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  • Asian American Literature and the Environment

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lorna Fitzsimmons, Youngsuk Chae, Bella Adams

    This book is a ground-breaking transnational study of representations of the environment in Asian American literature. Extending and renewing Asian American studies and ecocriticism by drawing the two fields into deeper dialogue, it brings Asian American writers to the center of ecocritical studies…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • The Woman's Film of the 1940s

    Gender, Narrative, and History, 1st Edition

    By Alison L. McKee

    This book explores the relationship among gender, desire, and narrative in 1940s woman’s films which negotiate the terrain between public history and private experience. The woman’s film and other form of cinematic melodrama have often been understood as positioning themselves outside history, and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge

  • Reading the Adolescent Romance

    Sweet Valley High and the Popular Young Adult Romance Novel, 1st Edition

    By Amy Pattee

    Reading the Adolescent Romance provides an exhaustive study of the developments in young adult literature since the 1980s with a focus on Francine Pascal’s "Sweet Valley High" series, which has become a cultural and literary touchstone for both fans and critics of the novels. Pattee carefully…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Food and Culture in Contemporary American Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Lorna Piatti-Farnell

    Establishing an interdisciplinary connection between Food Studies and American literary scholarship, Piatti-Farnell investigates the significances of food and eating in American fiction, from 1980 to the present day. She argues that culturally-coded representations of the culinary illuminate…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Arab American Aesthetics

    Literature, Material Culture, Film, and Theatre, 1st Edition

    Edited by Therí A. Pickens

    Arab American Aesthetics enlists a wide range of voices to explore, if not tentatively define, what could constitute Arab American aesthetics in literature, material culture, film, and theatre. This book seeks to unsettle current conversations within Arab American Studies that neglect aesthetics as…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Middle Eastern Diasporas

  • Governing Urban Regions Through Collaboration

    A View from North America, 1st Edition

    By Joël Thibert

    With the demise of the Old Regionalist project of achieving good regional governance through amalgamation, voluntary collaboration has become the modus operandi of a large number of North American metropolitan regions. Although many researchers have become interested in regional collaboration and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • White Hip Hoppers, Language and Identity in Post-Modern America

    1st Edition

    By Cecelia Cutler

    This book examines language and identity among White American middle and upper-middle class youth who affiliate with Hip Hop culture. Hip Hop youth engage in practices that range from the consumption of rap music and fashion to practices like MC-ing (writing and performing raps or "rhymes"), DJ-ing…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Occupying Space in American Literature and Culture

    Static Heroes, Social Movements and Empowerment, 1st Edition

    By Ana M. Manzanas, Jesús Benito Sanchez

    Occupying Space in American Literature and Culture inscribes itself within the spatial turn that permeates the ways we look at literary and cultural productions. The volume seeks to clarify the connections between race, space, class, and identity as it concentrates on different occupations and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

  • American Representations of Post-Communism

    Television, Travel Sites, and Post-Cold War Narratives, 1st Edition

    By Andaluna Borcila

    With the televised events of 1989, territories of Eastern and Central Europe that had been marked as impenetrable and inaccessible to the Western gaze exploded into visibility. As the narratives of the Cold War crumbled, new narratives emerged and new geographies were produced on and by American…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age

    Depictions of War in Burns, Moore, and Morris, 1st Edition

    By Lucia Ricciardelli

    American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age examines the recent challenges to the conventions of realist documentary through the lens of war documentary films by Ken Burns, Michael Moore, and Errol Morris. During the twentieth century, the invention of new technologies of audiovisual…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • The Urban Department Store in America, 1850–1930

    1st Edition

    By Louisa Iarocci

    In the late nineteenth century, the urban department store arose as a built artifact and as a social institution in the United States. While the physical building type is the foundation of this comprehensive architectural study, Louisa Iarocci reaches beyond the analysis of the bricks and mortar to…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • Pronouns, Presuppositions, and Hierarchies

    The Work of Eloise Jelinek in Context, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley

    Eloise Jelinek was a leading authority on syntactic and semantic theory, information structure, and several Native American languages (including Lummi, Yaqui, and Navajo). She was one of the very first generative linguists who brought the theoretical implications of the properties of typologically…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Leading Linguists

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