BOOKS RECEIVED: Steven King and Anne Winter, eds., “Migration, Settlement and Belonging in Europe, 1500-1930s: Comparative Perspectives” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
The issues around settlement, belonging, and poor relief have for too long been understood largely from the perspective of England and Wales. This volume offers a pan-European survey that encompasses Switzerland, Prussia, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Britain. It explores how… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lia Markey, “Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence,” (Penn State UP, 2016)
The first full-length study of the impact of the discovery of the Americas on Italian Renaissance art and culture, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence demonstrates that the Medici grand dukes of Florence were not only great patrons of artists… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  J. D. Lewis-Williams, “Myth and Meaning: San-Bushman Folklore in Global Context” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
J.D. Lewis-Williams, one of the leading South African archaeologists and ethnographers, excavates meaning from the complex mythological stories of the San-Bushmen to create a larger theory of how myth is used in culture. He extracts their nuggets, the far-reaching but… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Crate and Nuttall, eds.,  “Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
The first book to comprehensively assess anthropologys engagement with climate change, this pioneering volume both maps out exciting trajectories for research and issues a call to action. Chapters in part one are systematic research reviews, covering the relationship between culture… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Helen Dawson, “Mediterranean Voyages: The Archaeology of Island Colonisation and Abandonment” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
Islands are ideal case studies for exploring social connectivity, episodes of colonisation, abandonment, and alternating phases of cultural interaction and isolation. Their societies display different attitudes toward the land and the sea, which in turn cast light on group identities.… Read More
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