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  • Race and Contention in Twenty-First Century U.S. Media

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jason A. Smith, Bhoomi K. Thakore

    This volume explores and clarifies the complex intersection of race and media in the contemporary United States. Due to the changing dynamics of how racial politics are played out in the contemporary US (as seen with debates of the "post-racial" society), as well as the changing dynamics of the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • Religion and Art in the Heart of Modern Manhattan

    St. Peter’s Church and the Louise Nevelson Chapel, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aaron Rosen

    "When you're in New York" the sculptor Louise Nevelson once said, "you're in perpetual resurrection." She might have said the same thing about St. Peter's Lutheran Church, set in the heart of midtown Manhattan. In the 1970s the church made a radical move, scrapping its neo-gothic building for a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • Consuming Surrealism in American Culture

    Dissident Modernism, 1st Edition

    By Sandra Zalman

    Consuming Surrealism in American Culture: Dissident Modernism argues that Surrealism worked as a powerful agitator to disrupt dominant ideas of modern art in the United States. Unlike standard accounts that focus on Surrealism in the U.S. during the 1940s as a point of departure for the ascendance…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • On African-American Rhetoric

    1st Edition

    By Keith Gilyard, Adam J. Banks

    On African-American Rhetoric traces the arc of strategic language use by African Americans from rhetorical forms such as slave narratives and the spirituals to Black digital expression and contemporary activism. The governing idea is to illustrate the basic call-response process of African-American…

    Paperback – 2018-04-20
    Routledge

  • Culture and Activism

    Animal Rights in France and the United States, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Cherry

    Winner of the Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the Animals & Society Section of the American Sociological Association This book offers a comparison of the animal rights movements in the US and France, drawing on ethnographic and interview material gathered amongst activists in both…

    Paperback – 2018-04-20
    Routledge
    Solving Social Problems

  • The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America, 1880 - 1930

    1st Edition

    By Cesare Silla

    This book offers a genealogical account of the rise of consumer capitalism, tracing its origins in America between 1880 and 1930 and explaining how it emerged to become the dominant form of social organization of our time. Asking how it was that we came to be consumers who live in societies that…

    Hardback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Diversity in Black Greek Letter Organizations

    Breaking the Line, 1st Edition

    By Wendy Marie Laybourn, Devon R. Goss

    Starting in the early twentieth century and still thriving in the contemporary era, Black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) provide social support, networking opportunities, and service for the Black community. Although BGLOs have always been majority-Black organizations, there are small…

    Paperback – 2018-04-03
    Routledge

  • Marriage in Black

    The Pursuit of Married Life among American-born and Immigrant Blacks, 1st Edition

    By Katrina Bell McDonald, Caitlin Cross-Barnet

    Despite the messages we hear from social scientists, policymakers, and the media, black Americans do in fact get married—and many of these marriages last for decades. Marriage in Black offers a progressive perspective on black marriage that rejects talk of black relationship "pathology" in order to…

    Paperback – 2018-03-27
    Routledge

  • Contagion and the National Body

    The Organism Metaphor in American Thought, 1st Edition

    By Gerald O'Brien

    Drawing on the work of George Lakoff, this book provides a detailed analysis of the organism metaphor, which draws an analogy between the national or social body and a physical body. With attention to the manner in which this metaphor conceives of various sub-groups as either beneficial or…

    Hardback – 2018-03-22
    Routledge

  • MGM

    1st Edition

    By Tino Balio

    The winner of the 2019 Peter C. Rollins Book Award This is the first comprehensive history of MGM from its origins in 1905 to the present. Following a straightforward chronology corresponding to specific periods of film industry history, each chapter describes how successive managements adjusted…

    Paperback – 2018-03-20
    Routledge
    The Routledge Hollywood Centenary Series

  • Controversies in American Federalism and Public Policy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher P. Banks

    This interdisciplinary collection presents a scholarly treatment of how the constitutional politics of federalism affect governments and citizens, offering an accessible yet comprehensive analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s federalism jurisprudence and its effect on the development of national and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-19
    Routledge
    Controversies in American Constitutional Law

  • America and the Postwar World: Remaking International Society, 1945-1956

    1st Edition

    By David Mayers

    The main tide of international relations scholarship on the first years after World War II sweeps toward Cold War accounts. These have emphasized the United States and USSR in a context of geopolitical rivalry, with concomitant attention upon the bristling security state. Historians have also…

    Paperback – 2018-03-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

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