BOOKS RECEIVED: Keith Hart, ed., “Economy for and Against Democracy” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Political constitutions alone do not guarantee democracy; a degree of economic equality is also essential. Yet contemporary economies, dominated as they are by global finance and political rent-seekers, often block the realization of democracy.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Clayton J. Ruminski, “Iron Valley: The Transformation of the Iron Industry in Ohio’s Mahoning Valley, 1802-1913” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Youngstown, Ohio, and the surrounding Mahoning Valley supplied the iron that helped transform the United States into an industrial powerhouse in the nineteenth century. The story of the Mahoning Valleys unorthodox rise from mid-scale… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jasper Bernes, “The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization (Post*45)”
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley A novel account of the relationship between postindustrial capitalism and postmodern culture, this book looks at American poetry and art of the last fifty years in light of the massive changes in people’s working… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Arlie Russell Hochschild, “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right” (The New Press, 2016)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Strangers in Their Own Land, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana Bayou country, a stronghold of the conservative right.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: K. Sabeel Rahman, “Democracy against Domination” (Oxford UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In 2008, the collapse of the US financial system plunged the economy into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. In its aftermath, the financial crisis pushed to the forefront fundamental moral and… Read More
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