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Beginning to See the LightSex, Hope, and Rock-and-Roll

Beginning to See the Light: Sex, Hope, and Rock-and-Roll

Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680788
eISBN:
9781452948997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Written by New Yorker’s inimitable first pop music critic, this book presents the perspective of a radical and rational political realm, to look at rock-and-roll, sexuality, and above all, freedom. ... More

Debt to SocietyAccounting for Life under Capitalism

Debt to Society: Accounting for Life under Capitalism

Miranda Joseph

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687411
eISBN:
9781452949109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687411.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

It is commonplace to say that criminals pay their debt to society by spending time in prison, but what is a “debt to society?” How is crime understood as a debt? How has time become the equivalent ... More

European OthersQueering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe

European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe

Fatima El-Tayeb

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670154
eISBN:
9781452947242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670154.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book offers an interrogation into the position of racialized communities in the European Union, arguing that the tension between a growing nonwhite, non-Christian population and insistent ... More

Fashioning the Nineteenth CenturyHabits of Being 3

Fashioning the Nineteenth Century: Habits of Being 3

Cristina Giorcelli and Paula Rabinowitz (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687466
eISBN:
9781452948683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687466.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This volume is dedicated to clothes and accessories donned in the 19th century in Europe and in the US. This volume also addresses the question of fashion as it became known and practiced by most ... More

Life SupportBiocapital and the New History of Outsourced Labor

Life Support: Biocapital and the New History of Outsourced Labor

Kalindi Vora

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693948
eISBN:
9781452950570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693948.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

From call centers, overseas domestic labor, and customer care to human organ selling, gestational surrogacy, and knowledge work, such as software programming, life itself is channeled across the ... More

Life, EmergentThe Social in the Afterlives of Violence

Life, Emergent: The Social in the Afterlives of Violence

Yasmeen Arif

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781517900540
eISBN:
9781452955308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900540.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Life, Emergent advocates for an affirmative life-politic that places the social squarely in the ‘meaning of life’, animating contemporary theory and practice on life in unexplored terrains. It ... More

No More Nice GirlsCountercultural Essays

No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book addresses democracy as: “a commitment to individual freedom and egalitarian self-government in every area of social, economic, and cultural life.” The text confronts the conservative ... More

Physics of BlacknessBeyond the Middle Passage Epistemology

Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology

Michelle M. Wright

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816687268
eISBN:
9781452950624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687268.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

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: ... More

The Tropics Bite BackCulinary Coups in Caribbean Literature

The Tropics Bite Back: Culinary Coups in Caribbean Literature

Valérie Loichot

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679836
eISBN:
9781452948171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679836.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Loichot traces the evolution of the Caribbean response to the colonial gaze, or rather, colonial mouth, from the late 19th century to the inception of the 21st. The ubiquitous presence of food and ... More

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