BOOKS RECEIVED: Tim Bergfelder,‎ Lisa Shaw,‎ and Joo Luiz Vieira, eds., “Stars and Stardom in Brazilian Cinema” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Despite the recent explosion of scholarly interest in “star studies,” Brazilian film has received comparatively little attention. As this volume demonstrates, however, the richness of Brazilian stardom extends well beyond the ubiquitous Carmen Miranda.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Noel B. Salazar and Kiran Jayaram, eds., “Keywords of Mobility: Critical Engagements” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Scholars from various disciplines have used key concepts to grasp mobilities, but as of yet, a working vocabulary of these has not been fully developed. Given this context and inspired in part by Raymond… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Robert W. Orttung, ed., “Sustaining Russia’s Arctic Cities: Resource Politics, Migration, and Climate Change” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Urban areas in Arctic Russia are experiencing unprecedented social and ecological change. This collection outlines the key challenges that city managers will face in navigating this shifting political, economic, social, and environmental terrain. In… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Małgorzata Pakier and Joanna Wawrzyniak, eds., “Memory and Change in Europe: Eastern Perspectives” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In studies of a common European past, there is a significant lack of scholarship on the former Eastern Bloc countries. While understanding the importance of shifting the focus of European memory eastward, contributors to… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Katherine Smith and James Staples, “Extraordinary Encounters: Authenticity and the Interview” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Given the anthropological focus on ethnography as a kind of deep immersion, the interview poses theoretical and methodological challenges for the discipline. This volume explores those challenges and argues that the interview should be… Read More
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