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Africa after Modernism: Transitions in Literature, Media, and Philosophy

Africa after Modernism: Transitions in Literature, Media, and Philosophy

1st Edition

Michael Janis
December 09, 2011

Africa after Modernism traces shifts in perspectives on African culture, arts, and philosophy from the conflict with European modernist interventions in the climate of colonialist aggression to present identitarian positions in the climate of globalism, multiculturalism, and mass media. By focusing...

The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe

The Politics of Information in Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

Sabrina Alcorn Baron, Brendan Dooley
November 04, 2011

In its various European contexts, the invention and spread of newspapers in the seventeenth century had a profound effect on early modern culture and politics. While recent research has explored the role of the newspaper in transforming information into ideology in various European countries, this...

History of Islam in German Thought: From Leibniz to Nietzsche

History of Islam in German Thought: From Leibniz to Nietzsche

1st Edition

Ian Almond
October 11, 2011

This concise overview of the perception of Islam in eight of the most important German thinkers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries allows a new and fascinating investigation of how these thinkers, within their own bodies of work, often espoused contradicting ideas about Islam and...

Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism

Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism

1st Edition

Brian McIlroy
September 12, 2011

This impressive volume takes a broad critical look at Irish and Irish-related cinema through the lens of genre theory and criticism. Secondary and related objectives of the book are to cover key genres and sub-genres and account for their popularity. The result offers new ways of looking at Irish...

Tobacco in Russian History and Culture: The Seventeenth Century to the Present

Tobacco in Russian History and Culture: The Seventeenth Century to the Present

1st Edition

Matthew Romaniello, Tricia Starks
April 21, 2011

According to the World Health Organization, approximately seventy percent of men and thirty percent of women in Russia smoke, and the WHO estimated that at the close of the twentieth century 280,000 Russians died every year from smoking-related illnesses – a rate over three...

Making British Culture: English Readers and the Scottish Enlightenment, 1740–1830

Making British Culture: English Readers and the Scottish Enlightenment, 1740–1830

1st Edition

David Allan
January 06, 2011

Making British Culture explores an under-appreciated factor in the emergence of a recognisably British culture. Specifically, it examines the experiences of English readers between around 1707 and 1830 as they grappled, in a variety of circumstances, with the great effusion of Scottish authorship –...

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in the Francophone World

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in the Francophone World

1st Edition

Nathalie Debrauwere-Miller
December 17, 2009

With interdisciplinary analyses of texts whose origins span the diversity of the Jewish and Muslim traditions, the provocative essays collected in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in the Francophone World offer startling insights into the meaning of the volatile history of this conflict in the...

Rethinking Race, Politics, and Poetics: C.L.R. James' Critique of Modernity

Rethinking Race, Politics, and Poetics: C.L.R. James' Critique of Modernity

1st Edition

Brett St Louis
October 25, 2007

Rethinking Race, Politics, and Poetics offers a critical appraisal of C.L.R. James as a major twentieth-century activist-intellectual, exploring his prolific output spanning decades within genres as diverse as history, philosophy, sociology, literary and cultural criticism, prose fiction, and...

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