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University of Minnesota Press

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  • Protesting Culture and Economics in Western Europeby Swen Hutter

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    In this far-reaching work, Swen Hutter demonstrates the usefulness of studying both electoral politics and protest politics to better understand the impacts of globalization. Hutter integrates research on cleavage politics and populist parties in Western Europe with research on social movements. He shows how major new cleavages restructured protest... more...

  • Stealing Thunderby Mary Casanova

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 10.00

    Libby wants a horse more than anything in the world. Since she is unable to have one of her own, she?s been doing stable chores for her neighbors, the Porters, for the past three years in exchange for riding lessons from Jolene Porter. Libby forms a special bond with the Porters? prize Appaloosa, Thunder, but this arrangement comes crashing to an... more...

  • Global Gangsby Jennifer M. Hazen; Dennis Rodgers

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 82.50

    Gangs, often associated with brutality and senseless destructive violence, have not always been viewed as inherently antagonistic. The first studies of gangs depicted them as alternative sources of order in urban slums where the state?s authority was lacking, and they have subsequently been shown to be important elements in some youth life cycles.... more...

  • Only the Deadby Vidar Sundstøl; Tiina Nunnally

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    A Norwegian tourist has been found murdered on the shore of Lake Superior?right where an Ojibwe man may have been killed more than one hundred years earlier. Four months later, the official investigation is supposedly over but still not resolved, and U.S. Forest Service officer Lance Hansen, drawn into the mystery by his grisly discovery of the body,... more...

  • When Eagles Fallby Mary Casanova

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 10.00

    Things have not been easy for thirteen-year-old Alex lately. Recent events have taken their toll on her family, and when drinking at a party lands her in the hospital, things only get worse. Her mother decides to send her away to spend the summer working with her father, an esteemed eagle researcher, on the wild and remote shores of Rainy Lake in... more...

  • Celebrity and Powerby P. David Marshall

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, celebrities represent not only the embodiment of success, but also the ultimate construction of false value. Celebrity and Power questions the impulse to become embroiled with the construction and collapse of the famous, exploring the concept of the new public intimacy : a product of social media in which... more...

  • Debt to Societyby Miranda Joseph

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    It is commonplace to say that criminals pay their debt to society by spending time in prison, but what is a ?debt to society?? How is crime understood as a debt? How has time become the equivalent for crime? And how does criminal debt relate to the kind of debt held by consumers and university students? In Debt to Society , Miranda Joseph explores... more...

  • The Deadly Life of Logisticsby Deborah Cowen

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    In a world in which global trade is at risk, where warehouses and airports, shipping lanes and seaports try to guard against the likes of Al Qaeda and Somali pirates, and natural disaster can disrupt the flow of goods, even our ?stuff? has a political life. The high stakes of logistics are not surprising, Deborah Cowen reveals, if we understand its... more...

  • Agitating Imagesby Craig Campbell

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 81.00

    Following the socialist revolution, a colossal shift in everyday realities began in the 1920s and ?30s in the former Russian empire. Faced with the Siberian North, a vast territory considered culturally and technologically backward by the revolutionary government, the Soviets confidently undertook the project of reshaping the ordinary lives of the... more...

  • Globalization from Belowby Donatella della Porta; Massimiliano Andretta; Lorenzo Mosca

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 75.00

    Presenting the first systematic empirical research on the global justice movement, Globalization from Below analyzes a movement from the viewpoints of the activists, organizers, and demonstrators themselves. The authors traveled to Genoa with anti-G8 protesters and collected data from more than 800 participants. They examine the interactions between... more...