Interface book reviews, September 2009

Books Reviewed (in issue 1)

Conway, J. 2005. Praxis and politics. Knowledge Production in Social Movements, Routledge.
Reviewed by Fergal Finnegan, NUI Maynooth

Books Reviewed (in issue 2)

Francione, GL. 2008. Animals as persons: essays on the abolition of animal exploitation. Columbia Univ Pr.
Reviewed by Roger Yates, Department of Sociology, University College Dublin

Swarts, HJ. 2008. Organizing urban America: Secular and faith-based progressive movements. Univ Of Minnesota Press.
Reviewed by Maite Tapia, ILR School, Cornell University

Incite! Women of Colour Against Violence, ed. 2007. The revolution will not be funded: beyond the nonprofit industrial complex. Cambridge: South End Press.
Reviewed by Theresa O’Keefe, Department of Sociology, NUI Maynooth

Books Being Reviewed (December 09)

Broin, E. O. (2009). Sinn Fein and The Politics of Left Republicanism (Irish Left Republicanism). Pluto Press.

Einwohner, R. L., & Reger, J. (2008). Identity Work in Social Movements. Univ Of Minnesota Press.

Maeckelbergh, M. (2009). The Will of the Many: How the Alterglobalisation Movement is Changing the Face of Democracy (Anthropology, Culture and Society). Pluto Press.

Maeckelbergh, M. (2008). Zones of Proletarian Development. OpenMute.

McVeigh, R. (2009). Rise of the Ku Klux Klan: Right-wing Movements and National Politics (Social Movements, Protest, and Contention). University of Minnesota Press.

Van der Walt, L., & Schmidt, M. (2009). Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism. AK Press.

Woehrle, L. M., Coy, P. G., & Maney, G. M. (2008). Contesting Patriotism: Culture, Power, and Strategy in the Peace Movement. AltaMira Press,U.S.

Books Received – reviewers needed!

Bush, R. (2009). The End of White World Supremacy: Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line. Temple University Press.

Ellis, S., & Kessel, I. V. (2009). Movers and Shakers: Social Movements in Africa (African Dynamics). Brill Academic Pub. Kessel

Forde, Catherine, Elizabeth Kiely, and Rosie Meade. 2009. Youth and Community Work in Ireland: Critical Perspectives. Blackhall Publishing Ltd.

Kirby, Peter Wynn. 2009. Boundless Worlds: An Anthropological Approach to Movement.

Berghahn Books.

Maeda, D. J. (2009). Chains of Babylon: The Rise of Asian America (Critical American Studies). Univ Of Minnesota Press.

Montessori, Nicolina Montesano. 2009. A Discursive Analysis of a Struggle for Hegemony in Mexico. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG.

Reger, Joanne, and Rachel L. Einwohner. 2008. Identity Work in Social Movements (Social Movements, Protest and Contention). University of Minnesota Press.


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Reviewing a book for Interface

Book reviews for Interface are 1 – 2,000 words long and are reviews of important theoretical, political and research works that are felt will be of interest to readers of the journal.

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