BOOKS RECEIVED: Robin E. Jensen, “Infertility: Tracing the History of a Transformative Term” (Penn State UP, 2016)
This book explores the arguments, appeals, and narratives that have defined the meaning of infertility in the modern history of the United States and Europe. Throughout the last century, the inability of women to conceive children has been explained by… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Calum MacKellar and Christopher Bechtel, eds., “The Ethics of the New Eugenics” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Strategies or decisions aimed at affecting, in a manner considered to be positive, the genetic heritage of a child in the context of human reproduction are increasingly being accepted in contemporary society. As a result, unnerving similarities between earlier selection… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jutta Lauth Bacas and William Kavanagh, eds., “Border Encounters: Asymmetry and Proximity at Europe’s Frontiers” (Berghahn Books 2016)
Among the tremendous changes affecting Europe in recent decades, those concerning political frontiers have been some of the most significant. International borders are being opened in some regions while being redefined or reinforced in others. The social relationships of those… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Judith Schachter, “The Legacies of a Hawaiian Generation: From Territorial Subject to American Citizen” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Through the voices and perspectives of the members of an extended Hawaiian family, or `ohana, this book tells the story of North American imperialism in Hawai`i from the Great Depression to the new millennium. The family members offer their versions… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Anne Sigfrid Gronseth, ed., “Being Human, Being Migrant: Senses of Self and Well-Being” (Berghagn Books. 2016)
Migrant experiences accentuate general aspects of the human condition. Therefore, this volume explores migrant’s movements not only as geographical movements from here to there but also as movements that constitute an embodied, cognitive, and existential experience of living “in between”… Read More
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