By Juan Flores, Renato Rosaldo
A better half to Latina/o experiences is a suite of forty unique essays written by means of best students within the box, devoted to exploring the query of what 'Latino/a' is.
- Brings jointly in a single quantity a various diversity of unique essays via proven and rising students within the box of Latina/o experiences
- Offers a well timed connection with the problems, themes, and techniques to the research folks Latinos - now the biggest minority inhabitants within the usa
- Explores the intensity of inventive scholarship during this box, together with theories of latinisimo, immigration, political and monetary views, schooling, race/class/gender and sexuality, language, and faith
- Considers components of broader obstacle, together with background, id, public representations, cultural expression and racialization (including African and local American heritage).
By Jenell Johnson
American Lobotomy reviews a large choice of representations of lobotomy to provide a rhetorical historical past of 1 of the main notorious techniques within the heritage of drugs. the advance of lobotomy in 1935 used to be heralded as a “miracle healing” that will empty the nation’s perennially blighted asylums. even if, in simple terms two decades later, lobotomists first and foremost praised for his or her “therapeutic braveness” have been condemned for his or her barbarity, a picture that has merely soured in next a long time. Johnson employs formerly deserted texts like technology fiction, horror movie, political polemics, and conspiracy concept to teach how lobotomy’s entanglement with social and political narratives contributed to a robust snapshot of the operation that persists to this present day. The ebook provocatively demanding situations the historical past of medication, arguing that rhetorical heritage is important to figuring out clinical heritage. It bargains a case examine of ways drugs accumulates that means because it circulates in public tradition and argues for the necessity to comprehend biomedicine as a culturally positioned perform.
By Alex Lubet
Musical expertise in Western tradition is considered a rare mixture of technical skillability and interpretative sensitivity. In track, incapacity, and Society, Alex Lubet demanding situations the inflexible view of technical ability and writes approximately song when it comes to incapacity stories. He addresses the ways that individuals with disabilities are denied the chance to take part in tune. Elaborating at the thought of "social confluence," Lubet presents quite a few encounters among incapacity and track to monitor radical differences of identification. contemplating hand-injured and one-handed pianists; the impairments of jazz luminaries Django Reinhardt, Horace Parlan, and "Little" Jimmy Scott; and the "Blind Orchestra" of Cairo, he indicates how the cultural international of classical track contrasts sharply with that of jazz and the way musicality itself is appeared a incapacity in a few spiritual contexts. tune, incapacity, and Society additionally explains how language distinction can turn into a incapacity for Asian scholars in American colleges of track, restricting their schooling and careers. Lubet deals stinky feedback of the biases in track schooling and the tune career, going as far as to assert that tradition disables a few performers via adhering to inflexible notions of what a musician needs to seem like, how song needs to be performed, who might play it, and what (if any) is the valid position of tune in society. In track, incapacity, and Society, he convincingly argues that the place tune is anxious, incapacity is an issue of tradition, now not actual impairment.
By William M. Tsutsui
These essays give some thought to the Godzilla movies and the way they formed and prompted postwar eastern tradition, in addition to the globalization of eastern popular culture icons. There are contributions from movie experiences, Anthropology, historical past, Literature, Theatre and Cultural reports and from Susan Napier, Anne Allison, Christine Yano and others.
By Tamar Heller, Sarah K. Parker Harris
This quantity in The SAGE Reference sequence on Disability explores concerns regarding incapacity during the lifestyles classes, and is one in every of 8 volumes within the cross-disciplinary and issues-based sequence, which examines themes critical to the lives of people with disabilities and their households. With a stability of heritage, thought, learn, and alertness, experts set out the findings and implications of analysis and perform for others whose present or destiny paintings includes the care and/or research of these with disabilities, in addition to for the disabled themselves. The concise, attractive presentational type emphasizes accessibility. Taken separately, every one quantity units out the basics of the subject it addresses, observed by means of compiled info and information, urged extra readings, a consultant to companies and institutions, and different annotated assets, hence delivering the precise introductory platform and gateway for additional learn. Taken jointly, the sequence represents either a survey of significant incapacity matters and a consultant to new instructions and traits and modern assets within the box as a complete.
By Rachel C. Lee
Drawing on a big selection of literary, old, and theoretical resources, Rachel Lee addresses present debates at the dating between Asian American ethnic id, nationwide belonging, globalization, and gender. Lee argues that students have regularly put undue emphasis on ethnic-based political commitments--whether those are construed as nationwide or global--in their readings of Asian American texts. This has restricted the intelligibility of news which are concentrated much less on ethnicity than on kinship, relations dynamics, eroticism, and gender roles. In reaction, Lee makes a case for a reconceptualized Asian American feedback that centrally positive aspects gender and sexuality.
Through a severe research of pick out literary texts--novels by way of Carlos Bulosan, Gish Jen, Jessica Hagedorn, and Karen Yamashita--Lee probes the explicit ways that a few Asian American authors have urged round ethnic issues with substitute stories circulating round gender and sexual identification. Lee makes it transparent that what has been lacking from present debates has been an research of the complicated ways that gender mediates questions of either nationwide belonging and overseas migration. From anti-miscegenation laws within the early 20th century to poststructuralist theories of language to 3rd international feminist thought to severe reports of worldwide cultural and financial flows, The Americas of Asian American Literature takes up urgent cultural and literary questions and issues to a brand new path in literary feedback.