Book reviews

Check out the latest reviews of University of Minnesota Press books.
Leonardo Reviews: Barnstorming the Prairies
Not only a major contribution to our knowledge of Midwestern culture but also a superb example of the broad and interdisciplinary examination of what seems to be at first sight a technical gadget: aerial photography.
Society & Space: Building Dignified Worlds
Building Dignified Worlds is the first in a series of works examining “Diverse Economies and Liveable Worlds” under the editorship of J.K. Gibson-Graham (among others). Tracing the making of such “worlds” by diverse forms of collective action, the book is interested not so much in documenting those forms according to a pre-set analytical template as eliciting the associations through which collective action enacts change.
Fuse Book Review: John Vassos
John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life is not only an essential book for designers, but for those who love the history of design.
PopMatters: 'The Age of Lovecraft' Wonderfully Elucidates the Central Dilemma Posed by Lovecraft
Murray Talks Music excerpt in Full Stop
Art is About Elegant Form: An Interview with Albert Murray by Wynton Marsalis.
Pioneer Press: New picture books teach kids to love Earth and animals
Includes ONE NORTH STAR by Phyllis Root, with illustrations by Betsy Bowen and Beckie Prange.
Julia Lee on Fox 11
The author discusses OUR GANG with Tony Valdez on Midday Sunday.
Star Tribune: U expert tells how 'design thinking' can solve society's big problems
While he's long been interested in the tangible, physical world around us, Tom Fisher has a new book of essays about "the design of what we cannot see."
Star Tribune: The "Fighting Frenchman" took on boxing's big stars — and bums.
Reivew of Paul Levy's book.
Beyond Chron: Lessons from Barbara Brenner
The entries are short – but each packs a powerful punch.
"Woke Up This Morning, Had Them Statesboro Blues": Jas Obrecht's Early Blues
Review in No Depression.
Leonardo Reviews: The Challenge of Surrealism
"(Theodor) Adorno found himself in the situation of someone who has shown the way but, to the students' disappointment, isn't marching in the direction he points toward."
Ending the World as We Know It: An Interview with Andrew Culp
Interview with the author of DARK DELEUZE.
Access Minnesota: Every angler has a fish story.
Interview with Eric Dregni, author of Let's Go Fishing!
Poets find honey in the subject of bees, also worry about losing them
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reviews IF BEES ARE FEW.
Public Seminar: Make Kith Not Kin!
Review of Donna Haraway's Manifestly Haraway.
Roy Christopher: Summer Reading List
Authors Rita Raley and Andre Carrington weigh in on their summer 2016 picks. Early Blues
The early blues guitar legends Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Blake, Papa Charlie Jackson, Tampa Red, Sylvester Weaver, Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Willie McTell, Lonnie Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson are the subject of this excellently researched book that will delight blues fans.
A picture perfect book for vacation reading
Review of Mary Casanova's Wake Up, Island: "A picture book worth the investment."
Highlights blog: Finding Treasure at a Workshop
Guest post by Ann Treacy.
Tiny Spark: What's in the Dumpster? Exploring Food Waste and Hunger in America
Podcast interview with FREEGANS author Alex V. Barnard.
Let's Go Fishing!: It's a keeper
WTIP interviews author Eric Dregni.
MinnPost | Anthology of bee poems, from Sappho to Dickinson to Bly: Proceeds to benefit U's Bee Lab
Review of IF BEES ARE FEW, edited by James Lenfestey
Governing: A Mayor's Real Job
Running a city is mostly about building community -- and that's never easy. Review of R.T. Rybak's POTHOLE CONFIDENTIAL.
Raiot: Muslim Racialization and US Law Enforcement Agencies
Excerpt of Sangay Mishra's DESIS DIVIDED.
Muslim Racialization and US Law Enforcement Agencies
Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans by Sangay K. Mishra (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) is the first of its kind involving the politics of South Asians in the United States. Desis Divided fills an important gap in the study of Asian American politics and speaks to a larger literature on minority political incorporation, showing both the strengths and limitations of Desi political involvement.
Chicago Tribune: Animal books that showcase love, ethical questions
Mention of IF BEES ARE FEW, edited by James Lenfestey.
Pacific Standard: Why Are Self-Identified Straight Men Hooking Up With Each Other?
Recent scholarship (Riley Snorton's Nobody Is Supposed to Know) illuminates a demimonde of fluid sexuality among alpha men — and its unforgiving racial double standards.
Film International: The Mind as Camera
Review of Werner Herzog's OF WALKING IN ICE.
ITV Gold: Indian Americans' shift in voting
Interview with Sangay Mishra, author of Desis Divided.

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