Media discourse and the Cuban question
The breadth and incisiveness of Lamrani’s research is on display, as before. And yet – or therefore – the author slips at times into the role of apologist. Fair enough, when deployed in the right argument – but here it only saps the book of its force.
The dehumanizing power of institutions
The valuable glimpses here are at once both personal and mundane, drawing parallels between the drudgery of suburban, workaday life and the grinding prison routine – a window into what the author terms “the dehumanizing power of institutions”.
To lament the subjective truth of art is, for Sacco, to miss the point.
Digital Disconnect How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy
Digital Disconnect seeks to strip away this benign patina by challenging the notion that the internet is fundamentally apolitical.
Thieves of Bay Street
Even if the occasional sob story comes off feeling a bit caricatured, the book succeeds in avoiding a descent into histrionics.
Were it not so immediate, this shift to an ideologically-driven politics and civil service might seem like the stuff of a bleak Dickensian satire.
Neoliberalism and Everyday Life
Joining the chorus of Canadian voices offering alternative economic prescriptions and critiques in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis, the contributors to Neoliberalism and Everyday Life offer one of the more sweeping and varied contributions to date.
Feminism: down but not out
Both a call to arms and a guide towards broader points of redress for the hard times within Canadian women’s movements.
On the lighter side
William Deverell’s Snow Job and Martin Duberman’s Haymarket.
Reviews: Vancouver’s east side
Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is never far from the news.
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