Latest book reviews, December 2017

Recent reviews at the Antipode Foundation site.

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The end of 2017 is nigh, so it’s time to look back at the book reviews we’ve published in the last quarter…

There are some timely essays in this latest batch, which starts with Jim Glassman on Perry Anderson’s The H-Word: The Peripeteia of Hegemony; far from an exercise in Marxology (Gramsciology?!), “if you want to see how hegemony has been transformed from a critical term in the lexicon of leftist scholars and activists to a less critical but increasingly pervasive term in the lexicon of those interrogating late US imperialism […] then The H-Word is a book well worth reading.”

Next we have Maribel Casas-Cortes on Kelly Oliver’s Carceral Humanitarianism: Logics of Refugee Detention; after another year of Mediterranean movements this is another pressing book, “a necessary and provocative philosophical appraisal of humanitarianism, focused on the treatment of refugees and the realities of migrant detention centres in the…

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