"Glamour" has it wrong; to tackle relationship violence, one must take agency as a victim (and no, the two terms are not mutually exclusive).

A 2008 neighborhood sign reads “North Hampton is a Domestic Violence-Free Zone.” Carisa Showden points out that in situations of relationship violence, agency must be shared with concerned others. Image from Creative Commons. BY CARISA R. SHOWDENAssistant professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro In its May 2011 issue, Glamour … More "Glamour" has it wrong; to tackle relationship violence, one must take agency as a victim (and no, the two terms are not mutually exclusive).

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It’s here! WWW.UPRESS.UMN.EDU Welcome to the new online home for University of Minnesota Press! Beyond the new, multi-chromatic look, you can now easily keep up with the Press’s comings and goings, including internal news; books, tests, and journals divisions; exploring our books; and accessing more information on our site than ever before. We’re very pleased … More Drumroll please …

Almost two decades after the dismantling of apartheid in South Africa, the country still has a long way to go.

A beach in Cape Town, South Africa. In a recent report, South Africa received a lowest-possible rating for its lack of progress in addressing xenophobia. Image from Creative Commons. BY TONY ROSHAN SAMARAAssociate professor of sociology and anthropology at George Mason University Recent news out of South Africa that the rainbow nation received the lowest … More Almost two decades after the dismantling of apartheid in South Africa, the country still has a long way to go.

On accessories: Why do we study the habits of dress, and what happens when it gets taken to an entirely new level (as with Shanghai)?

Should anyone think that pondering over the significance of clothes is a frivolous practice, let us read what William James had to write about them: “The old saying that the human person is composed of three parts — soul, body, and clothes — is more than a joke. We […] appropriate our clothes and identify … More On accessories: Why do we study the habits of dress, and what happens when it gets taken to an entirely new level (as with Shanghai)?