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University of Minnesota Press

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  • Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrongby Paul Chaat Smith

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    In this sweeping work of memoir and commentary, leading cultural critic Paul Chaat Smith illustrates with dry wit and brutal honesty the contradictions of life in ?the Indian business.?  Raised in suburban Maryland and Oklahoma, Smith dove head first into the political radicalism of the 1970s, working with the American Indian Movement until it dissolved... more...

  • Styrbiorn the Strongby E. R. Eddison

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    E. R. Eddison?s classic saga novel now in paperback?includes for the first time Eddison?s remarkable letter of introduction and his unabridged closing note Styrbiorn the Strong tells the grand tale of Styrbiorn Olafsson, heir to the Swedish throne and known both for his impressive size and strength and his unruly, quarrelsome nature. Denied... more...

  • Art Labor, Sex Politicsby Siona Wilson

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; US$ 105.00

    Contrary to critics who have called it the ?undecade,? the 1970s were a time of risky, innovative art?and nowhere more so than in Britain, where the forces of feminism and labor politics merged in a radical new aesthetic. In Art Labor, Sex Politics Siona Wilson investigates the charged relationship of sex and labor politics as it played out in... more...

  • HIV Exceptionalismby Adia Benton

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    In 2002, Sierra Leone emerged from a decadelong civil war. Seeking international attention and development aid, its government faced a dilemma. Though devastated by conflict, Sierra Leone had a low prevalence of HIV. However, like most African countries, it stood to benefit from a large influx of foreign funds specifically targeted at HIV/AIDS prevention... more...

  • The Poitier Effectby Sharon Willis

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    The civil rights struggle was convulsing the nation, its violence broadcast into every living room. Against this fraught background, Sidney Poitier emerged as an image of dignity, discipline, and moral authority. Here was the picture-perfect black man, helping German nuns build a chapel in The Lilies of the Field and overcoming the prejudices of... more...

  • Physics of Blacknessby Michelle M. Wright

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    What does it mean to be Black? If Blackness is not biological in origin but socially and discursively constructed, does the meaning of Blackness change over time and space? In Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology , Michelle M. Wright argues that although we often explicitly define Blackness as a ?what,? it in fact always... more...

  • Counting Speciesby Rafi Youatt

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Three decades of biodiversity governance has largely failed to stop the ongoing environmental crisis of global species loss. Yet that governance has resulted in undeniably important political outcomes. In Counting Species , Rafi Youatt argues that the understanding of global biodiversity has produced a distinct vision and politics of nature, one... more...

  • Enchantment Lakeby Margi Preus

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    A disturbing call from her great aunts Astrid and Jeannette sends seventeen-year-old Francie far from her new home in New York into a tangle of mysteries. Ditching an audition in a Manhattan theater, Francie travels to a remote lake in the northwoods where her aunts? neighbors are ?dropping like flies? from strange accidents. But are they accidents?... more...

  • Players and Their Petsby Mia Consalvo; Jason Begy

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    In the world of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), Faunasphere was but a blip on the screen in its short public life from 2009 to 2011. Its devoted players, many of them middle-aged women, entered a world that did not build on common fantasy or science-fiction tropes. There was no evil to defeat or realms to conquer, only friendly animals... more...

  • Digital Shiftby Jeff Scheible

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Emoticons matter. Equal signs do, too. This book takes them seriously and shows how and why they matter. Digital Shift explores the increasingly ubiquitous presence of punctuation and typographical marks in our lives?using them as reading lenses to consider a broad range of textual objects and practices across the digital age. Jeff Scheible argues... more...