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First Strike
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

First Strike

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-10-04
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  • Publisher: Unknown

California is a state of immense contradictions. Home to colossal wealth and long portrayed as a bastion of opportunity, it also has one of the largest prison populations in the United States and consistently ranks on the bottom of education indexes. Taking a unique, multifaceted insider's perspective, First Strike delves into the root causes of its ever-expansive prison system and disastrous educational policy. Recentering analysis of Black masculinity beyond public rhetoric, First Strike critiques the trope of the "school-to-prison pipeline" and instead explores the realm of public school as a form of "enclosure" that has influenced the schooling (and denial of schooling) and imprisonment ...

Ambient Media
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 245

Ambient Media

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Introduction: reading the air -- Background music of the avant-garde: the quiet boom of Erik Satie -- The sound of embodied security: imaginary landscapes of ambient music -- Moving with the rhythms of the city: ambient video attunements -- Soft fascinations in shallow depth: compositing ambient space -- Subtractivism: low-affect living with ambient cinema -- Healing style: ambient literature and the aesthetics of calm -- Conclusion

The Modernist Corpse
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

The Modernist Corpse

An unconventional take on the corpse challenges traditional conceptions of who—and what—counts as human, while offering bold insights into the modernist project Too often regarded as the macabre endpoint of life, the corpse is rarely discussed and largely kept out of the public eye. In The Modernist Corpse, Erin E. Edwards unearths the critically important but previously buried life of the corpse, which occupies a unique place between biology and technology, the living and the dead. Exploring the posthumous as the posthuman, Edwards argues that the corpse is central to understanding relations between the human and its “others,” including the animal, the machine, and the thing. From p...

Modernism's Visible Hand
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 280

Modernism's Visible Hand

A groundbreaking history of the confluence of regulatory thinking and building design in the United States What is the origin of “room temperature”? When did food become considered fresh or not fresh? Why do we think management makes things more efficient? The answers to these questions share a history with architecture and regulation at the turn of the twentieth century. This pioneering technological and architectural history of environmental control systems during the Gilded Age begins with the premise that regulation—of temperature, the economy, even the freshness of food—can be found in the guts of buildings. From cold storage and scientific laboratories to factories, these infra...

Vikings in the Attic
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

Vikings in the Attic

Growing up with Swedish and Norwegian grandparents with a dash of Danish thrown in for balance, Eric Dregni thought Scandinavians were perfectly normal. Who doesn’t enjoy a good, healthy salad (Jell-O packed with canned fruit, colored marshmallows, and pretzels) or perhaps some cod soaked in drain cleaner as the highlights of Christmas? Only later did it dawn on him that perhaps this was just a little strange, but by then it was far too late: he was hooked and a dyed-in-the-wool Scandinavian himself. But what does it actually mean to grow up Scandinavian-American or to live with these Norwegians, Swedes, Finns, Danes, and Icelanders among us? In Vikings in the Attic, Dregni tracks down and...

Red Scare
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Red Scare

Red Scare was first published in 1955. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Few periods in American history have been so dramatic, so fraught with mystery, or so bristling with fear and hysteria as were the days of the great Red Scare that followed World War I. For sheer excitement, it would be difficult to find a more absorbing tale than the one told here. The famous Palmer raids of that era are still remembered as one of the most fantastic miscarriages of justice ever perpetrated upon the nation. The violent labor strife still makes those...

Self, Identity, and Social Movements
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 370

Self, Identity, and Social Movements

Bridging psychology and sociology, this volume demonstrates the importance of self, identity, and self-esteem in analyzing and understanding social movements. The scholars gathered here provide a cohesive picture of how self and identity bear on social movement recruitment, activism, and maintenance. The result is a timely contribution to the social movements literature and to a greater understanding of the social and psychological forces at work within them.

Orientalists, Propagandists, and Ilustrados
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 277

Orientalists, Propagandists, and Ilustrados

A study of Filipino intellectuals that reevaluates the political uses of colonial Orientalism and anthropology

Computers, Surveillance, and Privacy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 285

Computers, Surveillance, and Privacy

Computers, Surveillance, and Privacy was first published in 1996. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. From computer networks to grocery store checkout scanners, it is easier and easier for governments, employers, advertisers, and individuals to gather detailed and sophisticated information about each of us. In this important new collection, the authors question the impact of these new technologies of surveillance on our privacy and our culture. Although surveillance-literally some people "watching over" others-is as old as social relations...

Enduring Images
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

Enduring Images

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-10-16
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  • Publisher: Unknown

An integrated look at the political films of the 1960s and '70s and how the New Left transformed cinema A timely reassessment of political film culture in the 1960s and '70s, Enduring Images examines international cinematic movements of the New Left in light of sweeping cultural and economic changes of that era. Looking at new forms of cinematic resistance--including detailed readings of particular films, collectives, and movements--Morgan Adamson makes a case for cinema's centrality to the global New Left. Enduring Images details how student, labor, anti-imperialist, Black Power, and second-wave feminist movements broke with auteur cinema and sought to forge local and international solidari...