BOOKS RECEIVED: Peter Van Arsdale and Derrin Smith, “Humanitarians in Hostile Territory: Expeditionary Diplomacy and Aid Outside the Green Zone” (Left Coast Press, 2010)
More than ever, humanitarian aid workers and diplomats are engaging with vulnerable populations in areas once considered too dangerous to touch. Drawing on decades of on-the-ground experience in conflict environments around the world, Van Arsdale and Smith offer this important… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Teresa Bergman, “Exhibiting Patriotism: Creating and Contesting Interpretations of American Historic Sites” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
American nationalism, patriotism and citizenship are proudly on display at historical sites across America―but they are also contested and reshaped by visitors and their engagement with those places. In Exhibiting Patriotism, Bergman analyzes exhibits, interpretive materials, and orientation films at… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Peter Bleed, “National Treasure” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
This teaching novel by archaeologist Peter Bleed demonstrates the complexities of contemporary collecting of archaeological antiques and delves into the world of 14th century Japan. Dr. Eric Mallow, a serious gun collector, complicates his life by acquiring a pair of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Allen and Jones, eds., “Violence and Warfare among Hunter-Gatherers” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
How did warfare originate? Was it human genetics? Social competition? The rise of complexity? Intensive study of the long-term hunter-gatherer past brings us closer to an answer. The original chapters in this volume examine cultural areas on five continents where… Read More
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