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Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions
Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions (March 2021)
Power, Diversity, and the Emancipatory Struggle in Higher Education
Bianca C. Williams - Editor
Dian D. Squire - Editor
Frank A. Tuitt - Editor

Argues that plantation life, its racialized inequities, and the ongoing struggle against them are embedded in not only the physical structures but also the everyday workings of higher education.

Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions provides a multidisciplinary exploration of the contemporary university’s entanglement with the history of slavery and settler colon...(Read More)
 
 
Building Pedagogues
Building Pedagogues (August 2020)
White Practicing Teachers and the Struggle for Antiracist Work in Schools
Zachary A. Casey - Author
Shannon K. McManimon - Author

An in-depth account and model of antiracist professional development for white practicing teachers.

Antiracist professional development for white teachers often follows a one-size-fits-all model, focusing on narrow notions of race and especially white privilege at the expense of more radical analyses of white supremacy. Frustrated with this model, Zachary A. Casey and Shannon K. M...(Read More)
 
 
DIY on the Lower East Side
DIY on the Lower East Side (August 2020)
Books, Buildings, and Art after the 1975 Fiscal Crisis
Andrew Strombeck - Author

Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.

The severe financial austerity imposed on New York City during the 1975 fiscal crisis resulted in a city falling apart. Broken windows, crumbling walls, and piles of bricks were everywhere. While, for many, this physical decay was a sign that the postwar welfare state had failed, f...(Read More)
 
 
Culture and Tactics
Culture and Tactics (October 2019)
Gramsci, Race, and the Politics of Practice
Robert F. Carley - Author

Juxtaposes Antonio Gramsci’s work and critical race theory to offer a new understanding of tactics as a transformative practice.

While scholars of social and political movements tend to analyze tactics in terms of their effectiveness in achieving specific outcomes, Robert F. Carley argues by contrast that tactics are, above all, what social movements do. They are not mere means to an end so much as they are a public form...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of People
The Politics of People (September 2019)
Protest Cultures in China
Shih-Diing Liu - Author

Explores the cultural dimensions of protest and dissent in China, focusing on dramatic forms of bodily, spatial, strategic, and artistic performativity.

Since the 1989 Tiananmen Square occupation, mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau have experienced an increase in and persistence of mass gatherings, demonstrations, and blockades staged as a means of protesting the ways in which people are governed. In this book, Shih-Diing Liu...(Read More)
 
 
Animating Black and Brown Liberation
Animating Black and Brown Liberation (April 2019)
A Theory of American Literatures
Michael Datcher - Author

Offers a new framework for reading American literatures that critically links African American and Latinx traditions and struggles for liberation.

Animating Black and Brown Liberation introduces a vital new tool for reading American literatures. Rooted in both ancient Egyptian ideas about life and cutting-edge theories of animacy, or levels of aliveness, this tool—ankhing—e...(Read More)
 
 
Confrontational Citizenship
Confrontational Citizenship (December 2017)
Reflections on Hatred, Rage, Revolution, and Revolt
William W. Sokoloff - Author

Defends confrontational modes of citizenship as a means to reinvigorate democratic participation and regime accountability.

A growing number of people are enraged about the quality and direction of public life, despise politicians, and are desperate for real political change. How can the contemporary neoliberal global political order be challenged and rebuilt in an egalitarian and humanitarian manner? What type of political age...(Read More)
 
 
Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity
Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity (February 2017)
Puerto Rican Political Activism in New York
Rose Muzio - Author

Provides firsthand accounts of militant Puerto Rican activists in 1970s New York City.

In this book Rose Muzio analyzes how structural and historical factors—including colonialism, economic marginalization, racial discrimination, and the Black and Brown Power movements of the 1960s—influenced young Puerto Ricans to reject mainstream ideas about political incorporation and join oth...(Read More)
 
 
A Pedagogy of Anticapitalist Antiracism
A Pedagogy of Anticapitalist Antiracism (December 2016)
Whiteness, Neoliberalism, and Resistance in Education
Zachary A. Casey - Author

2018 Outstanding Book Award, presented by the Society of Professors of Education

Argues that the economic system itself is culpable in maintaining our oppressive educational status quo.

Through an analysis of whiteness, capitalism, and teacher education, A Pedagogy of Anticapitalist Antiracism sheds light on the current conditions of public education ...(Read More)
 
 
Born Out of Struggle
Born Out of Struggle (April 2016)
Critical Race Theory, School Creation, and the Politics of Interruption
David Omotoso Stovall - Author

Demonstrates how critical race theory can be useful in real-world situations.

Rooted in the initial struggle of community members who staged a successful hunger strike to secure a high school in their Chicago neighborhood, David Omotoso Stovall’s Born Out of Struggle focuses on his first-hand participation in the process to help design the school. Offering important lessons about how to remain accou...(Read More)
 
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