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The Public Work of Rhetoric

Dec. 1, 2010

Citizen-Scholars and Civic Engagement Edited by John Ackerman, CU associate professor of communication, and David Coogan, associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University The University of South Carolina Press “ The Public Work of Rhetoric” presents the art of rhetorical techné as a contemporary praxis for civic engagement and...

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Memorializing the Holocaust

Dec. 1, 2010

Gender, Genocide and Collective Memory By Janet Jacobs, professor of sociology and women and gender studies I.B. Taurus How do collective memories of histories of violence and trauma in war and genocide come to be created? Janet Jacobs offers new understandings of this crucial issue in her examination of the...

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Arrested Histories

Dec. 1, 2010

Tibet, the CIA, and Memories of a Forgotten War By Carole McGranahan, associate professor of anthropology Duke University Press In the 1950s, thousands of ordinary Tibetans rose up to defend their country and religion against Chinese troops. Their citizen army fought through 1974 with covert support from the Tibetan exile...

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Refiguring Mass Communication

Oct. 1, 2010

A History By Peter Simonson, associate professor of communication University of Illinois Press This unique inquiry into the history and ongoing moral significance of mass communication also represents a defense, extension and overhaul of the idea and social form of the discipline. Organized around narrative accounts of individuals and their...

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Against Epistemic Apartheid

Oct. 1, 2010

W.E.B. Du Bois and the Disciplinary Decadence of Sociology By Reiland Rabaka, associate professor of ethnic studies Lexington Books In this intellectual history-making volume, multiple award-winning W. E. B. Du Bois scholar Reiland Rabaka offers the first book-length treatment of Du Bois’s seminal sociological discourse: from Du Bois as inventor...

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Forms of Fanonism

Oct. 1, 2010

Frantz Fanon’s Critical Theory and the Dialectics of Decolonization By Reiland Rabaka, associate professor of ethnic studies Lexington Books When Frantz Fanon’s critiques of racism, sexism, colonialism, capitalism and humanism are brought into the ever-widening orbit of Africana critical theory, something unprecedented in the annals of Africana intellectual history happens:...

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Ralph Ellison in Progress

Oct. 1, 2010

From "Invisible Man" to "Three Days Before the Shooting . . . " By Adam Bradley, associate professor of English Yale University Press Ralph Ellison may be the preeminent African-American author of the 20 th century, though he published only one novel, 1952’s “Invisible Man.” He enjoyed a highly successful...

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Performing Violence

June 1, 2010

Literary and Theatrical Experiments of New Russian Drama By Birgit Beumers, reader in Russian at the University of Bristol, and Mark Lipovetsky, associate professor of Russian studies and comparative literature at CU Intellect Ltd. New Russian Drama began its rise at the end of the 20 th century, following a...

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How Oliver Olson Changed the World

March 1, 2010

By Claudia Mills, associate professor of philosophy Farrar, Strauss and Giroux Oliver Olson’s teacher is always saying that one person with a big idea can change the world. But how is Oliver supposed to change the world when his parents won’t let him do anything on his own – not...

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The Musical Comedy Films of Grigorii Aleksandrov: Laughing Matters

March 1, 2010

By Rimgaila Salys, professor of Germanic and Slavic language and literature Intellect Ltd. Grigorii Aleksandrov’s musical comedy films, created with composer Isaak Dunaevskii, were the most popular Russian cinema of the 1930s–1940s. Based on studio documents, press materials and interviews with surviving members of Aleksandrov’s film crews, this book presents...