BOOKS RECEIVED: Jasper Bernes, “The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization (Post*45)”
A novel account of the relationship between postindustrial capitalism and postmodern culture, this book looks at American poetry and art of the last fifty years in light of the massive changes in people’s working lives. Over the last few decades,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Arlie Russell Hochschild, “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right” (The New Press, 2016)
In Strangers in Their Own Land, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou countrya stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Keridiana W. Chez, “Victorian Dogs, Victorian Men: Affect and Animals in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Victorian Dogs, Victorian Men: Affect and Animals in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture by Keridiana W. Chez is the first monograph located at the intersection of animal and affect studies to examine how gender is produced via the regulation of interspecies… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: K. Sabeel Rahman, “Democracy against Domination” (Oxford UP, 2017)
In 2008, the collapse of the US financial system plunged the economy into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. In its aftermath, the financial crisis pushed to the forefront fundamental moral and institutional questions about how we govern… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Laura Anne Kalba, “Color in the Age of Impressionism: Commerce, Technology, and Art” (Penn State UP, 2017)
This study analyzes the impact of color-making technologies on the visual culture of nineteenth-century France, from the early commercialization of synthetic dyes to the Lumire brothers perfection of the autochrome color photography process. Focusing on Impressionist art, Laura Anne Kalba… Read More
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