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Spring & Summer 2011

OHIO
  U N IVE R S I T Y P R E S S 

& SWALLOW BOOKS


SPRING • SUMMER • 2011

Who We Are NEW BOOKS

Ohio University Press was Literature..........................................1


incorporated in 1947 and Art....................................................2
formally organized in 1964 by Photography.....................................3
President John C. Baker. As the Law & Security..................................4
largest university press in Ohio, Amish-Country Mysteries..................5
we are dedicated to publishing Memoir............................................6
quality scholarship, books of Creative Writing...............................7
regional interest and value, and
Literature..........................................8
trade titles with wide appeal.
Appalachian Studies.........................9
The press attracts the work of
Poetry........................................10-11
scholars of national reputation
and benefits from partnerships Shakespeare & FIlm.........................12
with institutions throughout Ohio Victorian Studies.............................13
and the world. African Film....................................14
African Literature............................15
Along with its Swallow Books Slavery............................................16
imprint, Ohio University Press Africa.............................................17
publishes more than forty books Ecology...........................................18
a year and maintains over African Studies & Religion...............19
one thousand titles in print, Latin America.................................20
a growing number of which Environmental History.....................21
are also available as electronic
Philosophy......................................22
editions. Each book carries with
it the banner of Ohio University,
reaffirming the university’s BACKLIST
commitment to the fruits of
research and creative endeavor. Amish-Country Mysteries .............23
Ohio Quilt Series ...........................23
New Releases .......................... 24-25
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American University Presses

ORDERING
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Cover: The Story, 1935, color woodcut by Sales Information............................28
Mabel Hewit. Mr. and Mrs. William Jurey,
courtesy the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Index....................... Inside back cover
N O W I N PA P E R B A C K

L I T E R AT U R E
An Invisible Rope
Portraits of Czesław Miłosz
Edited by Cynthia L. Haven

Czesław Miłosz (1911–2004) often seemed austere and


forbidding to Americans, but those who got to know him
found him warm, witty, and endlessly enriching. An Invis-
ible Rope: Portraits of Czesław Miłosz presents a col-
lection of remembrances from his colleagues, his students,
and his fellow writers and poets in America and Poland.
The earliest in this collection of thirty-two memoirs begins
in the 1930s, and the latest takes readers to within a few
days of Miłosz’s death. This vital collection reveals the fascinating life story
of the man Joseph Brodsky called “one of the greatest poets of our time,
perhaps the greatest.”

Contributors include: Clare Cavanaugh, Dan Halpern, Robert Hass,


Seamus Heaney, Jane Hirshfield, Zygmunt Malinowski, W. S. Merwin,
Robert Pinsky, Helen Vendler, Adam Zagajewski

“In the wake of his death in 2004, the poetry The reader is offered glimpses of Miłosz in his
of Czesław Miłosz seems more permanent salad days and in his post-Nobel splendor, in
than ever. Yet the creator of that poetry—the Wilno and Berkeley, Washington and Krakow.
human being who spent much of his life wres- The result is a vivid, kaleidoscopic portrait of
tling with loneliness, obscurity, and a punishing the man whom Adam Zagajewski calls ‘an
form of linguistic exile—has already begun to ecstatic poet and ecstatic person.’”
recede into literary history. We should be grate-
—James Marcus, author of Amazonia and
ful, then, for the reminiscences that Cynthia
Deputy Editor, Harper’s Magazine
Haven has collected in An Invisible Rope.

Cynthia L. Haven is a literary critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, and a
frequent contributor to The Times Literary Supplement. She is the author
of Czesław Miłosz: Conversations; Peter Dale in Conversation with Cynthia
Haven; and Joseph Brodsky: Conversations.
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O H I O U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S   |  1
Midwest Modern
ART

The Color Woodcuts of Mabel Hewit


Jane Glaubinger

Midwest Modern: The Color Wood-


cuts of Mabel Hewit is the first book to
showcase the work of an important, but
little-known modernist printmaker. This
publication—featuring more than 100 color
images—accompanied the Cleveland Mu-
seum of Art exhibition that ran from June
to October 2010. Richly illustrated, the cata-
logue includes essays by Jane Glaubinger on
the artist and her life and by Moyna Stanton
on the color woodcut technique.

An Ohio artist who came of age in the


1920s, Hewit (1903–1984), was well aware
of European modernism and other con-
temporary trends and worked in both rep-
resentational and abstract styles. Early in
her career she learned the white-line color
woodcut technique from its most famous
practitioner, Blanche Lazzell. Hewit explored
and perfected this technique for the rest
Published in of her professional life. Her subject matter reflects local Ohio scenery, visits
association with to Provincetown, the environs of the Summer School of Painting (Ox-Bow)
the Cleveland
in Saugatuck, Michigan, and travels to Mexico, Guatemala, and the Carib-
Museum of Art
bean.

Jane Glaubinger is curator of prints at the


Cleveland Museum of Art. Among her pub-
lications are Modern Masterworks on Paper
from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Paper
Now: Bent, Molded, and Manipulated; and
Dorothy Dehner: Drawings, Prints, Sculp-
ture.

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A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio

PHOTOGRAPHY
Ian Adams
Foreword by Hope Taft

In A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio Ian Adams,


Ohio’s leading landscape photographer, guides
readers to some of the most photogenic sites in
the Buckeye State.

Natural beauty and historic architecture are prime


subjects for photographers, and in a state that
boasts 3,600 buildings on the National Register of
Historic Places and is home to the world’s largest
Amish communities, the photographic subjects
seem endless. With nearly one hundred color pho-
tographs, Adams demonstrates through his own
work how to capture the beauty of the seasons
when photographing Ohio’s covered bridges, nu-
merous public gardens, state parks, and nature
preserves. Each entry includes clear directions, re-
lated websites, and historical facts about the area,
Ian Adams has seventeen photogra-
as well as Adams’s suggestions for capturing the
phy books and more than fifty Ohio
best image.
calendars to his credit. He conducts
nature and garden photography semi-
Both amateur and experienced photographers
nars, workshops, and slide programs
will find expert guidance in Adams’s clear instruc-
throughout North America, and his
tions on digital photography and will be inspired
large-format color prints of Ohio scenes
to create their own stunning close-ups and scenic
are included in many hospital, corpo-
panoramas.
rate, and private collections throughout
the Buckeye State.
Table of Contents
•  A Primer on Digital Landscape
 Photography www.ianadamsphotography.com
•  Scenic Vistas
•  Natural Areas and Preserves
•  Waterfalls
•  Public Gardens and Arboretums
•  Barns, Bridges, Mills and
  Rural Areas
•  Buildings and Murals
• Regional Maps
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O H I O U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S   |  3
Hatred at Home
LAW & SECURITY

al-Qaida on Trial in the American Midwest


Andrew Welsh-Huggins

One day in 2002, three friends— a Somali immigrant, a Pakistan-born U.S.


citizen, and a hometown African American—met in a Columbus, Ohio,
coffee shop and vented over civilian casualties in the war in Afghanistan.
Their conversation triggered an investigation that would become one of
the most unusual and far-reaching government probes into terrorism since
the 9/11 attacks.

Over several years, prosecutors charged each man


with unrelated terrorist activities in cases that
embodied the Bush administration’s approach to
fighting terrorism at home.

Government lawyers spoke of catastrophes averted;


defense attorneys countered that none of the three
had done anything but talk. The stories of these
homegrown terrorists illustrate the paradox the
government faced after September 11: how to fairly
wage a war against alleged enemies living in our
midst.

Hatred at Home is a true crime drama that will


spark debate from all political corners about safety,
civil liberties, free speech, and the government’s war
at home.

Andrew Welsh-Huggins is legal affairs reporter


with the Associated Press in Columbus, Ohio. He
is the author of No Winners Here Tonight: Race,
Politics, and Geography in One of the Country’s
Busiest Death Penalty States.

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Harmless as Doves

A M I S H - C O U N T RY M Y S T E R I E S
An Amish-Country Mystery
P. L. Gaus

As he goes about his milking chores on a cold October


morning, Bishop Leon Shetler daydreams of escap-
ing the Ohio winter and taking a bus to the Pinecraft
Amish community in Florida for a vacation. His reverie
is suddenly interrupted when young Crist Burkholder
enters the barn, head down, hat in hand, to make a
confession. “I just killed Glenn Spiegle.”

“An Amish murderer?” Sheriff Robertson asks when


he arrives on the scene. “Who will believe that?” But
Burkholder is adamant about his guilt, fueled by the
passion of his love for Vesta Miller, the young woman
both he and Spiegle so desperately wanted to marry.

No sooner does the sheriff start his investigation than he learns of two more
murders in the Pinecraft community, and a startling connection is made.
There’s no way around it—Professor Mike Branden will have to put his re-
search trip on hold and, along with detective Ricky Niell, travel south to in-
vestigate. There they discover the disturbing truth about Spiegle’s conversion
to the Amish faith and the reason for the long-smoldering hatred that has
reached into the secluded pastoral valleys of Holmes County.

In Harmless as Doves, P. L. Gaus takes the action to Florida in one of the


most exciting mysteries in the series. This is Gaus at his best.

P. L. Gaus lives in Wooster, Ohio, an area that is home to the


world’s largest settlement of Amish and Mennonite people.
Gaus lectures widely about the lifestyles, culture, and religion
of the Amish. Read more about his unique experiences at
http://blogs.ohioswallow.com/gaus/ or http://www.plgaus.com.

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O H I O U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S   |  5
N O W I N PA P E R B A C K

The Last of His Mind


MEMOIR

A Year in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s


John Thorndike

ForeWord Book of the Year Award winner


The Washington Post: A Best Book of 2009
A Publishers Weekly “Indie Top 20”

Praise for The Last of His Mind


“A beautiful book, this memoir reveals the painful chaos of
Alzheimer’s, as well as the strength, faith and unexpected joys
that come with caring for a loved one in his last days.”
—Publishers Weekly

“A brave, moving story of a son’s devotion to his dying father….


Thorndike’s prose is serenely beautiful. An affecting work of
emotional honesty and forgiveness.”—Kirkus Reviews

“The Last of His Mind is a Baedeker for a generation who,


as people live longer and longer, find themselves on a journey
they never dreamed of and so never prepared for, caring for
elderly parents with deteriorating health and dwindling mental
faculties. Thorndike has written about the process with humility
and grace.”—Nancy Mairs, author of A Dynamic God: Living
an Unconventional Catholic Faith

“What could have been a sad journey down a cul-de-sac becomes, in John
Thorndike’s hands, a gorgeous, expansive book about families—particularly
fathers and sons—about marriage, and about the influences that form us
and against which we rebel.”
—Ted Conover, author of Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

John Thorndike is the author of two novels, Anna Delaney’s Child and
The Potato Baron, and a previous memoir, Another Way Home. He lives in
Athens, Ohio.

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Lit from Within

C R E AT I V E W R I T I N G
Contemporary Masters on the Art and Craft of Writing
Edited by Kevin Haworth and Dinty W. Moore

Lit from Within offers creative writers a window into the minds of some of
America’s most celebrated contemporary authors. Witty, direct, and thought-
provoking, these essays offer something to creative writers
of all backgrounds and experience. With contributions from
fiction writers, poets, and nonfiction writers, this is a collec-
tion of unusual breadth and quality.

Kevin Haworth’s novel The Discontinuity of Small Things


was winner of the Samuel Goldberg Prize for best Jewish
fiction and finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He
teaches writing at Ohio University and serves as executive
editor of Ohio University Press/Swallow Press.

Dinty W. Moore’s memoir Between Panic & Desire was


winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize in 2009.
His other books include The Accidental Buddhist, Toothpick
Men, and The Emperor’s Virtual Clothes. He is a professor of
nonfiction writing at Ohio University.

Contributors

Lee K. Abbott  Rick Bass  Claire Bateman  Charles Baxter


Ron Carlson  Billy Collins  Peter Ho Davies  Carl Dennis
  Stephen Dunn  Robin Hemley  Tony Hoagland 
David Kirby  Maggie Nelson  Francine Prose  Mary Ruefle

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O H I O U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S   |  7
L I T E R AT U R E

New Stories from the Midwest


Edited by Jason Lee Brown and Jay Prefontaine
Introduction by Lee Martin

New Stories from the Midwest presents a collection of stories that cel-
ebrate an American region too often ignored in discussions about distinctive
regional literature. The editors solicited nominations from more than three
hundred magazines, literary journals, and small presses, and
narrowed the selection to nineteen authors comprising prize
winners and new and established authors.

The stories, written by midwestern writers or focusing on


the Midwest, demonstrate how the quality of fiction from
and about the heart of the country rivals that of any other
region.

The anthology includes an introduction from Lee Martin


and short fiction by emerging and established writers such
as Rosellen Brown, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Christie Hodgen,
Gregory Blake Smith, and Benjamin Percy.

Jason Lee Brown teaches writing at Eastern Illinois Univer-


sity and is a contributing editor to River Styx. He has received
awards from the Illinois Arts Council, Academy of American
Poets, and Illinois Press Association.

Jay Prefontaine taught writing at Eastern Illinois University for


fourteen years, and his fiction received several awards, including the Writers
at Work Fellowship. He died shortly after the completion of this anthology.

“The nineteen writers in this anthology have circumstances, entertain you with their charms,
. . . spoken for their distinct groups—their sub- and above all, give you a sense of how com-
merged populations—in stories that will delight plicated, flawed, ugly, and exquisite we all can
you with their artistry, challenge you with their be.”—From the introduction by Lee Martin

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SERIES IN RACE, ETHNICITY, AND
GENDER IN APPALACHIA

A P PA L A C H I A N S T U D I E S
Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment
Appalachian Women’s Literacies

Erica Abrams Locklear


In many parts of Appalachia, family ties run deep, constituting an
important part of an individual’s sense of self. In some cases, when
Appalachian learners seek new forms of knowledge, those family ties
can be challenged by the accusation that they have gotten above their
raisings, a charge that can have a lasting impact on family and community
acceptance. Those who advocate literacy sometimes ignore an important
fact—although empowering, newly acquired literacies can create identity
conflicts for learners, especially Appalachian women. In Negotiating a
Perilous Empowerment, Erica Abrams Locklear explores these literacy-
initiated conflicts, analyzing how authors from the region portray them in
their fiction and creative nonfiction.

Abrams Locklear blends literacy studies with literary criticism


to analyze the central female characters in the works of Har-
riette Simpson Arnow, Linda Scott DeRosier, Denise Giardina,
and Lee Smith. She shows how these authors deftly overturn
stereotypes of an illiterate Appalachia by creating highly literate
characters, women who not only cherish the power of words
but also push the boundaries of what literacy means.

Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment includes in-depth


interviews with Linda Scott DeRosier and Lee Smith, making this
an insightful study of an important literary genre.

Erica Abrams Locklear is an assistant professor in the Literature


and Language department at the University of North Carolina
at Asheville. She has published articles in the Southern Literary
Journal, Crossroads: A Southern Culture Annual, Community
Literacy Journal, and the North Carolina Folklore Journal.

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O H I O U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S   |  9
Cracks in the Invisible
P O E T RY

Poems
Stephen Kampa
Winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
Stephen Kampa’s poems are witty and restless in their
The Reclamation of Paradise pursuit of an intelligent modern faith. They range
from a four-line satire of office inspirational posters
The butterflies’ abrupt communiqué
to a lengthy meditation on the silence of God. The
Said all there was to say. poems also revel in the prosodic possibilities of Eng-
They would no longer serve as go-betweens lish’s high and low registers: a twenty-one line hom-
Or act behind the scenes age to Lord Byron that turns on three rhymes (one
On our behalf; no stakeouts, hits, or raids. of which is “eisegesis”); a sestina whose end words
Palm-dappled everglades include “sentimental,” “Marseilles,” and “Martian;”
Would stay unmapped, the beehives’ inner rooms sapphics on the death of Ray Charles; and intricately
Would hum untapped, and blooms modulated stanzas on the 1931 Spanish-language
movie version of Dracula.
Of ageratum, goldenrod, and clover
Were theirs now. It was over.
Despite the metaphysical seriousness, there is al-
We thought we’d had it all impeccably planned; ways an undercurrent of stylistic levity—a panoply
We could not understand of puns, comic rhymes, and loving misquotations
This metamorphosis, could not dissect of canonical literature—that suggests comedy and
Their reasons to reject tragedy are inextricably bound in human experi-
Our glorious subversion, so we took ence.
A long, hard look
At what we needed to succeed again— Stephen Kampa’s poems have appeared in The
Southwest Review, Subtropics, River Styx, and Smar-
Intelligence—and then
tish Pace.
We started out where all those leads begin:
The net. The jar. The pin.

Goodbye, plain style. Here is a poet of high style,


who writes with the passion of Henry Vaughan and
These are poems of faith, but not easy or naïve
the wit of Lord Byron, the sheer virtuosity of James
faith. Theirs is a faith that must include the warning,
Merrill and Anthony Hecht and a lexicon to make W.
“Your convictions / May not survive.” Stephen
H. Auden look up from his daily crosswords in Para-
Kampa’s poems edify; may his prayers be answered.
dise. The range of tone and subject is breathtaking.
—H. L. Hix, author of First Fire, Then Birds:
—Mark Jarman, author of Bone Fires: New and
Obsessionals 1985-2010
Selected Poems

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Ghazal Games

P O E T RY
Poems
Roger Sedarat

As an Iranian American poet, Roger Sedarat fuses


Western and Eastern traditions to reinvent the classi-
cal Persian form of the ghazal. For its humor as well
as its spirituality, the poems in this collection can per-
haps best be described as “Wallace Stevens meets
Rumi.” Perhaps most striking is the poet’s use of the
ancient ghazal form in the tradition of the classical
masters like Hafez and Rumi to politically challenge
the Islamic Republic of Iran’s continual crackdown
on protesters. Not since the late Agha Shahid Ali has
a poet translated the letter as well as the spirit of
this form into English, using musicality and inventive
rhyme to extend the reach of the ghazal in a new
language and tradition.

“In his new collection of poetry, Roger Sedarat strikes the perfect balance between
Eastern and Western expression, between the modern and the medieval, and between
the sacred and the profane. A delight on every page, one can’t help but imagine that
if Hafez, Rumi, and other Sufi mystic poets—even Goethe—were transported to the
twenty-first century, their tweets might read something like this.”
—Hooman Majd, author of The Ayatollahs’ Democracy: An Iranian Challenge

“Ghazal Games overflows with intelligent charm: its well-formed couplets, fueled
by iconoclasm, are blessed with clarity, goodheartedness, pizzazz, and prankishness.
Let’s crown Roger Sedarat the king of Carnival; long may he reign.”
—Wayne Koestenbaum, author of Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films

“These poems are to be savored in their audacity—in turn witty, erotic, ludic, learned,
engaged. Roger Sedarat’s ghazals bridge the form’s (and the poet’s) Persian sources
to American demotic language, and open couplet windows on transnational reality.”
—Marilyn Hacker, winner of the National Book Award and author of Names: Poems

Roger Sedarat is the author of Dear Regime: Letters


to the Islamic Republic, winner of the Hollis Summers
Poetry Prize in 2007. He teaches poetry and transla-
tion in the MFA Program at Queens College, City Uni- ___________
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O H I O U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S   |  11
Cinematic Hamlet
SHAKESPEARE & FILM

The Films of Olivier, Zeffirelli, Branagh, and Almereyda


Patrick J. Cook

Hamlet has inspired four outstanding film adaptations that continue to de-
light a wide and varied audience and to offer provocative new interpreta-
tions of Shakespeare’s most popular play. Cinematic Hamlet contains the
first scene-by-scene analysis of the methods used by Laurence Olivier, Franco
Zeffirelli, Kenneth Branagh, and Michael Almereyda to translate Hamlet into
highly distinctive and remarkably effective films.

Applying recent developments in neuroscience and psychol-


ogy, Patrick J. Cook argues that film is a medium deploying
an abundance of devices whose task it is to direct attention
away from the film’s viewing processes and toward the ob-
ject represented. Through careful analysis of each film’s de-
vices, he explores the ways in which four brilliant directors
rework the play into a radically different medium, engaging
the viewer through powerful instinctive drives and creating
audiovisual vehicles that support and complement Shake-
speare’s words and story.

Cinematic Hamlet will prove to be indispensable for


anyone wishing to understand how these films rework
Shakespeare into the powerful medium of film.

“Patrick Cook’s Cinematic Hamlet combines the anthro-


pologist’s thick description with the latest in film theory from
Bordwell, Carroll, McGinn, Sharff, Thompson and Thomson
to produce challenging and provocative assessments of four
major Hamlet films by Laurence Olivier, Franco Zeffirelli, Ken-
neth Branagh, and Michael Almereyda. Cook has new and interesting cin-
ematic ideas to share about all of these films, especially Almereyda’s Hamlet,
where his chapter is impishly longer than his already exhaustive treatment of
Branagh’s four-hour film of the play. Cook provides a fresh new voice in the
ever expanding field of Shakespeare on Film.”
—Samuel Crowl, author of Shakespeare at the Cineplex:
The Kenneth Branagh Era

Patrick J. Cook is an associate professor of


English at George Washington University.
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Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing

VICTORIAN STUDIES
The Illustrated Gift Book and Victorian Visual Culture,
1855–1875
Lorraine Janzen Kooistra
In Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing eminent Rossetti scholar Lor-
raine Janzen Kooistra demonstrates the cultural centrality of a neglected ar-
tifact: the Victorian illustrated gift book. Turning a critical lens on “drawing-
room books” as both material objects and historical events, Kooistra reveals
how the gift book’s visual/verbal form mediated “high” and popular art as
well as book and periodical publication.

A composite text produced by many makers, the poetic


gift book was designed for domestic space and a female
audience; its mode of publication marks a significant mo-
ment in the history of authorship, reading, and publishing.
With rigorous attention to the gift book’s aesthetic and
ideological features, Kooistra analyzes the contributions of
poets, artists, engravers, publishers, and readers and shows
how its material form moved poetry into popular culture.
Drawing on archival and periodical research, she offers new
readings of Eliza Cook, Adelaide Procter, and Jean Ingelow
and shows the transatlantic reach of their verses. Boldly re-
situating Tennyson’s works within the gift-book economy
he dominated, Kooistra demonstrates how the conditions
of corporate authorship shaped the production and recep-
tion of the laureate’s verses at the peak of his popularity.

Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing changes the


map of poetry’s place—in all its senses—in Victorian every-
day life and consumer culture.

Lorraine Janzen Kooistra is a professor of English at Ryerson University,


Toronto. She is the author of Christina Rossetti and Illustration: A Publishing
History and The Artist as Critic: Bitextuality in Fin-de-Siècle Illustrated Books.
Her coedited works include The Culture of Christina Rossetti: Female Poetics
and Victorian Contexts and The 1890s Online (www.1890s.ca).

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RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES:
AFRICA SERIES NO. 89
AFRICAN FILM

Screening Morocco
Contemporary Film in a Changing Society
Valérie K. Orlando

Since 1999 and the death of King Hassan II, Morocco has experienced a
dramatic social transformation. Encouraged by the more openly democratic
climate fostered by young King Mohammed VI, filmmakers have begun
to explore the sociocultural and political debates of their country while
also seeking to document the untold stories of a dark past.
Screening Morocco: Contemporary Film in a Changing
Society focuses on Moroccan films produced and distrib-
uted from 1999 to the present.

Moroccan cinema serves as an all-inclusive medium that pro-


vides a sounding board for a society that is remaking itself.
Male and female directors present the face of an engaged,
multiethnic and multilingual society. Their cinematography
promotes a country that is dynamic and connected to the
global sociocultural economy of the twenty-first century. At
the same time, they seek to represent the closed, obscure
past of a nation’s history that has rarely been told, draw-
ing on themes such as human rights abuse, the former in-
carceration of thousands during the Lead Years, women’s
emancipation, poverty, and claims for social justice.

Screening Morocco will introduce American readers to the


richness in theme and scope of the cinematic production of
Morocco.

Valérie K. Orlando is professor of French and Francophone Literatures in


the Department of French and Italian at the University of Maryland, College
Park.

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A F R I C A N L I T E R AT U R E
Welcome to Our Hillbrow
A Novel of Postapartheid South Africa
Phaswane Mpe
Introduction by Ghirmai Negash

Welcome to Our Hillbrow is an exhilarating and dis-


turbing ride through the chaotic and hyper-real zone of
Hillbrow—microcosm of all that is contradictory, alluring,
and painful in the postapartheid South African psyche. Ev-
erything is there: the shattered dreams of youth, sexuality
and its unpredictable costs, AIDS, xenophobia, suicide, the
omnipotent violence that often cuts short the promise of
young people’s lives, and the Africanist understanding of
the life continuum that does not end with death but flows
on into an ancestral realm. Infused with the rhythms of the
inner-city pulsebeat, this courageous novel is compelling in
its honesty and its broad vision, which links Hillbrow, rural
Tiragalong, and Oxford. It spills out the guts of Hillbrow—
living with the same energy and intimate knowledge with
which the Drum writers wrote Sophiatown into being.

Phaswane Mpe taught African literature and publishing studies at the Uni-
versity of Witwatersrand. Welcome to Our Hillbrow was his only published
novel. He died in 2004.

From the introduction by Ghirmai Negash


Phaswane Mpe (1970–2004) was one of South Africa’s major literary talents
who emerged after the fall of apartheid. His intellectual honesty in exploring
thematic concerns germane to postapartheid South African society continues
to inspire readers who seek to reflect on old and new sets of problems fac-
ing the new South Africa. His style continues to set the bar for many aspiring
This new U.S.
black South African writers. And he is a truly “home-grown” South African edition is
literary phenomenon. copublished
with the
University of
Kwa-Zulu Natal
Press .

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Child Slaves in the Modern World
S L AV E R Y

Edited by Gwyn Campbell, Suzanne Miers


and Joseph C. Miller

Child Slaves in the Modern World is the second of two


volumes that examine the distinctive uses and experiences of
children in slavery in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
This collection of previously unpublished essays exposes the
global victimization of child slaves from the period of abolition
of legal slavery in the nineteenth century to the human rights
era of the twentieth century. It contributes to the growing rec-
ognition that the stereotypical bonded male slave was in fact
a rarity.

Nine of the studies are historical, with five located in Africa


and three covering Latin America from the British Caribbean
to Chile. One study follows the children liberated in the fa-
mous Amistad incident (1843). The remaining essays cover
contemporary forms of child slavery, from prostitution to labor
to forced soldiering.

Child Slaves in the Modern World adds historical depth to


the current literature on contemporary slavery, emphasizing
the distinctive vulnerabilities of children, or effective equiva-
lents, that made them particularly valuable to those who could acquire and
control them. The studies also make clear the complexities of attempting to
legislate or decree regulations limiting practices that appear to have been—
and continue to be —ubiquitous around the world.

Gwyn Campbell is Canada Research Chair in Indian Ocean World History


and Director of the Indian Ocean World Centre at McGill University. Suzanne
Miers is professor emerita of history at Ohio University. She is the author
of Slavery in the Twentieth Century and coeditor of The End of Slavery and
other books. Joseph C. Miller is the T. Cary Johnson, Jr., Professor in the
Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia.

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Sugar Girls and Seamen

AFRICA
A Journey into the World of Dockside
Prostitution in South Africa
Henry Trotter
Sugar Girls and Seamen illuminates the shadowy world of
dockside prostitution in South Africa, focusing on the women of
Cape Town and Durban who sell their hospitality to foreign sail-
ors. Dockside “sugar girls” work at one of the busiest cultural
intersections in the world. Through their continual interactions
with foreign seamen, they become major traffickers in culture,
ideas, languages, styles, goods, currencies, genes, and diseases.
Many learn the seamen’s languages, develop emotional relation-
ships with them, have their babies, and become entangled in vast
webs of connection. Henry Trotter argues that these South Afri-
can women are the ultimate cosmopolitans, the unsung sirens of
globalization.

Based on research at the seamen’s nightclubs, plus countless in-


terviews with sugar girls, sailors, club owners, cabbies, bouncers,
and barmaids, this book provides a comprehensive account of
dockside prostitution at the southern tip of Africa. Through sto-
ries, analysis, and firsthand experiences, it reveals this gritty world
in all its raw vitality and fragile humanity. Sugar Girls and Sea-
men is simultaneously racy and light, critical and profound.

South African Newspaper Reviews


“Adamantine research and thoughtful analysis . . . brilliant and
detailed.”—Sunday Times, South Africa

“This book is an eye-opener; it’s an entertaining read that will have


you laughing in places and gasping in others.”—Daily Dispatch

“The author’s skills of observation, and affection for the real-life char-
acters, results in stories that remain with you.”
—O Magazine, South African edition
Copublished
“Trotter is so fascinated with the culture, that his drive to understand with Jacana
makes the book really readable. You are drawn into a world where the Media
rules are important, but they are not the rules you know. A provoca-
tive read.”—The Citizen

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ECOLOGY SERIES IN ECOLOGY AND HISTORY

Mad Dogs and Meerkats


A History of Resurgent Rabies in Southern Africa
Karen Brown
Through the ages, rabies has exemplified the danger of diseases
that transfer from wild animals to humans and their domestic
stock. In South Africa, rabies has been on the rise since the latter
part of the twentieth century despite the availability of postex-
posure vaccines and regular inoculation campaigns for dogs.

In Mad Dogs and Meerkats: A History of Resurgent Rabies


in Southern Africa, Karen Brown links the increase of rabies
to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Her study shows that the most af-
flicted regions of South Africa have seen a dangerous rise in
feral dog populations as people lack the education, means, or
will to care for their pets or take them to inoculation centers.
Most victims are poor black children. Ineffective disease control,
which in part depends on management policies in neighboring
states and the diminished medical and veterinary infrastructures
in Zimbabwe, has exacerbated the problem.

This highly readable book is the first study of rabies in Africa,


tracing its history in South Africa and neighboring states from
1800 to the present and showing how environmental and eco-
nomic changes brought about by European colonialism and
global trade have had long-term effects.

Mad Dogs and Meerkats is recommended for public health policy makers
and anyone interested in human-animal relations and how societies and gov-
ernments have reacted to one of the world’s most feared diseases.

“Brown has done a brilliant piece of detective the ecology of disease. All of this is told in an
work to trace the erratic progress of the disease engaging narrative which captures the cultural
through the region in the twentieth century. and political significance of rabies in societies
She integrates an innovative history of science riven by divisions of class and race.”—William
and medicine with a complex understanding of Beinart, coauthor of Environment and Empire.

Karen Brown is currently an ESRC Research Fellow at the Wellcome Unit


for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford. She is coeditor of Healing
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CAMBRIDGE CENTRE OF AFRICAN STUDIES SERIES

AFRICAN STUDIES & RELIGION


Christianity and Public Culture in Africa
Edited by Harri Englund

In discussions about secularization, Africa plays the all too


familiar role of the West’s Other. More than any other con-
tinent, Africa appears to be the home for religious politi-
cians and for populations preoccupied with spiritual mat-
ters.

Christianity and Public Culture in Africa takes the read-


er beyond Africa’s apparent exceptionalism. African Chris-
tians have created new publics, often in ways that offer
fresh insights into the symbolic and practical boundaries
separating the secular and the sacred, the private and the
public, and the liberal and the illiberal. Critical reason and
Christian convictions have combined in surprising ways
when African Christians have engaged with vital public
issues such as national constitutions and gender relations,
and with literary imaginings and controversies over tradi-
tion and HIV/AIDS.

The contributors demonstrate how the public significance


of Christianity varies across time and place. They explore
rural Africa and the continent’s major cities, and colonial
and missionary situations, as well as mass-mediated ideas and images in the
twenty-first century. They also reveal the plurality of Pentecostalism in Africa
and keep in view the continent’s continuing denominational diversity. Stu-
dents and scholars will find these topical studies to be impressive in scope.

Harri Englund is reader in the Department of Social Anthropology at the


University of Cambridge, UK. His most recent book is Prisoners of Freedom:
Human Rights and the African Poor.

Contributors: Birgit Meyer


Barbara M. Cooper Damaris Parsitau
Harri Englund Michael Perry Kweku
Marja Hinfelaar   Okyerefo
Nicholas Kamau-Goro Ruth Prince
James A. Pritchett
Ilana van Wyk
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RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES:
L AT I N A M E R I C A LATIN AMERICA SERIES NO. 51

Pachakutik and the Rise and Decline


of the Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement
Kenneth J. Mijeski and Scott H. Beck

One of the most important stories in Latin American studies today is the
emergence of left-leaning social movements sweeping across Latin America
includes the mobilization of militant indigenous politics. Formed in 1995 in
Ecuador to advance the interests of a variety of people’s organizations and to
serve as an alternative to the country’s traditional political
parties, Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement (Pacha-
kutik) is an indigenist-based movement and political party.

In this critical work, Kenneth J. Mijeski and Scott H. Beck


evaluate the successes and failures experienced by Ecua-
dor’s Indians in their quest to transform the state into a
participative democracy that would address the needs of
the country’s long-ignored and impoverished majority, both
indigenous and nonindigenous. Using a powerful statistical
technique and in-depth interviews with political activists,
the authors show that the political election game failed to
advance the cause of either Ecuador’s poor majority or the
movement’s own indigenous base.

Pachakutik and the Rise and Decline of the Ecuador-


ian Indigenous Movement is an extraordinarily valuable
case study that examines the birth, development, and in
this case, waning of Ecuador’s indigenous movement.

Kenneth J. Mijeski is professor emeritus of political sci-


enc and Scott H. Beck is a professor of sociology, both
at East Tennessee State University. Beck and Mijeski have coauthored essays
in various journals, including the Latin American Research Review, The Latin
Americanist, Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, and Annals of the
Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS).

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RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES:
GLOBAL AND COMPARATIVE STUDIES NO. 12

E N V I R O N M E N TA L H I S T O R Y
Cultivating the Colonies
Colonial States and their Environmental Legacies
Edited by Christina Folke Ax, Niels Brimnes,
Niklas Thode Jensen, and Karen Oslund
The essays collected in Cultivating the Colonies demon-
strate how the relationship between colonial power and na-
ture reveals the nature of power. Each essay explores how co-
lonial governments translated ideas about the management
of exotic nature and foreign people into practice, and how
they literally “got their hands dirty” in the business of empire.

The eleven essays include studies of animal husbandry in the


Philippines, farming in Indochina, and indigenous medicine
in India. They are global in scope, ranging from the Russian
North to Mozambique, examining the consequences of colo-
nialism on nature, including its impact on animals, fisheries,
farmlands, medical practices, and even the diets of indige-
nous people.

Cultivating the Colonies establishes beyond all possible


doubt the importance of the environment as a locus for study-
ing the power of the colonial state.

Christina Folke Ax is at the University of Iceland on a postdoctoral project. She has


published articles in the Scandinavian Journal of History and in Nordic Perspectives on
Encountering Foreignness. Niels Brimnes is an associate professor of history at Aarhus
University in Denmark. He is the author of Constructing the Colonial Encounter: Right
and Left Hand Castes in Early Colonial South India. Niklas Thode Jensen is a Marie
Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of History and Civilization at the European
University Institute in Florence, Italy. His forthcoming book is titled For the Health of the
Enslaved: Slaves, Medicine and Power in the Danish West Indies, 1803-1848. Karen
Oslund is an assistant professor of world history at Towson University in Maryland. Her
publications include Iceland Imagined: Nature, Culture, and Storytelling in the North At-
lantic and a coedited volume with David L. Hoyt, The Study of Language and the Politics
of Community in Global Context,1740-1940.

Contributors: Peder Anker, Greg Bankoff, David Biggs, Joseph M. Hodge, Julia Lajus,
Elizabeth M. Lunstrum, Christopher Morris, Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Daniel Rouven
Steinbach, Phia Steyn, Andrew Wear

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PHILOSOPHY SERIES IN CONTINENTAL THOUGHT

The Intentional Spectrum and Intersubjectivity


Phenomenology and the Pittsburgh Neo-Hegelians
Michael D. Barber
World-renowned analytic philosophers John McDowell and Robert Brandom,
dubbed “Pittsburgh Neo-Hegelians,” recently engaged in an intriguing debate
about perception. In The Intentional Spectrum and Intersubjectivity Michael
D. Barber is the first to bring phenomenology to bear not just on the perspec-
tives of McDowell or Brandom alone, but on their intersection. He argues that
McDowell accounts better for the intelligibility of empirical content by defending
holistically functioning, reflectively distinguishable sensory and intellectual inten-
tional structures. He reconstructs dimensions implicit in the perception debate,
favoring Brandom on knowledge’s intersubjective features that converge with
the ethical characteristics of intersubjectivity Emmanuel Levinas illuminates.
Phenomenology becomes the third partner in this debate between two analytic
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terconnection among perception, intersubjectivity, metaphilosophy, and ethics.
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Transversal Rationality and Intercultural Texts


Essays in Phenomenology and Comparative Philosophy
Hwa Yol Jung
Transversality is the keyword that permeates the spirit of these thirteen essays
spanning almost half a century, from 1965 to 2009. The essays are exploratory
and experimental in nature and are meant to be a transversal linkage between
phenomenology and East Asian philosophy.
Transversality is the concept that dispels all ethnocentrisms, including Eurocentrism.
In the globalizing world of multiculturalism, Eurocentric universalism falls far short
of being universal but simply parochial at the expense of the non-Western world.
Transversality is intercultural, interspecific, interdisciplinary, and intersensorial.
Transversal Rationality and Intercultural Texts means to transform the very
way of philosophizing itself by infusing or hybridizing multiple traditions in the
history of the world.
Like no other scholar, Jung bridges the gap between Asian and Western cultures.
What is traditionally called “comparative philosophy” is not just a neglected
branch of philosophy; it is poised to radically transform the very conception of
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432 pages, No. 38 Hwa Yol Jung is emeritus professor of political science at Moravian College,
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INDEX
Adams, Ian 3 Lit from Within 7
Ax, Christina Folke ed. 21
Mad Dogs and Meerkats 18
Barber, Michael D. 22 Midwest Modern 2
Beck, Scott H. 20 Miers, Suzanne ed. 16
Brimnes, Niels ed. 21 Mijeski, Kenneth J. 20
Brown, Jason Lee ed. 8 Miller, Joseph C. ed. 16
Brown, Karen 18 Moore, Dinty W. ed. 7
Mpe, Phaswane 15
Campbell, Gwyn ed. 16
Child Slaves in the Modern Negotiating a Perilous
World 16 Empowerment 9
Christianity and Public New Stories from the
Culture in Africa 19 Midwest 8
Cinematic Hamlet 12
Cook, Patrick J. 12 Orlando, Valerie K. 14
Cracks in the Invisible 10 Oslund, Karen ed. 21
Cultivating the Colonies 21
Pachakutik and the Rise and
Englund, Harri ed. 19 Decline of the Ecuadorian
Indigenous Movement 20
Gaus, P. L. 5 Photographer’s Guide
Ghazal Games 11 to Ohio 3
Glaubinger, Jane 2 Poetry, Pictures, and Popular
  Publishing 13
Harmless as Doves 5 Prefontaine, Jay ed. 8
Hatred at Home 4
Haven, Cynthia L. ed. 1 Screening Morocco 14
Haworth, Kevin ed. 7 Sedarat, Roger 11
Sugar Girls and Seamen 17
Intentional Spectrum and
Intersubjectivity 22 Thorndike, John 6
Invisible Rope 1 Transversal Rationality and
Intercultural Texts 22
Jensen, Niklas Thode ed. 21 Trotter, Henry 17
Jung, Hwa Yol 22
Welcome to Our Hillbrow 15
Kampa, Stephen 10 Welsh-Huggins, Andrew 4
Kooistra, Lorraine Janzen 13

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