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A Genealogy of Islamic Feminism:

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A Genealogy of Islamic Feminism: Pattern and Change in Indonesia

ETIN ANWAR, Associate Professor of Religious Studies

A Genealogy of Islamic Feminism offers a new insight on the changing relationship between Islam and feminism from the colonial era in the 1900s to the early 1990s in Indonesia. The book juxtaposes both colonial and postcolonial sites to show the changes and the patterns of the encounters between Islam and feminism within the global and local nexus. Global forces include Dutch colonialism, developmentalism, transnational feminism, and the United Nations' institutional bodies and their conferences. Local factors are comprised of women's movements, adat (customs), nationalism, the politics underlying the imposition of Pancasila ideology and maternal virtues, and variations of Islamic revivalism. Using a genealogical approach, the book examines the multifaceted encounters between Islam and feminism and attempts to rediscover egalitarianism in the Islamic tradition--a concept which has been subjugated by hierarchical gender systems. The book also systematizes Muslim women's encounters with Islam and feminism into five phases: emancipation, association, development, integration, and proliferation eras. Each era discusses the confluence of global and local factors which shape the changing relationship between Islam and feminism and the way in which the discursive narrative of equality is debated and contextualized, progressing from biological determinism (kodrat) to the ethico-spiritual argument. Islamic feminism contributes to the rediscovery of Islam as the source of progress, the centering of women's agency through spiritual equality, and the reworking of the private and public spheres. This book will appeal to anyone with interest in international women's movements, interdisciplinary studies, cultural studies, women's studies, post-colonial studies, Islamic studies, and Asian studies.

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AIME CESAIRE, PAUL CHAMBERLAND ET LE PAYS NATAL

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KANATE DAHOUDA, Professor of French and Francophone studies

Bien des critiques ont noté la présence du phénomène de l’exil dans la littérature des Antilles et dans celle du Québec. Ainsi dans un article consacré à Césaire, Michael Dash relève-t-il que « l’évolution de la poésie antillaise est étroitement liée à l’idée de l’exil ». Cette idée de l’exil, Pierre Nepveu l’identifie, pour sa part, sous la forme d’une métaphore filée dans la conscience littéraire...

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ALIENS IN AMERICA; Conspiracy Cultures From Outerspace to Cy

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JODI DEAN, Professor of Political Science

In a provocative analysis of public culture and popular concerns, Jodi Dean examines how serious UFO-logists and their pop-culture counterparts tap into fears, phobias, and conspiracy theories with a deep past and a vivid present in American society. Aliens, the author shows, are cultural icons, in which the new conditions of democratic politics at the millennium can be seen.

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ANDEAN ARCHI-TEXTS: WORDPLAY AND THE SACRED IN THE ANDES

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CLAUDETTE COLUMBUS, Professor Emerita of English

"Andean Archi-texts: Wordplay and the Sacred in the Andes," connects ritual language to landscape through the native, Quechua and Aymara terminology. Edward Sapir's wise injunction assemble "cultural patterns through the terminology of the natives themselves" is key to understanding native American anthropological, archaeological, and religious material, not only ancient practices but also practices that persist in the present." - Claudette Columbus

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APPENDICES PULLED FROM A STUDY ON LIGHT

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GEOFFREY BABBITT, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Lit.

"Geoffrey Babbitt writes with a Sebaldian sense of time and cycles, with the experimental soul that Geoffrey Hill was reaching for, and all the lyricism of Komunyakaa; so what can this mean? It means that Babbitt is an original and fresh voice, one that tugs at you with the sense of the familiar and yet with nothing you can pin down. It means that while you can see grace notes in his work, there is nothing of any other poet in him, a one-off, a beautiful but unexpected shift of light. What he does here, with delicacy and subtle moves, is create a space for presence to manifest. He pries open the matters of belief, of the terror of the loss of faith, of the constant negotiation between the heart and the mind, between the intellect and that awe we all believe to be present in the daily moments of our lives and loves but can never find the words for. This book is a meditation that the reader will return to often and rediscover themselves and the world in fresh and promising ways. It is the offering from a man in deep, abiding love with poetry and all the hope it offers." CHRIS ABANI

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DREAM OF CIVILIZED WARFARE

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DREAM OF CIVILIZED WARFARE: World War I Flying Aces and the American Imagination

LINDA R. ROBERTSON, Professor of Media & Society

Linda R. Robertson argues that the development of the United States as a global military power arose from the influence of an image of air combat carefully constructed during World War I to mask the sordid realities of modern ground warfare. The Dream of Civilized Warfare carries this trajectory to its logical end, tracing the long history of the American desire to exert the nation's will throughout the world without having to risk the lives of ground soldiers-a theme that continues to reverberate in public discussions, media portrayals, and policy decisions today.

Histories of American air power usually focus on World War II, when the air force became the foundation for the military strength of the United States. The equally fascinating story of World War I air combat is often relegated to a footnote, but it was the earlier war that first inspired the vision of the United States attaining dominance in world affairs through a massive air force. In The Dream of Civilized Warfare, Robertson presents the compelling story of the creation of the first American air force-and how, through the propaganda of the flying ace, a vision of "clean" or civilized combat was sold to politicians and the public.

During World War I, air combat came to epitomize American ingenuity, technological superiority, adventure, leadership, and teamwork. Robertson reveals how the romantic and chivalric imagery associated with flying aces was a product of intentional propaganda and popular culture. Examining aviation history, military battles, films, literature, and political events, she looks at how the American public's imagination was shaped-how flying aces offered not only a symbol of warfare in stark contrast to the muddy, brutal world of the trenches, but also a distraction to an American public resistant to both intervention in a European conflict and the new practice of conscription.

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DRINKS AT THE STAND-UP TRAGEDY CLUB

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JAMES CRENNER, PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF ENGLISH

Crenner’s collection, "Drinks at the Stand-Up Tragedy Club," is a collection poems spanning about a 10-year period recently published by the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Press and in conjunction with Wolf at the Door Press.

“Very few of them were originally conceived with others of them in mind, so it isn't easy to characterize the book as a whole,” said Crenner of his work. And with 11 dramatic monologues scattered throughout, spoken by such odd narrators as Melpomene, the muse of tragedy, and the hare in Zeno's paradox, Crenner believes the poems represent a great variety of styles.

“I remember Jim Crenner writing with the most elegant intelligence of any of our little group of young poets who had stumbled into Iowa City in the sixties. He was also the best athlete and the best looking. His poetry sang with intelligence. Now look at what he has made through the years. His is a poetry that sees through civilization and time while employing all the graces and grace notes available to both. And just when you think it's a lullaby... oh, you'll see. Here are the detailed days of our lives and our larger culture. Here is an educated wit applied to a learned self-awareness. Here are mythological characters reborn alongside our versions of their lives. Here, too, one will come upon an amazing reincarnation of an erotic Emily Dickinson. Try doing that. Whoever opens this collection will keep the light on late.” — Marvin Bell

“Poetry contains philosophy, frames it, cradles it. Who says the intellect can’t have its laments and recitatives? Jim Crenner’s poems are steeped in tradition and remain strictly observant of our times.” — Stephen Kuusisto

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FALLING AWAKE

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SHARON WALSH, Short-Term Programs Coordinator, Center for Global Education

Jane has been seeing Dr. Oberman - therapist, guru and love object - hoping he can save her from a past she cannot bear to face. When he gets too close to the truth, she flees, and begins a long-distance road trip through American towns and European capitals. But is the journey real or just a figment of Jane's troubled psyche? Jane conveys the details of her life using fantasy, dream sequences, stream-of-consciousness lists, Polaroid snapshots, excerpts of her therapy sessions and sometimes even outright lies. As she travels, Jane muses on martyred saints, Freudian theory, Renaissance art and lost love. Falling Awake is a story about the messiness of life, the strength we attribute to particular events and the way one woman struggles to overcome the forces of her "fate". It chronicles the damage human beings do to one another, both deliberately and unwittingly, but is ultimately about redemption and the power that we all possess to save ourselves.

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GAY RIGHTS MILITARY WRONGS

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CRAIG RIMMERMAN (Editor), Professor of Public Policy and Political Science

"Gay Rights, Military Wrongs: Political Perspectives on Lesbians and Gays in the Military" is edited by Craig Rimmerman and features a preface by Margarethe Cammermeyer. This is a collection of articles that explore various facets of the issue of gay people serving in the armed forces.

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GENRE CHOICES GENDER QUESTIONS

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MARY GERHART, Professor of Religious Studies Emerita

"Genre and gender share not only a common etymology but also a joint history of misreading, which ranges from their being completely ignored on the one hand to their being cast into unbreakable stereotypes on the other. Mary Gerhart's Genre Choices, Gender Questions opens these two concepts to inquiry and locates their changing relationships at the center of critical interpretation." "Gerhart demonstrates that a theory of genre must move beyond mere categorizing. She summarizes the significant stages in the history of thinking about genre from Plato to Derrida and proposes a new role for genre that makes it pivotal in current discussions of critical theory. Developing a model of genre that is epistemological, historical, theoretical, and praxis oriented, she tests it in relation to such fields as religious studies, speech-act theory, cultural studies, and biblical hermeneutics, but above all by applying it to the interpretation of narrative fiction and film." "Genre Choices, Gender Questions explores the complex and ambiguous relationship between genre and gender. Drawing on recent developments in gender studies, Gerhart examines the fluid relationship between the changing status of women authors in such genres as courtly love poetry, the novel, and biblical narrative and the legitimation or devaluation of those genres." "Genre Choices, Gender Questions deals lucidly with complex concepts. focus is never narrow, but opens out consistently toward ancillary issues such as feminist readings and deconstructionism, which strengthen the author's argument. Gerhart convincingly suggests the profound implications of genre and gender, as she redefines them, for both literary criticism and religious studies." "Genre Choices, Gender Questions is volume 9 of the Oklahoma Project for Discourse and Theory."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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