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Faculty Publications

Social Justice and Civic Engagement

Executing Democracy, Volume Two: Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 1835-1845 by Stephen John Hartnett (2012: East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press).

Working for Justice: A Handbook of Prison Activism and Education, edited by Stephen John Hartnett, Jennifer K. Wood, and Eleanor Novek (2013, Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press).

Buddhism as Critical Lens: The Dharma Bums as Social Criticism, by Omar Swartz in The AnaChronisT (2008, vol. 13, pages 99-113).


Challenging the Prison-Industrial Complex: Arts, Education, and Activist Alternatives, edited by Stephen J. Hartnett (2011, University of Illinois Press).


Communication, Social Justice, and Joyful Commitment, by Stephen J. Hartnett in The Western Journal of Communication (forthcoming in Winter 2010).


Creative Democracy and the Communicative Imagination, by Omar Swartz, Campbell, K., and Pestana, C. in Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics (2008, vol. 5, pages 43-53).


Creative Democracy and Diversity in the Struggle for Minority Group Empowerment and Survival, by Omar Swartz, and Campbell, K. in Minority Resiliency and the Legacy of Disaster (2010, Edwin Mellen Press).  


Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity, 2nd edition, by Brenda J. Allen (2010, Waveland Press). 


Executing Democracy, Volume One: Capital Punishment & The Making of America, 1683-1800, by Stephen J. Hartnett (2010, Michigan State University Press).


Fighting the Prison-Industrial Complex: A Call to Communication and Cultural Studies Scholars to Change the World, by Stephen J. Hartnett in Communication and Critical Cultural Studies (2007, vol. 4, pages 402-420).


Globalization & Empire: The U.S. Invasion of Iraq, Free Markets, and The Twilight of Democracy, by Stephen J. Hartnett, co-authored with Laura Stengrim (2006 hardback, 2009 paperback, University of Alabama Press).


Hierarchy, Values and Political Identities in the Imperial Practices of the United States, by Omar Swartz, and Pestana, C. in Transformative Communication Studies: Culture, Hierarchy, and the Human Condition (2008, pages 249-279).


Neo-pragmatism, Communication, and the Culture of Creative Democracy edited by Omar Swartz in Transformative Communication Studies: Culture, Hierarchy, and the Human Condition (2008, pages 91-114).


The Rule of Law, Property, and the Violation of Human Rights: A Plea for Social Justice, by Omar Swartz (2007, Foxwell & Davies Scientific Publishers).


Walking Amidst Heroes; or, Celebrating the Enlightenment and The Persistence of Democracy, by Stephen J. Hartnett in Cultural Studies & Critical Methodologies (May 2008, vol. 8, pages 187-223).


“You are Fit For Something Better!”: Communicating Hope in Antiwar Activism by Stephen J. Hartnett in Communication Activism, Volume 1: Communication for Social Change (2007, pages 195-246).