Volume 12, Number 2, January 2002

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Practical Politics at the Limits of Community: The Cases of Affirmative Action and Welfare

Scott Michaelsen and Scott Cutler Shershow


Inhuman Love: Jane Campion’s The Piano

Samir Dayal


Marxism, Postmodernism, Žižek

Brian Donahue


“What’s It Like There?”: Desultory Notes on the Representation of Sarajevo

Jim Hicks


Collaborative Hypertext


The Narrative You Anticipate You May Produce

Thomas Swiss and Seb Chevrel


Review Essays


“Solvent Abuse: Irvine Welsh and Scotland.” A review of Irvine Welsh, Glue. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2001.

Matthew Hart


“Returning to the Mummy.” A review of The Mummy Returns. Dir. Stephen Sommers. Perf. Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and Arnold Vosloo. MCA/Universal, 2001.

Lisa Hopkins




“A Legacy of Freaks.” A review of Slavoj Žižek, The Fragile Absolute, or, Why is the Christian Legacy Worth Fighting For? New York: Verso, 2000.

Christopher Pizzino


“Profit and Stealth in the Prison-Industrial Complex.” Review of Joseph T. Hallinan, Going Up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation. New York: Random House, 2001.

Alexander H. Pitofsky


“Sexuality’s Failure: The Birth of History.” A review of Tim Dean, Beyond Sexuality. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2000, and Charles Shepherdson, Vital Signs: Nature, Culture, Psychoanalysis. New York: Routledge, 2000.

Jason B. Jones


“Trekking Time with Serres.” A review of Maria Assad, Reading with Michel Serres: An Encounter with Time. SUNY Press, 1999.

Niran Abbas


“They’re Here, They’re Everywhere.” A review of Jeffrey Sconce, Haunted Media: Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to Television. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2000.

Andreas Kitzmann