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  1. Translation and Subjectivity
    An excursion across the boundaries of language and culture, this provocative book suggests that national identity and cultural politics are, in fact, "all in the translation". Translation, we tend to think, represents another... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2008
    Paperback | £21.99
  2. Abiding by Sri Lanka
    The lack of peace in Sri Lanka is commonly portrayed as a consequence of a violent, ethnonationalist conflict between the Sinhalese majority and the Tamil minority. Viewed in this light, resolution could be attained through conflict... Learn More
    Published: 20th December 2005
    Paperback | £21.99
  3. Small Nation, Global Cinema
    Small Nation, Global Cinema engages the effects of globalization from the perspective of small nations. Focusing her study on the specific cultural context of the international film market, Mette Hjort argues that the New Danish... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2005
    Paperback | £21.99
  4. Modernity, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey
    What would an Islamic modernism look like? The question is a pressing one, as cultures rebel against modernity in its almost exclusively European forms. Alev Cinar's groundbreaking examination of contemporary Turkey, which stands... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2005
    Paperback | £18.99
  5. Race And Reconciliation
    A meditation on the lessons to be learned from South Africa's transformation in the wake of apartheid. Justice, truth, and identity; race, society, and law--all come into dramatic play as South Africa makes the tumultuous transition... Learn More
    Published: 10th November 2003
    Hardback | £58.00
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  6. Politics Of Selfhood
    Looks at the ways social change is expressed through debates over identities and bodies. In bodies and selves, we can see politics, economics, and culture play out, and the tensions and crises of society made visible. The women's... Learn More
    Published: 22nd October 2003
    Hardback | £58.00
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  7. Calibrations


    Reading For The Social

    By Ato Quayson

    Series Public Worlds

    University of Minnesota Press

    Proposes an entirely new socially and politically conscious way of reading. Ato Quayson explores a practice of reading that oscillates rapidly between domains--the literary-aesthetic, the social, the cultural, and the political--in... Learn More
    Published: 28th August 2003
    Hardback | £62.00
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  8. Postnational Self

    Postnational Self

    Belonging And Identity

    Written by Ulf Hedetoft, Contributions by Mette Hjort

    Series Public Worlds

    University of Minnesota Press

    What happens to a sense of belonging when national and regional governments, religious organizations, community groups, political parties, and corporations become unstable and incoherent, as they have in these nationalist and... Learn More
    Published: 20th November 2002
    Hardback | £65.00
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  9. Metaculture
    It is one thing to comprehend how culture makes its way through the world in those cases where something old is reproduced in the same physical shape-where, for example, a song is sung or a story retold. It is another thing altogether,... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2001
    Paperback | £21.99
  10. Deep Mexico, Silent Mexico
    In Mexico, as elsewhere, the national space, that network of places where the people interact with state institutions, is constantly changing. How it does so, how it develops, is a historical process-a process that Claudio Lomnitz... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2001
    Paperback | £21.99
  11. American Pentimento
    Published: 23rd August 2001
    Hardback | £29.99
  12. Black Body
    Mohanram develops in Black Body a theory of identity situated within space and place rather the the more familiar models of identity formation that emphasize time.'... Learn More
    Published: 15th September 1999
    Paperback | £20.99
  13. Nomadic Identities
    Published: 1st May 1999
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  14. Spaces Of Their Own
    How are the public and political lives of Chinese women constrained by states and economies? And how have pockets of women's consciousness come to be produced in and disseminated from this traditionally masculine milieu? The essays... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 1999
    Paperback | £21.99
  15. Hong Kong
    On June 30, 1997, Hong Kong as we knew disappeared, ceased its singular and ambiguous existence as a colonial holdover and became part of the People's Republic of China. In an exploration of its cinema, architecture, photography,... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 1997
    Paperback | £18.99
  16. Modernity At Large
    Published: 15th November 1996
    Paperback | £18.99