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POLITICS AND ACTIVISM   //    ANIMALS AND SOCIETY   //    ANTHROPOLOGY

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY   //    DIGITAL CULTURE   //    ETHNOGRAPHY

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The Prison House of the Circuit: Politics of Control from Analog to Digital The Prison House of the Circuit Politics of Control from Analog to Digital Jeremy Packer, Paula Nuñez de Villavicencio, Alexander Monea, Kathleen Oswald, Kate Maddalena and Joshua Reeves 2022 Fall
Has society ceded its self-governance to technogovernance?
Rubber Boots Methods for the Anthropocene: Doing Fieldwork in Multispecies Worlds Rubber Boots Methods for the Anthropocene Doing Fieldwork in Multispecies Worlds Nils Bubandt, Astrid Oberborbeck Andersen and Rachel Cypher, Editors 2022 Fall
A methodological follow-up to Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet
Inside the Spiral: The Passions of Robert Smithson Inside the Spiral The Passions of Robert Smithson Suzaan Boettger 2022 Fall
An expansive and revelatory study of Robert Smithson’s life and the hidden influences on his iconic creations
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
A Theory of Assembly: From Museums to Memes A Theory of Assembly From Museums to Memes Kyle Parry 2022 Fall
A vital reckoning with how we understand the basic categories of cultural expression in the digital era
The Architecture of Disability: Buildings, Cities, and Landscapes beyond Access The Architecture of Disability Buildings, Cities, and Landscapes beyond Access David Gissen 2022 Fall
A radical critique of architecture that places disability at the heart of the built environment
Angry Planet: Decolonial Fiction and the American Third World Angry Planet Decolonial Fiction and the American Third World Anne Stewart 2022 Fall
Before the idea of the Anthropocene, there was the angry planet
Citizens of Worlds: Open-Air Toolkits for Environmental Struggle Citizens of Worlds Open-Air Toolkits for Environmental Struggle Jennifer Gabrys 2022 Fall
An unparalleled how-to guide to citizen-sensing practices that monitor air pollution
Endless Intervals: Cinema, Psychology, and Semiotechnics around 1900 Endless Intervals Cinema, Psychology, and Semiotechnics around 1900 Jeffrey West Kirkwood 2022 Fall
Revealing cinema’s place in the coevolution of media technology and the human
Arte Programmata: Freedom, Control, and the Computer in 1960s Italy Arte Programmata Freedom, Control, and the Computer in 1960s Italy Lindsay Caplan 2022 Fall
Tracing the evolution of the Italian avant-garde’s pioneering experiments with art and technology and their subversion of freedom and control
Opioid Reckoning: Love, Loss, and Redemption in the Rehab State Opioid Reckoning Love, Loss, and Redemption in the Rehab State Amy C. Sullivan 2022 Fall
Examines the complexity and the humanity of the opioid epidemic
This Contested Land: The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of America’s National Monuments This Contested Land The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of America’s National Monuments McKenzie Long 2022 Spring
One woman’s enlightening trek through the natural histories, cultural stories, and present perils of thirteen national monuments, from Maine to Hawaii
Architecture of Life: Soviet Modernism and the Human Sciences Architecture of Life Soviet Modernism and the Human Sciences Alla Vronskaya 2022 Spring
Explores how Soviet architects reimagined the built environment through the principles of the human sciences
Endlings: Fables for the Anthropocene Endlings Fables for the Anthropocene Lydia Pyne 2023 Spring
Amid the historical decimation of species around the globe, a new way into the language of loss
Rescue Me: On Dogs and Their Humans Rescue Me On Dogs and Their Humans Margret Grebowicz 2023 Spring
What exactly is it we want from dogs today?
On Posthuman War: Computation and Military Violence On Posthuman War Computation and Military Violence Mike Hill 2022 Spring
Tracing war’s expansion beyond the battlefield to the concept of the human being itself
On the Wandering Paths On the Wandering Paths Sylvain Tesson 2022 Spring
A walking journey through France’s vast interior becomes a meditation on both personal recovery and the role of history in the present—more than 425,000 copies sold in France
Architecture and Objects Architecture and Objects Graham Harman 2022 Spring
Thinking through object-oriented ontology—and the work of architects such as Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid—to explore new concepts of the relationship between form and function
Technopharmacology Technopharmacology Joshua Neves, Aleena Chia, Susanna Paasonen and Ravi Sundaram 2022 Spring
Exploring networked technologies and bioeconomy and their links to biotechnologies, pharmacology, and pharmaceuticals
Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity Game Animals, Video Games, and Humanity Thomas R.J. Tyler 2022 Spring
A playful reflection on animals and video games, and what each can teach us about the other
Tsuchi: Earthy Materials in Contemporary Japanese Art Tsuchi Earthy Materials in Contemporary Japanese Art Bert Winther-Tamaki 2022 Spring
An examination of Japanese contemporary art through the lens of ecocriticism and environmental history
Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies Noopiming The Cure for White Ladies Leanne Betasamosake Simpson 2022 Spring
The new novel from the author of As We Have Always Done, a poetic world-building journey into the power of Anishinaabe life and traditions amid colonialism
Plant Life: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation Plant Life The Entangled Politics of Afforestation Rosetta S. Elkin 2022 Spring
How afforestation reveals the often-concealed politics between humans and plants
The Cyclist and His Shadow: A Memoir The Cyclist and His Shadow A Memoir Olivier Haralambon 2022 Spring
A philosopher and former racing cyclist examines how competitive riders lose their sense of self as they pursue perfect motion and mastery over pain
Global Debates in the Digital Humanities Global Debates in the Digital Humanities Domenico Fiormonte, Sukanta Chaudhuri and Paola Ricaurte, Editors 2022 Spring
A necessary volume of essays working to decolonize the digital humanities
The Owls Are Not What They Seem: Artist as Ethologist The Owls Are Not What They Seem Artist as Ethologist Arnaud Gerspacher 2022 Fall
Toward a posthumanist art and ethology
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
What If?: Twenty-Two Scenarios in Search of Images What If? Twenty-Two Scenarios in Search of Images Vilém Flusser 2022 Spring
An imagination of possibilities, of miscalculations, of futures off-kilter
Does the Earth Care?: Indifference, Providence, and Provisional Ecology Does the Earth Care? Indifference, Providence, and Provisional Ecology Mick Smith and Jason Young 2022 Fall
Rethinking our relationship with Earth in a time of environmental emergency
Ahab Unbound: Melville and the Materialist Turn Ahab Unbound Melville and the Materialist Turn Meredith Farmer and Jonathan D. S. Schroeder, Editors 2022 Spring
Why Captain Ahab is worthy of our fear—and our compassion
Out of Breath: Vulnerability of Air in Contemporary Art Out of Breath Vulnerability of Air in Contemporary Art Caterina Albano 2022 Fall
Explores the intrinsic relation of life to air, and breathing, through contemporary art
Cinema Illuminating Reality: Media Philosophy through Buddhism Cinema Illuminating Reality Media Philosophy through Buddhism Victor Fan 2022 Spring
A new critical approach to cinema and media based on Buddhism as a philosophical discourse
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
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
Accumulation: The Art, Architecture, and Media of Climate Change Accumulation The Art, Architecture, and Media of Climate Change Nick Axel, Nikolaus Hirsch, Daniel A. Barber and Anton Vidokle, Editors 2022 Spring
Examines how images of accumulation help open up the climate to political mobilization
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
Media and the Affective Life of Slavery Media and the Affective Life of Slavery Allison Page 2022 Spring
How media shapes our actions and feelings about race
The Lab Book: Situated Practices in Media Studies The Lab Book Situated Practices in Media Studies Darren Wershler, Lori Emerson and Jussi Parikka 2022 Spring
An important new approach to the study of laboratories, presenting a practical method for understanding labs in all walks of life
Insecurity Insecurity Richard Grusin, Editor 2022 Spring
Investigating insecurity as the predominant logic of life in the present moment
Technics Improvised: Activating Touch in Global Media Art Technics Improvised Activating Touch in Global Media Art Timothy Murray 2022 Spring
Seeing new media art as an entry point for better understanding of technology and worldmaking futures
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
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?
The Big No The Big No Kennan Ferguson, Editor 2021 Fall
What it means to celebrate the potential and the power of no
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
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
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
Only a Black Athlete Can Save Us Now Only a Black Athlete Can Save Us Now 2022 Spring
A call to arms exploring the protest movements of 2020 as they reverberated through the athletic world
Safety Orange Safety Orange Anna Watkins Fisher 2022 Spring
How fluorescent orange symbolizes the uneven distribution of safety and risk in the neoliberal United States
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
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 World Is Gone: Philosophy in Light of the Pandemic The World Is Gone Philosophy in Light of the Pandemic Gregg Lambert 2022 Spring
Exploring the existential implications of the Covid-19 crisis through meditations
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Media and Management Media and Management Rutvica Andrijasevic, Julie Yujie Chen, Melissa Gregg and Marc Steinberg 2021 Spring
An essential account of how the media devices we use today inherit the management practices governing factory labor
The Dance of the Arabian Babbler: Birth of an Ethological Theory The Dance of the Arabian Babbler Birth of an Ethological Theory Vinciane Despret 2021 Spring
A groundbreaking reflection on the process by which one arrives at an ethological theory
Art and Cosmotechnics Art and Cosmotechnics Yuk Hui 2020 Spring
In light of current discourses on AI and robotics, what do the various experiences of art contribute to the rethinking of technology today?
The Digitally Disposed: Racial Capitalism and the Informatics of Value The Digitally Disposed Racial Capitalism and the Informatics of Value Seb Franklin 2021 Spring
Locates the deep history of digitality in the development of racial capitalism
The Rhythm of Images: Cinema beyond Measure The Rhythm of Images Cinema beyond Measure Domietta Torlasco 2021 Spring
A rigorous and imaginative inquiry into rhythm’s vital importance for film and the moving image
Batman Saves the Congo: How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development Batman Saves the Congo How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development Alexandra Cosima Budabin and Lisa Ann Richey 2021 Spring
How celebrity strategic partnerships are disrupting humanitarian space
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
The Lesser Existences: Étienne Souriau, an Aesthetics for the Virtual The Lesser Existences Étienne Souriau, an Aesthetics for the Virtual David Lapoujade 2021 Spring
On the complex aesthetics and ontology at work in Étienne Souriau’s unique oeuvre
Solo Viola: A Post-Exotic Novel Solo Viola A Post-Exotic Novel Antoine Volodine 2021 Spring
A harrowing early novel by one of France’s most unusual contemporary writers
Watershed: Attending to Body and Earth in Distress Watershed Attending to Body and Earth in Distress Ranae Lenor Hanson 2021 Spring
A personal health crisis, stories from environmental refugees, and our climate in danger prompt a meditation on intimate connections between the health of the body and the health of the ecosystem
Really Fake Really Fake Alexandra Juhasz, Ganaele Langlois and Nishant Shah 2020 Fall
More important than flagging things “really fake” is to understand why they are dismissed as fake
Singularity: Politics and Poetics Singularity Politics and Poetics Samuel Weber 2021 Spring
An influential thinker on the concept of singularity and its implications on politics, theology, economics, psychoanalysis, and literature
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
Fates of the Performative: From the Linguistic Turn to the New Materialism Fates of the Performative From the Linguistic Turn to the New Materialism Jeffrey T. Nealon 2021 Spring
A powerful new examination of the performative that asks “what’s next?” for this well-worn concept
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 Dispossessed: Karl Marx's Debates on Wood Theft and the Right of the Poor The Dispossessed Karl Marx's Debates on Wood Theft and the Right of the Poor Daniel Bensaïd 2021 Spring
Excavating Marx’s early writings to rethink the rights of the poor and the idea of the commons in an era of unprecedented privatization
Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption Outsiders Within Writing on Transracial Adoption Jane Jeong Trenka, Julia Chinyere Oparah and Sun Yung Shin, Editors 2020 Fall
Confronting trauma behind the transnational adoption system—now back in print
Training for Catastrophe: Fictions of National Security after 9/11 Training for Catastrophe Fictions of National Security after 9/11 Lindsay Thomas 2021 Spring
A timely, politically savvy examination of how impossible disasters shape the very real possibilities of our world
The Digital Black Atlantic The Digital Black Atlantic Roopika Risam and Kelly Baker Josephs, Editors 2021 Spring
Exploring the intersections of digital humanities and African diaspora studies
Deep Mediations: Thinking Space in Cinema and Digital Cultures Deep Mediations Thinking Space in Cinema and Digital Cultures Karen Beckman and Jeff Scheible, Editors 2021 Spring
The preoccupation with “depth” and its relevance to cinema and media studies
The Other Side of the Digital: The Sacrificial Economy of New Media The Other Side of the Digital The Sacrificial Economy of New Media Andrea Righi 2021 Spring
A necessary, rich new examination of how the wired world affects our humanity
Undoing Networks Undoing Networks Tero Karppi, Urs Stäheli, Clara Wieghorst and Lea P. Zierott 2020 Fall
Exploring and conceptualizing practices, technologies, and politics of disconnecting
Clang Clang Jacques Derrida 2020 Fall
A new translation of Derrida’s groundbreaking juxtaposition of Hegel and Genet, forcing two incompatible discourses into dialogue with each other
Discomfort Food: The Culinary Imagination in Late Nineteenth-Century French Art Discomfort Food The Culinary Imagination in Late Nineteenth-Century French Art Marni Reva Kessler 2021 Spring
An intricate and provocative journey through nineteenth-century depictions of food and the often uncomfortable feelings they evoke
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
The Materiality of Architecture The Materiality of Architecture Antoine Picon 2020 Fall
A new paradigm combining architectural tradition with emerging technologies
Contingent Figure: Chronic Pain and Queer Embodiment Contingent Figure Chronic Pain and Queer Embodiment Michael D. Snediker 2021 Spring
A masterful synthesis of literary readings and poetic reflections, making profound contributions to our understanding of chronic pain
Prosthesis Prosthesis David Wills 2021 Spring
An examination of the presumed opposition between the natural human body and artificial inanimate objects
Women Who Make a Fuss: The Unfaithful Daughters of Virginia Woolf Women Who Make a Fuss The Unfaithful Daughters of Virginia Woolf Isabelle Stengers and Vinciane Despret 2021 Spring
A vibrant call to reevaluate the heritage of women thinkers inside and outside the academy
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
Molecular Capture: The Animation of Biology Molecular Capture The Animation of Biology Adam Nocek 2021 Spring
How computer animation technologies became vital visualization tools in the life sciences
Timescales: Thinking across Ecological Temporalities Timescales Thinking across Ecological Temporalities Bethany Wiggin, Carolyn Fornoff and Patricia Eunji Kim, Editors 2020 Fall
Humanists, scientists, and artists collaborate to address the disjunctive temporalities of ecological crisis
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
Ends of Cinema Ends of Cinema Richard Grusin and Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece, Editors 2020 Fall
Leading film and media scholars discuss multiple “ends” in the history of cinema