Volume 1, Issue 1

Winter 2010

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Collecting reviews from January to July, 2010.

Something Ordinary

By Ben Highmore

Kathleen Stewart. Ordinary Affects. Duke University Press, 2007.

The Trouble with Creativity

By Sarah Brouillette

Andrew Ross. Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times. New York University Press, 2009.

Professor, Heal Thyself!

By Heather Zwicker

Frank Donoghue, The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities. Fordham University Press, 2008.

Back to the Slaughterhouse

By Tristan Sipley

Nicole Shukin. Animal Capital: Rendering Life in Biopolitical Times. University of Minnesota Press, 2009.

The Measures Taken

By Hunter Bivens

Benjamin Robinson. The Skin of the System: On Germany’s Socialist Modernity. Stanford University Press, 2009.

The Depths of Design

By Melissa Aronczyk

Guy Julier and Liz Moor, eds. Design and Creativity: Policy, Management and Practice. Berg, 2009.

Marxism as Science Fiction

By Gerry Canavan

Mark Bould and China Miéville, eds. Red Planets: Marxism and Science Fiction. Wesleyan UP, 2009.

Rebuilding the Machine

By Matthew MacLellan

Gerald Raunig. A Thousand Machines: A Concise Philosophy of the Machine as a Social Movement. Trans. Aileen Derieg. Semiotext(e), 2010.

Modernism’s Lost Causes

By Evan Mauro

Seth Moglen. Mourning Modernity: Literary Modernism and the Injuries of American Capitalism. Stanford University Press, 2007.

Power of the People?

By Justin Paulson

Mark Fenster. Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture (revised and updated edition).  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008. 400 pp.

War, Modernity, Critical Theory

By Rich Daniels

Nelson Maldonado-Torres. Against War: Views from the Underside of Modernity. Duke University Press, 2008. 360 pp. 

Querying Transnationalism

By Emily Johansen

Inderpal Grewal. Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms. Duke University Press, 2005. 296 pp.

The Indelible Mark of Exile

By Veronica Thompson

F. Elizabeth Dahab.  Voices of Exile in Contemporary Canadian Francophone Literature. Lexington Books, 2009. 246 pp.