Re: [sixties-l] Linguafranca

From: monkerud (
Date: 10/30/00

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    I should have been more general in my question. I'm reading NY Review of
    Books and looking for something else that has some meat to it. Any
    best, Don
    >I'm not a regular reader of Lingua Franca, but I read it occasionally.  It's
    >not bad for staying a little critically current on some higher-ed politics,
    >but I would say it veers in the postmodernist/ identity politics direction as
    >opposed to the political economy direction of a "left" analysis, and it isn't
    >consistently that, either.  It is the publication that had the silly, I
    >thought, article about "Who Owns the Sixties" by Rick Perlstein, that posited
    >a "generational" conflict over the 'correct' interpretation of the 60s
    >--something I don't think is generational at all, but rather ideological.
    >This article didn't get that slant at all, really.
    >monkerud wrote:
    >> I know a number of people on this list are academics and I understand
    >> LinguaFranca is an academic journal.
    >> I know little about the journal's politics, viewpoint, etc. except I know
    >> we've seen excerpts here from it.
    >> Does anyone read it regularily? Make any recommendations for reading it?
    >> best, Don Monkerud

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