University Of Minnesota Press

Founded in 1925, the University of Minnesota Press is best known as the publisher of groundbreaking work in social and cultural thought, critical theory, race and ethnic studies, urbanism, feminist criticism, and media studies.

The Press is among the most active publishers of translations of significant works of European and Latin American thought and scholarship. Minnesota also publishes a diverse list of works on the cultural and natural heritage of the state and the upper Midwest region. The Test Division of the Press publishes highly-regarded personality assessment instruments, including the MMPI-2 and MMPI-A.

University of Minnesota Press heads in new direction with grant from the Mellon Foundation. New model focuses on collaborative research and publication. The University of Minnesota Press in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota has been awarded a grant of $672,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch “Quadrant,” a program to promote interdisciplinary research and publication. Quadrant marks the beginning of a new model for University–Press partnerships designed to bring scholars in the humanities and social sciences into dialogue with those in the sciences and professional schools. In doing so, Quadrant also addresses rising concerns about the distance of university presses from the goals and priorities of their parent institutions. Quadrant seeks to address the University of Minnesota’s ambitious goal of being one of the top three public research institutions in the world by providing research residencies or other opportunities for collaborative interaction to scholars at the Institute for Advanced Study and supporting publication of the resulting work by the University of Minnesota Press. “This program offers exciting new possibilities for the production and dissemination of research which crosses ordinary disciplinary and institutional boundaries. We are pleased to be partners in what promises to be an innovative and dynamic interaction,” said Ann Waltner, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study. Focusing on emerging areas of groundbreaking interdisciplinary scholarship, Quadrant will create four collaborative groups: Design and Architecture, Environmental Sustainability, Global Cultures, Health and Society. In a radical departure from the traditional university press series model, the editorial direction of Quadrant publications will be guided by dynamic, evolving, and diverse groups of academic participants.

Robot Ghosts & Wired Dreams published by University Of Minnesota Press in 2007. University Of Minnesota Press - NeoPopRealism JournalJapanese science fiction has strongly influenced global pop culture. Its most popular examples have been visual, from "Gojira" (Godzilla) & "Astro Boy" in the 50s & 60s to the anime masterpieces "Akika & Ghost in The Shell" of the 80s & 90s. A little attention has been paid to a vibrant tradition of prose science fiction in Japan. This book is an overview of Japanese prose science fiction & animated series & films to the most recent works. This book highlighting what may be the literary & Pop culture today. This title is a result of creative collaboration of Christopher Bolton, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., Takayuki Tatsumi. Contributors: Saito Tamaki, Hiroko Chiba, William O. Gardner, Naoki Chiba, Azuma Hiroki, Kotani Nakamura, Sharalyn Orbaugh, Thomas Schnellbacher. Morgan Park

Morgan Park by Arnold R. Alanen - with photographs by Chris Fausl - first published in 2007 in the United States by University of Minnesota Press in cooperation with center for American Places, Santa Fe, New Mexico, & Stanton, Virginia. Tourism was evident in Duluth by the late nineteenth century. But from the 1870s to the 1970s this was a city based on heavy industry, & shipping activities. From 1915 to 1972, the largest employer in this industrial zone was a manufacturing complex built & operated by the U.S. Steel corporation & its subsidiaries... The Morgan Park was a highlight with its significant community's buildings & its story. Arnold R. Alanen wrote the book which covers 100 years of history of the Steel plant & the Morgan Park community. Today tourism is a major "industry" in Duluth. Arnold R. is professor of landscape architecture at the University of Wisconsin -Madison...


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