BOOKS RECEIVED: Bettina Bergo and Tracy Nicholls, eds., “‘I Don’t See Color:’ Personal and Critical Perspectives on White Privilege” (Penn State UP, 2015)
Who is white, and why should we care? There was a time when the immigrants of New York City’s Lower East Side—the Irish, the Poles, the Italians, the Russian Jews—were not white, but now “they” are. There was a time… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Carmenita Higginbotham, “The Urban Scene: Race, Reginald Marsh, and American Art” (Penn State UP, 2015)
In The Urban Scene, Carmenita Higginbotham offers a significant and innovative reassessment of the ways in which race is deployed and read in interwar American art. By focusing on the works of urban realist Reginald Marsh and his contemporaries,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Nathan Stormer, “Sign of Pathology: U.S. Medical Rhetoric on Abortion, 1800s-1960s” (Penn State UP, 2015)
Much of the political polarization that grips the United States is rooted in the so-called culture wars, and no topic defines this conflict better than the often contentious and sometimes violent debate over abortion rights. In Sign of Pathology,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ingalls and Yong, eds., “The Spirit of Praise: Music and Worship in Global Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity” (Penn State UP, 2015)
In The Spirit of Praise, Monique Ingalls and Amos Yong bring together a multidisciplinary, scholarly exploration of music and worship in global pentecostal-charismatic Christianity at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The Spirit of Praise contends that gaining a… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lenore Manderson, “Surface Tensions: Surgery, Bodily Boundaries, and the Social Self” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
Surface Tensions is an expansive, yet intimate study of how people remake themselves after catastrophic bodily change―the loss of limbs, the loss of function, the loss or replacement of organs. Against a sweeping cultural backdrop of art, popular culture, and… Read More
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