BOOKS RECEIVED: Christoph Antweiler, “Our Common Denominator: Human Universals Revisited” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Since the politicization of anthropology in the 1970s, most anthropologists have been reluctant to approach the topic of universals-that is, phenomena that occur regularly in all known human societies. In this volume, Christoph Antweiler… 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: Nina Glick Schiller and Andrew Irving, eds., “Whose Cosmopolitanism?: Critical Perspectives, Relationalities and Discontents” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
: Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The term cosmopolitan is increasingly used within different social, cultural and political settings, including academia, popular media and national politics. However those who invoke the cosmopolitan project rarely ask whose experience, understanding, or… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht, ed.,  “Music and International History in the Twentieth Century ” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Bringing together scholars from the fields of musicology and international history, this book investigates the significance of music to foreign relations, and how it affected the interaction of nations since the late 19th century.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ben Schachter, “Image, Action, and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art” (Penn State UP, 2017),
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Contemporary Jewish art is a growing field that includes traditional as well as new creative practices, yet criticism of it is almost exclusively reliant on the Second Commandments prohibition of graven images. Arguing that… Read More
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