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Minnesota Scholarship Online launched today!

August 21, 2015

Minnestoa Scholarship Online

Minnesota Scholarship Online (MNSO) has launched today! Bringing hundreds of fascinating works of scholarship onto the University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO), MNSO has also added two completely new subjects to the platform – ‘Art’ and ‘Architecture’. This means that the University of Minnesota Press is the nineteenth partner to be part of UPSO’s family of prestigious publishers, and takes the ever-expanding library to over 19,000 online titles.

Founded in 1925, the University of Minnesota Press is among the most distinctive American university presses, with an international reputation for publishing boundary-breaking and intellectually rigorous work. After building its reputation during its first fifty years on traditional scholarly books and publishing in the literary and creative arts, Minnesota redefined its program in the 1980s to become a leading publisher of ground-breaking scholarship in social and critical theory, cultural studies, race and ethnic studies, and media studies and in the process became the first university press to define its editorial program by critical methods rather than academic discipline.

MNSO makes over 300 key titles from the Press available online and in XML format for the first time. The site has added content to nineteen UPSO subjects, including Literature, Philosophy, and Sociology, as well as adding new ‘Art’ and ‘Architecture’ modules.

To celebrate the launch of Minnesota Scholarship Online, we’ve made a selection of chapters from some of the press's key titles free and available for one month:

The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos

Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture

Gameplay Mode: War, Simulation, and Technoculture

Alien Phenomenology, or What It's Like to Be a Thing

Transnational LGBT Activism: Working for Sexual Rights Worldwide

The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami






 All these titles, and many more, are just a click away. Start browsing Minnesota Scholarship Online today, and recommend MNSO to your librarian to get access to the site.