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Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission

Kevin Ohi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694778
eISBN:
9781452950754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Literary texts that address tradition and the transmission of knowledge often seem concerned less with preservation than with loss, recurrently describing scenarios of what author Kevin Ohi terms ... More


The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe

Rebekah Sheldon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689873
eISBN:
9781452955186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Child to Come reads American culture from the 1960s to the present as a period in which the anxious apprehension of nonhuman vitality has sought alleviation in the figure of the child. Yet the ... More


Sexuality in School: The Limits of Education

Jen Gilbert

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816686377
eISBN:
9781452948959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816686377.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Sexuality in School: The Limits of Education is a study of the educational breakdowns, conflicts and controversies that emerge as sexuality circulates through the spaces and relations of schooling. I ... More


Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color

Crystal Parikh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780816697069
eISBN:
9781452957678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697069.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Human rights are usually understood to be that which Americans deliver unto others elsewhere, with little direct meaning for U.S. legal discourse, domestic political struggle, or American literary ... More


For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Erica R. Meiners

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

For the Children argues that the child is a critical figure to the understanding of the struggle to dismantle America’s prison nation. The child--and all producing institutions including schools, ... More


A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church

David K. Seitz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902131
eISBN:
9781452958828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

David K. Seitz maps the affective dimensions of the politics of citizenship at one large LGBT church, focusing on debates on race and gender in religious leadership, activism around police–minority ... More


Indifference to Difference: On Queer Universalism

Madhavi Menon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695904
eISBN:
9781452953656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695904.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Indifference to Difference organises itself around Alain Badiou’s suggestion that in the face of increasing claims of identitarian specificity, one might consider the politics and ethics of being ... More


Twelve Views from the Distance

Mutsuo Takahashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This memoir traces a boy’s childhood and its intersection with the rise of the Japanese empire and World War II. In twelve chapters that visit and revisit critical points in his boyhood, this book ... More


The Stray Bullet: William S. Burroughs in Mexico

Jorge García-Robles

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680627
eISBN:
9781452948805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680627.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

First published in Mexico in 1995 as La bala perdida, The Stray Bullet presents a thorough and compelling account of William S Burroughs’ Mexico experience. Author Jorge García-Robles makes a ... More


If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past

Christopher Castiglia and Christopher Reed

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676101
eISBN:
9781452947624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676101.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The AIDS epidemic soured the memory of the sexual revolution and gay liberation of the 1970s, and prominent politicians, commentators, and academics instructed gay men to forget the sexual cultures ... More


Stupid Birds: Temporal Dissidence in the Lastmaker

Jane Blocker

in Becoming Past: History in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696970
eISBN:
9781452952321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696970.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter considers Claire Bishop’s critique of Goat Island’s final performance called The Lastmaker (2007-9), in which she accused it of failing to be contemporary. It examines a particular scene ... More


On Being Wrong and Feeling Right: Cherríe Moraga and Audre Lorde

Grace Kyungwon Hong

in Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyses works by Audre Lorde and Cherríe Moraga, which interrogate the moralism that infuses those aspects of social movements that become invested in respectability and legibility. ... More


Blues Futurity and Queer Improvisation

Grace Kyungwon Hong

in Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Because reproductive respectability is such an important mode by which political and social legibility and value becomes sutured to literal physical life, this chapter extends this analysis to ... More


Bringing Out the Dead: Black Feminism’s Prophetic Vision

Grace Kyungwon Hong

in Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter meditates on how such a theory of queer reproduction might help one engage with the material and epistemological violences of the university, particularly as they manifest around the ... More


Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota

Stewart Van Cleve

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676453
eISBN:
9781452948935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676453.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

For too long, LGBTQ communities—including Minnesota’s—have been maligned, misrepresented, and often outright ignored. Myths regarding the queer experience have grown and become embedded in local and ... More


The Perversity of the Zigzag: the Criminality of Queer Urban Desire

Richard Hornsey

in The Spiv and the Architect: Unruly Life in Postwar London

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653140
eISBN:
9781452946139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653140.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explains how the urban machinations of London’s queer men were characterized as a malignant mode of spatial criminality. It discusses the tabloid moral panic regarding the metropolitan ... More


“An Infinite and Undefinable Movement”

Fatima El-Tayeb

in European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670154
eISBN:
9781452947242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670154.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The queering of ethnicity in Europe refers to Europe’s deliberate indifference to non-European minorities. This concluding chapter discusses how three methodological approaches have been used to ... More


Introduction

Stewart Van Cleve

in Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676453
eISBN:
9781452948935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676453.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This introductory chapter explores the book’s wide-ranging collection of artefacts, histories, and scholarly work that highlights queer activities in Minnesota. The book gives basic information about ... More


A Genealogy of Queer Native Literatures

Lisa Tatonetti

in The Queerness of Native American Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692781
eISBN:
9781452949642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692781.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter offers a provisional history of the authors, genres, and subjects of queer Native studies, narrating a map of relationships and thereby providing a much needed genealogy of the field. It ... More


Blood Pressures: Queer Inheritance and Intimate Affiliations

Steven Blevins

in Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697144
eISBN:
9781452955315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The fourth chapter explores the bio-medicalized forms of human bio-cargo to find expression in the sign of “blood” as the particularized biological “matter” of family history, now articulated in ... More


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