BOOKS RECEIVED: Sarah Pink and Simone Abram, eds., “Media, Anthropology and Public Engagement” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Contemporary anthropology is done in a world where social and digital media are playing an increasingly significant role, where anthropological and arts practices are often intertwined in museum and public intervention contexts, and where… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Bob Hunter, “Thurberville”
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley James Thurber’s Columbus was not today’s Columbus or even yesterdays. It was a Columbus he both knew and created, a place perched on the fringe of reality and the fringe of his imagination. It… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Frank Kelleter, ed., “Media of Serial Narrative” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Media of Serial Narrative, edited by Frank Kelleter, is the first book-length study to address the increasingly popular topic of serial narratives, specifically, how practices and forms of seriality shape media throughout the landscape… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lucy Shelton Caswell and Jared Gardner, eds., “Drawing the Line: Comics Studies and INKS, 1994-1997” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Drawing the Line: Comics Studies and INKS, 19941997 collects some of the most important essays from INKS: Cartoon and Comic Art Studies, the first peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted exclusively to comics studies. The volume, edited by Lucy Shelton Caswell, the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stewart M. Hoover, ed., “The Media and Religious Authority” (Penn State UP, 2016)
As the availability and use of media platforms continue to expand, the cultural visibility of religion is on the rise, leading to questions about religious authority: Where does it come from? How is it established? What might be changing it?… Read More
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