New Release Books by Lisa Lowe

Lisa Lowe is the author of Two by Two (2018), Critical Terrains (2018), The Intimacies of Four Continents (2015), Two by Zoo (2018), Immigrant Acts (1996) and other 4 books.

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Two by Two

release date: Jul 31, 2018
Two by Two
This playful take on Noah’s Ark in a large, padded board book—perfect for lap reading or a child’s hands—features rhyming text and joyful illustrations that will become a favorite for bedtime, story time, or anytime. With lots to see and discover on each page—and playful monkey antics to enjoy—children will return to Two By Two over and over. What happens when two mischievous monkeys get loose while inside Noah’s ark? A party that soon involves all the animals, and won’t end the rain finally stops—which Noah hopes will be soon. This playful, rhyming story is sure to have your little ones laughing and playing along as the monkeys start an anaconda limbo, penguins dance to buffalo bebop, and everyone plays pin the tail on the bear. Unique animals in the vibrant illustrations and rollicking text that will make you smile makes Two by Two a lyrical treat for the whole family to enjoy. Two By Two: gives your child a fun new take on the classic Noah’s Ark story is relatable to any child who has been stuck inside on a rainy day contains bright, child-friendly illustrations meant to engage young readers’ eyes and imaginations

Critical Terrains

release date: Mar 15, 2018
Critical Terrains
Examining and historicizing the concept of "otherness" in both literature and criticism, Lisa Lowe explores representations of non-European cultures in British and French writings from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. Lowe traces the intersections of culture, class, and sexuality in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s Turkish Embassy Letters and Montesquieu’s Lettres persanes and discusses tropes of orientalism, racialism, and romanticism in Flaubert. She then turns to debates in Anglo-American and Indian criticism on Forster’s Passage to India and on the utopian projection of China in the poststructuralist theories of Julia Kristeva and Roland Barthes and in the journal Tel Quel.

The Intimacies of Four Continents

release date: May 20, 2015
The Intimacies of Four Continents
In this uniquely interdisciplinary work, Lisa Lowe examines the relationships between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth- centuries, exploring the links between colonialism, slavery, imperial trades and Western liberalism. Reading across archives, canons, and continents, Lowe connects the liberal narrative of freedom overcoming slavery to the expansion of Anglo-American empire, observing that abstract promises of freedom often obscure their embeddedness within colonial conditions. Race and social difference, Lowe contends, are enduring remainders of colonial processes through which “the human” is universalized and “freed” by liberal forms, while the peoples who create the conditions of possibility for that freedom are assimilated or forgotten. Analyzing the archive of liberalism alongside the colonial state archives from which it has been separated, Lowe offers new methods for interpreting the past, examining events well documented in archives, and those matters absent, whether actively suppressed or merely deemed insignificant. Lowe invents a mode of reading intimately, which defies accepted national boundaries and disrupts given chronologies, complicating our conceptions of history, politics, economics, and culture, and ultimately, knowledge itself.

Two by Zoo

release date: Jul 31, 2018
Two by Zoo
Join in as the animals rock the boat on Noah's Ark in Two by Two! This playful, rhyming story is sure to have little ones laughing and dancing along as two mischievous monkeys let loose the zoo aboard the ship. From anaconda limbo to penguin tap dances, the monkeys revel their way through the rain, making Two by Two a lyrical treat for the whole family to enjoy. With a rollicking rhyme from author Lisa Lowe Stauffer and engaging illustrations by Angelika Scudamore, this padded board book will soon become a favorite for bedtime and anytime.

Immigrant Acts

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Immigrant Acts
In Immigrant Acts, Lisa Lowe argues that understanding Asian immigration to the United States is fundamental to understanding the racialized economic and political foundations of the nation. Lowe discusses the contradictions whereby Asians have been included in the workplaces and markets of the U.S. nation-state, yet, through exclusion laws and bars from citizenship, have been distanced from the terrain of national culture. Lowe argues that a national memory haunts the conception of Asian American, persisting beyond the repeal of individual laws and sustained by U.S. wars in Asia, in which the Asian is seen as the perpetual immigrant, as the “foreigner-within.” In Immigrant Acts, she argues that rather than attesting to the absorption of cultural difference into the universality of the national political sphere, the Asian immigrant—at odds with the cultural, racial, and linguistic forms of the nation—displaces the temporality of assimilation. Distance from the American national culture constitutes Asian American culture as an alternative site that produces cultural forms materially and aesthetically in contradiction with the institutions of citizenship and national identity. Rather than a sign of a “failed” integration of Asians into the American cultural sphere, this critique preserves and opens up different possibilities for political practice and coalition across racial and national borders. In this uniquely interdisciplinary study, Lowe examines the historical, political, cultural, and aesthetic meanings of immigration in relation to Asian Americans. Extending the range of Asian American critique, Immigrant Acts will interest readers concerned with race and ethnicity in the United States, American cultures, immigration, and transnationalism.

French Literary Orientalism

release date: Jan 01, 1986

Writing Self, Writing Nation

release date: Jan 01, 1994

Insufficient Difference

release date: Jan 01, 2005

Imagining Los Angeles in the Production of Multiculturalism

release date: Jan 01, 1996
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