BOOKS RECEIVED: Alexa Weik von Mossner, “Affective Ecologies: Empathy, Emotion, and Environmental Narrative” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Affective Ecologies: Empathy, Emotion, and Environmental Narrative explores our emotional engagement with environmental narrative. Focusing on the American cultural context, Alexa Weik von Mossner develops an ecocritical approach that draws on the insights of affective… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: David Prendergast and Chiara Garattini, eds., “Aging and the Digital Life Course” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Across the life course, new forms of community, ways of keeping in contact, and practices for engaging in work, healthcare, retail, learning and leisure are evolving rapidly. Breaking new ground in the study of technology… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jennifer Randles, “Proposing Prosperity?: Marriage Education Policy and Inequality in America” (Columbia UP, 2017)
“Fragile families”―unmarried parents who struggle emotionally and financially―are one of the primary targets of the Healthy Marriage Initiative, a federal policy that has funded marriage education programs in nearly every state. These programs, which encourage marriage by teaching relationship skills,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Edward Bever and Randall Styers, eds., “Magic in the Modern World: Strategies of Repression and Legitimization” (Penn State UP, 2017)
This collection of essays considers the place of magic in the modern world, first by exploring the ways in which modernity has been defined in explicit opposition to magic and superstition, and then by illuminating how modern proponents of magic… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christina Toren and Simonne Pauwels, eds., “Living Kinship in the Pacific” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Unaisi Nabobo-Baba observed that for the various peoples of the Pacific, kinship is generally understood as “knowledge that counts.” It is with this observation that this volume begins, and it continues with a straightforward objective to provide case studies of… Read More
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