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University of Iowa Press

University of Iowa Press publishes reference and course books for scholars and students in the areas of archaeology, American studies, American history, literary studies, theatre studies, and the craft of writing. For general readers its publishing list includes works of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry anthologies, books on the archaeology and natural history of the Midwest, cookbooks, letters and diaries, biographies, memoirs, regional history, and collections of historic and contemporary photographs.


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  1. Teaching Tainted Lit

    Popular American fiction has now secured a routine position in the higher education classroom despite its historic status as culturally suspect. This newfound respect and inclusion have almost certainly changed the pedagogical landscape, and Teaching Tainted Lit explores that altered terrain. Learn More
    £30.95

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  2. The Ladies' Etiquette Handbook

    This work can be read as a testament to the growing division between social classes and, at the same time, a reflection of the middle classes overwhelming desire to cross social lines through the graces of fine etiquette. Learn More
    £30.95

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  3. In Dylan Town

    For fifty years, the music, words, story, and fans of Bob Dylan have fascinated David Gaines. Talking with students, exchanging Dylan trivia with fellow fans, or cheering on fan musicians doing Dylan covers during the Dylan Days festival, Gaines shows that, for many people, being a fan of popular culture couples serious critical and creative engagement with heartfelt commitment. Learn More
    £19.50

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  4. The University of Iowa Guide to Campus Architecture

    In thIs guIde to the University of Iowa’s architecture, John Beldon Scott and Rodney P. Lehnertz discuss and illustrate an ensemble of buildings whose stylistic diversity reflects the breadth of Iowa’s contributions to research, education, and creative activities. Learn More
    £22.50

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  5. Exploiting Fandom

    As more and more fans rush online to share their thoughts on their favorite shows or video games, they might feel like the process of providing feedback is empowering. However, as fan studies scholar Mel Stanfill argues, these industry invitations for fan participation indicate not greater fan power but rather greater fan usefulness. Learn More
    £84.50

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  6. The Most American Thing in America

    Between 1904 and the Great Depression, Circuit Chautauquas toured the rural US, reflecting and reinforcing its citizens' ideas, attitudes, and politics every summer through music, lectures, dramas, orations and special programs for children. This book reveals the Circuit Chautauquas as performances that created and unified small-town America. Learn More
    £40.50

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  7. Down to the River

    In 1987, photographer Sandra Dyas moved to Iowa City and began documenting the area's vibrant live music scene. This work contains sixty photos which capture her twenty years of photographing live music venues and shooting portraits of musicians in and around the city. Learn More
    £33.95

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  8. Half a Million Strong

    From baby boomers to millennials, attending a big music festival has basically become a cultural rite of passage in America. In Half a Million Strong, music writer and scholar Gina Arnold explores the history of large music festivals in America and examines their impact on American culture. Learn More
    £22.50

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  9. Ancient Nasca Settlement and Society

    Nasca society arose on the south coast of Peru 2000 years ago and evolved over the course of the next 700 years. This text examines the range of sites occupied by the people responsible for some of the most exquisite art and ingenious hydraulic engineering of the pre-Columbian world. Learn More
    £67.50

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  10. American Theater in the Culture of the Cold War

    In this study, Bruce McConachie uses the primary metaphor of containment - what happens when we categorize a play, a television show, or anything we view as having an inside, an outside and a boundary between the two - as the dominant metaphor of Cold War theatre-going. Learn More
    £57.50

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  11. The Book of Famous Iowans

    A tale of memory and hero worship and the restless pulse of longing, The Book of Famous Iowans examines those forces that define not only a state made up of a physical geography, but more important, those states of the wholly human spirit. Learn More
    £19.95

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  12. A Bountiful Harvest

    Lesley Loveless has selected the images that best represent the creativity of the photographer Pete Wettach and the poignancy of midwestern farm life during some of its most difficult years from the collection of tens of thousands of images left by the photographer. Learn More
    £40.50

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