BOOKS RECEIVED: Wolf Gruner and Jorg Osterloh, eds., “The Greater German Reich and the Jews: Nazi Persecution Policies in the Annexed Territories 1935-1945” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Between 1935 and 1940, the Nazis incorporated large portions of Europe into the German Reich. The contributors to this volume analyze the evolving anti-Jewish policies in the annexed territories and their impact on the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stephen Gudeman and Chris Hann, eds., “Economy and Ritual: Studies of Postsocialist Transformations” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley According to accepted wisdom, rational practices and ritual action are opposed. Rituals drain wealth from capital investment and draw on a mode of thought different from practical ideas. The studies in this volume contest… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jaro Stacul, “The Bounded Field: Localism and Local Identity in an Italian Alpine Valley” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Regionalism is one of the most debated issues in contemporary western Europe. Yet why the region, rather than the nation state, can have such a strong appeal for the construction of social and political… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Zuzanna Bogumił and Joanna Wawrzyniak, etc., “The Enemy on Display: the Second World War in Eastern European Museums” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Eastern European museums represent traumatic events of World War II, such as the Siege of Leningrad, the Warsaw Uprisings, and the Bombardment of Dresden, in ways that depict the enemy in particular ways. This… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ewa Mazierska and Lars Kristensen, eds., “Marxism and Film Activism: Screening Alternative Worlds” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Theses on Feuerbach, Marx writes, “The philosophers have only interpreted the world differently; the point is to change it.” This collection examines how filmmakers have tried to change the world by engaging… Read More
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