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Project Muse

Works: 4,482 works in 5,458 publications in 1 language and 216,233 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Cross-cultural studies  Records and correspondence  History  Interviews  Drama  Poetry 
Classifications: PN1998.A3, 791.4302330924
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Most widely held works by Project Muse
The politics of parenthood : causes and consequences of the politicization and polarization of the American family by Laurel Elder( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Certain events in one's life, such as marriage, joining the workforce, and growing older, can become important determinants of political attitudes and voting choice. Each of these events has been the subject of considerable study, but in The Politics of Parenthood, Laurel Elder and Steven Greene look at the political impact of one of life's most challenging adult experiences -- having and raising children. Using a comprehensive array of both quantitative and qualitative analyses, Elder and Greene systematically reveal for the first time how the very personal act of raising a family is also a politically defining experience, one that shapes the political attitudes of Americans on a range of important policy issues. They document how political parties, presidential candidates, and the news media have politicized parenthood and the family over not just one election year, but the last several decades. They conclude that the way the themes of parenthood and the family have evolved as partisan issues at the mass and elite levels has been driven by, and reflects fundamental shifts in, American society and the structure of the American family."--Publisher
The plantation by Edgar T Thompson( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
First full publication of Edgar Thompson's 1932 dissertation on the economics of the plantation
Super girls, gangstas, freeters, and xenomaniacs : gender and modernity in global youth cultures ( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Composed of twelve chapters based upon ethnographic research in Africa, Asia, and Oceania, this volume explores the gendered cultural diversity of how young people experience modernity. The first part features chapters on mobile phones as agents transforming gender norms for young Mozambicans and on economic independence and feminine beauty among young Namibian women. In part two, contributors describe children's use of English and Pentecostal ideology as agents of social mobility in rural Fiji and examine androgyny, social mobility, and group membership for youth on reality television shows in China and India. Part three probes gendered discourses of "citizen warrior" versus "citizen shopper" in Cyprus and describes the moral panic surrounding child sex tourism in India. The last part analyzes how New Zealanders make sense of a growing youth activist movement, how young Australian-Papua New Guineans embrace their parents' traditional culture, and how Tongan male adolescents in the United States construct gang identities
Dario Argento by L. Andrew Cooper( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Commanding a cult following among horror fans, Italian film director Dario Argento is best known for his work in two closely related genres, the crime thriller and supernatural horror. In his four decades of filmmaking, Argento has displayed a commitment to innovation, from his directorial debut with 1970's suspense thriller The Bird with the Crystal Plumage to 2009's Giallo. His films, like the lurid yellow-covered murder-mystery novels they are inspired by, follow the suspense tradition of hard-boiled American detective fiction while incorporating baroque scenes of violence and excess. _x000B__x000B_L. Andrew Cooper uses controversies and theories about the films' reflections on sadism, gender, sexuality, psychoanalysis, aestheticism, and genre to declare the anti-rational logic of Argento's oeuvre. Approaching the films as rhetorical statements made through extremes of sound and vision, Cooper places Argento in a tradition of aestheticized horror that includes De Sade, De Quincey, Poe, and Hitchcock. He reveals how the director's stylistic excesses, often condemned for glorifying misogyny and other forms of violence, offer productive resistance to the cinema's visual, narrative, and political norms._x000B_
From our springtime : literary memoirs and portraits of Yiddish New York by Reuben Iceland( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Truman Capote's southern years : stories from a Monroeville cousin by Marianne M Moates( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Although much is known about the mature Truman Capote--his literary genius and flamboyant life-style--details of his childhood years spent in Monroeville, Alabama, have remained a mystery. Truman Capote's Southern Years explores Capote's formative years, the abandonment by his mother, and his early life in the care of elderly relatives. In Monroeville young Capote formed significant bonds and played childhood games with his cousin, Jennings Faulk Carter, and next door neighbor, Nelle Harper Lee. Through the tales told here by Carter, readers discover the lively imagination and the early tragedies of a brilliant child
Phantoms of the prairie : the return of cougars to the Midwest by John W Laundré( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Regards croisés : alternate perspectives on digital literature by Philippe Bootz( file )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The west wing by Janet McCabe( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
My name on his tongue : poems by Laila Halaby( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Laila Halaby's first poetry collection illuminates the Arab American experience.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Race and culture in New Orleans stories : Kate Chopin, Grace King, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and George Washington Cable by James Nagel( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Race and Culture in New Orleans Stories posits that the Crescent City and the surrounding Louisiana bayous were a logical setting for the literary exploration of crucial social problems in America. Race and Culture in New Orleans Stories is a study of four volumes of interrelated short stories set in New Orleans and the surrounding Louisiana bayous: Kate Chopin's Bayou Folk; George Washington Cable's Old Creole Days; Grace King's Balcony Stories; and Alice Dunbar-Nelson's The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories. James Nagel argues that the conflicts and themes in these stories cannot be understood without a knowledge of the unique historical context of the founding of Louisiana, its four decades of rule by the Spanish, the Louisiana Purchase and the resulting cultural transformations across the region, Napoleonic law, the Code Noir, the plaç age tradition, the immigration of various ethnic and natural groups into the city, and the effects of the Civil War and Reconstruction. All of these historical factors energize and enrich the fiction of this important region. The literary context of these volumes is also central to understanding their place in literary history. They are short-story cycles--collections of short fiction that contain unifying settings, recurring characters or character types, and central themes and motifs. They are also examples of the "local color" tradition in fiction, a movement that has been much misunderstood. Nagel maintains that "local color" literature was meant to be the highest form of American writing, not the lowest, and its objective was to capture the locations, folkways, values, dialects, conflicts, and ways of life in the various regions of the country in order to show that the lives of common citizens were sufficiently important to be the subject of serious literature. Finally, Nagel shows that New Orleans provided a profoundly rich and complex setting for the literary exploration of some of the most crucial social problems in America, including racial stratification, social caste, economic exploitation, and gender roles, all of which were undergoing rapid transformation at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth"--
The Sopranos by Gary R Edgerton( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Introduction: backstory: breaking omerta -- Game changer: the role of the Sopranos in the resurgence of HBO -- Cinematic television: the education of David Chase -- Disorganized crime: living large in the suburbs -- Situation tragedy: a midlife crisis for the gangster genre -- Conclusion: strategic ambiguity: the Sopranos' aftereffect
Ingmar Bergman by Robin Wood( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"At a time when few reviewers and critics were taking the study of film seriously, Robin Wood released a careful and thoroughly cinematic commentary on Ingmar Bergman's films that demonstrated the potential of film analysis in a nascent scholarly field. The original Ingmar Bergman influenced a generation of film scholars and cineastes after its publication in 1969 and remains one of the most important volumes on the director. This new edition of Ingmar Bergman, edited by film scholar Barry Keith Grant, contains all of Wood's original text plus four later pieces on the director by Wood that were intended for a new volume that was not completed before Wood's death in 2010. In analyzing a selection of Bergman's films, Wood makes a compelling case for the logic of the filmmaker's development while still respecting and indicating the distinctiveness of his individual films. Wood's emphasis on questions of value (What makes a work important? How does it address our lives?) informed his entire career and serve as the basis for many of these chapters. In the added material for this new edition, Wood considers three important films Bergman made after the book was first published-Cries and Whispers, Fanny and Alexander, and From the Life of the Marionettes-and also includes significant reassessment of Persona. These pieces provocatively suggest the more political directions Wood might have taken had he been able to produce Ingmar Bergman Revisited, as he had planned to do before his death. In its day, Ingmar Bergman was one of the most important volumes on the Swedish director published in English, and it remains compelling today despite the multitude of books to appear on the director since. Film scholars and fans of Bergman's work will enjoy this updated volume."--Publisher's description
Structural violence : hidden brutality in the lives of women by Joshua M Price( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The color of power : racial coalitions and political power in Oakland by Frédérick Douzet( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The comedia of virginity : Mary and the politics of seventeenth-century Spanish theater by Mirzam C Pérez( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Analyzes the social, political, and theological implications of the Virgin Mary in three early modern plays from Hapsburg, Spain"--
The gift of correspondence in classical Rome : friendship in Cicero's Ad familiares and Seneca's Moral epistles by Amanda Wilcox( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Amanda Wilcox offers an innovative approach to two major collections of Roman letters - Cicero's Ad Familiares and Seneca's Moral Epistles - informed by modern cross-cultural theories of gift-giving. By viewing letters and the practice of correspondence as a species of gift exchange, Wilcox provides a nuanced analysis of neglected and misunderstood aspects of Roman epistolary rhetoric and the social dynamics of friendship in Cicero's correspondence. Turning to Seneca, she shows that he both inherited and reacted against Cicero's euphemistic rhetoric and social practices, and she analyzes how Seneca transformed the rhetoric of his own letters from an instrument of social negotiation into an idiom for ethical philosophy and self-reflection. Though Cicero and Seneca are often viewed as a study in contrasts, Wilcox extensively compares their letters, underscoring Cicero's significant influence on Seneca as a prose stylist, philosopher, and public figure."--Project Muse
Unveiling the harem : elite women and the paradox of seclusion in eighteenth-century Cairo by Mary Ann Fay( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
There is a long history in the West of representing Middle Eastern women as uniformly oppressed by Islam, by Islamic law, and by men. Stereotypical views of Middle Eastern women today maintain that they are without legal rights, do not attend universities or have jobs outside their homes, and are not full citizens of their countries because they cannot vote or hold public office. Similar misinformation circulated in the eighteenth century when European male travellers to Egypt, documenting their observations, depicted harem women as sexual objects, deprived of autonomy, and held captive by their husbands. Fay's Unveiling the Harem offers a persuasive corrective to this distorted view of Middle Eastern women. Instead of the odalisque of nineteenth-century painting and the fevered imaginings of European travellers, historical research reveals that elite women in powerful, wealthy households exercised their rights under Islamic law, property rights in particular, to become owners of lucrative real estate in Cairo as well as influential members of their families and the wider society. One such woman, Sitt Nafisa, who was literate in several languages, commissioned a public water fountain and a Qur'anic school that still stands today. She played a pivotal role as the intermediary between French officials and her husband, who was leading the revolt against the French from Upper Egypt. Based on documents from various archives in Cairo, including records of women's property ownership, repeated visits to eighteenth-century palaces and their family quarters, and textual reconstruction's of the elite residential neighbourhoods of the city, Unveiling the Harem presents a lucid and historically grounded portrait of Egyptian women, stripped of the powerless victim narrative that is still with us today
Ironies of oneness and difference : coherence in early Chinese thought : prolegomena to the study of Li by Brook Ziporyn( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Providing a bracing expansion of horizons, this book displays the unsuspected range of human thinking on the most basic categories of experience. The way in which early Chinese thinkers approached concepts such as one and many, sameness and difference, self and other, and internal and external stand in stark contrast to the way parallel concepts entrenched in much of modern thinking development in Greek and European thought. Brook Ziporyn traces the distinctive and surprising philosophical journey found in the works of the formative Confucian and Daoist thinkers back to a prevailing set of as sumptions that tends to see questions of identity, value, and knowledge-the subject matter of ontology, ethics, and epistemology in other traditions-as all ultimately relating to questions about coherence in one form or another. Mere awareness of how many different ways human beings can think and have thought about these categories is itself a game changer for our own attitudes towards what is thinkable for us. The actual inhabitation and mastery of these alternative modes of thinking is an even greater adventure in intellectual and experiental expansion
Brazilian women's filmmaking : from dictatorship to democracy by Leslie L Marsh( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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