BOOKS RECEIVED: Anne Line Dalsgard, Esther Oluffa Pedersen,  and Sune Liisberg, eds., “Anthropology and Philosophy: Dialogues on Trust and Hope” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The present book is no ordinary anthology, but rather a workroom in which anthropologists and philosophers initiate a dialogue on trust and hope, two important topics for both fields of study. The book combines… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Bo Earle, “Post-Personal Romanticism: Democratic Terror, Prosthetic Poetics, and the Comedy of Modern Ethical Life” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Post-Personal Romanticism: Democratic Terror, Prosthetic Poetics, and the Comedy of Modern Ethical Life by Bo Earle offers a broad recasting of Romantic lyrics formal innovations in terms of Hegels historical ethics. These innovations attempt… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Chris Mays, Nathaniel A. Rivers and Kellie Sharp-Hoskins, eds., “Kenneth Burke + The Posthuman” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley While rhetoric as a discipline is firmly planted in humanism and anthropology, posthumanism seeks to leave the human behind. This highly original examination of Kenneth Burkes thought grapples with these ostensibly contradictory concepts as… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michael Jackson and Albert Piette, eds., “What Is Existential Anthropology?” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley What is existential anthropology, and how would you define it? What has been gained by using existential perspectives in your fieldwork and writing? Editors Michael Jackson and Albert Piette each invited anthropologists on both… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Roy Dilley and Thomas G. Dirsch, eds., “Regimes of Ignorance: Anthropological Perspectives on the Production and Reproduction of Non-Knowledge” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Non-knowledge should not be simply regarded as the opposite of knowledge, but as complementary to it: each derives its character and meaning from the other and from their interaction. Knowledge does not colonize the… Read More
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