BOOKS RECEIVED:  Vered Amit, ed.,  “Thinking Through Sociality: An Anthropological Interrogation of Key Concepts” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley As issues and circumstances investigated by anthropologists are becoming ever more diverse, the need to address social affiliation in contemporary situations of mobility, urbanity, transnational connections, individuation, media, and capital flows, has never been… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ani Kokobobo, “Russian Grotesque Realism: The Great Reforms and the Gentry Decline” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Russian Grotesque Realism: The Great Reforms and the Gentry Decline offers a comprehensive reevaluation of the Russian realist novel and proposes that a composite style, grotesque realism, developed in response to social upheaval during… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jay Timothy Dolmage, “Disabled Upon Arrival: Eugenics, Immigration, and the Construction of Race and Disability” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In North America, immigration has never been about immigration. That was true in the early twentieth century when anti-immigrant rhetoric led to draconian crackdowns on the movement of bodies, and it is true today… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Nina Glick Schiller and Andrew Irving, eds., “Whose Cosmopolitanism?: Critical Perspectives, Relationalities and Discontents” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
: Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The term cosmopolitan is increasingly used within different social, cultural and political settings, including academia, popular media and national politics. However those who invoke the cosmopolitan project rarely ask whose experience, understanding, or… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Kristofer Holroyd: “A (S)Word against Babylon: An Examination of the Multiple Speech Act Layers within Jeremiah 5051 (Siphrut)” (Eisenbrauns, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley How are we to study complex speech acts such as the text of Jeremiah? How can understanding these complex speech acts both shed light on the larger text and the smaller text portions and… Read More
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