University of Minnesota Press Textbooks


Social Science: Beyond Constructivism and Realism

Social Science: Beyond Constructivism and Realism

  • by Gerard Delanty
  • ISBN: 0816631271
  • ISBN-13: 9780816631278
The crucial challenge facing social science is a question of its public role: growing reflexivity in society has implications for the social production of knowledge and is bringing into question the separation of expert systems from other ...

What Is Posthumanism?

What Is Posthumanism?

  • by Cary Wolfe
  • ISBN: 0816666156
  • ISBN-13: 9780816666157
The author ranges across bioethics, cognitive science, animal ethics, gender and disability to develop a theoretical and philosophical approach responsive to humans' changing understanding of themselves and the world. Original.

Developing Partnerships: Gender, Sexuality and the Reformed World Bank

Developing Partnerships: Gender, Sexuality and the Reformed World Bank

  • by Kate Bedford
  • ISBN: 0816665400
  • ISBN-13: 9780816665402
"Looking concurrently at economic and gender policy, Bedford connects reform of markets to reform of masculinities, loan agreements for export promotion to pamphlets for indigenous adolescents advising daily genital bathing, and attempts to ...

Class and Its Others

Class and Its Others

  • by J.K. Gibson-Graham, Stephen A. Resnick (Contribution by), Richard D. Wolff (Contribution by)
  • ISBN: 0816636184
  • ISBN-13: 9780816636181
A welcome and much-needed corrective, this book offers a novel theoretical approach to class and an active practice of class analysis.

Architecture of Thought

Architecture of Thought

  • by Andrzej Piotrowski
  • ISBN: 0816673055
  • ISBN-13: 9780816673056
An innovative examination of how material practices and constructed environments have shaped cultures.

Medicine by Design: The Architect and the Modern Hospital, 1893-1943

Medicine by Design: The Architect and the Modern Hospital, 1893-1943

  • by Annmarie Adams
  • ISBN: 0816651132
  • ISBN-13: 9780816651139
At the center of this work is Montreal’s landmark Royal Victoria Hospital, built in 1893.

The Ethics of Earth Art

The Ethics of Earth Art

  • by Amanda Boetzkes
  • ISBN: 0816665885
  • ISBN-13: 9780816665884
"In The Ethics of Earth Art, Amanda Boetzkes analyzes the development of the earth art movement, arguing that such diverse artists as Robert Smithson, Ana Mendieta, James Turrell, Jackie Brookner, Olafur Eliasson, Basia Irland, and Ichi ...

Social Science

Social Science

  • by Gerard Delanty
  • ISBN: 0816631263
  • ISBN-13: 9780816631261
The crucial challenge facing social science is a question of its public role: growing reflexivity in society has implications for the social production of knowledge and is bringing into question the separation of expert systems from other ...

Relearning from Las Vegas

Relearning from Las Vegas

  • by Aron Vinegar (Editor), Michael J. Golec (Editor), Ritu Bhatt (Contribution by), Karsten Harries (Contribution by), Jean-Claude Lebensztejn (Contribution by)
  • ISBN: 0816650608
  • ISBN-13: 9780816650606
Resonating far beyond the professional and institutional boundaries of the field, the book contributed to a thorough rethinking of modernism and was subsequently taken up as an early manifestation and progenitor of postmodernism.

Freedom

Freedom

  • by Zygmunt Bauman
  • ISBN: 0816617570
  • ISBN-13: 9780816617579
Bauman (sociology, U. of Leeds) analyzes freedom as a social relation rather than as an idea or postulate. Throughout history, he shows, freedom was a privilege enjoyed in relation to either superior or weaker power.

 

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