C21's broad range of publications confirms its leadership in the academic community in the United States and abroad. The books in our current series with the University of Minnesota Press, and in our earlier series, 21st Century Studies and Theories of Contemporary Culture, with Indiana University Press originate from conferences sponsored by C21 or are authored by scholars affiliated with the Center.
New in 2015 is the first volume in the Center for 21st Century Studies series with the University of Minnesota Press: The Nonhuman Turn.
Edited by C21 director Richard Grusin, the volume originates from our 2012 conference of the same name.
This is the first book to name and consolidate a wide array of current critical, theoretical, and philosophical approaches to the humanities and social sciences under the concept of the nonhuman turn. Each of these approaches is engaged in decentering the human in favor of a concern for the nonhuman, understood by contributors in a variety of ways—in terms of animals, affectivity, bodies, materiality, technologies, and organic and geophysical systems.
In addition to an Introduction by Richard Grusin, the volume includes essays by Jane Bennett, Ian Bogost, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Mark B. N. Hansen, Erin Manning, Brian Massumi, Timothy Morton, Steven Shaviro, and Rebekah Sheldon.
Books are still available from our two earlier series, 21st Century Studies and Theories of Contemporary Culture, with Indiana University Press:
Making Place: Space and Embodiment in the City, edited by UWM's Arijit Sen (Architecture), and Lisa Silverman (History), this volume originates from two Center symposia held in Fall 2010 and Spring 2011: Embodied Placemaking in Urban Public Spaces.
The Long 1968: Revisions and New Perspectives, edited by former C21 director Daniel J. Sherman (Art History, University of North Carolina), and former C21 editor Ruud van Dijk (History, Amsterdam), as well as UWM faculty Jasmine Alinder (History) and Aneesh Aneesh (Sociology), this volume originates from the Center's 40th anniversary conference in Fall 2008: Since 1968.
Debt: Ethics, the Environment, and the Economy, edited by by UWM's Peter Y. Paik (Comparative Literature), and former C21 director Merry Wiesner-Hanks (History), this volume originates from the Center's Spring 2010 conference: DEBT.
New Routes for Diaspora Studies, edited by Sukanya Banerjee, Aims McGuiness, and Steven C. McKay. This volume originates from the Center's Spring 2005 conference, Routing Diasporas: Labor, Citizenship, Empire.
The Question of Gender, edited by Judith Butler and Elizabeth Weed. This volume originates from the Center's Spring 2007 conference, In Terms of Gender.
The State of Sovereignty, edited by Douglas Howland and Luise White. This volume originates from the Center's fall 2005 conference, Art of the State.
Museums & Difference, edited by Daniel J. Sherman. This volume originates from the Center's fall 2003 conference of the same name.
Our series Theories of Contemporary Culture includes:
A complete list of volumes is also available.
To order works from either series:
Phone Indiana University Press at (800) 842-6796 or Fax (812) 855-7913; to find out about electronic ordering, visit the Indiana University Press Home Page
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