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
BOOKS RECEIVED: Paul Collinson and Helen Macbeth, eds., “Food in Zones of Conflict: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The availability of food is an especially significant issue in zones of conflict because conflict nearly always impinges on the production and the distribution of food, and causes increased competition for food, land and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michael Jackson and Albert Piette, eds., “What Is Existential Anthropology?” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley What is existential anthropology, and how would you define it? What has been gained by using existential perspectives in your fieldwork and writing? Editors Michael Jackson and Albert Piette each invited anthropologists on both… Read More
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