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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • New Downtown Nowby Mac Wellman; Young Jean Lee

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 75.00

    New Downtown Now brings together ten new works that exemplify the playfulness, excitement, and possibilities of the theater.The anthology includes Interim by Barbara Cassidy; Tragedy: a tragedy by Will Eno; Nine Come by Elana Greenfield; Sachiko and Enoshima Island by Madelyn Kent; The Appeal by Young Jean Lee; The Vomit Talk of Ghosts by Kevin Oakes;... more...

  • Incorporationsby Eva Cherniavsky

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 58.50

    Incorporations offers a new way of thinking about issues of race, bodies, and commodity culture. Moving beyond the study of identity and difference in media, Eva Cherniavsky asserts that race can be understood as a sign of the body's relation to capital. Cherniavsky demonstrates how representations of racial embodiment have evolved, and suggests... more...

  • Noise Ordersby David P. Brown

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 60.00

    In Noise Orders, David Brown locates jazz music within the broad aesthetic, political, and theoretical upheavals of our time, asserting that modern architecture can be strongly influenced by jazz improvisation. Comparing artists and architects with individuals and groups in jazz?including Piet Mondrian and boogie-woogie, John Cage and Rahsaan Roland... more...

  • Pure Beautyby Rebecca Chiyoko King-O?Riain

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 60.00

    Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain studies Japanese American community beauty pageants in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Honolulu to discover how these pageants seek to maintain racial and ethnic purity amid shifting notions of cultural identity. Pure Beauty shows how racial and gendered meanings are enacted through the pageants, and reveals... more...