BOOKS RECEIVED: Robert Flynn Johnson, “Contemplating Character: Portrait Drawings and Oil Sketches from Jacques-Louis David to Lucian Freud” (Wilsted and Taylor, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley CONTEMPLATING CHARACTER: Portrait Drawings and Oil Sketches from Jacques-Louis David to Lucian Freud explores the evolution of portraiture from the end of the 18th century until the present. In contrast to portraiture as the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Axel Fleisch and Rhiannon Stephens, eds., “Doing Conceptual History in Africa, rev. ed.” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Employing an innovative methodological toolkit, Doing Conceptual History in Africa provides a refreshingly broad and interdisciplinary approach to African historical studies. The studies assembled here focus on the complex role of language in Africas… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christoph Antweiler, “Our Common Denominator: Human Universals Revisited” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Since the politicization of anthropology in the 1970s, most anthropologists have been reluctant to approach the topic of universals-that is, phenomena that occur regularly in all known human societies. In this volume, Christoph Antweiler… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Andrea Minuz, “Political Fellini: Journey to the End of Italy” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Federico Fellini is often considered a disengaged filmmaker, interested in self-referential dreams and grotesquerie rather than contemporary politics. This book challenges that myth by examining the filmmaker’s reception in Italy, and by exploring his… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Vered Amit, ed.,  “Thinking Through Sociality: An Anthropological Interrogation of Key Concepts” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley As issues and circumstances investigated by anthropologists are becoming ever more diverse, the need to address social affiliation in contemporary situations of mobility, urbanity, transnational connections, individuation, media, and capital flows, has never been… Read More
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