About the International Socialist Review

The ISR is dedicated to advancing socialist theory and practice in the U.S. and internationally. We stand in the International Socialist tradition, affirming our commitment to “socialism from below,” the self-emancipation of workers and the oppressed, the struggle against imperialism and for national liberation, and the building of a socialist current rooted in all of those struggles. We hope that the ISR will provide a forum for the development of an open and critical Marxist analysis of the challenges and opportunities that confront the left and social movements in the 21st century. We welcome contributions from all who are committed to that project and vision. The ISR is published quarterly by the Center for Economic Research and Social Change.



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Ahmed Shawki

Managing Editor

Paul D'Amato

Associate Editors

Joel Geier
Lance Selfa
Sherry Wolf

Business and Circulation

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Editorial Board

Tithi Bhattacharya
Paul D’Amato
Phil Gasper
Joel Geier
Cindy Kaffen
Eric Kerl
John McDonald
Bill Roberts
Lance Selfa
Ahmed Shawki
Ashley Smith
Sherry Wolf


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Issue #93

Summer 2014

What's behind the rise of BDS?

Upcoming articles

Critical Thinking: Are workers’ cooperatives the alternative to capitalism? by Phil Gasper


Upcoming reviews

José Peirats and the Spanish Revolution
The CNT and the Spanish Revolution by José Peirats reviewed by Pat Gallagher

False memory
Hardhats, Hippies, and Hawks:The Vietnam Antiwar Movement as Myth and Memory by Penny Lewis reviewed by Joe Allen

The legacy of the Black Panthers
Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin reviewed by Lichi D’Amelio

Capitalist reproduction and women’s opppression
Marx on Gender and the Family:A Critical Study by Heather Brown reviewed by Jessie Muldoon

Rescuing Gramsci fromhis misinterpreters
The Gramscian Moment: Philosophy, Hegemony and Marxism by Peter Thomas reviewed by Joe Cleffie

Capitalism and racial difference
The Production of Difference: Race andthe Management of Labor in US Historyby David R. Roediger and Elizabeth D. Esch reviewed by Paul Heideman