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
BOOKS RECEIVED: Catherine Walworth, “Soviet Salvage: Imperial Debris, Revolutionary Reuse, and Russian Constructivism” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Soviet Salvage, Catherine Walworth explores how artists on the margins of the Constructivist movement of the 1920s rejected elitist mediums and imagined a new world, knitting together avant-garde art, imperial castoffs, and everyday… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: F. Samuel Brainard, “Reality’s Fugue: Reconciling Worldviews in Philosophy, Religion, and Science” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Science, religion, philosophy: these three categories of thought have organized humankinds search for meaning from time immemorial. Realitys Fugue presents a compelling case that these ways of understanding, often seen as competing, are part… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Thomas Reid, ed. by Paul Wood, “Thomas Reid on Mathematics and Natural Philosophy” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley A philosopher, scholar of the natural world, and gifted mathematician, Thomas Reid holds a distinctive place in the Scottish Enlightenment. This volume reconstructs Reids lifelong engagement with the physical sciences and makes clear why… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jared Poley, “The Devil’s Riches: A Modern History of Greed” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley A seeming constant in the history of capitalism, greed has nonetheless undergone considerable transformations over the last five hundred years. This multilayered account offers a fresh take on an old topic, arguing that greed… Read More
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