BOOKS RECEIVED: Michelle Kuo, “Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship” (Random House, 2017)
: Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley A memoir of race, inequality, and the power of literature told through the life-changing friendship between an idealistic young teacher and her gifted student, jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta Recently graduated… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: David M. Luebke and Mary Lindemann, eds., “Mixed Matches: Transgressive Unions in Germany from the Reformation to the Enlightenment” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The significant changes in early modern German marriage practices included many unions that violated some taboo. That taboo could be theological and involve the marriage of monks and nuns, or refer to social misalliances… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: David Prendergast and Chiara Garattini, eds., “Aging and the Digital Life Course” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Across the life course, new forms of community, ways of keeping in contact, and practices for engaging in work, healthcare, retail, learning and leisure are evolving rapidly. Breaking new ground in the study of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michaela Pelican, “Masks and Staffs: Identity Politics in the Cameroon Grassfields” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The Cameroon Grassfields, home to three ethnic groups Grassfields societies, Mbororo, and Hausa provide a valuable case study for the anthropological examination of identity politics and interethnic relations. In the midst of the political… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christina von Hodenberg, “Television’s Moment: Sitcom Audiences and the Sixties Cultural Revolution” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Television was one of the forces shaping the cultural revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, when a blockbuster TV series could reach up to a third of a country’s population. This book explores television’s… Read More
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