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The Architecture of India

BOOK REVIEW AND AUTHOR INTERVIEW The Architecture of India India: Modern Architecture in History  Skyy, Powai, Mumbai, 2013 (Urban Studio) by Peter Scriver and Amit Srivastava  EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION Architecture is classroom gold. When I...

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The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness

A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON A POWERFUL IDEA The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness GHOSTS FROM ELSEWHERE Tabish Khair Interview by Punyashree Panda The Gothic mansion, home to an enduring fiction genre. From 1979’s “Fall of...

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The Shape of Things to Come

SCIENCE FICTION AND ITS CONNECTION TO PAST EMPIRES The Shape of Things to Come Homo futuris and the Imperial Project Patricia Kerslake Introduction Thanks to Jack Kirby, we’re all science fiction readers now. Jack...

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Mavericks of War

ALTERNATE ROUTES TO SUCCESS Mavericks of War The Unconventional, Unorthodox Innovators and Thinkers, Scholars, and Outsiders Who Mastered the Art of War Jason Ridler Emma Sky with American troops in Iraq Introduction In my...

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Teddy’s Tantrum

A CASE STUDY IN EMPIRE AND NARRATIVE John D. Weaver and the Exoneration of the 25th Infantry Editor’s Introduction At a family gathering in 1967, a journeyman writer named John D. Weaver pointed to...

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West of Everything

THE INNER LIFE OF WESTERNS : Interview with Jane Tompkins Editor’s Introduction For a decade or so, I have been looking for a book that could help explain to my students why the Western...

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An Introduction to Mesoamerica

INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL E. SMITH Editor’s Introduction Today, many poor U.S. urban neighborhoods are described as “food deserts” where residents are not even able to purchase fresh meats and vegetables. A majority of the...

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John Ford’s Heirs

A THEORY OF FILM AND EMPIRE John Ford’s Heirs: Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and the Cycle of Empire Introduction Asked which American directors most appeal to him, Orson Welles answered...