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2010
Special Issue:
Culture and Crisis

Edited by Joseph G. Ramsey

 

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Introduction
Joseph G. Ramsey
"Culture and Crisis"


The Current Conjuncture:
Capitalist Crises and the Crisis of the Left

Michael Joseph Roberto, Gregory Meyerson, Jamey Essex, and Jeff Noonan
"Moment of Transition:
Structural Crisis and the Case for a Democratic Socialist Party"


Jeffrey B. Perry
"The Developing Conjuncture and Some Insights from
Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen
on the Centrality of the Fight against White Supremacy"


Julie P. Torrant
"Class and the New Family in the Wake of the Housing Collapse"


Dan DiMaggio
"Road Maps, Dead Ends, and the Search for Fresh Ground:
How Can We Build the Socialist Movement in the 21st Century?"


Crisis, Imagination, and the Return to Marx's Capital

Max Haiven
"The Financial Crisis as a Crisis of the Imagination"


Vesa Oittinen and Andre Maidansky
"A Marx for the Left Today:
Interview with Marcello Musto"


Amedeo Policante

"Vampires of Capital:
Gothic Reflections between Horror and Hope"


Robert T. Tally Jr.

"Meta-Capital:
Culture and Financial Derivatives"


Rethinking Crises in
Twentieth-Century Socialism and Communism

Joseph Ball
"The Need for Planning:
The Restoration of Capitalism in the Soviet Union
in the 1950s and the Decline of the Soviet Economy"


Grover Furr
and Vladimir L. Bobrov
"Stephen Cohen's Biography of Bukharin:
A Study in the Falsehood of Khrushchev-Era 'Revelations'"


Remembering the Depression Era:
Recovering Left Culture in a Time of Crisis

Benjamin Balthaser
"Re-Staging the Great Depression:
Genre as Social Memory in Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler"


Barbara Foley

Introduction to Wrestling with the Left:
The Making of Ralph Ellison's
Invisible Man


Joseph G. Ramsey

"Invisible Tragedies, Invisible Possibilities:
Or, Re-Reading What's Left of a Great American
(Anti-Communist) Novel"
(Review of Barbara Foley's Wrestling with the Left
)


Tristan Sipley

"Proletarian Pastoral Reconsidered:
Reading Mike Gold in an Age of Ecological Crisis"


Chris Vials

"Fight Against War and Fascism and
the Origins of Antifascism in US Culture"


Theoretical Practice in a Time of Crisis:
Adorno, Benjamin, and Brecht

Rich Daniels
"Non-Pious Discourse:
Adorno, Ethics, and the Politics of Suffering"


Kevin Floyd

"The Importance of Being Childish:
Queer Utopians and Historical Contradiction"


Carl Grey Martin

"Exhuming Brecht"
(Review of Ermut Wizisla's
Walter Benjamin and Bertold Brecht --
The Story of a Friendship)


Reading Crisis as Ruling-Class Strategy

Kanishka Chowdhury
"Deflecting Crisis:
Critiquing Capitalism's Emancipation Narrative"


Kim Emery

"'Crisis Management' in Higher Education:
RCM and the Politics of Crisis at the University of Florida"


Heather Steffen

"Student Internships and the Privilege to Work"


Poetry

Mary Kennan Herbert
"Been There, Done That" and
"Nothing to Say"


George Snedeker

"Progress" and Other Poems


Joseph G. Ramsey
"Fault Lines: Haiti, Two Years On"


Contributors