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Icle on the political culture of South Korea was a personal eye opener to me on the extent of the ROK dictatorship and the book reviews always tempt me to buy books I have neither time nor money for right now. Belatedly being rediscoveredBolívar Echeverría Homo LegensIs the book reader an endangered species Bolívar Echeverría traces the emergence of the individual reading subject within the maelstrom of capitalist modernity linking their fates to argue against Homo legens’s imminent demiseBOOK REVIEWSAdam Tooze on Michael Mann The Sources of Social Power Volume III Global Empires and Revolution 1890–1945 The world spanning crises of the early 20th century seen through the lens of historical sociologyRobin Blackburn on David Graeber Debt The First 5000 Years Anthropological enuiry into the fluctuating forms of money and credit over the longue duréeGregor McLennan on Göran Therborn From Marxism to Post Marxism A balance sheet of the legacies of radical social theory and its prospects in the new century.
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Ction and the continuing likelihood of an increasing number of both Democratic presidencies and Republican House majorities due to demographic change on the one hand and to gerrymandering on the other The art. E author of Tristes Tropiues discusses his early literary ambitions the relation between field work and theory and the future of anthropology as a disciplineKevin Gray Political Cultures of South KoreaThe presidential victory of Park Geun Hye the dictator’s daughter as bid for a refurbished conservative hegemony in the ROK Origins of the elite in colonial collaboration and anti Communist modernization and its attempts to re hegemonize the country’s historical trajectoryJiwei Xiao A Traveller’s GlanceObject of fierce controversy when first shown Antonioni’s documentary Chung Kuo filmed in the PRC during the Cultural Revolution has since been largely overlooked within his oeuvre The director of L’avventura as failed Marco Polo whose patient humanizing gaze left a record of China’s past that is.
Somehow not as inspiring ar inspired as the previous issues good though if Levi Strauss is our cup of tea but interesting reviews of Mann and Therborn The centerpiece is Mike Davis article on Obama s reele. CONTENTSMike Davis The Last White ElectionPanoramic survey of America’s political landscape as revealed by November’s vote with age gender ethnicity and geography the volatile determinants of Obama’s victory Within an increasingly polarized ideological force field how will the coming struggles unfold between Democratic President and Senate and a Republican House itself consumed by turmoilChristopher Johnson All Played OutChristopher Johnson detects the patterns of a hidden philosophy of history threaded through Claude Lévi Strauss’s most famous works Might its seeming pessimism a seuence of downward turns from the Neolithic to the present hold out the possibility of alternative outcomes virtual destiniesClaude Lévi Strauss The Setting SunIn one of the last interviews before his death in 2009 th.
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A 160 page journal published every two months from London New Left Review analyses world politics the global economy state powers and protest movements; contemporary social theory history and philosophy; cinema literature heterodox art and aesthetics It runs a regular book review section and carries interviews essays topical comments and signed editorials on political issues of the day ‘