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Global Sex

Global Sex

Dennis Altman

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226016061
eISBN:
9780226016047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016047.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book takes on the globalization of sexuality, examining the ways in which desire and pleasure—as well as ideas about gender, political power, and public health—are framed, shaped, or commodified ... More

The HoardersMaterial Deviance in Modern American Culture

The Hoarders: Material Deviance in Modern American Culture

Scott Herring

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226171685
eISBN:
9780226171852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226171852.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Hoarders argues that the mental illness of hoarding (Hoarding Disorder) is not an individual pathology. While abnormal psychology and social work use classification systems such as Diagnostic and ... More

A Nation of NeighborhoodsImagining Cities, Communities, and Democracy in Postwar America

A Nation of Neighborhoods: Imagining Cities, Communities, and Democracy in Postwar America

Benjamin Looker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226073989
eISBN:
9780226290454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290454.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

A Nation of Neighborhoods investigates what the concept of “neighborhood” came to mean to Americans who grappled with vast changes in their urban spaces from World War II to the Reagan era. Across ... More

The Subject of MurderGender, Exceptionality, and the Modern Killer

The Subject of Murder: Gender, Exceptionality, and the Modern Killer

Lisa Downing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226003405
eISBN:
9780226003689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226003689.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The subject of murder has always held a particular fascination for us. However, since at least the nineteenth century, we have seen the murderer as different from the ordinary citizen—a special ... More

Troubling VisionPerformance, Visuality, and Blackness

Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness

Nicole R. Fleetwood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226253022
eISBN:
9780226253053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253053.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book addresses American culture's fixation on black visibility, exploring how blackness is persistently seen as a problem in public culture and even in black scholarship that challenges racist ... More

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