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Civil Rights ChildhoodPicturing Liberation in African American Photobooks

Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks

Katharine Capshaw

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816694044
eISBN:
9781452948294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694044.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Civil Rights Childhood shifts critical attention towards the qualities in black children's lives that received photographic attention during their day but that have faded from memory of the civil ... More

Creating the WitnessDocumenting Genocide on Film, Video, and the Internet

Creating the Witness: Documenting Genocide on Film, Video, and the Internet

Leshu Torchin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676224
eISBN:
9781452948812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676224.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Since the beginning of the conflict in 2003, more than 300,000 lives have been lost in Darfur. Players of the video game Darfur Is Dying learn this sobering fact and more as they endeavor to ensure ... More

Death Beyond DisavowalThe Impossible Politics of Difference

Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Grace Kyungwon Hong

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book utilizes “difference” as theorized by women of color feminists to analyse works of cultural production by people of color as expressing a powerful antidote to the erasures of contemporary ... More

Degraded WorkThe Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Marc Doussard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Degraded Work provides a new perspective on employment inequality and low-wage work. Jobs are not intrinsically good or bad: They are made better, or worse, by the actions of employers, employees and ... More

Driven from New OrleansHow Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

John Arena

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In the early 1980s the tenant leaders of New Orleans St. Thomas public housing development and their community activist allies were militant, uncompromising defenders of the city’s public housing ... More

Elusive JannahThe Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity

Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity

Cawo M. Abdi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697380
eISBN:
9781452952376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697380.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The focus of this book is the factors—local and global, factual and fictional, political and historical—that shape Somali migration experiences in consequential ways. Comparing Somali settlement in ... More

Fighting for PeaceVeterans and Military Families in the Anti-Iraq War Movement

Fighting for Peace: Veterans and Military Families in the Anti-Iraq War Movement

Lisa Leitz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680450
eISBN:
9781452948522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680450.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book offers a window into an intriguing and previously unexamined segment of the anti-Iraq War movement comprised of veterans and military families. The book documents important political and ... More

Fires on the BorderThe Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera

Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera

Rosemary Hennessy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647583
eISBN:
9781452948454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647583.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The history of the maquiladoras has been punctuated by workers’ organized resistance to abysmal working and living conditions. Over years of involvement in such movements, this book’s author was ... More

For the Children?Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Erica R. Meiners

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

For the Children argues that the child is a critical figure to the understanding of the struggle to dismantle America’s prison nation. The child--and all producing institutions including schools, ... More

Free BurmaTransnational Legal Action and Corporate Accountability

Free Burma: Transnational Legal Action and Corporate Accountability

John G. Dale

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646463
eISBN:
9781452945897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646463.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

When the military’s ruling party violently quashed Burma’s pro-democracy movement, diplomatic condemnation quickly followed—to little effect. But when Burma’s activists began linking the movement to ... More

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