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Review: Chican@ Power and the Struggle for Aztlán

As regular readers of this blog will be aware, though I tend to be sympathetic to many of the positions expressed by some Maoist Third Worldist groups, particularly the Maoist Internationalist Movement [MIM], I identify with the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist movement that comes through the groups involved in the now-defunct RIM project, as well as the Communist Party India (Maoist) and the Communist Party of the Philippines.  Since I've outlined the reasons for this theoretical commitment elsewhere, I feel no reason to go into it here in any real detail, nor waste time expressing why I disagree with MIM's assessment and critique of the RIM experience (which, to be fair, would conversely contain a recognition of aspects of their critique of the RCP-USA).  I bring up this theoretical demarcation, therefore, not to get into it in any real detail but to highlight the fact that, despite this qualification, I still enjoyed––and indeed highly recommend due to the fact that I believe it is …

Journal of Socialist Studies Call-Out

For those who are interested, the Journal of Socialist Studies is looking for a Book Review Editor, more Reviewers, and more Submissions. The journal is a "peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, and open-access journal with a focus on describing and analysing social, economic and/or political injustice, and practices of struggle, transformation, and liberation." My article Quartermasters of Stadiums and Cemeteries was in the latest issue, which also includes authors such as Himani Bannerji.

For more information about being a book review editor or reviewer, contact:

Sandra Rein, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Studies
Editor, Socialist Studies: A Journal of the Society of Socialist Studies
University of Alberta, Augustana Faculty
4901-46 Avenue
Founders' Hall 4-30
Camrose, AB T4V 2R3
Office direct line: 780-679-1553
Fax: 780-679-1590

For submissions check out this link.