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  1. Post-Revolutionary Chicana Literature

    Memoir, Folklore and Fiction of the Border, 1900–1950

    By Sam Lopez

    Series: Latino Communities: Emerging Voices - Political, Social, Cultural and Legal Issues

    This book examines how Chicana literature in three genres—memoir, folklore, and fiction—arose at the turn of the twentieth century in the borderlands of the United States and Mexico. Lopez examines three women writers and highlights their contributions to Chicana writing in its earliest years...

    Published June 27th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Remapping Citizenship and the Nation in African-American Literature

    By Stephen Knadler

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Through a reading of periodicals, memoirs, speeches, and fiction from the antebellum period to the Harlem Renaissance, this study re-examines various myths about a U.S. progressive history and about an African American counter history in terms of race, democracy, and citizenship. Reframing 19th...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The United States and the Malaysian Economy

    By Shakila Yacob

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    This book explores the relationship between the United States and the Malaysian economy, concentrating on the period 1870 to 1957, with particular focus on trade flows and foreign direct investment. This is the first book to examine, in depth, US economic involvement in colonial Malaya. Exploring...

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Language, Gender, and Citizenship in American Literature, 1789–1919

    By Amy Dunham Strand

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Examining language debates and literary texts from Noah Webster to H.L. Mencken and from Washington Irving to Charlotte Perkins Gilman, this book demonstrates how gender arose in passionate discussions about language to address concerns about national identity and national citizenship elicited by...

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Media Representations of Gender and Torture Post-9/11

    By Marita Gronnvoll

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    In this timely book, Gronnvoll offers a feminist rhetorical examination of gender and torture, looking at the media coverage of Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay, as well as recent popular entertainment television serials where torture appears as a plot device (including 24). In exposing news media...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Travel and Drugs in Twentieth-Century Literature

    By Lindsey Michael Banco

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This book examines the connections between two disparate yet persistently bound thematics -- mobility and intoxication -- and explores their central yet frequently misunderstood role in constructing subjectivity following the 1960s. Emerging from profound mid-twentieth-century changes in how drugs...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Reading Chuck Palahniuk

    American Monsters and Literary Mayhem

    Edited by Cynthia Kuhn, Lance Rubin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    Reading Chuck Palahniuk examines how the author pushes through a variety of boundaries to shape fiction and to question American identity in powerful and important ways. Palahniuk's innovative stylistic accomplishments and notoriously disturbing subject matters invite close analysis, and the new...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Prison Labor in the United States

    An Economic Analysis

    By Asatar Bair

    Series: New Political Economy

    This book is the only comprehensive analysis of contemporary prison labor in the United States. In it, the author makes the provocative claim that prison labor is best understood as a form of slavery, in which the labor-power of each inmate (though not their person) is owned by the Department of...

    Published April 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Blaxploitation Films of the 1970s

    Blackness and Genre

    By Novotny Lawrence

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    During the early years of the motion picture industry, black performers were often depicted as shuckin’ and jivin’ caricatures. Specifically, black males were portrayed as toms, coons and bucks, while the mammy and tragic mulatto archetypes circumscribed black femininity. This misrepresentation...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Marketing of Edgar Allan Poe

    By Jonathan Hartmann

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Edgar Allan Poe is today considered one of the greatest masters and most fascinating figures of the American literary world. However, an examination of Poe's essays and criticism throughout his prose publishing career (1831-1849) reveals that the author himself played a vital role in the creation...

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

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