BOOKS RECEIVED: Robert Flynn Johnson, “Contemplating Character: Portrait Drawings and Oil Sketches from Jacques-Louis David to Lucian Freud” (Wilsted and Taylor, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley CONTEMPLATING CHARACTER: Portrait Drawings and Oil Sketches from Jacques-Louis David to Lucian Freud explores the evolution of portraiture from the end of the 18th century until the present. In contrast to portraiture as the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Morten Levin and Davydd J. Greenwood, “Creating a New Public University and Reviving Democracy: Action Research in Higher Education”
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Public universities are in crisis, waning in their role as central institutions within democratic societies. Denunciations are abundant, but analyses of the causes and proposals to re-create public universities are not. Based on extensive… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Małgorzata Pakier and Joanna Wawrzyniak, eds., “Memory and Change in Europe: Eastern Perspectives” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In studies of a common European past, there is a significant lack of scholarship on the former Eastern Bloc countries. While understanding the importance of shifting the focus of European memory eastward, contributors to… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stef Jansen, “Yearnings in the Meantime: ‘Normal Lives’ and the State in a Sarajevo Apartment Complex” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Shortly after the book’s protagonists moved into their apartment complex in Sarajevo, they, like many others, were overcome by the 1992-1995 war and the disintegration of socialist Yugoslavia More than a decade later, in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Mark Cornwall and John Paul Newman, eds., “Sacrifice and Rebirth: The Legacy of the Last Habsburg War” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley When Austria-Hungary broke up at the end of the First World War, the sacrifice of one million men who had died fighting for the Habsburg monarchy now seemed to be in vain. This book… Read More
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