Geography Sale: Urban Studies

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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS: 40% OFF BOOKS

All books below are 40% off using code MN88740. Code expires May 1, 2022.

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ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN    //    GLOBALIZATION AND COMMUNITY SERIES

BACK TO ALL BOOKS ON SALE

Showroom City: Real Estate and Resistance in the Furniture Capital of the World Showroom City Real Estate and Resistance in the Furniture Capital of the World John Joe Schlichtman 2022 Spring
A unique and engaging account of local urban decision-making within the globalizing world
Justice at Work: The Rise of Economic and Racial Justice Coalitions in Cities Justice at Work The Rise of Economic and Racial Justice Coalitions in Cities Marc Doussard and Greg Schrock 2022 Spring
A pathbreaking look at how progressive policy change for economic justice has swept U.S. cities
Spent behind the Wheel: Drivers' Labor in the Uber Economy Spent behind the Wheel Drivers' Labor in the Uber Economy Julietta Hua and Kasturi Ray 2021 Fall
Exploring professional passenger driving and the gig economy through feminist theories of labor
Building on Borrowed Time: Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang Building on Borrowed Time Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang Lukas Ley 2021 Fall
A timely ethnography of how Indonesia’s coastal dwellers inhabit the “chronic present” of a slow-motion natural disaster
Settler Colonial City: Racism and Inequity in Postwar Minneapolis Settler Colonial City Racism and Inequity in Postwar Minneapolis David Hugill 2021 Fall
Revealing the enduring link between settler colonization and the making of modern Minneapolis
Practicing Cooperation: Mutual Aid beyond Capitalism Practicing Cooperation Mutual Aid beyond Capitalism Andrew Zitcer 2021 Fall
A powerful new understanding of cooperation as an antidote to alienation and inequality
Private Metropolis: The Eclipse of Local Democratic Governance Private Metropolis The Eclipse of Local Democratic Governance Dennis R. Judd, Evan McKenzie and Alba Alexander, Editors 2021 Spring
Examines the complex ecology of quasi-public and privatized institutions that mobilize and administer many of the political, administrative, and fiscal resources of today’s metropolitan regions
The End of the Village: Planning the Urbanization of Rural China The End of the Village Planning the Urbanization of Rural China Nick R. Smith 2021 Spring
How China’s expansive new era of urbanization threatens to undermine the foundations of rural life
The Speculative City: Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles The Speculative City Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles Susanna Phillips Newbury 2021 Spring
A forensic examination of the mutual relationship between art and real estate in a transforming Los Angeles
The Migrant’s Paradox: Street Livelihoods and Marginal Citizenship in Britain The Migrant’s Paradox Street Livelihoods and Marginal Citizenship in Britain Suzanne M. Hall 2021 Spring
Connects global migration with urban marginalization, exploring how “race” maps onto place across the globe, state, and street
The Radical Bookstore: Counterspace for Social Movements The Radical Bookstore Counterspace for Social Movements Kimberley Kinder 2021 Spring
Examines how radical bookstores and similar spaces serve as launching pads for social movements
Nuclear Suburbs: Cold War Technoscience and the Pittsburgh Renaissance Nuclear Suburbs Cold War Technoscience and the Pittsburgh Renaissance Patrick Vitale 2021 Spring
From submarines to the suburbs—the remaking of Pittsburgh during the Cold War
Design, Control, Predict: Logistical Governance in the Smart City Design, Control, Predict Logistical Governance in the Smart City Aaron Shapiro 2020 Fall
An in-depth look at life in the “smart” city
The Invention of Public Space: Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York The Invention of Public Space Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York Mariana Mogilevich 2020 Spring
The interplay of psychology, design, and politics in experiments with urban open space
Chasing World-Class Urbanism: Global Policy versus Everyday Survival in Buenos Aires Chasing World-Class Urbanism Global Policy versus Everyday Survival in Buenos Aires Jacob Lederman 2020 Fall
Questions increasingly dominant urban planning orthodoxies and whether they truly serve everyday city dwellers
Modern Housing Modern Housing Catherine Bauer 2020 Spring
The original guide on modern housing from the premier expert and activist in the public housing movement
Digitize and Punish: Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age Digitize and Punish Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age Brian Jefferson 2020 Spring
Tracing the rise of digital computing in policing and punishment and its harmful impact on criminalized communities of color
Urbanism without Guarantees: The Everyday Life of a Gentrifying West Side Neighborhood Urbanism without Guarantees The Everyday Life of a Gentrifying West Side Neighborhood Christian M. Anderson 2020 Spring
A unique more-than-capitalist take on urban dynamics
Cyclescapes of the Unequal City: Bicycle Infrastructure and Uneven Development Cyclescapes of the Unequal City Bicycle Infrastructure and Uneven Development John G. Stehlin 2019 Spring
A critical look at the political economy of urban bicycle infrastructure in the United States
Everyday Equalities: Making Multicultures in Settler Colonial Cities Everyday Equalities Making Multicultures in Settler Colonial Cities Ruth Fincher, Kurt Iveson, Helga Leitner and Valerie Preston 2019 Fall
A timely new look at coexisting without assimilating in multicultural cities
The Decorated Tenement: How Immigrant Builders and Architects Transformed the Slum in the Gilded Age The Decorated Tenement How Immigrant Builders and Architects Transformed the Slum in the Gilded Age Zachary J. Violette 2019 Spring
A reexamination of working-class architecture in late nineteenth-century urban America
The Rent of Form: Architecture and Labor in the Digital Age The Rent of Form Architecture and Labor in the Digital Age Pedro Fiori Arantes 2018 Fall
A critique of prominent architects’ approach to digitally driven design and labor practices over the past two decades
Constructing Imperial Berlin: Photography and the Metropolis Constructing Imperial Berlin Photography and the Metropolis Miriam Paeslack 2018 Fall
How photography and a modernizing Berlin informed an urban image—and one another—in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Modernism’s Visible Hand: Architecture and Regulation in America Modernism’s Visible Hand Architecture and Regulation in America Michael Osman 2018 Spring
A groundbreaking history of the confluence of regulatory thinking and building design in the United States
Renew Orleans?: Globalized Development and Worker Resistance after Katrina Renew Orleans? Globalized Development and Worker Resistance after Katrina Aaron Schneider 2018 Spring
Urban development after disaster, the fading of black political clout, and the onset of gentrification
Globalized Authoritarianism: Megaprojects, Slums, and Class Relations in Urban Morocco Globalized Authoritarianism Megaprojects, Slums, and Class Relations in Urban Morocco Koenraad Bogaert 2018 Spring
A rich investigation into Morocco’s urban politics
Carving Out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C. Carving Out the Commons Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C. Amanda Huron 2018 Spring
An investigation of the practice of “commoning” in urban housing and its necessity for challenging economic injustice in our rapidly gentrifying cities
The Anti-Black City: Police Terror and Black Urban Life in Brazil The Anti-Black City Police Terror and Black Urban Life in Brazil Jaime Amparo Alves 2018 Spring
An important new ethnographic study of São Paulo’s favelas reveals the widespread use of race-based police repression in Brazil
Historic Capital: Preservation, Race, and Real Estate in Washington, D.C. Historic Capital Preservation, Race, and Real Estate in Washington, D.C. Cameron Logan 2017 Fall
A chronicle of historic preservation’s profound impact on Washington, D.C., highlighting the major changes urban revitalization has made on American cities
Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media Code and Clay, Data and Dirt Five Thousand Years of Urban Media Shannon Mattern 2017 Fall
A breathtaking tour through thousands of years of urban life and its attendant technologies, rewriting the history of our cities
The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City The Construction of Equality Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City Jennifer Mack 2017 Fall
A compelling case study that traces the transformation of a Swedish city by an active and engaged immigrant community
Seizing Jerusalem: The Architectures of Unilateral Unification Seizing Jerusalem The Architectures of Unilateral Unification Alona Nitzan-Shiftan 2017 Spring
Reveals the ways architectural modernism and Zionism have intertwined to imagine and reshape the city
Shopping Town: Designing the City in Suburban America Shopping Town Designing the City in Suburban America Victor Gruen Anette Baldauf, Editor 2017 Spring
For the first time in English, the “father of the shopping mall” tells his life story
From Light to Dark: Daylight, Illumination, and Gloom From Light to Dark Daylight, Illumination, and Gloom Tim Edensor 2017 Spring
A fascinating and unprecedented look at how illumination and darkness shape our experiences across history and space
Marxist Thought and the City Marxist Thought and the City Henri Lefebvre 2016 Fall
For the first time in English, Lefebvre’s essential work on how Marx and Engels conceptualized the development of the city
Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit as America’s Postindustrial Frontier Beautiful Wasteland The Rise of Detroit as America’s Postindustrial Frontier Rebecca J. Kinney 2016 Fall
What is the “new Detroit” that everyone keeps talking about?
The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment The Rule of Logistics Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment Jesse LeCavalier 2016 Spring
How the world’s largest retailer is redefining architecture by organizing flows of merchandise and information across space and time
DIY Detroit: Making Do in a City without Services DIY Detroit Making Do in a City without Services Kimberley Kinder 2016 Spring
When public services fail, neighbors step in to keep a city alive
Last Project Standing: Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago Last Project Standing Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago Catherine Fennell 2015 Fall
How the aftermath of public housing became an education in the rights and duties of belonging to the city
Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment Henri Lefebvre Lukasz Stanek, Editor 2014 Spring
The relationship between bodily pleasure, space, and architecture—from one of the twentieth century’s most important urban theorists
Health Rights Are Civil Rights: Peace and Justice Activism in Los Angeles, 1963–1978 Health Rights Are Civil Rights Peace and Justice Activism in Los Angeles, 1963–1978 Jenna M. Loyd 2014 Spring
How demands for dignified medical care and healthy living conditions brought together social justice advocates
Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market Degraded Work The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market Marc Doussard 2013 Fall
Why service-sector jobs have gotten worse—and what can be done to improve pay and working conditions for low-wage workers
Everyday Environmentalism: Creating an Urban Political Ecology Everyday Environmentalism Creating an Urban Political Ecology Alex Loftus 2012 Spring
A bold rethinking of urban political ecology
Henri Lefebvre on Space: Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory Henri Lefebvre on Space Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory Łukasz Stanek 2011 Spring
Shows how Lefebvre’s theory of space developed out of direct engagement with architecture, urbanism, and urban sociology
Seeking Spatial Justice Seeking Spatial Justice Edward W. Soja 2010 Spring
An innovative new way of understanding and changing the unjust geographies in which we live
State, Space, World: Selected Essays State, Space, World Selected Essays Henri Lefebvre Edited by Neil Brenner and Stuart Elden 2009 Spring
Leading intellectual Henri Lefebvre on political and state theory
The Urban Revolution The Urban Revolution Henri Lefebvre 2003 Spring
The first English translation of Lefebvre’s groundbreaking work on the urban experience