BOOKS RECEIVED: Catherine Kingfisher, “A Policy Travelogue: Tracing Welfare Reform in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Canada” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
An ethnography of the development and travel of the New Zealand model of neoliberal welfare reform, this study explores the social life of policy, which is one of process, motion, and change. Different actors, including not only policy lites but… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Corey W. Johnson and Diana C. Parry, eds., “Fostering Social Justice through Qualitative Inquiry: A Methodological Guide” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
Qualitative researchers increasingly flock to social justice research to move beyond academic discourse and aid marginalized communities and groups. This is the first textbook to address the methods of conducting qualitative research using a social justice paradigm. The book addresses… Read More
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: 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: Barbara Rose Johnston, “Life and Death Matters: Human Rights, Environment, and Social Justice, 2nd ed.” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
The first edition of Life and Death Matters was a breakthrough text, centralizing the experiences of those on the front lines of environmental crises and forging new paradigms for understanding how crises emerge and how different groups of actors respond… Read More
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