New Books in Critical Theory

Interviews with Scholars of Critical Theory about their New Books

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episode 326: Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, "State Capture: How Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the American States and the Nation" (Oxford UP, 2019)


In State Capture, Hertel-Fernandez focuses on the development and political power of  three inter-locking interest groups...


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episode 74: David Ray Papke, "Containment and Contagion: Law and the Oppression of the Urban Poor" (Michigan State UP, 2019)


The law does things, writes David Ray Papke, and it says things...


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   31m
 
 

episode 92: B.R. Ambedkar, "Annihilation of Caste: The Annotated Critical Edition" (Verso, 2016)


This landmark speech by Dr. B.R. Ambedakar is the pinnacle of his scholarly work and cements his legacy alongside Mahatma Gandhi in Indian politics...


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   1h10m
 
 

episode 324: Matthew Longo, "The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11" (Cambridge UP, 2017)


The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11 (Cambridge University Press, 2017) is not simply about the border because, as the book makes clear, borders are in no way simple...


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   55m
 
 

episode 71: Steven Attewell, "People Must Live by Work: Direct Job Creation in America, from FDR to Reagan" (U Penn Press, 2018)


There’s lot of talk these days, at least in some circles on the left, of a Universal Basic Income...


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   49m
 
 
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   39m
 
 

episode 28: Rosalind Fredericks, "Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal" (Duke UP, 2018)


The production and removal of garbage, as a key element of the daily infrastructure of urban life, is deeply embedded in social, moral, and political contexts...


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   51m
 
 

episode 84: Marcia Morgan, "Black Women Prison Employees: The Intersectionality of Gender and Race" (Edwin Mellen Press, 2018)


This book offers added insight into not only the prison system as a place of employment, but also for any white-male-dominated organization...


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   48m
 
 
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   41m
 
 

episode 49: Arnika Fuhrmann, "Ghostly Desires: Queer Sexuality and Vernacular Buddhism in Contemporary Thai Cinema" (Duke UP, 2016)


A perennially popular theme in Thai cinema is that of haunting by a female ghost...


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   40m