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Review of Empire’s Labor: The Global Army that Supports the U.S. Wars

"Empire’s Labor" builds an explicitly spatial theory of empire: it foregrounds how empire-building has been grounded in the geographical management of bodies, populations, and circulations in the intimate spaces of everyday life.

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Wesley Attewell

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Politics & Political Theory

Review of Empire’s Labor: The Global Army that Supports the U.S. Wars

"Empire’s Labor" builds an explicitly spatial theory of empire: it foregrounds how empire-building has been grounded in the geographical management of bodies, populations, and circulations in the intimate spaces of everyday life.

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Wesley Attewell

Economics

The Capitalism Effect: A Review of “The Licit Life of Capitalism” by Hannah Appel

“The Licit Life of Capitalism” offers an intimate and eclectic portrait of the oil industry’s attempt to disentangle itself from a small country on - and off - Africa’s Atlantic coast. But beyond these empirics, how might Appel’s portrait push scholars to examine the effects of our centuries-old, critical concept of “Capitalism”?

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James Christopher Mizes

Politics & Political Theory

Spaces of Capital/Spaces of Resistance, Review by Phil Roberts

Hesketh’s book describes the uneven and combined articulations of Gramsci’s concepts of “passive revolution” and “hegemony” in an analysis of the EZLN and APPO movements in Mexico. This is a must read for researchers who are trying to explore the potential for anti-capitalist resistance without simplifying it to a question of global capital versus global labor.

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Phil Roberts

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