BOOKS RECEIVED: Dana L. Cloud, “Reality Bites: Rhetoric and the Circulation of Truth Claims in U.S. Political Culture” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Fake news, alternative facts, post truthterms all too familiar to anyone in U.S. political culture and concepts at the core of Dana L. Clouds new book, Reality Bites, which explores truth claims in contemporary… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jaro Stacul, “The Bounded Field: Localism and Local Identity in an Italian Alpine Valley” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Regionalism is one of the most debated issues in contemporary western Europe. Yet why the region, rather than the nation state, can have such a strong appeal for the construction of social and political… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Nina Glick Schiller and Andrew Irving, eds., “Whose Cosmopolitanism?: Critical Perspectives, Relationalities and Discontents” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
: Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The term cosmopolitan is increasingly used within different social, cultural and political settings, including academia, popular media and national politics. However those who invoke the cosmopolitan project rarely ask whose experience, understanding, or… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Mensah Adinkrah, “Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence in Ghana” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Witchcraft violence is a feature of many contemporary African societies. In Ghana, belief in witchcraft and the malignant activities of putative witches is prevalent. Purported witches are blamed for all manner of adversities including… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ruby Cheung, “New Hong Kong Cinema: Transitions to Becoming Chinese in 21st-Century East Asia” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The trajectory of Hong Kong films had been drastically affected long before the city’s official sovereignty transfer from the British to the Chinese in 1997. The change in course has become more visible in… Read More
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