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Living a Feminist Life

Ahmed, Sara.
(2017)  | 9780822363194 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 27/2/2020
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In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated fromeveryday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and atwork. Building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship in particular, Ahmedoffers a poetic and personal meditation on how feminists become...

Human Rights and the Care of the Self

(2018)  | 9780822371311 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 20/2/2020
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When we think of human rights we assume that they are meant to protect peoplefrom serious social, legal, and political abuses and to advance global justice.In Human Rights and the Care of the Self Alexandre Lefebvre turns thisassumption on its head, showing how the value of human rights also lies...

Orgasmology

(2012)  | 9780822353911 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 280pp
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For all its vaunted attention to sexuality, queer theory has had relativelylittle to say about sex, the material and psychic practices through which eroticgratification is sought. In Orgasmology, Annamarie Jagose takes orgasm as herqueer scholarly object. From simultaneous to fake orgasms, from medical...

Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others

Ahmed, Sara.
(2006)  | 9780822339144 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 240pp
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In this groundbreaking work, Sara Ahmed demonstrates how queer studies can putphenomenology to productive use. Focusing on the “orientation” aspect of“sexual orientation” and the “orient” in “orientalism,”Ahmed examines what it means for bodies to be situated in space...

Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things

Bennett, Jane.
(2010)  | 9780822346333 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 20/3/2020
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In Vibrant Matter the political theorist Jane Bennett, renowned for her work onnature, ethics, and affect, shifts her focus from the human experience of thingsto things themselves. Bennett argues that political theory needs to do a betterjob of recognizing the active participation of nonhuman forces...

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Information Activism: A Queer History of Lesbian Media Technologies

McKinney, Cait.
(2020)  | 9781478008286 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 27/2/2020
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For decades, lesbian feminists across the United States and Canada have createdinformation to build movements and survive in a world that doesn't want them. InInformation Activism Cait McKinney traces how these women developedcommunication networks, databases, and digital archives that formed thefoundation...

Information Activism: A Queer History of Lesbian Media Technologies

McKinney, Cait.
(2020)  | 9781478007821 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 27/2/2020
AUD 194.95 (inc. GST), AUD 177.23 (ex. GST),
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For decades, lesbian feminists across the United States and Canada have createdinformation to build movements and survive in a world that doesn't want them. InInformation Activism Cait McKinney traces how these women developedcommunication networks, databases, and digital archives that formed thefoundation...

Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador

Riofrancos, Thea.
(2020)  | 9781478007968 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 27/2/2020
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In 2007, the left came to power in Ecuador. In the years that followed, the“twenty-first-century socialist” government and a coalition ofgrassroots activists came to blows over the extraction of natural resources.Each side declared the other a perversion of leftism and the principles ofsocio-economic...

Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador

Riofrancos, Thea.
(2020)  | 9781478008484 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 27/2/2020
AUD 49.95 (inc. GST), AUD 45.41 (ex. GST),
Coming in August 2020
In 2007, the left came to power in Ecuador. In the years that followed, the“twenty-first-century socialist” government and a coalition ofgrassroots activists came to blows over the extraction of natural resources.Each side declared the other a perversion of leftism and the principles ofsocio-economic...

Voluminous States: Sovereignty, Materiality, and the Territorial Imagination

Billé, Franck.
(2020)  | 9781478007913 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 20/2/2020
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From the Arctic to the South China Sea, states are vying to secure sovereignrights over vast maritime stretches, undersea continental plates, shifting iceflows, airspace, and the subsoil. Conceiving of sovereign space as volume ratherthan area, the contributors to Voluminous States explore how such...

Afterlives of Affect: Science, Religion, and an Edgewalker’s Spirit

Watson, Matthew C.
(2020)  | 9781478007975 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 20/2/2020
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In Afterlives of Affect Matthew C. Watson considers the life and work of artistand Mayanist scholar Linda Schele (1942–1998) as a point of departure for whathe calls an excitable anthropology. As part of a small collective of scholarswho devised the first compelling arguments that Maya hieroglyphs...

American Blockbuster: Movies, Technology, and Wonder

Acland, Charles R.
(2020)  | 9781478008576 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 384pp | Availability last checked: 27/2/2020
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Ben Hur (1959), Jaws (1975), Avatar (2009), Wonder Woman (2017): the blockbustermovie has held a dominant position in American popular culture for decades. InAmerican Blockbuster Charles R. Acland charts the origins, impact, and dynamicsof this most visible, entertaining, and disparaged cultural form....

American Blockbuster: Movies, Technology, and Wonder

Acland, Charles R.
(2020)  | 9781478009504 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 384pp | Availability last checked: 27/2/2020
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Ben Hur (1959), Jaws (1975), Avatar (2009), Wonder Woman (2017): the blockbustermovie has held a dominant position in American popular culture for decades. InAmerican Blockbuster Charles R. Acland charts the origins, impact, and dynamicsof this most visible, entertaining, and disparaged cultural form....

Japonisme and the Birth of Cinema

Miyao, Daisuke.
(2020)  | 9781478008538 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 232pp | Availability last checked: 20/2/2020
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In Japonisme and the Birth of Cinema, Daisuke Miyao explores the influence ofJapanese art on the development of early cinematic visual style, particularlythe actualité films made by the Lumière brothers between 1895 and 1905.Examining nearly 1,500 Lumière films, Miyao contends that more than beingdocuments...

Japonisme and the Birth of Cinema

Miyao, Daisuke.
(2020)  | 9781478009429 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 232pp | Availability last checked: 20/2/2020
AUD 48.95 (inc. GST), AUD 44.50 (ex. GST),
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In Japonisme and the Birth of Cinema, Daisuke Miyao explores the influence ofJapanese art on the development of early cinematic visual style, particularlythe actualité films made by the Lumière brothers between 1895 and 1905.Examining nearly 1,500 Lumière films, Miyao contends that more than beingdocuments...

 

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