New Left Review, Volume 323 (September - October 2014)
New Left Review, Volume 323 (September - October 2014)
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Neil Davidson: A Scottish Watershed
Analysis of Scotland’s independence referendum and the hollowing of Labour’s electoral hegemony north of the border, after its lead role in the Unionist establishment’s Project Fear. What tectonic shifts have brought the UK’s archaic, multinational-monarchical state to the fore, as focus for an unprecedented mass politicization?
Ching Kwan Lee: The Spectre of Global China
China’s overseas expansion has unsettled Western commentators. In this striking ethnographic study, Ching Kwan Lee investigates the labour regimes, investment patterns and management ethos of the PRC’s state-owned firms on the Central African Copperbelt, in contrast to the giant multinationals. Surprise findings include Zambia’s first SEZs and a distinctive, quasi-Weberian ethic of ‘eating bitterness’.
Timothy Brennan: Subaltern Stakes
If the post-colonial theory that emerged as a militant intellectual project in the 80s has faltered over the past decade, against a backdrop of actual imperialist excursions, Vivek Chibber’s critical intervention in the field has ignited fresh debate around it. Timothy Brennan asks whether an effective challenge can be mounted without tackling the theory’s amnesia more directly.
Nancy Ettlinger: The Openness Paradigm
Hailed by management gurus as a new strategy for hard-pressed companies in the advanced economies, the ‘open business model’ aims to transform post-Fordism’s flexibilized forms of production—with, Nancy Ettlinger argues, bleak prospects for global labour.
Erdem Yörük, Murat Yüksel: Class and Politics in Turkey's Gezi Protests
What social forces have been mobilized in the mass protests of recent years? Following Göran Therborn and André Singer’s contributions in NLR 85, Erdem Yörük and Murat Yüksel examine the class backgrounds and political ideologies of the Gezi Park protesters, finding that manual workers outnumbered ‘new middle classes’.
Emilie Bickerton on Michael Witt, Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian.
Diagnosis of Western democracy’s hollowing in the final work of a political-science master.
Joshua Rahtz on Angus Burgin, The Great Persuasion.
The high culture of neoliberalism’s interwar progenitors set in contrast to its 1970s popularizers.
Alex Niven on Richard Burton, A Strong Song Tows Us.
First full-length biography of the singular English modernist poet, Basil Bunting.
of actual imperialist excursions, Vivek Chibber’s critical intervention in the field has ignited fresh debate around it. Timothy Brennan asks whether an effective challenge can be mounted without tackling the theory’s amnesia more directly. Nancy Ettlinger: The Openness Paradigm Hailed by management gurus as a new strategy for hardpressed companies in the advanced economies, the ‘open business model’ aims to transform post-Fordism’s flexibilized forms of production—with, Nancy Ettlinger argues,
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spot of an otherwise admirable polemic. What would it take to challenge fully the claims of postcolonial theory? It would, at the very least, involve questioning the field’s self-conception as a Copernican break; and it would take submitting its purportedly anti-Eurocentric theoretical basis to greater scrutiny, in a more intellectualhistorical investigation going beyond Chibber’s comparative study of capital transition and bourgeois revolution. Both lines of questioning take us, somewhat
flyposting—activities which tend to be carried out in small groups—had to return to the Square to refresh themselves in a public space over which they had taken collective control. In the summer of 2014, Glasgow came to resemble the Greek and Spanish cities during the Movement of the Squares—to a far greater extent than in the relatively small-scale Scottish manifestations of Occupy. Suki Sangha and David Jamieson, ‘The Radical Independence Campaign’, rs21 2, autumn 2014, p. 29. 11 Paul Hutcheon,
by mainstream English publishing, which eventually became a rigid career obstacle rather than a spur for oppositional endeavour. A tragicomic sub-plot in Burton’s niven: Bunting 153 Join the Royal Air Force and See the World. The Navy will Make a Man of You. Tour India with the Flag. One of the ragtime army, involuntary volunteer, queued up for the pox in Rouen. What a blighty! However, in Iran such vaudevillian savagery fell away completely, as he became involved in intelligence operations