BOOKS RECEIVED: Thomas C Patterson, “From Acorns to Warehouses: Historical Political Economy of Southern California’s Inland Empire” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Thomas C. Patterson’s large-scale history of the Inland Empire of Southern California traces the social, political and economic changes in this region from the first Native American settlement 12,000 years ago to the present. Framing his discussion of this region… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: E. N. Anderson, “Caring for Place: Ecology, Ideology, and Emotion in Traditional Landscape Management” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
How can cultural forms motivate people to care about their environment? While important scientific data about ecosystems is mushrooming, E. N. Anderson argues in this powerful new book that putting effective conservation into practice depends primarily on social solidarity and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ricardo Hausmann and Francisco Rodriguez, “Venezuela Before Chavez: Anatomy of an Economic Collapse” (Penn State UP, 2015)
At the beginning of the twentieth century, Venezuela had one of the poorest economies in Latin America, but by 1970 it had become the richest country in the region and one of the twenty richest countries in the world, ahead… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Juli Highfill, “Modernism and its Merchandise: The Spanish Avant-Garde and Material Culture, 1920-1930,” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The writers and artists of the Spanish avant-garde, enthralled with the streamlined, mass-produced commodities of the Machine Age, incorporated these objects into their literary and visual works. In doing so, they launched a broad… Read More
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