International Studies Sale: Ethnography

Virtual space for conference attendees and those interested in the International Studies Association. Books on sale, info on University of Minnesota Press, and more.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS: 40% OFF BOOKS

All books below are 40% off using code MN89010. Code expires June 1, 2022.

BROWSE BOOKS:

GEOGRAPHY    //    ANTHROPOLOGY    //    SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

RACE    //    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY    //    ENVIRONMENT

PHILOSOPHY    //    POLITICAL SCIENCE    //    THEORY      

ETHNOGRAPHY    //    NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES    //    GLOBALIZATION

HEALTH AND MEDICINE    //    URBAN STUDIES    //    HUMAN RIGHTS

GLBT AND GENDER STUDIES    //    ECONOMY   

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN    //    GLOBALIZATION AND COMMUNITY SERIES

BACK TO ALL BOOKS ON SALE

Food Allergy Advocacy: Parenting and the Politics of Care Food Allergy Advocacy Parenting and the Politics of Care Danya Glabau 2022 Spring
A detailed exploration of parents’ fight for a safe environment for their kids, interrogating how race, class, and gender shape health advocacy
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
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
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
Arc of the Journeyman: Afghan Migrants in England Arc of the Journeyman Afghan Migrants in England Nichola Khan 2020 Fall
A monumental account of one migrant community’s everyday lives, struggles, and aspirations
Drawing the Sea Near: Satoumi and Coral Reef Conservation in Okinawa Drawing the Sea Near Satoumi and Coral Reef Conservation in Okinawa C. Anne Claus 2020 Fall
How Japanese coastal residents and transnational conservationists collaborated to foster relationships between humans and sea life
Scammer’s Yard: The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica Scammer’s Yard The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica Jovan Scott Lewis 2020 Fall
Tells the story of Jamaican “scammers” who use crime to gain autonomy, opportunity, and repair
On Not Dying: Secular Immortality in the Age of Technoscience On Not Dying Secular Immortality in the Age of Technoscience Abou Farman 2020 Spring
An ethnographic exploration of technoscientific immortality
Border Thinking: Latinx Youth Decolonizing Citizenship Border Thinking Latinx Youth Decolonizing Citizenship Andrea Dyrness 2020 Spring
Rich accounts of how Latinx migrant youth experience belonging across borders
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
Fair Trade Rebels: Coffee Production and Struggles for Autonomy in Chiapas Fair Trade Rebels Coffee Production and Struggles for Autonomy in Chiapas Lindsay Naylor 2019 Fall
Reassessing interpretations of development with a new approach to fair trade
From Montaigne to Montaigne From Montaigne to Montaigne Claude Lévi-Strauss Emmanuel Désveaux, Editor 2019 Fall
Two previously unpublished lectures charting the renowned anthropologist’s intellectual engagement with the sixteenth-century French essayist Michel de Montaigne
The Alchemy of Meth: A Decomposition The Alchemy of Meth A Decomposition Jason Pine 2019 Fall
Meth cooks practice late industrial alchemy—transforming base materials, like lithium batteries and camping fuel, into gold
Breathtaking: Asthma Care in a Time of Climate Change Breathtaking Asthma Care in a Time of Climate Change Alison Kenner 2018 Fall
People around the world are struggling to breathe. How do we care for asthma across environments that are increasingly unbreathable?
The Denial of Antiblackness: Multiracial Redemption and Black Suffering The Denial of Antiblackness Multiracial Redemption and Black Suffering João H. Costa Vargas 2018 Fall
An incisive new look at the black diaspora, examining the true roots of antiblackness and its destructive effects on all of society
Black Boys Apart: Racial Uplift and Respectability in All-Male Public Schools Black Boys Apart Racial Uplift and Respectability in All-Male Public Schools Freeden Blume Oeur 2018 Fall
How neoliberalism and the politics of respectability are transforming African American manhood
Food Justice Now!: Deepening the Roots of Social Struggle Food Justice Now! Deepening the Roots of Social Struggle Joshua Sbicca 2018 Fall
A rallying cry to link the food justice movement to broader social justice debates
Into the Extreme: U.S. Environmental Systems and Politics beyond Earth Into the Extreme U.S. Environmental Systems and Politics beyond Earth Valerie Olson 2018 Spring
The first book-length, in-depth ethnography of U.S. human spaceflight
Power and Progress on the Prairie: Governing People on Rosebud Reservation Power and Progress on the Prairie Governing People on Rosebud Reservation Thomas Biolsi 2018 Spring
A critical exploration of how modernity and progress were imposed on the people and land of rural South Dakota
The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community The River Is in Us Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community Elizabeth Hoover 2017 Fall
The riveting story of the Mohawk community that fought back against the contamination of its lands
When the Hills Are Gone: Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community When the Hills Are Gone Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community Thomas W. Pearson 2017 Fall
An overlooked part of fracking’s environmental impact becomes a window into the activists and industrial interests fighting for the future of energy production—and the fate of rural communities
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
Care of the Species: Races of Corn and the Science of Plant Biodiversity Care of the Species Races of Corn and the Science of Plant Biodiversity John Hartigan Jr. 2017 Fall
Darwin meets Foucault in this engrossing ethnography of plants, race, and biodiversity
A Curriculum of Fear: Homeland Security in U.S. Public Schools A Curriculum of Fear Homeland Security in U.S. Public Schools Nicole Nguyen 2016 Fall
Winner: American Association of Geographers Globe Book Award for Public Understanding of Geography
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
Building a House in Heaven: Pious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt Building a House in Heaven Pious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt Mona Atia 2013 Fall
The merging of religion, capitalism, and politics in Islamic charities in Egypt
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
Swamplife: People, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades Swamplife People, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades Laura A. Ogden 2011 Spring
Alligator hunters, mangroves, and the (mis)adventures of the Ashley Gang in the Florida Everglades
Seeking Asylum: Human Smuggling and Bureaucracy at the Border Seeking Asylum Human Smuggling and Bureaucracy at the Border Alison Mountz 2010 Spring
How human smuggling illuminates the complexities of immigration policies and laws