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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 151–160.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and fifties. They all nonetheless engage with what Lizabeth Cohen terms the postwar “Consumers’ Republic,” in which “good consumer” became synonymous with “good citizen.” What is the cultural work of literary fiction in a milieu in which nothing, it seems, exists outside the terms of commodity exchange...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 104–123.
Published: 01 May 2020
... immigrant street vendors. Through the convergence of narrative and material transactions, the book prompts reader-consumers to recognize their complicity in the duress that shapes their interactions. Copyright © 2020 Virginia Tech 2020 migritude migration duress testimony life writing...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 243–253.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., the Canadian magazine Maclean’s published a story about Farmer Direct, a Saskatchewan-based organic grain and cattle co-op that had recently developed a program to enable consumers to access detailed information about the origins of their meat, including the animal’s name, breed, and diet...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 255–262.
Published: 01 November 2009
... activists, or environmentalists, but of bankrupt family farmers, debt- wracked chicken warehouse contractors, Mexican immigrant meat packers, food chemists, and food consumers, such as one mother who lost her two-year-old son to food-borne E. Coli. The result is a film that seeks to “connect the dots...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 149–159.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the utopian imagination more fully, rather than an occasion for moralizing judg- ments or regressive nostalgia” (2009, 423), he advances as a method of analysis an affective dialectics, whereby Wal-Mart appears both as a marker of the present social totality in which value is produced by the consumer...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 112–121.
Published: 01 November 2014
... embraces the spatial and temporal imagina- tion of the Anthropocene discourse. The story portrays a consumer culture that has been truly globalized. Cruise ships now visit the far end of the planet, Antarctica, which one hundred years earlier was not accessible even to professional expeditions. Even...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 301–307.
Published: 01 May 2009
... . ---. Self-Consuming Artifacts: The Experience of Seventeenth Century Literature . 1972 . Pittsburgh : Duquesne UP , 1994 . ---. Is There a Text in This Class? The Authority of Interpretive Communities . Cambridge : Harvard UP , 1980 . ---. Doing What Comes Naturally: Change, Rhetoric...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 126–150.
Published: 01 May 2014
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 4.
Published: 01 November 2012
... fishing kind. I am wearing stilettos so I can be ready to stab a man’s heart like a tack. To see if he can bleed. I want to be the engine that consumes, that drives the propeller, not the propeller that soaks in water, waiting for something power plant, something high...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 24.
Published: 01 May 2005
... and Mapplethorpe? if your knowledge is fragile it cannot be applied under other conditions it's different for people with dumb luck evaluation complicated and time-consuming. ...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 20.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., and yet I knew some dormant seeds need fire to grow. A goddamn metaphor, you said, What do you want? The smell of creosote after a desert rain? Can’t have that, you said. They were all consumed. So I wrote of the steam rising from the charcoal fields, and how lost I felt...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 18–19.
Published: 01 November 2020
... for weakness. Waxed you into the virginal universe and prayed we would break like honeymoon flies consumed in that childhood sadism a sweet savored with bitten cheeks hands honeyed with the sticky torsos of insects, of shorn lovers. The thirst for power haunting my tongue, a testament to our backyard...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 127–140.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Cultural Studies.” Del Sarto, Ríos, and Trigo 153 – 82 . Del Sarto Ana Ríos Alicia Trigo Abril , eds. The Latin American Cultural Studies Reader . Durham : Duke UP , 2004 . García Canclini Néstor . Consumers and Citizens: Globalization and Multicultural Conflicts . Trans...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 116–138.
Published: 01 November 2016
... or tied to any particular practice, place, or class. On this basis, the immaterial labor of games and game players is celebrated as having the potential for a postclass movement that emerges from the supposedly upended divi- sions between producer and consumer, worker and owner, play time...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 139–145.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., and cli- mate change movements, work to reveal and reshape the flows of material agencies across regions, environments, animal bodies, and human bodies —​even as global capitalism and the medical–industrial complex reassert a more convenient ideology of solidly bounded, indi- vidual consumers...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 275–277.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of the Modern Gentleman in the Eighteenth Century. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2009. McCrossen, Alexis, ed. Land of Necessity: Consumer Culture in the United Stated-Mexico Borderlands. Durham: Duke UP, 2009. McGurl, Mark. The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 104–112.
Published: 01 May 2012
... that articulates the default or operational setting for consumer culture as multilingual rather than monolingual. (Here we have to remember that the audi- ence, whether visiting the gallery or the website, is figured as partici- pant in global circuits of cultural exchange.) Perhaps more interesting...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 83–94.
Published: 01 May 2013
... you (Biddick 2012a, 2012b). Burning to Be Told How could she [Talmud] who was given by the flaming God be consumed by the fire? —​Susan L. Einbinder, Beautiful Death: Jewish Poetry...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 54–56.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the outline of shapes I recognized, more beautiful in motion than when still. There was the impression of a field and the impression of brown cattle, and the star in the distance consumed by the small hills. My brother’s window was down, and the van was moving very fast, and so he had to shout...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 211–219.
Published: 01 May 2009
... postindustrial, post-Fordism, consumer society, late capitalism, globalization. What most characterizes postmodern culture for me is disorganization. Think of the TIAA-CREF case. On the one hand, financial consumers are offered an excessive array of choices...