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July 24, 2015

SAQ_114_2_prEvery issue of SAQ: South Atlantic Quarterly includes a thematic section composed of short essays that engage a topic of contemporary political importance. This section, “Against the Day,” is meant to highlight both the modes of activism and the specific occasion that the essays address. “Against the Day” is made freely available for six months following online publication. The most recent issue of SAQ, “Rethinking Money, Debt, and Finance After the Crisis,” includes an “Against the Day” section entitled “Reconfigurations on the Left in South Africa.” Contributors address topics such as economic freedom fighters and labor-community alliances. Read more from “...

July 14, 2015

At the midpoint of 2015, books from Duke have been awarded nearly twenty prizes from 15 major academic associations in a broad range of disciplines.

978-0-8223-5370-6_prAmong the most recent winners are recipients of two book awards from the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS): Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, whose 2013 book, Securing Paradise: Tourism and Militarism in Hawai’i and the Philippines, has received the AAAS Cultural Studies Book Award, and Min Hyoung Song’s 2013 book, The...

July 08, 2015

Animal Studies and Posthuman Studies are relatively new fields of study in the humanities, but Duke University Press already has a rich collection of scholarship.

ddtsq_2_2_coverIf the critical import of the most recent issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, “Tranimalities,” can be narrowed to a single focal point, it is that the human/nonhuman distinction is inextricably tied to questions of gender and sexual difference. Issue editors and contributors collectively argue that to be human has meant taking a position in relation to sexual difference...

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