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University of Minnesota Press

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  • The Beginning and End of Rapeby Sarah Deer

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Despite what major media sources say, violence against Native women is not an epidemic . An epidemic is biological and blameless. Violence against Native women is historical and political, bounded by oppression and colonial violence. This book, like all of Sarah Deer?s work, is aimed at engaging the problem head-on?and ending it. The Beginning... more...

  • Early Bluesby Jas Obrecht

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Since the early 1900s, blues and the guitar have traveled side by side. This book tells the story of their pairing from the first reported sightings of blues musicians, to the rise of nationally known stars, to the onset of the Great Depression, when blues recording virtually came to a halt. Like the best music documentaries, Early Blues: The First... more...

  • Photo-Fiction, a Non-Standard Aestheticsby François Laruelle; Drew S. Burk

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Photo-Fiction, a Non-Standard Aesthetics expounds on François Laruelle?s current explorations into photographic thinking as an alternative to the worn-out notions of aesthetics based on an assumed domination of philosophy over art. He proposes a new philosophical photo-fictional apparatus that strives for a discursive mimesis of the photographic... more...

  • The Intelligence of a Machineby Jean Epstein

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    The advent of the cinema radically altered our comprehension of time, space, and reality. With his experience as a pioneering avant-garde filmmaker, Jean Epstein uses the universes created by the cinematograph to deconstruct our understanding of how time and space, reality and unreality, continuity and discontinuity, determinism and randomness function... more...

  • Cannibal Metaphysicsby Eduardo Viveiros de Castro; Peter Skafish

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    The iconoclastic Brazilian anthropologist and theoretician Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, well known in his discipline for helping initiate its ?ontological turn,? offers a vision of anthropology as ?the practice of the permanent decolonization of thought.? After showing that Amazonian and other Amerindian groups inhabit a radically different conceptual... more...

  • Women Who Make a Fussby Isabelle Stengers; Vinciane Despret; April Knutson

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Virginia Woolf, to whom university admittance had been forbidden, watched the universities open their doors. Though she was happy that her sisters could study in university libraries, she cautioned women against joining the procession of educated men and being co-opted into protecting a ?civilization? with values alien to women. Now, as Woolf?s disloyal... more...

  • The Dionysian Vision of the Worldby Friedrich Nietzsche; Ira J. Allen; Friedrich Ulfers

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Before the world knew of the thinker who ?philosophizes with a hammer,? there was a young, passionate thinker who was captivated by the two forces found within Greek art: Dionysus and Apollo. In this essay, which was the forerunner to his groundbreaking book The Birth of Tragedy, The Dionysian Vision of the World provides an unparalleled look into... more...

  • Machinic Erosby Félix Guattari; Gary Genosko; Jay Hetrick

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    The French philosopher Félix Guattari frequently visited Japan during the 1980s and organized exchanges between French and Japanese artists and intellectuals. His immersion into the ?machinic eros? of Japanese culture put him into contact with media theorists such as Tetsuo Kogawa and activists within the mini-FM community (Radio Home Run), documentary... more...

  • How to Talk about Videogamesby Ian Bogost

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Videogames! Aren?t they the medium of the twenty-first century? The new cinema? The apotheosis of art and entertainment, the realization of Wagnerian gesamtkunstwerk? The final victory of interaction over passivity? No, probably not. Games are part art and part appliance, part tableau and part toaster. In How to Talk about Videogames , leading critic... more...

  • Everybody's Heard about the Birdby Rick Shefchik

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    If you didn?t experience rock and roll in Minnesota in the 1960s, this book will make you wish you had. This behind-the-scenes, up-close-and-personal account relates how a handful of Minnesota rock bands erupted out of a small Midwest market and made it big. It was a brief, heady moment for the musicians who found themselves on a national stage,... more...