Notes on Contributors

Gustavo Esteva is a grassroots activist and a deprofessionalized intellectual. He has helped create national and international networks and grassroots organizations. He was an adviser to the Zapatistas in their negotiations with the Mexican government. He is the author of more than 30 books (including Grassroots Postmodernism), many essays and is a La Jornada columnist. <>

Inez Hedges is a professor of French, German, and Cinema Studies at Northeastern University. She is the author of Languages of Revolt: Dada and Surrealist Literature and Film (1983), Breaking the Frame: Film Language and the Experience of Limits (1991), and Framing Faust: Twentieth-Century Cultural Struggles (2005). <>

Martha Lincoln is a graduate student in cultural anthropology at the City University of New York and a lecturer at Queens College. Her research interests include biopower, public health, and human rights. <>

Stephen Philion is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at St. Cloud State University.  His book, Workers Democracy in China’s Transition from State Socialism,is to be published by Routledge in 2008. <>

Deborah Poole is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Program in Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Her research looks at political culture, race, and law in Oaxaca and southern Peru. <>

Joe Ramsey is an advanced Ph.D. candidate in English and American Literature at Tufts University, where he will defend his dissertation, “Red Pulp: Studies in Radicalism and Repression in U.S. Mass-Popular Fiction, 1930-1960,” in May 2007. He teaches critical thinking at UMass-Boston as an adjunct professor. <>

Gerardo Rénique is Associate Professor of History at the City University of New York and is on the board of directors of the Brecht Forum. He is co-author (with Deborah Poole) of Peru: Time of Fear (1992) and “Terror and the Privatized State: A Peruvian Parable” (Radical History Review, Winter 2003). He contributed a chapter to Race and Nation in Modern Latin­America (2003), and he is the co-producer with Tami Gold of Land Rain and Fire: Report from Oaxaca, a video of the recent uprising. <>

Peter Roman is a professor of political science at Hostos Community College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has made many research visits to Cuba, including a 9-month stay in 1986-87 and a 3-month stay in 2001.

Jonathan Scott is the author of Socialist Joy in the Writing of Langston Hughes (University of Missouri Press, 2006). <>

Robert Smith lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, and does home repairs and “Minimum Wage Art” in the Boston area. <>

Hobart A. Spalding is Professor Emeritus of History at the City University of New York. <>

Lynn Stephen is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oregon. Her books include Zapotec Women: Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in Globalized Oaxaca (2005), the co-edited volume, Dissident Women: Gender and Cultural Politics in Chiapas (2006), and Transborder Lives: Indigenous Oaxacans in Mexico, California, and Oregon (2007). <>

Robert Weil is the author of Red Cat, White Cat: China and the Contradictions of “Market Socialism” (1996) and of numerous articles on Chinese society and its revolutionary struggles. He is a lifelong activist in a wide range of social movements, and is currently based at the University of California Santa Cruz, where he has taught part-time and is the staff Field Representative for the union of lecturers and librarians. He is a Senior Fellow at the Oakland Institute. <>

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