BOOKS RECEIVED: Christian Bailey, “Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: German Visions of Europe, 1926-1950” (Berghahn, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books An intellectual and cultural history of mid-twentieth century plans for European integration, this book calls into question the usual pre- and post-war periodizations that have structured approaches to twentieth-century European history. It focuses not simply… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Maria-Jos Blanco and Ricarda Vidal. eds., “The Power of Death: Contemporary Reflections on Death in Western Society” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books The social and cultural changes of the last century have transformed death from an everyday fact to something hidden from view. Shifting between the practical and the theoretical, the professional and the intimate, the real… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michael Cullinane and David Ryan, eds., “U.S. Foreign Policy and the Other” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
John Quincy Adams warned Americans not to search abroad for monsters to destroy, yet such figures have frequently habituated the discourses of U.S. foreign policy. This collection of essays focuses on counter-identities in American consciousness to explain how foreign policies… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Eric Severson, Brian Becker, and David M. Goodman, eds., “In the Wake of Trauma: Psychology and Philosophy for the Suffering Other” (Duquesne UP, 2016)
When traumatic experiences occur, our patterns of livingthe ways in which our bodies and minds have grown accustomed to feeling and reactingare threatened. When psychologists, philosophers, or theologians turn their attention to trauma, they face a daunting task, as trauma… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michael A. Grodin, ed., “Jewish Medical Resistance in the Holocaust,” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Faced with infectious diseases, starvation, lack of medicines, lack of clean water, and safe sewage, Jewish physicians practiced medicine under severe conditions in the ghettos and concentration camps of the Holocaust. Despite the odds against… Read More
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