The People's Book Project is an independent initiative to crowd-source funding for a research and writing project, aiming to produce a series of books which take a radical look at the ideas, institutions, and individuals of power and resistance. The books aim to study power and people: what is the nature of our society, how did we get here, who brought us here, why, where are we going, when will we get there, and what can we do to change it?
Social Economics Department Chair, Colin Jenkins, analyzes the work of Greek Marxist political sociologist, Nicos Poulantzas, and applies it to the unique political and economic structures found under neoliberalism and post-industrial capitalism.
Labor Issues Department Chair, Dr. Nicholas Partyka, presents a multi-part analysis of Cuba, including dispatches and observations from his 2014 visit to the country. Partyka aims to present the most accurate insight into the reality of Cuba today, as it embarks on an unprecedented transition. With a heavy reliance on macroeconomic, geopolitical, and foreign policy analysis, this study seeks to pinpoint the nuanced economic, political, and social changes that are occurring on the island nation, and how these changes are impacting everyday Cubans.
Part 1: Introduction
A prisoner mentorship program that seeks to connect individuals currently incarcerated in America's "Prison Industrial Complex" with their concerned brothers and sisters who are not currently incarcerated, with the intention of creating class-consciousness through relationships, education, and empowerment.
Women's Issues Department Chair, Cherise Charleswell, introduces a Research Project on Eco-Feminism, which intends to analyze the various health consequences of the global food production operations, distribution systems, preparation, and consumption, that affect women.