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Collective Action : A Bad Subjects Anthology

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Covering diverse personal and political ground, including cultural and media studies, racial identities, sexual politics, globalization, alternative communities, activism, the complexities of history, alternative consciousness, the Bad Subjects Collective are an incendiary mix of political radicalism and rigourous debate that's intended to provoke further discussion among academics and activists worldwide.

Contributors to the second anthology include Doug Henwood, Joel Schalit, Arturo J. Aldama, Annalee Newitz, Richard D. Wolff, John Brady, Matt Wray, Frederick Luis Aldama, Lisa Archer, Charlie Bertsch, Robin S. Brooks, Kevin Carollo, Jason M. Ferreira, Rick Prelinger, Cynthia Hoffman, Elisabeth Hurst, Joe Lockard, Karl MacRae, J.C. Myers, Kim Nicolini, Megan Shaw Prelinger, David Hawkes and many others.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 150 x 205 x 11.94mm | 303.91g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745321798
  • 9780745321790
  • 2,327,756

Table of contents

Acknowledgments / Introduction

PART I: POLITICS OLD AND NEW

1. Prison Activists Notes by Karl MacRae

2. Iraq War Culture by Joe Lockard

3. Beyond Copyright Consciousness by Rick Prelinger

4. I Was a Teenage Reactionary by Doug Henwood

5. Voodoo Politics by David Hawkes

6. A Context for Genoa by Edmund Zimmerman

7. Blacks and Reds in Polish Technicolor by Ewa Pagacz

8. Marxism, Class Analysis, and the USSR: A Y2K Perspective by Richard D. Wolff

PART II: REMEMBERING HISTORY

9. New Year's Eve in Berlin: Firecrackers, Fascist Light Shows, and Witnessing History in the Haupstadt by John Brady

10. The Tenth Anniversary of the Siege at Waco and April 2003 by Megan Shaw Prelinger

11. The FSM Cafe: History, Memory, and the Political Legacy of Coffee by

Tomas Sandoval, Jr. and Jason Ferreira

12. Are Diplomatic Ties with Tyrants More Important than Civil Rights? Life During APEC '97 by Elisabeth Hurst

13. Marx vs. Weber, Uno Mas! by JC Myers

PART III: IN AND OUT OF THE ACADEMY

14. San Francisco: Dangerous for Whores/I'd Rather Be a Whore Than an Academic by Lisa Archer

15. Left Conservatism by Matt Wray

16. Caretaking the Echo Pond: The Practice of Art in the Fin-de-Siecle Academy by Mark Van Proyen

17. In-Between Days: Intellectual Work and Intelligent Life at the Crossroads by Scott Schaffer

18. Make It a Double: My Dual Lives as Barkeep and Grad Student by Wayde Grinstead

19. Inside the Idea Factory by Katie Simon

PART IV: CROSSING BORDERS

20. Girls (Forced to) Dance Naked! The Politics and Presumptions of Anti-Trafficking Laws by Gretchen Soderlund and Emma Grant

21. Driving Through the Minefields of Love by Joel Schalit

22. Cross-Dressing in Bulgaria: Gay Identity, Post-Communist Fear, and Magical Love by Robin Brooks

23. Marxing Across the Border by Frederick Luis Aldama

24 Securing Profits by Carrie Rentschler

25. Dangerous Bodies: Globalisation, the Militarisation of Borders and New (Old) Forms of Slavery by Arturo Aldama

26. The Race to Be Mobile by Kevin Carollo

PART V: THE PERSONAL IS THE POLITICAL

27. On the Merits of Racial Identity by Tomas Sandoval

28. Outside In: The Failings of Alternative Communities by Kim Nicolini

29. Marxism After Ho Chi Minh by Viet Than Nguyen

30. Reporting Rape vs. a Woman's Right to Speak: I Won't Get Fooled Again by Cynthia Hoffman

31. My Dad Kicked Ass for a Living by Zack Furness

PART VI: MEDIA AND RESPONSE

32. Hotel California: Learning How to Read by Charlie Bertsch

33. Bodies: Sex Pistols and Abortion Art by Mike Mosher

34. Marx's Media Corps by Jonathan Sterne

35. The AT&T `Vietnam' Commercial by Robert Shaw and Megan Shaw Prelinger

36. Heterosexual Love by Annalee Newitz

Notes on Contributors / Index
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'Some of the most straightforward, readable, and most importantly, relevant prose you're likely to find' -- San Francisco Bay Guardian
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About Joel Schalit

Megan Shaw Prelinger is a cultural historian and archivist. She is the co-founder of the Prelinger Library in San Francisco and author of Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957-1962 and Inside the Machine: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age. Joel Schalit is a writer and editor based in San Francisco. An Israeli-American pundit noted for his unique views on Middle Eastern politics and US culture, over the past fourteen years, Schalit has produced four books and contributed to numerous periodicals including Alternet, France 24's The Observers, the San Francisco Bay Guardian and XLR8R.
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