BOOKS RECEIVED: Thomas Sikor, Stefan Dorondel, Johannes Stahl, and Phuc Xuan, “When Things Become Property: Land Reform, Authority and Value in Postsocialist Europe and Asia” (Berghahn Books, 2017)To, “
Governments have conferred ownership titles to many citizens throughout the world in an effort to turn things into property. Almost all elements of nature have become the target of property laws, from the classic preoccupation with land to more ephemeral… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: MK Czerwiec, “Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371” (Penn State UP, 2017)
In 1994, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the United States, MK Czerwiec took her first nursing job, at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, as part of the caregiving staff of HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371. Taking Turns… Read More
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
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