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
BOOKS RECEIVED: Rachael Stryker and Roberto J. Gonzalez, eds., “Up, Down, and Sideways: Anthropologists Trace the Pathways of Power” (Berghahn, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books Using a “vertical slice” approach, anthropologists critically analyze the relationship between undemocratic uses and abuses of power and the survival of the human species. The contributors scrutinize modern institutions in a variety of regions-from Russia… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Arthur Alfaix Assis, “What Is History For?: Johann Gustav Droysen and the Functions of Historiography” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books A scholar of Hellenistic and Prussian history, Droysen developed a historical theory that at the time was unprecedented in range and depth, and which remains to the present day a valuable key for understanding history… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Frank Uekotter and Uwe Lubken, eds., “Managing the Unknown: Essays on Environmental Ignorance” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books Information is crucial when it comes to the management of resources. But what if knowledge is incomplete, or biased, or otherwise deficient? How did people define patterns of proper use in the absence of cognitive… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Maria-Jos Blanco and Ricarda Vidal. eds., “The Power of Death: Contemporary Reflections on Death in Western Society” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books The social and cultural changes of the last century have transformed death from an everyday fact to something hidden from view. Shifting between the practical and the theoretical, the professional and the intimate, the real… Read More
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