A Quadrant Book
The University of Minnesota Press in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota was awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch Quadrant, a program that promotes interdisciplinary research and publication. Quadrant marks the beginning of a new model for publisher–university collaboration: designed to bring scholars in the humanities and social sciences into dialogue with those in the sciences and professional schools, this joint initiative enhances academic relationships across campus and effectively addresses current concerns about the distance of university presses from the goals and priorities of their parent institutions. Quadrant’s four groups focus on emerging areas of groundbreaking interdisciplinary scholarship: Design, Architecture, and Culture; Environment, Culture, and Sustainability; Global Cultures; and Health and Society. For more information, visit the Quadrant website at http://quadrant.umn.edu.
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Books in this Series
Improper Names Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous The first comprehensive analysis of the shared pseudonym, a collective strategy to build symbolic power that challenges established forms of political and aesthetic representation
Bamako Sounds The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music A rich ethnography of contemporary urban life in Mali and its world-renowned yet little understood popular music culture
The Tourist State Performing Leisure, Liberalism, and Race in New Zealand Examining the role of performance in state-making
Swamplife People, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades Alligator hunters, mangroves, and the (mis)adventures of the Ashley Gang in the Florida Everglades
Brand Aid Shopping Well to Save the World A critical account of the rise of celebrity-driven “compassionate consumption”
Rebirth of the Clinic Places and Agents in Contemporary Health Care Analyzing the medical clinic after neoliberalism
Removing Mountains Extracting Nature and Identity in the Appalachian Coalfields Coal country lives in southern West Virginia
Last Project Standing Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago How the aftermath of public housing became an education in the rights and duties of belonging to the city
More Than Shelter Activism and Community in San Francisco Public Housing Public housing projects in San Francisco reveal the power of community action
Hot Spotter’s Report Military Fables of Toxic Waste How biopolitical militarism in the U.S. obscures the domestic remains of war
Seizing Jerusalem The Architectures of Unilateral Unification The first architectural history of post-1967 Jerusalem, revealing the ways architectural modernism and Zionism have intertwined to imagine and reshape the city
Zoo Renewal White Flight and the Animal Ghetto Race, urban life, and the postwar revitalization of American zoos
Made to Hear Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children The social consequences of the medicalization of deafness, as seen in the experiences of parents and professionals working with cochlear implants
Fiery Cinema The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915–1945 Examines media spectatorship and affect through the unique case of modern China
The Nature of the Path Reading a West African Road Sometimes a road is more than just a road
The Slumbering Masses Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life An eye-opening look at why a “good night’s sleep” might be anything but
Lifeblood Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital Using oil to retell twentieth-century American political history
Building a House in Heaven Pious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt The merging of religion, capitalism, and politics in Islamic charities in Egypt
Spectacular Mexico Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics How Mexico used modern design to announce its arrival on the world stage
HIV Exceptionalism Development through Disease in Sierra Leone Have HIV/AIDS-focused development programs ignored wider health crises in Africa?
Landscape of Discontent Urban Sustainability in Immigrant Paris Understanding the interplay of urban green politics and neighborhood activism
The Interface IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945–1976 How a cast of superstars at IBM altered the face of corporate culture and design in America
Restaurant Republic The Rise of Public Dining in Boston From plain food to luxury dining— the rise of eating out in the early Republic
The Folklore of the Freeway Race and Revolt in the Modernist City How urban minority communities devastated by the construction of the interstate highway reclaimed their place through cultural expression
Life, Emergent The Social in the Afterlives of Violence Understanding biopolitics anew, through life and not death, in the aftermath of mass violence
Roy Christopher: Pseudonymity, Anonymity, and Obfuscation Nov 18, 2015 Review of Improper Names by Marco Deseriis.
'Bamako Sounds is undoubtedly the most intelligent book I’ve read about contemporary Bamako in general, and its music scene in particular.' Sep 14, 2015 Bridges from Bamako blog reviews Ryan Skinner's book.
Ethnomusicology Review: Afropolitanism à la malienne (Afropolitanism in Mali) Jun 22, 2015 By Ryan Skinner, author of BAMAKO SOUNDS.
CultureLab: Life in the tangled Everglades Jul 01, 2011 CultureLab (New Scientist) reviews Laura Ogden's SWAMPLIFE.
Boston Review: Brand Aid Nov 16, 2011 Lisa Richey and Stefano Ponte, authors of BRAND AID, write for the Boston Review as part of its Citizen Consumer forum.