Steven W. Bender (Seattle): Run for the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S. Mexico-Border Crossings. Kevin R. Johnson (UC-Davis): The Beginning of the End: The Immigration Act of 1965 and the Emergence of Modern U.S./Mexico Border Enforcement. David Kortava interviews David Neiwert, author of And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border. Cesar Diaz on the effects of the Rio Grande Valley on a scholarship boy. Zalfa Feghali reviews Why Walls Won’t Work: Repairing the US-Mexico Divide by Michael Dear. Brad Plumer on how Mexico is upending the U.S. auto industry. Greg Grandin on history’s sinkhole: How did the US-Mexican border become the place where the American past chokes on itself? Noam Chomsky on how the U.S.-Mexico border is cruel by design. Stefan Falke’s ongoing project, La Frontera: Artists from the U.S. Mexican Border, examines the borderland’s flourishing arts communities with photographs of more than 170 painters, muralists, art promoters, museum directors and musicians. Mohammed Elnaiem on neo-liberal performativity of the US-Mexico border. Another benefit of immigrant workers — shock absorption: In continuing to address the chicken-and-egg question of jobs and population, it seems that Mexican-born workers are quick to relocate to greener pastures. The first chapter from When I Wear My Alligator Boots: Narco-Culture in the U.S. Mexico Borderlands by Shaylih Muehlmann. The Deported: John Stanton on life on the wrong side of the border. Alexei Anisin reviews Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, The United States and the Road Ahead by Shannon K. O’Neil (and more).
A new issue of Postmodern Openings is out. From Common-place, Lara Langer Cohen (Swarthmore): "The Emancipation of Boyhood": Postbellum Teenage Subculture and the Amateur Press; and sex, patriarchy, and the liberal state: Katie Hemphill reviews Taming Passion for the Public Good: Policing Sex in the Early Republic by Mark E. Kann. Charles Davis on the exploited laborers of the liberal media. Felix Salmon on how the NYT neglects business journalism and on the evolution of Bloomberg News. Hell Week isn’t designed to kill you — it’s designed to make you wish you were dead, or at least to push you to the edge of physical and mental endurance to see how you react. What will NASA be doing with its new quantum computer? Jia Lynn Yang on the things that transparency advocates would like to see America's biggest companies disclose. Capitalism is a “dirty word”: Josh Eidelson interviews Kshama Sawant, America’s new socialist councilmember. Tim Murphy on America’s newest culture war: Football. Alice Robb on how the Red Solo cup became a political football. Could these redesigned state flags bring America together? Kyle Vanhemert wonders. Simon Winchester on his book, The Men Who United the States.
From Double Dialogues, a special issue on The Event, The Subject and The Artwork. Christopher M. Green (Foucault): State, Space and Self: Poulantzas and Foucault on Governmentality. Catherine Morrison (URI): Being, Rhetorical: Aristotle, Heidegger and the Temporal Ontology of Rhetoric. From The Carceral, Bernard E. Harcourt (Chicago): Rethinking Power with and beyond Foucault; Daniele Lorenzini (UPEC): Foucault and the Analytic Philosophy of Politics; Arianna Sforzini (UPEC): Ceremonies, Rituals, Dramatics: A Theatrical “Ethnology” of Power; and Jasmine Rault (New School): On Biopolitics in Queer Theory. From darkmatter, a special issue on postcolonial injunctions. LOL/OMG he is crazy: Robert Kiely reviews Georges Bataille’s Louis XXX. Jonny Gordon-Farleigh interviews Simon Critchley on new political identities. Axel Andersson reviews Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital Obscuring Capitalism by Vivek Chibber. From Sartre to the social condition: Iddo Tavory on the social dimension of the existential. In his review of Luciana Parisi’s recent book, Contagious Architecture, Jeremy Lecomte considers her claim that parametric architecture is a mode of algorithmic computation that should be understood as speculative thought. Finn Janning on the happy death of Gilles Deleuze. From Theory, Culture and Society, an interview with William Davies and Nicholas Gane, authors of The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of Competition (and more). McKenzie Wark on Kierkagaard’s frenemies: From Adorno to Zizek.