New Alumni Publications
Julie Elman,Chronic Youth: Disability, Sexuality, and U.S. Media Cultures of Rehabilitation
From the publisher: "The teenager has often appeared in culture as an anxious figure, the repository for American dreams and worst nightmares, at once on the brink of success and imminent failure. Spotlighting the “troubled teen” as a site of pop cultural, medical, and governmental intervention, Chronic Youth traces the teenager as a figure through which broad threats to the normative order have been negotiated and contained."
David Kieran, Forever Vietnam: How a Divisive War Changed American Public Memory
From the publisher: "Four decades after its end, the American war in Vietnam still haunts the nation’s collective memory. Its lessons, real and imagined, continue to shape government policies and military strategies, while the divisions it spawned infect domestic politics and fuel the so-called culture wars. In Forever Vietnam, David Kieran shows how the contested memory of the Vietnam War has affected the commemoration of other events, and how those acts of remembrance have influenced postwar debates over the conduct and consequences of American foreign policy."
Faculty Getting Press
Professor Elisabeth Anker recently participated in a great Q&A about her recently published book, Orgies of Feeling: Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom. About the book: