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By Monica Huerta
Series: Writing Matters!
Published: 28 June 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021483-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2148-3
...Whether Wisdom ...
Series: Chronicles of the New World Encounter
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382508-037
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8250-8
Series: Post-Contemporary Interventions
Published: 13 August 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383000-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8300-0
Published: 15 April 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004363-032
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0436-3
Published: 04 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012870-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1287-0
Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375234-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7523-4
... Nature on the Las Vegas Strip is constructed and themed to match the socioeconomics of the clientele of the various hotel-casinos. Design decisions such as whether to use artificial plants or real plants and whether to display nature as imperfect or flawless are taken to the extreme in Las Vegas...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... This chapter is a manifesto for writing in the Indian subcontinent. The main thrust is toward producing writing, whether fiction or non-fiction, that makes sense of rampant violence in our society, especially violence against women and people from lower castes. Indian writing in English...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374039-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
.... Healers are also increasingly relying on clinic diagnostics (bloodwork to determine whether patients have diabetes or tension meters to see whether they have high blood pressure) before administering treatment with local medicines. Such collaborative potential is also endorsed by the World Bank...
Published: 18 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373629-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7362-9
... This essay probes whether the non/relation of the photographer to his or her subject determines the effect or affect of the work. Solomon-Godeau begins with Sontag’s indictment of Arbus as a predatory photographer, exploiting people she photographed. She argues that the ethical and political...
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By Ilan Stavans
Published: 25 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373179-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7317-9
... The first chapter uses a quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet about being true to one’s self to understand the concept of self in Western thought, as well as ways of “capturing” the self. It proceeds to define selfies as technological inventions of the mobile phone and questions whether they ought...
Published: 15 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375128-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7512-8
... Questions about whether “performance” disappears or remains fuel debates in the academy, the art world, and beyond. If performance exists solely in the second of its execution, how can it be “saved”? This chapter takes up this question through a consideration of how archival holdings convey...
Published: 21 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375548-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
... This chapter brings the narrative to a conclusion by identifying a lexicon of public values that have shaped and guided the author’s engagement in public life, whether as a social activist, a business executive, or a government official, or in the many other activities that have challenged him...
Published: 29 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375456-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
... This chapter outlines and origins and stakes of the current debates surrounding autonomous thought and practices. It also provides an overview of the book’s structure and contents. The editors argue that in autonomous movements around the world, whether in the European traditions of operaismo...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 11 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375746-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7574-6
... This chapter begins with the discussion of a popular thesis that sexual repression resulted in impotence in the Maoist period. Leaving aside the relationship between impotence and sexual repression, this thesis leads to the discussion of whether and why sexual desire was repressed under...
Published: 07 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372967-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7296-7
... the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. In chapter 6, the histories are told from several points of view. Some attention is paid to Che Guevara’s struggle in Bolivia and whether or not it was sponsored by Cuba or only by Guevara himself. Bolivia Che Guevara Fidel Castro Latin American liberation...
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373490-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7349-0
... a condition to be denied or overcome.  Focusing on the work of several artists and writers whose work enacts the transmission of traumatic and violent histories, this essay finds that aesthetic encounters provide a platform for the practice of vulnerability and of resistance. Whether shared or differentially...
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374619-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7461-9
... Cai ends his study with two key questions: What are socialist crises? And how are these crises to be overcome? In exploring the first question, Cai identifies five areas of contradiction as key challenges to China after the revolution. Whether or not efforts to overcome these challenges failed...
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374855-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7485-5
... Focusing on Schmitt’s writings on international law, chapter 5 poses the question of whether Schmitt’s analyses of the partisan and of the Cold War are sufficient for grasping the dynamics of an emergent “global age” constituted primarily by “terrorism” and its suppression. After a detailed...
Published: 15 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375449-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7544-9
... on neighborhood effects on health. This comparison elucidates the unsettled conceptualizations and techniques of measuring the environment that characterize the postgenomic moment. Tensions between different disciplinary approaches to the environment—and whether or how they are resolved—are a central dynamic...
Series: Narrating Native Histories
Published: 08 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375692-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7569-2
... whether the indigenous litigants would become free vassals of the Spanish Crown. Identification was a subjective art that depended upon the cultural experiences of witnesses and on their motives, as well as the presence of other slaves, including Brazilians, West Africans, and South and East Asians living...