in Context 17  2. Beginnings 55  3. Authorship 86  4. Characters 118  5. Comprehension 164  6. Evaluation 206  7. Serial Melodrama 233  8. Orienting Paratexts 261  9. Transmedia Storytelling 292  10. Ends 319  Notes 355  Index 381  About the... more...

  • For Liberty and the Republicby Ricardo A. Herrera

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 44.00

    In the early decades of the American Republic, American soldiers demonstrated and defined their beliefs about the nature of American republicanism and how they, as citizens and soldiers, were participants in the republican experiment through their service. In  For Liberty and the Republic , Ricardo A. Herrera examines the relationship between soldier... more...

  • Dissentby Ralph Young

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 33.95

    Dissent: The History of an American Idea  examines the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States. It focuses on those who, from colonial days to the present, dissented against the ruling paradigm of their time: from the Puritan Anne Hutchinson and Native American chief Powhatan in the seventeenth century, to the Occupy and Tea Party... more...

  • Death in the Shape of a Young Girlby Patricia Melzer

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    In the early 1970s, a number of West German left-wing activists took up arms, believing that revolution would lead to social change. In the years to come, the bombings, shootings, kidnappings and bank robberies of the Red Army Faction (RAF) and Movement 2nd June dominated newspaper headlines and polarized legislative debates. Half of the terrorists... more...

  • Nakedby Brian Hoffman

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    In 1929, a small group of men and women threw off their clothes and began to exercise in a New York City gymnasium, marking the start of the American nudist movement. While countless Americans had long enjoyed the pleasures of skinny dipping or nude sunbathing, nudists were the first to organize a movement around the idea that exposing the body corrected... more...

  • The Racial Mundaneby Ju Yon Kim

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 23.80

    Across the twentieth century, national controversies involving Asian Americans have drawn attention to such seemingly unremarkable activities as eating rice, greeting customers, and studying for exams. While public debates about Asian Americans have invoked quotidian practices to support inconsistent claims about racial difference, diverse aesthetic... more...

  • Health in the Cityby Tanya Hart

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 47.00

    "At the turn of the twentieth century, black and white women migrated to New York City, a new place and environment swirling with ideas and practices of race, racism, germ theory and sanitation. Health in the City tells us the very human story of how pioneering, yet racialized health care thinking and services complicated the meaning of these women?s... more...

  • Surveillance Cinemaby Catherine Zimmer

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    " Surveillance Cinema  presents cutting-edge scholarship in the field of cinema studies in its reconceptualization of the centrality of surveillance to film narratives, subject formations, and temporalities.  Smartly pushing beyond the critical models that have long been associated with surveillance in and outside of cinema, Zimmer makes a persuasive... more...