BOOKS RECEIVED: Rachael Stryker and Roberto J. Gonzalez, eds., “Up, Down, and Sideways: Anthropologists Trace the Pathways of Power” (Berghahn, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books Using a “vertical slice” approach, anthropologists critically analyze the relationship between undemocratic uses and abuses of power and the survival of the human species. The contributors scrutinize modern institutions in a variety of regions-from Russia… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lindsey A. Freeman, Benjamin Nienass, and Rachel Daniell, eds., “Silence, Screen, and Spectacle: Rethinking Social Memory in the Age of Information” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books In an age of information and new media the relationships between remembering and forgetting have changed. This volume addresses the tension between loud and often spectacular histories and those forgotten pasts we strain to hear.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Heinrich Hartmann and Corinna R. Unger, eds., “A World of Populations: Transnational Perspectives on Demography in the Twentieth Century” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Demographic study and the idea of a “population” was developed and modified over the course of the twentieth century, mirroring the political, social, and cultural situations and aspirations of different societies. This growing field adapted itself to specific policy concerns… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Rene Brimo, “The Evolution of Taste in American Collecting” (Penn State UP, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books The Evolution of Taste in American Collecting is a new critical translation of Ren Brimos classic study of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century patronage and art collecting in the United States. Originally published in French in 1938,… Read More
Carolyn Merchant, “Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society” (Yale UP, 2016)
In 1887, a year after founding the Audubon Society, explorer and conservationist George Bird Grinnell launched Audubon Magazine. The magazine constituted one of the first efforts to preserve bird species decimated by the womens hat trade, hunting, and loss of… Read More
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