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FreegansDiving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America

Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America

Alex V. Barnard

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698110
eISBN:
9781452954295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698110.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book explores how 40% of America’s food supply is thrown out—uneaten—through the lens of one group of activists, “freegans,” in New York City dedicated to recovering, redistributing, and reusing ... More

From Orphan to AdopteeU.S. Empire and Genealogies of Korean Adoption

From Orphan to Adoptee: U.S. Empire and Genealogies of Korean Adoption

SooJin Pate

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683055
eISBN:
9781452948980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683055.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Since the 1950s, more than 100,000 Korean children have been adopted by predominantly white Americans; they were orphans of the Korean War, or so the story went. But begin the story earlier, as this ... More

The Future of Social Movement ResearchDynamics, Mechanisms, and Processes

The Future of Social Movement Research: Dynamics, Mechanisms, and Processes

Jacquelien van Stekelenburg, Conny Roggeband, and Bert Klandermans (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816686513
eISBN:
9781452948928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816686513.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Have the dynamics of contention changed? This is the question that was asked to the social movement scholars who contributed to this volume. The easy answer to the question is “we don’t know, as we ... More

Gay Rights at the Ballot Box

Gay Rights at the Ballot Box

Amy L. Stone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675470
eISBN:
9781452947464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675470.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The passage of the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 in California in 2008 stunned gay rights activists across the country. Although facing a well-funded campaign in support of the ballot measure, LGBT ... More

Hobos, Hustlers, and BackslidersHomeless in San Francisco

Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco

Teresa Gowan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648696
eISBN:
9781452946351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648696.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

When homelessness reemerged in American cities during the 1980s at levels not seen since the Great Depression, it initially provoked shock and outrage. Within a few years, however, what had been ... More

Identity ComplexMaking the Case for Multiplicity

Identity Complex: Making the Case for Multiplicity

Michael Hames-García

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649853
eISBN:
9781452946016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649853.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In seemingly exhaustive arguments about identity as a category of analysis, we have made a critical error—one that this book sets out to correct in this revisionary look at the making and meaning of ... More

If Memory ServesGay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past

If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past

Christopher Castiglia and Christopher Reed

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676101
eISBN:
9781452947624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676101.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The AIDS epidemic soured the memory of the sexual revolution and gay liberation of the 1970s, and prominent politicians, commentators, and academics instructed gay men to forget the sexual cultures ... More

Imperfect UnionsStaging Miscegenation in U.S. Drama and Fiction

Imperfect Unions: Staging Miscegenation in U.S. Drama and Fiction

Diana Rebekkah Paulin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670987
eISBN:
9781452947204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670987.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book examines the vital role that nineteenth- and twentieth-century dramatic and literary enactments played in the constitution and consolidation of race in the United States. The text ... More

Improper NamesCollective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous

Improper Names: Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous

Marco Deseriis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694860
eISBN:
9781452952413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694860.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book offers a genealogy and theory of the improper name—defined as the adoption of the same pseudonym by organized collectives, affinity groups and individual authors. Improper Names focuses on ... More

Inhuman CitizenshipTraumatic Enjoyment and Asian American Literature

Inhuman Citizenship: Traumatic Enjoyment and Asian American Literature

Juliana Chang

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674435
eISBN:
9781452947020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674435.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book claims that literary representations of Asian American domesticity may be understood as symptoms of America’s relationship to its national fantasies and to the “jouissance”—a Lacanian term ... More

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