States of Emergency

Essays on Culture and Politics

by Patrick M. Brantlinger

Published by: Indiana University Press

308 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780253010193
  • Published: September 2013


  • Hardcover
  • 9780253010155
  • Published: September 2013


  • eBook
  • 9780253011961
  • Published: September 2013


In his latest book, Patrick Brantlinger probes the state of contemporary America. Brantlinger takes aim at neoliberal economists, the Tea Party movement, gun culture, immigration, waste value, surplus people, the war on terror, technological determinism, and globalization. An invigorating return to classic cultural studies with its concern for social justice and challenges to economic orthodoxy, States of Emergency is a delightful mix of journalism, satire, and theory that addresses many of the most pressing issues of our time.