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Edited by Carolyn Brooks, James F. Popham, and Mitch D. Daschuk
This textbook introduces readers to theories and critiques of traditional approaches to deviance and conformity. Using vivid and timely examples of contemporary social regulation and control, this textbook brings to life how forces of social control and marginalization interact with social media, sex work, immigration, anti-colonialism, digital surveillance and social movements, and much more.
CARR Yearbook 2019/2020
Edited by Eviane Leidig
The yearbook draws upon insightful analyses from an international network of scholars, policymakers, and practitioners who explore the processes and impact of the radical right.
This monograph examines Caryl Phillips’s The Nature of Blood (1997), a novel exploring recurring expressions of exclusion and discrimination throughout history with particular focus on Jewish and African diasporas and the storytelling of its migrant characters.
The Poetics and Ethics of Anglophone Arab Representations
This book explores the formative correlations and inventive transmissions of Anglophone Arab representations ranging from early-twentieth-century Mahjar writings to contemporary transnational Palestinian resistance art.
Futures in Digital Games
Edited by Benjamin Beil, Gundolf S. Freyermuth, and Hanns Christian Schmidt
This anthology examines playful utopias from two perspectives. It investigates utopias in digital Games as well as utopias of the digital game; that is, the role of ludic elements in scenarios of the future.
New Directions in Game Research
Edited by Federico Alvarez Igarzábal, Michael S. Debus, and Curtis L. Maughan
This volume compiles papers from the Young Academics Workshop at the Clash of Realities conferences of 2017 and 2018. From BA students to postdoctoral researchers, the young academics of this anthology stem from a spectrum of backgrounds, including game studies, game design, and phenomenology. This volume also features an entry by renowned psychologist Christopher J. Ferguson.
Afro-Indigenous Articulations and Interethnic Relations in the Yungas of Bolivia
This ethnography explores the experiences of Afrodescendants in plurinational Bolivia and offers a fresh perspective on the social and political transformations shaping the country as a whole.
Ethos and Ethics in Migration Administrations
Edited by Julia M. Eckert
In this book, each chapter analyses how organizational interpretations of the common good shape bureaucratic practices. Together, these ethnographic analyses reveal how migration policies in different European countries take shape in administrative practice.
Real and Imaginary Spaces from Stalinstadt to Pyongyang
Edited by Thomas Lahusen and Schamma Schahadat
Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, formerly socialist countries have gone through manifold transformations, whilst remnants of socialism remain ubiquitous. The volume explores various spaces of the postsocialist landscape, presenting a mixture of real and imaginary spaces, of memory and nostalgia, of aesthetic and political symbolism, of the global East and the global South, of academic and essayistic writing.
Contemporary War in British Literature, Drama, and Film
In recent years, the US-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have had an impact on the UK rivalled only by Brexit and the global financial crisis. For people at home, the wars were ever-present in the media yet remained distant and difficult to apprehend. Janina Wierzoch offers an analytical survey of British contemporary war narratives in novels, drama, film, and television that seek to make sense of the experience.
An Exploration of the Closet Through Queer Slangs and Postcolonial Theory
This performative book, a product of artistic research, is an exploration of the proverbial closet through linguistics, queer, and postcolonial theory. It is a project in which opacity, minority, and improvisation happen on the levels of content, analysis, and typography.
Participatory and Integrative Approaches in Researching African Environments
Edited by Tobias Haller and Claudia Zingerli
Shared Research portrays how scholars from different disciplinary and geographical origins and at various academic career stages strive for a more inclusive and better understanding of knowledge about African environments. The book is addressed to researchers, facilitators, and policy-makers to make a case for participatory and integrative approaches resulting in systemic and co-created analyses.
The Intrinsic Raciality of the American Gothic
Corinna Lenhardt uncovers the destructive and lasting impact of the Gothic’s anti-Black racism on the cultural discourses in the United States. At the same time, Savage Horrors traces the unflinching Black resistance back to the Gothic’s intrinsic raciality.
The Rise and Fall of Lamb Blood Transfusion in Nineteenth-Century Medicine and Beyond
The book takes the reader on a journey into hospital wards and lunatic asylums, physiological laboratories and 19th century wars. It presents a fascinating story of medical knowledge, ambitions and concerns – a story that provides lessons for current debates on the morality of medical experimentation and care.