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Blood Cultures: Medicine, Media, and Militarisms

Spilling blood, managing blood, banking blood, and even sucking blood defined 20th-century America from Alcatraz Island to Guant√°namo Bay.

Combining science studies, popular culture, and anti-racist feminist and queer politics, Blood Cultures examines how blood saturated the twentieth-century US cultural imaginary, slipped into laws and policies, flowed across screens, and seeped into our most intimate encounters.

The book assembles and engages a diverse archive including blood quantum rules, immigration and asylum law, transnational feminist blood art, epidemiological maps of disease, global health AIDS policies, Cold War vampire films, blood testing and sterilization practices, and activist blood drive campaigns.

Cathy Hannabach traces how these gendered, sexualized, and racialized blood practices were violently mobilized in the service of US empire, as well as creatively transformed by feminist, anticolonial, anticapitalist, and queer artists and activists.


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Book Marketing for Academics

A comprehensive guide teaching academic authors how to identify their audiences, market their books, and get their work into the communities they want to reach.

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