The Origin of Others

The Origin of OthersAmerica s foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging What is race and why does it matter What motivates the human tendency to construct Others W

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Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film

Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through FilmEdinburgh based cartoonist Edward Ross uses comics to illuminate the ideas behind our favourite films In Filmish, Ross s cartoon alter ego guides readers through the annals of cinematic history, introducing us to some of the strange and fascinating concepts at work in the movies Each chapter focus

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Darkly: Blackness and America’s Gothic Soul

Darkly: Blackness and America’s Gothic SoulLeila Taylor takes us into the dark heart of the American gothic, analysing the ways it relates to race in America in the twenty first century n nHaunted houses, bitter revenants and muffled heartbeats under floorboards the American gothic is a macabre tale based on a true story n nPart memoir and p

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Jay-Z: Made in America

Jay-Z: Made in AmericaJay Z Made in America is the fruit of Michael Eric Dyson s decade of teaching the work of one of the greatest poets this nation has produced, as gifted a wordsmith as Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Rita Dove But as a rapper, he s sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an art

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Mythologies

MythologiesNo denunciation without its proper instrument of close analysis, Roland Barthes wrote in his preface to Mythologies There is no proper instrument of analysis of our contemporary myths than this book one of the most significant works in French theory, and one that has transformed the way read

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Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of SuccessIn this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high achievers different n nHis answer is that we pay too much attention to what succe

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Orientalism

OrientalismMore than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said s groundbreaking critique of the West s historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic n nIn this wide ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of orientalism to the cent

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