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: Daniel Morat, “Sounds of Modern History: Auditory Cultures in 19th- and 20th-Century Europe” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Long ignored by scholars in the humanities, sound has just begun to take its place as an important object of study in the last few years. Since the late 19th century, there has been a paradigmatic shift in auditory cultures… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lindsey A. Freeman, Benjamin Nienass, and Rachel Daniell, eds., “Silence, Screen, and Spectacle: Rethinking Social Memory in the Age of Information” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books In an age of information and new media the relationships between remembering and forgetting have changed. This volume addresses the tension between loud and often spectacular histories and those forgotten pasts we strain to hear.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jake Knapp, “Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days” (Simon & Schuster, 2016)
Sprint offers a transformative formula for testing ideas that works whether youre at a startup or a large organization. Within five days, youll move from idea to prototype to decision, saving you and your team countless hours and countless dollars.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: G.L. Ercolini, “Kant’s Philosophy of Communication” (Duquesne UP, 2016)
One might assume that another study of Immanuel Kant, one of the most prominent philosophers in the history of Western thought, is either presumptuous or unnecessary. But in this highly original work, G. L. Ercolini engages in a new and… Read More
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