BOOKS RECEIVED: Leslie A. White, “Modern Capitalist Culture,” Abridged ed., (Left Coast Press, 2009)
This lost classic by Leslie A. White represents twenty-five years of his scholarship on the anthropology of modern capitalism. Drawing out his now classic formulations of social organization, cultural evolution, and the relationship between technology, ecology, and culture, this major… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: George E. Hein, “Progressive Museum Practice: John Dewey and Democracy” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
Preeminent museum education theorist George E. Hein explores the work, philosophy, and impact of educational reformer John Dewey and his importance for museums. Hein traces current practice in museum education to Dewey’s early 20th-century ideas about education, democracy, and progress… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Aaron M Kuntz, “The Responsible Methodologist: Inquiry, Truth-Telling, and Social Justice” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
What does it mean to be a responsible methodologist? Certainly it is more than being a research middle-manager who ensures that the tools used in a thesis or dissertation are of the right gauge. In The Responsible Methodologist, leading education… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Hakansson and Widgren, eds., “Landesque Capital: The Historical Ecology of Enduring Landscape Modifications” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
This book is the first comprehensive, global treatment of landesque capital, a widespread concept used to understand anthropogenic landscapes that serve important economic, social, and ritual purposes. Spanning the disciplines of anthropology, human ecology, geography, archaeology, and history, chapters combine… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stefana Broadbent, “Intimacy at Work: How Digital Media Bring Private Life to the Workplace” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
According to some social critics, the digital age involves a retreat into the isolation of intelligent machines. Acclaimed scholar Stefana Broadbent takes another view, that digital technologies allow people to bring their private lives into the often alienating world of… Read More
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