Winter 2012 Table of Contents
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Volume 27, Issue 1
SPECIAL SECTION: RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
Walking Toward Conflict
by DOMINIC BARTER
The Day the Jail Walls Cracked: A Restorative Plea Deal
by SUJATHA BALIGA
Restorative Justice: Some Facts and History
by MARILYN ARMOUR
Controversies Around Restorative Justice
by DAVID BELDEN
What’s Love Got to Do With It?
by FANIA E. DAVIS
The Restorative Impulse
by KAY PRANIS
Healing From Harm and Unlearning Violence
by SONYA SHAH
A New Vision for Correctional Officers
by SUNNY SCHWARTZ and LESLIE LEVITAS
Confronting Sexual Assault: Transformative Justice on the Ground in Philadelphia
by BENCH ANSFIELD and TIMOTHY COLMAN
Decolonizing Restorative Justice
by DENISE C. BRETON
Shifting School Culture
by RITA ALFRED and INA BENDICH
Don’t miss the seven online-only restorative justice articles associated with this issue, which include reflections on healing from an author who spent twenty-six years in prison; pieces about restorative justice in Rwanda, New Zealand, and Brazil; and articles on superhero justice, a batterer intervention program in San Francisco, and a restorative circle in the wake of a police shooting in Seattle. To read them all, click here.
Politics & Society
Who’s Afraid of Identity Politics?
by DAN MCKANAN
From the women’s movement to the Black Power movement, identity-based organizing has transformed our society. Does identity politics really deserve its bad rap?
The Terms on Which Jews and Muslims Join Western Civilization
by SANDER L. GILMAN
Jews have gained acceptance in part through their use of self-mocking humor. Now some Muslims have launched a sitcom to counter the prejudice they face.
The Future of World Religion: Four Scenarios, One Dream
by JORGE N. FERRER
Will a single religion arise? Will syncretism proliferate? Will the world develop shared interspiritual wisdom? Let’s find a way to energize interfaith dialogue without losing the beauty of religious diversity.
Socialism in Civil Society
Envisioning Real Utopias by Erik Olin Wright
Review by JOHN BRUEGGEMANN
Educating for Wisdom
Teaching Literacy for Love and Wisdom by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm and Bruce Novak
Review by SVI SHAPIRO
Poetry in the Age of Mass Incarceration
A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison and Shahid Reads His Own Palm by Reginald Dwayne Betts
Review by STEPHEN JOHN HARTNETT
Dancing on the Edge of the Abyss
The Warsaw Anagrams by Richard Zimler
Review by MICHAEL EAUDE
The Shabbes Wife
by JOSH KORNBLUTH
Kaffiyeh on the Mississippi
by REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS
Obama on the Couch by Justin A. Frank
Mothers and Others by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
Metamaus by Art Spiegelman
The Universe Bends Toward Justice by Obery M. Hendricks, Jr.
The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone
The Atheist’s Guide to Reality by Alex Rosenberg
Editor: Michael Lerner
Editor at Large: Peter Gabel
Managing Editor: Alana Yu-lan Price
Guest Editor: David Belden
Assistant Editor: Ashley Bates
Art Direction and Design: Design Action Collective
Poetry Editor: Joshua Weiner
Assistant Poetry Editor: Lindsay Bernal
Film Critic: David Sterritt
Literary Editor: Julian Levinson
Web Design: Craig Wiesner and Derrick Kikuchi
Fulfillment: Natalie Wollner
Contributing Editors: Gil Anidjar, Bradley Shavit Artson, Michael Bader, David Biale, Paul Buhle, Arnold Eisen, Roger S. Gottlieb, Josh Healey, Mark LeVine, Shaul Magid, Ruth Messinger, Ben Naperstek, Or Rose, and Stephen Zunes.
Interns and Editorial Assistants: Zena Daniela Andreani, Sam Ross-Brown, Sarah Stafford, Martha Woolverton, and Sandra Yolles (editorial); George Altshuler and Max Coleman (web); Jaclyn Aida Tobia and Andrea Rowe (art); David Ehrens, Christina Honde, Nancy Kleban, Sara Roffino, and Siddarth Sehgal (archive); Alexandra Eilerson Posey (operations); and Cameron Dicker (editorial and community organizing).
Publisher: Duke University Press