American Studies

Troubling the Family: The Promise of Personhood and the Rise of Multiracialism Troubling the Family The Promise of Personhood and the Rise of Multiracialism Habiba Ibrahim 2012 Fall
Discovers the roots of multiracialism in the feminist movement
Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for Global Native Literary Studies Trans-Indigenous Methodologies for Global Native Literary Studies Chadwick Allen 2012 Fall
Uncovering the wealth of Indigenous self-representation through juxtaposition of genres, cultures, histories, and geographies
Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota Land of 10,000 Loves A History of Queer Minnesota Stewart Van Cleve 2012 Fall
A groundbreaking, comprehensively illustrated portrait of queer history in Minnesota
Inhuman Citizenship: Traumatic Enjoyment and Asian American Literature Inhuman Citizenship Traumatic Enjoyment and Asian American Literature Juliana Chang 2012 Fall
Explores the complicated relationships between those who suffer and their tormenters
Pragmatist Politics: Making the Case for Liberal Democracy Pragmatist Politics Making the Case for Liberal Democracy John McGowan 2012 Fall
A refreshingly liberal account of the possibilities for American democracy
Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America Black Star, Crescent Moon The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America Sohail Daulatzai 2012 Fall
Tracing the interactions between the Black radical imagination and the Muslim Third World from the 1950s to the present
Imperfect Unions: Staging Miscegenation in U.S. Drama and Fiction Imperfect Unions Staging Miscegenation in U.S. Drama and Fiction Diana Rebekkah Paulin 2012 Spring
Highlights the interplay of race, literature, and nation-building in U.S. history
No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays No More Nice Girls Countercultural Essays Ellen Willis 2012 Fall
Insightful, persuasive essays on feminism and identity politics
Beginning to See the Light: Sex, Hope, and Rock-and-Roll Beginning to See the Light Sex, Hope, and Rock-and-Roll Ellen Willis 2012 Fall
Ellen Willis traces the development of rock-and-roll and the legacy of the ’60s and ’70s
Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization Driven from New Orleans How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization John Arena 2012 Fall
How public housing advocates in New Orleans became active supporters of privatization
The Poetry of the Possible: Spontaneity, Modernism, and the Multitude The Poetry of the Possible Spontaneity, Modernism, and the Multitude Joel Nickels 2012 Spring
The abstractions of modernism reimagined as figurations of collective self-organization
Dissonant Divas in Chicana Music: The Limits of La Onda Dissonant Divas in Chicana Music The Limits of La Onda Deborah R. Vargas 2012 Spring
Explores the resounding musical performances of Mexican American women such as Chelo Silva, Eva Ybarra, Eva Garza, and Selena within Tejano/Chicano music
The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination The Erotics of Sovereignty Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination Mark Rifkin 2012 Spring
How queer Native writers use the erotics of lived experience to challenge both federal and tribal notions of “Indianness”
Observation Points: The Visual Poetics of National Parks Observation Points The Visual Poetics of National Parks Thomas Patin, Editor 2012 Spring
A new understanding of visual rhetoric offers unique insights into issues of representation and identity
Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture Corn Palaces and Butter Queens A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture Pamela H. Simpson 2012 Spring
A celebration of corn palaces, crop art, and butter sculpture from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Racial Democracy and the Black Metropolis: Housing Policy in Postwar Chicago Racial Democracy and the Black Metropolis Housing Policy in Postwar Chicago Preston H. Smith II 2012 Spring
How a black elite fighting racial discrimination reinforced class inequality in postwar America
We Are All Moors: Ending Centuries of Crusades against Muslims and Other Minorities We Are All Moors Ending Centuries of Crusades against Muslims and Other Minorities Anouar Majid 2012 Spring
An alternate history of xenophobia and how we must overcome it together
From Fields to Fairways: Classic Golf Clubs of Minnesota From Fields to Fairways Classic Golf Clubs of Minnesota Rick Shefchik 2012 Spring
The first history of Minnesota’s celebrated golf clubs and courses, including rarely seen photographs and long-lost details about the game’s most famous architects
I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams Mark Dery 2014 Spring
A head-spinning thrill ride through contemporary American culture
Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life Samurai among Panthers Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life Diane C. Fujino 2012 Spring
The first biography of Asian American activist and Black Panther Party member Richard Aoki