BOOKS RECEIVED: Eugenia Afinoguenova, “The Prado: Spanish Culture and Leisure, 1819-1939” (Penn State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The Prado takes an unconventional look at Spains most iconic art museum. Focusing on the Prado as a space of urban leisure, Eugenia Afinogunova highlights the political history of the museums relation to the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Chris Mays, Nathaniel A. Rivers and Kellie Sharp-Hoskins, eds., “Kenneth Burke + The Posthuman” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley While rhetoric as a discipline is firmly planted in humanism and anthropology, posthumanism seeks to leave the human behind. This highly original examination of Kenneth Burkes thought grapples with these ostensibly contradictory concepts as… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michael Jackson and Albert Piette, eds., “What Is Existential Anthropology?” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley What is existential anthropology, and how would you define it? What has been gained by using existential perspectives in your fieldwork and writing? Editors Michael Jackson and Albert Piette each invited anthropologists on both… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Roy Dilley and Thomas G. Dirsch, eds., “Regimes of Ignorance: Anthropological Perspectives on the Production and Reproduction of Non-Knowledge” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Non-knowledge should not be simply regarded as the opposite of knowledge, but as complementary to it: each derives its character and meaning from the other and from their interaction. Knowledge does not colonize the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christopher Gonzalez, “Permissible Narratives: The Promise of Latino/a Literature” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In his groundbreaking new study, Permissible Narratives: The Promise of Latino/a Literature, Christopher Gonzlez examines the difficulties Latina/o writers face in writing beyond the narrow expectations of U.S. readership in the stories they tell.… Read More
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