Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy
Loving Animals argues that to achieve such goals as ending animal testing and factory farming, activists need to better understand the profound emotional attachment many people have with animals. Offering an alternative to both the acceptance of animal exploitation and radical animal liberation, Kathy Rudy shows that a deeper understanding of this emotional bond can redefine the human–animal relationship.
Presskit: remixthebook by Mark Amerika
Remixthebook explores the mashup as a defining cultural activity in the digital age, tracing the art of the remix to previous forms of avant-garde and modernist art through mashups of deftly sampled phrases and ideas. Mark Amerika captures the unique and continually shifting digital moment in which we live and situates the remix as an art form and literary intervention.
The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America's Public Schools
The Right to Be Out begins with a cogent history and analysis of the dramatic legal developments concerning the rights of LGBT persons since 1968. Stuart Biegel then turns to what K–12 schools should do to implement right-to-be-out policies. He examines recent legal and public policy changes that affect LGBT students and educators in the K–12 public school system.
Presskit: This is Not Florida by Jay Weiner
This Is Not Florida is the behind-the-scenes saga of the Franken-Coleman Minnesota Senate recount, the largest, longest, and most expensive election recount in American history. In a fascinating, blow-by-blow account, reporter Jay Weiner covers the entire recount. This Is Not Florida presents an unforgettable moment in political history that proved that it’s never really over until it’s actually over.
Presskit: News to Me by Laurie Hertzel
News to Me is the adventurous story of Laurie Hertzel’s journey into the bustling world of journalism in the mid-1970s. It is the chronicle of a small-city newspaper on the cusp of transformation, an affectionate portrait of Duluth and its people, and the account of a talented, persistent journalist who witnessed it all and was changing right along with it.
Twin Cities by Trolley: The Streetcar Era in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Twin Cities by Trolley offers a rolling snapshot of Minneapolis and St. Paul from the 1880s to the 1950s, when the streetcar system shaped the entire area. More than 400 photographs and 70 maps let the reader follow the tracks from Stillwater to Lake Minnetonka, through Uptown to downtown Minneapolis. The illustrations show nearly every Twin Cities neighborhood as it once was.
Pink Ribbons, Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy
In Pink Ribbons, Inc., Samantha King traces how breast cancer has been transformed from a stigmatized disease and individual tragedy to a market-driven industry of survivorship. Here, for the first time, King questions the effectiveness and legitimacy of privately funded efforts to stop the epidemic among American women. Highly revelatory—at times shocking—Pink Ribbons, Inc. challenges the commercialization of the breast cancer movement.