Assistant Professor of Global Studies Maple Razsa’s book Bastards of Utopia: Living Radical Politics after Socialism is slated to be published in April by Indiana University Press. The companion to a feature documentary film of the same name, Bastards of Utopia explores the experiences and political imagination of young radical activists. The book is being released with a free online interactive documentary. Read the Publishers Weekly review that describe’s Razsa’s book as a “boon to anyone interested in understanding the diverse world of contemporary protest, as variously made manifest in the Occupy Movement, the Arab Spring, and Ferguson.”
Razsa also authored a chapter in Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization, edited by Nancy A. Naples and Jennifer Bickham Mendez and published by NYU Press in October 2014. His article “Beyond ‘Riot Porn’: Protest Video and the Production of Unruly Subjects” was published in Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, volume 79, issue 4.