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Rutgers University Press

Rutgers University Press is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge to scholars, students, and the general reading public. Reflecting and extending the University’s core mission of research, instruction, and service, the press’s current areas of specialisation include sociology, anthropology, health policy, history of medicine, human rights, urban studies, criminology, Jewish studies, American studies, film and media studies, the environment, and books about New Jersey and the mid-Atlantic region.


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  1. Moving Performances

    Fabulous yet fierce, imperious yet impetuous, boss yet bitchy - divas are figures of paradox. Focusing on four early twentieth-century divas - Aida Overton Walker, Loïe Fuller, Libby Holman, and Josephine Baker - who were icons in their own time, Moving Performances considers what their past and current reception reveals about changing ideas of race and gender. Learn More
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  2. Why Afterschool Matters

    Increasingly, educational researchers and policy-makers are finding that extracurricular programmes make a major difference in the lives of disadvantaged youth. Why Afterschool Matters closely follows ten Mexican American students who attended the same extracurricular programme in California, then chronicles its long-term effects on their lives, from eighth grade to early adulthood. Learn More
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  3. Medical Entanglements

    Uses intersectional feminist, queer, and crip theory to move beyond "for or against" approaches to medical intervention. Using a series of case studies, the book argues that, because of systemic inequality, most mainstream medical interventions will simultaneously reinforce social inequality and alleviate some individual suffering. Learn More
    £23.95

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  4. Comics Studies

    Offers a rich but concise introduction to this multifaceted field, authored by leading experts in multiple disciplines. The book opens diverse entryways to comics studies, including history, form, audiences, genre, and cultural, industrial, and economic contexts. Learn More
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  5. New African Cinema

    Examines the social, cultural, economic, and historical issues explored by African filmmakers from the early post-colonial years into the new millennium. Offering an overview of the development of postcolonial African cinema since the 1960s, Valerie K. Orlando highlights the variations in content and themes that reflect the socio-cultural and political environments of filmmakers and the cultures they depict. Learn More
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  6. When Riot Cops Are Not Enough

    Examines the policing, and broader political repression, of the Occupy Oakland movement during the fall of 2011 through the spring of 2012. Mike King's active and daily participation in that movement, from its inception through its demise, provides a unique insider perspective to illustrate how the Oakland police and city administrators lost the ability to effectively control the movement. Learn More
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  7. The Other Air Force

    As it seeks to win the hearts and minds of citizens in the Muslim world, the US has poured millions of dollars into local TV and radio programming, hoping to generate pro-American currents on Middle Eastern airwaves. However, as this new book shows, the Middle Eastern media producers who rely on these funds are hardly puppets on an American string, but instead contribute their own political and creative agendas. Learn More
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  8. Reichsrock

    From rap to folk to punk, music has often sought to shape its listeners' political views, uniting them as a global community and inspiring them to take action. Yet the rallying potential of music can also be harnessed for sinister ends. As this groundbreaking new book reveals, white-power music has served as a key recruiting tool for neo-Nazi and racist hate groups worldwide. Learn More
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  9. The Holocaust Averted

    The popular genre of "alternative histories" has captivated audiences by asking questions like "what if the South had won the Civil War?" Such speculation can be instructive and shed light on accepted history. Jeffrey Gurock imagines what might have happened to the Jewish community in the US if the Holocaust had never occurred and forces readers to contemplate how the road to acceptance and empowerment for today's American Jews could have been harder than it actually was. Learn More
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  10. My Fair Ladies

    The fantasy of a male creator constructing his perfect woman dates back to the Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea. As technology has advanced over the past century, the figure of the lifelike manmade woman has become ubiquitous, popping up in everything from Bride of Frankenstein to The Stepford Wives. Julie Wosk takes us on a tour through this bevy of artificial women, revealing the array of cultural fantasies and fears they embody. Learn More
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  11. Unwatchable

    With over 50 original essays by leading scholars, artists, critics, and curators, this is the first book to trace the "unwatchable" across our contemporary media environment, in which viewers encounter difficult content on various screens and platforms. The volume offers multidisciplinary approaches to the vast array of troubling images that circulate in global visual culture. Learn More
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  12. Hollywood on Location

    Offers the first comprehensive history of location shooting in the American film industry, showing how this mode of filmmaking changed Hollywood business practices, production strategies, and visual style from the silent era to the present. Learn More
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  13. Digital Cinema

    Considers how new technologies have revolutionized the medium, while investigating the continuities that might remain from filmmaking's analogue era. In the process, this book raises provocative questions about the status of realism in a pixel-generated digital medium whose scenes often defy the laws of physics. Learn More
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  14. Hope Leslie

    Hope Leslie (1827), set in the seventeenth-century New England, is a novel that forced readers to confront the consequences of the Puritans� subjugation and displacement of the indigenous Indian population at a time when contemporaries were demanding still more land from the Cherokees, the Chickasaws, and the Choctaws. Learn More
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  15. Undead Ends

    Examines how we imagine humanness and survival in the aftermath of disaster. The book frames modern British and American apocalypse films as sites of interpretive struggle, and asks what is ending? Whose dreams of starting over take centre stage? And how do these films make room to dream of new beginnings that don't just reboot the world we know? Learn More
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  16. The Films of Bong Joon Ho

    The first single-authored, book-length study of the world-renowned Korean director who is known for his unique construction of genre films. Lee provides a detailed account of Korean contemporary cultural and political history that is critical to a full appreciation of Bong's oeuvre. Learn More
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