Download PDF by Brent Hayes Edwards, Anna McCarthy: Collective History: Thirty Years of Social Text

By Brent Hayes Edwards, Anna McCarthy

ISBN-10: 0822367246

ISBN-13: 9780822367246

This factor marks the 30th anniversary of Social Text and celebrates the journal’s legacy. supplying a historical past of the magazine in view that its inception in 1979, this factor explores the weather that experience made Social Text what it really is this day: the highbrow impulses that first introduced the editorial collective of students, artists, and activists jointly; the collective’s designated dedication to collaborative magazine enhancing; and the original direction the magazine has taken to reach on the specified position it now occupies in new left serious thought.

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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