Category Archives: Volume 20, No. 2

Introduction

The articles in this issue cover such a range of topics, and could be grouped in so many different ways, that it seems best to let each one simply speak for itself. Together, and along with the book reviews, they … Continue reading

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Last Resorts: The Cost of Tourism in the Caribbean

Polly Pattullo, Last Resorts: The Cost of Tourism in the Caribbean (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2005). This book is a thorough study of the frontiers of Caribbean tourism. It provides a wealth of knowledge about the players and the … Continue reading

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The Liberal Virus: Permanent War and the Americanization of the World

Samir Amin, The Liberal Virus: Permanent War and the Americanization of the World, trans. James Membrez (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2004). Those who have come to rely on Samir Amin’s penetrating critical analyses of the latest depredations of capitalism … Continue reading

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Foundations for Change: Critical Perspectives on Philanthropy and Popular Movements

Daniel R. Faber and Deborah McCarthy, eds., Foundations for Change: Critical Perspectives on Philanthropy and Popular Movements (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005). Philanthropic organizations have grown increasingly wealthy over the past decades and, simultaneously, the number of social movement … Continue reading

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The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation: Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang

David C. Brotherton and Luis Barrios, The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation: Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004). The current direction of gang research began to take form … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education

Joe Berry, Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2005), Joe Berry’s book gives us some good practical advice about organizing adjunct faculty, but promises something else which it does not deliver. … Continue reading

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Breaking the Code of Good Intentions: Everyday Forms of Whiteness

Melanie E.L. Bush, Breaking the Code of Good Intentions: Everyday Forms of Whiteness (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004). Melanie Bush’s book presents research she conducted between 1998 and 2000 with students and some faculty and staff members of Brooklyn … Continue reading

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The Postmodern Prince: Critical Theory, Left Strategy, and the Making of a New Political Subject

John Sanbonmatsu, The Postmodern Prince: Critical Theory, Left Strategy, and the Making of a New Political Subject (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2004) John Sanbonmatsu offers in this book a compelling call for a new strategic vision for the left … Continue reading

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Radicals, Rabbis, and Peacemakers: Conversations with Jewish Critics of Israel

Seth Farber, Radicals, Rabbis, and Peacemakers: Conversations with Jewish Critics of Israel (Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, 2005).1 My grandparents came to America from Hungary in 1912. My family who stayed there and the Hungarian Jewish population were mostly killed … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Passage from Soviet to Post-Soviet Russia, 1985-2000

Televisionary Revolution Marc Garcelon, Revolutionary Passage from Soviet to Post-Soviet Russia, 1985-2000 (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005). The revolutionary passage of Russia, 1985-2000, was not like other revolutions: there was no exploited class; there were no exploited nations in the … Continue reading

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