BOOKS RECEIVED: Egbert Klautke, “The Mind of the Nation: Volkerpsychologie in Germany, 1851-1955” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Volkerpsychologie played an important role in establishing the social sciences via the works of such scholars as Georg Simmel, Emile Durkheim, Ernest Renan, Franz Boas, and Werner Sombart. In Germany, the intellectual history of “folk psychology” was represented by Moritz… Read More
Olaf Zenker, “Irishness Is All Around Us: Language Revivalism and the Culture of Ethnic Identity in Northern Ireland”
Focusing on Irish speakers in Catholic West Belfast, this ethnography on Irish language and identity explores the complexities of changing, and contradictory, senses of Irishness and shifting practices of ‘Irish culture’ in the domains of language, music, dance and sports.… Read More
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