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Elsewhere in America : the Crisis of Belonging in Contemporary Culture.

Author: David Trend
Publisher: Abingdon : Taylor and Francis, 2016.
Series: Critical interventions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Trend, David.
Elsewhere in America : The Crisis of Belonging in Contemporary Culture.
Abingdon : Taylor and Francis, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Trend
ISBN: 9781317225423 1317225422
OCLC Number: 950465335
Description: 1 online resource (274 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Belonging Where? Introduction; Before the Beginning; Mapping Elsewhere; Notes; PART I: Belonging There: People like Us; 1. Makers-and-Takers: When More Is Not Enough; The Wealth of Nations; Other People's Money; The Virtues of Selfishness; Cultures of Unreason; Notes; 2. True Believers: Spiritual Life in a Secular Age; Surprised by Sin; True Believers?; Selective Memories; History of Religious Outsiders; Notes; 3. Ordinary People: The Normal and the Pathological; Inventing Normal; Laws of Averages; Standard Deviations. Common DenominatorsNotes; 4. Homeland Insecurities: Expecting the Worst; A Dangerous World?; Barbarians at the Gate; Privacy Rights and Wrongs; Something to Hide; Organized Hate; Notes; PART II: Belonging Somewhere: Blurred Boundaries; 5. Reality Is Broken: Neoliberalism and the Virtual Economy; Neoliberalism Revisited; Citizenship, Inc.; The Politics of Culture; Aesthetic Contradictions; Virtual Rebels; Notes; 6. Mistaken Identities: From Color Blindness to Gender Bending; Welcome to "Post-Identity" America; The Race for Race; Pictures at an Exhibition; Bending Sex and Gender. Varieties of GazingNotes; 7. No Body Is Perfect: Disability in a Posthuman Age; No Body Is Perfect; Constructions of Ableism; The Dismodern Condition; The Posthuman Body; Notes; 8. On the Spectrum: America's Mental Health Disorder; Stigma and Discrimination; On Invisibility and Passing; The Shame Game; The Affective Turn; Political Feelings; Notes; PART III: Belonging Elsewhere: The Subject of Utopia; 9. Gaming the System: Competition and Its Discontents; No Contest; Doing God's Business; Capitalism and Schizophrenia; The Power of Giving; Game Over; Notes. 10. To Affinity and Beyond: The Cyborg and the CosmopolitanA Cyborg Manifesto; Third Person Plural; Queering Heterosexuality; Crip Analogies; Realms of Mattering; Notes; 11. Medicating the Problem: America's New Pharmakon; The Narcotic Tower of Babel; Models of Addiction; Writing on Drugs; Big Pharma; Notes; 12. The One and the Many: The Ethics of Uncertainty; Be Here Now; Possession and Dispossession; The One and the Many; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Critical interventions.

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