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Race, Racism, and Reparations
J. Angelo Corlett
If affirmative action and other ethnicity-based social programs are justified, then J. Angelo Corlett believes it is important to come to an adequate understanding of the nature of ethnicity in general and ethnic group membership in particular...



Democracy's Children
Intellectuals and the Rise of Cultural Politics
John McGowan
John McGowan seeks to identify the goals and strategies of contemporary humanistic intellectuals who strive to shape the politics and culture of their time. In a lively mix of personal reflection and shrewd analysis, McGowan visits the sites of intellectual activity (scholarly publications, professional conferences, the classroom, and the...



Walking on Fire
Haitian Women's Stories of Survival and Resistance
Beverly Bell
Haiti, long noted for poverty and repression, has a powerful and too-often-overlooked history of resistance. Women in Haiti have played a large role in changing the balance of political and social power, even as they have endured rampant and...



Indonesia Journal
October 1998



Blackness Visible
Essays on Philosophy and Race
Charles W. Mills
Charles Mills makes visible in the world of mainstream philosophy some of the crucial issues of the black experience.



Southeast Asian Studies
Reorientations
Ruth McVey, Craig J. Reynolds, Ruth T. McVey
In these two monographs, first presented as part of the Frank H. Golay Memorial Lecture series sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University, Craig J. Reynolds and Ruth McVey each review Southeast Asian Studies as an...



The Racial Contract
Charles W. Mills
With a sweeping look at the European expansionism and racism of the last five hundred years, Charles W. Mills demonstrates how this peculiar and unacknowledged "racial contract" has shaped a system of global European domination.



Poetry in Speech
Orality and Homeric Discourse
Egbert J. Bakker
Applying linguistic theory to the study of Homeric style, Egbert J. Bakker offers a highly innovative approach to oral poetry, particularly the poetry of Homer. By situating formulas and other features of oral style within the wider contexts of spoken language and communication, he moves the study of oral poetry beyond the landmark work of...



Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India
Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger
In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations on the composition and interpretation of artistic performance. Placing special emphasis on women’s rituals, she looks at the...



Echoes of Desire
English Petrarchism and Its Counterdiscourses
Heather Dubrow
Echoes of Desire variously invokes and interrogates a number of historicist and feminist premises about Tudor and Stuart literature by examining the connections between the anti-Petrarchan tradition and mainstream Petrarchan poetry. It also addresses some of the broader implications of contemporary critical methodologies. Heather Dubrow offers...



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