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Cultural Correspondence
Website
1975
A critical review of popular culture, born from the collapse of the New Left and hopes for a new beginning of a social movement, intermittently published in Providence from 1975 to 1985. A digital ar...
Democracy Against Capitalism
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Book
1995
Wood provides a brilliant explication and defense of the key theoretical concepts relevant to socialism, understood to be the most radical social and economic democracy.
Favela Rising
Zimbalist, Jeff; Mochary, Matt
Film/Video
2006
The story of Anderson Sa, and his quest to create a non-violent cultural movement known as Afro-reggae.
The History of Costa Rica
Molina, Ivan; Palmer, Steven
Book
1998
An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
The Origins of Left Culture in the U.S.: 1880-1940: Issue 6-7 of Cultural Correspondence and Issue #6 of Green Mountain Irregulars
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
A selection of materials from the early years of radical popular culture in the United States, showing how different peoples, over several generations, sought to create out of their own resources a be...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2017: Race and Class
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Class conflict - first and foremost, the relationship between the capitalist class and the working class -- is the fundamental contradiction that defines capitalist society. Class is a reality which s...
Rebel Sell: Why the Culture Can't be Jammed
Heath, Joseph; Potter, Adnrew
Book
2004
Released in the U.S. under the title Nation of Rebels: Why Counterculture Became Consumer Culture, the book is a critique of the underlying theory of counterculture Heath and Potter note that the cap...
Reimaging America: The Arts of Social Change
O'Brien, Mark; Little, Craig
Book
1990
More than 40 artist-contributors using video as their medium describe and analize how they create art as part or their struggle to alter mass culture and to reconnect with the communities which inspir...
Science fiction is more than just Buck Rogers
Renault, Gregory
Article
1979
Like most modern literature, science fiction is concerned with the alienated human condition, yet it articulates this concern in a distinct manner, as a form of literature concerned with the implicati...
Serpents in the Garden: Liaisons with Culture and Sex
Cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey
Book
2004
Essays on sex, music, art, architecture and culture from the editors and writers of CounterPunch.
Sign Crimes/Road Kill: From Mediascape to Landscape
Nelson, Joyce
Book
1992
A collection of thirty short essays by Joyce Nelson, a writer specializing in the politics of the mass media.
The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
Gitlin, Todd
Book
1987
One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical c...
Superheroes for the Empire
Est├ębanez, Lorenzo
Article
2014
Est├ębanez examines the parallels between pop culture superhero fiction and contemporary politics as writers are inspired to make implicit statements about current ideologies.

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Cultural Correspondence
A critical review of popular culture, born from the collapse of the New Left and hopes for a new beginning of a social movement, intermittently published in Providence from 1975 to 1985. A digital ar...
Red Menace, The
The online archive of the libertarian socialist newsletter The Red Menace. Articles on socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, h...

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Mighty Mouse
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Mighty Mouse is an animated superhero mouse character created by the Terrytoons studio for 20th Century Fox.

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The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...