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  • Notices

Every issue of Postmodern Culture carries notices of events, calls for papers, and other announcements, free of charge. Advertisements will also be published on an exchange basis. If you respond to one of the ads or announcements below, please mention that you saw the notice in PMC.

Publication Announcements

Delroy Constantine-Simms, ed. The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality in Black Communities

Delroy Constantine-Simms has signed a contract with Alyson Publications (USA), the world’s largest gay and lesbian publishers, to edit a collection of hard hitting and controversial essays by such internationally acclaimed academics as Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and bell hooks that expose the myths surrounding the taboo issue of Black homosexuality. The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality in Black Communities (ISBN 1-55583-564-3) will be released in January 2001. The issues covered will include homosexuality in Africa, black churches, contemporary black music magazines, and literature.

Constantine-Simms is a freelance journalist, the co-editor of Teachers For The Future, the on-line news editor for Blacknet news, and the chief news reporter for the London-based Black newspaper The Post.

For further details, contact Dan Cullianane:
(323) 860-6045
<Dan@alyson.com>

Brian Wallace, Labyrinth of Chaos

New Falcon Publications <http://www.newfalcon.com>
Coming soon through many booksellers.

Have You Ever Tried To Get Lost?

In this avant-garde, counter-culture novel, Alan Agrippa embarks upon a journey of Jungian individuation that encompasses both geographical and mental terrain. As he travels through England, Scotland, and Ireland, he immerses himself in a broad range of philosophical challenges to develop an understanding of a world that is unknown to him.

Together, you and he are propelled to explore some of the fundamental questions of existence: the nature of physics, mysticism, and the human mind.

During his travels, he encounters remarkable characters, including a quantum scholar, a compassionate Jesuit priest, and an alluring female purveyor of voodoo. He meets, and falls in love with, Ronia Vintras, a French foreign exchange student. Together, they set out for hedonistic pleasures and stimulating, fulfilling companionship.

In time, their journey becomes much more: a great mystic voyage. Labyrinth of Chaos is a story of transcendence that challenges traditional notions of morality, politics, and love. It celebrates the best of the individual human spirit: youthful idealism, romantic longings, and the unbridled pursuit of genius.

Author interviews/questions/signings-schedule:
<Wallacebcm@davidbowie.com>
(214) 343-7013

Sheng-mei Ma, The Deathly Embrace: Orientalism and Asian American Identity

Broad in scope, penetrating in insight, Ma’s work exposes the myriad ways in which Orientalism, an integral part of American culture, speaks through the texts of Asian Americans and non-Asian Americans alike. The result is a startling lesson in the construction of cultural identity. The Deathly Embrace probes into what makes Asian Americans so uncomfortable about themselves as they are depicted and fetishized in comic strips, kung-fu movies, and even by some of their best-known writers. Ma’s book is another subversive step towards liberating our thinking from the “deathly embrace” of American-born and -bred orientalism as it is perpetuated through popular culture and media.

Available at bookstores and from the University of Minnesota Press at:
(773) 568-1550

$16.95 Paperback ISBN 0-8166-3711-3
$42.95 Hardcover ISBN 0-8166-3710-5
For more information, visit the book’s webpage:
<http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/M/ma_embrace.html>

Wayne Gabardi, Negotiating Postmodernism

Joining the modern-postmodern debate as it arrives at a critical juncture, this book suggests that the polarizing polemics of the radical postmodernists who once dominated the discussion have given way to a new “critical postmodernism” characterized by dialogue, accommodation, and synthesis. A comprehensive survey, Negotiating Postmodernism also marks the arrival of a powerful critical presence on the scene, one that advances the idea of a late modern-postmodern social and cultural transition.

Available at bookstores and from the University of Minnesota Press at:
(773) 568-1550

$16.95 Paperback ISBN 0-8166-3001-1
$42.95 Hardcover ISBN 0-8166-3000-3
For more information, visit the book’s webpage:
<http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/G/gabardi_postmodernism.html>

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Additional Information

ISSN
1053-1920
Launched on MUSE
2001-01-01
Open Access
No
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