May 19, 2011

Some New Books of Interest

Anderson, Mark Lynn, Twilight of the Idols: Hollywood and the Human Sciences in 1920s America (University of California Press, 2011). Discusses the impact of Hollywood on ideas of deviance.

Arthos, John, Speaking Hermeneutically: Understanding in the Conduct of a Life by (University of South Carolina Press, 2011). Discusses Heidegger, Gadamer, and Ricoeur.

California Women and Politics: From the Gold Rush to the Great Depression (Robert W. Cherny, Mary Ann Irwin, and Ann Marie Wilson eds.; University of Nebraska Press, 2011).

Datta, Venita, Heroes and Legends of Fin-de-Siecle France (Cambridge University Press, 2011). Discusses Cyrano de Bergerac, Joan of Arc, and Napoleon Bonaparte.

Ferguson, Kathy E., Emma Goldman: Political Thinking In the Streets (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).

Dierkes-Thrun, Petra, Salome's Modernity: Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetics of Transgression (University of Michigan Press, 2011). Depictions of Oscar Wilde's Salome in other media.

Farrier, David, Postcolonial Asylum: Seeking Sanctuary Before the Law by David Farrier (Liverpool University Press, 2011). Combines law and popular culture to examine depictions of asylum seeking in the Commonwealth and Europe.

Forces of Compassion: Humanitarianism Between Ethics and Politics (Erica Bornstein and Peter Redfield, eds.; SAR Press, 2011). On the nonprofit Doctors Without Borders.

Greven, David, Representations of Femininity in American Genre Cinema: The Woman's Film, Film Noir, and Modern Horror (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). Includes analyses of The Heiress and Carrie among other films.

The Intellectual and Cultural World of the Early Modern Inns of Court (Jayne Elizabeth Archer, Elizabeth Goldring, and Sarah Knight eds.; Manchester University Press, 2011).

Jones, David Houston, Samuel Beckett and Testimony (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Kezar, Dennis, Guilty Creatures: Renaissance Poetry and the Ethics of Authorship (Oxford University Press, 2011). Examines works by Skelton, Spenser, and Shakespeare.

Monteyne, David, Fallout Shelter: Designing For Civil Defense in the Cold War (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).

Muzaka, Valbona, The Politics of Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Medicines (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Noble, Louise, Medicinal Cannibalism in Early Modern English Literature and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Polzonetti, Pierpaolo, Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Religion, Politics, and Globalization: Anthropological Approaches (Galina Lindquist and Don Handelman, eds.; Berghahn Books, 2011).

Taylor, Clarence, Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union (Columbia University Press, 2011).

Werbner, Richard, Holy Hustlers, Schism, and Prophecy: Apostolic Reformation in Botswana (University of California Press, 2011). On Eloyi. Includes a DVD.

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