By Brent Hayes Edwards, Anna McCarthy
Featuring new interviews with Social Text’s founders and previous editors—including Stanley Aronowitz, John Brenkman, Fredric Jameson, Randy Martin, Toby Miller, Bruce Robbins, Andrew Ross, Sohnya Sayres, and Anders Stephanson—the factor displays at the journal’s legacy as a thorough book that has bridged politics and the academy and has made severe interventions in either arenas. a number of individuals revisit the 1st factor of the magazine and describe its lasting impression. Others research the politics of creation at Social Text and aspect the hands-on strategy of placing the magazine jointly. particularly, the difficulty additionally good points thirty essays through individuals of the present editorial collective, on key issues which have been the most important to the magazine. starting from aesthetics to struggle, and together with empire, mass tradition, revolution, technology, and conception, those essays convey to lifestyles the cultural background of the magazine and exhibit how Social Text has formed the best way that those phrases are conceptualized and used at the present time.
Contributors. The forty-four individuals comprise the present participants of the Social Text collective and a couple of former participants. for a whole checklist of the collective, stopover at socialtextonline.org.
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Collective History: Thirty Years of Social Text by Brent Hayes Edwards, Anna McCarthy