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Stranger Citizens by John McNelis O'Keefe
Publication Date: 2021-07-15
Stranger Citizens examines how foreign migrants who resided in the United States gave shape to citizenship in the decades after American independence in 1783. During this formative time, lawmakers attempted to shape citizenship and the place of immigrants in the new nation, while granting the national government new powers such as deportation.
Saving New Sounds by Jeremy Morris (Editor); Eric Hoyt (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-07-19
This collection gathers the expertise of leading and emerging scholars in podcasting and digital audio in order to take stock of podcasting's recent history and imagine future directions for the format. Essays trace some of the less amplified histories of the format and offer discussions of some of the hurdles podcasting faces nearly twenty years into its existence.
Mobile Museums by Caroline Cornish (Editor); Felix Driver (Editor); Mark Nesbitt (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-06-15
An argument for the importance of circulation in the study of museum collections, both past and present. How did the process of the circulation re-examine, inform, and unsettle common assumptions about the way museum collections have evolved over time and space? Mobile Museums presents an argument for the importance of circulation in the study of museum collections, both past and present.
On Boredom by Rye Dag Holmboe (Editor); Susan Morris (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-08-15
An idiosyncratic volume featuring artwork and essays on the history of boredom. What do we mean when we say that we are bored? Contributors to this volume, which include artists, art historians, psychoanalysts, and a novelist, examine boredom in its manifold and uncertain reality. Each part of the book takes up a crucial moment in the history of boredom and presents it in a new light, taking the reader from the trials of the consulting room to the experience of hysteria in the nineteenth century.
Committed by Susan Burch
Publication Date: 2021-02-08
In this accessible and innovative work, Susan Burch tells the story of the Indigenous people--families, communities, and nations, across generations to the present day--who have experienced the impact of this history. Drawing on oral history interviews, correspondence, material objects, and archival sources, Burch reframes the histories of institutionalized people and the places that held them. Committed expands the boundaries of Native American history, disability studies, and U.S. social and cultural history generally.
The Global Smartphone by Laila Abed Rabho; Patrick Awondo; Daniel Miller; Maya de Vries
Publication Date: 2021-06-15
A look at the adoption of smartphones by older people across the globe. The smartphone is often literally right in front of our nose--but do we really know what it is, or what its consequences are for people's lives around the world? This volume presents the findings of eleven anthropologists in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America on the adoption of smartphones by older people. Their research reveals that smartphones are a technology for everyone, not just for the young.
German Cinema in the Age of Neoliberalism by Hester Baer
Publication Date: 2021-03-11
This book presents a new history of German film from 1980-2010, a period that witnessed rapid transformations, including intensified globalization, a restructured world economy, geopolitical realignment, and technological change, all of which have affected cinema in fundamental ways. Informed by a feminist approach and in dialogue with prominent theories of contemporary film, the book places a special focus on how German films make visible the neoliberal recasting of gender and national identities around the new millennium.