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Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe

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  1. Surrogate Humanity
    Neda Atanasoski and Kalindi Vora trace the ways in which robots, artificial intelligence, and other technologies serve as surrogates for human workers within a labor system that is entrenched in and reinforces racial capitalism... Learn More
    Published: 22nd March 2019
    Hardback | £80.00
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  2. Mobile Subjects
    Aren Z. Aizura examines transgender narratives about traveling for gender reassignment from 1952 to the present, showing how transgender fantasies about reinvention and mobility are racialized as white and often rely on violent... Learn More
    Published: 23rd November 2018
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  3. Unruly Visions
    Gayatri Gopinath traces the interrelation of affect, aesthetics, and diaspora through an exploration of a wide range of contemporary queer visual cultural forms by South Asian, Middle Eastern, African, Australian, and Latinx artists... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2018
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  4. Chinese Surplus
    Ari Larissa Heinrich examines transnational Chinese aesthetic production—from the earliest appearance of Frankenstein in China to the more recent phenomenon of "cadaver art"— to demonstrate how representations... Learn More
    Published: 2nd March 2018
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  5. Metroimperial Intimacies
    In Metroimperial Intimacies Victor Román Mendoza shows how America's imperial incursions into the Philippines fostered social and sexual intimacies between Americans and native Filipinos, that along with representations... Learn More
    Published: 27th November 2015
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  6. Visual Occupations
    Gil Z. Hochberg examines films, photography, painting and literature by Israeli and Palestinian artists. Israel's greater ability to control what can be seen, how, and from what position drives the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.... Learn More
    Published: 30th April 2015
    Hardback | £76.00
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  7. Movement and the Ordering of Freedom
    Examines the roles of mobility and immobility in the history of political thought and the structuring of political spaces.... Learn More
    Published: 6th March 2015
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  8. Arresting Dress
    In 1863, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors passed a law that criminalized appearing in public in “a dress not belonging to his or her sex.” Adopted as part of a broader anti-indecency campaign, the cross-dressing... Learn More
    Published: 26th December 2014
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  9. A View from the Bottom
    Rather than using displays of masculinity to counter portrayals of Asian American men as passive and effeminate, Nguyen Tan Hoang develops a concept of bottomhood that opens up political alliances based on risk, vulnerability,... Learn More
    Published: 29th July 2014
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  10. Queen for a Day
    Queen for a Day connects the logic of Venezuelan modernity with the production of a national femininity. In this ethnography, Marcia Ochoa considers how femininities are produced, performed, and consumed in the mass-media spectacles... Learn More
    Published: 19th May 2014
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  11. Safe Space
    A historical and ethnographic account of how LGBT activism for safe neighborhoods inadvertently dovetailed with and reinforced anticrime measures harmful to the poor and people of color.... Learn More
    Published: 4th December 2013
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  12. Animacies
    Mel Y. Chen draws on studies of sexuality, race, and affect to consider how matter that is considered insensate, immobile, deathly, or otherwise "wrong," animates cultural life in important ways.... Learn More
    Published: 10th July 2012
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  13. Freedom with Violence
    Explores the relationship between race, knowledge, and violence that underpins U.S. modernity.... Learn More
    Published: 21st October 2011
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  14. iVenceremos?
    Promoting the revolutionary socialist project of equality and dignity for all, the slogan ¡Venceremos! (We shall overcome!) appears throughout Cuba, everywhere from newspapers to school murals to nightclubs. Yet the accomplishments... Learn More
    Published: 12th August 2011
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  15. Time Binds
    By foregrounding bodily pleasure in the experience of time and its representation in queer literature, film, video, and art, Elizabeth Freeman challenges queer theorys recent emphasis on loss and trauma.... Learn More
    Published: 29th November 2010
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