Left Eye on Books

Saturday, March 04, 2006

New and Noted

What Democracy Looks Like. From the back cover: "The convergence of activists in Seattle... marked the first major expression on U.S. soil of worldwide opposition to inequality, privatization, and political and intellectual repression. This turing point in world politics coincided with an ongoing quandary in academia... where the so-called 'death of theory' has left the (humanities) on tenuous footing. .. What Democracy Looks like... argues that these crises--in the world and the academy--are related... The narrative, the poem, the essay, and the dramatic arts need to be reexamined in ways that are relevant to the urgent social and political issues of our time." Essays by Jameson, Denning, Lipsitz, Tony Kushner, among others.

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