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: Ruby Cheung, “New Hong Kong Cinema: Transitions to Becoming Chinese in 21st-Century East Asia” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The trajectory of Hong Kong films had been drastically affected long before the city’s official sovereignty transfer from the British to the Chinese in 1997. The change in course has become more visible in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: David Lipset and Richard Handler, eds., “Vehicles: Cars, Canoes, and Other Metaphors of Moral Imagination” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Metaphor, as an act of human fancy, combines ideas in improbable ways to sharpen meanings of life and experience. Theoretically, this arises from an association between a sign-for example, a cattle car-and its referent,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: J. Michael Hogan, et al, eds., “Speech and Debate as Civic Education” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In an era increasingly marked by polarized and unproductive political debates, this volume makes the case for a renewed emphasis on teaching speech and debate, both in and outside of the classroom. Speech and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Helena Wulff, ed., “The Anthropologist as Writer: Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Century” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Writing is crucial to anthropology, but which genres are anthropologists expected to master in the 21st century? This book explores how anthropological writing shapes the intellectual content of the discipline and academic careers. First,… Read More
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