Affiliate Books & Film

Recent Books & Films by CSWS Affiliates and Staff

We include here books, film, and other creative publications that relate to our mission: Generating, supporting and disseminating research on the intersecting nature of gender identities and inequalities. Many of these projects received CSWS funding.

Affiliate Publications

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Indigenous Women and Violence

(University of Arizona Press, 2021, 280 pages). “Indigenous Women and Violence offers an intimate view of how settler colonialism and other structural forms of power and inequality created accumulated violences in the lives of Indigenous women. This volume uncovers how these Indigenous women resist violence in Mexico, Central America, and the United States, centering on the topics of femicide, immigration, human rights violations, the criminal justice system, and Indigenous justice."
Author
Lynn Stephen
Shannon Speed
Publication
2021
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Japan on American TV: Screaming Samurai Form Anime Clubs in the Land of the Lost

(Columbia University Press, 2021, 168 pages). “Japan on American TV explores political, economic, and cultural issues underlying depictions of Japan on U.S. television comedies and the programs they inspired. Since the 1950s, U.S. television programs have taken the role of “curators” of Japan, displaying and explaining selected aspects for viewers. Beliefs in U.S. hegemony over Japan underpin this curation process."
Author
Alisa Freedman
Publication
2021
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Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture

Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture, by Annelise Heinz (Oxford University Press, 2021, 360 pages). “How has a game brought together Americans and defined separate ethnic communities? This book tells the first history of mahjong and its meaning in American culture. Click-click-click.
Author
Annelise Heinz
Publication
2021
Speculative Enterprise: Public Theaters and Financial Markets in London, 1688-1763

Speculative Enterprise: Public Theaters and Financial Markets in London, 1688-1763

Speculative Enterprise: Public Theaters and Financial Markets in London, 1688-1763, by Mattie Burkert (University of Virginia Press, 2021, 296 pages). “In the wake of the 1688 revolution, England’s transition to financial capitalism accelerated dramatically. Londoners witnessed the rise of credit-based currencies, securities markets, speculative bubbles, insurance schemes, and lotteries."
Author
Mattie Burkert
Publication
2021
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Stories That Make History: Mexico through Elena Poniatowska’s Crónicas

“From covering the massacre of students at Tlatelolco in 1968 and the 1985 earthquake to the Zapatista rebellion in 1994 and the disappearance of forty-three students in 2014, Elena Poniatowska has been one of the most important chroniclers of Mexican social, cultural, and political life."
Author
Lynn Stephen
Publication
2021
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The White Devil

The White Devil, by John Webster (1612), edited by Lara Bovilsky (Bloomsbury, 2021, 224 pages). “This fully re-edited, modernised play text is accompanied by insightful commentary notes, while its lively introduction explains why Webster’s interests in complex female lead characters and questions of social tension related to sexuality, gender, race, and law and equity—unusual for the play’s time—have led to its increasing relevance for modern audiences and readers.
Author
John Webster
Publication
2021
How a Woman Becomes a Lake: a novel

How a Woman Becomes a Lake: a novel

How a Woman Becomes a Lake: a novel, by Marjorie Celona (Penguin-Random House, 2020). “It’s New Year’s Day and the residents of a small fishing town are ready to start their lives anew. Leo takes his two young sons out to the lake to write resolutions on paper boats. That same frigid morning, Vera sets out for a walk with her dog along the lake, leaving her husband in bed with a hangover. But she never returns."
Author
Marjorie Celona
Publication
2020
Living with Animals: Rights, Responsibilities, and Respect

Living with Animals: Rights, Responsibilities, and Respect

Living with Animals: Rights, Responsibilities, and Respect, by Erin McKenna (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020, 212 pages). “Living with Animals brings a pragmatist ecofeminist perspective to discussions around animal rights, animal welfare, and animal ethics to move the conversation beyond simple use or non-use decisions."
Author
Erin McKenna
Publication
2020
Spain, the Second World War, and the Holocaust: History and Representation

Spain, the Second World War, and the Holocaust: History and Representation

Spain, the Second World War, and the Holocaust: History and Representation, edited by Sara J. Brenneis and Gina Herrmann (University of Torronto Press, 2020, 736 pages). “Spain has for too long been considered peripheral to the human catastrophes of World War II and the Holocaust. This volume is the first broadly interdisciplinary, scholarly collection to situate Spain in a position of influence in the history and culture of the Second World War.

Author
Sara J. Brenneis
Gina Herrmann
Publication
2020