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
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sarah Pink and Simone Abram, eds., “Media, Anthropology and Public Engagement” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Contemporary anthropology is done in a world where social and digital media are playing an increasingly significant role, where anthropological and arts practices are often intertwined in museum and public intervention contexts, and where… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Marella Hoffman, “Practicing Oral History to Improve Public Policies and Programs” (Routledge, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The use of contemporary oral history to improve public policies and programs is a growing, transdisciplinary practice. Indispensable for students and practitioners, Practicing Oral History to Improve Public Policies and Programs is the first… Read More
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