Twin Cities Geek: Speculative Blackness

Examines race through fanzines, Star Trek, comic books, and Harry Potter

Close out February with the media analysis of André M. Carrington’s Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction, published by the University of Minnesota Press. Carrington examines the connections and contentions among a diverse array of genre works—Star TrekBuffyHarry Potter, Big Two comics, and more—and past and present American attitudes and ideas about race. Speculative Blackness is informative, of course, but it’s also thought-provoking and insightful.


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University of Minnesota Press Podcast

More than two dozen essays of Indigenous resistance to the privatization and allotment of Indigenous lands

Allotment Stories: Daniel Heath Justice and Jean M. O'Brien.

A fascinating and unprecedented ethnography of animal sanctuaries in the United States

Saving AnimalsElan Abrell and Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie on sanctuary, care, ethics.

How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America

Making creative laborers for a precarious economy: Josef Nguyen, Carly Kocurek, and Patrick LeMieux.



Browse our Fall/Winter 2022-23 catalog for exciting forthcoming books!

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