BOOKS RECEIVED: Stephen P. Reyna, “Starry Nights: Critical Structural Realism in Anthropology” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Starry Nights: Critical Structural Realism in Anthropology offers nothing less than a reinventing of the discipline of anthropology. In these six essays four published here for the first time Stephen Reyna critiques the postmodern tenets of anthropology, while devising a… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Susan B. Hyatt, Boone Shear and Susan Wright, eds., “Learning Under Neoliberalism: Ethnographies of Governance in Higher Education” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
As part of the neoliberal trends toward public-private partnerships, universities all over the world have forged more intimate relationships with corporate interests and more closely resemble for-profit corporations in both structure and practice. These transformations, accompanied by new forms of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sam Beck and Carl A. Maida, eds., “Public Anthropology in a Borderless World” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Anthropologists have acted as experts and educators on the nature and ways of life of people worldwide, working to understand the human condition in broad comparative perspective. As a discipline, anthropology has often advocated – and even defended – the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Vassos Argyrou, “The Gift of European Thought and the Cost of Living” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
European thought is often said to be a gift to the rest of the world, but what if there is no gift as such? What if there is only an economy where every giving is also a taking, and every… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Kim Grant, “All About Process: The Theory and Discourse of Modern Artistic Labor” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books In recent years, many prominent and successful artists have claimed that their primary concern is not the artwork they produce but the artistic process itself. In this volume, Kim Grant analyzes this idea and traces… Read More
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