New Left Review, Volume 319 (January - February 2014)
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The New Left Review is a bimonthly political magazine covering world politics, economy, and culture. It was established in 1960. In 2003, the magazine ranked 12th by impact factor on a list of the top 20 political science journals in the world. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 1.485, ranking it 25th out of 157 journals in the category "Political Science"and 10th out of 92 journals in the category "Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary".
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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. ‘Brief History of New Left Review’ gives an account of NLR’s political and intellectual trajectory since its launch in 1960.
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Göran Therborn: New Masses?
What social forces are likely to challenge the supremacy of capital in the coming decades? An assessment of potential bases of resistance—from traditional communities overrun by the global market to factory workers and an expanding yet amorphous middle class.
André Singer: Rebellion in Brazil
A sociological portrait of the protests that gripped the country in June 2013. Crossovers of class, ideology and generation on the major cities’ streets, as portents of deeper shifts under way.
Perry Anderson: Counterpuncher
Retrospective on the liberated life and work of Alexander Cockburn, whose last book, A Colossal Wreck, completes a dazzling triptych. Shaping influences of family, place and political epoch on a singularly radical temperament, and the keen-edged prose in which it found expression.
Tor Krever: Dispensing Global Justice
Protector of the weak or tool of the strong? Origins and evolution of the International Criminal Court, and its geopolitical tacking through a decade of imperial warfare.
Teri Reynolds: Dispatches from Dar
Realities of emergency medicine in Tanzania, and the process through which new facilities and existing systems mutually adapt to each other.
Thomas Piketty: Dynamics of Inequality
A leading French economist discusses the historical evolution of global wealth and income imbalances. After the levelling shocks of the 20th century, will the 21st bring a return to the longue durée dominance of inherited fortunes?
Joshua Berson: The Quinoa Hack
Staple of Andean diets long before the Spanish conquest, quinoa has lately become a global health-food commodity—with dubious results for Bolivia’s campesinos. Josh Berson maps out the limits of food justice pursued through consumerist techno-fixes.
Marcus Verhagen on Claire Bishop, Artificial Hells. Antecedents and critical implications of the recent wave of participatory art.
William Davies on Jonathan Crary, 24/7. Is slumber itself threatened by the advance of market forces?.
Dylan Riley on Ira Katznelson, Fear Itself. Historical reframing of the New Deal for the age of Obama.
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PostHarvest Processing’. 28 berson: Quinoa 129 National Association of Quinoa Producers, was established in 1984 to unite a clutch of local co-ops that had arisen from the campesino mobilizations at the turn of the 1980s, and which aimed at cutting out exploitative middlemen. But anapqui in turn was soon transmitting the conditions imposed by us importers: purchasing only primera quinoa, of the large, white-seeded variety, in quantities that favoured larger landholders; and, from around 1992,
wariness of the clichés that bog down discussions of participatory art, her argument is at times weakened by a tendency to use participation as a catch-all for too wide an array of artistic practices. Her own rather broad definition takes in works ‘in which people constitute the central artistic medium and material, in the manner of theatre and performance’. But this elides some important differences. When critics say that an artwork is participatory, they generally mean that it calls for the
Jobcentre every morning, as a condition of receiving benefits. This punitive approach only makes sense—given the shortage of vacancies—when viewed in the context of a government cracking down on slumber and restfulness. The re-moralization of unemployment that is underway in Britain casts the jobless not so much as drunken delinquents, as the Victorians depicted them, but as insufficiently alert or awake. It is an interesting piece of rhetoric which appears to confirm the thesis at the heart of
labour. Katznelson’s claim that the Southern racial order was under threat can be challenged for a further reason: namely, there is no substantial evidence that the Roosevelt administration ever had a serious civil-rights agenda, apart from a couple of lame attempts at passing an anti-lynching law. It is anachronistic to treat the New Deal as in any sense a forerunner of the Civil Rights Movement. This becomes obvious when one examines the legislation at issue: Southerners resisted the Fair Labor