Wednesday, February 18, 2009

War on the Middle Class or Coloniality at Large

War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back

Author: Lou Dobbs

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Table of Contents:
Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     1
War on the Middle Class     13
Class Warfare     23
The Best Government Money Can Buy     37
The Politics of Deceit     65
He Says, She Says     76
The Exorbitant Cost of Free Trade     92
Exporting America     108
Broken Borders     131
A Generation of Failure     157
Health Care: It's Enough to Make You Sick     173
The Best of Intentions     186
Taking Back America     197
The Declaration of Independence     215
The Constitution of the United States     221
The Bill of Rights     237
The Constitution: Amendments 11-27     241
Notes     253
Index     269

See also: Right from the Beginning or Law as Politics

Coloniality at Large: Latin America and the Postcolonial Debate

Author: Mabel Morana

Postcolonial theory has developed mainly in the U.S. academy, and it has focused chiefly on nineteenth-century and twentieth-century colonization and decolonization processes in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. Colonialism in Latin America originated centuries earlier, in the transoceanic adventures from which European modernity itself was born. It differs from later manifestations of European expansionism in other ways as well. Coloniality at Large brings together classic and new reflections on the theoretical implications of colonialism in Latin America. By pointing out its particular characteristics, the contributors highlight some of the philosophical and ideological blind spots of contemporary postcolonial theory as they offer a thorough analysis of that theory's applicability to Latin America's past and present.

Written by internationally renowned scholars based in Latin America, the United States, and Europe, the essays reflect multiple disciplinary and ideological perspectives. Some are translated into English for the first time. The essays include theoretical reflections, literary criticism, and historical and ethnographic case studies focused on Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Brazil, the Andes, and the Caribbean. Contributors highlight the relation of Marxist thought, dependency theory, and liberation theology to Latin Americans' experience of and resistance to coloniality, and they emphasize the critique of Occidentalism and modernity as central to any understanding of the colonial project. Analyzing the many ways that Latin Americans have resisted imperialism and sought emancipation and sovereignty over several centuries, they delve into topics includingviolence, identity, otherness, memory, heterogeneity, and language. Contributors also explore Latin American intellectuals' ambivalence about, or objections to, the "post" in postcolonial; to many, globalization and neoliberalism are the contemporary guises of colonialism in Latin America.

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