Call For Papers: Writing as Resistance in the Age of Demagoguery

Writing has long been regarded as an act of overt and covert resistance depending on the situated and lived contexts in which writers have questioned and challenged those in power and the means, both materially and discursively, by which they rule society. However, in contrast to written texts that openly call for radical societal changes … More Call For Papers: Writing as Resistance in the Age of Demagoguery

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: Radicals in the Barrio – Magonistas, Socialists, Wobblies, and Communists in the Mexican-American Working Class

by Justin Akers Chacón From Haymarket Books: Aground-breaking history of the radical political movements that developed within the Mexican and Chicano working-class in the United States. Radicals in the Barrio uncovers a long and rich history of political radicalism within the Mexican and Chicano working class in the United States. Chacón clearly and sympathetically documents … More New Book: Radicals in the Barrio – Magonistas, Socialists, Wobblies, and Communists in the Mexican-American Working Class

Josep Maria Antentas: Strategic Imagination and Party

Josep Maria Antentas teaches Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). He has published in English and Spanish several articles on the Spanish regime crisis, 15M movement, Podemos and political strategy. He has also worked on Daniel Bensaïd’s oeuvre and was a contributor to the special symposium on Bensaïd in Historical Materialism 24.4. 1. … More Josep Maria Antentas: Strategic Imagination and Party

White Working-Class Voters and the Future of Progressive Politics

by Michael Zweig Rather than speaking of the working class in terms that reduce it to only categories of race and gender, the emerging field of working-class studies is settling on definitions of class that are rooted in the power relations established in production, extending outward into politics and culture.1 In this view, working-class people … More White Working-Class Voters and the Future of Progressive Politics