BOOKS RECEIVED: Valerio Simoni, “Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Based on a detailed ethnography, this book explores the promises and expectations of tourism in Cuba, drawing attention to the challenges that tourists and local people face in establishing meaningful connections with each other.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sheila Mernaghan and Ralph Rosen, eds., “Hip Sublime: Beat Writers and the Classical Tradition” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Despite their self-presentation as iconoclasts, the writers of the Beat Generation were deeply engaged with the classical tradition. Many of them were university-trained and highly conscious of their literary forebears, and they frequently incorporated… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Shirley Ardener, Fiona Armitage-Woodward and Lidia Dina Sciama, eds., “War and Women across Continents: Autobiographical and Biographical Experiences” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Drawing on family materials, historical records, and eyewitness accounts, this book shows the impact of war on individual women caught up in diverse and often treacherous situations. It relates stories of partisans in Holland,… Read More
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: Amalia Sa’ar, “Economic Citizenship: Neoliberal Paradoxes of Empowerment” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley With the spread of neo-liberal projects, responsibility for the welfare of minority and poor citizens has shifted from states to local communities. Businesses, municipalities, grassroots activists, and state functionaries share in projects meant to… Read More
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