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Review: “The Heart of a Woman: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price” by Rae Linda Brown

by A. Kori Hill
“The Heart of a Woman: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price is a much needed addition to scholarship on Black composers, American music history, Black women’s creative lives, and Florence Price herself.”

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Sabotage, Survival, and SUVs: An Interview with Andreas Malm

On January 22, I met with Andreas Malm over Zoom to discuss his book, How to Blow Up a Pipeline, which was recently made available in the US by Verso books. We discussed the unique challenges faced by the movement against climate change, the history and power of strategic violence, and what the future might […]

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Roberto Lovato’s Epic Memoir “Unforgetting” Bends the Space Time Continuum

by Freddy Jesse Izaguirre
“Lovato’s fresh voice, which some may erroneously categorize as ‘new,’ is that of a longtime revolutionary who’s lived a life as colorful as the ones he’s depicted through masterful storytelling.”

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Pre-Marxism in the Last Instance: A Review of Chantal Mouffe’s “For a Left Populism”

by Brant Roberts
“The current political order is riddled with obstacles along legal and economic lines, not to mention the concrete structure of the state, making social democratic reforms appear more utopian than communism.”

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History from the Non-Region: A Review of Kristen Ghodsee’s Second World, Second Sex: Socialist Women’s Activism and Global Solidarity during the Cold War

by Brant Roberts
“Undoubtedly this book will ruffle the feathers of many western liberal feminists who feel that they, and they alone, brought equal rights for women to the rest of the world and felt themselves to be the shining beacon of freedom for all women to follow.

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Review: Houston Bound – Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City by Tyina Steptoe

by Ahmed H. Sharma
“Employing vivid scholarship and strategic sources on race and ethnicity in Houston through sound, Steptoe successfully proves her vigor as an historian and scholar while simultaneously displaying her skills as a writer.”

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Review of: The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood

By Amir Jaima
“As a Black man, this text is a vindication; and as an academic, it is an invitation to engage in impactful scholarship that has real-world, anti-racist implications.”

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Contemporary Capitalism and Temporal Control in Sarah Sharma’s In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics

by Duy Lap Nguyen
“The same extension occurs in Sharma’s chronography of flexible capitalism. In her critique of Marx’s quantitative conception of temporal control, the ontology of value determined by labor is never called into question.”

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Review of “Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy: Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism” by Kohei Saito

by Adam Benden
“The book is of interest for Marxist scholarship but also clearly seeks to catalyze a shift in politics in ecology and environmental politics as well. An ecosocialist Marx is being excavated to return to the necessity of his analysis to challenge capitalism’s destruction of the environment.”

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Review of “Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands” by Stuart Hall

by Brant Roberts
“Stuart Hall is arguably one of the most important Marxist intellectuals of the past century. That Familiar Stranger ends in 1964 is one of its weaknesses, but it provides a glimpse into the early life of one of Britain’s most important theorists.”