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How the Artist Banksy Helps Us See the Authoritarianism All Around Us

The following is an excerpt from Benedikt Feiten's essay "Answering Back! Banksy’s Street Art and the Power Relations of Public Space" in the new book Culture Jamming: Activism and the Art of Cultural Resistance, edited by Marilyn DeLaure and Moritz Fink (NYU Press, February 2017):

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How a Group of Harry Potter Fans Became Social Activists

The following is an excerpt from Henry Jenkins' essay "From Culture Jamming to Cultural Acupuncture" in the new book Culture Jamming: Activism and the Art of Cultural Resistance, edited by Marilyn DeLaure and Moritz Fink (NYU Press, February 2017):

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The Secret History of Botox

The following is an excerpt from the new book Botox Nation: Changing the Face of America by Dana Berkowitz (NYU Press, January 2017):

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Here's Why a Zero-Tolerance Policy in Our Schools Is a Terrible Idea

The following is an excerpt from the new book Ending Zero Tolerance by Derek W. Black (NYU Press, 2016): 

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This Prisoner's 8 Year Crusade for Release Is the Epitome of Obama's Mishandling of Guantánamo Prison

The following is an excerpt from the new book Obama's Guantanamo: Stories from an Enduring Prison edited by Jonathan Hafetz, this piece is by contibutor Omar Farah (NYU Press, 2016): 

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Global Awareness of Genocide Is at an All-Time High, but That Hasn't Stopped It From Happening

The following is an excerpt from the new book The Crime of All Crimes by Nicole Rafter (NYU Press, 2016): 

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Guess How Much Time and Money the American Woman Spends Ridding her body of Unwanted Hair?

The following is an excerpt from Rebecca Herzig's book, "Plucked: A History of Hair Removal” (NYU Press, 2014).  This excerpt was first published in Salon.

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Oprah Winfrey: Cultural Icon of Mainstream (White) America

The following is an excerpt from The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America, edited by Sarah Nilsen and Sarah E. Turner (NYU Press, 2014).

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How Our Food Has Become a Dangerous Addiction

The following is excerpt from The Industrial Diet: The Degradation of Food and the Struggle for Healthy Eating by Anthony Winson (NYU Press).

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How America's Bully Economy leads to a "Bully Society"

The following is an excerpt from Jessie Klein's new book "The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America's Schools," (New York University Press, 2013).

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