BOOKS RECEIVED:  Keith Hart and John Sharp, eds., “People, Money and Power in the Economic Crisis: Perspectives from the Global South” (Berghahn Books, 2016),
The Cold War was fought between “state socialism” and “the free market.” That fluctuating relationship between public power and private money continues today, unfolding in new and unforeseen ways during the economic crisis. Nine case studies — from Southern Africa,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Alejandro Portes and Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, eds., “The State and the Grassroots: Immigrant Transnational Organizations in Four Continents” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Whereas most of the literature on migration focuses on individuals and their families, this book studies the organizations created by immigrants to protect themselves in their receiving states. Comparing eighteen of these grassroots organizations formed across the world, from India… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Katherine Elizabeth Mack, “From Apartheid to Democracy: Deliberating Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa” (Penn State UP, 2014)
South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearings can be considered one of the most significant rhetorical events of the late twentieth century. The TRC called language into action, tasking it with promoting understanding among a divided people and facilitating… Read More
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