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Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials
Maeby: No, deep is good. People are going to say, “What the hell just happened? I better say I like it.” ’Cause nobody wants to seem stupid.
Rita: I li
May 10, 2011
May 05, 2011
On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears
My mom has been "in the process" of turning my old bedroom into a sewing room for about 10 years now. To that end, I get a lot of stuff dumped on me f ...more
Jul 28, 2010
Jul 26, 2010
Toward a Feminist Theory of the State
Probably the most depressing book I've ever read.
Dec 17, 2009
Oct 29, 2009
The Cultural Front: The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century
Denning argues that the popular front (the broad radical, social-democratic movement forged around anti-fascism, anti-lynching/racism, and the industr ...more
Oct 19, 2009
Jul 02, 2009
In the Chinks of the World Machine: Feminism and Science Fiction
An early (1989) examination of the usefulness of sf to feminist writers, this book provides an interesting overview/call to arms, but the whole thing ...more
Dec 08, 2010
Dec 02, 2010
By the Bomb's Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age
This is one of those studies that is kind of mind-boggling in its comprehensive approach to such a wide variety of subjects, any one of which could ha ...more
Jan 09, 2011
Dec 22, 2010
Working with Class: Social Workers and the Politics of Middle-Class Identity
An examination of/argument for the liminal nature of the middle class in the 20th century US, using social workers as a particular case study involved ...more
Jul 04, 2009
Jun 17, 2009
Branded Nation: The Marketing of Megachurch, College Inc., and Museumworld
Well I was annoyed enough when I realized that this idiot's argument was that branding is basically the only way anyone can relate to anything anymore ...more
Jun 13, 2010
Jul 09, 2009
Red Planets: Marxism and Science Fiction
I'm just going to steal the beginning of bill fletcher's review:

Red Planets is a collection of essays that offers an intricate analysis of the develop
May 25, 2010
Sep 09, 2009
Ludic Feminism and After: Postmodernism, Desire, and Labor in Late Capitalism
A book chock full of lines like "Ludic feminism becomes-in its effects, if not in its intentions-a theory that inscribes the class interests of what b ...more
Sep 20, 2010
Sep 15, 2010
The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction
An excellent overview of the development and stratification of the genre (and studies thereof). I should have read this before Red Planets, but what c ...more
Jun 03, 2010
May 26, 2010
The New Urban Frontier: Gentrification and the Revanchist City
Smith argues for a systematic understanding of gentrification, rather than a simple consumer-driven one. He does this in a convincing manner, relying ...more
Sep 22, 2009
Aug 26, 2009
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity
As reading the introduction left me with little more than embarrassment for Berman's atrociously sloppy writing and slipshod anything-goes methodology ...more
Sep 14, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
The Philosophy of Marx
An impressively lucid (if rather lofty) examination of Marx and philosophy-or Philosophy with a capital "P" more accurately. Balibar is more concerned ...more
Aug 18, 2009
Jul 04, 2009
Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions
Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity
Apr 17, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste
This is largely on me and not Bourdieu, but I am really not in a place right now where I care enough about the particulars of his argument to try and ...more
Jun 27, 2009
May 12, 2009
Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition
I admit defeat.
Dec 11, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Evil Paradises: Dreamworlds of Neoliberalism
Apr 29, 2009
Apr 25, 2009
From Marxism to Post-Marxism?
May 07, 2009
May 02, 2009
The 60s Without Apology
Nov 26, 2008
Nov 06, 2008
The Cultural Turn: Selected Writings on the Postmodern, 1983-1998
Oct 14, 2008
Oct 12, 2008
Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism
Oct 04, 2008
Sep 18, 2008
Yours in Sisterhood: Ms. Magazine and the Promise of Popular Feminism
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Jul 12, 2008
Culture in the Age of Three Worlds
Jul 14, 2008
Jun 29, 2008
Boob Jubilee: The Mad Cultural Politics of the New Economy: Salvos from the Baffler
not set
Jul 09, 2009
City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles
not set
Aug 20, 2009
Critical Theory, Marxism, and Modernity
Jun 25, 2008
Jun 22, 2008
Selling Culture: Magazines, Markets and Class at the Turn of the Century
May 29, 2008
May 19, 2008
The Foucault Reader
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Jan 08, 2008
The End Of Utopia: Politics And Culture In An Age Of Apathy
not set
Jan 07, 2008
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