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The Capacity ContractIntellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship

The Capacity Contract: Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship

Stacy Clifford Simplican

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693979
eISBN:
9781452950839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693979.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the first sustained examination of disability through the lens of political theory, The Capacity Contract shows how the exclusion of disabled people has shaped democratic politics. Stacy Clifford ... More

Cape Town after ApartheidCrime and Governance in the Divided City

Cape Town after Apartheid: Crime and Governance in the Divided City

Tony Roshan Samara

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670000
eISBN:
9781452947044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670000.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Nearly two decades after the dismantling of apartheid in South Africa, how different does the nation look? In Cape Town, is hardening inequality under conditions of neoliberal globalization actually ... More

Capital FictionsThe Literature of Latin America's Export Age

Capital Fictions: The Literature of Latin America's Export Age

Ericka Beckman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679195
eISBN:
9781452948317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679195.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Between 1870 and 1930, Latin American countries were incorporated into global capitalist networks like never before, mainly as exporters of raw materials and importers of manufactured goods. During ... More

Celebrating BirdThe Triumph of Charlie Parker

Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

Gary Giddins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690411
eISBN:
9781452949536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690411.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Within days of Charlie “Bird” Parker’s death at the age of thirty-four, a scrawled legend began appearing on walls around New York City: Bird Lives. Gone was one of the most outstanding jazz ... More

Celebrity and PowerFame in Contemporary Culture

Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture

P. David Marshall

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695621
eISBN:
9781452949680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695621.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, celebrities represent not only the embodiment of success but also the ultimate construction of false value. This book questions the impulse to become ... More

The Changs Next Door to the DíazesRemapping Race in Suburban California

The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California

Wendy Cheng

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679812
eISBN:
9781452948829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679812.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The book examines how the everyday experiences of residents of a multiracial, “majority-minority,” suburban area in Southern California shape distinctive notions of race, privilege, and belonging. At ... More

Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Erica R. Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675456
eISBN:
9781452947488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675456.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Social and political change is impossible in the absence of gifted male charismatic leadership—this is the fiction that shaped African American culture throughout the twentieth century. If we ... More

Chicago Hustle and FlowGangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class

Chicago Hustle and Flow: Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class

Geoff Harkness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692286
eISBN:
9781452949598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692286.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

On September 4, 2012, Joseph Coleman, an eighteen-year-old aspiring gangsta rapper, was gunned down in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Police immediately began investigating the connections ... More

The Child to ComeLife After the Human Catastrophe

The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe

Rebekah Sheldon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689873
eISBN:
9781452955186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Child to Come reads American culture from the 1960s to the present as a period in which the anxious apprehension of nonhuman vitality has sought alleviation in the figure of the child. Yet the ... More

Choices Women MakeAgency in Domestic Violence, Assisted Reproduction, and Sex Work

Choices Women Make: Agency in Domestic Violence, Assisted Reproduction, and Sex Work

Carisa R. Showden

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816655953
eISBN:
9781452946092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816655953.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Women’s agency: Is it a matter of an individual’s capacity for autonomy? Or of the social conditions that facilitate freedom? Combining theoretical and empirical perspectives, this book investigates ... More

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