Book Spotlights

Economics for the Few: Social Impacts of Austerity and Alternatives for Brazil



Pedro Rossi, Esther Dweck & Ana Luíza Matos de Oliveira AUTONOMIA LITERÁRIA (2018) The book analyzes the impacts of public spending in Brazil with the adoption of austerity, since 2015, on the access to social rights, such as education, higher education, social security, health, housing, culture, in guaranteeing human rights and specially for the black population and women. The book brings fiscal policy and social rights together, in an unusual approach.

Gender, Ethnicity, and Violence in Kenya's Transitions to Democracy: States of Violence



Lyn Ossome ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD (2018) The book shows the contradictory relationship between democracy and gendered violence as largely influenced by the capitalist interests vested in the colonial state and its imperative to exploit laboring women; the nature of the postcolonial state and politics captured by ethnic, bourgeois class interests; and neoliberal political ideology largely disarticulated from women's structural positions.