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Intellectuals at a Crossroads
Intellectuals at a Crossroads (August 2003)
The Changing Politics of China's Knowledge Workers
Zhidong Hao - Author

A survey of contemporary Chinese intellectuals.

Zhidong Hao’s fascinating book, Intellectuals at a Crossroads, examines groups of contemporary Chinese intellectuals, their successes, failures, identity contradictions, and ethical dilemmas. Three categories of intellectuals are studied: organic intellectuals who serve specific interests, from government and business to working class movements; critical intell...(Read More)
 
 
Pilgrimage through a Burning World
Pilgrimage through a Burning World (August 2003)
Spiritual Practice and Nonviolent Protest at the Nevada Test Site
Ken Butigan - Author

An account of how the Nevada Desert Experience—the nonviolent protest against nuclear testing that has been ongoing since the 1980s—has created a unique spiritual practice combining religious ritual and political action.

For two decades the Nevada Desert Experience has organized nonviolent action at the Nevada Test Site as part of the global movement to end nuclear testing. Pilgrimage through a Burning Wo...(Read More)
 
 
A Diagnosis for Our Times
A Diagnosis for Our Times (June 2003)
Alternative Health, from Lifeworld to Politics
Matthew Schneirov - Author
Jonathan David Geczik - Author

Explores Americans' increasing attraction to alternative medicine by looking at two alternative health networks, one "New Age," the other conservative Christian.

Despite having one of the most advanced systems of medicine in the world, American consumers are increasingly turning to alternative medicine. Through a study of two alternative health networks, one "New Age" and the other conservative Chris...(Read More)
 
 
Revolutionaries and Reformers
Revolutionaries and Reformers (January 2003)
Contemporary Islamist Movements in the Middle East
Barry Rubin - Editor

Looks at Islamist movements seeking power today, and the difficult choices they face.
Islamist movements seeking power today are faced with difficult choices regarding strategy, ranging from armed struggle to electoral efforts. An emerging alternative consists of a rethinking of Islamist politics, where the goal of a "totally Islamic" polity would be abandoned in favor of some form of Islamic-oriented society. In this reformulation, Islam...(Read More)
 
 
Articulated Experiences
Articulated Experiences (December 2002)
Toward a Radical Phenomenology of Contemporary Social Movements
Peyman Vahabzadeh - Author

Analyzes new social movements and their ramifications for social and political theory.
By reexamining the very foundations of everyday acting and thinking and stepping into the open expanse of a possible transition to a postmodern era, this book presents a radical phenomenological approach to the study of contemporary social movements. It offers a theory of acting that refuses to surrender to norms and legislations and thus always intimat...(Read More)
 
 
Friends of the Court
Friends of the Court (March 2002)
The Privileging of Interest Group Litigants in Canada
Ian Brodie - Author

Studies interest group litigation in Canada.

In the first book-length study of interest group litigation in Canada, Friends of the Court traces the Canadian Supreme Court's ever-changing relationship with interest groups since the 1970s. After explaining how the Court was pressured to welcome more interest groups in the late 1980s, Brodie introduces a new theory of political status describing how the Court...(Read More)
 
 
Stories of Change
Stories of Change (January 2002)
Narrative and Social Movements
Joseph E. Davis - Editor

Applies narrative analysis to the study of social movements.

Despite the amount of storytelling in social movements, little attention has been paid to narrative as a form of movement discourse or as a mode of social interaction. Stories of Change is a systematic study of narrative as well as a demonstration of the power of narrative analysis to illuminate many features of contemporary social movements. Davis in...(Read More)
 
 
Why Movements Matter
Why Movements Matter (July 2001)
The West German Peace Movement and U.S. Arms Control Policy
Steve Breyman - Author
Helen Caldicott - Foreword by

Details the West German peace movement's impact on German, U.S., and NATO politics and security dynamics in the 1980s.

Why Movements Matter is a provocative account of how the Reagan administration relented to pressures created by international peace movements during one of the most dangerous episodes of the Cold War. Breyman provides the first systematic account of the West German anti-missile movement, among ...(Read More)
 
 
When Poetry Ruled the Streets
When Poetry Ruled the Streets (May 2001)
The French May Events of 1968
Andrew Feenberg - Author
Jim Freedman - Author
Douglas Kellner - Foreword by

Offers a complete survey of the French May Events of 1968 through narrative, analysis, and documents.

More than a history, this book is a passionate reliving of the French May Events of 1968. The authors, ardent participants in the movement in Paris, documented the unfolding events as they pelted the police and ran from the tear gas grenades. Their account is imbued with the impassioned efforts of the students to ignite ...(Read More)
 
 
Freud, Psychoanalysis, Social Theory
Freud, Psychoanalysis, Social Theory (December 2000)
The Unfulfilled Promise
Fred Weinstein - Author

Discusses the reasons for the decline of the cultural influence of psychoanalysis.

Freud, Psychoanalysis, Social Theory explores the parallel decline of psychoanalysis which, as psychoanalysts themselves testify, has lost its position as a vital source for innovative cultural analysis and critique, and mainstream social science, which has for methodological reasons similarly abandoned larger interpretive goals. Theory in all do...(Read More)
 
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