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- University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 34.95
In Summa Technologiae , Stanislaw Lem produced an engaging and caustically logical philosophical treatise about human and nonhuman life in its past, present, and future forms. After five decades this work has lost none of its intellectual or critical significance, resonating with contemporary debates about information and new media, the life sciences,... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available
Ambient Media examines music, video art, film, and literature as tools of atmospheric design in contemporary Japan, and what it means to use media as a resource for personal mood regulation. Paul Roquet traces the emergence of ambient styles from the environmental music and Erik Satie boom of the 1960s and 1970s to the more recent therapeutic emphasis... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 72.00
Judy offers an alternative interpretation of literacy that challenges traditional Enlightenment discourse?s claim that literacy and reason are the privileged properties of Western culture. Judy argues, on the basis of his readings of autobiographical African-American Arabic slave narratives, that through the production of the Arabic text, the African... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00
During the Second World War, American architecture was in a state of crisis. The rationing of building materials and restrictions on nonmilitary construction continued the privations that the profession had endured during the Great Depression. At the same time, the dramatic events of the 1930s and 1940s led many architects to believe that their professionand... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 57.00
During the nineteenth century, pine logs were lashed together to form easily floatable rafts that traveled from Minnesota and Wisconsin down the Mississippi River to build the farms and towns of the lower Midwest. These huge log rafts were steered down the river by steamboat pilots whose skill and intimate knowledge of the river?s many hazards were... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 15.00
An unfortunate accident with an Apple drives Bunny from Bunnyland to Elsewhere. Every letter in the alphabet is represented in Bunny?s journey, through what he eats (Greens), to whom he meets (Insects, Jay, Kitten, Lizard), and then a little sleep (Nap), to Tripping back to town, right side Up and Up-side- down. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 25.00
"Aberrations of Mourning," originally published in 1988, is the long unavailable first book in Laurence A. Rickels's "unmourning" trilogy, followed by "The Case of California" and "Nazi Psychoanalysis.". Rickels studies mourning and melancholia within and around psychoanalysis, analyzing the writings of such... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 75.00
Abiding by Sri Lanka examines how the disciplines of anthropology, history, and literature treat the Sri Lankan ethnic conflict. With close readings of texts that ?abide? by Sri Lanka, texts that have a commitment to it, Ismail demonstrates that the problems in Sri Lanka raise fundamental concerns for us all regarding the relationship between democracies... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 60.00
Joel Olson contends that, given the history of slavery and segregation in the United States, American citizenship is a form of racial privilege in which whites are equal to each other but superior to everyone else. To break this pattern, Olson suggests an ?abolitionist-democratic? political theory that makes the fight against racial discrimination... more...