New for Fall & Winter 2011

New Title Subject Index
African Studies 9 Anthropology 6 Art History 8 Caregiving 1 Children’s Literature 3 Community Organizing 5 Cultural Studies 8, 11 Death and Dying 1 Disaster Studies 5 Education 2, 3 Environmental Studies 4 Family Studies 1 Gender Studies 5, 7 Gerontology 1 Global Health 9 Hispanic Studies 10, 11 History 2, 3, 4, 10 Latin American Studies 10 Law 4 Literature 3, 8, 10 Medical Anthropology 9 Nuclear Policy 4 Psychology 1 Public Policy 2 Sociology 5, 7 Southern Studies 6 Transatlantic Studies 11 Urban Studies 11 U.S. History 2, 3, 4

for twenty years, her mother maintained an unwavering goal: to commit suicide before age seventy.

“When?” “Do you really want to know?” my mother would ask slowly. She would look at me with compassion. I could sense that some small part of her knew that while this decision gave her a sense of ultimate peace, it inflicted upon me intolerable pain. “No,” I said softly. She was correct. “I don’t want to know exactly when. It’s before seventy, but not any time soon, right? It’s not for years, right?” “No, Tina, not for years.” My mother’s plan originated with her sense of the preciousness of life. But she was dragging me, the unwilling participant, into a process about which she did not want to engage in meaningful dialogue. For her own reasons, she wanted me to know of her plans but to stand as a detached observer, regarding her preparations as if looking through a window, untouched and uninvolved. This would prove impossible.
—an excerpt from the book

cover illustration:
From Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination (see page 8).

Patricia Piccinini. The Long Awaited, 2008. Silicone, fiberglass, human hair, leather, plywood, clothing; 59 7/8 x 31 1/2 x 36 1/4 in. overall. Collection of Penny Clive, Australia. Photo by Graham Baring.

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A tale of two parents’ very different end-of-life journeys and the daughter who survived them

So Far Away
A Daughter’s Memoir of Life, Loss, and Love
c h r i s t i n e w. h a r t m a n n


hristine Hartmann’s mother valued control above all else, yet one event appeared beyond her command: the timing of her own death. Not to be denied there either, two decades in advance Irmgard Hartmann chose the date on which to end her life. And her next step was to tell her daughter all about it. For twenty years, Irmgard maintained an unwavering goal: to commit suicide before age seventy. She managed her chronic hypertension, stayed healthy and active, and lived life to the fullest. Meanwhile, Christine fought desperately against the decision. When Irmgard wouldn’t listen, the only way for Christine to remain part of her life was to swallow her mother’s plans hook, line, and sinker. Christine’s father, as it turned out, prepared too slowly for old age. Before he had made any decision, fate disabled

him through a series of strokes. He was confined to a nursing home, severely impaired by dementia, and frustrated by his circumstances. His life epitomized the predicament her mother wanted to avoid. So Far Away gives us an intimate view of a person interacting with and reacting to her parents at the ends of their lives. In a richly detailed, poignant story of family members’ separate yet interwoven journeys, it underscores the complexities and opportunities that life presents each one of us.

November 2011 224 pages, 6 x 9 inches 14 b&w photos Cloth $49.95s 978-0-8265-1795-1 Paper $21.95s 978-0-8265-1796-8

“For me, part of the brilliance of So Far Away is that, wrapped up
in the exquisitely well-described uniqueness of Hartmann’s story about her parents and herself, are substantial insights about anticipatory grief, grief following a parent’s death or decline, parent-child relationships at the end of life and after parents die, the links of personal grief to marital relationships, what can be accomplished by writing about parents and parent death, depression, and much more. And although the book is only about one family from one family member’s perspective, it offers fascinating insights about families in many areas, including lies and secrets in families, family communication, and what might be called ‘relationship traps.’ Another part of the brilliance of the book is that the author tunes in so well on her own thoughts and feelings that it becomes a stimulating book about the psychology of fear, guilt, anger, love, duty, neediness, independence, memory, and obliviousness.” —Paul C. Rosenblatt, University of Minnesota, author of four books
on families and grief

christine w. hartmann, Research Health Scientist, ENR Memorial Veterans  Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, and Assistant Professor, School of Public  Health, Boston University, received her PhD at the Bryn Mawr Graduate School  of Social Work and Social Research. She has published numerous articles on  healthcare quality improvement, focusing particularly on long-term care.

Photo by Bart Smith

“An emotionally powerful memoir that beautifully captures the life-changing journeys of her parents’ final years.” —Booth Gardner, former governor, State of Washington, and a leader
in the Death with Dignity movement

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Understanding the ideological underpinnings of education reform in the past three decades

Excellence for All
How a New Breed of Reformers Is Transforming America’s Public Schools
J ac k s c h n e i d e r


December 2011 208 pages, 6 x 9 inches notes, index Cloth $39.95s 978-0-8265-1810-1 Paper $24.95s 978-0-8265-1811-8

“Do Americans disagree about how to improve their schools?
Of course. But as Jack Schneider shows in this smart little book, they disagree much less than they used to. In an era of sharp political polarization, we have developed a remarkable consensus about educational reform. Schneider’s brisk history will help us to understand the origins of our contemporary moment—and, even better, to take account of its costs. Too much harmony can be a very bad thing, if it drowns out the dissonant chords that we all need to hear.” —Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of History and Education,
New York University, and President, History of Education Society

y the early twenty-first century, a startling consensus had emerged about the overall aim of American school reform. In an era of political discord, and in a field historically known for contentiousness, the notion of promoting educational excellence for all students was a distinct point of bipartisan agreement. Shaped by a corps of entrepreneurial reformers intent on finding “what works” and taking it to scale, this hybrid vision won over the nation’s most ambitious and well-resourced policy leaders at foundations and nonprofits, in state and federal government, and in urban school districts from coast to coast. “Excellence for all” might, at first glance, appear to be nothing more than a rhetorical flourish. Who, after all, would oppose the idea of a great education for every student? Yet it is hardly a throwaway

phrase. Rather, it represents a surprising fusion of educational policy approaches that had been in tense opposition throughout the twentieth century—those on the right favoring social efficiency, and those on the left supporting social justice. This book seeks to understand why the “excellence for all” vision took hold at the time it did, unpacks the particular beliefs and assumptions embedded in it, and details the often informal coalition building that produced this period of consensus. Examining the nation’s largest urban school districts (Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York), the author details three major reform efforts in chapters titled “The Right Space: The Small Schools Movement”; “The Right Teachers: Teach for America”; and “The Right Curriculum: Expanding Advanced Placement.”

“A lucid, balanced, and perceptive treatment of recent education reforms by an able historian who both tells a compelling story and draws valuable lessons from it.” —Chester E. Finn Jr., Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, and
President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

“Jack Schneider’s Excellence for All provides a lucid and compelling survey of education
reform that underlines how hard it is to make separate schools for rich and poor work. Heroic efforts to fix high-poverty schools by making them smaller, providing them highly educated young teachers, and giving them access to a rigorous AP curriculum all ran up against the reality that economically isolated schools will never be equal.” —Richard D. Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation, and author of
Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles over Schools, Unions, Race, and Democracy

Jack schneider is the robert a. Oden Jr. Postdoctoral  Fellow for innovation in the liberal arts. He teaches  in the educational studies department at Carleton  College. 


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The classroom canon of young adult novels in historical context

Child-Sized History
Fictions of the Past in U.S. Classrooms
sara l. schwebel


or more than three decades, the same children’s historical novels have been taught across the United States. Honored for their literary quality and appreciated for their alignment with social studies curricula, the books have flourished as schools moved from whole language to phonics and from student-centered learning to standardized testing. Books like Johnny Tremain, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Island of the Blue Dolphins, and Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry stimulate children’s imagination, transporting them into the American past and projecting them into an American future. As works of historical interpretation, however, many are startlingly out of step with current historiography and social sensibilities, especially with regard to race. Unlike textbooks, which are replaced on regular cycles and subjected to public tugsof-war between the left and right, historical novels have simply—and quietly— endured. Taken individually, many present troubling interpretations of the American past. But embraced collectively, this classroom canon provides a rare pedagogical opportunity: it captures a range of interpretive voices across time and place, a kind of “people’s history” far removed from today’s state-sanctioned textbooks. Teachers who employ historical novels in the classroom can help students recognize and interpret historical narrative as the product of research, analytical perspective, and the politics of the time. In doing so, they sensitize students to the ways in which the past is put to moral and ideological uses in the present.

Featuring separate chapters on American Indians, war, and slavery, Child-Sized History tracks the changes in how young readers are taught to conceptualize history and the American nation.

sara l. schwebel is  Assistant Professor  of English Language  and Literature at the  University of South  Carolina. She received  her PhD in the History  of American Civilization  from Harvard University  and has taught middle school English and history in Connecticut and  Virginia. She is the co-author of The Student Teacher’s Handbook, 4th Edition.

November 2011 272 pages, 6 x 9 inches 10 b&w illus., bibliography, index, appendixes Cloth $69.95s 978-0-8265-1792-0 Paper $34.95s 978-0-8265-1793-7

“Book jackets are notorious for the
superlatives that adorn them. But every once in a while a work comes along— so arresting in its freshness, originality, and incandescent brilliance—that it defines an entire field. You are holding such a book.” —Sam Wineburg, Margaret Jacks
Professor of Education and History, Stanford University
Photo by Jim McGuire

“This study should be required reading for middle school teachers who use
historical fiction in their classrooms. It’s also an important resource for critics who take children’s books seriously as literature but may not give sufficient attention to the ways in which texts are actually employed by teachers, and not just for building literacy. Schwebel considers teacher training, school curricula, and classroom practices, and she also offers close and critical readings of literary texts that are currently used in schools as supplements to or even substitutes for history textbooks. Finally, instead of simply criticizing existing pedagogy, she offers practical guidelines for thinking about how to effectively use historical fiction—in conjunction with sources from both the period being portrayed and the period in which the book was written—to deepen historical understanding.” —Julia L. Mickenberg, Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Texas

“A brilliant investigation of the intersections of curriculum, historiography, children’s literature studies, and book history. Sara Schwebel has found ingenious ways of determining which historical fiction is most frequently taught, and she provides astute textual and contextual analyses of juvenile novels addressing American Indians, war, and African Americans.” —Beverly Lyon Clark, Professor of
English, Wheaton College

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The origins of the current nuclear waste disposal crisis and directions for future policy

Fuel Cycle to Nowhere
U.S. Law and Policy on Nuclear Waste
r i c h a r d b u r l e s o n s t e wa r t a n d j a n e b lo o m s t e wa r t

September 2011 448 pages, 7 x 10 inches figures, tables, notes, bibliography, index Cloth $65.00s 978-0-8265-1774-6

this book is a project of the consortium for risk evaluation with stakeholder Participation (cresP), a Vanderbilt university-led, multi-university consortium supported as a cooperative agreement by the u.s. department of energy, office of environmental management to support safe, effective, publicly credible, risk-informed management of existing and future nuclear waste from government and civilian sources through independent strategic analysis, review, applied research, and education.

or twenty-five years, the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada was designated as the sole destination for disposal of the nation’s accumulated stockpiles of highly radioactive nuclear power and weapons wastes. Now the Obama administration has abandoned Yucca, and Congress must pass new laws to solve the resulting disposal crisis. Even as the federal government seeks to expand nuclear power, local communities and states are demanding a credible program for disposal of the wastes that we already have. The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, appointed by the Obama administration to develop a plan, is currently conducting hearings. The first comprehensive history and overview of U.S. nuclear waste law and regulation, Fuel Cycle to Nowhere traces sixty years of nuclear weapons programs, the growth of nuclear power and its

waste legacies, the rise of environmentalism, and the responses of federal agencies. Richard and Jane Stewart expertly analyze the changing policies for storing low-level waste, transuranic waste, spent nuclear fuel, and high-level waste and for regulating their transport by rail and by truck. They also chronicle “a tale of two repositories”—one, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico, known as WIPP, the world’s only operating deep geologic nuclear waste disposal facility, which emerged from a contentious but ultimately successful struggle between federal and state interests; the other, Yucca Mountain, mandated top down by Congress and a failure. Fuel Cycle to Nowhere provides the critical information and analysis on the waste disposal issues and solutions that the commission, Congress, the administration, journalists, policy makers, and the public so urgently need.

richard burleson stewart is University Professor at New York University, where he directs the Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental and Land Use Law. The author and editor of many books on environmental law and policy and administrative law and regulation, he has served as Assistant Attorney General for Environment and Natural Resources in the U.S. Department of Justice and as chairman of the Environmental Defense Fund. jane bloom stewart is an environmental lawyer who advises governments, UN agencies, and NGOs on environmental law and policy reform. She directs the International Environmental Legal Assistance Program at the Guarini Center. 


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g e n d e r s t u d i e s / d i s a s t e r s t u d i e s / co m m u n i t y o r g a n i z i n g / s o c i o lo g y

A powerful blend of firsthand accounts and original research

The Women of Katrina
How Gender, Race, and Class Matter in an American Disaster
e d i t e d by e m m a n u e l d av i d a n d e l a i n e e n a r s o n


he transformative event known as “Katrina” exposed long-standing social inequalities. While debates rage about race and class relations in New Orleans and the Katrina diaspora, gender remains curiously absent from public discourse and scholarly analysis. This volume draws on original research and firsthand narratives from women in diverse economic, political, ethnic, and geographic contexts
contents Foreword William A. Anderson Preface Emmanuel David and Elaine Enarson In Protest INCITE! Statement on Hurricane Katrina INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence Noticing Gender (or Not) in Disaster Joni Seager Women and Girls Last? Averting the Second Post-Katrina Disaster Elaine Enarson A Feminist Response to Katrina Loretta J. Ross Women on the Front Lines: Testimonials Surviving Hurricane Katrina Mary Gehman We Cannot Forget Them Annette Marquis “Help! A Little Girl Cries” : Women and Children in Catastrophic Times Denny Taylor Unexpected Necessities: Inside Charity Hospital Ruth Berggren “We Like to Think Houma Women Are Very Strong” Brenda Dardar Robichaux, Ms. Foundation for Women profile Coastal Women for Change: Biloxi, Mississippi Sharon Hanshaw, Ms. Foundation for Women profile

to portray pre-Katrina vulnerabilities, gender concerns in post-disaster housing and assistance, and women’s collective struggles to recover from this catastrophe.

emmanuel davis is Assistant Professor of  Sociology at Villanova University.  elaine enarson is an independent scholar  based in Colorado.
January 2012 272 pages, 7 x 10 inches Cloth $69.95s 978-0-8265-1798-2 Paper $34.95s 978-0-8265-1799-9

“Estaba Reclamando Mi Sudor” (“I was demanding what I had earned with my sweat”) “Antonia” In Deep Water: Displacement, Loss, and Care Setting the Stage for Disaster: Women in New Orleans Before and After Katrina Beth Willinger and Janna Knight Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Women’s Abilities and Disabilities in Crisis Elizabeth Davis and Kelly Rouba Factors Influencing Evacuation Decisions among High-Risk Pregnant and Postpartum Women Marianne E. Zotti, Van T. Tong, Lyn Kieltyka, and Renee Brown-Bryant Mothering after a Disaster: The Experiences of Black Single Mothers Displaced by Hurricane Katrina Megan Reid State Policy and Disaster Assistance: Listening to Women Susan Sterett The Katrina Difference: African American Women’s Networks and Poverty in New Orleans after Katrina Jacquelyn Litt, Althea Skinner, and Kelley Robinson Doubly Displaced: Women, Public Housing, and Spatial Access after Katrina Jane M. Henrici, Angela Carlberg, and Allison Suppan Helmuth

Against the Tide: Resisting, Reclaiming, and Reimagining Gender, Race, and Place Attachment: A Case of Historic Neighborhood Recovery in Coastal Mississippi Mia Charlene White Before and After Katrina: Gender and the Landscape of Community Work Pamela Jenkins Battered Women’s Shelters in New Orleans: Recovery and Transformation Bethany L. Brown Listening for Gender in Katrina’s Jewish Voices Judith Rosenbaum Building Coalitions and Rebuilding Versailles: Vietnamese American Women’s Environmental Work after Hurricane Katrina Gennie Thi Nguyen Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Gendered Collective Action: The Case of Women of the Storm after Hurricane Katrina Emmanuel David Grounded in Faith, Inspired to Action: Bayou Women Own Their Own Recovery Kristina Peterson and Richard Krajeski Gender in Disaster Theory, Practice, and Research Gendered Disaster Practice and Policy Brenda D. Phillips Critical Disjunctures: Disaster Research, Social Inequality, Gender, and Hurricane Katrina Kathleen Tierney

“A remarkable and important collection
of reports, essays, and analyses on an understudied and overlooked issue. David and Enarson have brought together pieces that are informative, eye-opening, rich, and diverse. This compelling anthology is a must-read. I will keep The Women of Katrina at the front of my bookshelf.” —Alice Fothergill, author of Heads Above
Water: Gender, Class, and Family in the Grand Forks Flood

“The power and diversity of the urban and rural women’s experiences in the Katrina/ Rita catastrophe begged for this book to be done. These scholars and activists who write here have committed their lives and careers to creating a lens to view the remarkable strengths that women have shown in normal times as well as crises. They have used that lens very well in The Women of Katrina.” —Shirley Laska, Professor Emerita
of Sociology and Founding Director Emerita, Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology, University of New Orleans

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The world of barbecue in the Mid-South

The Slaw and the Slow Cooked
Culture and Barbecue in the Mid-South
e d i t e d by J a m e s R . V e t e to a n d e d wa R d m . m ac l i n

December 2011 232 pages, 6 x 9 inches figures, notes, bibliography, index Cloth $59.95s 978-0-8265-1801-9 Paper $27.95s 978-0-8265-1802-6

“A rich and informative window on Mid-South barbecue.” —Andrew Warnes, author of Savage Barbecue “The Slaw and the Slow Cooked has far wider relevance than the Mid-South of its subtitle. Its contributors examine many aspects of America’s oldest Slow Food, from its primeval origins into the age of Twitter and Facebook. They treat their savory subject seriously, but not (thank the Lord) solemnly. You don’t have to be a barbecue nut to enjoy this book, but if you are one, you’ll be in hog heaven.” —John Shelton Reed, co-author, Holy Smoke: The Big
Book of North Carolina Barbecue

exas has its barbecue tradition, and a library of books to go with it. Same with the Carolinas. The Mid-South, however, is a region with as many opinions as styles of cooking. In The Slaw and the Slow Cooked, editors James Veteto and Edward Maclin explore an issue of grave import—namely, a deeper understanding of the larger experience of barbecue in this legendary American culinary territory. In developing the book, Veteto and Maclin cast a wide net for divergent approaches. Food writer John Edge introduces us to Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Arkansas, a possibly centuryold restaurant serving top-notch pork and simultaneously challenging race and class boundaries. Kristen Bradley-Shurtz explores the 150-plus-year tradition of the St. Patrick’s Irish Picnic in McEwen, Tennessee. And no barbecue book would be complete without an insider’s story,

provided here by Jonathan Deutsch’s “embedded” reporting inside a competitive barbecue team. Veteto and Maclin conclude with a glimpse into the future of barbecue culture: online, in the smoker, and fresh from the farm. The Slaw and the Slow Cooked stands as a challenge to barbecue aficionados and a statement on the Mid-South’s important place at the table. Intended for food lovers, anthropologists, and sociologists alike, The Slaw and the Slow Cooked demonstrates barbecue’s status as a common language of the South.

James R. Veteto is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Texas. He is Director of the Southern Seed Legacy. edward m. maclin is a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia.

contents Foreword Gary Paul Nabhan Introduction: Smoked Meat and the Anthropology of Food James R. Veteto and Edward M. Maclin A History of Barbecue in the Mid-South Region Robert F. Moss Patronage and the Pits: A Portrait, in Black and White, of Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Arkansas John T. Edge Piney Woods Traditions at the Crossroads: Barbecue and Regional Identity in South Arkansas and North Louisiana Justin M. Nolan Priests, Pork Shoulders, and Chicken Halves: Barbecue for a Cause at St. Patrick’s Irish Picnic Kristen Bradley-Shurtz Identity, Authenticity, Persistence, and Loss in the West Tennessee Whole-Hog Barbecue Tradition Rien Fertel The Changing Landscape of Mid-South Barbecue Edward M. Maclin Swine by Design: Inside a Competition Barbecue Team Jonathan Deutsch Barbecue as Slow Food Angela Knipple and Paul Knipple Southern Barbecue Sauce and Heirloom Tomatoes James R. Veteto Mid-South Barbecue in the Digital Age and Sustainable Future Directions Edward M. Maclin and James R. Veteto 

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Ethnographies about transgressing social expectations of the body

Embodied Resistance
Challenging the Norms, Breaking the Rules
E d i t E d by C h r i s b o b E l a n d s a m a n t h a K wa n


mbodied Resistance engages the rich and complex range of society’s con temporary “body outlaws”—people from many social locations who violate norms about the private, the repellent, or the forbidden. This collection ventures beyond the conventional focus on the “disciplined body” and instead examines conformity from the perspective of resisters. Balancing accessibly written original ethnographic research with personal narratives, Embodied Resistance provides a window into the everyday lives of those who defy or violate socially constructed body rules and conventions.

Chris bobel is Associate Professor in the  Department of Women’s Studies at the  University of Massachusetts at Boston.  She is the author of The Paradox of Natural Mothering and New Blood: Third-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation. samantha Kwan is Assistant Professor of  Sociology at the University of Houston.  She has published in Qualitative Health Research, Sociological Inquiry, and Teaching Sociology.
September 2011 272 pages, 7 x 10 inches 17 illus., references, index, classroom resources Cloth $69.95s 978-0-8265-1786-9 Paper $29.95s 978-0-8265-1787-6

contents Foreword Rose Weitz Rewriting Gender Scripts The Specter of Excess: Race, Class, and Gender in Women’s Body Hair Narratives Breanne Fahs and Denise A. Delgado “Is That Any Way to Treat a Lady?”: The Dominatrix’s Dungeon Danielle J. Lindemann “Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’”: Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Natalie M. Peluso Becoming a Female-to-Male Transgender (FTM) in South Korea Tari Youngjung Na and Hae Yeon Choo Living Resistance: From Rapunzel to G.I. Jane Samantha Binford Living Resistance: Funnel as Phallus Sara L. Crawley Challenging Marginalization “Give Me a Boa and Some Bling!”: Red Hat Society Members Commanding Visibility in the Public Sphere M. Elise Radina, Lydia K. Manning, Marybeth C. Stalp, and Annette Lynch Fat. Hairy. Sexy: Contesting Standards of Beauty and Sexuality in the Gay Community Nathaniel C. Pyle and Noa Logan Klein Belly Dancing Mommas: Challenging Cultural Discourses of Maternity Angela M. Moe “It’s Important to Show Your Colors”: Counter-Heteronormativity in a Metropolitan Community Church J. Edward Sumerau and Douglas P. Schrock Living Resistance: An Accidental Education Hanne Blank Living Resistance: The Pickup Catherine Bergart Defying Authoritative Knowledges and Conventional Wisdom Anorexia as a Choice: Constructing a New Community of Health and Beauty through Pro-Ana Websites Abigail Richardson and Elizabeth Cherry Public Mothers and Private Practices: Breastfeeding as Transgression Jennifer A. Reich “It’s Hard to Say”: Moving Beyond the Mystery of Female Genital Pain Christine Labuski “What I Had to Do to Survive”: Self-Injurers’ Bodily Emotion Work Margaret Leaf and Douglas P. Schrock Living Resistance: Intersex? Not My Problem Esther Morris Leidolf Living Resistance: Doula-Assisted Childbirth: Helping Her Birth Her Way Angela Horn Negotiating Boundaries and Meanings The Politics of the Stall: Transgender and Genderqueer Workers Negotiating “the Bathroom Question” Catherine Connell The Everyday Resistance of Vegetarianism Samantha Kwan and Louise Marie Roth Menopausal and Misbehaving: When Women “Flash” in Front of Others Heather E. Dillaway The Transformation of Bodily Practices among Religious Defectors Lynn Davidman Living Resistance: Crossing the Menstrual Line David Linton Living Resistance: Myself, Covered Beverly Yuen Thompson Afterword Barbara Katz Rothman

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a r t h i s t o r y / l i t e r at u r e / c u lt u r a l s t u d i e s

Hybrids, monsters, marvels, and their meanings

Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination
E d i t E d by M a r k W. S c a l a

February 2012 160 pages, 9.5 x 11 inches 65 color plates and 30 color and b&w illus. Paper $29.95s 978-0-8265-1814-9

Mark W. Scala is Chief Curator at the Frist Center  for the Visual arts in nashville. exhibitions he has  organized include Paint Made Flesh, an international  survey of figure painting in the United states,  Germany, and britain since World War ii, and  Whispering Wind: Recent Chinese Photography.

his catalog explores the psycho logical and social implications contained in the hybrid creatures and fantastic scenarios created by contemporary artists whose works will appear in the exhibition Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, which opens at Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts in February 2012. Curator Mark Scala’s introductory essay focuses on anthropomorphism in the mythology, folklore, and art of many cultures as it contrasts with the dominant Western view of human exceptionalism. Scala also provides an art historical context, linking the visual fabulists of today to artists of the Romantic, Symbolist, and Surrealist periods who sought to transcend oppositions such as rationality and intuition, fear and desire, the physical and the spiritual. Discussing how artists adapt traditional stories to give mythic form to the very real dilemmas of contemporary life, Jack Zipes’s “Fairy-Tale Collisions” centers on Paula Rego, Kiki Smith, and Cindy Sherman. From a generation of women who have attained prominence since the 1980s, these artists alter fairy-tale imagery to subvert or rewrite social roles and codes. In “Metamorphosis of the Monstrous,” Marina Warner discusses works in the exhibition in the context of historical conceptions of monsters

as expressions of alterity, bestiality, or sinfulness. Her reminder that contemporary monster images offer “a promise and a warning about the variety, heterogeneity, and possible combinations and recombinations in the order of things” sets the stage for Suzanne Anker’s essay, punningly titled “The Extant Vamp (or the) Ire of It All: Fairy Tales and Genetic Engineering.” Considering representations of hybrid bodies by Patricia Piccinini, Janaina Tschape, Saya Woolfalk, and others, which evoke imagined beings of the past as a way to envision the recombinant creatures that may lie in the future, Anker shows how artists explore the social, ethical, and future implications of biological design and enhanced evolution. Accompanying an exhibition of contemporary art in which depictions of marvelous creatures and fantastic narratives provide both chills and delights, the essays in Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination explore the meaning of this fabulist revival through the lenses of social and art history, literature, feminism, animal studies, and science. 


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At the center of the battle between tradition and modern medicine

Modernizing Medicine in Zimbabwe
HIV/AIDS and Traditional Healers
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s sub-Saharan Africa continues to confront the runaway epidemic of HIV/AIDS, traditional healers have been tapped as collaborators in prevention and education efforts. The terms of this collaboration, however, are far from settled and continually contested. As Modernizing Medicine in Zimbabwe demonstrates, serious questions continue to linger in the medical community since the explosion of the disease nearly thirty years ago. Are healers obstacles to health development? Do their explanations for the disease disregard biomedical science? Can the worlds of traditional healing and modern medicine coexist and cooperate? Combining anthropological, historical, and public health perspectives, Modernizing Medicine in Zimbabwe explores the intersection of African healing traditions and Western health development, emphasizing the role of this historical relationship in current debates about HIV/AIDS. Drawing on diverse sources including

colonial records, missionary correspondence, international health policy reports, and interviews with traditional healers, anthropologist David S. Simmons demonstrates the remarkable adaptive qualities of these disparate communities as they try to meet the urgent needs of the people.
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“Some of my undergraduate and graduate students
have worked with traditional healer organizations in Uganda, and I have worked closely with religiously motivated allopathic healers in rural hospitals in Uganda. I found Simmons’s account of the situation to be absolutely outstanding, and to square completely with my experience in the field. It provides exactly the kind of ethnographic detail that I think is appropriate for a decent treatment of the issue, and this detail is presented in the context of a sophisticated analysis of the political, historical, and infrastructural realities that I regard to be germane to the ‘problem’ of traditional healers and their roles in modern sub-Saharan Africa. Simmons’s inclusion of his own personal contemplations, and the way he locates himself as an outsider, ethnographer, scholar, and caring human being, sets the tone in a very engaging manner that I believe will appeal to multiple audiences.” —Kimber Haddix McKay, University of Montana

David S. Simmons is Associate Professor  of Anthropology and Health Promotion,  Education, and Behavior at the University of  South Carolina.

“Modernizing Medicine in Zimbabwe: HIV/AIDS and Traditional
Healers is an eye-opening book that details the historical roots of the cultural and political response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Zimbabwe. Simmons uses a variety of resources, including colonial records and missionary correspondence as well as interviews with traditional healers, to argue that the work of healers goes beyond malevolent forces, and that their vocation continues to be important in Zimbabwe despite efforts to restrict their therapeutic practices.” —Janis Hutchinson, University of Houston, author of Power,
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Everyday Reading
Print Culture and Collective Identity in the Río de la Plata, 1780–1910
W i l l i a m G a r r e t t ac r e e J r .

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“When nations become independent, what do their
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tarting in the late nineteenth century, the region of South America known as the Río de la Plata (containing modern-day Uruguay and Argentina) boasted the highest literacy rates in Latin America. In Everyday Reading, William Acree explores the history, events, and culture that gave rise to the region’s remarkable progress. With a specific focus on its print culture, in the form of newspapers, political advertisements and documents, schoolbooks, and even stamps and currency, Acree creates a portrait of a literary culture that permeated every aspect of life. Everyday Reading argues that the introduction of the printing press into the Río de la Plata in the 1780s hastened the collapse of Spanish imperial control and played a major role in the transition to independence some thirty years later. After independence, print culture nurtured a new identity and helped sustain the region through the tumult of civil war in the mid1800s. Acree concludes by examining the


role of reading in formal education, which had grown exponentially by the early twentieth century as schoolchildren were taught to fulfill traditional roles in society. Ultimately, Everyday Reading humanizes literary culture, demonstrating its unrecognized and unexpected influence in everyday lives.

“Everyday Reading represents a new keystone in recent research covering nineteenth-century Latin American culture. Acree opens a new, important chapter on the diverse forms and functions that writing and reading practices held within the vast map of print culture.” —Beatriz Gonzalez-Stephan, Rice University William Garrett acree Jr. is assistant  Professor of spanish at Washington  University in st. louis. He is co-editor of  Building Nineteenth-Century Latin America.


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Spectacle and Topophilia
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h is volume explores the intersection between theories of the modern spectacle—from José Antonio Maravall’s conceptualization of the spectacular culture of the baroque to the Frankfurt School’s theorization of mass culture, to Baudrillard’s notion of the simulacrum, to Guy Debord’s understanding of the society of the spectacle—and the findings of the emerging fields of urban studies, landscape studies, and, generally speaking, studies of space.

david R. Castillo is Professor and Chair of  the Department of Romance Languages  and Literatures at the University at Buffalo. bradley J. nelson is Associate Professor  and Chair of Classics, Modern Languages,  and Linguistics at Concordia University in  Montreal.

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contents Introduction: Modern Scenes/Modern Sceneries David R. Castillo and Bradley J. Nelson Foundational Landscapes Monumental Landscapes in the Society of the Spectacle: Fuenteovejuna to New York David R. Castillo “Granada”: Race and Place in Early Modern Spain William Childers Agi Morato’s Garden as Heterotopian Place in Cervantes’s Los baños de Argel Moisés R. Castillo Signs of the Times: Emblems of Baroque Science Fiction Bradley J. Nelson “The Knowledge of This People”: Mapping a Global Consciousness in Catalonia (1375–2009) Colleen P. Culleton Modern(ist) Sceneries Topofilia Porteña: Imaging Buenos Aires and Modernity in (and around) the Journal Sur Justin Read Horacio Coppola: The Photographer’s Urban Fervor David William Foster Seeing “Spain” at the 1893 Chicago World (Columbian) Exhibition Catherine Vallejo Exhausted Cosmopolitanism in Zamacois’s Memorias de un vagón de ferrocarril Robert A. Davidson National Panoramas Cultural Landscapes: Luis Cernuda’s Poetry of Exile Goretti Ramírez Francoist Spaces: Un hombre va por el camino (Manuel Mir Oti, 1948) and Surcos (José Antonio Nieves Conde, 1951) Luis Mariano González The Spectacle of a National Trauma: Gaze, Space, National Identity, and Historical Memory in Democratic Spain Carmen Moreno-Nuño Afterword Tom Conley

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