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  1. The slumbering masses : sleep, medicine, and modern American life

    Wolf-Meyer, Matthew J.
    Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2012.

  2. Theory for the world to come : speculative fiction and apocalyptic anthropology

    Wolf-Meyer, Matthew J.
    Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2019.

    Can social theories forge new paths into an uncertain future? The future has become increasingly difficult to imagine. We might be able to predict a few events, but imagining how looming disasters will coincide is simultaneously necessary and impossible. Drawing on speculative fiction and social theory, Theory for the World to Come is the beginning of a conversation about theories that move beyond nihilistic conceptions of the capitalism-caused Anthropocene and toward generative bodies of thought that provoke creative ways of thinking about the world ahead. Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer draws on such authors as Kim Stanley Robinson and Octavia Butler, and engages with afrofuturism, indigenous speculative fiction, and films from the 1970s and '80s to help think differently about the future and its possibilities. Forerunners: Ideas First is a series of short books of thought-in-process scholarship, where intense analysis, questioning, and speculation take the lead.

  3. Naked fieldnotes : a rough guide to ethnographic writing

    Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2023]

    "Unlocking the experience of conducting qualitative research, Naked Fieldnotes pairs fieldnotes based on observations, interviews, and other contemporary modes of recording research encounters with short, reflective essays, offering rich examples of how fieldnotes are shaped by research experiences. By granting access to these personal archives, the contributors unsettle taboos about the privacy of ethnographic writing and give scholars a diverse, multimodal approach to conceptualizing and doing ethnographic fieldwork"--

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