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Real Love: In Pursuit of Cultural Justice
by Andrew Ross
In Real Love, Andrew Ross, one of our preeminent social critics, explores the vital connection between economic life and cultural expression. From the consequences of cyberspace for work and play to the uses and abuses of genetics in the O.J. trial, from world scarcity to world music, Ross interrogates the cultural forms through which economic forces take their daily toll ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 23rd 1998 by Routledge
(first published March 1st 1998)
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Once again I am left in awe of Andrew Ross's range and versatility, and see in his work my kind of vision for what cultural studies should be: oriented to activism and meeting just a few of academia's obligations to struggles for justice. Despite the dating of some of the cases (always a problem for cultural studies) all of the pieces retain political and intellectual power – even where the subjects are Clarence Thomas and O J Simpson (two of only three pieces not reworked for the collection). O ...more
Andrew Ross is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, and a social activist. A contributor to The Nation, the Village Voice, New York Times, and Artforum, he is the author of many books, including, most recently, Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City and Nice Work if You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times.More about Andrew Ross...