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University of Minnesota Press

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  • Television and Radio in the United Kingdomby Burton Paulu

    University of Minnesota Press 1981; US$ 75.00

    Television and Radio in the United Kingdom was first published in 1981. Burton Paulu regards British broadcasting as the best in the world, and ascribes controlled competition as the basic reason for its present status. The BBC, the most highly respected of all broadcasting services, benefited from the creation, in 1954, of the commercially-supported... more...

  • British Broadcastingby Burton Paulu

    University of Minnesota Press 1956; US$ 75.00

    British Broadcasting was first published in 1956. Those interested in the uses and abuses of the airwaves frequently indulge in lively debates over the merits of British broadcasting policies and practices as compared to their American counterparts. Most such arguments, however, are based on scanty knowledge of actual facts about British broadcasting.... more...

  • Peace Corps Fantasiesby Molly Geidel

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    To tens of thousands of volunteers in its first decade, the Peace Corps was ?the toughest job you?ll ever love.? In the United States? popular imagination to this day, it is a symbol of selfless altruism and the most successful program of John F. Kennedy?s presidency. But in her provocative new cultural history of the 1960s Peace Corps, Molly Geidel... more...

  • Barry Le Vaby Michael Maizels

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Of the conceptual artists who began their careers in the 1960s and 1970s?Bruce Nauman, Chris Burden, Vito Acconci, and Mel Bochner among them?Barry Le Va may be the most elusive. As this first study of his work reveals, his rigorously planned art was instigated to mask its creator?s intentions and methods, presenting itself as an ?aftermath? of modernism?s... more...

  • Myths of the Rune Stoneby David M. Krueger

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    What do our myths say about us? Why do we choose to believe stories that have been disproven? David M. Krueger takes an in-depth look at a legend that held tremendous power in one corner of Minnesota, helping to define both a community?s and a state?s identity for decades. In 1898, a Swedish immigrant farmer claimed to have discovered a large rock... more...

  • All Thoughts Are Equalby John Ó Maoilearca

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    All Thoughts Are Equal is both an introduction to the work of French philosopher François Laruelle and an exercise in nonhuman thinking. For Laruelle, standard forms of philosophy continue to dominate our models of what counts as exemplary thought and knowledge. By contrast, what Laruelle calls his ?non-standard? approach attempts to bring democracy... more...

  • Death beyond Disavowalby Grace Kyungwon Hong

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Death beyond Disavowal utilizes ?difference? as theorized by women of color feminists to analyze works of cultural production by people of color as expressing a powerful antidote to the erasures of contemporary neoliberalism. According to Grace Kyungwon Hong, neoliberalism is first and foremost a structure of disavowal enacted as a reaction to... more...

  • Improper Namesby Marco Deseriis

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Improper Names offers a genealogy and theory of the ?improper name,? which author Marco Deseriis defines as the adoption of the same pseudonym by organized collectives, affinity groups, and individual authors. Although such names are often invented to pursue a specific social or political agenda, they are soon appropriated for different and sometimes... more...

  • Tongzhi Livingby Tiantian Zheng

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Tongzhi , which translates into English as ?same purpose? or ?same will,? was once widely used to mean ?comrade.? Since the 1990s, the word has been appropriated by the LGBT community in China and now refers to a broad range of people who do not espouse heteronormativity. Tongzhi Living , the first study of its kind, offers insights into the community... more...

  • The Value of Homelessnessby Craig Willse

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    It is all too easy to assume that social service programs respond to homelessness, seeking to prevent and understand it. The Value of Homelessness , however, argues that homelessness today is an effect of social services and sciences, which shape not only what counts as such but what will?or ultimately won?t?be done about it.  Through a history... more...