The Occupy Movement as a Teachable Moment

As the Occupy movement continues to grow and influence the global economic debate, two of our editors came forward with what titles they would recommend people consider if they want to gain perspective on the issues behind the debate. If you have any UC Press titles you’d like to add to the list, please us know in the comments.

From Naomi Schneider, Executive Editor:

Rallying for Immigrant Rights: The Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America edited by Kim Voss and Irene Bloemraad

 

 

 

Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression by Dale Maharidge and photographs by Michael S. Williamson, with a foreword by Bruce Springsteen

 

 

 

The Activist’s Handbook: A Primer, Updated Edition with a New Preface by Randy Shaw

 

 

 

 

Changing Inequality by Rebecca Blank

 

 

 

 

Taxing the Poor: Doing Damage to the Truly Disadvantaged by Katherine S. Newman and Rourke O’Brien

 

 

 

 

From Niels Hooper, History Editor-

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs and Scott Kurashige

 

 

 

The Magna Carta Manifesto: Liberties and Commons for All by Peter Linebaugh

 

 

 

 

Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice, A new direction for labor by two of its leading activist intellectuals by Bill Fletcher and Fernando Gapasin

 

 

 

Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics by Rebecca Solnit

 

 

 

 

The Modern World-System IV: Centrist Liberalism Triumphant, 1789–1914 by Immanuel Wallerstein