ISA World Congress of Sociology: Power, Violence and Justice – Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities

Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018 Since the inception of the discipline, sociologists have been concerned with power, violence and justice. Current social, economic and political challenges enhance their relevance. As capitalist globalization expands and deepens, corporate power increases along with global, national and local inequalities. New geo-political power configurations and confrontations are emerging, with violence … More ISA World Congress of Sociology: Power, Violence and Justice – Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities

New Book: The Class Struggle in Latin America – Making History Today

By James Petras, Henry Veltmeyer. From Routledge: The Class Struggle in Latin America: Making History Today analyses the political and economic dynamics of development in Latin America through the lens of class struggle. Focusing in particular on Peru, Paraguay, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, the book identifies how the shifts and changing dynamics of … More New Book: The Class Struggle in Latin America – Making History Today

On Venezuela, Democracy, Violence and Neoliberalism

By Matias Vernengo, In Argentina, the right-wing neoliberal agenda eventually dislocated the Kirchner governments in the ballot (when Cristina was not a candidate I should add), but it basically needed to lie about its intentions. Macri said he would not devalue the currency (and reduce real wages), that he would not cut the tax on … More On Venezuela, Democracy, Violence and Neoliberalism

New Book: For-Profit Universities – The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education

From Palgrave. Edited by Tressie McMillan Cottom & William A. Darity Jr This edited volume proposes that the phenomenon of private sector, financialized higher education expansion in the United States benefits from a range of theoretical and methodological treatments. Social scientists, policy analysts, researchers, and for-profit sector leaders discuss how and to what ends for-profit colleges are … More New Book: For-Profit Universities – The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education

New Book: Stories of Progressive Institutional Change – Challenges to the Neoliberal Economy

By Deborah M. Figart. From Palgrave: This book presents a series of political economy short stories of collective agency, weaving together the history of a progressive change with a discussion of the role of institutions to effect change. These stories highlight sustained activism around valuing caring, ending discrimination, protecting the environment, improving worker well-being, and … More New Book: Stories of Progressive Institutional Change – Challenges to the Neoliberal Economy

New Book: The Neoliberal Agenda and the Student Debt Crisis in U.S. Higher Education

Edited by Nicholas D. Hartlep, Lucille L.T. Eckrich, Brandon O. Hensley From Routledge: Capturing the voices of Americans living with student debt in the United States, this collection critiques the neoliberal interest-driven, debt-based system of U.S. higher education and offers alternatives to neoliberal capitalism and the corporatized university. Grounded in an understanding of the historical … More New Book: The Neoliberal Agenda and the Student Debt Crisis in U.S. Higher Education