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Couture and ConsensusFashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina

Couture and Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina

Regina A. Root

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647934
eISBN:
9781452945965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647934.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Following Argentina’s revolution in 1810, the dress of young patriots inspired a nation and distanced its politics from the relics of Spanish colonialism. Fashion writing often escaped the notice of ... More

Crossing through ChuecaLesbian Literary Culture in Queer Madrid

Crossing through Chueca: Lesbian Literary Culture in Queer Madrid

Jill Robbins

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669899
eISBN:
9781452946955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669899.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In the past two decades the city of Madrid has been marked by pride, feminism, and globalization—but also by the vestiges of the machismo nurtured during the long years of the Franco dictatorship. ... More

Dead MatterThe Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Margaret Schwartz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694334
eISBN:
9781452953588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694334.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

An Iconography of the Flesh theorizes the relationship between the body and the image by looking at the corpse as a special instance of a body that is both thing and representation. Unlike ... 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

Digital Memory and the Archive

Digital Memory and the Archive

Wolfgang Ernst

Jussi Parikka (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677665
eISBN:
9781452948065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677665.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In Ernst’s media theory, archaeology becomes archivological analysis that refuses to stay on the interface level. Instead, it reveals the technological conditions of our contemporary techniques of ... More

Digital ShiftThe Cultural Logic of Punctuation

Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation

Jeff Scheible

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695737
eISBN:
9781452950860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695737.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

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 ... More

The Divided WorldHuman Rights and Its Violence

The Divided World: Human Rights and Its Violence

Randall Williams

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665419
eISBN:
9781452946290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665419.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Taking a critical view of a venerated international principle, this book shows how the concept of human rights—often taken for granted as a force for good in the world—corresponds directly with U.S. ... More

Does Writing Have a Future?

Does Writing Have a Future?

Vilém Flusser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670222
eISBN:
9781452947228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670222.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book asks what will happen to thought and communication as written communication gives way, inevitably, to digital expression. In the introduction, it proposes that writing does not, in fact, ... More

Eating FireMy Life as a Lesbian Avenger

Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger

Kelly Cogswell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691159
eISBN:
9781452949468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691159.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

EATING FIRE: MY LIFE AS A LESBIAN AVENGER is an activist’s memoir spanning two decades from the Culture Wars of the ‘90’s through today’s War on Terror. Engaging the reader with a picaresque activist ... More

The Erotics of SovereigntyQueer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination

The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination

Mark Rifkin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677825
eISBN:
9781452948041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677825.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

In 1970 the Nixon administration inaugurated a new era in federal Indian policy. No more would the U.S. government seek to deny and displace Native peoples or dismantle Native governments; from now ... More

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