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Dancing Indigenous Worlds: Choreographies of Relation Dancing Indigenous Worlds Choreographies of Relation Jacqueline Shea Murphy 2022 Fall
The vital role of dance in enacting the embodied experiences of Indigenous peoples
Isherwood on Writing: The Complete Lectures in California Isherwood on Writing The Complete Lectures in California Christopher Isherwood James J. Berg, Editor 2022 Fall
Isherwood’s lectures on writing and writers, now all available for the first time
The Mandorla Letters: for the hopeful The Mandorla Letters for the hopeful Nicole Mitchell Gantt 2022 Fall
Afrofuturist memoir on jazz, collaboration, and the search for collective well-being
Cosplay: The Fictional Mode of Existence Cosplay The Fictional Mode of Existence Frenchy Lunning 2022 Spring
An exploration of cosplay and its relationship with the realms of its global fandom, performance, and the modes of fictional existence
A Guerrilla Guide to Refusal A Guerrilla Guide to Refusal Andrew Culp 2022 Spring
A field guide to a nonfascist life at the end of the world as we know it
People, Practice, Power: Digital Humanities outside the Center People, Practice, Power Digital Humanities outside the Center Anne B. McGrail, Angel David Nieves and Siobhan Senier, Editors 2021 Fall
An illuminating volume of critical essays charting the diverse territory of digital humanities scholarship
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
Care Ethics in the Age of Precarity Care Ethics in the Age of Precarity Maurice Hamington and Michael Flower, Editors 2021 Fall
How care can resist the stifling force of the neoliberal paradigm
Life in Plastic: Artistic Responses to Petromodernity Life in Plastic Artistic Responses to Petromodernity Caren Irr, Editor 2021 Fall
A vital contribution to environmental humanities that explores artistic responses to the plastic age
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
Modelwork: The Material Culture of Making and Knowing Modelwork The Material Culture of Making and Knowing Martin Brückner, Sandy Isenstadt and Sarah Wasserman, Editors 2021 Fall
How making models allows us to recall what was and to discover what still might be
Therapy Tech: The Digital Transformation of Mental Healthcare Therapy Tech The Digital Transformation of Mental Healthcare Emma Bedor Hiland 2021 Fall
A pointed look at the state of tech-based mental healthcare and what we must do to change it
Profit over Privacy: How Surveillance Advertising Conquered the Internet Profit over Privacy How Surveillance Advertising Conquered the Internet Matthew Crain 2021 Fall
A deep dive into the political roots of advertising on the internet
Assuming the Ecosexual Position: The Earth as Lover Assuming the Ecosexual Position The Earth as Lover Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens 2021 Spring
The story of the artistic collaboration between the originators of the ecosex movement, their diverse communities, and the Earth
Saving Animals: Multispecies Ecologies of Rescue and Care Saving Animals Multispecies Ecologies of Rescue and Care Elan Abrell 2021 Spring
A fascinating and unprecedented ethnography of animal sanctuaries in the United States
Radical Secrecy: The Ends of Transparency in Datafied America Radical Secrecy The Ends of Transparency in Datafied America Clare Birchall 2021 Spring
Reimagining transparency and secrecy in the era of digital data
Why We Lost the Sex Wars: Sexual Freedom in the #MeToo Era Why We Lost the Sex Wars Sexual Freedom in the #MeToo Era Lorna N. Bracewell 2021 Spring
Reexamining feminist sexual politics since the 1970s—the rivalries and the remarkable alliances
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
Virtue Hoarders: The Case against the Professional Managerial Class Virtue Hoarders The Case against the Professional Managerial Class Catherine Liu 2021 Spring
A denunciation of the credentialed elite class that serves capitalism while insisting on its own progressive heroism
Breathing Race into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics Breathing Race into the Machine The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics Lundy Braun 2021 Spring
How race became embedded in a medical instrument
As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance As We Have Always Done Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance Leanne Betasamosake Simpson 2021 Spring
How to build Indigenous resistance movements that refuse the destructive thinking of settler colonialism
Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice Black Food Matters Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice Hanna Garth and Ashanté M. Reese, Editors 2020 Fall
An in-depth look at Black food and the challenges it faces today
Infrastructures of Apocalypse: American Literature and the Nuclear Complex Infrastructures of Apocalypse American Literature and the Nuclear Complex Jessica Hurley 2020 Fall
A new approach to the vast nuclear infrastructure and the apocalypses it produces, focusing on Black, queer, Indigenous, and Asian American literatures
Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition Decarcerating Disability Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition Liat Ben-Moshe 2020 Spring
This vital addition to carceral, prison, and disability studies draws important new links between deinstitutionalization and decarceration
Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement Standing with Standing Rock Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement Nick Estes and Jaskiran Dhillon, Editors 2019 Spring
Dispatches of radical political engagement from people taking a stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline
Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America 1967-1975, Thirtieth Anniversary Edition Daring to Be Bad Radical Feminism in America 1967-1975, Thirtieth Anniversary Edition 2019 Fall
An award-winning and canonical history of radical feminism, whose activist heat and intellectual audacity powered second-wave feminism—30th anniversary edition
Beyond Education: Radical Studying for Another World Beyond Education Radical Studying for Another World Eli Meyerhoff 2019 Fall
A bold call to deromanticize education and reframe universities as terrains of struggle between alternative modes of studying and world-making
Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity Producers, Parasites, Patriots Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity Daniel Martinez HoSang and Joseph E. Lowndes 2019 Spring
The shifting meaning of race and class in the age of Trump
The Art of Protest: Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Present, Second Edition The Art of Protest Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Present, Second Edition T. V. Reed 2019 Spring
A second edition of the classic introduction to arts in social movements, fully updated and now including Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, and new digital and social media forms of cultural resistance
A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None Kathryn Yusoff 2019 Spring
Rewriting the “origin stories” of the Anthropocene
Bad Environmentalism: Irony and Irreverence in the Ecological Age Bad Environmentalism Irony and Irreverence in the Ecological Age Nicole Seymour 2018 Fall
Traces a tradition of ironic and irreverent environmentalism, asking us to rethink the movement’s reputation for gloom and doom
Histories of the Transgender Child Histories of the Transgender Child Julian Gill-Peterson 2018 Fall
A groundbreaking twentieth-century history of transgender children
Conversations in Maine: A New Edition Conversations in Maine A New Edition Grace Lee Boggs, James Boggs, Freddy Paine and Lyman Paine 2018 Fall
Meditations on activism following the turbulent 1960s—back in print
Outsider Theory: Intellectual Histories of Unorthodox Ideas Outsider Theory Intellectual Histories of Unorthodox Ideas Jonathan P. Eburne 2018 Fall
A vital and timely reminder that modern life owes as much to outlandish thinking as to dominant ideologies
99 Theses on the Revaluation of Value: A Postcapitalist Manifesto 99 Theses on the Revaluation of Value A Postcapitalist Manifesto Brian Massumi 2018 Fall
A speculative exploration of value, emphasizing practical experimentation in its future forms
The End of Man: A Feminist Counterapocalypse The End of Man A Feminist Counterapocalypse Joanna Zylinska 2018 Spring
Debugging the Anthropocene’s insistence on apocalyptic tropes
Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color Writing Human Rights The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color Crystal Parikh 2017 Fall
Reading works by American writers of color through the lens of human rights
Shareveillance: The Dangers of Openly Sharing and Covertly Collecting Data Shareveillance The Dangers of Openly Sharing and Covertly Collecting Data Clare Birchall 2018 Spring
Cracking open the politics of transparency and secrecy
A Third University Is Possible A Third University Is Possible la paperson 2017 Spring
Uncovering the decolonizing ghost in the colonizing machine
Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times Against Purity Living Ethically in Compromised Times Alexis Shotwell 2016 Fall
Why contamination and compromise might be a starting point for doing something, instead of a reason to give up
Living for Change: An Autobiography Living for Change An Autobiography Grace Lee Boggs 2016 Fall
A remarkable life on the American Left.
How Noise Matters to Finance How Noise Matters to Finance N. Adriana Knouf 2016 Spring
The stock market is the background of how we begin to deal with the complex imbrication of humans, machines, and noise
Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition Red Skin, White Masks Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition Glen Sean Coulthard 2014 Fall
Fundamentally questions prevailing ideas of settler colonialization and Indigenous resistance
War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work War, Genocide, and Justice Cambodian American Memory Work Cathy J. Schlund-Vials 2012 Fall
Examining Cambodian American cultural production as memory work
Suspended Apocalypse: White Supremacy, Genocide, and the Filipino Condition Suspended Apocalypse White Supremacy, Genocide, and the Filipino Condition Dylan Rodríguez 2009 Fall
Examines the Filipino American as a product of conquest, white supremacy, and racial empire
Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime Forced Passages Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime Dylan Rodríguez 2005 Fall
Uncovers the growing intellectual and political impact of post-1970s U.S. prison culture