The Ellis Island Snow Globe

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September 2005



A study of the Ellis Island museum, its gift shop, and the Statue of Liberty form the basis of reflections on sex, nation, and immigration.


Erica Rand is Professor of Art and Visual Culture and Chair of Women and Gender Studies at Bates College. She is the author of "Barbie's Queer Accessories," also published by Duke University Press.


"Much as she did in her earlier book, Barbie's Queer Accessories, Erica Rand turns a kitsch artifact of consumer culture into a powerful tool for cultural analysis. In this insightful and engaging new work, she transforms an Ellis Island snow globe into a window through which we see how state control of borders and migrations structure sexuality, gender, desire, and family in unexpected ways. One of the best cultural studies books I've read in a long time."--Susan Stryker, producer and co-director, Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria "The Ellis Island Snow Globe is quite simply a great book. Destined to become a classic in contemporary cultural studies, it is one of the few books I've read in the last year or so that has taught me something new on every page."--Henry Jenkins, co-editor of Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture "The Ellis Island Snow Globe is a wonderfully creative, playful, and serious piece of scholarship. Demonstrating that pleasure and critique need not be incompatible, Erica Rand not only offers a model for thinking about contemporary capitalism but a way to live in it."--Miranda Joseph, author of Against the Romance of Community
EAN: 9780822335788
ISBN: 0822335786
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 339 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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