"The Conservative Imaginary: Moral Re-Armament and the Transwar Politics of the Japanese Right" by Reto Hofmann at Sophia U., Nov. 28

Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2017
 
The Conservative Imaginary: Moral Re-Armament and the Transwar Politics of the Japanese Right
 

Book Announcement: The World of the John Birch Society

 

I would like to annouce the publication of my new book, The World of the John Birch Society: Conspiracy, Communism and the Cold War (Vanderbilt University Press), which I hope will be of interest. The book examines the John Birch Society during its first ten years, from 1958 to 1968.

The publisher's blurb is as follows:

Book Announcement

Dear fellow Amsters,

I hope my new book The World of the John Birch Society: Conspiracy, Communism and the Cold War (Vanderbilt University Press) will be of interest to many of you. It examines the John Birch Society during its first ten years of existence, from 1958 to 1968, and engages with many of the major issues and controversies of the period, including the Kennedy assassination, the legacy of McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War. 

Many thanks,

Darren Mulloy,

History Dept., Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada

Re: "Against Heterosexuality"

Dear Erica,

Thanks so much for posting it. I don't think I've ever enjoyed reading conservative commentators on sex as much.

I don't share your concern about conservative deployments of queer theory though. I think Hannon exposes the political problems and paradoxes of queer theory in a really useful way. I imagine the article could be very usefully deployed in undergraduate teaching!

Tim

 

Call for Papers, ASA Panel: "Surprising Pleasures and Pains: Conservative Politics and the Intimate Sphere"

Recently, scholars charting the ascendance of conservatism have begun looking at how battles concerning gender, sexuality, and the family played an important role in mobilizing national support. These studies have shifted attention away from the marketplace and electoral politics to the more intimate aspects of daily life. It is in this more intimate realm that differing perspectives immediately complicate what practices and beliefs bring about pleasure and pain, and the resulting political formations are sometimes unfamiliar.

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