BOOKS RECEIVED: M. Elizabeth Weiser, “Museum Rhetoric: Building Civic Identity in National Spaces” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In todays diverse societies, museums are the primary institutions within the public sphere in which individuals can both engage critical thought and celebrate community. This volume uses the lens of rhetoric to explore the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: by Carol Hager and Mary Alice Haddad, eds., “Nimby Is Beautiful: Cases of Local Activism and Environmental Innovation Around the World” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) protests are often criticized as parochial and short-lived, generating no lasting influence on broader processes related to environmental politics. This volume offers a different perspective. Drawing on cases from around the globe, it demonstrates… Read More
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
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