American Studies: Social Justice

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Natives against Nativism: Antiracism and Indigenous Critique in Postcolonial France Natives against Nativism Antiracism and Indigenous Critique in Postcolonial France Olivia C. Harrison 2023 Spring
Examining the intersection of Palestine solidarity movements and antiracist activism in France from the 1970s to the present
The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself: Racial Myths and Our American Narratives The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself Racial Myths and Our American Narratives David Mura 2023 Spring
Uncovering the pernicious narratives white people create to justify white supremacy and sustain racist oppression
The Long 2020 The Long 2020 Richard Grusin and Maureen Ryan, Editors 2022 Fall
Sharply intelligent, often personal reflections on the global crises of 2020 that are still ongoing
Meaningless Citizenship: Iraqi Refugees and the Welfare State Meaningless Citizenship Iraqi Refugees and the Welfare State Sally Wesley Bonet 2022 Fall
A searing critique of the “freedom” that America offers to the victims of its imperialist machinations of war and occupation
Afro-Sweden: Becoming Black in a Color-Blind Country Afro-Sweden Becoming Black in a Color-Blind Country Ryan Thomas Skinner 2022 Fall
A compelling examination of Sweden’s African and Black diaspora
Against the Commons: A Radical History of Urban Planning Against the Commons A Radical History of Urban Planning Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago 2022 Fall
An alternative history of capitalist urbanization through the lens of the commons
A Voice but No Power: Organizing for Social Justice in Minneapolis A Voice but No Power Organizing for Social Justice in Minneapolis David Forrest 2022 Fall
Examining the work of social justice groups in Minneapolis following the 2008 recession
Viral Cultures: Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS Viral Cultures Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS Marika Cifor 2022 Spring
Delves deep into the archives that keep the history and work of AIDS activism alive
Pipeline Populism: Grassroots Environmentalism in the Twenty-First Century Pipeline Populism Grassroots Environmentalism in the Twenty-First Century Kai Bosworth 2022 Spring
How contemporary environmental struggles and resistance to pipeline development became populist struggles
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
Solarities: Seeking Energy Justice Solarities Seeking Energy Justice After Oil Collective Ayesha Vemuri and Darin Barney, Editors 2022 Fall
A collective engages and mirrors the critical need for energy justice and transformation
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
Insecurity Insecurity Richard Grusin, Editor 2022 Spring
Investigating insecurity as the predominant logic of life in the present moment
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
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
Talkin’ Up to the White Woman: Indigenous Women and Feminism Talkin’ Up to the White Woman Indigenous Women and Feminism Aileen Moreton-Robinson 2021 Fall
A twentieth-anniversary edition of this tour de force in feminism and Indigenous studies, now with a new preface
Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States Sickening Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States Anne Pollock 2021 Fall
An event-by-event look at how institutionalized racism harms the health of African Americans in the twenty-first century
Ambivalent Childhoods: Speculative Futures and the Psychic Life of the Child Ambivalent Childhoods Speculative Futures and the Psychic Life of the Child Jacob Breslow 2021 Spring
Explores childhood in relation to blackness, transfeminism, queerness, and deportability to interrogate what “the child” makes possible
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
Hope in the Struggle: A Memoir Hope in the Struggle A Memoir Josie R. Johnson 2021 Spring
How a Black woman from Texas became one of the most well-known civil rights activists in Minnesota, detailing seven remarkable decades of fighting for fairness in voting, housing, education, and employment
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
Cruelty as Citizenship: How Migrant Suffering Sustains White Democracy Cruelty as Citizenship How Migrant Suffering Sustains White Democracy 2020 Fall
Why are immigrants from Mexico and Latin America such an affectively charged population for political conservatives?
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
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
Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America Prison Land Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America Brett Story 2019 Spring
From broken-window policing in Detroit to prison-building in Appalachia, exploring the expansion of the carceral state and its oppressive social relations into everyday life
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
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
Herlands: Exploring the Women’s Land Movement in the United States Herlands Exploring the Women’s Land Movement in the United States Keridwen N. Luis 2018 Fall
How women-only communities provide spaces for new forms of culture, sociality, gender, and sexuality
Gay, Inc.: The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics Gay, Inc. The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics Myrl Beam 2018 Fall
A bold and provocative look at how the nonprofit sphere’s expansion has helped—and hindered—the LGBT cause
Speaking of Indigenous Politics: Conversations with Activists, Scholars, and Tribal Leaders Speaking of Indigenous Politics Conversations with Activists, Scholars, and Tribal Leaders J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, Editor 2018 Spring
“A lesson in how to practice recognizing the fundamental truth that every inch of the Americas is Indigenous territory.” —Robert Warrior, from the Foreword
Carceral Humanitarianism: Logics of Refugee Detention Carceral Humanitarianism Logics of Refugee Detention Kelly Oliver 2017 Spring
Considering the uneasy alliance between humanitarian aid, human rights, and military operations
Living for Change: An Autobiography Living for Change An Autobiography Grace Lee Boggs 2016 Fall
A remarkable life on the American Left.
The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States The Value of Homelessness Managing Surplus Life in the United States Craig Willse 2015 Fall
How social welfare and social science came to reinforce, not combat, racialized housing insecurity
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
The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference The Reorder of Things The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference Roderick A. Ferguson 2012 Fall
A critical account of how academia and global capital appropriated the revolutionary fervor of the 1960s and 1970s
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