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The Urban ApparatusMediapolitics and the City

The Urban Apparatus: Mediapolitics and the City

Reinhold Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781517901189
eISBN:
9781452955391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901189.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Urban Apparatus analyzes urbanization and the contemporary city in aesthetic, socioeconomic, and mediapolitical terms. Its main argument is that understanding the city as infrastructure (i.e. ... More

Predator EmpireDrone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance

Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance

Ian G. R. Shaw

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694730
eISBN:
9781452955339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694730.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book explores the rise of the Predator Empire, the name for the contemporary “dronified” U.S. national security state. Moving from the Vietnam War to the “war on terror,” it investigates how ... 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

Living CargoHow Black Britain Performs Its Past

Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Steven Blevins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697144
eISBN:
9781452955315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Living Cargo offers a wide-ranging study of contemporary literatures, films, visual arts and performances by writers and artists who live and work in the UK but who also maintain strong ties to ... More

Holidays in the Danger ZoneEntanglements of War and Tourism

Holidays in the Danger Zone: Entanglements of War and Tourism

Debbie Lisle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816698554
eISBN:
9781452955278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698554.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Holidays in the Danger Zone traces the usually overlooked connections between warfare and tourism. It shows how a tourist sensibility shapes the behaviour of soldiers in war – especially the ... More

ExposedEnvironmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Stacy Alaimo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Exposed argues for a material feminist posthumanism that departs from the predominant modes of humanist transcendence in theory, science, consumerism, and popular culture. Featuring three sections, ... More

Cinema's Bodily IllusionsFlying, Floating, and Hallucinating

Cinema's Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating

Scott C. Richmond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816690961
eISBN:
9781452955193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690961.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Before it is a technology for representation, the cinema is a technology for the modulation of its viewers’ perception. Cinema’s Bodily Illusions offers a theory of the cinema as a proprioceptive ... More

Brown ThreatIdentification in the Security State

Brown Threat: Identification in the Security State

Kumarini Silva

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781517900021
eISBN:
9781452955179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900021.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Brown Threat makes a critical intervention in U.S based race studies. The book positions a category of ‘brown’ identification (along side identity) as a form of organizing race and racialized ... More

Beautiful WastelandThe Rise of Detroit As America's Postindustrial Frontier

Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit As America's Postindustrial Frontier

Rebecca J. Kinney

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697564
eISBN:
9781452955162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697564.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Beautiful Wasteland critically examines the racial logics embedded in the contemporary stories of Detroit that flow through popular culture, from Internet forums, photography, films, advertising, to ... More

Foucault in IranIslamic Revolution After the Enlightenment

Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution After the Enlightenment

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699483
eISBN:
9781452955254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699483.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book advances a novel reading of Foucault’s writings on the Iranian revolution and further shows how his encounter with the revolution informs his later lectures on ethics, spirituality, and ... More

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