BOOKS RECEIVED: Dana L. Cloud, “Reality Bites: Rhetoric and the Circulation of Truth Claims in U.S. Political Culture” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Fake news, alternative facts, post truthterms all too familiar to anyone in U.S. political culture and concepts at the core of Dana L. Clouds new book, Reality Bites, which explores truth claims in contemporary… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: P. Wenzel Geissler and Catherine Molyneux, eds., “Evidence, Ethos and Experiment: The Anthropology and History of Medical Research in Africa” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Medical research has been central to biomedicine in Africa for over a century, and Africa, along with other tropical areas, has been crucial to the development of medical science. At present, study populations in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: David Lipset and Richard Handler, eds., “Vehicles: Cars, Canoes, and Other Metaphors of Moral Imagination” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Metaphor, as an act of human fancy, combines ideas in improbable ways to sharpen meanings of life and experience. Theoretically, this arises from an association between a sign-for example, a cattle car-and its referent,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stephen M. Maurer, “Self-Governance in Science: Community-Based Strategies for Managing Dangerous Knowledge” (Cambridge UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Commercial and academic communities use private rules to regulate everything from labor conditions to biological weapons. This self-governance is vital in the twenty-first century, where private science and technology networks cross so many borders… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:   Heather Swan, “Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Colony Collapse Disorder, ubiquitous pesticide use, industrial agriculture, habitat reductionthese are just a few of the issues causing unprecedented trauma in honeybee populations worldwide. In this artfully illustrated book, Heather Swan embarks on a… Read More
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