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  1. 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 20th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 10th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 5th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Western Landscape in Cormac McCarthy and Wallace Stegner

    Myths of the Frontier

    By Megan Riley McGilchrist

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    The western American landscape has always had great significance in American thinking, requiring an unlikely union between frontier mythology and the reality of a fragile western environment. Additionally it has borne the burden of being a gendered space, seen by some as the traditional "virgin...

    Published February 24th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 24th 2012 by Routledge

  6. New Deal Banking Reforms and Keynesian Welfare State Capitalism

    By Ellen Russell

    Series: New Political Economy

    Russell provides a groundbreaking critique of the orthodox position on the nature of New Deal reforms as well as an innovative analysis of the unraveling of those reforms. Russell argues that the success of the New Deal banking reforms in the post-war period initially produced a "pax financus" in...

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  7. Gender and the American Temperance Movement of the Nineteenth Century

    By Holly Berkley Fletcher

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    During the nineteenth century, the American temperance movement underwent a visible, gendered shift in its leadership as it evolved from a male-led movement to one dominated by the women. However, this transition of leadership masked the complexity and diversity of the temperance movement. Through...

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  8. How Courts Impact Federal Administrative Behavior

    By Robert J. Hume

    Series: Routledge Studies in North American Politics

    What impact do federal courts have on the administrative agencies of the federal government? How do agencies react to the decisions of federal courts? This book answers these questions by examining the responses of federal agencies to the U.S. Courts of Appeals, revealing what happens inside...

    Published February 10th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Politicizing Asian American Literature

    Towards a Critical Multiculturalism

    By Youngsuk Chae

    Series: Studies in Asian Americans

    This book examines U.S. multiculturalism from the perspective of Asian American writings, drawing contrasts between politically acquiescent multiculturalism and politically conscious multiculturalism. Chae discusses the works of writers who have highlighted a critical awareness of Asian Americans’...

    Published December 9th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Strategy in the American War of Independence

    A Global Approach

    Edited by Donald Stoker, Kenneth J. Hagan, Michael T. McMaster

    Series: Cass Military Studies

    This book examines the strategies pursued by the Colonies and the other combatants in the American War for Independence, placing the conflict in its proper global context. Many do not realize the extent to which the 1775 colonial rebellion against British rule escalated into a global conflict....

    Published October 6th 2011 by Routledge

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