SLSA: Politics and Activism

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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?
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
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
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
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
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
The Death of Asylum: Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago The Death of Asylum Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago Alison Mountz 2020 Spring
Investigating the global system of detention centers that imprison asylum seekers and conceal persistent human rights violations
Red Gold: The Managed Extinction of the Giant Bluefin Tuna Red Gold The Managed Extinction of the Giant Bluefin Tuna Jennifer E. Telesca 2020 Spring
Illuminating the conditions for global governance to have precipitated the devastating decline of one of the ocean’s most majestic creatures
Grocery Activism: The Radical History of Food Cooperatives in Minnesota Grocery Activism The Radical History of Food Cooperatives in Minnesota Craig B. Upright 2020 Spring
A key period in the history of food cooperatives that continues to influence how we purchase organic food today
Class Action: Desegregation and Diversity in San Francisco Schools Class Action Desegregation and Diversity in San Francisco Schools Rand Quinn 2019 Fall
A compelling history of school desegregation and activism in San Francisco
Medical Necessity: Health Care Access and the Politics of Decision Making Medical Necessity Health Care Access and the Politics of Decision Making Daniel Skinner 2019 Fall
How the politics of “medical necessity” complicates American health care
Suspect Communities: Anti-Muslim Racism and the Domestic War on Terror Suspect Communities Anti-Muslim Racism and the Domestic War on Terror Nicole Nguyen 2019 Fall
The first major qualitative study of “countering violent extremism” in key U.S. cities
Town Hall Meetings and the Death of Deliberation Town Hall Meetings and the Death of Deliberation Jonathan Beecher Field 2019 Fall
Tracing the erosion of democratic norms in the US and the conditions that make it possible
Archives of Infamy: Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens Archives of Infamy Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens Nancy Luxon, Editor 2019 Spring
Expanding the insights of Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault’s Disorderly Families into policing, public order, (in)justice, and daily life
Reimagining Livelihoods: Life beyond Economy, Society, and Environment Reimagining Livelihoods Life beyond Economy, Society, and Environment Ethan Miller 2019 Spring
A provocative reassessment of the concepts underlying the struggle for sustainable development
Cyberwar and Revolution: Digital Subterfuge in Global Capitalism Cyberwar and Revolution Digital Subterfuge in Global Capitalism Nick Dyer-Witheford and Svitlana Matviyenko 2019 Spring
Uncovering the class conflicts, geopolitical dynamics, and aggressive capitalism propelling the militarization of the internet
Markets Markets Armin Beverungen, Philip Mirowski, Edward Nik-Khah and Jens Schröter 2019 Spring
A media theory of markets
The Eye of War: Military Perception from the Telescope to the Drone The Eye of War Military Perception from the Telescope to the Drone Antoine Bousquet 2018 Fall
How perceptual technologies have shaped the history of war from the Renaissance to the present
99 Theses on the Revaluation of Value: A Postcapitalist Manifesto 99 Theses on the Revaluation of Value A Postcapitalist Manifesto Brian Massumi 2018 Fall
A speculative exploration of value, emphasizing practical experimentation in its future forms
Callous Objects: Designs against the Homeless Callous Objects Designs against the Homeless Robert Rosenberger 2018 Spring
Uncovering injustices built into our everyday surroundings
Aspirational Fascism: The Struggle for Multifaceted Democracy under Trumpism Aspirational Fascism The Struggle for Multifaceted Democracy under Trumpism William E. Connolly 2017 Fall
Coming to terms with a new period of uncertainty when it is still replete with possibilities
UW Struggle: When a State Attacks Its University UW Struggle When a State Attacks Its University Chuck Rybak 2018 Spring
A Wisconsin story that serves as a national warning
The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic The Microbial State Global Thriving and the Body Politic Stefanie R. Fishel 2017 Fall
An innovative exploration of the metaphorical power of bodies on global politics and the potential for the planet’s future
Dreaming in Dark Times: Six Exercises in Political Thought Dreaming in Dark Times Six Exercises in Political Thought Sharon Sliwinski 2017 Spring
A political theory of dream-life
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
Life, Emergent: The Social in the Afterlives of Violence Life, Emergent The Social in the Afterlives of Violence Yasmeen Arif 2016 Fall
Understanding biopolitics anew, through life and not death, in the aftermath of mass violence
Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance Predator Empire Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance Ian G. R. Shaw 2016 Fall
How a brave new world of robotic surveillance is reshaping the state, society, and our very humanity
Making Things International 2: Catalysts and Reactions Making Things International 2 Catalysts and Reactions Mark B. Salter, Editor 2016 Spring
Comprehending the political impacts of globalization requires new tools and new ways of thinking