BOOKS RECEIVED: Susan B. Hyatt, Boone Shear and Susan Wright, eds., “Learning Under Neoliberalism: Ethnographies of Governance in Higher Education” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
As part of the neoliberal trends toward public-private partnerships, universities all over the world have forged more intimate relationships with corporate interests and more closely resemble for-profit corporations in both structure and practice. These transformations, accompanied by new forms of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sam Beck and Carl A. Maida, eds., “Public Anthropology in a Borderless World” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Anthropologists have acted as experts and educators on the nature and ways of life of people worldwide, working to understand the human condition in broad comparative perspective. As a discipline, anthropology has often advocated – and even defended – the… 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: Jake Oresick, “The Schenley Experiment: A Social History of Pittsburghs First Public High School” (Penn State UP, 2017)
The Schenley Experiment is the story of Pittsburghs first public high school, a social incubator in a largely segregated city that was highlyeven improbablysuccessful throughout its 156-year existence. Established in 1855 as Central High School and reorganized in 1916, Schenley… Read More
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
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