Monday, May 19, 2008

What is Joseph Lowndes reading?

The latest contributor to Writers Read: Joseph Lowndes, author of From the New Deal to the New Right: Race and the Southern Origins of Modern Conservatism (Yale University Press).

One book he mentions:
Kevin Bruyneel's The Third Space of Sovereignty, a terrific postcolonial account of US/indigenous relations. [read on]
Joseph Lowndes is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Oregon.

Learn more about From the New Deal to the New Right at the publisher's website.

Among the early praise for From the New Deal to the New Right:
"This book brilliantly describes the ideology of American conservatism. A richly detailed analysis that helps illuminate the development, rise, and the discursive peculiarities of this political movement."
—Anne Norton, author of Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire

"This is an original, well-written, and important analysis of how the implosion of Southern segregation resulted in new party alignments, racial cleavage, and ideological divisions in American politics. Drawing on new primary sources and developing important theoretical arguments, Lowndes has made a major contribution to American political development."
—Desmond King, University of Oxford and author of The Liberty of Strangers: Making the American Nation
Visit Joseph Lowndes' website.

Writers Read: Joseph Lowndes.

--Marshal Zeringue