[UUA-L:347] New titles in hardcover an paperback from Beacon Press!
dweiner at uua25.uua.org
Fri Sep 18 11:38:10 EDT 1998
New titles from Beacon Press:
The Future of American Progressivism: An Initiative for Political and
Economic Reform by Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Cornel West hardcover
/ $20.00 / 0-8070-4326-5
A bold manifesto for revitalizing American political and civic life.
This collaboration between a leading social theorist and one of our
nation's most prominent public intellectuals offers the most
innovative proposal seen in years for breaking the deadlock of
Returning to the most fundamental goal of democracy--the realization
of the potential of all citizens--and drawing on the best of the
American progressive tradition, the authors challenge the widely held
assumption that it's impossible to stimulate economic growth and a
minimum of resources for all citizens.
An inspired and heartening book, "The Future of American
Progressivism" illuminates the best we have to offer and helps us
take the first steps toward achieving it.
Also -- New in paperback from Beacon Press:
Yo' Mama's Disfunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America
by Robin D. G. Kelley $13.00 / 0-8070-0941-5
In the vibrant, thought-provoking book, Robin D. G. Kelley, "the
preeminant historian of black popular culture writing today" (Cornel
West) shows how the multicolored urban working class is the solution
to the ills of American cities. He undermines widespread
misunderstandings of black culture and shows how they ahve contributed
to the failure of social policy to save our class.
"Kelley's crafted a funny, fast-paced tour of recent and
long-standing debates about the quality, form, and function of black
life, an interdisciplinary performance that has him kicking up dust
across all kinds of boundaries. . . . Kelley doesn't skimp on
historical detail or intellectual rigor; best of all, he can play the
dozens with the best of them." --The Village Voice Literary
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