BOOKS RECEIVED: Barbara Rose Johnston and Holly M Barker, “Consequential Damages of Nuclear War: The Rongelap Report” (Left Coast Press, 2008).
The hydrogen test-bomb Bravo, dropped on the Marshall Islands in 1954, had enormous consequences for the Rongelap people. Anthropologists Barbara Rose Johnston and Holly Barker provide incontrovertible evidence of physical and financial damages to individuals and cultural and psycho-social damages… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Barbara Rose Johnston and Susan Slyomovics, eds., “Waging War, Making Peace: Reparations and Human Rights” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
Humans are good at making war―and much less successful at making peace. Genocide, torture, slavery, and other crimes against humanity are gross violations of human rights that are frequently perpetrated and legitimized in the name of nationalism, militarism, and economic… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michael T Lucas and Julie M Schablitsky, eds., “Archaeology of the War of 1812” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
This is the first summary of archaeological contributions to our understanding of the War of 1812, published as the war commemorates its 200th anniversary. The contributors of original papers discuss recent excavations and field surveys that present an archaeological perspective… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Roberto J Gonzalez, “Militarizing Culture: Essays on the Warfare State” (Left Coast Press, 2010)
Militarizing Culture is a rousing critique of the American warfare state by a leading cultural commentator. Roberto J. Gonzalez reveals troubling trends in the post-9/11 era, as the military industrial complex infiltrates new arenas of cultural life, from economic and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Norman K. Denzin, “Custer on Canvas: Representing Indians, Memory, and Violence in the New West” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
The 1876 events known as Custers Last Stand, Battle of Little Big Horn, or Battle of Greasy Grass have been represented over 1000 times in various artistic media, from paintings to sculpture to fast food giveaways. Norman Denzin shows how… Read More
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