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"Becky Lentz, Dr." <[log in to unmask]>
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Becky Lentz, Dr.
Mon, 13 Feb 2012 09:27:59 -0500
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> Refereed journal: Democratic communiqué
> Request for reviewers, February 2012
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> Following its transition to an academic open access Internet journal
> Democratic Communique is continuing its review section and requests volunteers
> to analyze the books listed below.
> Volunteers should provide their names, e-mail and physical addresses and a
> brief description of their qualifications to execute the review. Attached to
> this e-mail is the new guideline for reviewers.
> **Deadline for reviews is 10 weeks from receipt of an item.**
> CULTURAL STUDIES:  'Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now.'
> Greenwald and Macphee in association with Exit Art. From the cover
> description: "Drawn from an exhibition at Exit Art, New York City, the book is
> a visual archive of more than 350 posters from 25 nations."
> CULTURAL STUDIES: 'After the Future: Franco BIFO Berardi.' Gary Genosko &
> Nicholas Thoburn, eds. From the cover description: Cyberculture, the last
> truly utopian vision of the future, has ended in a crash, and left behind an
> ever-growing system of virtual life and actual death."
> CULTURAL STUDIES/HISTORY:  'The Right to Be Lazy(Essays by Paul Lafargue).'
> Introduction by Bernard Marszalek. From the cover description: "Re-introducing
> the cultural critiques by Karl Marx's son-in-law focusing upon 1890s France."
> CULTURAL STUDIES/HISTORY : You Don't Play with Revolution: The Montreal
> Lectures of C.L.R. James." David Austin, ed. From the book cover: "Lectures by
> James in the late 1960s covering Rousseau, Shakespeare, Marx and Lenin, and
> Heidegger read through the lens of Caribbean history, culture and politics."
> CULTURAL STUDIES/HISTORY: 'Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility: The Colin Ward
> Reader.' Chris Wilbert & Damian F. White, eds. From the book cover: One of the
> UK's foremost Anarchist cultural critic's collected works on journalism,
> politics and society.
> CULTURAL STUDIES/HISTORY: 'Fela, This Bitch of a Life: The Authorized
> Biography of Africa's Musical Genius.' Carlos Moore. From the book cover:
> "Profiles Nigerian superstar, composer, singer and musician who died of AIDS
> in 1997."
> JOURNALISM: 'What is Happening to News: The Information Explosion and the
> Crisis of Journalism.' Jack Fuller. From the book cover: "Explores the reasons
> for the upheaval in news production."
> JOURNALISM: 'Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights: The Collapse
> of Journalism and What Can Be Done to Fix It.' Robert McChesney and Victor
> Pickard, eds. From the book cover: "The essential guide to the journalism
> crisis."
> MEDIA POLITICS AND SOCIETY: 'Beyond the Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in
> the United States.' Jules Boykoff.  From the book cover: "Shows the tools used
> by government to undermine the viability of opposition (including media) in
> the USA."
> MEDIA POLITICS AND SOCIETY 'Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States
> in Latin America.' Benjamin Dangl. From the book cover:  "Explores the complex
> ways that movements and their media have worked with, against and
> independently of their governments during the past decade."
> MEDIA POLITICS AND SOCIETY: 'Democratic Deficit: Critical Citizens Revisited.'
> Pippa Norris. From the book cover: "Democratic institutions and media are not
> in decline."
> MEDIA POLITICS AND SOCIETY: 'The Propaganda Society: Promotional Culture and
> Politics in Global Context.' Gerald Sussman, ed. From the book cover:
> "Analyzes the rapid expansion of propaganda and promotional activities in the
> leading 'post-industrial' states."
> MEDIA POLITICS AND SOCIETY: 'Academic Repression: Reflections from the
> Academic Industrial Complex." Anthony Nocella  II, Steven Best & Peter
> McLaren, eds. From the book cover: "Essays on free speech, culture wars, and
> academic 'freedom' in the post 9/11 era."
> MEDIA HISTORY: 'A Moment of Danger: Critical Studies in the History of U.S.
> Communication Since World War II.' Janice Peck and Inger L. Stole, eds. From
> the book cover: "Retrieves repressed popular struggles for democratic
> communications."
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