Books published by U of Minnesota Press

A Thousand Plateaus

U of Minnesota Press | June 18, 1987 | 610 pages
Suggests an open system of psychological exploration to cut through accepted norms of morality, language, and politics  More Info

Everything You Know about Indians is Wrong

U of Minnesota Press | June 18, 2019 | 193 pages
In this sweeping work of memoir and commentary, leading cultural critic Paul Chaat Smith illustrates with dry wit and brutal honesty the contradictions of life in “the Indian business.” Raised in suburban Maryland and Oklahoma, Smith dove head first into the political radicalism of the 1970s,... More Info

The Torments of Love

U of Minnesota Press | June 18, 1996 | 204 pages
Originally published in 1538, The Torments of Love tells the story of the ill-starred love affair of the heroine, Helisenne, and her paramour, Guenelic. The first part relates the tale of Helisenne's happy marriage and her sudden adulterous desire for Guenelic, a desire so overwhelming that her... More Info

Civilization and Violence

U of Minnesota Press | June 18, 2019 | 224 pages
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U of Minnesota Press | June 18, 2019 | 244 pages
"In this foundational work in contemporary political theory, William Connolly makes a distinctive contribution to our understanding of the relationship between personal identity and democratic politics, particularly in the domains of religion, ethics, sexuality, and ethnicity. Every identity,... More Info

If I Could Write this in Fire

U of Minnesota Press | June 18, 2019 | 89 pages
In her first book-length collection of nonfiction, Cliff interweaves reflections on her life in Jamaica, England, and the United States with a powerful and sustained critique of racism, homophobia, and social injustice. If I Could Write This in Fire begins by tracing her transatlantic journey from... More Info

Fallout Shelter

U of Minnesota Press | June 18, 2019 | 348 pages
Tracing the partnership between architects and American civil defense officials during the Cold War.  More Info


U of Minnesota Press | June 18, 1999 | 227 pages
There is more to identity than identifying with one's culture or standing solidly against it. José Esteban Muñoz looks at how those outside the racial and sexual mainstream negotiate majority culture—not by aligning themselves with or against exclusionary works but rather by transforming these... More Info

The Mishomis Book

U of Minnesota Press | January 1, 2010 | 114 pages
For young readers, the collected wisdom and traditions of Ojibway elders.  More Info

The Ethos of Pluralization

U of Minnesota Press | June 18, 1995 | 243 pages
How plural, really, is pluralism today? In this book a prominent political theorist reworks the traditional pluralist imagination, rendering it more inclusive and responsive to new drives to pluralization. Traditional pluralism, William E. Connolly shows, gives too much priority to past political... More Info

Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics

U of Minnesota Press | June 18, 1984 | 333 pages
This book is the ideal introduction to the thought of Mikhail Bakhtin. Bakhtin is becoming established as one of the giants of 20th century literary criticsm, despite his work being unknown in the West until the 1970's. This book is less about Dostoyevsky per se, rather a profound meditation on how... More Info

Little White Houses

U of Minnesota Press | February 19, 2013 | 392 pages
"A rare exploration of the racial and class politics of architecture, Little White Houses examines how postwar media representations associated the ordinary single-family house with middle-class whites to the exclusion of others, creating a powerful and invidious cultural iconography that continues... More Info

White Women, Race Matters

U of Minnesota Press | June 18, 1993 | 289 pages
Traditional debates concerning racially hierarchical societies have tended to focus on the experience of being black. White Women, Race Matters breaks with this tradition by focusing on the particular ecperiences of white women in a racially hierarchical society. By considering the ways in which... More Info

Writing the Love of Boys

U of Minnesota Press | February 28, 2011 | 302 pages
A pioneering look at same-sex desire in Japanese modernist writing.  More Info

Cape Town After Apartheid

U of Minnesota Press | June 13, 2011 | 238 pages
Reveals how liberal democracy and free-market economics reproduce the inequalities of apartheid in Cape Town, South Africa.  More Info

Mexican Masculinities

U of Minnesota Press | June 18, 2019 | 282 pages
The first of its kind and a powerful challenge to customary views of gender and sexuality in the life and literature of Mexico, this book traces literary representations of masculinity in Mexico from independence in 1810 to the 1960s, and shows how these intersect with the constructions of nation... More Info

Beginning to See the Light

U of Minnesota Press | July 2, 2012 | 320 pages
From the New Yorker's inimitable first pop music critic comes this pioneering collection of essays by a conscientious writer whose political realm is both radical and rational, and whose prime preoccupations are with rock 'n' roll, sexuality, and above all, freedom. Here Ellen Willis assuredly... More Info

Strategies for Social Change

U of Minnesota Press | June 29, 2012 | 360 pages
Examines how strategies within social movements develop and work  More Info

We Are All Moors

U of Minnesota Press | June 18, 2019 | 228 pages
An alternate history of xenophobia and how we must overcome it together  More Info

Like a Loaded Weapon

U of Minnesota Press | November 10, 2005 | 270 pages
Robert A. Williams Jr. boldly exposes the ongoing legal force of the racist language directed at Indians in American society. Fueled by well-known negative racial stereotypes of Indian savagery and cultural inferiority, this language, Williams contends, has functioned “like a loaded weapon” in... More Info

Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle

U of Minnesota Press | March 23, 2012 | 336 pages
An extraordinary life story that encompasses the fight for African American freedom throughout the twentieth century  More Info

Samurai Among Panthers

U of Minnesota Press | April 23, 2012 | 496 pages
The first biography of Asian American activist and Black Panther Party member Richard Aoki  More Info

Dark Side of the Light

U of Minnesota Press | February 24, 2006 | 165 pages
Enlightenment thinkers such as Rousseau and Montesquieu are best known for their humanist theories and liberating influence on Western civilization. But as renowned French intellectual Louis Sala-Molins shows, Enlightenment discourses and scholars were also complicit in the Atlantic slave trade,... More Info

Turn Here Sweet Corn

U of Minnesota Press | March 7, 2012 | 344 pages
A master class in organic farming, a lesson in entrepreneurship, a love story, and a legal thriller  More Info

Erotics of Sovereignty

U of Minnesota Press | May 10, 2012 | 328 pages
How queer Native writers use the erotics of lived experience to challenge both federal and tribal notions of “Indianness”  More Info

Speculative Security

U of Minnesota Press | February 29, 2012 | 274 pages
Does following the money create security or undermine it?  More Info

Opacity and the Closet

U of Minnesota Press | April 25, 2012 | 224 pages
Looking beyond the closet at the lives and works of renowned queer public figures  More Info

Cooking Up the Good Life

U of Minnesota Press | April 4, 2011 | 200 pages
Wholesome, fun recipes to cook with the seasons?from renowned Twin Cities chef Jenny Breen.  More Info

Body Drift

U of Minnesota Press | October 22, 2012 | 184 pages
As exemplary representatives of a form of critical feminism, the writings of Judith Butler, Katherine Hayles, and Donna Haraway offer entry into the great crises of contemporary society, politics, and culture. Butler leads readers to rethink the boundaries of the human in a time of perpetual war.... More Info

Families Apart

U of Minnesota Press | January 24, 2012 | 263 pages
How temporary migration programs haunt the lives of families long after they have reunited  More Info

In Search of a New Image of Thought

U of Minnesota Press | September 11, 2012 | 241 pages
Gregg Lambert demonstrates that since the publication of Proust and Signs in 1964 Gilles Deleuze's search for a new means of philosophical expression became a central theme of all of his oeuvre, including those written with psychoanalyst Félix Guattari.  More Info

Henri Lefebvre on Space

U of Minnesota Press | August 1, 2011 | 400 pages
Shows how Lefebvre’s theory of space developed out of direct engagement with architecture, urbanism, and urban sociology.  More Info

The Slumbering Masses

U of Minnesota Press | September 10, 2012 | 288 pages
Addresses the phenomenon of sleep and sleeplessness in the United States, tracing the influence of medicine and industrial capitalism on the sleeping habits of Americans from the 19th century to the present  More Info

Bad for Democracy

U of Minnesota Press | September 19, 2008 | 263 pages
Throughout our history, Americans have been simultaneously inspired and seduced by the American presidency and concerned about the misuse of presidential power—from the time of Lincoln, Wilson, and FDR to Nixon, Reagan, and George W. Bush—as a grave threat to the United States. In Bad for... More Info

Words to Our Now

U of Minnesota Press | November 15, 2005 | 264 pages
Essays regarding prejudice and inhumanity, by a gay Jamaican American.  More Info

Everyday Environmentalism

U of Minnesota Press | January 30, 2012 | 165 pages
A bold rethinking of urban political ecology  More Info