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  • The Postcolonial Epicby Sneharika Roy

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 54.95

    This book demonstrates the epic genre’s enduring relevance to the Global South. It identifies a contemporary avatar of classical epic, the ‘postcolonial epic’, ushered in by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick , a foundational text of North America, and exemplified by Derek Walcott’s Caribbean masterpiece Omeros and Amitav Ghosh’s South Asian saga, the... more...

  • Arranging Marriageby Marian Aguiar

    University of Minnesota Press 2018; Not Available

    The first critical analysis of contemporary arranged marriage among South Asians in a global context Arranged marriage is an institution of global fascination—an object of curiosity, revulsion, outrage, and even envy. Marian Aguiar provides the first sustained analysis of arranged marriage as a transnational cultural phenomenon, revealing how... more...

  • Mystifying China's Southwest Ethnic Borderlandsby Yuqing Yang

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 104.50

    This study examines the literary and cultural discourses of ethnic minority regions in southwest China. The author uses the Confucian notion of “harmony with difference” and Foucault’s concept of “heterotopia” to investigate how these discourses have evolved since the founding of the People’s Republic of China. more...

  • The Unfinished Atomic Bombby David Lowe; Cassandra Atherton; Alyson Miller; Cassandra Atherton; Monica Braw; Mick Broderick; Adam Broinowski; Robert Jacobs; Peter J. Kuznick; David Lowe; Alyson Miller; Glenn Moore; Carolyn S. Stevens

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 95.00

    This collection examines how the use of the atomic bomb in Japan has been memorialized. The contributors analyze the cultural legacies of the atomic bomb in political, historical, literary, and artistic contexts. more...

  • Children of the Earth Goddessby Roland Hardenberg

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 149.99

    The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems– both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic... more...

  • Indic Manuscript Cultures through the Agesby Vincenzo Vergiani; Daniele Cuneo; Camillo Alessio Formigatti

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 0.00

    The series publishes monographs and collective volumes contributing to the emerging field of manuscript studies (manuscriptology), which includes disciplines such as philology, palaeography, codicology, art history, and material analysis. SMC encourages comparative approaches, without geographical or other limitations on the material... more...

  • Postcolonial Biologyby Deepika Bahri

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Although the body has been a vast subject for postcolonial studies, few theorists have attempted to go beyond the simple mixing of races in examining the impact of colonialism on the colonized body. However, as Deepika Bahri argues, it is essential to see the postcolonial body in a variety of forms: as capable of transformation not only in psyche... more...

  • Interfamily Tanci Writing in Nineteenth-Century Chinaby Yu Zhang

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 99.50

    Employing an interdisciplinary approach, this is the first monograph to frame three once widely-read tanci fiction as interrelated texts composed by three generations of members of one extended gentry family in nineteenth-century China. more...

  • Verb Raising and Theta-Driven Movementby Akemi Matsuya

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 126.99

    Die Buchreihe Linguistische Arbeiten (LA) trägt wesentlich zur aktuellen linguistischen Theoriebildung im Bereich der allgemeinen und einzelsprachlichen Linguistik bei. Veröffentlicht werden hochwertige Arbeiten, die aktuelle Fragestellungen bearbeiten und die Entwicklung der Sprachwissenschaft, synchron oder diachron, empirisch oder... more...

  • Ecology without Cultureby Christine L. Marran

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Cultures have long defined themselves through biological elements to prove their strength and longevity, from cherry blossoms in Japan to amber waves of grain in the United States. In Ecology without Culture, Christine L. Marran introduces the concept of biotropes—material and semiotic figures that exist for human perception—to navigate how and why... more...