BOOKS RECEIVED: Philip Dwyer, ed., “War Stories: The War Memoir in History and Literature” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Although war memoirs constitute a rich, varied literary form, they are often dismissed by historians as unreliable. This collection of essays is one of the first to explore the modern war memoir, revealing the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Manuel Braganca and Peter Tame, eds., “The Long Aftermath: Cultural Legacies of Europe at War, 1936-2016” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In its totality, the “Long Second World War”-extending from the beginning of the Spanish Civil War to the end of hostilities in 1945-has exerted enormous influence over European culture. Bringing together leading historians, sociologists,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Tatjana Thelen  Larissa Vetters and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann, eds., “Stategraphy: Toward a Relational Anthropology of the State” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Stategraphy — the ethnographic exploration of relational modes, boundary work, and forms of embeddedness of actors-offers crucial analytical avenues for researching the state. By exploring interactions and negotiations of local actors in different institutional… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Catie Gressier, “At Home in the Okavango: White Batswana Narratives of Emplacement and Belonging” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley An ethnographic portrayal of the lives of white citizens of the Okavango Delta, Botswana, this book examines their relationships with the natural and social environments of the region. In response to the insecurity of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christina Toren and Simonne Pauwels, eds., “Living Kinship in the Pacific” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Unaisi Nabobo-Baba observed that for the various peoples of the Pacific, kinship is generally understood as “knowledge that counts.” It is with this observation that this volume begins, and it continues with a straightforward objective to provide case studies of… Read More
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