BOOKS RECEIVED: Austin, Guy, ed., “New Uses of Bourdieu in Film and Media Studies” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Through his influential work on cultural capital and social mobility, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has provided critical insights into the complex interactions of power, class, and culture in the modern era. Ubiquitous though… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Noel B. Salazar and Kiran Jayaram, eds., “Keywords of Mobility: Critical Engagements” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Scholars from various disciplines have used key concepts to grasp mobilities, but as of yet, a working vocabulary of these has not been fully developed. Given this context and inspired in part by Raymond… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Katherine Smith and James Staples, “Extraordinary Encounters: Authenticity and the Interview” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Given the anthropological focus on ethnography as a kind of deep immersion, the interview poses theoretical and methodological challenges for the discipline. This volume explores those challenges and argues that the interview should be… Read More
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: Larson Powell and Robert Shandley, eds., “German Television: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Long overlooked by scholars and critics, the history and aesthetics of German television have only recently begun to attract serious, sustained attention, and then largely within Germany. This ambitious volume, the first in English… Read More
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