- Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of ViolenceBy Christina B. Hanhardt
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.Book | Published in 2013DOI: 10.1215/9780822378860ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-5470-3ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-5457-4ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-7886-0Christina B. Hanhardt
- Sainted Women of the Dark AgesEdited by Jo Ann McNamara, John E. Halborg and E. Gordon Whatley
Sainted Women of the Dark Ages makes available the lives of eighteen Frankish women of the sixth and seventh centuries, all of whom became saints. Written in Latin by contemporaries or near contemporaries, and most translated here for the first time, these biographies cover the period from the fall of the Roman Empire and the conversion of the invading Franks to the rise of Charlemagne's family.
Three of these holy women were queens who turned to religion only after a period of intense worldly activity. Others were members of the Carolingian family, deeply implicated in the political ambitions of their male relatives. Some were partners in the great Irish missions to the pagan countryside and others worked for the physical salvation of the poor. From the peril and suffering of their lives they shaped themselves as paragons of power and achievement. Beloved by their sisters and communities for their spirtual gifts, they ultimately brought forth a new model of sanctity.
These biographies are unusually authentic. At least two were written by women who knew their subjects, while others reflect the direct testimony of sisters within the cloister walls. Each biography is accompanied by an introduction and notes that clarify its historical context. This volume will be an excellent source for students and scholars of women's studies and early medieval social, religious, and political history.Book | Published in 1992DOI: 10.1215/9780822382362ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-1216-1ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-1200-0ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-8236-2Jo Ann McNamaraJohn E. HalborgE. Gordon Whatley
- Salsa Crossings: Dancing Latinidad in Los AngelesBy Cindy García
Salsa Crossings is an ethnography describing how hierarchies of gender, race, and class, and of migration, citizenship, and belonging, are enacted on and off the dance floors of Los Angeles salsa clubs.Book | Published in 2013DOI: 10.1215/9780822378297ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-5497-0ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-5481-9ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-7829-7Cindy García
- Salt in the Sand: Memory, Violence, and the Nation-State in Chile, 1890 to the PresentBy Lessie Jo Frazier
A study of memory regimes in popular and official Chilean thought.Book | Published in 2007DOI: 10.1215/9780822389668ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-4003-4ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-3986-1ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-8966-8Lessie Jo FrazierJulia AdamsGeorge Steinmetz
- Sandinista: Carlos Fonseca and the Nicaraguan RevolutionBy Matilde Zimmermann
The life and ideas of Carlos Fonseca Amador, founder of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN).Book | Published in 2000DOI: 10.1215/9780822380993ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-2595-6ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-2581-9ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-8099-3Matilde Zimmermann
- Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence, and American ModernityBy Lisa Duggan
Retells and analyzes lesbian love murder stories from the 1890s to the 1930s to show how narratives of sex and violence were used to privatize populations and cultures, substituting a rhetoric of moral pedagogy for democratic debate.Book | Published in 2000DOI: 10.1215/9780822381013ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-2617-5ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-2609-0ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-8101-3Lisa Duggan
- Satan s Playground: Mobsters and Movie Stars at America’s Greatest Gaming ResortBy Paul J Vanderwood
The story of the rise and fall of the gambling industry in Tijuana during the Jazz Age opens into a history of the development of that area and Southern California.Book | Published in 2009DOI: 10.1215/9780822391661ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-4702-6ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-4691-3ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-9166-1Paul J VanderwoodGilbert M. JosephEmily S. Rosenberg
- Satire or Evasion?: Black Perspectives on Huckleberry FinnEdited by James S. Leonard, Thomas Tenney and Thadious M. Davis
Though one of America’s best known and loved novels, Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has often been the object of fierce controversy because of its racist language and reliance on racial stereotypes. This collection of fifteen essays by prominent African American scholars and critics examines the novel’s racist elements and assesses the degree to which Twain’s ironies succeed or fail to turn those elements into a satirical attack on racism.
Ranging from the laudatory to the openly hostile, these essays include personal impressions of Huckleberry Finn, descriptions of classroom experience with the book, evaluations of its ironic and allegorical aspects, explorations of its nineteenth-century context, and appraisal of its effects on twentieth-century African American writers. Among the issues the authors contend with are Twain’s pervasive use of the word “nigger,” his portrayal of the slave Jim according to the conventions of the minstrel show “darky,” and the thematic chaos created by the “evasion” depicted in the novel’s final chapters.
Sure to provoke thought and stir debate, Satire or Evasion? provides a variety of new perspectives on one of this country’s most troubling classics.
Contributors. Richard K. Barksdale, Bernard W. Bell, Mary Kemp Davis, Peaches M. Henry, Betty Harris Jones, Rhett S. Jones, Julius Lester, Donnarae MacCann, Charles H. Nichols, Charles H. Nilon, Arnold Rampersad, David L. Smith, Carmen Dubryan, John H. Wallace, Kenny Jackson Williams, Fredrick WoodardBook | Published in 1991DOI: 10.1215/9780822381716ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-1174-4ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-1163-8ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-8171-6James S. LeonardThomas TenneyThadious M. DavisJohn H. Wallace
- Saved for a Purpose: A Journey from Private Virtues to Public ValuesBy James A. Joseph
In his ethical autobiography, James A. Joseph—who was active in the Civil Rights Movement, an executive of a Fortune 500 company, the Undersecretary of the Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Ambassador to South Africa—shares the development of his philosophies of morality and leadership.Book | Published in 2015DOI: 10.1215/9780822375548ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-5896-1ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-7554-8James A. Joseph
- The Scandal of the State: Women, Law, and Citizenship in Postcolonial IndiaBy Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
A major postcolonial feminist theorist explores the gendered nature of citizenship and the state.Book | Published in 2003DOI: 10.1215/9780822384830ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-3048-6ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-3035-6ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-8483-0Rajeswari Sunder RajanInderpal GrewalCaren KaplanRobyn Wiegman