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Accident SocietyFiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance

Accident Society: Fiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance

Jason Puskar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775359
eISBN:
9780804778459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775359.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that language and literature actively produced chance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by categorizing injuries and losses as innocent of design. Automobile ... More

Across MeridiansHistory and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Jinqi Ling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778015
eISBN:
9780804782043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778015.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Over the course of the last two decades, novelist Karen Tei Yamashita has reshaped the Asian American literary imagination in profound ways, and this book offers readers a critically engaged ... More

The Adversary First AmendmentFree Expression and the Foundations of American Democracy

The Adversary First Amendment: Free Expression and the Foundations of American Democracy

Martin H. Redish

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804772150
eISBN:
9780804786348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772150.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The book presents a unique and controversial rethinking of the intersection between modern American democratic theory and free expression. Most free speech scholars view freedom of expression as a ... More

The Aesthetics of HateFar-Right Intellectuals, Antisemitism, and Gender in 1930s France

The Aesthetics of Hate: Far-Right Intellectuals, Antisemitism, and Gender in 1930s France

Sandrine Sanos

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774574
eISBN:
9780804782838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774574.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book examines the writings of a motley collection of interwar far-right intellectuals, showing that they defined Frenchness in racial, gendered, and sexual terms. A broad, ambitious cultural and ... More

After Secular Law

After Secular Law

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Robert A. Yelle, and Mateo Taussig-Rubbo (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Many people today place great hope in law as a vehicle for the transformation of society and accept that law is autonomous, universal, and above all, secular. Yet recent scholarship has called into ... More

After the Fall of the WallLife Courses in the Transformation of East Germany

After the Fall of the Wall: Life Courses in the Transformation of East Germany

Martin Diewald, Anne Goedicke, and Karl Ulrich Mayer (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752084
eISBN:
9780804779456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752084.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was the beginning of one of the most interesting natural experiments in recent history. The East German transition from a Communist state to part of the Federal ... More

After YugoslaviaThe Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land

After Yugoslavia: The Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land

Radmila Gorup (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784023
eISBN:
9780804787345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784023.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

More than twenty years have passed since the disintegration of Yugoslavia, a multiethnic country that did not establish nation-states like most of Europe but opted for a confederation. In the 1990s, ... More

An Age of MelodramaFamily, Gender, and Social Hierarchy in the Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Novel

An Age of Melodrama: Family, Gender, and Social Hierarchy in the Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Novel

Ken K. Ito

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757775
eISBN:
9780804779623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

At the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth, Japanese fiction pulsed with an urge to render good and evil in ways that evoked dramatic emotions. This book examines four ... More

The Agony of Greek Jews, 1940-1945

The Agony of Greek Jews, 1940-1945

Steven B. Bowman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755849
eISBN:
9780804772495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755849.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book tells the story of modern Greek Jewry as it came under the control of the Kingdom of Greece during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In particular, it deals with the vicissitudes of ... More

Alchemical MercuryA Theory of Ambivalence

Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Karen Pinkus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

How can we account, in a rigorous way, for alchemy's ubiquity? We think of alchemy as the transformation of a base material (usually lead) into gold, but “alchemy” is a word in wide circulation in ... More

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