BOOKS RECEIVED:  Barbara Rose Johnston and Susan Slyomovics, eds., “Waging War, Making Peace: Reparations and Human Rights” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
Humans are good at making war―and much less successful at making peace. Genocide, torture, slavery, and other crimes against humanity are gross violations of human rights that are frequently perpetrated and legitimized in the name of nationalism, militarism, and economic… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Schofield and Cocroft, eds., “A Fearsome Heritage: Diverse Legacies of the Cold War ” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
From massive nuclear test sites to the more subtle material realities of everyday life, the influence of the Cold War on modern culture has been profound and global. Fearsome Legacies unites innovative work on the interpretation and management of Cold… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Els de Graauw, “Making Immigrant Rights Real: Nonprofits and the Politics of Integration in San Francisco” (Cornell UP, 2016)
More than half of the 41 million foreign-born individuals in the United States today are noncitizens, half have difficulty with English, a quarter are undocumented, and many are poor. As a result, most immigrants have few opportunities to make their… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Peter Van Arsdale and Derrin Smith, “Humanitarians in Hostile Territory: Expeditionary Diplomacy and Aid Outside the Green Zone” (Left Coast Press, 2010)
More than ever, humanitarian aid workers and diplomats are engaging with vulnerable populations in areas once considered too dangerous to touch. Drawing on decades of on-the-ground experience in conflict environments around the world, Van Arsdale and Smith offer this important… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: H.L. Goodall,  “Counter-Narrative: How Progressive Academics Can Challenge Extremists and Promote Social Justice” (Left Coast Press, 2010)
Goodall portrays a world caught up in the middle of a narrative arms race, where the message of the political right has outflanked the message of the political left. It is a world where narratives used by the far right… Read More
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