Fall 2021 Books

Ahab Unbound: Melville and the Materialist Turn Ahab Unbound Melville and the Materialist Turn Meredith Farmer and Jonathan D. S. Schroeder, Editors 2021 Fall
Why Captain Ahab is worthy of our fear—and our compassion
Eco Soma: Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters Eco Soma Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters Petra Kuppers 2021 Fall
Modeling a disability culture perspective on performance practice toward socially just futures
The Steger Homestead Kitchen: Simple Recipes for an Abundant Life The Steger Homestead Kitchen Simple Recipes for an Abundant Life Will Steger and Rita Mae Steger 2021 Fall
Personal and simple, earthy and warm—recipes and stories from the Steger Wilderness Center in Minnesota’s north woods
A Natural Curiosity: The Story of the Bell Museum A Natural Curiosity The Story of the Bell Museum Lansing Shepard, Don Luce, Barbara Coffin and Gwen Schagrin 2021 Fall
A richly illustrated tour of Minnesota’s premier natural history museum after 150 years
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 2021 Fall
A unique and engaging account of local urban decision-making within the globalizing world
Allotment Stories: Indigenous Land Relations under Settler Siege Allotment Stories Indigenous Land Relations under Settler Siege Daniel Heath Justice and Jean M. O’Brien, Editors 2021 Fall
More than two dozen essays of Indigenous resistance to the privatization and allotment of Indigenous lands
The Lab Book: Situated Practices in Media Studies The Lab Book Situated Practices in Media Studies Darren Wershler, Lori Emerson and Jussi Parikka 2021 Fall
An important new approach to the study of laboratories, presenting a practical method for understanding labs in all walks of life
The Big No The Big No Kennan Ferguson, Editor 2021 Fall
What it means to celebrate the potential and the power of no
The Big Island: A Story of Isle Royale The Big Island A Story of Isle Royale Julian May 2021 Fall
First published in 1968, this engrossing and beautiful picture book about wildlife on Isle Royale is available again
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
Art and Posthumanism: Essays, Encounters, Conversations Art and Posthumanism Essays, Encounters, Conversations Cary Wolfe 2021 Fall
A sustained engagement between contemporary art and philosophy relating to our place in, and responsibility to, the nonhuman world
The Digital Is Kid Stuff: Making Creative Laborers for a Precarious Economy The Digital Is Kid Stuff Making Creative Laborers for a Precarious Economy 2021 Fall
How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America
Black Pulp: Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Black Pulp Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Brooks E. Hefner 2021 Fall
A deep dive into mid-century African American newspapers, exploring how Black pulp fiction reassembled genre formulas in the service of racial justice
Cut/Copy/Paste: Fragments from the History of Bookwork Cut/Copy/Paste Fragments from the History of Bookwork Whitney Trettien 2021 Fall
How do early modern media underlie today’s digital creativity?
Winter’s Children: A Celebration of Nordic Skiing Winter’s Children A Celebration of Nordic Skiing Ryan Rodgers 2021 Fall
The story of Nordic skiing in the Midwest—its origins and history, its star athletes and races, and its place in the region’s social fabric and the nation’s winter recreation
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
Snowshoe Country Snowshoe Country Florence Page Jaques 2021 Fall
The classic and gorgeous accounts of two legendary naturalists’ journeys through summer and winter in the north country—in two new stand-alone paperback editions
Disorderly Families: Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives Disorderly Families Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault 2021 Fall
The first English translation of letters of arrest from eighteenth century France held in the archives of the Bastille
Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature Language, Madness, and Desire On Literature Michel Foucault 2021 Fall
Insight into the importance of literature for Michel Foucault—published in English for the first time
Canoe Country Canoe Country Florence Page Jaques 2021 Fall
The classic and gorgeous accounts of two legendary naturalists’ journeys through summer and winter in the north country—in two new stand-alone paperback editions
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
Case Studies for Interpreting the MMPI-A-RF Case Studies for Interpreting the MMPI-A-RF Daniel L. Davis and Yossef S. Ben-Porath 2021 Fall
A collection of illustrative adolescent case studies to aid clinicians in problem identification, diagnosis, and treatment planning—the only casebook for the MMPI-A-RF
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
The Last Bookseller: A Life in the Rare Book Trade The Last Bookseller A Life in the Rare Book Trade Gary Goodman 2021 Fall
A wry, unvarnished chronicle of a career in the rare book trade during its last Golden Age
Scale Theory: A Nondisciplinary Inquiry Scale Theory A Nondisciplinary Inquiry Joshua DiCaglio 2021 Fall
A pioneering call for a new understanding of scale across the humanities
The Burden of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories The Burden of Representation Essays on Photographies and Histories John Tagg 2021 Fall
A powerhouse in photographic theory—updated and with a new essay
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
We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World We Are Meant to Rise Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura, Editors 2021 Fall
A brilliant and rich gathering of voices on the American experience of this past year and beyond, from Indigenous writers and writers of color from Minnesota
Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family Magical Realism for Non-Believers A Memoir of Finding Family Anika Fajardo 2021 Fall
A young woman from Minnesota searches out the Colombian father she’s never known in this powerful exploration of what family really means
An Essay for Ezra: Racial Terror in America An Essay for Ezra Racial Terror in America Grant Farred 2021 Fall
An intensely personal, and philosophical, account of why white America’s racial unconscious is not so unconscious
The Dylan Tapes: Friends, Players, and Lovers Talkin’ Early Bob Dylan The Dylan Tapes Friends, Players, and Lovers Talkin’ Early Bob Dylan Anthony Scaduto 2021 Fall
The raw material and interviews behind Anthony Scaduto’s iconic biography of Bob Dylan draw an intimate and multifaceted portrait of the singer-songwriter who defined his era
After Effects: A Memoir of Complicated Grief After Effects A Memoir of Complicated Grief Andrea Gilats 2021 Fall
An intensely moving and revelatory memoir of enduring and emerging from exceptional grief
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
For a New Geography For a New Geography Milton Santos 2021 Fall
For the first time in English, a key work of critical geography
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
Commodities of Care: The Business of HIV Testing in China Commodities of Care The Business of HIV Testing in China Elsa L. Fan 2021 Fall
How global health practices can end up reorganizing practices of care for the people and communities they seek to serve
Anime's Identity: Performativity and Form beyond Japan Anime's Identity Performativity and Form beyond Japan 2021 Fall
A formal approach to anime rethinks globalization and transnationality under neoliberalism
How We Became Sensorimotor: Movement, Measurement, Sensation How We Became Sensorimotor Movement, Measurement, Sensation Mark Paterson 2021 Fall
An engrossing history of the century that transformed our knowledge of the body’s inner senses
Calamity Theory: Three Critiques of Existential Risk Calamity Theory Three Critiques of Existential Risk Joshua Schuster and Derek Woods 2021 Fall
What are the implications of how we talk about apocalypse?
Opioid Reckoning: Love, Loss, and Redemption in the Rehab State Opioid Reckoning Love, Loss, and Redemption in the Rehab State Amy C. Sullivan 2021 Fall
Examines the complexity and the humanity of the opioid epidemic
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
The Silver Box: An Enchantment Lake Mystery The Silver Box An Enchantment Lake Mystery Margi Preus 2021 Fall
In the final Enchantment Lake mystery, Francie’s search for the truth about her mother—and herself—plunges her into danger during a North Woods winter
American Gospel: A Novel American Gospel A Novel Lin Enger 2021 Fall
Radically personal and quintessentially American, an intimate drama at the heart of an apocalyptic vision
Raising Ollie: How My Nonbinary Art-Nerd Kid Changed (Nearly) Everything I Know Raising Ollie How My Nonbinary Art-Nerd Kid Changed (Nearly) Everything I Know Tom Rademacher 2021 Fall
The account of one radically new school year for a Teacher of the Year and for his nonbinary, art-obsessed, brilliant child
Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong Gichigami Hearts Stories and Histories from Misaabekong Linda LeGarde Grover 2021 Fall
Award-winning author Linda LeGarde Grover interweaves family and Ojibwe history with stories from Misaabekong (the place of the giants) on Lake Superior
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
Olav Audunssøn II: II. Providence Olav Audunssøn II II. Providence Sigrid Undset 2021 Fall
The second volume in the Nobel Prize–winning writer’s epic of medieval Norway, finely capturing Undset’s fluid, natural style in a new English translation, the first in nearly a century
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
A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts A Love Affair with Birds The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts Sue Leaf 2021 Fall
The father of Minnesota ornithology, whose life story opens a window on a lost world of nature and conservation in the state’s early days
Remembering Our Intimacies: Moʻolelo, Aloha ʻĀina, and Ea Remembering Our Intimacies Moʻolelo, Aloha ʻĀina, and Ea Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio 2021 Fall
Recovering Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) relationality and belonging in the land, memory, and body of Native Hawai’i
Reeling: A Novel Reeling A Novel Sarah Stonich 2021 Fall
RayAnne’s next adventure takes our intrepid heroine, haunted by her beloved grandmother’s death, to New Zealand to film a new season of her all-women fishing talk show
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
Our Grateful Dead: Stories of Those Left Behind Our Grateful Dead Stories of Those Left Behind Vinciane Despret 2021 Fall
An award-winning exploration of the presence of the dead in the lives of the living
The Three Sustainabilities: Energy, Economy, Time The Three Sustainabilities Energy, Economy, Time Allan Stoekl 2021 Fall
Bringing the word sustainability back from the brink of cliché—to a substantive, truly sustainable future
Grandmother’s Pigeon Grandmother’s Pigeon Louise Erdrich 2021 Fall
A grandmother’s sudden departure leaves her family with an even more puzzling, and wondrous, surprise in this enchanting story from the National Book Award–winning author—at last back in print
Envisioning Evil: “The Nazi Drawings” by Mauricio Lasansky Envisioning Evil “The Nazi Drawings” by Mauricio Lasansky Rachel McGarry 2021 Fall
The definitive study of this powerful series of drawings by the influential artist
Tolerance and Risk: How U.S. Liberalism Racializes Muslims Tolerance and Risk How U.S. Liberalism Racializes Muslims Mitra Rastegar 2021 Fall
How apparently positive representations in U.S. media cast Muslims as a racial population
Days Like Smoke: A Minnesota Boyhood Days Like Smoke A Minnesota Boyhood Jon Hassler 2021 Fall
The memoir of a small-town childhood by one of Minnesota’s favorite writers, now published for the first time
Louis Sullivan’s Idea Louis Sullivan’s Idea Tim Samuelson 2021 Fall
A visual compendium revealing the philosophy and life of America’s renowned architect
Reconstructing the Garrick: Adler & Sullivan’s Lost Masterpiece Reconstructing the Garrick Adler & Sullivan’s Lost Masterpiece John Vinci, Editor 2021 Fall
A beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated biography of one of Chicago’s greatest lost buildings
Written by the Body: Gender Expansiveness and Indigenous Non-Cis Masculinities Written by the Body Gender Expansiveness and Indigenous Non-Cis Masculinities Lisa Tatonetti 2021 Fall
Examining the expansive nature of Indigenous gender representations in history, literature, and film
The Editor Function: Literary Publishing in Postwar America The Editor Function Literary Publishing in Postwar America Abram Foley 2021 Fall
Offering the everyday tasks of literary editors as inspired sources of postwar literary history
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
Brave Enough Brave Enough Jessie Diggins 2021 Fall
Travel with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins on her compelling journey from America’s heartland to international sports history, navigating challenges and triumphs with rugged grit and a splash of glitter
Lemon Jail: On the Road with the Replacements Lemon Jail On the Road with the Replacements Bill Sullivan 2021 Fall
A tour diary of life on the road with one of Minnesota’s greatest bands—with nearly 100 never-before-seen photographs
The Streel: A Deadwood Mystery The Streel A Deadwood Mystery Mary Logue 2021 Fall
From “the reigning royalty of Minnesota murder mysteries” (The Rake) comes a striking new heroine: a young Irish immigrant caught up in a deadly plot in nineteenth-century Deadwood
Visibility Interrupted: Rural Queer Life and the Politics of Unbecoming Visibility Interrupted Rural Queer Life and the Politics of Unbecoming Carly Thomsen 2021 Fall
A questioning of the belief in the power of LGBTQ visibility through the lives of queer women in the rural Midwest
Citizen Swain: Tales from a Minnesota Life Citizen Swain Tales from a Minnesota Life Tom H. Swain 2021 Fall
An entertaining personal history of the state, told by one of its leading citizens
Letters from Tove Letters from Tove Tove Jansson 2021 Fall
A virtual memoir in letters by the beloved creator of the Moomins
The Global Shelter Imaginary: IKEA Humanitarianism and Rightless Relief The Global Shelter Imaginary IKEA Humanitarianism and Rightless Relief Daniel Bertrand Monk and Andrew Herscher 2021 Fall
Examines how the humanitarian order advances a message of moral triumph and care while abandoning the dispossessed
Cosmic Trip: Rock Concerts at the Minneapolis Labor Temple 1969-1970 Cosmic Trip Rock Concerts at the Minneapolis Labor Temple 1969-1970 Christian A. Peterson 2021 Fall
A trip through Minneapolis rock concert history framed through psychedelic poster art

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