BOOKS RECEIVED: Ewa Mazierska and Lars Kristensen, eds., “Marxism and Film Activism: Screening Alternative Worlds” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Theses on Feuerbach, Marx writes, “The philosophers have only interpreted the world differently; the point is to change it.” This collection examines how filmmakers have tried to change the world by engaging… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Larry G. Herr, Douglas R. Clark, and Lawrence Geraty, eds., “Madaba Plains Project: The 2000 Season at Tall Al-Umayri and Subsequent Studies” (Eisenbrauns, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The seventh volume of the Tall al-‘Umayri seasonal publication series covers the important finds of the excavations in 2000. There are copious illustrations, some in color. The volume also includes a report on the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  R. de Boer and J. G. Dercksen, “Private and State in the Ancient Near East: Proceedings of the 58th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale at Leiden, 6 to 20 July 2012” (Eisenbrauns, 2017)
More than three hundred Assyriologists gathered in July 2012 to present papers and conduct workshops at this conference. The resulting volume publishes 21 of the revised essays on the main topic of the Rencontre — Private and State in the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Olivier Fillieule and Guya Accornero, eds., “Social Movement Studies in Europe: The State of the Art ” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Bringing together over forty established and emerging scholars, this landmark volume is the first to comprehensively examine the evolution and current practice of social movement studies in a specifically European context. While its first… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Tatjana Thelen  Larissa Vetters and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann, eds., “Stategraphy: Toward a Relational Anthropology of the State” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Stategraphy — the ethnographic exploration of relational modes, boundary work, and forms of embeddedness of actors-offers crucial analytical avenues for researching the state. By exploring interactions and negotiations of local actors in different institutional… Read More
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