Cultural Studies

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Invested Indifference

How Violence Persists in Settler Colonial Society

UBC Press

Invested Indifference exposes the tenacity of violence against Indigenous people, arguing that some lives are made to matter – or not – depending on their relation to the settler-colonial nation state.

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He Thinks He's Down

White Appropriations of Black Masculinities in the Civil Rights Era

UBC Press

Offering fresh insights and raising important questions, this historical exploration of appropriation traces the ways in which gender and race were negotiated through the popular culture of the Civil Rights Era.

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Cinema '62

The Greatest Year at the Movies

Rutgers University Press

Challenging the common assumption that the early 1960s were a drab time for American film, this book makes the bold case that 1962 was a peak year for the movies, giving audiences a prime mix of adult, artistic, and uncompromising work from Hollywood veterans, hot young directors, and international auteurs.

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King Alpha’s Song in a Strange Land

The Roots and Routes of Canadian Reggae

UBC Press

This insider look at the forces that came together to make Canada’s reggae scene reaffirms the power of music to combat racism and build bridges between communities and cultures.

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Rethinking the Spectacle

Guy Debord, Radical Democracy, and the Digital Age

UBC Press

Drawing on radical democratic theory and the ideas of political theorist Guy Debord, Rethinking the Spectacle examines the tension between spectacles and political agency in our digital society.

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At the Bridge

James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging

UBC Press

At the Bridge lifts from obscurity the story of James Teit (1864–1922), an outstanding Canadian ethnographer and Indian rights activist whose thoughtful scholarship and tireless organizing have been largely ignored.

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