BOOKS RECEIVED: Morten Levin and Davydd J. Greenwood, “Creating a New Public University and Reviving Democracy: Action Research in Higher Education”
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Public universities are in crisis, waning in their role as central institutions within democratic societies. Denunciations are abundant, but analyses of the causes and proposals to re-create public universities are not. Based on extensive… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sheila Mernaghan and Ralph Rosen, eds., “Hip Sublime: Beat Writers and the Classical Tradition” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Despite their self-presentation as iconoclasts, the writers of the Beat Generation were deeply engaged with the classical tradition. Many of them were university-trained and highly conscious of their literary forebears, and they frequently incorporated… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jay Timothy Dolmage, “Disabled Upon Arrival: Eugenics, Immigration, and the Construction of Race and Disability” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In North America, immigration has never been about immigration. That was true in the early twentieth century when anti-immigrant rhetoric led to draconian crackdowns on the movement of bodies, and it is true today… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Dana L. Cloud, “Reality Bites: Rhetoric and the Circulation of Truth Claims in U.S. Political Culture” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Fake news, alternative facts, post truthterms all too familiar to anyone in U.S. political culture and concepts at the core of Dana L. Clouds new book, Reality Bites, which explores truth claims in contemporary… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Abigail G. H. Manzella, “Migrating Fictions: Gender, Race, and Citizenship in U.S. Internal Displacements” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Migrating Fictions analyzes the role of race, gender, and citizenship in the major internal displacements of the twentieth century in history and in narrative. Surveying the particular tactics employed by the United States during… Read More
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