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Postcolonial AutomobilityCar Culture in West Africa

Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Postcolonial Automobility discusses how the automobile, with its promise of autonomous, unfettered mobility is a paradigmatic object through which one can assess the pleasures, dangers, and limits of ... More

Writing Human RightsThe Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color

Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color

Crystal Parikh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780816697069
eISBN:
9781452957678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697069.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Human rights are usually understood to be that which Americans deliver unto others elsewhere, with little direct meaning for U.S. legal discourse, domestic political struggle, or American literary ... More

Lewd LooksAmerican Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s

Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s

Elena Gorfinkel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900175
eISBN:
9781452957708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900175.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation’s Cinema Scenes of Looking examines the efflorescence of American sexploitation films in the United States in the years between 1960 and 1972. Approximately ... More

BioaestheticsMaking Sense of Life in Science and the Arts

Bioaesthetics: Making Sense of Life in Science and the Arts

Carsten Strathausen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900755
eISBN:
9781452957715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900755.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Bio-Aesthetics. A Critique examines the rising influence of evolutionary theory across academic disciplines today. Empowered by neo-Darwinian theory and recent advances in neuroscientific research, ... More

Ready Player TwoWomen Gamers and Designed Identity

Ready Player Two: Women Gamers and Designed Identity

Shira Chess

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900694
eISBN:
9781452957722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900694.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Since the mid-2000s, an increasing number of video games have been designed for women audiences. The market is tenuous, and has grown in spurts, but has resulted in a reality where roughly half of ... More

TranshumanismEvolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia

Transhumanism: Evolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia

Andrew Pilsch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901028
eISBN:
9781452957685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901028.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book argues that transhumanism should be taken more seriously as a Utopian force in the present. Combatting the widespread idea that transhumanism is a naive and dangerous reframing of the most ... More

Inheriting PossibilitySocial Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Inheriting Possibility is concerned with the ways we have come to understand and produce knowledge about the reproduction of power relations and how those understandings have rested on a premise that ... More

The Microbial StateGlobal Thriving and the Body Politic

The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic

Stefanie R. Fishel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900137
eISBN:
9781452957692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900137.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

For three centuries the rational and disembodied state has been animated by one of the most powerful metaphors in politics: the body-politic, a claustrophobic and bounded image of the collective, the ... More

Creaturely LoveHow Desire Makes Us More and Less Than Human

Creaturely Love: How Desire Makes Us More and Less Than Human

Dominic Pettman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901219
eISBN:
9781452957647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901219.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Creaturely Love explores some of the ways in which desire makes us both more, and less, human. Focusing on key figures in modern philosophy, art, and literature—Nietzsche, Salomé, Rilke, Balthus, ... More

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

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