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How to Do Things With Videogames

How to Do Things With Videogames

Ian Bogost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676460
eISBN:
9781452947617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676460.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In recent years, computer games have moved from the margins of popular culture to its center. Reviews of new games and profiles of game designers now regularly appear in the New York Times and the ... More

How To Talk About Videogames

How To Talk About Videogames

Ian Bogost

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816699117
eISBN:
9781452952406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699117.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

More than half a century later, it’s still not clear what place videogames have in culture. Some would celebrate them as heir apparent to cinema’s throne, the art-form of the twenty-first century. ... More

Human ProgrammingBrainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom

Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom

Scott Selisker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699872
eISBN:
9781452955285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699872.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Human Programming is a cultural history of the idea of the programmable mind in U.S. culture. It argues that literary, cinematic, and rhetorical figurations of the programmed mind have shaped ... More

I Must Not Think Bad ThoughtsDrive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Mark Dery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Exploring the darkest corners of the national psyche and the nethermost regions of the self—the gothic, the grotesque, and the carnivalesque—this book aims to make sense of the cultural dynamics of ... More

The Idea of HaitiRethinking Crisis and Development

The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development

Millery Polyné (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681310
eISBN:
9781452948638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681310.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The Idea of Haiti critically examines the politics of Haiti’s past—its “facts and fables”—and how these narratives illuminate our understanding of the domestic and transnational structures in place ... More

Indifference to DifferenceOn Queer Universalism

Indifference to Difference: On Queer Universalism

Madhavi Menon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695904
eISBN:
9781452953656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695904.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Indifference to Difference organises itself around Alain Badiou’s suggestion that in the face of increasing claims of identitarian specificity, one might consider the politics and ethics of being ... More

Into the Universe of Technical Images

Into the Universe of Technical Images

Vilém Flusser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670208
eISBN:
9781452947235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670208.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Poised between hope and despair for a humanity facing an urgent communications crisis, this book forecasts either the first truly human, infinitely creative society in history or a society of ... More

Land of 10,000 LovesA History of Queer Minnesota

Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota

Stewart Van Cleve

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676453
eISBN:
9781452948935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676453.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

For too long, LGBTQ communities—including Minnesota’s—have been maligned, misrepresented, and often outright ignored. Myths regarding the queer experience have grown and become embedded in local and ... 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

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