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Mevlido's Dreams

A Post-Exotic Novel

Antoine Volodine, Gina M. Stamm

Why We Left

Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants

Joanna Brooks


An Aesthetics and Ethics of Technical Encounter

EL Putnam

Knowing Silence

How Children Talk about Immigration Status in School

Ariana Mangual Figueroa

Estado Vegetal

Performance and Plant-Thinking

Giovanni Aloi

Masculinity in Transition

K. Allison Hammer

Settling the Boom

The Sites and Subjects of Bakken Oil

Mary E. Thomas, Bruce Braun

Expelling Public Schools

How Antiracist Politics Enable School Privatization in Newark

John Arena

Gunflint Falling

Blowdown in the Boundary Waters

Cary J. Griffith

No More Fossils

Dominic Boyer

In Visible Archives

Queer and Feminist Visual Culture in the 1980s

Margaret Galvan

Nonhuman Humanitarians

Animal Interventions in Global Politics

Benjamin Meiches

The Cactus Hunters

Desire and Extinction in the Illicit Succulent Trade

Jared D. Margulies

Lively Cities

Reconfiguring Urban Ecology

Maan Barua

Terrorism on Trial

Political Violence and Abolitionist Futures

Nicole Nguyen

Earth, Ice, Bone, Blood

Permafrost and Extinction in the Russian Arctic

Charlotte Wrigley

Trauma Sponges

Dispatches from the Scarred Heart of Emergency Response

Jeremy Norton

Gramsci at Sea

Sharad Chari

Noah's Arkive

Jeffrey J. Cohen, Julian Yates

On Posthuman War

Computation and Military Violence

Mike Hill

Justice at Work

The Rise of Economic and Racial Justice Coalitions in Cities

Marc Doussard, Greg Schrock

The Lichen Museum

Laurie A. Palmer

Inside the Spiral

The Passions of Robert Smithson

Suzaan Boettger

Citizens of Worlds

Open-Air Toolkits for Environmental Struggle

Jennifer Gabrys

Cruisy, Sleepy, Melancholy

Sexual Disorientation in the Films of Tsai Ming-liang

Nicholas de Villiers

Take My Word for It

A Dictionary of English Idioms

Anatoly Liberman

Queer Silence

On Disability and Rhetorical Absence

J. Logan Smilges

Arte Programmata

Freedom, Control, and the Computer in 1960s Italy

Lindsay Caplan

Rescue Me

On Dogs and Their Humans

Margret Grebowicz


Perpetual Flight . . . and Then the Pandemic

Christopher Schaberg

Allotment Stories

Indigenous Land Relations under Settler Siege

Daniel Heath Justice, Jean M. O’Brien

Scale Theory

A Nondisciplinary Inquiry

Joshua DiCaglio

Isherwood on Writing

The Complete Lectures in California

Christopher Isherwood, James J. Berg, Claude Summers

Studious Drift

Movements and Protocols for a Postdigital Education

Peter Hyland, Tyson E. Lewis


The Excremental Canon of French Literature

Annabel L. Kim

On the Wandering Paths

Sylvain Tesson, Drew S. Burk

Algorithms of Education

How Datafication and Artificial Intelligence Shape Policy

Kalervo N. Gulson, Sam Sellar, P. Taylor Webb

Side Affects

On Being Trans and Feeling Bad

Hil Malatino

Viral Cultures

Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS

Marika Cifor

Saving Animals

Multispecies Ecologies of Rescue and Care

Elan Abrell

The Digital Is Kid Stuff

Making Creative Laborers for a Precarious Economy

Josef Nguyen

Eco Soma

Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters

Petra Kuppers

Art and Posthumanism

Essays, Encounters, Conversations

Cary Wolfe

Life in Plastic

Artistic Responses to Petromodernity

Caren Irr

We Are Meant to Rise

Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World

Carolyn Holbrook, David Mura

Outsiders Within

Writing on Transracial Adoption

Jane Jeong Trenka, Julia Chinyere Oparah, Sun Yung Shin


Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States

Anne Pollock

Lost Illusions

Honoré de Balzac, Raymond N. MacKenzie

Lost Souls

Honoré de Balzac, Raymond N. MacKenzie

Little White Houses

How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Dianne Harris

Producers, Parasites, Patriots

Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity

Daniel Martinez HoSang, Joseph E. Lowndes


Attending to Body and Earth in Distress

Ranae Lenor Hanson

The Migrant's Paradox

Street Livelihoods and Marginal Citizenship in Britain

Suzanne M. Hall

The Filing Cabinet

A Vertical History of Information

Craig Robertson

The Probiotic Planet

Using Life to Manage Life

Jamie Lorimer

Gaian Systems

Lynn Margulis, Neocybernetics, and the End of the Anthropocene

Bruce Clarke


American Pursuits and the Making of a New Animal Condition

Antoine Traisnel

Arrested Welcome

Hospitality in Contemporary Art

Irina Aristarkhova


Thinking across Ecological Temporalities

Bethany Wiggin, Carolyn Fornoff, Patricia Eunji Kim

Scammer's Yard

The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica

Jovan Scott Lewis

Hudson Bay Bound

Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic

Natalie Warren

What a Library Means to a Woman

Edith Wharton and the Will to Collect Books

Sheila Liming

Fix What You Can

Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker's Fight for Her Son

Mindy Greiling

Things Worth Keeping

The Value of Attachment in a Disposable World

Christine Harold

An Ecotopian Lexicon

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson, Brent Ryan Bellamy

Anthropocene Poetics

Deep Time, Sacrifice Zones, and Extinction

David Farrier

What God Is Honored Here?

Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color

Shannon Gibney, Kao Kalia Yang

Digitize and Punish

Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age

Brian Jefferson

Isherwood in Transit

James J. Berg, Chris Freeman

Red Gold

The Managed Extinction of the Giant Bluefin Tuna

Jennifer E. Telesca